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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!

Just Stops Away from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

June 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

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.


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!

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!

Spring Fling at Mosaic District

March 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Spring is in the air at Mosaic District! Stop by this Saturday, March 21st for a not-to-be-missed Spring Fling Shopping Event. Check out the hottest new totes, wedges, bangles and more and welcome in Spring with the latest fashion and accessories!

Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus is having a Spring Open House Party from 1 PM – 5 PM with live music, tasty treats and “inspiring Spring fashion.” South Moon Under is offering 15% off $150 or more all day. Plus, enter to win a Refresh and Renew Package featuring a $300 shopping spree at Last Call studio, dinner at Matchbox and more!

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all the exciting retail shops and restaurants. Come by our sales center this weekend to learn more about starting your new walkable lifestyle in Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood. But don’t delay, only 3 homes remain!

Mosaic: Something for Everyone

February 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Mosaic District EYA Townhomes

We’re excited to share a recent review of Northern Virginia’s Mosaic District. American University newspaper, The Eagle, shared their thoughts on the neighborhood. Described as “charming” and “vibrant”, writer Katarzyna Strycharz likened Mosaic District to New York’s hip SoHo and Chelsea neighborhoods. We agree! No where else will you find such an exciting collection of shopping, dining, entertainment, and boutique housing. Stop by for a visit!

February Fun at Mosaic District

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

As usual, the shops and restaurants at Mosaic District have some great specials and events happening this month. Stop by for some shopping deals or a fun night on the town.

Gal Pal Night on the Town: This Friday, February 13th, grab your gal pals and enjoy a fun night on the town. Treat yourself to manis/pedis at Mint Nail Salon, who is offering 15% off for new customers and providing light bites. Preview the new Spring collection at South Moon Under and enjoy 20% off purchases. Plus, Mosaic District is providing 50 free bouquets of flowers, starting at 5:30 PM, to the first customers!

Let the Love Continue on Valentine’s Day: Enjoy one of the many great Mosaic District restaurants with your special someone on Valentine’s Day. Cyclone Anaya’s is offering a sharing menu for $59 per couple that features bacon wrapped shrimp, seafood ceviche, sweet desserts and a champagne toast. And what better way to top off the night than with some decadent chocolates from Artisan Confections!

Oscars Viewing Party at the Angelika Film Center: Celebrate like the stars in your glamourous attire and head over to the Angelika Film Center for a FREE Oscars viewing party on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 pm! Enjoy gourmet concession specials, enter to win prizes and take fun photos in their photo booth!

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all these great shops, dining and entertainment. Stop by our sales center at 3002 District Avenue to learn more. Hurry in today, only 3 homes remain!

Boutique District Warehouse Sale

February 7, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Looking for the largest selection of boutique merchandise under one roof? The Old Town Alexandria Boutique District is holding their 10th Annual Warehouse Sale Saturday, February 7th.

Head to the historic George Washington Masonic Temple and delight in hundreds of designer brands up to 90% off! With so many boutiques onsite, you’re sure to find something perfect for you and your loved ones.

Steps from Old Town Commons and The Oronoco, the shops of Old Town’s Boutique District offer the area’s best selection of unique clothing, wares and more. Happy shopping!

Downtown Silver Spring Shopping Guide

December 12, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than the vibrant retail district at Downtown Silver Spring. From fashionable to athletic to gourmet, the shops at Downtown Silver Spring offer something for everyone on your list. Stop by this Saturday, December 13th and enjoy holiday music from 2 PM – 4 PM on the plaza and snap a unique holiday photo in front of the 35′-holiday tree. Downtown Silver Spring is just steps from EYA’s new townhomes in Silver Spring at Chelsea Heights.