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Shaking Off Summer
“Now that it’s not prohibitively hot, I’m going to try to motivate the indoor kid in me to get out and explore Virginia’s natural beauty on an under-the-radar trail. I’m going to explore Ball’s Bluff near Leesburg because I’m a sucker for a Civil War battlefield, complete with cemetery.” –Alice Levitt, food editor/critic
One Last Hurrah
“With summer coming to an end next week, it is time for one final day of seasonal fun. To close out another season of fun, I’m heading to this new indoor pool and waterpark. Since I didn’t get to go to any amusement parks this season or enjoy a day poolside, this is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer in NoVA.” –Michele Kettner, associate digital & research editor
“I’m going to see one of my favorite comedians, Patton Oswalt, live at the Kennedy Center. I’ve watched all his Netflix specials and can’t wait to see him in person!” –Kelly Kendall, editor
Lagom of Me
“Our story on the new, cleaner design trend of ‘lagom’ seems pretty appropriate for all the new-build homes and apartments around NoVA. I could certainly use more light in my apartment, anyway.”–James Finley, senior editor