Modern Business and Entrepreneurs
Modern Business and Entrepreneurs
by I AM Modern Magazine
for Northern Virginia and Metro DC
As I remembered the wild pieces I had to tame this morning, Laura asked me to look at her. Gone was the short and sassy cut she was sporting seconds ago. Standing in front of me was a longhaired woman in a baseball cap, ready for anything.
“It’s all one piece,” she told me taking off the hat and the hair with it. Welcome to Laura Waites’ world. “Alternative hair offers the average woman a change without risk. She can go from black to brown to red, short to long. Whatever the weather or time constraints, I know that I’m two fluffs from being ready,” Laura explained to me, using her fingers to ruffle her alternative hair. Sure enough, it fell into place.
There is a sign in the far corner of Julianne Misra’s yoga studio that reads, “Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment. Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.” As I breathe, I follow her soothing voice, bending and easing into poses. The combination of her technique and the pleasantly heated room drive me into such a state of relaxation. It is not until later that I realize throughout the duration of her yoga class, my mind was completely clear, and I was doing nothing other than appreciating each moment.
It is said, “like fine wine it gets better with age”. This is also the case and motto of Veramar Vineyard, in fact on their website it says “Like fine wine, we get better everyday.”
Fantastic store for buying yourself or someone you love a gift.
11940 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030 703-988-0944
It seems that we are at the cusp of another crazy American success story. God knows we can use more of them these days. Sure there are plenty of good chocolate makers in the world. They are mostly based in Europe where chocolate making tradition dates back hundreds of years.
Interview with Carol Nysmith, Founder and Visionary Educator
Tucked away between the office parks and suburban neighborhoods of Herndon, VA, a vibrant and busy school for highly-talented students stands alone among Washington DC-area private schools. The Nysmith School for the Gifted and Talented offers preschool through 8th grade differentiated instruction that truly meets the need of challenging the brightest students to their greatest potentials. The school is very diverse, in both its population and range of offerings in academics and the arts, well-reflecting the professionally advanced population of the Northern
With an increasing consumer emphasis on and desire for locally grown foods, Boland feels it is imperative for farmers like her to trust, know and support one another.
Fields of Athenry, a 32-acre farm in Purcellville, is the stuff stories are made of. Literally. Farm owner Elaine Boland has written a children’s book inspired by the myriad adventures involving the animals on her farm. Narrated by Sushi, her Cairn terrier and accompanied by lively watercolor illustrations, the stories contain the same reverence and enthusiasm that Boland feels for farm living. Fortunately for Loudoun residents, her enthusiasm tumbles into her business.
Old town Leesburg is always nice to go to, and when we are there, we often ask ourselves why we’ve not visited more often. There are hidden gems around each corner, making Loudoun one of the best places to live and visit. On one such visit, we turned into the back entrance of Lola’s Cookies & Treats located at 109 South King Street in historic downtown Leesburg. A tiny bakery filled with aromas that will seduce any dieter. We found Lorraine Hooper, the woman A great recipe is a good start, but a business is built on lots more than any single recipe. lola’s cookies behind the counter and the recipes.
The origin of Trousseau is taken from the French trousse, meaning a small bundle. At Trousseau, the dedication doesn’t end at the art of romance, putting us in the correct size bra qualifies them as our favorite store of the year. French women give their undergarments as much importance as we do to our favorite jeans. This is a practice we learned to pick up at this great Vienna institution. After we were fitted with the correct size bra, we have never looked back. Great variety and excellent service. You will thank us after you get fitted in your bra.
306 Maple Avenue West,
Vienna, VA 22180
Zazu is not just a store, but rather a shopping experience. From the friendly greeting as you enter, to the music in the air, no detail is overlooked. The super knowledgeable and friendly staff buzzes about cheerfully, always ready to help you find the perfect present for each and every occasion. The unique and broad product selection offers one-stop shopping for all your giftgiving needs. From international sources to locally made items, Zazu is stocked with the coolest new finds in areas covering general gift, personal care, jewelry, handbags, baby and kid items, tabletop and entertaining, home décor and more. This store really does have something for everyone. Head back into the stationery department and you will find everything from boxed note cards to completely custom invitations. Zazu offers beautiful invitations and announcements for all of life’s occasions – each will give reason to entertain and celebrate! At Zazu, gifts and paper are their passion and it shows!
20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Suite 183 Ashburn, VA 20147