As another year comes to a close, we are grateful for all the fascinating stories the Reston community has shared with us. Modern Reston has become the area’s leading publication for culture and events, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.
We’ve got lots of plans for 2016, but first let’s look back at the top ten most popular articles of 2015.
The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Indoor Fun in the Reston Area
This article is hugely popular, and if you have young children, you understand why. Here’s a fantastic list of indoor things to do with children in Reston and other parts of the DC area. We update it occasionally with new information, so bookmark it and refer to it on all of those cold or rainy days when your kids are desperate to get out.
Two of the Best Places for Sledding in Reston
We gave you all the scoop on two of the most beloved local sledding hills, for kids of all ages.
Know Before You Go: Shopping For Mid-Century Modern Furniture in the DMV
Here’s a run down of some of the best places to find authentic, vintage MCM furnishings and home decor in the DC area.
RA, Lake Anne Redevelopment Partners and JBG Approve Monorail
So many of you fell for this! Read the whole article — I laugh every time. Next time you encounter an article of this sort, check to see if the publication date is April 1st before you trust it. Not that we would ever do something like this again. OK, we might.
The 2015 Reston Summer Bucket List
Reston in the summertime can be like living at a vacation resort, if you do it right. We created a checklist of essential summer activities to make the most of those three fun months.
Ten Things You Need to Know About the World Police and Fire Games
Reston had the honor of hosting this enormous, international sporting event last summer. Unfortunately, many Restonians weren’t entirely sure what we were hosting. We outlined everything you needed to know.
Home Tour: A Cramped Split-Level Transforms with Spacious, Mid-Century Style
Readers loved this Reston family’s dramatic home makeover. See the before-and-after pictures of how they added imaginative style to this house.
A Sneak Peek at the Beautiful and Long-Awaited Red’s Table
It was a long time coming, but this locally-owned waterfront restaurant finally opened at the end of the summer. Readers were eager to see inside.
Weightlifting & Mythbusting: An Out-of-Shape, Middle-Aged Mom Walks into CrossFit Reston
Michelle committed to a month of the mysterious (and intimidating) CrossFit. What she learned was surprising and helpful for the rest of us.
The 2015 Guide to Holiday Events in Reston, Northern Virginia, and DC
Some of our most popular articles are our event calendars, and the holiday events list was our biggest of the year. On the first day of each month, we publish that month’s schedule of local events, so stay tuned throughout the year for regular updates. We do the research for you, so you don’t have to miss any of the fun going on in town.
And here are a few more favorites:
Many sincere thanks to all of you who shared your stories with us this year. We couldn’t have done it without your contributions, encouragement, and ideas. We have a lot of plans in store for 2016! Please let us know if you have an idea for a story, because we’d love to hear from you.
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About Modern Reston
No longer a distant D.C. suburb, Reston has become a thriving and diverse city of its own. Modern Reston offers a fresh and stylish look at this rapidly evolving urban landscape. It was founded by two Reston residents, Charlotte Geary and Michelle Schoening. With Charlotte’s professional background in photography and Michelle’s in design, our team has created a contemporary and vibrant website with a variety of content. You can learn more about us here.