Recently, Embrey Mill, a new home community set in the rolling hills of historic North Stafford, Virginia, contacted me about throwing a dinner event for my friends in one of their builder’s gorgeous homes! Obviously, I jumped on the invite and thought it would be a great opportunity to explore a new community in DC’s fastest growing suburb.
Embrey Mill is conveniently located just off I-95 in North Stafford, Virginia and offers more new-home builders, home designs and amenities than anywhere else around. What I love about the community is that it has something for everyone. Seriously, there are parks and playgrounds for the kids, miles of nature trails for the adventure seekers and a safe and welcoming community for the family maker. There’s also the Dogwood dog park for the pups, and Embrey House — home to the Before ‘n’ After Café, welcome center, fitness center and pool – for everyone else!
For the event on June 2nd, we will be partying in the Lennar Next Gen model. Lennar builds homes for all stages of your life, whether it’s your first home, a move-up home or a multigenerational home to accommodate your changing family needs.
This model is unique because it features two homes under one roof – perfect for a parent, in-law or even college grad. Lennar is the first production homebuilder to offer a solution for the multigenerational family that lives together. The Next Gen model is awesome because it provides both privacy and togetherness for today’s modern family, featuring a separate private entrance, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, eat-in kitchenette and living room. Look at all the space — it doesn’t get more perfect than this!
I am so excited for my Embrey Mill event on Thursday, June 2nd. Stay tuned for a post following the event!
Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event, the 35th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is set to take place June 10-12, 2016 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of amazing concerts, family programs, exhibits, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks!
We go every year -- B loves the carnival rides and games with his cousins. General admission is available for all performances; shows are free with daily tickets to the event. Advance tickets on sale at www.celebratefairfax.com and at all Northern Virginia Wegmans locations.
Want to check it out with your family? I'm giving away a family 4 pack of tickets over on my Facebook page -- head over to enter to win!
Among the festival's highlights are more than 130 performances on eight stages, with an exceptional line-up of national, regional and local artists. Included are three fantastic headlining performances:
Headline Entertainment Schedule for the Bud Light Main Stage:
Friday, June 10th at 8:00 p.m. Plain White T’s
The Plain White T's kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and melody--‐driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. A decade--‐and--‐a--‐half later — with several thousand shows and a string of platinum –selling singles, including the mega--‐hit "Hey There Delilah” (the 18th most downloaded song of all time), under their belts. The guys haven't stopped heading back to the basement to dream up new sounds. There's where the Plain White T's put the finishing touches on American Nights, the band's first independent album since 2001.
Saturday, June 11th at 8:00pm B-52s
It is well known that the B-52s are the World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity and ongoing appeal of the band is immediately solved when exposed to a unique B-52s concert experience. From the timeless gems of "Rock Lobster," "Planet Claire" and "Private Idaho" to the more recent classics “Channel Z," "Love Shack" and "Roam", the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.
Sunday, June 12th at 4:30pm Living Colour
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. The band’s debut album, “Vivid,” was released in 1988 on Epic Records and reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It featured “Cult of Personality,” a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart as well as the Top 40 hit, “Glamour Boys.” “Cult of Personality” went on to earn the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
In addition to the outstanding entertainment schedule, there are plenty of enhancements to the festival programming at Celebrate Fairfax!, including areas such as the popular Silent Disco, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, the Fairfax County DockDogs Competition, VA Tourism LoveArtwork, Celebrate Fairfax 5k Race, Giant Maze, Pop-up Playground, Flamingo Frenzy Scavenger Hunt and the Emerging Artist Showcase, plus more than 60 carnival rides, games, and attractions, and over 30 food vendors with enough variety to please anyone! These fantastic attractions are some of the many programs that Celebrate Fairfax! is so proud to host at this year’s festival.
The 35th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is a presentation of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. and will be held Friday, June 10ththrough Sunday, June 12th, 2016. Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization commissioned in 1982 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Its mission, “The Celebration of Fairfax County and Its Communities,” is met through the production of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, The Workhouse BrewFest, and educational programs such as Celebrate Fairfax CV+ Event Training Program. For more information call (703) 324-3247 or visit the website at www.celebratefairfax.com.
I'm thrilled to finally be able to share that I've been voted "best of" in the blogger category for Northern Virginia Magazine's Best of 2016 issue! thanks to all of you who have supported me along the way - join me for a cocktail at one of our monthly Girls Night Out meet ups to celebrate!
Thanks to all who joined us at Chima Tysons Corner for our Girls Night Out Patio Party! You can RSVP + join us for our next Girls Night Out Meet Up + Networking Social: www.facebook.com/novahousewives/events
special thanks to Deanne Jenkins from Classic Portraits for capturing photos of our event!
Earlier this week I was invited to the debut of the 2017 Nissan GT-R in DC. 2017 GT-R’s latest refinements include:
GT-R's award-winning 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine, now delivering 565 horsepower – an increase of 20 HP from last year's model.
If you're into the interior aesthetics like I am, you'll love the redesigned, premium interior featuring an entirely new dashboard and instrument panel wrapped in a single, seamless piece of hand-selected Nappa leather. And for the exterior? Nothing looks sexier coming down the road than the thoroughly revised exterior featuring Nissan’s signature “V-motion” grille, new hood and freshly designed front spoiler lip to complement GT-R’s familiar wind-cutting shape, giving the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred racecar.
So, If anyone wants to lend me six figures for to purchase one of these bad boys... just let me know!
We had an amazing Patio Party last week at Not Your Average Joes in Woodbridge! Did you miss it? You can RSVP + subscribe to our upcoming events on our Facebook Event Page or join our Meet Up Group! Our next meet up is Wednesday, May 25th at Chima in Tysons Corner.
For the full event album, you can click here. Don't forget to tag yourselves!
I had no intentions of doing any kind of exercise while on vacation, so B gladly took my place in the adult water aerobics!
I found out that in Mexico they celebrate Mother's Day on May 10th -- how lucky am I to get to celebrate it TWICE with this little guy? xoxo
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.