Four Women Headline “Near and Far” Art Show

“We always knew that we wanted art to be part of the winery experience,” says Nancy Deliso, a member of one of the three families who founded 868 Estate Vineyard. The current “Near and Far” exhibit is the vision of Andrea Cybyk (http://AndreaCybyk.com), the vineyard’s art director. Her theme ties together the works of four women who know each other…

The Conche’s Chocolatiers Make it Look Easy

Making chocolate looks easy, until you’ve tried it. I did, thinking The Conche’s monthly chocolate making class would be a great backdrop for both Loudoun YMCA’s annual fundraiser, “Chocolates Galore and More” (Feb. 28 at Lansdowne Resort), and of course, Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, I got schooled.

Oatlands’ Greenhouse Studio Grows New Artists and Ideas

“Great ideas come from putting people together,” says Walter Bartman (http://walterbartman.com) founder and director of the Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands. Greenhouse, named for its recently renovated digs, is only the latest in a long line of studios he has founded from the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park to Goldfinch Studio at his home in Middletown, Maryland, to Summer Duck…

Dental Goes Digital

When asked, “what’s new in dentistry,” Doctors Haidy Messih and Anthony Black D.D.S. of Loudoun Family & Cosmetic Dentistry answer in unison: “Digital!”

Workouts For your Moods…

Everyone responds to a new year differently, but many of us use those longer nights to turn our attention to what frustrates us. What’s NOT working? Should I try something else to make me feel better or look better? We spoke with local experts in the field of health and wellness to discover what’s working with their approaches and what…

What if it’s Your Hormones?

Irritability and mood swings are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hormone imbalances. Inadequate hormone production also can cause weight gain or other digestive issues, insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, not being able to turn your mind off, brittle nails, migraines and even tinnitus (ringing in the ears)!

Ion: Where Positive Energy Breeds Passion

Raised in then Communist Romania, Luiz Taifas began skating at age three, competing at six and was selected for his country’s Olympic team at 11. To say that his training was rigorous is an understatement. “We trained eight hours a day and sometimes we had a half-day off,” he says from his ground-floor office of the Ion International Training Center…

Through the Looking Glass

Ever feel younger than you look in the mirror? You’re not alone. Women, in particular, in our hyper-competitive business and ultra-political culture can be their worst critics. Maybe it’s that skin starting to hang over your jawline, those pouches around the mouth, age lines or bags around the eyes or an encroaching double chin. Whatever the issue, if you’d like…

Local Gift Guide

Doing your holiday shopping locally does more than help you get to know some of the great people in our community; buying from this particular gift guide supports all those great "giving back" stories you enjoy in Leesburg Lifestyle Magazine all year round! Not coincidentally, they also happen to be some of our favorite merchandise because, well, obviously, those are the…

For Bahamas, Christmas Comes in a Big Blue Box

When Hurricane Dorian failed to hit Puerto Rico, Rafael Babilonia, CEO of nonprofit United-DMV (aka Unidos Por Puerto Rico-DMV)—which had already sent 72 shipments with more than a million pounds of food, medical and janitorial supplies to the island over the last two years—initially breathed a sigh of relief. Then, when the extent of the disaster in the Bahamas became…