From the MR Sports Corner: A Reston Native Launches NOVA Baseball Magazine

To continue our tradition of finding interesting people in the Reston Community, we bring you Joey Kamide who has just founded Northern Virginia’s first online magazine about local baseball. Joey Kamide, a Reston native, has nearly two decades of experience in the local sports media field, and is in his 10th season as a high school baseball coach…

March 12, 2015

Get to Know DEVIATED THEATRE and Reston Dancer Dana Yasek

My first impression of Dana Yasek was that she was a beautifully graceful yogi on a paddleboard. After watching her balance so effortlessly across Lake Anne last summer, I was not surprised to discover that she is a dancer. Dana is a Reston resident with a formal background in dance and experience with several dance companies. She now…

February 22, 2015

DJ John Coulter, and What He Wants People to Know About Karaoke

Your name is called, your friends cheer, and you step onto the stage, wondering if maybe that third margarita wasn’t such a good idea. But liquid courage has made you ready to spend the next four minutes killing it as Def Leppard, Miley Cyrus, or Frank Sinatra. And you’re pretty sure you sound amazing. Ah yes, karaoke. It’s the night when…

January 21, 2015

The Contemporary Jewelry of Reston’s Modern Nature Studio

I’ve been a fan of Kathleen Klik’s jewelry since I first saw her booth at the Reston Market a few years ago. Her products stood out to me as modern, chic, and beautifully displayed. The name of her jewelry company is Modern Nature Studio, which concisely describes the style of her work. It is clean, fresh, and…

January 21, 2015

Taffy Floral: Enchanting Floral Design in NoVa

While lazily exploring Instagram via the hashtag #RestonVA one day, I stumbled upon the most breathtaking floral arrangements I had ever seen. Literally, these pics were showstoppers. I had to find out more. Who was behind these stunning works of art? Are they local? Could I arrange to renew my vows in the next week so I…

December 12, 2014

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

At the Reston Market: The Luxurious Garments of the Alpaca Girl

Now that the days are getting chillier, it’s the perfect time to discuss some of the softest and coziest winter accessories I’ve encountered. Meet Jerilyn Paladino, a regular vendor at the Reston Market on Saturdays at Lake Anne Plaza. She operates a company called The Alpaca Girl, which specializes in stylish, handmade garments made of alpaca wool…

October 24, 2014

At the Reston Market: Painter Mina Karimi

Modern Reston has been featuring some of the talented artists at the Reston Market. Next in our series is painter Mina Karimi. Mina is a DC-based painter with a bold, colorful style of painting mixed with silkscreened photographs. She creates artwork that highlights several local landmarks, such as DC  street scenes, logos, and maps. Her style is…

October 17, 2014

At the Reston Market: Painter Rayhart

It takes only a brief conversation with Rayhart to hear his voice come through his artwork. He has a musical quality to his speech that is reflected in his fluid style of painting. Rayhart is a painter who presents his vibrant work at the Reston Market on most Saturdays. His paintings’ bright colors and flowing brush strokes catch our eye every time he exhibits….

September 19, 2014

At the Reston Market: Photographer Visuals-KI

Every Saturday from May until November, the Reston Market exhibits arts and crafts vendors on Lake Anne Plaza. Modern Reston will introduce you to some of this diverse artwork and the fascinating people behind these creations. First in this series is photographer Kelvin Ikhide of Visuals-KI. He lives here in Reston, and specializes in black and white photography…

September 12, 2014

Surf Reston Makes a Splash on Local Lakes

Paddleboarders are everywhere this year! You’ve probably seen them drifting across Reston’s lakes, almost walking on water. Adventurous locals are trying stand up paddleboarding (SUP) more than ever. SUP is the nation’s fastest growing water sport, and its popularity is certainly visible here in Reston. Fans of the sport describe it as so peaceful and fun…

September 7, 2014

Ask a Designer: Decorating a Mid-Century House

If you’re looking for the perfect setting for that swinging cocktail party, you’ve got plenty of options around here. The playful spirit of 1960s Reston can still be seen in its original houses. Huge windows, clean lines, and open spaces for entertaining are some of the highlights of these beautiful homes. But what if you just moved into…

September 7, 2014