In This Issue: November 2020
From Burmese to Uzbek, Arlington to Fredericksburg, these are the destinations to dine for.
Comedy and Drama with a twist
Arlingtonians Meredith and Austin Bragg are snapping up awards on the film fest circuit. They got their start — and remain — here in NoVA.
With their near-win on Netflix’s “Sugar Rush,” the NoVA duo behind Hive Bakeshop is all abuzz.
From professional training to lifelong friendships, private schooling can offer intangible benefits that go beyond stellar academics.
Is there gold in these hills?
The legend of Thomas Jefferson Beale—who is rumored to have buried $93 million worth of gold and silver in what is now Central Virginia’s wine country 200 years ago—has led many treasure hunters on a wild chase over the past two centuries. While the jury is still out if it even really exists, our writer went looking anyway—and found it might just be the thrill of the chase that’s the real treasure.
Home for the Holidays?
From Thanksgiving through the New Year, the holiday season will look different this year. Here’s how area tourism authorities are ensuring locals and visitors alike can still get in the holiday spirit.
While Amazon founder Jeff Bezos grabs all the headlines, there are other locals making bank. These are the Virginians who appeared on this year's Forbes' billionaires list.
Faces: Jim Moran
This Northern Virginia-based board game designer’s game Election Night! is designed for education and fun.
Local Author Love: Neighborhood Wordsmiths
These three local writers all recently released poetry books.
NoVA in 19
Whether in-person or virtual, these are the events and activities you should make time for this month.
Life & Style
Insider's Guide: Makeda Smith
The DC-based jewelry maker and artist shares what she loves about NoVA.
Don't Sweat It
These sweatshirts are sure to keep you warm and cozy during the upcoming long weekend.
With their consignment boutique and new retail collective, sisters-in-law Megan Podolsky and Katie Coslov are turning Old Town Alexandria a chic shade of green.
Nina Thirakul’s fall line of 1960s-inspired attire ensures you’ll be dressed to impress—and your dog will, too.
Home & Design
These cold autumn months are the perfect time to play with patterns. Try your hand at using plaid and decorate your home with these festive accents.
A New Lucketts Fid
The beloved Old Lucketts Store in Loudoun County has a new neighbor, Foundry, recognizable by its front door painted with the Union Jack flag. Inside, antiquers will revel in the selection of home goods.
A lighter palette, new furnishings and a kitchen redo give this Fairfax home a fresh look.
Listings of the Month
Both offer open floor plans and plenty of outdoor space.
Diane Canney launched the COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt and she’s building it square by square.