Fun Valentine’s Day Facts

Based on retail statistics, about 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

Carlyle: Come for Brunch, Stay for Dinner

Start your weekend with a delicious brunch at Carlyle in Arlington.

Start your weekend off with flavorful dishes such as Brioche French Toast, Steak and Eggs Benedict, or Cheddar Cheeseburger. Get things off to an even better start by pairing your meal with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. If you happen to have woken up with a big appetite, hold yourself over while your food is being prepared by enjoying a bread basket courtesy of the Best Buns Bread Company located next to the Carlyle. Brunch does get crowded, so be sure to call ahead for reservations. Lunch and dinner at the Carlyle features a menu full of American cuisine classics including steaks, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Try the Filet Mignon, Crab Cakes, or Crispy Salt and Pepper Calamari. The menu is not huge but has enough variety to make everyone happy.

Although the Carlyle is not cheap, the price is well within reason for a nice, sophisticated time out.

Carlyle
4000 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 931-0777
www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle
www.yelp.com/biz/carlyle-arlington

Valentine’s Event!

Happy Valentine’s Day From The IO Piazza Team!

Game Day Specials In The Village!

CAFE PIZZAIOLO
Super Bowl Watch Party!
Watch the game with us on our 6 big screen TVs and enjoy: $9.99 Large 1 Topping Pizza’s $ .50 Wings $ 3.00 Bottle Beer Specials $ 4.00 Craft Draught Beer Specials

CAPITOL CITY BREWING COMPANY
Super Bowl Bash! TAILGATE appetizer menu with plenty of cheap eats, plus our four core beers for just $4. Prizes, too: Cap City Gift Cards, T-Shirts, Growlers and a 50” Flat Screen TV.

COPPERWOOD TAVERN & DOGMA BAKERY
Join Dogma Bakery and Copperwood Tavern for their pre-game Puppy Bowl watch from 3-5 pm on Superbowl Sunday at Copperwood! Don’t miss adorable puppies adopted from all over the U.S.! Proceeds from Fried Green Tomato, Mushroom Bruschetta and the Commonwealth Mule will be donated to our neighbor the Arlington Animal Welfare League.

LUNA GRILL & DINER
Game Day Viewing Party including beer discounts ($10 pitchers of Miller lite, $2.50 bottles of Bud Light) and discounted appetizers (Jumbo party Wings, Chicken Quesadilla or Nacho Supreme for $5 each). Appetizer specials will run from game time, 6:30 pm until 9 pm.

SAMUEL BECKETT'S GASTRO IRISH PUB
Watch the game with the Irish! While cheering,indulge in a special Super Bowl menu with food & drink specials throughout the game.

Puppy Bowl Watch Party

Sunday, February 7th
3pm-5 p.m.

Bottoms Up! How to Drink More Water Every Day

Did you know that there's a miracle drink that helps to improve your skin tone, promote weight loss, and even prevent headaches? It’s true—and it’s water! Drinking enough water is very important, and not just to keep dehydration at bay. Here are a few simple ways to drink more water every day.

  1. Invest in a refillable water bottle that you’ll actually want to use. There are a number of different kinds on the market today, and some even contain cages in the middle that you can fill with fresh fruit to make your own all-natural flavored water.
  2. Replace your coffee with an herbal tea. Because teas like chamomile and mint don’t contain caffeine, they won’t detract from your water intake in the way that coffee does.
  3. Replace soda with sparkling water. You’ll still get the same refreshing, bubbly taste without all of the added sugar and calories.
  4. Eat more fruit or drink fresh fruit smoothies. Because fruit is filled with water, you’ll get a double dose of healthy each time you eat it.
  5. Make your own infused ice cubes by filtering fresh herbs and fruit through some water using a strainer or French press, then freeze in your usual ice cube tray. Pop them into your glass of water for an extra kick of flavor.

How to Get More Water in Your Daily Diet [Healthiest Life]
How-To Get More Water Into Your Diet [Skinny Ms.]
Benefits of Water: How to Incorporate More Water into Your Diet [P&G Everyday]

Office Closing Early Today

Dear Residents,

Due to today’s forecast, Windsor will be closing all Mid-Atlantic sites at 1:00 pm today. IO Piazza is still planning to open Saturday and Sunday during normal business hours. Please keep in mind that we will not have our Concierge service starting today through Sunday. We will continue to keep you updated if the office hours change.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be assured that our maintenance team is onsite and they can still be reached 24 hours a day via our central leasing office at 866-956-5991 for any maintenance emergencies.

Sincerely,
IO Piazza Management Team

Pentagon Row: A Place to Shop and Spa in Arlington

A visit to the spa and a bit of shopping come to mind as a couple of the more relaxing activities you could do on a day off. At Arlington’s Pentagon Row, you can do both of those activities in one beautiful location.

This outdoor shopping community features a number of the most popular national retail chains. Stroll from home stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond to clothing shops like Chico’s and LOFT, then pop into Pentagon Row Cleaners to pick up your dry cleaning all in the same convenient location.

Pentagon Row also offers a number of places to indulge in a bit of pampering, from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa to Metropolitan Nail Bar. If all this shopping and pampering leave you famished, Pentagon Row has you covered with restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, Noodles & Company, and Sine Irish Pub.

Pentagon Row
1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 486-3700
www.pentagonrow.com
www.yelp.com/biz/pentagon-row-arlington

How to Play Host or Hostess — Without the Stress!

Whether you're throwing a dinner party, planning a birthday bash, or having family over for the holidays, these simple tips will teach you how to play host or hostess without the unnecessary stress.

  • Start early. At least a few weeks ahead of time, start to think about the major details: the number of guests, the menu, and anything that you may need to rent. This will start to ease you into party planning mode and avoid any last-minute surprises.
  • Prepare ahead of time. Make as much of the food ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze it so that you don’t spend the entire day in the kitchen. This way, you’ll just have to reheat and add the finishing touches.
  • Create enough seating. Even if you don’t have a large dining room table to fit all of your guests, you still want to make sure that everyone has a place to sit. Borrow chairs from a neighbor or invest in floor cushions for a more casual affair.
  • Set the mood. Play fun music, clear out any unnecessary furniture to create more space for socializing, and plan a few games in case of any awkward lulls in conversation. These are tried-and-true tricks that will prevent your party from hitting a slump.

Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Dinner Party [Rue Mag]
How to Host a Dinner Party so Everyone Enjoys It [Lettuce Eat Kale]
101 Party Dos & Don'ts [House Beautiful]
Entertaining [My Home Ideas]

Light Replacement In Garage

January 7, 2016

Dear Residents,

We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that over the next couple of weeks we will be replacing light fixtures in our parking garage starting Monday, January 11, 2016 during the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be no parking from 8 a,m.-5 p.m. on the dates/levels listed below:

Monday, 1/11/2016 G level
Tuesday, 1/12/2016 G level
Wednesday, 1/13/2016 1st level
Thursday, 1/14/2016 1st level
Friday, 1/15/2016 2nd level

Monday, 1/18/2016 2nd level
Tuesday, 1/19/2016 3rd level
Wednesday, 1/20/2016 3rd level
Thursday, 1/21/2016 4th level
Friday, 1/22/2016 4th level

Parking- Since all cars will need to be cleared from the level that the light fixtures are being replaced on each day, the entire top floor of the WETA garage will be available to park on weather permitting (if there is snow or ice this area may not be accessible). Please make sure that your Io Piazza parking sticker is displayed at this time. Any vehicles not displaying an Io Piazza parking sticker or guest pass could be towed at the owners expense. Also any vehicles that are not moved during the above scheduled times will be relocated by our towing company and will incur a towing relocation fee.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please call our office at 703-379-2070.

Sincerely,

Casie Cutlip
Property Manager
Io Piazza by Windsor

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