Posts Tagged ‘Northern Virginia Magazine’

Hungry For Linkage: Behind the Scenes at Domino’s on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 30th, 2015


By Susannah Black

Old 690 Brewery opens today at 5 p.m. in Hillsboro. [Old690]

Port City Brewing Company celebrates it’s fourth anniversary today from 3-10 p.m. and will release Colossal IV, a Belgian-style Quad, plus food trucks will be there. [FB]

Commonwealth Joe‘s cold-pressed coffee is now on tap at Heritage Brewing Company. [FB]

See what it’s like behind the scenes at Domino’s on Super Bowl Sunday. [YouTube]

2015 restaurant sales expected to grow 3.8 percent. [NRN]

Columbia Firehouse hires Johnny Miele as the new executive chef. [Columbia Firehouse]

Alexandria Restaurant Week lasts through Sunday. [VisitAlexandria]

Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub released its new lunch menu this week. [FB]

Opening Soon: Highline RxR Comes to Crystal City Next Month

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Highline RxR

Photo Courtesy of Evan Foster, Beyond Collective

By Susannah Black

Tony Radwan says the name Highline RxR is in reference to a railroad—”and just like a train, we want to be noticed.” The upcoming craft cocktail and beer lounge is expected to open in Crystal City in February from Geoffrey Dawson and Peter Bayne, owners of Arlington’s Carpool and Continental Pool Lounge.

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Hungry For Linkage: The Beer Joint (formerly Vintage 50) Files for Bankruptcy

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Mexican peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs for the / Photo Courtesy of Lickinghole Creek

Mexican peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs for the Mexican-spiced Imperial Stout / Photo Courtesy of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

By Susannah Black

The grand opening of the Sugar Shack in Alexandria is Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Guests who show take a “selfie” at Sugar Shack and post it to their social media page will get a free donut.  [FB]

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery releases Heir Apparent, a Mexican-spiced imperial stout this Saturday. [FB]

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week runs through this Sunday and Alexandria Restaurant Week starts on today. [RAMW, VisitAlexandria]

After rebranding this summer, The Beer Joint—formerly Vintage 50—files for bankruptcy. [WTOP

Get a preview of Portner Brewhouses‘s brews this weekend. [FB]

Be creative (pottery!) and eat chocolate at the annual Death by Chocolate Ladies’ Night at Art from the Heart in Stafford tonight. [VA]

Give Yourself a Little Artspiration

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

By Cate Jensen

What better way to help rejuvenate your mind in the new year than with a little sprucing up of your home with bright colors, pop art and graphic patterns. I am not sure about you, but with long days of work, commutes that make me want to move to the countryside and figuring out how to fit all that needs to be done into 24 hours — I want to come home to a space that inspires me. So here are some ideas to get you started on giving your home a bit of “artspiration.”

Artspiration Piece

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From ’60s-inspired art to colorful clocks and extravagant, playful throw pillows — over the top isn’t a phrase that comes to mind with these pieces of home decor. Represent a little bit of home with a “Virginia is for Lovers” print, or create your own with the help of, a site that takes your own snapshots to transform your memories into art

Item details: Reyes Wall Mirror, Virginia is for Lovers Dictionary Print, Audrey with Warhol Painting by Ashley Longshore, CB2 Neon Prism Print Pillow, West Elm Linework Table Lamp, Rabbit Fur Bisous Throw, Trina Turk Rug, Jonathan Adler Ampersand Resin Paperweight, Butterflies Wall Clock by Society6, Custom Photo Art Print by Minted

Hungry For Linkage: Now Through Monday, Say “MLK” at Ben’s Chili Bowl to Get 10 Percent Off

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 16th, 2015

Bill Cosby's Originial Chili Half-Smoke / Photo Courtesy of Ben's Chili Bowl

Bill Cosby’s Originial Chili Half-Smoke / Photo Courtesy of Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Susannah Black

North Carolina-based pizza chain is under construction in Clarendon. [ARLnow]

Airlie of Warrenton hosts its first Signature Dinner Series of 2015 along with Catoctin Creek Distilling Company this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for $89 per person. [Airlie]

Copperwood Tavern offers a special MLK Brunch this Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. [FB]

Now through Monday, say “MLK” at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Rosslyn to get 10 percent off. [ARLnow]

Chipotle stops serving pork in a third of its locations. [wtop]

On Saturday at 3 p.m. Little Washington Winery hosts a seminar on cheese. For $40, guests will learn how to distinguish between cheeses and will pair artisan cheeses with Virginia wines. [FB]

Heritage Brewing Company releases new brews this weekend. [FB]

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin, Hair and Makeup Routines

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

By Cate Jensen

When cold weather hits, it can be hard on both your commute to work as well as your beauty routines. Winter means dry skin, chapped lips, cracked skin on hands and feet due to the lack of moisture in the air since we spend most of the day indoors with heat on blast. In order to prevent our bodies from going into a shock from Mother Nature’s least favorite season– check out our round-up of the top YouTube tutorials to find a few tips on how to pretend it is still a balmy 72 degrees outside.

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Cozy Up With These Local Sales

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

By Cate Jensen

Hysteria Winter Sale

Photo courtesy of Hysteria

Winter Sale at Hysteria in Old Town

If there have been a few items you have been holding out on getting – now is the time with Hysteria’s Winter Sale. Fall and winter apparel as well as handbags are 30-40 percent off now through the end of January. Need more info on the sale? Visit the boutique’s Facebook page.

529 Kids Consign’s Winter Sale

From January 9-12, all winter sale items will be an extra 25 percent off at one of Old Town Alexandria’s favorite children’s boutiques 529 Kids Consign. With what looks to be a long winter ahead, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up on more winter apparel for the kids. For more details, visit the store’s Facebook page. Added plus: use your credit during the month of January and receive 15 percent off your total purchase instead of the usual 10 percent.

South Moon Under’s Winter Sale

Hurry before it runs out, an extra 25 percent off winter sale items at South Moon Under in-store (Clarendon, Mosaic District, Fairfax Corner and Reston) as well as online. Don’t miss out on some great finds with this fantastic deal for the ultimate fashionistas. Visit the store’s website to check out items and get more information.

Fashionable Ways to Survive the First Snow of the Year

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

By Cate Jensen

Snow Day Recovery Guide

Photo courtesy of

Winter is officially upon us. After a long commute to work, whether that be spending a copious amount of time slugging snow off your car or walking to your nearest metro stop in the blistering cold – by the time you get home you are frozen and are forgetting about the majestic beauty of a winter wonderland. But before you start prematurely hating what is sure to be a long season filled with snow, take a look at our recovery guide on ways to rejuvenate your spirit after a long day dealing with old Jack Frost nipping at your nose. 

Warm up with the slipper socks and cable knit tights while enjoying a cup of hot chai tea, freshly made with a tea infuser that fits right into your coffee mug. If your skin is feeling rough, try out the miracle worker that is Clinque’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and soothe those cracked lips with Kiehl’s famed Lip Balm Mint. Wrap yourself up in a faux fur blanket and if you are still suffering from cold ears and head, place a warm beanie to thaw out the freezing snow of the day. 

Now load up your Netflix list and relax.

Guide Details: Camille Cable Tights, $28; Free People, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, $38; Sephora, Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm Mint, $9; Bloomingdale’s, Ribbed Beanie in Black Ivory, $40; J.Crew, Madison Park Ruched Faux-Fur Throw in Ivory, $40; Bed Bath & Beyond, Woolrich Chalet Sock, $70; Zappos, Brew-in-Mug Extra-Fine Tea Infuser with Lid, $13; Amazon, Happy Mug, $8.95; Pier 1 Imports

3 Beauty Trends to Try Out for the New Year

Posted by Editorial / Monday, January 5th, 2015

By Cate Jensen


Michelle Chai/

‘New year, new you,’ or at least that is the promise we make to ourselves at the end of every year. Instead of uttering that empty promise with no intention to keep it, actually try these three beauty trends  in 2015. While each one of them might not be for you – it doesn’t hurt to give them a shot.

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Last Minute Ideas for a Fun and Fashionable NYE at Home

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By Cate Jensen

Not exactly feeling like dealing with the crowds that come with the celebrations of New Year’s Eve? You aren’t the only one. A night at home isn’t without merriment. Here are some local finds to help you enjoy a night in with your significant other or just a few friends, away from the the cold weather and cost of the holiday. Cheers to 2015!

sequin accessories - sara campbell

Glam and Glitter Clutch, $108, Metallic Bangles, $48 each; Sara Campbell. Photo courtesy of Sara Campbell

Just because you are spending the night indoors doesn’t mean you have to be in sweats for the night, there can still be a bit of sparkle. Visit Sarah Campbell for some classic yet chic New Year’s accessories to brighten up your night. Headed to a friend’s house – bring along this metallic clutch which is sure to be a crowd pleaser


Nouba Millebaci lip color- bellacara

Nouba Millie’s Long Wear Lip Color, $24; Bellcara.  Photo courtesy of Bellacara.


  A bold red lip is a bold statement for the New Year. Try out Nouba Milliebaci’s Long Wear Lip Color from Bellacara. Sure to last even after your midnight kiss.


Gold Bar Set - Victoria at Home

Photo courtesy of Victoria at Home

Hosting some guests at your cozy abode to bring in 2015? Might want to pick up this sparkling new bar set from Victoria at Home to be able to serve your guests Old Fashions into the New Year.


Champage Glasses - The Hour Shop

Vintage Champagne Coupe Glasses, Set of 7, $270: The Hour. Photo Courtesy of The Hour Shop.

Perhaps you are in need  of glasses for popping those bottles of champagne? Try out these iridescent and gold glasses from the 1960s found at The Hour to help you and your loved ones ring in 2015.




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