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Design Exit 11 Madcap and More!

We are in the process of building and designing a new home in LoCo. I find myself drawn to color and enjoy curating ideas for themes in the home. Today, I went to Calico Corners. www.calicocorners.com. I fell in love with the company Madcap Cottage. www.madcapcottage.com. Madcap is a North Caroline and New York based interior design firm. The colors and patterns are whimsical. Kate Spade meets Morocco. I am in love, and have all new ideas and directions for…

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Westfield Montgomery Mall…cauliflower PIZZA!

Located at 7101 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817…but not off the toll road, is Westfield Montgomery Mall. https://www.westfield.com/montgomery If you are looking for a change from Tysons and still enjoy browsing an indoor mall….oh and an AMAZING FOOD COURT. Try GUSTO Farm to Street for amazing cauliflower pizza cooked in minutes. I’m graving all over again.…

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Exit 1: Mom’s Apple Pie

Mom’s Apple Pie Address: 220 Loudoun Street SE Leesburg, VA 20175 Phone: 703-771-8590 Hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm M – F 8am – 6pm Sat 8am – 5pm Sun https://www.momsapplepieco.com/pages/leesburg The other day we, all 5 of us, drove to Mom’s Apple Pie to pick up some cookies to bring to a kid friendly/adult party. I sort of have a motto…”I buy the baked goods. I don’t bake them.” This was said once to my 5 year old at  Kindergarten when…

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Exit 5: Zazu Gifts

Zazu www.shopzazu.com 20070 ASHBROOK COMMONS PLAZA SUITE 183, ASHBURN, VA 20147 Do you know someone that seems to have everything? Well…unless they shop at this store…they don’t. Zazu’s has the perfect gift for everyone from S’well bottles (they personalize) to “Happy Everything” (www.happyeverything.com).  Gurgle Pots (Google…they are awesome) and Scout bags. This store is a dream for the gift giver extraordinare. The owner of the shop is also a delightful person. Speaking from experience she will entertain your 3 year…

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Exit 11 VA-286 Trader Joes

Trader Joes 11958 Killingsworth Ave Reston, VA A couple of months ago we were selling our house, and preparing for “showings”. TJs was my choice for fresh flowers…at a good price point. Their selection is not muddled, and they typically always have amazing hydrangeas. 🙂 TJs might be small, and they are not going to carry your total grocery needs, but I find, every item has a purpose, and is in stock.  …

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Exit 10 VA 657 “100 Bowls of Soup”

100 Bowls of Soup 279 Sunset Park Drive Herndon 100 Bowls of Soup is a fabulous find in Herndon. I researched this spot 2 years ago when I was searching for ways to “upgrade” our diet and quality of life. This kitchen has made that easier, and I get away with preparing amazing soups, at a respected cost made by friendly owners and staff. This is a take away spot, and a small brick and mortar shop. You chose your soups…

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