In This Issue: January 2020
Northern Virginia is for Lovers
From dating across political party lines to tips to successfully finding a date, here’s everything you need to know about finding and keeping love in the DMV.
A Brand-New You!
We’re all secretly wishing for that movie-montage moment where we go from drab to fab, right?
The DC region is home to some of the best music venues in the country. Here, we go behind the scenes with the region’s best—and, let’s be honest, coolest—talent bookers to find out what it takes to get your favorite bands on stage.
We asked who’s the best and readers responded with who they trust with their locks. Here are the salons and studios that received the most praise.
Financial Literacy 101
As multiple generations grapple with skyrocketing student loan debt, Virginia’s public schools are working to ensure up-and-coming high school grads are fluent in the language of money.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new rules and practices effecting glass recycling in Northern Virginia.
With winter in full swing and temperatures continuing to drop across NoVA, cabin fever is at an all-time high. Instead of spending another night in front of the TV, escape the confines of your home and spend the night fireside. Beat those colder winter nights and stop by one of these warm, welcoming campfires.
Faces: Casey Passafaro
Former ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contestant Casey Passafaro is celebrating the five-year anniversary of her Sterling-based training facility, NoVa Ninja. Here, she shares why it matters, New Year’s resolutions and more.
Local Author Love: Siri Mitchell
Mitchell references over a dozen Arlington locations in this thrilling book about a mysterious death and the highest powers in Washington.
NoVA in 19
From beachy music in the midst of cold weather to an ice-carving competition in Loudoun County, here’s what you need to put on your calendar this month.
All in the Details
Inspired by the colors of animals, plants and objects in the world, Nancy Jacey’s exhibit features Prismacolor pencil, acrylic and oil paintings at Workhouse Arts Center.
Remembering Dr. King
Musical performances, keynote speakers, honorary marches and more will take place this month.
Is your New Year’s resolution to read more? It’s even better when you join a book club. Here are five fun ones.
A Night in Paradise
The Barns at Wolf Trap will host the Masters of Hawaiian Music show for two nights in January. We spoke with Kahumoku about what makes Hawaiian music special.
To-Do in DC
From musical performances to annual celebrations, these seasonal events happening in the nation’s capital are worth the drive from Northern Virginia.
Life & Style
Insider's Guide: Sherrie Beckstead
Local jewelry expert Sherrie Beckstead doesn’t just love to accessorize. She also loves a glass of wine at The Ritz-Carlton and a trip to see a movie at the Mosaic District.
Nadi or Nice?
The local yoga studio’s Nadi Ball method offers up the benefits of both yoga and a deep tissue massage in one.
If you’re plotting your winter escape, these vacation essentials will easily take you from seaside to sightseeing.
Knock out your clutter-clearing resolution early with these stylish organizing finds for the kitchen.
All in the Family
With a few color changes (and a knocked-out wall), the longtime Northern Virginia interior designer created a modern, monochromatic space for the 1989 townhouse.
Strike a Match
The location offers the chance to make your own candles in a DIY workshop … with a glass of wine, of course.
The local interior designer helped a young family settle into their brand-new home at Willowsford, Loudoun County’s “agrihood.”
Listing of the Month
This Herndon home includes a new roof, hardwood floors and an updated kitchen.
Food & Drink
Foodie Finds: Noodles Edition
From “Filipino spaghetti” to a steaming bowl of ramen, here’s where to curl up with a bowl of warm noodles this winter.
Bozzo Family Vineyards, Fleetwood Farm Winery and October One Vineyard are ready to make names for themselves in the new decade.
House of Carbs
Celebrated chef Fabio Trabocchi’s Virginia debut is a pasta-centric crowd pleaser.
Bring an Entourage to Emilie's
Celebrated Himitsu chef spreads his wings in a larger Capitol Hill space.
With a fraught history of being on the endangered species list, America’s most prominent bird is getting help from one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic to once again thrive.