Best of Suburbia 2015 | Winners

Best of Suburbia 2015 | Winners

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BEST
VINEYARD
Sunset Hills Vineyard
38295 Fremont Overlook Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132
(540) 882-4560
sunsethillsvineyard.com

Dedicated to producing only the finest wines, Sunset Hills Vineyard offers connoisseurs a unique tasting/drinking experience. It’s no wonder Yelp customers rave, “My wife and I frequent many vineyards throughout the season. We became members of Sunset Hills due to the fantastic reds and great setting. If you are a true red drinker, stop by and give these fantastic wines a try!”

BEST
WINE BAR
The Wine Kitchen
7 S King Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-9463
thewinekitchen.com

Preparing food and wine with the motto “Eat, Drink, Simply” in mind, The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg serves up food and wine with care.  Restaurant staff at The Wine Kitchen value a friendly atmosphere that encourages interaction among friends and family, and thus they offer a place to dine that feels almost like home. The Kitchen’s quality wine list includes many of the area’s most notable brands. The restaurant also  boasts an excellent bistro menu and participates each year in Loudoun’s very own Farm-to-Fork initiative.

BEST
LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANT
Ford’s Fish Shack
44260 Ice Rink Plaza, #101
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 918-4092
fordsfishshack.com

With honors from Northern Virginia Magazine and Zagat, Ford’s Fish Shack is  a family-owned seafood restaurant offering homemade and  seasonal meals that pay homage to New England classics like the Shack’s New England Clam Chowdah. It’s no wonder customers boast that  Ford’s Fish Shack “is one of my favorite places to eat, whether it’s having a dine-in meal with family/friends or just hanging at the bar with some people. Great atmosphere with the New England/Maine scenery. Food is top notch.”

BEST
LOCAL CHEF
Chef Tony Stafford
Ford’s Fish Shack
44260 Ice Rink Plaza, #101
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 918-4092
fordsfishshack.com

Even before owner/chef Tony Stafford and  his wife, Ana, opened Ford’s Fish Shack in September of 2010, Stafford’s résumé was nothing shy of impressive. From 1997-2003, Stafford served as the Executive Chef for Artie’s in Fairfax and Rock Bottom in Arlington, then later became a Managing Partner at Bonefish Grill in Centreville. One Yelp foodie praises Stafford, when she says, “I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I know my seafood… Everything I have had from Ford’s Fish Shack so far has been great.”

BEST
KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Sweetwater Tavern
45980 Waterview Plaza
Sterling, VA 20166
(571) 434-6500
greatamericanrestaurants.com

With fun kid favorites like Mac ‘N Cheese and Chicken Fingers and even meals like Grilled Short Smoked Salmon and Tenderloin Steak for kids with seasoned palates, Sweetwater Tavern is the perfect place to take your pint-sized picky eaters. Not to worry, parents, Sweetwater Tavern also offers delicious meals for adult diners with more experienced tastes. Drunken Ribeye, Jambalaya Pasta, and handcrafted brews await at   Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling. With food this good, what’s keeping you from heading there now?

BEST
SINGLES’ HANGOUT
Jackson’s
Reston Town Center
11927 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 437-0800
greatamericanrestaurants.com

After just one read of the brief statement on the website for Jackson’s, it’s easy to see that there’s something truly unique about this place.  Jackson’s site describes the restaurant as “a nostalgic nod to mid-century Americana and comfort food classics and some unexpected twists (a la  sushi) in an upbeat 1940’s dinner house.” Whether you’re single and out to hit up the Lucky Lounge or stopping in for a meal with family, Jackson’s offers top-notch wines and exceptional meals like Hong Kong Style Sea Bass or Tuna and Aged Prime Rib.

BEST
PLACE FOR COCKTAILS
Ford’s Fish Shack
44260 Ice Rink Plaza, #101
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 918-4092
fordsfishshack.com

With four wins in Posh Seven’s Best of Suburbia Survey 2015, Ford’s Fish Shack is certainly doing something right. And one of those things is definitely cocktails, where The Shack sure doesn’t skimp on flavor. From a Bloody Mary with bacon (yes, you read that right) to patron favorites  like the Cape Cod Cooler and Red Sangria, Ford’s Fish Shack always has something interesting available to wet your whistle. And for those who love a good martini, a TripAdvisor  customer raves that the bartenders absolutely know how to make one of those.

BEST
LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
Leesburg Farmers’ Market
Virginia Village Shopping Center
on Catoctin Circle SE
(540) 454-8089
loudounfarmersmarkets.org/markets/leesburg-saturday

You can feel good about the food you’re buying when you visit Leesburg Farmers’ Market. With food that’s all locally sourced from small family farms and entrepreneurs, the market offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, and other handmade edibles. Not only does buying locally save energy, but local, seasonal, sustainable, and organic foods also taste better and are better for your body, too. Open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, Leesburg Farmers’ Market offers some of the best homegrown food in town.

BEST
FARMER/FARM
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA 20135
(540) 554-2073
greatcountryfarms.com

This 200-acre, family-owned-and-operated farm is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, and prides itself on providing customers with not only great produce, but a great farm experience as well. Voted Agribusiness of the Year by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in both 1996 and 2007, Great Country Farms has remained vigilant and dedicated to their farming practice, even persevering through the challenges of a difficult climate. Great Country Farms eagerly invites you and your family to enjoy their delicious produce.

BEST
BREWERY
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Drive, #142
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 291-2083
lostrhino.com

This uniquely named brewery pays homage to the surfing term “rhino chaser,” someone looking to find the best and biggest waves—an adventurer—with their own effervescent Lost Rhino spirit. The founders scoured the country searching for the “greatest traditions and the wildest frontiers of beer brewing,” and they found it. Sourcing locally harvested ingredients, Lost Rhino Brewing Company creates beers that are inspired by their travels. By taking “the road less traveled,” Lost Rhino has created a beer that stands out above the rest.

BEST
DESSERT/BAKERS
Mom’s Apple Pie
220 Loudoun Street SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 771-8590
momsapplepieco.com

At Mom’s Apple Pie, all customers are guaranteed the best desserts around. Mom’s Apple Pie ensures that all of their baked goods are preservative free. The pie shop is so committed to using only the best fruits in their freshly made pies that they grow their own, showing the love of their craft by hand-peeling fresh Shenandoah Valley apples for their delicious baked goods. Whether you’re a long-time local or passing through for the first time, Mom’s Apple Pie invites you to share this family’s love of quality baked goods.

BEST
PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY BASH
The Little Gym
Ashburn Farm Market Center
43330 Junction Plaza, Suite 180
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 723-0011
thelittlegym.com/AshburnVA

The Little Gym of Ashburn strives to create an environment that nurtures kids while enabling them to grow into strong, confident individuals. Their Awesome-Birthday-Bash-trained instructors will lead all the party fun and The Little Gym team will handle everything from setup to cleanup, which means you get to go home to a clean, quiet house. They’ve partnered with Nickelodeon to create exclusive, character-themed Birthday Adventures featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Go, Diego, Go! Birthday children ages 2 and up and their friends will take part in a fun, imaginative adventure with a special storyline and music from their favorite show.

BEST
PRIVATE SCHOOL (K-8)
Loudoun Country Day School
20600 Red Cedar Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-3841
lcds.org

Loudoun Country Day School (LCDS) is a private school founded on the principles of academics, arts, technology, athletics, and citizenship. Small classes allow teachers to develop personal relationships with their students while providing a positive learning environment that facilitates growth and allows students to grow into well-rounded, caring individuals. Children learn the principles of community in this affirming atmosphere that encourages critical and creative thinking. LCDS prides itself on providing students with a fun and enjoyable learning environment.

BEST
PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL
Flint Hill School
3320 Jermantown Road
Oakton, VA 22124
(703) 584-2300
flinthill.org

Although Flint Hill School began as a K-8 program with an enrollment of 18 students in 1956, it’s expanded to become a K-12 school with well over 700 students. 1990-1991 marks the first year that Flint Hill School began their expansion to include students through grade 12. Before the end of the decade, their growing needs for new students exceeded the building’s capacity. Flint Hill’s new state-of-the-art building opened on September 10, 2001. Since then, Flint Hill has continued to shows its colors as a school that fosters a caring academic community and a rigorous college preparatory education.

BEST

CAMP
TopKick Martial Arts
Multiple locations
(703) 724-9306
topkickonline.com

Providing students with a clean and safe environment that encourages honesty and kindness is one of the core principles of TopKick Martial Arts. This Ashburn martial arts studio strives to challenge students but is equally eager to enthusiastically celebrate students’ victories. TopKick aims to create a program that’s optimized for sustained student engagement, as martial arts requires intensive time and dedication. Want to check it out? TopKick offers a no obligation EasyTrial that allows students to get a feel for the program before committing to a paid membership.

BEST
ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Loudoun Test Prep
44675 Cape Court, Unit 105
Beaumeade Technology Campus
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 638-0684
loudountestprep.com

With instructors who have a vast range of knowledge in subjects ranging from math to English, Loudoun Test Prep (LTP) provides students with a professional and friendly learning environment that allows them to meet their individual and group academic needs. Parents praise LTP, too, sharing, “We have referred multiple families to Loudoun Test Prep over the last several years and will continue to do so. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is serious about providing their child the best opportunity to succeed.”

BEST
ART STUDIO
Painting with a Twist
Broadlands Village Center
43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, #182
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 975-4564
paintingwithatwist.com

Who says painting is only for kids? Well, at Painting with a Twist, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Formerly known as Corks N Canvas, Painting with a Twist is a unique art studio. Instructors, who are local aspiring or established artists themselves, provide groups with guided artistic instruction in a lively environment. Adults are invited to mingle or enjoy a glass of wine while painting and socializing. Painting with a Twist allows visitors to unwind and spend quality time with friends as they create fun works of art.

BEST
DANCE STUDIO
Creative Dance Center
44710 Cape Court, Suite 126
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
(703) 724-4900
cdcdance.com

With four NOVA dance studios located in Chantilly, Ashburn, Old Ashburn, and South Riding, Creative Dance Center provides classroom opportunities for creative expression,conditioning, and personal development for children 18 months and older. With two  competition teams, a community Performing Troupe, summer camps, an After-School Dance Program, and Adult Dance and Fitness, the Creative Dance Center is perfect for dancers of any age. Creative Dance Center wants to let their customers know how fortunate they are to have supported the community this year and to have been recognized for it.

BEST
MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
TopKick Martial Arts
Multiple locations
(703) 724-9306
topkickonline.com

Parents and students can’t get enough of TopKick Martial Arts’ quality martial arts training, which provides students with challenging training meant to encourage physical and personal growth. The studio’s unique approach guides students to develop the patience to learn and appreciate the skill of martial arts.

BEST
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
TopKick Martial Arts
Multiple locations
(703) 724-9306
topkickonline.com

With four wins in Posh Seven’s Best of Suburbia Contest 2015, our staff applauds TopKick for their quality martial arts training! One parent  lauded the program on Yelp, “We wanted to find an after school program that would provide [our children] with exercise [and] some homework assistance in a fun, rewarding environment…. We look forward to our kids growing up with TopKick, becoming proficient at Taekwondo, and having a great time doing it!”

BEST
DAYCARE
Leesburg Open Arms
818 S King Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
(571) 223-6736
leesburgopenarms.org

Leesburg Open Arms provides children with a Christ-centered preschool social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual growth. At  Leesburg Open Arms, teachers and staff realize that a child’s first five years of development are critically important, and they strive to provide all students with a positive learning environment that enables them to reach their full potential. At Leesburg Open Arms, parents “have peace of mind knowing that [their child] is well cared for in a positive, nurturing environment.”

BEST
GYMNASTICS PROGRAM
APEX Gymnastics
741 Miller Drive SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-5344
apexgymn.com

With a staff of former Olympians, elite gymnasts, certified judges, NCAA coaches, high school coaches, and public school teachers who are all safety certified, parents are guaranteed their children will receive quality gymnastics training at Leesburg’s APEX Gymnastics. From  recreational and competitive gymnastics for girls and boys, tumbling for cheerleaders, birthday parties, and an open gym, there’s something  here for every child who loves to move. APEX Gymnastics’ 28,000 square-foot facility is equipped with everything necessary for high-quality  gymnastics training.

BEST
PRIVATE PRESCHOOL
Golden Pond School
43940 Farmwell Hunt Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 723-7663
goldenpondschool.com

Golden Pond School (GPS) boasts a nationally recognized curriculum that  employs brain-based methods through an integrated program. All 12 classrooms are equipped with two teachers each to ensure children receive the best possible education. Golden Pond School also touts three playgrounds designed specifically for the school’s distinctly enrolled age groups. Parents have lots of praise to offer GPS, noting, “As a family with two working [parents], we always felt very involved with our daughter’s activities and class festivities thanks to her teachers.”

BEST
PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN
Nysmith School for the Gifted
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 435-7711
nysmith.com

Ranked a Virginia Top 10 School in the 2009 City Talent Search by Johns Hopkins University and a recipient of the 2014 TJHSST Tommy Award, it’s easy to see how Nysmith quickly positioned itself as a valuable resource within the community. As one of the nation’s very best  educators, Nysmith also ascribes to the philosophy of “‘serious fun’ with exceptional academics.” Nysmith School for the Gifted offers a motivational environment that incorporates the love of learning with “an enriched educational experience” centered on the individual needs of every student.

BEST
SWIM SCHOOL
Potomac Swim School
21730 Red Rum Drive, #107
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 726-2500
potomacswimschool.com

Donna Boone, President of The Potomac Swim School, has spent the last 14 years teaching children to swim in a safe, caring, positive, and fun  environment. To her, these children and their parents are like family. Each child is an individual with different emotional and developmental abilities, and lessons are catered to those unique needs. Beginners focus on water acclimation, floating, and kicking skills, whereas advanced swimmers focus on the various strokes such as freestyle and backstroke. Most importantly, swimmers also learn valuable safety rules and survival skills.

BEST
DOG WALKER
Woofie’s
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite
195 Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 426-6503
woofies.com

Now in their eighth year of business, plus developing several years of professional dog sitting experience prior to that, Woofie’s owners, Amy Reed and Leslie Barron, bring quality care to the world of pet sitting. Devoted pet owners themselves, Amy, Leslie, and their team always  welcome your dog into the Woofie’s home. Not only do their services include pet sitting and dog walking, but they feature mobile grooming and  Pet Taxi, Overnight Care, and Bed & Biscuit services in Ashburn and Lansdowne  as well. For devoted pet owners, Woofie’s is a must.

BEST
PET STORE
DogGone Natural
21 Catoctin Circle NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
(571) 291-3970
doggonenatural.com

Devoted to a natural and holistic approach to pet care, DogGone Natural is “Northern Virginia’s leading independent pet store for wellness, proper nutrition, supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathics, and just about every pet related thing out there.” The DogGone Natural team is devoted to satisfying both you and your animals and strives to present customers with the best service possible. Employees will help  you find the best products possible while remaining on hand with useful information about natural and holistic pet care.

BEST
DOGGIE DAYCARE
Olde Towne Pet Resort
21460 Squire Court
Sterling, VA 20166
(571) 434-3300
oldetownepetresort.com

Olde Towne Pet Resort is devoted to providing the highest quality care to your furry friends. The professionally trained staff ensures that your pet is comfortable, safe, and happy, and their many satisfied customers will attest to that, too. Says one pet owner, “[My pet] has been coming to the pet resort since 2006. She has always received the best care…. Olde Towne Pet Resort is the only place that I will take [my pet] when we leave town.”

BEST
VETERINARIAN
Jennifer Boyle, DVM
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital
19463 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-3313
leesburgvet.com

Before Dr. Jennifer Boyle began working at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital in 2010, her love of animals and interest in the medical field inspired her to study veterinary medicine. Dr. Boyle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College in 2003 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 from Ross University. Afterward, she went on to complete her clinical year at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Now, Dr. Boyle strives to “maintain [pets] as meaningful parts of their human families” through her work at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital.

BEST
IN GROOMING
Woofie’s
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, #195
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 426-6503
woofies.com

Named Best Pet Groomer of 2013 by Northern Virginia Magazine and equipped with a mobile pet spa, Woofie’s is sure to pamper your beloved pooch and animal friends. Yelp customers rave, “the groomers at the mobile pet spa are very kind and always leave [my dog] looking and smelling great.” Another customer praises Woofie’s as “a fantastic spa!”

BEST
DOG PARK
Olde Izaak Walton Park
850 Davis Avenue SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 737-0136
leesburgva.gov

This 21-acre dog park, equipped with a pond, stream, and trails, is the perfect spot for your pooch to roam free and enjoy a day in the sun. Olde Izaak Walton Park also boasts a small dog area for dogs under 25 pounds; it’s the perfect spot for smaller dogs! Dog owners praise it for the “tons of fresh mulch, gated area for the dogs almost as big as a football field, fresh water, benches and picnic tables, and plenty of free parking.”

BEST
ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
Multiple locations
(703) 778-2500
caringhandsvet.com

At Caring Hands Animal Hospital, trust and compassion are the core principles that make this care facility a top choice for devoted pet owners. The team at Caring Hands recognizes the importance of the human-animal bond and thus offers care that makes both animals and their owners feel welcome and satisfied. Pet owners are even allowed to visit their hospitalized pets while in the treatment room. Caring Hands always takes the extra step to ensure that pets stay happy and healthy.

BEST
GYM FOR FAMILIES
Sport & Health
42365 Soave Drive
Brambleton, VA 20148
(703) 774-9500
sportandhealth.com

Looking to get in shape but overwhelmed by the plethora of gyms vying for your membership? Look no further, Sport & Health Brambleton is Northern Virginia’s top pick for best family-friendly gym. True to Brambleton’s focus on family, this Sport & Health location welcomes you into theirs. The team at Sport & Health is dedicated to your health and fitness goals, offering a Kidz Klub Area, Athlete Training Center, Group Fitness Classes, Volleyball and Basketball Courts, Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, and much more.

BEST
DENTIST
Dr. Costa
Costa Family Dentistry
10135 Colvin Run Road, #230
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703) 757-0833
costasmiles.com

Employing the latest technology and cutting-edge procedures, Dr. Costa is committed to giving you the best smile possible. Dr. Costa and his team strive to make their practice convenient and accessible and offer two convenient locations, one in Great Falls and another in Brambleton. One client raves, “I am always impressed with the efficiency and quality of service I receive. Keep up the great work.” See for yourself why clients love Dr. Costa’s quality service.

BEST
PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Dr. Lara Saleh
Little Smiles Pediatric& Costa Family Dentistry
42395 Ryan Road
Brambleton, VA 20148
(703) 542-7000
littlesmilesashburn.com

Working from Dr. Costa’s Brambleton office, Dr. Lara Saleh is a board certified pediatric dentist who treats children from infant through teen. Dr. Saleh focuses on prevention and education to ensure children have the healthiest smiles possible. Following dental school, Dr. Saleh completed a fellowship in restorative dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and a residency program at the University of Michigan, where she received a certificate and Master’s degree in pediatric dentistry.

BEST
ORTHODONTIST
Dr. Zachary Casagrande
Northern Virginia Orthodontics
22855 Brambleton Plaza, #200
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 327-1718
ashburnsmiles.com

Equipped with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science and orthodontics degrees from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Casagrande is a highly qualified orthodontist trained in the latest orthodontic techniques, including Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, and selfligating Damon® bracket systems. These treatments reduce treatment time and help ensure patient comfort, so it’s no wonder that both Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine recognize Dr. Casagrande as one of the DC area’s top orthodontists.

BEST
DERMATOLOGIST
Dr. Sherry Maragh Northern
Virginia Dermatology Vein & Surgery Center
45155 Research Place, Suite 140
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-0500
northernvirginiadermatology.com

Dr. Sherry Maragh is Board Certified in general, surgical, cosmetic, and laser Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Maragh offers the most advanced laser technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques for facial reconstruction and body rejuvenation. After training at the Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, she participated in surgical fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery with advanced facial reconstruction and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. Her numerous additional honors, plus her excellence in patient care, make her a premium choice for dermatologic care.

 
BEST
PEDIATRICIAN
Dr. John Farrell
South Riding Pediatrics
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 150
South Riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-0075
southridingpediatrics.com

A member of The American Academy of Pediatrics, Fairfax County Medical Society, and The Medical Society of Virginia, Dr. John Farrell is a Reston native who graduated from William and Mary and then the University of Virginia Medical School, where he received his degree in Pediatrics. While completing his residency at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Farrell was selected as Chief Resident for an additional year. At South Riding Pediatrics, Dr. Farrell treats his patients as if they were his own children.

BEST
TRAINER
Mike Gannon
Fit For Success
11186 Harbor Court
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 405-3206
xfitforsuccess.com

With a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech and numerous other certifications, including Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Success and Life Coach, Certified Golf Fitness Trainer, Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist, and Performance Nutrition and Diet Specialist, Mike Gannon has over 27 years of experience in his field. As long as you are willing to put in the effort, Mike Gannon can help you get in the best shape of your life.

BEST
GENERAL PHYSICIAN
Dr. Jeffrey
Cohn Broadlands Family Practice
20905 Professional Plaza, #330
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 726-0003
broadlandsfamilypractice.com

A graduate of James Madison University with a B.S. in Chemistry, Dr. Cohn earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University/Fairfax Family Practice, where he served as Chief Academic Resident. Dr. Cohn is a Board- Certified Family Physician and, as one patient notes, “He listens and treats you like a person….” and, “He is very knowledgeable but isn’t too arrogant to check with his colleagues in order to confirm an unusual diagnosis.”

 

BEST
OB/GYN
Dr. Angela Bess
Women’s Wellness and Cosmetic Center of Loudoun
19450 Deerfield Avenue, #445
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 726-9680
womenscenterofloudoun.com

Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Angela Bess has been in private practice for 15 years. Dr. Bess received her B.S. from The College of New Jersey and her Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Afterwards, she received her residency from the University of Maryland Medical System. For the next five years, she served patients in New Jersey before relocating to Northern Virginia, where she has served for the past 10 years.

BEST
HEALTH FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE
Fields of Athenry
38082 Snickersville Turnpike,
Purcellville, VA 20132
(703) 300-5765
fieldsofathenryfarm.com

Delivering farm fresh meat every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fields of Athenry will deliver directly to your door for only $12. Fields of Athenry’s delivery zone extends from Berryville to Reston, and their website features a detailed map. Fields of Athenry strives to raise quality meat that is hormone-and antibiotic-free and fed a whole-food diet, free of anything their own family wouldn’t eat.

 
BEST
MEDICAL SPA
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa
Multiple locations
gotoradiance.com

At Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa, technicians strive “to enhance each client’s natural beauty” by employing the best available cosmetic and medical procedures. By combining the services of a traditional salon with a medical spa, technicians at Radiance provides clients with a unique experience that always leaves them impressed. One client raves about the service at Radiance, “I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place.”

BEST
OVERALL SALON
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa
Multiple locations
gotoradiance.com

With four wins in this Best of Suburbia Survey alone, Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa provides impressive service that stands out above the rest. The salon at Radiance takes hair and nails to the next level to provide you with your own personalized look. Radiance believes that your hair is your best accessory, and it’s their passion to make it look its best. From hair to manicures and pedicures, Radiance will give you the royal treatment.

BEST
NAIL SALON
Luna Nails & Spa
42010 Village Center Plaza, #150
Stone Ridge, VA 20105
(703) 957-4569
lunanailsnspa.com

Offering nail enhancements, manicures, and pedicures at unbeatable prices, Luna Nails & Spa always provides exceptional service. One customer raves, “I literally made a Yelp account just so I can put in a good word for this salon! All the techs there are so kind, attentive, and professional. I usually bounce from salon to salon but this is the only salon I’ve stayed loyal to…. I have yet to be disappointed by them! They are definitely worth the trip.”

BEST
IN BOTOX, FILLERS, INJECTIONS
Northern Virginia  Dermatology Vein & Surgery Center
45155 Research Place, Suite 140
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-0500
northernvirginiadermatology.com

You’re beautiful just the way you are, but if you happen to be looking to enhance your natural beauty, Northern Virginia Dermatology, Vein & Surgery Center has everything you need. From nonsurgical facelifts to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane-L® and Perlane-L®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, Microdermabrasion, SkinMedica® Peel System, Facials, and Chemical Peels, Northern Virginia Dermatology has it all. The doctors here strive to ensure that all their clients receive quality treatment tailored to their individual needs.

BEST
SPA
Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N Pendleton Street
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-3600
salamanderresort.com

Equipped with 14 deluxe treatment rooms that include private outdoor treatment terraces or fireplaces; exclusive couples’ suites equipped with a private terrace, whirlpool, steam shower, and pedestal tub; deluxe locker rooms with a grand whirlpool, a steam room, heated stone lounge chairs, and experiential water features; a secluded spa courtyard with an infinity edge pool, fire pit, whirlpool, and private cabanas; a salon featuring hair, make-up, manicure, and pedicure stations; and an advanced fitness center including an indoor pool, cardio, weight room, movement studios, sauna, and outdoor terraces, Salamander Resort & Spa has everything you need for a relaxing day at the spa.

 
BEST
PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Phillip Chang
19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 729-5553
gotobeauty.com

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chang received his degree from the University of Rochester and then went on to complete a residency and fellowship at Loma Linda University and University of Rochester School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Chang believes in creating natural-looking results and offers services that run the gamut, including abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, body contouring, facelifts, Botox, and more. Dr. Chang’s natural-looking results leave patients happy and coming back for more.

BEST
PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Douglas Foster
Leesburg Psychiatric Associates
201 S King Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 771-4186
leesburgpsychiatricassociates.com

With over 20 years of experience in treating patients with psychological issues, Dr. Douglas Foster treats anything from depression to bipolar disorder, problems with interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, ADD, anxiety, fibromyalgia/pain, sleep, and personality disorders. Dr. Foster received his doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, and is both a Master Psychopharmacology and board certified. Additionally, he previously served as the Director of Psychiatric Services at Loudoun Hospital Center.

BEST
PLACE FOR A BLOWOUT
Current Salon & Color Bar
20691 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 724-9444
currentbynese.com

Equipped with a team of professional stylists, Current Salon & Color Bar by Nese has everything you need for a fabulous blowout. The team at Current Salon & Color Bar strives to create a warm and welcoming environment where they can deliver clients’ best looks. One client raves, “I have been going to Current Salon for so many years… I like how they work as a team! I really appreciated how they… all share ideas on how to make you look at your best!”

BEST
PLACE FOR A MASSAGE
The Wellness Connection
24600 Millstream Drive, #340
Stone Ridge, VA 20105
(703) 327-0335
wellnessconnectionllc.com

Does work have you stressed and in need of a relaxing massage? With Massage Therapy at The Wellness Connection, you can reduce stress while also lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, improving recovery from injury, improving sleep, and increasing concentration. The Wellness Connection offers eight different types of massages, including a business-professional massage, deep tissue, pain/geriatric management, pregnancy, reflexology, sports massage, Swedish, and therapeutic combination. The Wellness Connection offers everything you need to recover from a stressful day.

BEST
FACIAL
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa
Multiple locations
gotoradiance.com

Treat yourself to one of the many invigorating facials offered at Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa. Radiance offers a variety of facials, including add-on, standard, custom, and clinical treatments. Start with the VISIA® Facial Analysis, which uses state-of-the-art imaging to analyze your skin texture, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation, and sun damage to determine which facial suits you best, and then move on to one of the many other great facials offered at Radiance!

BEST
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
AVIE! Medspa and Laser Center
552 Fort Evans Road NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 737-0197
aviemedspa.com

With laser hair removal treatments that range from upper lip and chin to underarms, bikini, legs, back and shoulders, AVIE! Medspa and Laser Center has everything you need to remove unwanted hair safely and effectively. AVIE! uses Sciton Technology for hair removal, which is proven safe on all skin types and colors. This technology uses a laser light to pulse through skin to the follicle, which is then disabled. The remaining areas are left unaffected, and you’re left with long-lasting, smooth skin.

BEST
PLACE FOR A BRAZILIAN
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa
Multiple locations
gotoradiance.com

Is unwanted hair keeping you from rocking that bikini? Fear no more, our readers have found the number one place for a Brazilian wax, so what’s stopping you from trying one out for yourself? More effective and longer lasting than shaving, a Brazilian bikini wax leaves you smooth and ready to hop into that cute suit. One of Radiance’s highly qualified technicians will ensure your experience will be as smooth (pun definitely intended) and as comfortable as possible.

BEST
EYEBROW THREADERS OR WAXERS
Karma Beauty
44260 Ice Rink Plaza, #108
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 919-4101
beautybykarma.com

Quality threading and waxing for great prices and it’s ranked number one by Posh Seven readers? At Karma Beauty, have your unwanted hair threaded or waxed for a price that’s gentle on your skin and wallet. From threading on your eyebrows, upper lip, forehead, chin, neck, sideburns, and full face to waxing on your eyebrows, upper lip, chin, sideburns, full face, underarms, half arms, full arms, half leg, and full leg, Karma Beauty will leave your skin smooth and ready to flaunt.

BEST
PLACE FOR A SPRAY TAN
TanOrganiq
42365 Soave Drive, Suite 105
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 728-9500
tanorganiq.com

Want golden brown skin that’s summer ready without the harmful damage associated with sunbed tanning or overexposure to sunlight? TanOrganiq has you covered. TanOrganiq uses organic Mobile Airbrush Tanning to provide an even tan that’s natural looking and skin safe, all in 15 minutes! TanOrganiq customizes its clients’ spray tans to fit their skin type and preference, and even better, you can make an appointment for TanOrganiq to visit your home, office, hotel, or anywhere else that’s convenient for you!

BEST
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Wellness Connection
24600 Millstream Drive, #340
Stone Ridge, VA 20105
(703) 327-0335
wellnessconnectionllc.com

From an eight-week or drop-in program designed to help you lose or maintain weight to the eight-week Wellness Challenge, see for yourself  why so many clients are pleased with the motivational support groups that allow you to lose or maintain weight along with healthy diet and exercise. Brad Wiggins, 2013 Wellness Challenge winner, explains, “I lost 60 lbs. over the course of the twelve-week program and intend to  continue that success by living healthier.”

BEST
PSYCHOLOGIST
The Wellness Connection
24600 Millstream Drive, #340
Stone Ridge, VA 20105
(703) 327-0335
wellnessconnectionllc.com

Whatever struggles you’re facing, the psychologists at The Wellness Connection are here to help. Their psychologists treat adults,  children/adolescents, couples, and families in a variety of areas, some of which include personal growth and development; anxiety; depression; eating disorders; loss, grief, and trauma; and healthy communication. The Wellness Connection realizes that we all face struggles and challenges in our lives, and sometimes safe and healthy communication with an experienced psychologist is what we need to move forward.

BEST
“BOUTIQUE” WORKOUT STUDIO
Cycle Scene
44190 Waxpool Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 729-4400
cyclescene.com

Cycle Scene of Ashburn has everything you need to get or maintain a healthy body. Owner Jenn Sharman wanted to wow her clientele when opening this one-of-a-kind cycling studio, and it shows. Visitors will enjoy an enhanced experience with extra amenities, such as state-of-the-art sound, spa-like shower and changing areas, digital lockers, complimentary towels, and filtered water stations. Plus, the indoor cycle classes at Cycle Scene boost your endorphins, increase your endurance, break the monotony of daily life, improve quality of sleep, improve heart health, save money, and allow you to take some time for yourself. We all have busy lives, and Cycle Scene believes that it’s important to take time out of the day for your personal health.

BEST
LOCAL BANK
BB&T
101 Catoctin Circle SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 771-7204
bbt.com

For all your banking needs, BB&T left the biggest impression on our readers. From checking and savings accounts to credit cards; online and mobile banking; lending, investing, and retirement; and insurance services, the staff at BB&T is knowledgeable and offers friendly service to all those interested in getting started or continuing with BB&T. To learn how BB&T can help you or your business, stop in, call, or check online to discover more about this excellent community bank.

BEST
RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
Brambleton
42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100
Brambleton, Virginia 20148
(703) 542-2925
brambleton.com

Voted Best Residential Community by Posh Seven readers in our 2014 Best of Suburbia Survey and as Community of the Year in 2013 by Great American Living Awards, the Brambleton community allows residents to experience quality shopping, dining, and entertainment at their own convenience. For more than 13 years, community residents have enjoyed the high standard of living that Brambleton provides. As one of the best-selling communities, Brambleton continues to grow, offering its residents more of what they want.

 
BEST
ACCOUNTANT
Annette Pizzimenti, Principal Accounting 101 LLC
20130 Lakeview Center Plaza
Suite 400, Office 466
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 238-2394

Looking for a qualified accountant who can help you manage your taxes? Your search is over. Annette Pizzimenti brings her clients some of the best tax advice Northern Virginia has to offer. As a certified tax preparer, Pizzimenti first had to receive a preparer tax identification number, pass a competency exam, and have her tax history examined for compliance. One of her clients notes, “Annette is awesome; she is very knowledgeable and always comes from a place of high integrity!”

BEST
TOWN CENTER
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 579-6720
restontowncenter.com

An eclectic combination of an Italian piazza and a French boulevard, Reston Town Center offers over 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants, a multi-screen cinema, and the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel. Moreover, the Pavilion at Reston Town Center features special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year, and ice skating in winter. Enjoy the lively Reston Town Center for yourself and experience all that Reston Town Center has to offer.

BEST
VINTAGE OR CONSIGNMENT STORE
Old Lucketts Store
42350 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 779-0268
luckettstore.com

Voted number one in Leesburg Today’s Best of Loudoun, The Old Lucketts store was originally built in 1879 by the Lucketts family. The building was restored in 1996 by Suzanne Eblen, her husband Pat, and numerous friends and workmen. The store now offers antiques, vintage finds, and other unique items from over 35 dealers. With all of these options, you’re sure to find something unique for your home at The Old Lucketts store.

BEST
SHOE COBBLER
Countryside Shoe & Luggage
38 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
(703) 430-4862
countrysideshoeandluggage.com

When Mr. Balian Senior was 11 years old, he began making shoes in his native Lebanon. By age 20, Balian had opened his first shoe factory in Beirut, where he designed women’s shoes. When war conditions worsened, Balian and his family got a fresh start in the United States, where Mr. Balian performed menial work until he was able to open a shoe repair shop in Sterling in 1988. In 1992, Balian opened a second shop in Countryside. Today, Balian’s two sons run his stores and continue to uphold their father’s high standards for integrity and ethics.

 
BEST
HOTEL
Salamander Spa & Resort
500 North Pendleton Street
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-3600
salamanderresort.com

Named the Best New Travel Wellness Property by Spafinder Wellness 365 and Ranked in the Top 10 Best Resorts in the South by Condé Nast Traveler, Salamander Spa & Resort is a luxury property offering premium resort accommodations in Virginia. Guestrooms boast views of either the Grand Lawn or the rolling Virginia countryside and include amenities such as an executive desk, a separate seating and dining area, a 40-inch television, a mini-bar and refrigerator, an in-room safe, wireless internet, and a beautiful bathroom.

 
BEST
GOLF COURSE
The Golf Club at Lansdowne
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
(703) 729-4071
lansdowneresort.com

Designed by world-renowned course designers Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman, The Golf Club at Lansdowne boasts 45 holes of  championship golf. The club’s staff is equipped with high-level knowledge of the sport and will ensure that your experience is one to remember. Available to members, resort guests, or those who purchase golf packages, The Golf Club at Lansdowne is the ideal golf location in the  Washington, DC area.

BEST
BIKE SHOP
Spokes, Etc.
Great Clips Ashbrook Commons
20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, #104
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 582-3042
spokesetc.com

As a specialty bicycle retailer, Spokes, Etc. is available to answer all your bike questions and boasts a knowledgeable staff that has a passion for cycling. Spokes, Etc. hopes to make your bicycle purchases as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. From their service and repair center to bicycle fitting services, biking gear, and new bicycle purchases, Spokes, Etc. has everything you need to plan the perfect bike ride. With five locations in NOVA, Spokes, Etc. makes visiting convenient.

 
BEST
RUNNERS’ SHOP
Potomac River Running
1601 Village Market Blvd., SE Unit 120
Leesburg, VA 20175
(571) 918-0302
potomacriverrunning.com

Equipped with the best brands in running and walking shoes, apparel, and accessories, Potomac River Running is your one-stop shop for everything you need to enjoy a perfect run. Voted one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America for eight consecutive years, customers at Potomac River Running rave about its quality service. One customer notes, “I experienced really outstanding service at Potomac River Running in DC… they took great care in my selection of a new running shoe… A real local gem.”

BEST
REALTOR
Joe Doman
42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 929-5716
joeknowsva.com

Using the latest technologies, market research, and business strategies, Joe Doman and his team will find solutions that meet your individual needs. The Joe Doman group has lived in NOVA for a combined total of over 100 years, so you can rest assured that Joe Doman and his team will help you on your individual real estate journey. Backed by Remax, the Joe Doman group abides by the Joe Knows Guarantee, which is founded on the principles of win-win, integrity, commitment, communication, creativity, customers, teamwork, trust, and success.

 
BEST
CONTRACTOR
Blue Moon Construction
23421 Spice Bush Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 249-2485
bluemoonconstruction.net

Committed to providing you with the best work possible, Blue Moon Construction doesn’t take any shortcuts to keep prices down. This means you can feel confident in the products that Blue Moon uses for your project. The contractors at Blue Moon realize that when it comes to your home, you should never settle for mediocre service just for cheaper prices. One client raves, “My husband and I recently employed the services of Blue Moon Construction… [and] we could not ask for a better outcome.”

BEST
GRANITE CONTRACTOR
Flintstone Marble & Granite LLC
21760 Beaumeade Circle
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 223-2970
flintstonemarble.com

The contractors at Flintstone Marble & Granite LLC are committed to providing you and your family with knowledgeable service that continues well after your project is completed. At Flintstone, the team maintains a continuing education program via print media and presentations. Flintstone is always striving to improve and invites their customers to explore the impossible with our talented team.

BEST
BUILDER
Van Metre Homes
24600 Millstream Drive, #400
Stone Ridge, VA 20105
(703) 348-5800
vanmetrehomes.com

With over 10 years of awards for their superior home-building, Van Metre Homes is committed to serving their clients and exceeding your expectations. Van Metre Homes strives to establish a bond that endures for as long as you own a Van Metre Home. When you settle on your Van Metre Home, you will be assigned a Customer Care Advocate who will assist you through your warranty period and beyond. At Van Metre, you can rest assured that Van Metre never sacrifices quality customer care.

BEST
REFURBISH/UPHOLSTERY
Chairy Pie, Heather Roper
42934 Park Brooke Court
Broadlands, VA 20148
(703) 728-5665
hinteriorsdesign.com

As a sustainable upcycled furniture line for children under the H Interiors, LLC, Chairy Pie chairs are designed to last a lifetime. H Interiors, LLC, provides custom re-upholstery to the Northern Virginia area. Designers at H Interiors, LLC will assist you in selecting the right piece of fabric for your upholstery project. Additionally, designers can help you design custom furniture that can’t be found elsewhere. Upholstering and re-upholstering, although sometimes more expensive, allows you to bring older, quality furniture back to life to create a beautiful statement piece that lasts.

BEST
INVESTMENT  BANKER/ FINANCIALADVISOR
Peter Market, Market Wealth Management, LLC
12644 Chapel Road, Suite 111
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 266-5500
marketwm.com

As a well-known insurance and investment planner in NOVA, Peter Market assists a wide variety of people with insurance and investment planning. Peter has a special interest in helping Women in Transition—those facing particularly daunting money challenges during periods of financial transition, such as marriage, divorce, job loss, retirement, sending kids off to college, and other changes. From CEOs, professional athletes, university employees, retirees, and business owners, Peter Market is there to help clients improve their financial well-being. For over 10 years, Market has run his own firm and continues to assist clients in the Washington, DC, Metro area.

BEST
POP-UP BOUTIQUE
Altar’d State
1604 Village Market Boulevard SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(571) 291-2922
altardstate.com

Founded in Knoxville, TN, in November 2009, Altar’d State started as a modern Christian retail store and coffee shop. Now, six years later, Altar’d State has branched out and is comprised of almost 50 fashion boutiques across the Southeastern region. As a women’s retailer, Altar’d State continues to grow and “do its part to change the world for the better.” Stop by the Leesburg boutique for chic, Christian clothing, accessories, and more.

BEST
FLORIST
Lavender Fields
Ashburn Town Square
43930 Farmwell Hunts Plaza, Suite 120
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-1780
lavenderfieldsflowers.com

With fresh flowers delivered daily, you’re guaranteed the freshest flowers from Lavender Fields. Known for their diverse selection of floral arrangements, Lavender Fields promises a quality selection of green and blooming plants, plush gifts, balloons, full-sized greeting cards, fruit, chocolate, and gourmet goodies. Customer satisfaction is of primary importance to this NOVA favorite, so if you aren’t completely satisfied with your order, Lavender Fields will replace it or issue a refund.

BEST
B&B
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-3333
goodstone.com

Scenically located on 265 acres of rolling hills and countryside, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant offers 18 guest rooms and suites in six charming guest houses so you can experience true peace and relaxation. Customers rave, “My family and I have been staying at Goodstone Inn on a regular basis for the past four years. The accommodations are wonderful, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is very attentive. I give the Goodstone my highest recommendation as a great place to stay in the heart of Virginia horse country.”

BEST

PARK FOR A PICNIC
Great Falls Park
9200 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 285-2965
nps.gov/grfa

The mostly forested 800 acres that compose Great Falls Park offer the perfect spot for a picnic. At Great Falls Park, visitors can catch a glimpse of over 150 different bird species, as well as native animals, such as whitetail deer, fox, box turtles, squirrels, coyotes, bats, and chipmunks. The area features a variety of different flora, including several rare species. The prime attraction, however, remains the falls, which have remained shaped by the Potomac River and unique geological features for several millennia.

BEST
GIFT SHOP
Zazu
Great Clips Ashbrook Commons
20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-9298
shopzazu.com

A mom and pop gift shop that started in Leesburg in 2003, Zazu carries unique gifts and brands, some of which include Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley, and The Thymes Nora Fleming. It’s no wonder customers say, “This place is so awesome! It is like a Hallmark times 10! They have gifts for every occasion.” Make Zazu your one-stop shop for all of your celebrations. As one customer says, “Gotta get a gift… gotta go to Zazu!”

BEST
PAINTER
All-American Painting Plus, Inc.
11104 Harbor Court
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 620-5563
allamericanpaintingplus.com

All-American Painting Plus, Inc. are our readers’ favorite painters. Offering reliable, honest, experienced service, All-American Painting Plus, Inc. is a full-service, owner-operated, professional painting and contracting services company. All-American Painting Plus, Inc. provides professional painting, handyman, and contracting services backed by a two-year written warranty. For accurate estimates and quality craftsmanship, you can depend on All- American Painting Plus, Inc. for your next project.

BEST
LAWYER
Erik Frias
20147 Boxwood Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 969-6477
www.erikfriaspc.com

Erik Frias advises businesses and individuals in a variety of legal matters from his two core practices, with a focus on General Counsel, regulated entities, public companies, and compliance with federal securities laws. Erik Frias has been serving the NOVA and DC areas since 2003.

BEST
HOUSE CLEANER
The Maids
506 Shaw Road, #314
Sterling, VA 20166
(571) 210-3053
maids.com

From maid services to house cleaning and housekeeping services, The Maids meet a diverse range of domestic needs. As a President’s Club winner from 2006 to 2012, a BBB Accredited Business, and a proud partner of Cleaning for a Reason, which serves women with cancer, The Maids will leave your home spotless. Their 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System surpasses other cleaning services in an effort to provide your family with the healthiest living environment possible.

 
BEST
LANDSCAPER
Meadows Farms
1360 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 327-3940
meadowsfarms.com

Rated #1 by Garden Center Magazine in January 2014, Meadows Farms is a family-owned business with 22 retail locations, over 750 employees, and a landscape facility housing 39 designers and sending out over 70 crews a day. One customer notes, “I always enjoy going here to peruse the plants and pick up some mulch or soil. They have solid prices on everything, especially shrubs. All the woody plants that I’ve purchased continue to thrive years later.”

BEST
MOVIE THEATER
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 293-6808
drafthouse.com

Offering eight screens for new releases, family movies, independent films, and the theater’s signature repertory programming, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema boasts stellar projection, audio, and layout to ensure your movie experience is superb no matter where you’re seated. One moviegoer raves that she “no longer go[es] to a ‘regular’ theater [and] loves the fact that [she] can reserve… seats,” as well as that “the seats are separated by a walkway for the waiter so there’s no chance of someone behind me kick[ing] my seat.”

 
BEST
DECORATOR
Heather Bates Design
25847 Mews Terrace
Chantilly, VA 20152
(703) 625-0031
heatherbatesdesign.com

At Heather Bates Design, designers specialize in colorful, elegant, and livable spaces that go above and beyond their clients’ expectations. The designers’ greatest pleasure is watching their clients’ faces as they’re blown away by the result of a project. One customer says of her experience, “Heather’s design suggestions truly made my living room and son’s nursery look amazing. Her ability to know what her client wants and to put that vision into place is top notch.”

 

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