In This Issue: May 2023
Explore the Carolinas: In the two states to our south, you’ll find beaches, cities, and mountain towns that make for idyllic vacation spots. Before you pack the car and head down I-95 this summer, get the lowdown on some new-to-you locations in North and South Carolina — and find out what’s new this year at your old favorites.
An Instrument for Change
NoVA native and celebrated classical singer Davóne Tines is elegant, evocative, and eminent.
The Ups & Downs of Real Estate in Northern Virginia
Local agents agree: There are more people wanting to buy than there are homes to sell, and there is a resurgence of multiple competing offers coming in for appropriately priced new listings.
Be Our Guest
This Reston couple just wanted to host fun dinner parties. Then, they gained a few thousand online fans.
Rustic Love combats food insecurity while brightening NoVA with colorful signs.
On Our Radar
Virginia Is for Virginias
For obvious reasons, the name Virginia has always been more popular in Virginia than in the rest of the country.
Squish Em: Virginia's Lanternfly Battle
How to help the state repel the pesky invaders.
Legos in the Garden
A new Shenandoah Valley exhibit combines the popular building blocks with nature.
Art Set in Nature
Take a road trip to Glenstone in Potomac, Maryland, to explore contemporary art.
For You, Mom
These six NoVA shops offer fab finds for Mother's Day.
Dress for Racing Success
When it comes to dressing for a steeplechase race like Virginia's Gold Cup, rule No. 1 is: the brighter, the better.
Your Guide to In-Season Produce at NoVA's Farmers Markets
Find the NoVA Farmers Farmkets that our closest to your house, which produce to shop for each month, and local vendors that are selling fresh food-to-go.
Home & Design
Let your home bloom with these enchanting floral creations.
How can you work with a design-build firm to make sure your new space doesn't look boring? It's all about the contrast.
A design refresh creats a modern sanctuary on Lake Barcroft.
Listing of the Month
A small Hawaiian diner in Manassas draws a big crowd.
North of New Orleans
Bilstad's Beignets offers more than a fluffy fried treat.
Bourbon Flights for Derby Delights
Don your fancy hat and go bourbon-tasting on Derby Day at these NoVA hot spots.
A Good Catch
If you stick to its signature dishes, Seamore's provides a satisfying experience. And don't forget dessert.
The new NBC4 morning news co-anchor has deep roots in NoVA. He shares a few things he loves about the area.