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How to Refresh Your Apartment Closet for Fall

Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple.

  1. Gather your materials. Before you get started, take … read more >

Have You Tried the Masala Enchiladas at Mama Tigre?

“Mexican remixed.” That’s how chef-owner Renu Prakash describes the cuisine at Mama Tigre, a new spot in Oakton. It opened last month to rave reviews from customers—who have the option of eating in the dining room or on the patio, or ordering pickup or delivery instead.

Pick your mode … read more >

What to Stream When You Need a Break From the Everyday

The world is changing rapidly right now, and the constant onslaught of news might be making it hard for you to unwind—especially if your home has suddenly become your workspace, too. One surefire way to recharge is to watch some good, old-fashioned mindless TV. Here are a few solid options … read more >

Now Open Near Regent’s Park: Mim’s Food

Nayima, or “Mim” as her family and friends know her, started her journey to a restaurateur in an unconventional way. For one thing, she was nine years old at the time. And, of course, she had no formal culinary training. What’s more, the meal wasn’t served in a restaurant, … read more >

How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like a Summer Oasis

Summer is in full swing! 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 … read more >

Enjoy the Flavors of France at Parc de Ville

Parc de Ville, the recently opened French bistro and wine garden in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, burst onto the Northern Virginia dining scene last winter. Settling into the space that once housed Gypsy Soul and Requin Brasserie, local restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton have imported the same formula that was … read more >

How to Start a Summer Herb Garden Indoors

If you love to cook with fresh herbs, there’s a way to do it without running to the store all the time. Simply start your own garden. You don’t need any outdoor space to do it—a kitchen windowsill and a few containers will do the trick. Here’s how to … read more >

Bicycle Need a Tune-Up? Roll Over to Spokes Etc.

Biking has become a particularly popular way to get around and enjoy the nice weather right now! Spokes Etc. has stepped up to help cyclists get everything they need to head outdoors. It’s operating with increased precautions in-store, but you can still shop online around the clock and pick up … read more >

Must-Haves for Your First Warm-Weather Run

With the weather getting warmer and warmer every day, you might be starting to take your workout routine outside on a regular basis. Here’s what you need to stay safe and comfortable while you’re exercising outdoors.

  1. Lightweight, sweat-wicking layers. Since spring bridges the gap between winter and summer, … read more >