Enjoy Quality Community Art at Nearby Northern Virginia Art Center

Feeling arty?  Lucky for you, you live at 220 Twentieth Street Apartments, located just a stone’s throw from the new Northern Virginia Art Center.

Located at 2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade, this Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promotes the works of established and emerging regional artists.  The Alliance’s mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops.   So go there and take in all of the beautiful works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics and handmade jewelry.

The cool thing is that you could go down there, become inspired, and then become a part of this community of regional artists yourself by providing your own artwork.  After all, this is Arlington, you live at 220 Twentieth Street, and it’s all about being a part of the community, right?

We’ll be there with our friends from 220 Twentieth Street, being all high-brow, channeling Degas or Picasso or another awesome artist, wearing our beret and scarf and pondering arty quotes like da Vinci’s “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Find more information about the Northern Virginia Arts Center here http://crystalcity.org/go/northern-virginia-arts-center.

Indulge Your Guilty Pleasures at Pentagon City Mall

Shopping at The Fashion Center at Pentagon City Mall just got so much better!  They recently opened three new stores – Henri Bendel, Bose, and the Microsoft Store. It’s the perfect combination of couture accessories and bags, high quality sound, and tech all in one place.   Oooh-la-la!

First, we’re going to go to Henri Bendel to drool over all of the metallic-tone bags and sparkly bangles and such.  Then we’re going to head on over to the Microsoft Store to take a look around at all the cool laptops.  And, of course, we’re going to spend a good hour or two playing Just Dance 4!  After all of our hard work drooling and making our wish list, we’re going to go over to Bose.  There, we are going to sit down, close our eyes, and let all of the high quality sound take us away to another world.  And then typically what happens is we are so caught up in the pleasure of the sound, the security guard comes over around 9 or so and warns that it’s time to close our mouth, stop drooling and go home.

Parting is always such sweet sorrow from our Pentagon City Mall.

Well, at least we won’t have far to travel next time we want to jaunt over from 220 Twentieth Street when the desire to go shopping hits!