July 4th Holiday

The Leasing Office will be closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Earn Some Summer Spending Money- Refer a Friend!

Did you know that Io Piazza offers $500 if you refer a friend who moves into the community? If you love where you live, and know someone else you think will love it to, refer them! Make sure your friend mentions your name when they come to visit.

Clever Storage Solutions for Jewelry and Accessories

Storing jewelry and other accessories can be quite difficult, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to spare. Luckily, there are a number of creative ways to store all of those bits and baubles and keep them neatly tucked away.

Shadow Box Jewelry Holder [marthastewart.com]
This unique DIY project turns your favorite necklaces into a work of art. Simply line a shadow box frame with a piece of pretty wallpaper, add a few hooks and hang your necklaces inside. By removing the glass on the front of the frame, you’ll have easy access to your favorite jewelry pieces.

Dress Form Jewelry Holder [luckyshops.com]
If you love all things vintage, you’ll especially love the look of this retro jewelry display. Simply drape all of your necklaces around the neck of an antique dress form, and even place a hat on its head for good measure.

Jelly Jar Hair Accessory Holder [glamour.com]
If you have trouble keeping track of your hair ties and bobby pins, you can use this simple tutorial to keep them neatly corralled. Just slid elastic hair ties around the outside of an old jelly jar, then place the bobby pins and hair clips inside of the jar to store them together.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day! We hope all of the Dads out there have a great day with loved ones! Let us know how you plan to help Dad relax today!

Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest Today and Tomorrow!

Head out to Bull Run Park in Centreville this weekend and enjoy the best summer brews around at the Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest! Saturday and Sunday from 11-7, this Brewfest features great activities in addition to craft beer and wine tasting. Watch one of the live bands that will be performing, register for the Cornhole tournament, or watch a Cooking with Beer demonstration! Tickets are $35 and include 6 drink tickets and a sampling glass, or $10 for designated drivers. Food, arts, and crafts, and live music make this a fun outing everyone will enjoy.

Shirlala Canceled

The Shirlala Music Festival planned for tonight has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival This Saturday!

Cool down this weekend at the Columbia Pike Blues Festival! This free festival will be taking place at the corner of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed this Saturday from 1-8 p.m. In addition to some great music, enjoy local food, arts, and crafts!

Kora: A Trendy Spot for Italian Food in Arlington

Kora is a casual Italian eatery that offers generous portions at a good price. Opened by the husband and wife team of Morou Ouattara, a well-known local chef, and wife Heather, a sommelier, Kora is named after their youngest daughter.

Although Kora certainly serves dinner, regulars gravitate here for lunch and happy hour. The $18 three-course power lunch offers an appetizer (salad, soup, or tortellini), main course (roasted chicken, burger, eggplant parmesan, or seared salmon) and dessert (dark chocolate brownie, sorbet, or tiramisu). Happy hour offers $6 pasta dishes and mini pizzas, which regulars say are big enough to be a meal as well as sandwiches and appetizers. Along with great deals on food, Kora is also popular as a bar destination.

Kora features live jazz on Fridays and is open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays, and 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays.

2250-B Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 431-7090

How to Curb Your Appetite Using Fresh Produce

Fresh produce is delicious, and it’s also filled with nutrients that are essential to your overall health. If you’re a newbie to the world of cooking with produce, these snack and meal ideas will show you how to fill up on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of your usual salty snacks.

  1. Opt for fruits and vegetables to stay fuller, longer. Although eating carrots instead of potato chips might seem like a lighter snack, produce actually keeps you feeling fuller for longer than other foods. That’s because processed foods are deficient in fiber, while fruits and vegetables are filled with fiber.
  2. Fill your breakfast with fresh veggies. Instead of eating a carb-heavy breakfast, fill a simple omelet with your favorite fresh vegetables for a boost of vitamins and nutrients.
  3. Make a simple salad for lunch. If you usually grab a greasy fast food meal because you don’t have time for lunch, try topping fresh tomato and cucumber slices with tuna or chicken salad for an equally quick (and healthy) lunch.
  4. Have a snack. Replace your usual snack with apple slices, carrot sticks, or celery plus your favorite dips and spreads.
  5. Stir-fry your dinner. If you’re unsure of how to prepare veggies for dinner, simply stir-fry your favorites in a low-fat sauce with some lean protein.

5 Reasons Vegetables May Help You Lose Weight and Live Longer [Atkins]
Fruit and Vegetables in a Weight Loss Diet [Weight Loss Resources]
How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight [CDC]

Community Cookout Thursday!

Come help us welcome the warm weather at our community cookout! Join your neighbors as we enjoy traditional barbeque fare on the terrace this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Bring your appetite!

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