Guest Posts

Guest Posts

Kids’ Subscription Boxes: Give An Experience Rather Than Stuff This Year

GUEST POST by Reston Resident Katie Vizenor I hate shopping. I try to avoid stores as much as possible. But, I love buying things and receiving interesting gifts. My solution to this problem has been to try subscription boxes. I’ve tried food, clothing, snack, smoothie, beauty and makeup supplies, crafts, men’s gifts, educational products, and…

December 8, 2015

Join a Flash Mob to Fight Childhood Cancer with Reston’s Ravel Dance Company

GUEST POST by Gail Toth On September 20, 2015 at the Washington D.C. National Mall CureFest 2015 will take place. CureFest is an annual festival that helps bring awareness to the insidious disease Childhood Cancer. It’s mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority by uniting the cancer community, the general public and…

September 11, 2015

Photo Gallery: Chalk on the Water Festival at Lake Anne

The last couple weeks have been quiet here at Modern Reston, because both of your MR hostesses coincidentally scheduled European vacations for the same time. Michelle and I are both disappointed to have missed last weekend’s chalk festival at Lake Anne, because it’s such a wonderful event. Thank goodness for photography contributions to help us see…

June 16, 2015

A Busy Herndon Mom Loses 100 Pounds and Shares How She Did It

I recently met with a group of mothers as part of an article about their fitness group. One of the moms left quite an impression on me, because she was working out with a smile on her face while simultaneously corralling her three kids under five. I chatted with her after the workout, and was astonished to learn that despite…

June 4, 2015

Photo Gallery: Chesapeake DockDogs at Lake Anne

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Lake Anne celebrated the grand opening of PetMAC, a new pet supply store and adoption center located on the Plaza. The event included working dog demos, music, face painting, and vendors, but the highlight of the day was a performance by Chesapeake DockDogs. Several trained dogs soared in the air…

June 2, 2015

How to Choose the Right Food for Your Pet: Nutritional Advice from PetMAC

This coming Saturday, champion dogs will be leaping off the docks at Lake Anne and splashing into the water. This event will be part of the grand opening celebration of PetMAC, a new store at Lake Anne Plaza. There will also be dog scent work demos, cooking demonstrations, face painting, music, and giveaways. The fun will…

May 27, 2015

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

Guest Post: When Bad Things Happen To Good Workers

On Modern Reston, we haven’t tackled topics of the workplace before, but this article written by Reston resident John Hunter is invaluable for both those just starting out and those in established careers. When Bad Things Happen To Good Workers By John Hunter Have you ever been laid off? Do you know someone who has been laid off? Most…

March 30, 2015

April 2nd Kicks Off the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area 10-Week Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

Northern Virginia native, Megan Imbert, is passionate about creating awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So much so that she has decided to throw her hat into the ring to be named Woman of the Year in their 10-week fundraising challenge. She will be attempting to raise the most money in the DC Metro…

March 16, 2015

Photo Gallery: The 2015 Cupid’s Undie Run

Today we’re excited to present another guest post, this time from talented Reston photographer Jim Boswell. He took some fantastic and hilarious pictures of this year’s Cupid’s Undie Run. If you enjoyed last week’s photo gallery of the Virginia Polar Dip, you’re going to love this group of courageous and crazy runners facing the cold for charity. The following is…

February 17, 2015

A Restonian Goes to Washington: A Peek inside the White House Holiday Tour

Most of us never get to take the White House Holiday Tour. Luckily, one of our very own Reston residents, Alisa Ades, was able to score exclusive passes and snap some pics with her iPhone to share with us.

December 24, 2014

Kissing Cable Goodbye & Saying Hello to Streaming Content

As part of our Guest Writer Series, Reston resident Charlie Schoening relays his experiences unshackling himself from the cable box and replacing it with something more streamlined.

November 13, 2014