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In This Issue

May 2015

COVER STORY

Beer Awards

With about two dozen breweries now open in Northern Virginia, it was time to give out awards to the best beers made locally. You’ll also find stories on the business of beer and a directory of breweries opening and planning-to-open.

Edited by Stefanie Gans with Nicole Bayne, Susannah Black, Tim Regan and Tammy Tuck

Beer

 

 

FEATURES
 
Transit Getting to Where Getting There Gets
Better

In one of the country’s most congested regions, getting everybody where they want to go safely and reliably is a juggling act of art, politics, science and cultural change.
By David Hodes
 
America’s Greatest Fantasy League

For a group of former TJ students, baseball isn’t just a pastime; it’s the demiurge to one of the greatest fantasy leagues ever built.
By Carten Cordell
 
How to Exit Your Home: Stage Right

Take some tips from area home stagers so your house shows in the best light. Plus, an inside peek at The Inn at Little Washington; spring home and garden tours; floral arrangement 101; and meshing nature with your interior environment.
By Jennifer Shapira

 

 

 

BUZZ
 
buzz

CHATTER:
Vape City: The growing trend of vaping takes root in Northern Virginia; #NoVA; Graphic Life: Help your mom sound cool; Trending: Escape from D.C.; The Writers Room

FACES:
Leo Sushansky, artistic director of the
National Chamber Ensemble

 

MEDIA:
“In My Neighborhood” at Potomac Fiber Arts
Gallery; Working Art with Julia Vogl’s Tysons Roving Art Trolley; Bookshelf; New Releases
Festivals; Bookshelf; New Releases

DATEBOOK:
Five not-to-miss events this month

 

 

STYLE
 

WARDROBE:
NoVA Outfi ts by the Neighborhood;
The Best Spring Heels; Spring Nail Polish Must-Haves; Beautycounter.com

VISAGE:
Best in Beauty; Scent of the Month: Strange Invisible Perfumes of the Zodiac; Accessory Advisory: Translucent Frames

SHOP TALK:
The Pink Armoire; Sales & News

SPACES:
James Cornwell of Iva Bella Salon

 

 

VOICES
 

City Sprawl
Sitting Gritty: Going from babysitter to hiring babysitters got me to face my past work performance.

Profile
Toasting beer’s long-lasting legacy in the Metro-D.C. area with author and historian Garret Peck.
 

 

 

 

FAMILY
 

TALKING POINTS
Local Planetariums for Starry-Eyed fans; Get Your Hike On

GAME PLAN

PETS

 

 

 

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Snapshot
How well do you know NoVA?