How to Host a Stress-Free, Fun-Filled Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on all the things that we have to be grateful for. It’s a joyous time, but for those who are hosting the biggest feast of the year, it can also be a stressful occasion—but it doesn’t have to be!...

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Bring a Love of Reading to Scrawl Books

If supporting local business and innovative thinking are two things that are important to you, your values align well with Scrawl Books owner Rachel Wood. As a librarian and a Reston resident for more than two decades, she has ample experience cultivating new ideas and helping folks find their new...

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Bite Into Detroit-Style Pizza at Little Beast in Reston

You’ve probably heard of Neapolitan-style pizza and Chicago-style pizza, but what about Detroit-style? This Midwestern take on the Italian classic is all about the crust. Pizza chefs craft a thick but airy crust using a base of focaccia bread, which cooks up in combination with the cheese to create crispy,...

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Clever No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration. Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have...

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Tilly Kitchen Is Serving Asian Fare in Chantilly

Tilly Kitchen recently made its debut in Chantilly with a full line-up of eclectic Asian fare. Billed as an Asian food hall, it offers a wide variety of international bites in an open, airy setting. Step up to the counter labeled “Savory” with a colorful lighted sign overhead or head...

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This Fall, Grab a Great Gourd at Krop’s Crops

It’s officially pumpkin-picking season, and Krop’s Crops has you covered. Its pumpkin patch is ready and waiting with a huge selection of gourds perfect for this year’s jack-o-lantern. Don’t feel like walking out to the patch? Hop a hayride or stop in at the shop, which boasts a solid collection...

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How to Make Your Apartment Extra Cozy for Autumn

With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home,...

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Savor Modern American Fare at Matchbox

Tuna tartare tacos with sriracha mayo. Jumbo wings dry-rubbed with Old Bay. Crispy tempura shrimp complemented by Cajun remoulade. And these are just the appetizers. At Matchbox, the chef is in the business of taking classic American dishes and turning them on their head, resulting in a totally new type...

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Expect the Unexpected at Lou Lou, a Popular Boutique in Reston

In 2004, husband and wife Tara and Ben Wegman set out to create a fresh type of women’s boutique, one filled with colorful accessories and an easygoing, inviting spirit. Now nearly two decades later, that dream has become a reality many times over with Lou Lou boutiques sprinkled up and...

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Need-to-Know Info for a Fun (and Safe) Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip this summer? Getting outdoors is a fun and safe option for a couples’ or a family vacation, but you’ll fare better if you’re prepared! Here are a few tips for newbies. Know your options. You don’t have to dive right into tent camping if you’re a...

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