Pet of the Month Reminder!

There are just a few days left to submit pictures of your favorite furry friend! Send your pet's picture to piazzamkt@windsorcommunities.com for a chance to win a $50 gift card! One prize will be awarded to the cutest cat and one to the cutest dog. Please send in your pictures by Monday, 4/21, and vote on our Facebook page 4/22-4/28. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 29, at our Pet Friendly Ice Cream Social!

5 Facts About Dreams You Probably Don’t Already Know

While people over the age of ten have four to six dreams per night, it's said that we forget 90% of our dreams within 10 minutes of waking up. (The average person can have up to 2,190 dreams a year!) Here are five more facts about dreaming that might just surprise you.

1. We dream during periods of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep that last anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. During this time, our bodies are essentially paralyzed to keep us from acting out our dreams. (In rare cases, a person is able to lash out during their dreams.)

2. Only the faces of people we've seen in real life enter our dreams. Our brain's can't "invent" faces, so every face you encounter in a dream is one you've seen before, either intimately or in passing.

3. Most people are unable to read or tell time while dreaming.

4. Some people can control their dreams through a practice called lucid dreaming.

5. According to a study, 12% of people dream in black and white. Most of these dreamers are over 55 years old, so it's said that their relationship with black and white televisions influences their dreams.

11 Shocking Facts about Dreams that will Rock Your World! [OMG Facts]
20 Amazing Facts About Dreams that You Might Not Know About [Lifehack]
7 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams [Lifescience]

Happy Spring!

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

Westover Beer Garden & Haus: An Arlington Beer Garden

Attached to the Westover Market, the Beer Garden & Haus is the place to go for classic beers and a tasty bite to eat. It’s easy to spot – just look for the outdoor patio! There’s also an indoor seating area and bar. Any good beer garden starts with the beer, and the Westover Beer Garden & Haus always has a nice selection of 10 rotating domestic, imported and craft brews. Come on the first Friday or second Saturday of each month for beer tasting and tap takeover events. If you find a new beer that you like, head on over to the Great Wall of Beer to take some home! And you can always get a good bite to eat with the daily food specials.

The Westover Beer Garden & Haus is open every day for lunch, dinner and late night.

Westover Beer Garden & Haus
5863 N. Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 536-5040
http://www.westovermarket.com/_BEER_GARDEN.html
http://www.yelp.com/biz/westover-beer-garden-and-haus-arlington

Apartment of the Month Winner!

Congratulations to Barbara, our winner of the March Apartment of the Month Contest! Barbara will receive a $100 Crate and Barrel gift card for receiving the most votes for Apartment of the Month.

Thank you to everyone who submitted apartment pictures and participated in the voting. Keep an eye out for future contests, and upcoming resident events!

How to Find Biking Trails in Your Area

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or a fun pastime for the whole family, biking is an enjoyable activity for everyone. It can be difficult for beginning bikers to locate the best trails, however, and even if you’re a more experienced cyclist you’re likely always looking for new places to ride. These two websites can help.

Map My Ride
Map My Ride offers a straightforward interface and a huge database of trails to help you find the best bike routes and paths in your area. Simply enter the route name or your state and the number of miles you’d like to bike and you’ll instantly be met with a variety of trails, ranked by how well they suit your criteria. Each trail is submitted by a Map My Ride user just like you, and they include informative descriptions about the difficulty level and other important details.

Single Tracks
Single Tracks operates in a similar way, but it’s tailored specifically to mountain biking. The website searches thousands of trails around the world to find the best one for you, whether you’re in your home town or you’re on vacation in another country. Single Tracks also offers detailed descriptions, directions and high-quality photos of each trail on the site.

Apartment of the Month- Last Chance!

We've received some great submissions for our Apartment of the Month contest! If you haven't sent your pictures already, make sure to email up to three to piazzamkt@windsorcommunities.com by Sunday, March 23. Voting will take place the last week of March, and the winner announced on March 31!! This month's prize is a $100 gift card to Crate and Barrel. Good luck to all of our participants!

SOCCi: Arlington Italian Cuisine

Stop in at this classy Italian eatery in Arlington with elegant, uber-modern décor to dine on fresh pastas, succulent steaks and world-class wines. An open kitchen, chef’s tasting room, and relaxing patio add to the appeal of this popular spot. Try one of their signature cocktails, like the Classic Bellini with prosecco & white peach puree. Pair a crusty earth-fired pizza or some Seafood Pasta with calamari, shrimp & smoked mussels. Other pasta dishes include Cannolini Al Forno with short rib ragout, herb mascarpone & ricotta, and Tagliatelle Pasta with meatballs, marinara, & creamy ricotta. Meat and fish offerings include Borolo Short Ribs with polenta, seasonal vegetables, & crisp onions, and Roasted Salmon with grilled chard, leeks, & arugula. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

SOCCi
2800 S. Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 814-4053
http://marriottmodules.com/renaissance_arlington_capital_view_hotel/socci_restaurant/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/socci-arlington-2

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day At Your Favorite Shirligton Restaurants

Enjoy this snowy St. Patrick's Day by taking advantage of some great specials at your favorite Shirlington bars and restaurants. Click here for details!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the luck of the Irish be with you today.