A Herndon Artist Has Been Instagramming Beautiful Illustrations of Olympians

I’ve been a fan of Herndon illustrator Lakshmi Sarkar ever since I found her exquisite fashion illustrations on Instagram. Lakshmi is a painter and illustrator who loves color and is inspired by her Indian roots. She posts regularly to her Instagram account with her gorgeous paintings and drawings. I can’t get enough. (I mean, just take a look…

August 15, 2016

10 More Locals You Should Be Following on Instagram

If you’re not hooked on Instagram yet, you’re missing out! It’s a showcase of talent and inspiration. Whether your interests lie in art, food, music, sports, fashion, nature, or countless other topics, you’ll find something intriguing on Instagram. Here are ten of our favorite local Instagrammers. While you’re browsing, be sure to follow us at @modernreston for…

March 15, 2016

Guest Post: The RUN Around Reston

Are you a Reston runner? Or are you thinking about beginning a running program? Then you will love this article by Reston resident Jessica Hofheimer. Jessica is a certified RRCA running coach, Pilates instructor, blogger at, and mother of three. Here she provides an excellent guide to running in Reston, with information about many of her favorite resources in…

April 10, 2015

Local Parkour Athletes Defy Gravity at Reston Town Center

I’d seen him flipping through the Town Center before. The guy with the wild curls and even wilder stunts was hard to miss. I thought of him as the Reston ninja, vaulting through the town, landing effortlessly on his feet, and disappearing as quickly as he’d arrived. I saw him again recently at Reston Town Center, this…

November 19, 2014