Year: 2015

A Look Inside: The Barn

The Barn Amphitheater, also known as “the Barn”, is located in Central Park at the very heart of One Loudoun. This local landmark is without a doubt one of our community’s most beloved, truly one-of-a-kind amenities. Let’s take a closer look:

The Barn was originally built in the late 1800’s, and was restored by Cochran’s Stone Masonry and Timber Framing, one of only three historical restoration companies in the country. The Barn was perfectly preserved at the heart of One Loudoun for years, thanks to Cochran’s Stone Masonry and Timber Framing, who disassembled the Barn at its original location and reassembled it in One Loudoun’s Central Park. Cochran’s used only authentic materials and methods of construction from the time period the Barn was originally constructed.

The Barn offers One Loudoun homeowners the perfect space for a variety of community-wide events—from wedding receptions to wine tastings and even the occasional community happy hour!

This beautiful, historic barn is one of the unique centerpieces of our community here at One Loudoun. The Barn offers an iconic backdrop for a wide range of outdoor events and shows throughout the year, with its distinct style and historic setting—which is why the Barn is home to a number of fun-filled community events throughout the year.

The Barn’s outdoor amphitheater-style seating makes this space ideal for a number of outdoor events, shows and gatherings—from live concerts and kids shows, to free family movie nights on the lawn, a number of seasonal events, outdoor markets and more.

There’s no question that the Barn adds a unique hint of country charm to our chic, mixed-use community. It’s no surprise that the Barn has become a true community favorite here at One Loudoun! For more on the Barn, visit our website and be sure to sign up for upcoming events at the Barn, along with updates about our community and special promotions through our Digital Media Engine!

 Source: 1lna.com 

First Fashion Boutique Announced at One Loudoun – BOHO Nation and BOHO Blanco Arriving in Ashburn – Spring 2016!

One Loudoun is thrilled to announce its very first fashion retailer, BOHO Nation and BOHO Blanco! The dual-concept boutique, created by Rick Sarmiento of White House I Black Market, is set to arrive spring 2016.

BOHO Nation captures the essence of chic and contemporary bohemian style, offering a carefully curated assortment of uniquely detailed clothes, eye-catching accessories, and spirited home goods. The retailer’s clothing selection features vibrant, bright colors, and marries carefree layering with considered selection. The handpicked accessories are chosen for their beauty and eye-catching qualities. Additionally, the available home accents aren’t just mere decoration: they imbue a Zen-like mood and energy into your living space. Functioning as a sister store, BOHO Blanco focuses its attention on the affordable expression of modern styling. To achieve this, it selects apparel, home goods and accessories that center on a neutral-white color palette, and are accented with hints of color and unique textural details.

BOHO Nation is dedicated to the customer experience, the expression of intelligence, creativity, and individuality, perfectly complementing One Loudoun’s current mix of tenants by bringing a fresh approach to shopping this exciting lifestyle. The One Loudoun location is the fifth store for BOHO Nation and the second BOHO Blanco location in the D.C.-metro area.

Set in a 3,500 square foot space at One Loudoun, BOHO Nation will join a growing roster of new tenants, including Northern Outfitters, which opened late summer 2015, Matchbox and B (Burgers, Beer and Bourbon), set to open in January and The Fitness Equation, Copperwood Tavern, World of Beer all set to open in early 2016.

To learn more about BOHO Nation and BOHO Blanco, you can visit their website here or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Tastes from Around the World—Only at One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row!

One Loudoun’s new Restaurant Row is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, offering a sophisticated selection of delicious cuisine from around the world. On Restaurant Row, you have the unique opportunity to experience culinary delights and culture from all around the globe—from America, Mexico and South Africa, to Italy, India, Thailand and even the Mediterranean. With the eclectic mix of restaurants and dining options here at One Loudoun, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

Whether you’re looking for gourmet, homestyle or pub style, there’s truly no end to the culinary experiences available here at One Loudoun. Don’t believe us? Read on to learn a little more about the diverse collection of restaurants at One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row, offering tastes from around the world:

Europe

Restaurant Row is home to European-inspired restaurants, including Zoes Kitchen and Spinfire, . Zoes Kitchen offers a fresh, mediterranean-style menu with original recipes and fresh ingredients you’re sure to love, while Italian-inspired Spinfire Pizza offers custom, made-to-order pizzas and salads in just 90 seconds!

Asia

Furthermore, One Loudoun’s  Restaurant Row includes a selection of vibrant, authentic restaurants with Asian-inspired dishes—hailing from India, Thailand, Japan and beyond. Sense of Thai and the coming soon Pho Royal, offer fun and tasty, yet authentic cuisine from their country of origin, which effortlessly reflect the culture or “sense” of Thailand and Vietnam respectively, in each and every bite. Alternatively, PIND offers a wide selection of traditional Indian dishes with a modern flair you’re sure to love, while OKANDA Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is home to a delicious offering of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine, paired with a unique selection of cocktails.

South Africa

Looking for a sensational flame-grilled dish? Why not stop by the South African-Portuguese restaurant Nando’s Peri-Peri for some of their legendary flame-grilled, Peruvian-style chicken? It’s sure to satisfy your tastebuds!

The Americas

One Loudoun is also home to a number of signature, American restaurants—  Modern diners like Family Meal are intertwined with brilliant American bistros such as Matchbox Restaurant and local legends like Bar Louie. Gourmet gastropubs like B Loudoun, featuring Beer, Burgers and Bourbon, along with famed farm to table restaurants like Copperwood Tavern, are both coming soon to One Loudoun. In addition to Restaurant Row’s extensive offering of American-inspired restaurants, bars and taverns, One Loudoun is also home to Texas legend Uncle Julio’s, a Tex-Max restaurant, offering delicious border-style Mexican dishes made from scratch with nothing but the freshest ingredients. This unique gathering is complemented by casual dining spots, including sensational sub shops like Firehouse Subs, and goodness on the go, Elevation Burger.

Last but certainly not least—if you’re looking to sample the best beers from around the world, check out one of Restaurant Row’s world-renowned trademark taverns coming soon to Loudoun’s New Downtown—World of Beer. This local legend is home to over 500 beers from around the world, in addition to the 50+ craft beers offered on tap.

We think you’ll agree—One Loudoun’s Restaurant Row is truly beyond compare! Whether you’re looking for a new week-day watering hole, happy hour hotspot, family-friendly pizza bistro or just a quick bite to eat—Restaurant Row has the perfect place for you.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to One Loudoun to experience sensational cuisine from around the world at Restaurant Row. Tour Restaurant Row and experience the culture & cuisine of the world today, tomorrow and beyond—offered exclusively in Loudoun’s New Downtown!

Infinitive Named a Washingtonian Best Place to Work

The Washingtonian Magazine recently released their list of the top 50 Best Places to Work in Washington, DC – and a One Loudoun tenant, Infinitive, made the list!

How did the Washingtonian come up with these 50 Great Places to Work? Read on to find out!

WASHINGTONIAN: The Best Places to Work in Washington, DC

Fifty companies, nonprofits, and federal agencies that offer generous pay and benefits, flexible schedules, interesting work, and happy colleagues. Bonus: they’re hiring.

By Sherri Dalphonse | November 2, 2015

How did we come up with these 50 Great Places to Work?

That’s a question we hear whenever we publish this feature.

(If you’re asking, “Why isn’t my company on this list?,” more on that later. If you’re not thinking that, maybe you need our list.)

To arrive at these winners, we first released an application that any employer could fill out, and promoted it on our website, on social media, and through the Greater Washington Board of Trade. The application asked about everything from telecommuting policies to employee turnover. We then sent surveys to a representative sampling of each firm’s employees, asking them to rate their workplaces on measures such as whether managers are supportive and whether the work is interesting. The employee scores were the major part of determining winners: A company can offer a long list of benefits, but if employees aren’t happy, it’s not a great place to work in our book. A great employer must also be great for the community, so we also looked for company-sponsored charitable activities and giving…

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Solebrity wins Loudoun Tech. Company Of The Year!

Friday November 6, 2015 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce awarded One Loudoun based Solebrity “Technology Business Of the Year 2015”.

A one-year young, social shopping company started by AJ Jaghori and Chris Petrakis and based on the technology developed at The Social Genome Project, Solebrity is now being touted as the fastest growing startup in the newly revived “Silicon Valley East” movement. The company boasts over 20,000 early adopters including millenials, noteable designers, fashion figures, and celebrities and has 1.4 million products in it’s catalog with reach to 2 million social shoppers. The iPhone and Android apps are privately being distributed to early adopters and have been in beta since August. The company plans to launch publically in December.

Solebrity’s technology enables the application to think on behalf of the user leveraging data science algorithms, consumer science and real-time input from a shopper’s network of friends. Solebrity tailors recommendations to each shopper’s unique style and personality to accurately deliver the right products at the right time and at the right price; thus creating a personalized, effective experience.

A portmanteau of “social” and “celebrity,” the app works to channel a shopper’s social capital or “influence” over their networks into purchases and shares half of its earned revenue directly with the shopper that influenced the purchase. “Our app wisely recognize the power of ego in social shopping and allows shoppers to build their following, create personal collections, and become influential fashionistas akin to the average Joe and Jane becoming Instagram Famous.” says CEO AJ Jaghori.

An Instagram-like interface allows shoppers to recommend items, although instead of ‘liking’, users ‘endorse’ a piece of clothing, uniting a brand’s enviable e-commerce capabilities with a social function that encourages more sharing and spending. One of Solebrity’s founding principles is social good; both founders come from humble beginnings and have strong community ties. The company donates 1% of every transaction to charity and makes this process simple and transparent for the shopper. To date, 323 charities have signed up.

Solebrity plans to continue adding brands and expanding into the pets, houseware, and electronics marketplaces, which will be aided by the company’s Smart Watch and Virtual Reality Shopping applications in the near future.

One Loudoun is Located in the Best Small City in VA!

Here at One Loudoun, we pride ourselves on our beautiful mixed-use community where residents can live, work, dine, shop, and more, all in one place! Not only does our community provide all types of amenities and services for it’s residents, but we are conveniently located in the surrounding metro Washington D.C. area in Ashburn, VA. WalletHub recently named our hometown of Ashburn the Best Small City in Virginia and 13th Best Small City in America!

In order to rank 1,286 small cities in the U.S. between 25,000 and 100,000 residents, the analysts at WalletHub used a detailed methodology including 22 different metrics. The four categories of metrics were affordability, economic health, education/health, and quality of life. The scores of each category were determined and then each city was given an overall score, where Ashburn, VA ranked #13 on the list. In addition to a rank of #13 overall, Ashburn is #2 in the Economic Health category and the #1 small city in Virginia. Take a look at what our community in Ashburn, VA has to offer:

Homes

Our beautiful single-family homes by Miller and Smith will blow you away with their Chicago-inspired exteriors and state of the art interior features! Each new home comes with amazing features to accommodate any family, such as, an open floor plan, 2-car garage, sleeper porch, loft, and 4 bedrooms. With a limited quantity of homesites remaining, you will not want to miss the chance to live in a brand new home in One Loudoun!

Downtown

One Loudoun thrives off of the idea of “new urbanism”, which is the idea of having everything you need all in the same place that you live. The walkability of our community has a lot to do with the downtown area of One Loudoun, which contains an assortment of restaurants, stores, services, entertainment, and more! One Loudoun is constantly adding new and exciting things to our community and you can check out what is new on our blog.

Sources: Wallethub.com

A Look Inside: The Clubhouse

One Loudoun’s Clubhouse, also known as “The Club”, is the uncontested focal point of One Loudoun’s residential community—offering residents of our award-winning community a variety of world-class community amenities, meeting spaces and more—all under one roof!

Located along Russel Branch Parkway directly across from the Barn at One Loudoun, this three-level, 16,000+ square foot clubhouse boasts a distinct, modern design all it’s own. In fact, the Club’s distinct architecture and interior design was recently honored at the 2015 GALA Awards,  with two awards of merit for Design and Architecture of a Free-Standing Clubhouse, and Interior Merchandising within a Free-Standing Clubhouse over 6,000 square feet. Let’s take a closer look at this award-winning amenity:

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Inside The Club

Inside the Club at One Loudoun, you’ll find a magnificent great room, an expansive meeting/banquet room, spacious conference rooms, a variety of glamorous entertaining spaces, management offices and a snack shack. The Club’s interior boats a chic, modern design, evident in the architecture and decor—making the Club the ideal location for the occasional community happy hour or club meeting.

Additionally, the Club is also home to a variety of fitness-focused amenities including a world-class fitness center, state-of-the-art dance studio and an indoor basketball court and more. Whether you’re looking to focus on your fitness with in a quick work out in the fitness center, join your neighbors for an afternoon yoga class in the dance studio, play a pickup game of basketball with a few friends or catch up with friends—the Club is the place to be!

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The Pool

The Club’s outdoor pool facility is truly state of the art—with an expansive, resort-style pool, separate toddler pool, sundeck and snack bar! We think you’ll agree—the Club’s resort-style pool facility offers homeowners at One Loudoun the perfect place to unwind!

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The Tennis Courts

The Club’s outdoor amenities expand beyond the resort-style pool—with a number of outdoor recreational courts, including two state-of-the-art tennis courts, along with a volleyball court and multi-purpose court.

Whether you’re looking to fit in a quick workout, hone your tennis skills or relax poolside—you can do it all at the Club at One Loudoun! For more on the Club at One Loudoun, check out this stunning bird’s eye view of the Club at One Loudoun on YouTube! To learn more about the unique perks of living at One Loudoun, browse our stunning collection of new homes at One Loudoun today.

Source1lna.com

Battle of the Bands Open to Loudoun Teens

Ashburn, VA (Nov. 4, 2015) – Ashburn, VA – Loudoun’s YouthFest, an annual celebration of youth, featuring live music, exhibits and activities, will be held May 21, 2016 at The Barn at One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA.

Festival performers are selected through a Battle of the Bands competition. Middle and high school students residing in Loudoun County are eligible to compete. Interested bands and soloists must submit an application byDecember 1, 2015. Applications are available at www.loudounteens.org.

Battles will be held January 8, February 5 and March 4, 2016 at The Studio, 45449 Severn Way, Dulles, VA. Winners will advance to a final competition on April 8, 2016 at Tally Ho, 19 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA, as well as perform at YouthFest. The winner of the final battle opens for the festival’s nationally-known headliner.

Competition organizers randomly select lineups and assign competition dates for contestants, which will be announced at a kickoff event December 10, 2015 at the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS), 20145 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, VA.

Source: VivaLoudoun.com