Aug. 18 Near The Rothbury: The Montgomery International Film Festival

If you’ve ever dreamed of strutting the red carpet, you’ll have the chance at the Montgomery International Film Festival (MIFF) in Gaithersburg. When you snag a blue VIP badge ($150), you get access to the film fest’s red carpet opening ceremony on Sunday, August 18th—not to mention the entire week’s worth of screenings. Of course, you […]

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 […]

Break a Sweat This Weekend at TopGolf

If you’re looking for a fun and healthy way to kick off your weekend, RSVP for the free Shred415 fitness class at TopGolf this Saturday. It’s led by an instructor from Sterling’s Shred415, a gym dedicated entirely to interval training. When you go to the gym, a class consists of 15-minute intervals of treadmill work […]

Beat the Heat This Summer With These Outdoor Workout Tips

It would be a shame to stay cooped up in the gym when the sun is shining outside! But the summer heat does present its own set of problems for outdoor workouts—the threats of heat exhaustion and sunburn, to name a few. Avoid common outdoor workout pitfalls with these tips. Dress (and apply sunscreen) accordingly. When […]

Don’t Miss the Free Summer Concert at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The BlackRock Center for the Arts has been hosting live concerts all summer long, and they’re free and open to the public! The next one is happening tomorrow night, so call a few friends to come along if you’re free. The July 20th installment of the free summer concerts at BlackRock Center for the Arts […]

Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in […]

Enjoy a Tapas-Style Meal at Boca Botanas

“Botanas” means “snacks” in Spanish, so you might be able to surmise what Boca Botanas is all about. The chef specializes in small plates inspired by South and Central America, as well as Spain, all the perfect size for sharing. The smaller portion size also means you’ll have the chance to try a little bit […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

Get Ready for SummerFest & Independence Day Fireworks in Gaithersburg

Don’t be alarmed if you see someone suited up from head to toe in twinkling lights at the SummerFest & Independence Day Fireworks in Gaithersburg. It’s all part of the show. Once the sun sets, entertainers stroll through the crowds all decked out in glowing garb—you might even want to grab a glow stick or set […]

What’s Your Favorite Drink at BoBaPOP Tea Bar?

If you’ve never been to BoBaPOP Tea Bar, its team provides a handy guide to help you decipher the menu. Surprisingly, it doesn’t consist solely of teas. You can try a slush, which contains no tea, or a lighter tea such as flower green, Japanese brown rice, or jasmine green. If you want something stronger, opt […]