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July 2014

COVER STORY

Summer Guide

The season of carefree fun is upon us, for both kids and adults alike. We’re helping you make the plans for the coolest spots in town.

By Katie Bowles, Dena Levitz, Natalie Manitius, Anjelica Michael, Evan Milberg, Robby Osborne, Sharon Reed, Tim Regan, Shelby Robinson, Janee Williams and Michaela Williamson

summerguide

 

 

FEATURES
 
amusement parks Guide to Mid-Atlantic Amusement Parks

We give you the inside scoop on the constellation of amusement parks surrounding Northern Virginia. The best times to go, how to get a discount and what you should be riding.
By Renee Sklarew
 
summer in the city Summer in the City

Boredom is never an excuse here, there’s always something to do in the city, from outdoor concerts to site-seeing to shopping.
By Marlene Hall
 
summer fashion Summer Staples

The eight items every wardrobe needs.
By Angela Bobo
 
senior travel width= Have Retirement, Will Travel

Today’s seniors are traveling to more exotic place than ever before.
By Tracey Meloni

 

 

 

BUZZ
 
Buzz

CHATTER:
How Healthy are Northern Virginians?; Graphic Life; Wearable Tech; NoVATube; Fitness Classes to Get You Out of Your Rut

 

FACES:
Like Frazier, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

 

MEDIA:
‘Abominable’; Bookshelf; Outdoor Film Festivals; New Releases

DATEBOOK:
Five not-to-miss events this month

 

 

STYLE
 
style

WARDROBE:
All About the Pout; Obsessions This Instant; Shopping Simplified: Beauty Mark App; Not Your Average Tote

VISAGE:
Best in Beauty; Scent of the Month: JViktor and Rolf Bon Bon; Not Your Mother’s Pearls

SHOP TALK:
Lili The First; Sales & News

SPACES:
Christen Green of Shoe Hive

 

 

VOICES
 
city sprawl profile

City Sprawl
CA Bead Lead: Follow my advice, not my social media feed.

Profile
Reston’s RDGLDGRN

 

 

 

 

RELISH
 
Relish

TRENDS
A global tour of summer treats

TOOLKIT
Okra

VA MADE
Balsamo’s Family Kitchen

BITES
Mobile Dining; New and Almost Open

GRAPHS
Late-Night Dining

REVIEWS
Don Lencho

LITTLE NIBBLE
Pizzanese; Sweet Fire Donna’s

REFRIGERATOR ART

 

 

 

FAMILY
 
family

TALKING POINTS
Make time for tea time; Casting Fun

GAME PLAN

PETS

 

 

 

 

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