Soggy Doggy Swim at 220 Twentieth Street


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It’s the end of summer!

And to celebrate the end of the season, we held a Soggy Doggy Day Swim for man’s best friend220 twentieth street apartments, resident events, pet friendly, rooftop pool!  Fetch! Pet Care sponsored the event and provided fantastic gift bags for 220’s furry friends to enjoy.  They even had Doggles (Dog goggles!) for the first five dogs to arrive.

And don’t worry, we didn’t forget the owners; drinks and snacks were provided.


End of the Summer Barbecue!

Eating spare ribs and pulled pork after work.  Can life get any better that?

Sure it can – eating all of that at 220 Twentieth Street with Memphis Barbecue has a Barbecue tasting of their menu TODAY!

Enjoy it all at The Luna Lounge – rooftop pool and terrace.  And when we say all, we mean the best of Memphis Barbecue’s fare, including the spare ribs and pulled pork along with coleslaw.

But Memphis Barbecue is definitely not down and dirty.  While you will need to lick your fingers for sure, this will all be served up with an element of class.  After all, this is a 220 Twentieth Street event we’re talking about!

We will be licking our own fingers, and there won’t be any leftovers, so you will be mad and hungry if you don’t come out!

Mind Your Body Oasis

You are having an out-of-body experience.  You feel like you’re on a flying carpet, or maybe like being in a spaceship somewhere above Earth.  You feel weightless (and it’s not because you just lost 10 pounds, either).  It’s like you haven’t a care in the world, because you’ve come to the realization that you and your body are one, and nothing else matters but this moment.

But you’re not on a spaceship – instead you’re doing a downward dog pose while enjoying Mind Your Body Oasis, a standing 7 a.m. experience each Monday morning running now through the end of September.   Held at the Crystal City Water Park not far from your Crystal City, Virginia apartment, 220 Twentieth, this morning meditation is just what you need to stretch into your week effortlessly.

After the workout, you head back to your gorgeous apartment at 220 Twentieth to have a perfect cup of Joe before heading out to work – now relaxed, revived and stress free.


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Crystal City FreshFarm Markets

In 1986, Carlo Petrini, a contributing writer to top-tier culinary publications, created the International Slow Food movement – an alternative to fast food that strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem.  Roughly translated, Petrini’s movement gave voice to the slogan for local farming “buy local” that focuses on the importance of supporting local agriculture.

But where can you support local agriculture near 220 Twentieth in Crystal City?  At the Crystal City FreshFarm Markets of course!  Every Tuesday, local farmers bring their fresh fruits and vegetables and such so that area residents have the opportunity to buy local.  The market, which runs every Tuesday from now through November 20, is held from 3 to 7 p.m. on the sidewalk along Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Imagine how this shifts your quality of eco-life now.  You can walk to the market from your 220 Twentieth apartment without depending on energy to get you there, buy organic, which is better for you and the environment, support local farming, and then go home and cook your food slowly, instead of consuming the tasteless fast food variety.

Now that’s a quality slow food experience.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

220 Twentieth, your luxury apartments in Crystal City, VA is an example for eco-friendly living.  It’s a LEED Silver Certified apartment, which means it has an internationally recognized mark of excellence from LEED, an organization that provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measureable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Wow, that sounds seriously eco-responsible, right?

Considering all of that, don’t you want to make sure that your apartment is eco-friendly on the inside?

If you live at 220 Twentieth, you have many options for finding eco-friendly cleaning resources right in your surrounding area.   You can check out eco-friendly cleaning services like The Cleaning Authority in Alexandria.

Or you can make your own  lean and green cleaning products using everyday household products like vinegar and baking soda.  These products are a great alternative to traditional ones, because they don’t go through the process of off-gassing, or evaporation of volatile chemicals in non-metallic materials at normal atmospheric pressure.  Whew, that’s a lot of terminology, too.  It’s not easy being green.

But at 220 Twentieth, (and everywhere actually), it’s the right thing to do.

Pet Friendly Apartment Living

Pet Friendly Apartment Living

What does it mean to have a pet friendly environment?

Find your answer in Teddy (named after Teddy Roosevelt), our favorite Yorkie at 220 Twentieth Street.  At 220 Twentieth, a luxury eco-apartment building in Crystal City, VA, Teddy is living the life – a healthier, eco-friendly lifestyle with luxury services and amenities that provide unparalleled comfort and convenience.

This includes unlimited gourmet treats from his owners, regular “hair do’s” and trimmings from the groomer, and a great Crystal City neighborhood with equally spoiled pups.  Occasionally, Teddy gets together with his equally spoiled 220 Twentieth canines to toast to living the good life.  “It doesn’t get better than this,” they bark in succession, while enjoying organic dog treats.  After all, Teddy won’t eat any old dog treat.

So maybe we’re going for a bit of entertainment value here with “The Life of Teddy and friends at 220 Twentieth.”  But if you want to create a life of quality with your pet where pet friendliness is valued, come by and visit us.  You may get a glimpse of Teddy.  But he’ll probably be too busy living the good life to say hello.

For more information about pet friendly living at 220 Twentieth, call: 703-416-0220.