Genevieve’s Favorites in and around Northern Virginia
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One of my favorite things about helping people buy or sell a home is being a valued resource for vendors, and identifying cool stuff to do and see around the area. Just as I have been able to pull together an arsenal of the top professionals in their fields who are ready to help my clients achieve their needs from accountants to xeri-scapers, I have some favorite shops- both online and around town! Check them out and ask me for more details. I'm always happy to share my favorites to grow the local community businesses.
As I find more goodies in and around Northern Virginia, I'll add them here! I love finding little gems!
Sweet Root Village is one of the best collaborations of artists, vendors and event planners in the DC Metro area. Plus, they are sustainably minded.
I love AFAC. This charity, and they give out year round. If you're looking for a place to volunteer time or energy, these folks are amazing.
If you've been looking for a home store the cater to your sustainable lifestyle, Amicus is it. These people are amazing.
The Village at Shirlington is an adorable new-urbanism development where you can wine-dine, catch a movie or a show, and run to the store all in one spot in South Arlington. It is precious. You'll love it!
The Mosaic District is an awesome Merrifield, VA development where you can find the poshest shops, upscale dining and take in an Angelika Film Center movie... it is divine. If you didn't like movies and food in conjunction with one another... you will now. Trust me.
Old Town Alexandria is a classic favorite of mine. With the cobbled streets, row houses and cute shops along the waterfront, you will enjoy a stroll in Old Town. The Arts will draw you in, too!
You're going to live and die by this amazing, locally owned boutique called Covet. It has wonderful gifts for all ages and yes... you will Covet it all!
Buzz Bakery in Ballston is a local hang out of mine. It is super close to my office in Ballston, and the staff is amazing. PLUS, they have excellent coffee and pastries!
If you haven't experienced the glory of Northside Social, sister restaurant to Liberty Tavern and Lyon Hall (both excellent), go there. It is yummy. It is in a great spot. You can feel the pulse of Arlington there. Me gusta muchisimo.
Once you get settled in your home, you are totally going to want to feather your nest. Here are some wonderful resources for putting your dream home together, now and into the future.
Uncrate: Love this modern, fun, hipster collection of awesomeness!
Houzz: Maybe the best place for finding ideas for your home, new or otherwise creating your dreams and organizing said ideas!
Gilt: Uhm, hello?! It's like Bluefly got an upgrade. Did it even need an upgrade? No, but it got one.