Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Oct. 19-20 Near Loudoun Heights: The Virginia Wine Festival!

You don’t have to leave Virginia to find top-shelf vino. The Virginia Wine Festival is proof of that. When it returns for its 44th year on October 19th and 20th, the fest will feature more than 200 types of wines from the state’s most popular wineries. When you score a ticket to the festival ($39+), you’re welcome […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Tomorrow Near Loudoun Heights: Beer and Brats Fest!

Anyone who thinks you have to travel to Germany to experience craft beer and authentic brats has clearly never been to Blend Coffee Bar’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, fittingly named the Beer and Brats Fest. Blend collaborates with local vendors to put on an Oktoberfest bash with a Virginian twist. Come out to Blend Coffee Bar tomorrow […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Sip a Local Craft Brew at The Bungalow Alehouse

Inspired by the original rustic bungalows of the Catskill Mountains, Keith and Cheryl Early set out to open the first Bungalow Billards and Brew back in 1997. They borrowed some elements from bungalow-style homes to make the original eatery feel particularly warm and welcoming. Now more than two decades later, the owners have opened even […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Spend a Summer Saturday at the Loudoun Station Farmers’ Market

Fresh berries, artisan teas, and just-baked loaves of bread fill the stalls at the Loudoun Station Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning. From 9 a.m. to noon, local farmers and vendors flock to Gramercy Park Drive in Ashburn for the weekly event. If you have any questions about what they’re selling, you can always ask them […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Start Your Day on a Savory Note at Daybreak Kitchen & Biscuit

Daybreak Kitchen & Biscuit bills itself as a culinary mash-up of the South and the West Coast, dishing out everything from American brunch classics to internationally inspired dishes. Since it opened two months ago in neighboring Sterling, it has already started to attract quite a weekend crowd (it’s only open Friday through Sunday, currently). If […]