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Why I LOVE the Mosaic District in Merrifield/Fairfax

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Okay, Merrifield used to be somewhat of a dump. Admit it. The post office is the only thing on that street that still resembles the old dumpy days. Now, the Mosaic arrived and all is right in the world of Northern Virginians. The Mosaic is off of 29 and Gallows Road, located near Vienna, Falls Church and Tysons. 

There is a fab glassed facade Target with escalators for the carts and your body. There is ample parking for the Target and surrounding stores and eateries in the free parking garages. Below Target are really yummy and organic style restaurants. Taylor Made is my daughter’s fave kids meal and I love their salad with the Goat Cheese. I can’t remember the name, but that is one cool and unique sandwich and salad place. The industrial look is killer!

Across from Taylor Gourmet There is the beautimous Angelika Theater reminiscent of Soho, or somewhere cool that is too glass all around. There is a chandelier inside and a bar to have drinks and wine and cheese pairings-swoon! Even though I have a kid, I am so glad that there are no kids movies there! Nice to go somewhere in the burbs that are not just for families. Outside of the theater there is an awesome large screen that shows live concerts, cool artsy videos, family movie night stuff, Cartoons and Coffee on Saturdays. LOVE IT!

There are some of the regular chains that are hip like Anthropologie, which is always fun and I love Neiman Marcus Last Call. So much better than Nordstrom Rack. Which is funny, b/c I love Nordstrom and despise Neiman’s probably because I can’t afford it. I digress. I also think that Mom’s Organic Market is cute. Cava Mezze is also there for yum cuisine along with Le Pain Quotidien which is the most darling French style bistro ever.

I cannot forget to mention the specialty chocolate shop and the various clothing retailers below Target. There are too many to put on this page. I will speak of them in detail next time I write of Mosaic. What the Mosaic brings to NOVA is special. DC comes to the burbs literally. There are solid restaurants, good shopping and funky and different events there all of the time. They just had fashion week there. Pretty cool. Also, there is a tiny fountain in front of the movies for the little ones. 

Check it out. Trust me. You will not regret it. http://www.mosaicdistrict.com/

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Need a bra? If you are not a woman, send your lady to this place…

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Okay, it is so embarrassing to say that I went to get a bra last week because all of my bras were ‘tore up from the floor up’. If you aren’t from GA, you may not know that term. Anyway, underwire was missing, hooks bent-a hot mess. So I go to Belle Mode Intimates to get a bra because it is a real lingerie store. Not like VS with the spring break collection. A classy ladies store. What VS used to be like before PINK took it over. Anyway, they measured me and looked for bras and I tried on 20-at least.

These people never faltered. They searched and critiqued and helped me immensely. I have large ones, so it was not an easy task!  I even changed my mind and returned one and got the one that I thought worked best the next day. I only spent 48 dollars for the bra. But, the time and energy they spent helping me was worth a hell of a lot more than that 15 dollar Target bra that works for 3 months and I buy it having no clue if it is right for me.

You should check them out. And no I am not getting paid to say this. ( I haven’t written on this blog for 2 years, so I hardly have sponsors.:) )The location is in Fairfax, VA at Fairfax Corner. For those of you in the District who are freaking at the distance, grin and bear it and get in your car for a ride down 66 West to 57 A and it is really not far from the interstate. You can try on a bra and buy one or some new undies or super cute workout wear, go to a movie and then go to Wegman’s to do some fab grocery shopping and eating. It is a win/win!

I feel so grownup now that I have been properly fitted. Who knew I was a band size up and a cup down!? Anyway, the website is: http://www.bellemodeintimates.com/ Check it out. Support small businesses. They are what make this country. Truly. You get what you pay for.