In This Issue: July 2022
Enjoying your food is always a matter of the time and context in which it's served. Whether the food is in season is, of course, vital, but beyond that, the dish should match the vibe, the ambience, even the wheather, if it's going to be craveworthy. From chilly ceviche to breezy outdoor dining, we've rounded up where and what to eat to make your summer meals pop.
Chief of Disguise for America's Spies
Retired master spy Jonna Mendez's new memoir chronicles her career changing the face of the CIA.
Icing on the Cake
Ashburn baker and pastry chef Steve Weiss was a finalist on the Netflix hit "Is It Cake?"
The Last Farm in Franconia
Nalls Produce has been in the same location for 60 years -- can it survive another 60? And what happens to the region if it doesn't?
The Biggest and Brightest
As you head down to the National Mall for Independence Day's beloved fireworks display, here's everything you could ever want to know about the show.
Turn Up the Heat
23-year-old Ashburn native Kailee Horvath just won Miss Virginia USA 2022, but it's just another item on her resume: She's also a volunteer firefighter, medical assistant, and fitness instructor.
What Happens on the Water...
The Potomac Tiki Club is your own personal party on NoVA's biggest river.
On Our Radar
NoVA-related books and shows that caught our eyes and ears.
Chalk It Up
Have you ever noticed a particularly impressive bit of chalk art around the region and wondered, Who did that? It may well have been Tonia Crawford, the Chalkoholic.
The Good Life
The Global Local
This Leesburg Shop is selling ethical, fair-trade goods from Loudoun County and around the world.
Destination: Town of Vienna
In the shadow of Tysons Corner skyscrapers, this community has a small-town feel on Independence Day and every day.
Hit the Links
With these items, you'll look like you know what you're doing whether you're on the green, on the fairway, or in the rough.
If You Can't Beat It, Eat It
A foraging walkabout in search of weeds and wild edibles.
Home & Design
Summertime means mastering the art of cooking a delicious dinner outdoors. These products will help you get it right.
Bring the inside out to create a cozy space outdoors.
The More the Merrier
A young couple embark on an ambitious project to expand their 1950s home to fit their growing family.
Listing of the Month
The White Lotus actor, 26, on playing Gen Z mean-girl Paula, her brave move to L.A., and how Arlington has changed -- and stayed the same.