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Photo Gallery: Reston in 2016

The year 2016 has earned itself a bad reputation, but let’s not forget all the great moments it brought us. Here are some of our favorite photos of Reston during 2016. Photography is by Charlotte Geary, and you can find more of her photos [email protected] @charlottegearyphotography.                        …

December 30, 2016

Modern Reston’s Top Stories of 2016

Another year is coming to a close, and we at Modern Reston are grateful to all the members of the community who have shared their stories with us. Reston is filled with fascinating people, culture, and events, and it’s a pleasure to be able to learn about them and share them with you. This year…

December 28, 2016

The Reston Holiday Gingerbread Village and How It Gives Back to the Community

As you stroll through Reston Town Center this holiday season, don’t miss the spectacular gingerbread village inside the Hyatt hotel lobby. This confectionary masterpiece delights local families every year, with several buildings created out of real gingerbread, candy, and frosting, and a train moving throughout the village. You can learn more about the process of creating this village…

December 20, 2016

Local Gifts That You Still Have Time to Buy Via Amazon Prime

Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching quickly, but you still have time to prepare! You can show support for the community and some state pride with these gifts that are available with quick shipping.   RDGLDGRN LP The three members of this popular Indie Go-Go band grew up in Reston and met at South Lakes High School years…

December 18, 2016

Photo Gallery: A Christmas Tree Farmer

This article is a guest post by local photographer Samantha Marshall. Reston has been a host to this wonderful Christmas tree lot for eight years.  The owner and operator, Travis of Hopkins Farms, was nice enough to let me wander and just take in all the nostalgia these beautiful Douglas firs bring. From the trees (including…

December 15, 2016

Photo Gallery: Halloween 2016 Celebrations Around Reston

On Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, some of Reston’s cutest came out to Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza in their Halloween finest. Both communities hosted trick-or-treating for kids and costume contests for pets, as well as music and outdoor fun on a perfectly beautiful fall afternoon. Here are some scenes from Reston Town Center’s…

October 30, 2016

The 2016 Reston Home Tour Features Local Residences that Embrace Change

I love the creative inspiration of home tours (as well as HGTV, Houzz, and design blogs), but looking at photos of interiors isn’t nearly as interesting as actually walking through real houses. That’s why the annual Reston Home Tour is so fun. It’s a self-guided tour of especially beautiful or fascinating local homes. This year’s tour takes place on…

October 4, 2016

Guest Post: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fills Reston Town Center With Flowers and Hope

In today’s guest post, Reston resident Erin Heintz discusses an event that took place in Reston last weekend to support research and care for the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease. Erin works for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and offers an insightful look into this event and the importance of the funds it raises….

September 27, 2016

Guest Post: A Tribute to Bob Simon

On today’s one year anniversary of the passing of Reston’s founder Robert E. Simon, many of us are looking back on his extraordinary life with fond memories. One Restonian, journalist Mark Hoover, shares with us his thoughts on the relationships he has developed here in Reston and his gratitude to Bob Simon. A Tribute to Bob…

September 21, 2016

Home Tour: A Photographer’s Mid-Century Townhouse Filled With Playful Details

We love a home filled with personality! The latest house in our series of home tours is a mixture of feminine glam, vintage chic, and wild zaniness. It’s the perfect match for homeowner April Greer and her adventurous spirit. April is a freelance advertising photographer with clients such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal,…

September 18, 2016

The Inspiring Story of Small Change Consignment, the Little Shop of Hidden Treasures

When three young mothers decided to open a children’s consignment shop at Lake Anne, their lawyer and accountant were skeptical. “Adorable,” they said. They didn’t think the business would last a year. Thirty-five years later, Small Change Consignment continues to prove them wrong. There’s a ton of reasons why Small Change has lasted so long in this constantly…

September 15, 2016

Home Tour: A Stunning Condo with Urban Style (for a Fraction of the Cost of Town Center Living)

You might recognize this Lake Anne condo from the 2015 Reston Home Tour — it was one of my favorite locations on the tour, thanks to its gorgeously modern interior design. Or perhaps you’ll remember it from a House Call article on Apartment Therapy, which described its extensive renovations. This condo is highly acclaimed and for good reason. It’s spectacular….

August 30, 2016