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.

Namaste.

For more information on Mind Your Body Oasis, click here.  For more information on 220 Twentieth Apartments, follow this link: www.220living.com.

Rooftop View

Are you working your fingers to the bone from 9 – 5 and then again after dinner like most people in America?  Are you tied to your smart phone, your iPad and all matters of electronic media like the rest of the tech geeks spawned by the gadgets emanating from Steve Jobs’ brilliance?  Are you and your tech tools always “on”?

Then you need to get away!

Chances are that if you are that much of a work-a-holic, you can’t take a vacation.  But if you’re lucky enough to live at 220 Twentieth Street Apartments, you can go upstairs to your rooftop and let the view take you away to another place and time.

Head upstairs to the Luna Lounge and enjoy one of our favorite apartment amenities; our rooftop swimming pool, and hang out and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the urban oasis located in Crystal City, Virginia.

rooftop terrace view from 220 Twentieth Street

Rooftop terrace view from 220 Twentieth Street

Chances are that when you head downstairs back to your 220 Twentieth Street apartment, you will feel restored, renewed and unplugged.

For more information on living at 220 Twentieth Apartments, follow this link: www.220living.com.

Crystal Screen: Rom Com

It’s a hot night in Crystal City and a sweet story is unfolding right before your very eyes.  It’s a classic love story, really.  Rich businessman is taken by a woman of disrepute who adores him.  In perfect Pygmalion fashion, he dresses her up a wee bit, schools her on a little culture and falls in love.

Wait a minute, this is a familiar story, you think to yourself.  And then you wake up from your daydream and realize you’ve been watching it all play out before your very eyes at the Crystal Screen: Rom Com, a movie event running throughout the month of August, close by your apartment complex located at 220 Twentieth in Crystal City, Virginia.  It’s all going down at the courtyard at 1851 S. Bell Street, which is transformed into a movie theater every Monday night with the help of Moonflicks and the Crystal City BID.

It’s free, it’s close to home, and after you walk back home to your Arlington, VA apartment you will fall asleep having pretty little dreams.

Crystal Screen: Rom Com runs through August 27.  For a full list of showings, click here.  For more information on 220 Twentieth Apartments, follow this link: www.220living.com.

Wine and Luxury apartment living in the Water Park

You’ve enjoyed the perfect evening out.  For the last four hours you’ve been hanging out at the water park sipping on your favorite Riesling, enjoying great music and even a little “eye candy.”   But now it’s 10 p.m. and sadly, your evening has come to an end.  Soon, you will need to think about making it back to your 220 Twentieth, your apartment in Crystal City, Virginia. But for now, you’ve decided to be the last to leave because you don’t want your perfect night in Crystal City to end.

So…what will you do now?  Come back next week of course!

That’s right, now you can come back next week because building on the success of a fabulous run, the Crystal City BID, Washington Wine Academy and Jaleo have added new dates for Wine in the Water Park!    So, you’ll be back…August 10 and again on the 24th, to hang out in the Water Park, sipping on wine with the beautiful people.   You’re the luckiest girl (or guy) in the world.  You live at 220 Twentieth Street apartments, and in Crystal City, Virginia.  This means plush living, good events and great fun.

You breathe a sigh of relief now that you’ve remembered that your favorite event is coming back, and you begin the trek back to 220 Twentieth Street.  As you go, you picture yourself next week – in the middle of the crowd, the center of attention, sipping yet again on your favorite wine, letting the good times roll.

A classic night at Vintage Crystal.

For more information on Vintage Crystal, click here.  For more information about 220 Twentieth Street apartments, visit our luxury apartment features.

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.

Washington Nationals Excursion

The Washington Nationals are hot, hot, hot right now.  Don’t you want to get caught up in the excitement of cheering on a winning team?

We’re hiring a shuttle and buying tickets to see the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves on Friday July 20th.  So you know what that means – you can get caught up in as much “cheer” as you want, and you will have a safe ride home.

Picture it – sitting in the skybox with your favorite 220 Twentieth friends, looking all sportingly and all in your Washington Nationals paraphernalia.  Well the truth is that you’ll probably be sitting in the stands, but whatever.

This is what we’re about.  Community, fun and luxury living.

Oh, and winning too – we hope that happens.  Go Nationals!

Outdoor Zumba at your favorite Crystal City Apartment

You’re walking down Crystal Drive, just a short trip from your apartment at 220 Twentieth, and you find yourself transfixed by the hypnotic sound of a drum beat.  As the drum beat beckons you forward, you realize that the sound is a portion of a revolutionary idea and experience – Outdoor Zumba.

Caught up in the joy that can be found in music and movement outdoors, you drop your tote bag and join in immediately, overcome by the fun of taking a Zumba class at noon.  Before you know it, you’ve already enjoyed an hour’s worth of intoxicating exercise.  The drum beat stops, and you’re the only one standing there zumba-ing, refusing to let go of the rhythm.

Seriously, it could happen – every Wednesday from now until September 26th from 12 – 1 p.m.  You could get outside and enjoy fresh air and rhythm just a short walk away from your 220 Twentieth apartment.  And after your class,  caught up in the experience of cooling down, you’ll walk back home, and enter your apartment thinking – “Man, this is a cool place to live.”

To sign up for CRYSTALfit Outdoor Zumba, go to www.crystalcity.org.

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.

Rooftop Barbecue at 220 Twentieth Street Apartments

The fourth of July came and went but we hope everyone enjoyed the holiday!

Residents at 220 Twentieth, a luxury eco-friendly apartment building in Crystal City, VA, were invited to a swanky soiree upstairs on the fourth.  What could be better than enjoying a chic rooftop party while enjoying romantic views of DC and Crystal City?

Enjoying it while indulging in succulent barbecue from JR Caterers and listening to the sounds of DjEddo from B3ntertainment.  Face it, listening to Katy Perry on at our rooftop shindig while sipping on an ice cold beer (or two!) is a lot better than sipping on a Coca-Cola at your friend’s backyard barbecue.  On our rooftop barbecue, residents not only had great food and music, they also had panoramic views of every fireworks show in DC, VA and MD!

We hope all of our residents and their guests had a great time last night mingling with the neighbors and munching on deliciousness while enjoying sounds from DjEddo!