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Kevin and the Bacon Brothers Surprise Sugar Shack

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Kevin Bacon image courtesy of Flickr's @Veni via Creative Commons.Kevin Bacon image courtesy of Flickr's @Veni via Creative Commons.

Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms.  While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.

So take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and see what the vibrant community has to offer. This is your last chance to live within walking distance to these amazing shops and restaurants and enjoy the best of smart living at EYA’s Old Town Commons. Only 1 home remains!

Day Trips are Unlimited from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

July 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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When summer’s in full swing, there are unlimited day trips you can take from Westside. It’s located in the perfect spot to be just close enough to Downtown DC, but still just moments from major highways to get out of town for the day!

With the Shady Grove Station just steps from the community, you can jump on the Metro and be in the heart of the Nation’s Capital in 20 minutes. With dozens of museums and monuments to explore, this kind of day trip can easily be taken multiple times a month. Some of the best museums to visit with kids, to keep them learning but still having fun, are the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. On a beautiful day, make sure to head to the Smithsonian National Zoo.

If you feel like getting out of town and traveling by car, the list of trips double! Gather the family and jump on 370 to the Baltimore Aquarium for some underwater fun. Or get on 270 and head to Harpers Ferry to enjoy a picnic in the mountains and historic landmarks.

Wherever the destination, you are never more than steps to the metro or moments from merging on the interstate to head towards the ideal getaway for the day. Imagine where you can go from Westside. Learn more at eya.com/westside or visit us at our sales center that is open daily.

Friday Night Concerts in Downtown Silver Spring

July 10, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Summer’s back and so are Downtown Silver Spring‘s Friday night concerts! From EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights, stroll right down Ellsworth into the heart of Silver Spring and discover a jazzy, delightful and hip collection of local artists. Tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Ruben Montoya and his “funky blues roots rock” while sipping a cocktail from one of the many patio bars. Or bring the little ones to dance on the plaza with an ice cream in hand. The concerts are just one of the countless amenities in Silver Spring. We hope to see you there!

Just Stops Away from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

June 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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With the red line just steps from Westside, life truly is within walking distance of your new EYA townhome! Jump on at the Shady Grove Metro station and get off at any location. There are a plethora of things happening, no matter the time of day!

Rockville Station
- Morning: Check out the Rockville Farmers Market every Saturday 9am-1pm
- Noon: Catch a matinee at AMC Cinemas
- Night: Grab a beer and watch the Nats play at American Tap Room

Bethesda Station
- Morning: Take a Pure Barre class with friends
- Noon: Swing by the Apple Store to pick up the newest gadget
- Night: Enjoy a romantic dinner at Mon Ami Gabi

Woodley Park – Zoo Station
- Morning: Visit the Washington National Cathedral
- Noon: See the pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo
- Night: Try the delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Paradiso

Dupont Circle Station
- Morning: Enjoy brunch with the family at Le Pain Quotidien
- Noon: Stroll the aisles of Second Story Books for hidden treasures
- Night: Get a delicious glass of wine at Bar Dupont as you look out over the circle

Gallery Place Station
- Morning: Grab a coffee at Chinatown Coffee Co.
- Noon: Visit the National Portrait Gallery
- Night: Get in line early to dine at Daikaya

The amount of things to do at each Metro stop is unlimited, but these are a few to help plan perfect outings every stop along the way. Find out what else is just moments away from Westside here or visit us at our onsite sales center in Rockville.

Experience the new Westfield Montgomery in Bethesda

June 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Westfield Montgomery MallWestfield Montgomery's chic makeover provides a totally new shopping environment. Photo by @Herry via flickr Creative Commons.

Bethesda’s best shopping spot has recently been transformed into a vibrant destination offering a brand new sense of place. Westfield Montgomery Mall has been reinvented and you’ll definitely want to linger longer.

Just steps from Montgomery Row and moments from Grosvenor Heights, Westfield Montgomery is now considered one of the area’s top entertainment and shopping locations. Treat yourself to a light bite at Lobster ME followed by a hand-crafted coffee beverage from aroma espresso bar. Or make it an evening and dine at CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar before a movie premiere at ArcLight Cinema, a new-concept theater experience with full-service bar.

Westfield Montgomery features the County’s only Nordstrom location, along with favorites such as Madewell, BONOBOS, Tesla, Apple, lululemon and more.

You’ll be impressed with the Mall’s recent facelift, including lounge areas that inspire luxury and style. It’s a sophisticated take on Mall shopping. Discover more of Westfield Montgomery on their blog.

 

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Returns this Weekend

May 8, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Looking for that perfect piece of art to spice up your home? This weekend, stop by downtown Bethesda for the annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival featuring over 130 of the nation’s top artists. This two-day event brings together acclaimed artists showcasing paintings, photography, glass works, furniture and much more.

The festival takes place in Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th beginning at 10 AM. Festival events also include live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors.

Head over to the stage on Del Ray Avenue for some live music, including jazz, rock, reggae and more. Then stop at the restaurant booths for a tasty bite. Bethesda Curry Kitchen will be serving Indian fare, including samosas and butter chicken; Hard Times Café will have chili and hot dogs on hand; and Urban Heights will be serving some unique snacks such as wasabi blue cheese guacamole and XO edamame. A dedicated children’s activity area will be set up on Auburn Avenue daily from 11 AM – 4 PM.

EYA is now selling elevator townhomes in two beautiful Bethesda locations, Little Falls Place and Grosvenor Heights. Visit us online to learn more!

Day-in-the-life: Saturday mornings around Westside at Shady Grove Metro

May 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Westside at Shady Grove Metro Townhomes

It’s Saturday morning and you wake up to sunlight streaming through your floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a beautiful day and the bike trail right behind your house is calling your name. You and your husband throw on workout clothes and jump on your bikes for an early morning ride.

On your way back home you see your neighbor in the community garden and stop for a quick chat. She generously hands you a few of her beautiful heirloom tomatoes. You happily accept the kind offer and make a mental note to invite her to your Memorial Day cookout.

After a quick stop at home to leave your bikes and tomatoes, you head to the Shops at Westside to grab a cup of coffee from the corner café that knows exactly how to make the perfect soy latte. As you stroll around the neighborhood, you see your friends at the soccer field watching their son play goalie for the first time. You both chat about your weekends and make plans for happy hour later that week at Fontina Grill just down the road.

You start to wander back home, beginning to feel hungry after your morning workout so you pick up a fresh loaf of bread from the local bakery on your way back through the Shops at Westside.

Since your kitchen was built with foodies in mind, you feel like a true chef as you whip up a tasty caprese salad with the fresh bread, and even fresher tomatoes. The weather is still cool enough so you decide to dine al fresco on your rooftop terrace and soak up the rays as you enjoy every last bite.

A morning stroll around Westside at Shady Grove Metro includes a variety of activities, tasty local shops, and many additions to your social calendar. Quiet when you need it. Lively when you want it!

Cruise the Potomac via Alexandria’s Water Taxi

April 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Explore your own back yard by boat along the Potomac with Potomac Riverboat Company’s direct service to the National Mall and National Harbor! Leave the car behind and hop aboard their fleet. Explore the sights in downtown Washington and then head over to National Harbor for afternoon libations and evening dinner. Tickets can be purchased on their website, and be sure to check their schedule for the last service of the day. If your boat leaves before your party’s over, call an Uber for a luxury ride home. Potomac Riverboat Company is a 20-minute walk from Old Town Commons and a 13-minute walk from The Oronoco. All aboard!

Celebrate Spring at Mosaic District

April 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Mosaic Market

Mosaic District is the place to be this Spring! Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood will be celebrating film, hosting a food festival, opening lots of great new retail shops and restaurants and much more. Be sure to stop by to enjoy these great upcoming events!

The Northern Virginia International Film Festival will take place at the Angelika Film Center April 13th – 18th. In its first year, the festival will work in conjunction with its sister festival, The Action On Film International Film Festival, to host a week-long series of screenings, seminars and social events. View the list of films and screening times here.

Food lovers get ready! The 2nd Annual Taste of Merrifield is coming to Mosaic District on May 2nd. From 12 PM – 8 PM, local restaurants will be offering scrumptious food tastings. Tickets are $1 each and most tastings costs between 3 – 5 tickets. There will also be a beer garden, live entertainment and children’s activities. Free parking is available in all the parking garages.

Plus, the Farmer’s Market is returning to Mosaic District on May 3rd! The Mosaic Central Farm Market takes place every Sunday from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Vendors include Naughty Girls Donut Shop featuring locally crafted donuts and pastries, the Upper Crust Bakery offering delicious Artisan breads, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and more!

And if that isn’t enough to bring you out to Mosaic District, there are many more retail openings scheduled for this year, including Zengo Cycle (April 11th), Great Gatherings (May 15th) and DGS (May 18th).

All these great new retail shops and restaurants are just steps from the Townhomes at Mosaic District. Only 2 homes remain so if you want to call Mosaic District home, now is the time!

Urban Dog Park Coming to Silver Spring

April 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Montgomery County is preparing to start construction on downtown Silver Spring’s first dog park across from Chelsea Heights townhomes. Ellsworth Urban Park will be home to the new play space for pups. Today, the park already features playgrounds, tennis and gazebo, all within walking distance of the shops in downtown Silver Spring and EYA’s new homes at Chelsea Heights. The move by the County is a smart one, as there are now more households with dogs than kids and dog ownership helps people stay fit, social and active. The park is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.