In This Issue: October 2022
2022 Northern Virginia Magazine Teacher of the Year
Get to know more about our Teacher of the Year winner and the rest of our inspiring, dedicated top 10 finalists.
The CIA's 32-Year-Old Mystery
How much longer can the coded 'Kryptos' sculpture keep its secrets?
The Complete Guide to Turning Your Pet Into a Social Media Star
Discover how to make you pet a social media star.
Workhouse in Progress
How the Lorton prison transformed into an arts destination -- with a brewery and shops coming soon.
Chuck Todd Goes on the Record
We turn the tables on the NBC News icon about 'Meet the Press' and his life in Arlington.
Soldiers in the Spotlight
The interactive National Museum of the United States Army teaches visitors about American history through the lives of soldiers.
In the Cards
Making icons out of Loudoun County's farmers.
Get outdoors and birdwatch in these local spots.
On Our Radar
NoVA-related books and shows that caught our eyes and ears.
Meet the First Lady of Virginia Wine: Melanie Natoli
Guests of the Virginia Governor's Cup Competition cheered as top honors went to Melanie Natoli of Cana Vineyards & Winery.
The Good Life
Style You Can't Deny
Alicia Russman's passion for unusual styles inspired her journey to create one of NoVA's most celebrated boutiques.
Destination: The Plains
This town in the Virginia Piedmont has an antique shop with afternoon tea and a restaurant owned by a movie star.
Sienna, cinnamon, and chestnut: Emulate the changing of the leaves with these warm, earthy shades of orange and brown.
Learn to create your own jewelry at this Alexandria boutique.
Home & Design
Bring the beauty of fall indoors with this colorful decor.
A Modern Family Home
Architects put their 3D printer to work to create a statement-piece handrail.
Clean lines and functionality define this Vienna home, custom-built for a young family.
Listings of the Month
A Slice of History
New Haven pizza, with its crispy, charred crust and flavor-packed signature toppings, has landed in Alexandria.
For the Love of Chocolate
Chocolate lovers rejoice: The Conche expands with a new spot for classes and events.
Trick of Pumpkin Treat?
Celebrate fall with this quintessential flavor.
A Local Legend Returns
Newly reopened, Vermilion lacks luster but shows great promise.
The Washington Capitals center and Arlington resident, 32, talks about his contract extension, the team's off-season additions, and his family's favorite spots in NoVA.