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Winter Must-Haves from Fairfax Makers

Winter may bring colder temperatures, darker nights, and a quieter environment to the calendar but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for whatever fun pops up along the way. If you were clever enough to bookmark our Holiday Gift Guide, you already know that Fairfax County is home to a pretty…

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Best Sledding Spots in Fairfax County

It's official - winter is finally here in Northern Virginia! Sledding is a classic winter activity that's both festive and fun for the entire family. Dust off your sleds, bundle up, and head to Fairfax County's slopes for a thrill ride and some fresh air! After working up an appetite, be sure to…

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Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

Sweeten up the holiday season with a selection of scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth desserts - straight from the kitchens of Fairfax County's most talented chefs and restaurants. L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA Chocolate Truffles (Le Truffes au Chocolat) Yields about 36 Truffles…

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Best Places to Brunch in Fairfax County

Every weekend, one dish slides onto pretty much every brunch menu in the National Capital Region. It’s kind of a thing in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia). It can go by many names, but typically you’ll see it called Chesapeake Benedict or Crab Cake Benedict. Imagine eggs benedict but replace the ham…

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A Weekend in Fairfax County: An Accessibility Gem

Nestled in the heart of Northern Virginia, close to the nation's capital, Fairfax County, Virginia is an accessibility gem. As locals and wheelchair users, we discover new things about where we live almost daily. We love our extended neighborhood and how it prioritizes the disability community…

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Cozy Outdoor Fall Date Ideas in Fairfax County

Just because the temperatures are cooling down, doesn't mean that your romance has to fizzle out too. In fact, autumn and winter are some of the most romantic seasons to rekindle the spark between you and your special someone. Cozy blankets, warm fires, comfort food, and festive happenings are…

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Shop at These Unique Retail Stores for the Perfect Gift

Trying to figure out what to buy this holiday season for the amazing, quirky, adventurous, practical, eccentric - and all * beloved* people in your life? We're here to help! Giving gifts is a special way to show someone that you care, and it takes time and effort to choose something that feels just…

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Guide to Visiting Mount Vernon During The Holidays

Updated for 2022 Every year, starting in late November, George Washington's Mount Vernon infuses a healthy dose of holiday spirit and hospitality into its normal programming that results in a magical few weeks of memory-making opportunities for those who know when and where to find it. Below is your…

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