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Life in an EYA Home

April 7, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
EYA Townhomes in Fairfax VA

What’s it really like living in an EYA home? Washington Post contributor Katharine Salant recently spent 2 days living in our Aster Model Home at Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA to get a taste.

Not too surprisingly, the loft and rooftop terrace were determined to be a huge bonus, as they are with many of our homeowners.  Salant also noted that “Nearly as compelling as the Aster itself is the urban lifestyle that is part of the Mosaic District package…” With a free Metro shuttle and dozens of new onsite retail shops and restaurants, Mosaic District has become Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood. Read the full article.

Mosaic District is currently sold out, but Phase 2 townhomes are scheduled to open in September 2014. Sign up here to receive email updates and grand opening announcements.

Swirl & Sip Coming to Mosaic District

August 30, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Mosaic District residents have another reason to celebrate! Online wine retailer Swirl & Sip is opening its first brick and mortar store at Mosaic District this Fall. The specialty retail shop will sell exceptional wines, artisanal beer and gourmet foods.

Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.

Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.

Swirl & Sip’s mission is to help people live the “Wine Life,” a lifestyle of happiness, enjoying moments with friends and family, taking time to relax and creating happy memories.

The Townhomes at Mosaic District offer residents a truly carefree lifestyle with dozens of brand new onsite retail shops and restaurants and easy access to transportation. The townhomes feature 3 and 4 bedroom plans, with gourmet kitchens, private garage parking, lofts and rooftop terraces with indoor/outdoor fireplaces. Stop by our sales center to learn more and start living the “Wine Life” today!

More Retailers Flock to Mosaic District

July 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Mosaic District continues to heat up with new retail openings and announcements.

Alex and Ani Jewelry Store opened its doors June 14, offering a unique collection of eco-friendly accessories that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.

Designer Carolyn Rafaelian aims to incorporate deep symbolism in each piece so that the wearer can express their individuality. Through her work, Rafaelian hopes she can help others learn to value themselves and find positive energy from within, instead of always seeking energy externally.

In addition to the individual bangles, necklaces, earrings, and rings, the Rhode-Island based brand has various collections catered to specific groups. The collections range from the armed forces, described as heroic, patriotic, and selfless, to Graduation 2013, which reflects the ideas of adventure, success, and possibility. The inspiration behind these collections is to instill pride in each person for who they are, whether that be a recent graduate, a volunteer in the army, or a member of a national sorority.

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Alex and Ani, a new addition to the shops at Mosaic District, aims to help people express their individuality through jewelry. Photo via Mosaic District Facebook Page.

And, it was just announced with much excitement, that True Food Kitchen will be coming to Mosaic District next summer. Focused on healthy foods, the restaurant aims to pair popular cuisine trends with nutrient-rich foods. The restaurant was developed in partnership with best-selling wellness author, Dr. Andrew Weil, who endorses an anti-inflammatory diet.

“You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen” the True Food Kitchen website explains. “You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable.”

This will be the restaurant’s first East Coast location. True Food Kitchen joins Mosaic District’s hot dining scene, alongside Cava Mezze Grill, Cyclone Anaya’s, Dolcezza Gelato, Gypsy Soul, Le Pain Quotidien, Matchbox Vintage Pizza, Red Apron Butcher, sweetgreen, and Taylor Gourmet.

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This delectable menu item is available at True Food Kitchen’s Phoenix location. Pictured is an albacore tuna slider with sweet potato hash. Photo by @ayesamson via Flickr Creative Commons.

Openings & Events at Mosaic District

March 20, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Spring is just around the corner and things are heating up at Mosaic District! More of the highly anticipated restaurants and retailers opened their doors over the past few weeks, including:

Red Apron Butcher: One-of-a-kind butchery selling humanely raised meats and serving scrumptious sandwiches such as muffuletta, porkstrami and Viet Frank hot dogs with Vietnamese Slaw and ginger aioli.

Cava Mezze: Fast and casual Mediterranean restaurant serving up delicious souvlaki, sliders, spanakopita and more.

Dolcezza: Local gelatteria offering artisanal gelato in tasty flavors such as Honey Tangerine, Salted Caramel and Thai Coconut Milk.

Meet Chef RJ Cooper at our pop-up kitchen event on Saturday, March 23rd.

Be sure to stop by Mosaic District on Saturday, March 23rd from 2 PM – 6 PM for Mosaic Rendezvous, a celebration of the season with retailer giveaways, special offers and previews of new Spring trends. Enjoy trunk shows at Timothy Paul, Dawn Price Baby and Amethyst and free tastings at Dolcezza, Sweetgreen, Cava and Artisan Confections. Plus, EYA’s Townhomes at Mosaic District is hosting a pop-up kitchen by Chef RJ Cooper with live demos and hors d’oeuvres. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

St. Patrick’s Day Like a Local

March 12, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is a great reason to get out and have fun this weekend! There are many ways to celebrate without having to venture too far from your EYA Neighborhood. Here are some local special events and activities for St. Patrick’s Day 2013.

Old Town Alexandria, VA

Don’t worry if you missed the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year, there are still many ways to celebrate within steps from EYA’s Old Town Commons Neighborhood and The Oronoco Condos!

First, stop by The Irish Walk on King Street and pick up some St. Patrick’s Day garb. This beloved Irish gift shop has everything from decorations and shamrock sunglasses to traditional Irish jewelry and teas.

Then, walk down by the river and join local restaurant Virtue Feed and Grain for their St. Patrick’s Day Party in Wales Alley from 11:30AM-10PM. There will be live music, Irish dancers, not to mention Irish Feast specials, like Steak and Guinness Pie, Irish Lamb Stew, and Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Or, if you are just looking for a tall pint of Guinness and some live music, you can choose between two local Irish pub favorites, Murphy’s Pub on King’s street or Ireland’s Own Pub (formerly Pat Troy’s) – Both St. Patty’s Day celebrations are offering live music, dancing, and food and drink specials starting bright and early at 9AM.

Pop in to your favorite local Pub this St. Patrick's Day for a delicious Irish feast and glass of Guinness.

Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA

Start out your St. Patrick’s Day weekend on Friday night at O’Malley’s Irish Pub. This Tyson’s Corner favorite, will feature food and beverage specials and live music all weekend starting Friday night for St. Patrick’s Day! Indulge in an Irish microbrew beer tasting from 4-6PM and stay for live music until 10.

For a more traditional take on St. Patrick’s Day, have a delightful cup of Irish Tea in historic Hunter House as part of Fairfax County’s Parktakes Series. Beginning at 2PM on Saturday, March 16, feast on savories, Irish soda bread and strawberry jam, seasonal fruit and green cupcakes.

If beer is your preference this holiday, stop in at local Falls Church Brewery Mad Fox Brewing Company for St. Patrick’s Day specials of their featured home-brews, St. James Irish Stout and Rock Star Irish Red Ale, running all weekend long!

And to top off your St. Patty’s Day in Fairfax, spend your Sunday at Ireland’s Four Provinces Restaurant and Pub for “K’Eggs.” Northern Virginia’s favorite Irish joint opens at 8AM with a traditional Irish breakfast, or an American breakfast, an Irish Coffee, Bloody Mary or a 4P’s Mimosa. Live music will be playing all day!

Chancellor’s Row in Brookland, DC

Located just a few miles from EYA’s Chancellor’s Row Neighborhood, local pub Shaw’s Tavern is hosting their first annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival! The festival begins at 11AM on Sunday, located on 6th Street NW between Florida and S St., and will feature an expanded patio with food and beverage, live music, activities for the kids, as well as booths filled with community vendors and information.  It is free and open to all ages.

Travel a bit further to Constitution Ave to view the annual Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The parade begins at Noon and runs along Constitution Ave from 7th to 17th Streets NW. This family friendly parade will sport floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and local fire departments. Local Irish pubs will sponsor parade parties featuring Irish musicians, dancers and singers.

On your way home, stop by the Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale. This neighborhood locale is a place where locals can come to “relax, drink and nourish their souls.” Sample their fish and chips and sip on an Irish Whiskey to complete your St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Little Falls Place in Bethesda, MD

Begin your weekend not too far from EYA’s Little Falls Place with a hearty brunch at Redwood Restaurant and Bar. Redwood’s annual Local Eggs N’ Fresh Kegs special starts at 10AM and goes until 3PM on Saturday, March 16. Enjoy their outdoor bar, seasonal and locally grown food, and tasty beers. The brunch buffet is only $15 (includes one complimentary pint) and the Guinness special is just $5! What a steal!

Need a sweet treat? Stop by Georgetown Cupcake – Bethesda and choose (if you can) between their delectable Irish Crème, St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate or St. Patrick’s Day Vanilla cupcakes.

Visit local Cupcakeries for their St. Patrick's Day specialty designs and flavors. De-lish!

Sunday morning, be sure to head to Tommy Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Party and enjoy a FREE breakfast buffet and incredible drink specials from 9AM-12PM. Then, later that evening, continue the celebration with a seated dinner, drinks, Irish dancers, and even bag pipers at Bethesda’s traditional Irish Pub Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle!

However you choose to celebrate this year, we hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

And now, to end with our favorite Irish joke – At an Irish wedding reception, someone yelled, “Would all the married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.” The bartender was almost crushed to death.

Sláinte!

NYT: Mosaic District Offers a Modern, Urban Feel

December 19, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Alas, what our homeowners have felt all along, the New York Times reports that Mosaic District offers a refreshing take on neighborhood design.

Mosaic District via Facebook.com/MosaicDistrict

Boutique shops and acclaimed eateries anchor a family-friendly park and outdoor movie screen. All this, alongside the nation’s premier arts cinema and new townhomes by EYA – combined you have a “real experience” and not just transactions. It’s no wonder so many have already chosen to call Mosaic District “home”! The article offers a variety of perspectives and history on how the vision (and reality) of Mosaic District came to be.

 

EYA Homeowner Spotlight: Russell and Robbie @ Mosaic District

December 12, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

This month’s Homeowner Spotlight is on Russell and Robbie at Mosaic District. Former commuters, Russell and Robbie are loving their new walkable lifestyle and have enjoyed watching the brand new Mosaic District retail shops and restaurants open just steps from their front door.

Russell and Robbie's favorite Mosaic District retailers include MOM's Organic Market, Four Sisters and Target.

1. Why did you choose an EYA property?

We became empty nesters about two years ago. We decided we wanted more conveniences and options in our life. So, when we started looking for a new place to call home it was a tossup between no more commuting 3 hours a day or a “life within walking distance.” We looked at a lot of places before deciding. EYA offered us everything we were looking for and more. We used to drive a mile to pick up our mail. So it is very exciting to walk over to all the shops at Mosaic. Our commute is now 3 miles vs. 3 hours. The time we have back is more than we expected. Not only did we get 3 hours a day back but we no longer have to go to bed by 9:00 pm and get up at 4:00 am. We love all the options we have with a new EYA home and community. Our life now is about enjoying our time with friends.

2. What attracted you to Mosaic District?

I would have to say, we saw the potential of what this home brought to our desired lifestyle. We moved in June 22nd and it’s been fun watching Mosaic develop and blossom. We love our neighbors and enjoy going out to dinner with them or having Terrace parties. We enjoy walking to Angelika to see a movie or a late night walk over to Cold Stone for ice cream. It’s been great watching the shops come in and having such a variety of options to enjoy.  Knowing more to come is exciting and also fun to watch and see what will come next.

3. What do you like most about your EYA house?

While I am not a tree hugger, I truly did like the idea of a house built to LEED standards. My company prides themselves on that certification and I know it’s truly hard to achieve. The rooftop terrace is definitely a huge plus and we do spend quite a bit of time on it. For a lot of the houses we looked at, the amenities we got standard with EYA would have been upgrades elsewhere. The biggest feature I love the most is the brick wall on the second floor. What a nice touch to have that option.

4. What is your favorite restaurant/bar/store/etc. in the area?

Hands down, it’s Four Sisters. The food is awesome, reasonably priced, the service is outstanding and the decor is warm and inviting. It’s so nice to have a grocery store within walking distance, too. MOM’s Organic Market and Target supply everything we need.

5. Have you met your neighbors? If so, how did you get to know them?

We met our neighbors before moving in at the Grand Opening back in June. Our sales team ensured we were involved and informed when local events were taking place. Since then, EYA has held several “Meet and Greet” events that have allowed us to meet the neighbors who haven’t moved in yet. Everyone coming into the area are genuinely nice folks.

6. How will you use your rooftop terrace?

There have been several get-togethers sponsored by EYA and a couple get-togethers hosted by neighbors. They have been a blast to go to and get to know everyone. Moving into the EYA community so early has helped provide a common bond.

7. Do you have a special place you like to vacation?

We like to go on cruises. Many times we will take a train to NYC and cruise from there. Outside of cruising, NYC is someplace we both would go to every weekend if it was feasible.

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Mosaic District

November 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Kick off the holiday season at Mosaic District this Saturday, December 1st with the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.  Events begin at 11 AM with cookies, hot cocoa and free photos with Santa! The Holiday Tree Lighting will take place in Strawberry Park at 5:30 PM, along with a special performance by the World Children’s Choir.

The Townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from Strawberry Park and the brand new retail shops and restaurants. Stop by this weekend to discover why Mosaic District is Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood.

Shop in Style at Mosaic Fashion Night

November 9, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Looking for some Fall fashion inspiration? Stop by Mosaic District Tuesday, November 13th from 6 – 9 PM for the inaugural not-to-miss Mosaic Fashion Night. Hosted by the Washingtonian Fashion Editor Kate Bennett, many of the newly opened retail shops will be offering special discounts, giveaways and more! Here’s just a taste of what’s in store:

Langford Market: Prizes and giveaways every hour plus the first 50 customers receive $200 worth of merchandise for $100

Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus: 30% off all apparel, shoes, handbags and clearance

South Moon Under: Cocktails, cupcakes, DJ, 20% off everything in store and free gift bags for the first 50 customers

Freshbikes: Free demonstrations, such as How to Fix a Flat, and discounts on maintenance supplies and cold weather gear

In celebration of Fashion Night, we will be hosting a special evening with Carlyn and Company, the award winning designers of EYA’s model homes. Stop by the Townhomes at Mosaic District and get a rare sneak peek at the hottest design trends and how to get the signature model home look. Enjoy some sips and sweets and get a glimpse of what’s next in home design!

Meet the Designers
The Townhomes at Mosaic District
Tuesday, November 13th
6 PM – 9 PM
3002 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

The Townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from the DC area’s hottest new shopping destination. Come see why so many people are calling Mosaic District home and enjoy an evening full of fashion and design!

EYA Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Innovative Contest

November 8, 2012 | by | 1 Comment

Bethesda, MD, November 8, 2012 – EYA, an award-winning Washington-area builder, today kicked-off Neighborhood Hunt, a giveaway contest in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The 30 day scavenger hunt leverages the walkability of EYA’s communities, partnering with key local businesses and enticing its social media fans with over 50 prizes to restaurants and shops around town.

EYA's 20th Anniversary Neighborhood Hunt

 

Since its founding in 1992, EYA’s commitment to delivering “life within walking distance” has made its communities some of the most sought-after in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Fittingly, Neighborhood Hunt recognizes and rewards its fans, friends and homeowners by delivering prizes from exciting retailers located near EYA’s communities. Gifts include prizes from Angelika, Bellacara, Capital Grille, Crate and Barrel, Freshbikes, Graffiato, Menomale, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Red Barn Mercantile, Restaurant Eve, Society Fair, and Timothy Paul.

Neighborhood Hunt engages EYA’s fans both online and offline, with its Facebook page serving as the central hub for secret codes, trivia questions, and other challenges. Depending on the challenge of the day, fans are rewarded for providing correct or creative answers to local-themed trivia, navigating EYA’s online content, or visiting an EYA model.

“For 20 years EYA has made its name by creating innovative, convenient residential communities throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area,” said EYA Vice President of Sales & Marketing Preston Innerst. “Neighborhood Hunt is the perfect way to celebrate our 20 years of achievements, by focusing on those who brought us our success – our fans and homeowners.”

About EYA:

EYA is a smart growth developer specializing in walkable new townhome, condominium and mixed-use developments.  Since its founding in 1992, the company has built over 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area.  EYA is currently selling four new home communities: Chancellor’s Row in Washington, DC; The Oronoco Waterfront Residences and Old Town Commons in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia; with a fifth, Little Falls Place in Bethesda, Maryland, coming in 2013. For more information on the company or its neighborhoods, visit http://www.eya.com/. Follow EYA on Facebook and Twitter.