How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like a Summer Oasis

Posted on July 16, 2020 by Warren Duffie

Summer has arrived! That means fresh, local food at the farmers’ market, warm walks in the park, and maybe even a picnic or two. It also means you should start thinking about freshening up the decor in your apartment. Here are a few simple decorating ideas to help you welcome summer into your abode.

Fresh citrus fruits and herbs galore
Love the fresh produce that pops up locally every summer? You can actually incorporate it into your decor. For instance, a cute planter full of fresh basil or mint would make the perfect centerpiece for your dining room table. A bowl filled with lemons and limes would also make a colorful statement!

Printed pillows
One of the easiest things to change up at home are your throw pillows. For summer, consider going with bright, bold patterns in the shades you associate with summer. Yellow chevron; orange checks; bright green gingham. You can also play around with nature prints—maybe lemons to match the bowl on your table!

Nature-inspired materials
Take summer as an opportunity to bring different textures into your space. Maybe a jute rug, a few pieces of wicker furniture, or even just some new houseplants.

A framed map
Dreaming of all the places you’ll be traveling to next summer? For now, satisfy your wanderlust with a physical representation of your travel plans. Frame a map of your favorite vacation destination and hang it in the living room or dining room as a reminder of the fun times to come!

Nautical or beachy accents
In place of your seaside vacation this year, spruce up your space with natural objects and nautical-themed decor like seashells, coral, or throw pillows in lobster or anchor motifs.

Enjoy Alfresco Dining at Kalypso’s Sports Tavern

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Few outdoor dining options in Reston can rival the expansive space that Kalypso’s Sports Tavern offers. The lakefront patio seats about 75 people, and offers gorgeous views of the water while you take advantage of a safer, distanced dining experience. Plus, there is just something special about enjoying the restaurant’s Mediterranean fare while you’re sitting right on Lake Anne. Mixed grill platters, gyros, and kebabs taste so authentic that you could imagine you’re at a seaside resort for a mini getaway. Kalypso’s Sports Tavern is also known for a busy events calendar, with practically every day of the week booked with a karaoke session, trivia game night, or free dance lessons.

When you want to eat well and be thoroughly entertained, Kalypso’s Sports Tavern is the place to go. Carryout and curbside pick-up are also available if you’re not ready to dine in. Visit the website to preview the menu, make a reservation, or check the live music calendar.

Tee Off This Summer at The Reston National Golf Course

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Reston National Golf Course sure has everything you want in a championship course: expert design and hole placement courtesy of famed course architect Ed Ault. Quiet trails, challenging traps, and well-kept greens. An on-site driving range and practice facility, plus the grill to grab a quick bite to eat. Reston National Golf Course is practically the only course you need to golf this summer. It’s a favorite for all types of golfers, with its convenient location off the DC Beltway on the Dulles Loop, and a full 18 holes from the back tees.

If you like to treat a day of golfing like a mini escape from daily life, the Reston National Golf Course is for you. Book a tee time directly from the website, or learn more about how you can become a member of this prestigious facility. Or consider Reston National Golf Course for your next group or corporate outing this summer. The course has the expert staff and impressive greens to make your event a success.

Make the Dog Days of Summer a Howling Good Time!

Posted on July 27, 2019 by

Reston Town Center is a great place to walk your dog – or let your pooch walk you!

Enjoy summertime fun during the Dog Days of Summer, held every Wednesday through September 4. Canines and their humans can frolic in the Pavilion as it is transformed into an off-leash play area. You and your doggie can enjoy treats, toys, areas to cool off, pet-friendly giveaways, and more!

The Dog Days of Summer is free and sponsored by ISY’s Ways and Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa.

Dog Days of Summer
Every Wednesday through September 4
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cute, Cuddly Animals at ZoosDay!

Posted on July 7, 2017 by

Do you love animals and feel a special kinship with them? Then check out ZoosDay in the Pavilion of the Reston Town Center, held every Thursday through July 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy an award-winning animal and miniature animal petting zoo with hands-on, educational experiences that children and their grownups will cherish! There also will be kid-friendly giveaways and fun activities like Legos and Play-Doh. Free of charge. Rain or shine.

Experience the Dog Days of Summer in Reston!

Posted on July 8, 2016 by

Reston Town Center is a great place to walk your dog – or let your pooch walk you!

July marks the beginning of summertime fun during the Dog Days of Summer, held every Wednesday through September 28. Canines and their humans can frolic in the Pavilion as it is transformed into an off-leash play area. You and your doggie can enjoy treats, toys, areas to cool off, pet-friendly giveaways, and more!

The Dog Days of Summer is free and sponsored by Olde Towne Pet Resort.

Dog Days of Summer

Every Wednesday through September 28

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Food Truck Thursdays: Tasty Goodness on Wheels!

Posted on July 7, 2016 by

Food trucks are one of nation’s hottest culinary trends, and the D.C. area has some of America’s best! Bring your appetite and sample a mouthwatering variety of vittles on Food Truck Thursdays, held the first Thursday of each month through October in the Reston Town Center. Times are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash and credit cards are accepted, so you don’t have any excuse not to indulge!

Lace Up Your Sneakers for a Fun Run!

Posted on July 31, 2015 by

(Photo: Potomac River Running Store/Facebook)

Are you an avid runner or looking to start? Maybe you used to run regularly, stopped, and now want to get back into it. Or perhaps you just want to make new friends and participate in a fun yet healthy activity.

Whatever your desire, come out and get your cardio on during the All-comers’ Group Fun Run, held each Tuesday and Thursday in August at the Reston Potomac River Running Store. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the run is low key, lasts about 50 minutes, and is a great opportunity for socializing.

New runners may only want to run a mile or two. Experienced athletes might do a tempo run. You can even mix running and walking, if you wish. It’s up to you. The best part? The group often will go to a local bar or restaurant afterward for some “refueling” with beer or wine. Now that’s the perfect way to recover from a workout!

For more information, call 703-689-0999 or click here.

Find Your Groove at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!

Posted on July 24, 2015 by

(Photo: Reston Town Center/Facebook)

What’s your musical personality? Do you rock out to blistering guitar riffs and driving bass lines? Are you a fan of gut-bucket blues or party-style calypso? Maybe you prefer R&B or big-band jazz. Whatever your taste in tunes, grab a lawn chair and picnic blanket and come see the diverse bands of the Reston Concerts on the Town Series.

Now in its 25th year, the series is held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., each Saturday through September 5. Rain or shine, it’s a guaranteed good time for the entire family. Upcoming acts include:

July 25: Entrain

August 1: Incendio

August 8: Matuto

August 15: Jambulay & The Panmasters Steel Orchestra

August 22: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

August 29: Navy Band Commodores

September 5: David Akers & the Soul Shakers

So get your groove on and maybe even bust a few moves at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series! For more information about the Reston Town Center event calendar, click here.

Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 912-4062
http://www.restontowncenter.com

What’s Brewing at The Avant in Reston Town Center

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Taste and Tour at The Avant in Reston Town Center!

Are you tired of your current home or looking for a new apartment? Come see what’s brewing at The Avant in Reston Town Center! Join us Saturday, July 25th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for our Taste and Tour event. Try different brews and delicious treats while touring our beautiful, brand new apartments in the heart of the Reston Town Center. As an added bonus, we will be waiving our $400.00 amenity fee if you lease an apartment on Saturday. Connect with us!