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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 >

Cabinets Bare at Regent’s Park? Restock at The Fresh Market

Ray and Beverly Berry took a European vacation in the early ‘80s that would drastically change the course of their lives. While they were there, they thoroughly enjoyed the European grocery-shopping experience, which involved perusing small-town markets, often out in the open air. They wanted to create something similar … read more >

Essential Spring Cleaning Tips for Renters

Spring is in full swing! Get your apartment ready for the season with these spring cleaning tips.

  1. Get rid of anything you don’t need. The first step in spring cleaning should always be ousting any extra clutter. Donate clothing, kitchen items, and anything else you don’t use on a regular basis to … read more >