Category Archives: 2021

2021 Posts

Stroll Along the Nature Paths at Lake Accotink Park

Fairfax has no shortage of things to do, but every so often you want to enjoy a change of pace. You don’t have to go far to get just that—Lake Accotink Park highlights the area’s natural beauty with a calm oasis for some R&R.   Though Lake Accotink is man-made, you wouldn’t realize it by…

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Leave the Sweets to the Pros at Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop

Don’t know your all-purpose flour from your baking soda? Your semi-sweet chocolate chips from your powdered cocoa? Thanks to Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop, this thankfully doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorites—they’re happy to call on their expertise as they provide you with delicious treats.    Customers laud this bakery for…

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Strengthen and Lengthen at PiYoBa Studio in Springfield

Over the past year and a half, society as a whole has had to be a lot more pliant than any of us could have imagined. One aspect of our lives that hasn’t necessarily garnered that same flexible finesse, though, is our fitness. Fortunately, Springfield’s PiYoBa Studio is here to fix that.    PiYoBa Studio…

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Bring a Craving for Pasta to La Fiamma Italian Kitchen, Now Open in Alexandria

In cuisine and culture, Italy is fiery. From the spice of arrabbiata to the passion of a night in Florence or Rome, you can practically feel the lick of the flames—or it may just be the heat of a freshly crafted pizza just out of the oven at La Fiamma Italian Kitchen.   One of…

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Spend a Sunny Spring Day at Green Spring Gardens

Now that spring has sprung, the time is right to pay a visit to Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria. Working overtime as a national historic site, museum, and open-air classroom, this county-run park has a mission of connecting “the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.”   Head over on a…

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How to Make Sweet Easter Bunny Racers

If you're looking for a easy and fun treat to make with your kids for Easter, look no further. These adorable Easter bunny racers will zoom into your heart – and your kid's mouth. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes You’ll need: 1 box Twinkies 1 package Peeps 1 bag Nutter Butter Bites 1 package yogurt-dipped mini pretzels…

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Toast to St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s Four Provinces

Toast to St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s Four Provinces    Located in nearby Falls Church, Irelands’s Four Provinces (better known as The 4P’s) is said to be one of the best pubs in the area. As its name suggests, The 4P’s brings an authentic Irish pub experience to Virginia, complete with delicious Irish cuisine, beverages,…

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Gopchang Story Is Now Open Near Your Apartment at Ravensworth

Warmer temperatures are on their way, but in the meantime, you can ward off the chill of a brisk day at Gopchang Story. Representing the restaurant’s first location outside of NYC, Gopchang Story is a welcome addition to the DMV dining scene.   At this restaurant in Annandale, the focus is on Korean-style barbecue meats…

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