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Month: October 2016

One Loudoun Featured in BUILDER Online’s Recap of 2016 GALA Awards!

One Loudoun was recently featured by BUILDER Online in their article, “Local Builder Wins Big in GALA Awards”, recapping an amazing night at the 2016 Great American Living Awards!
Read the original article from BuilderOnline.com below and learn more about the awards our amazing community received!

 

Original article posted October 26, 2016 on BuilderOnline.com

LOCAL BUILDER WINS BIG IN GALA AWARDS

Virginia-based Miller & Smith took several honors at the recent Great American Living Awards.

Along with large production builders such as Pulte, NVR, and Hovnanian, local firm Miller & Smith took several top honors in design and architecture at the Great American Living Awards (GALA) ceremony earlier this month.

Winners of the prestigious competition for metropolitan Washington home builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals are known as the area’s “Best of the Best.” McLean, Va.-based Miller & Smith won awards in four design categories. Click the slide show at right to view the winning projects.

In addition, the company’s development affiliate, One Loudoun LLC, was also honored in the marketing categories of best website for master planned community, best online ad campaign, and best integrated marketing campaign for a master planned/mixed-use community.

“We’re thrilled to be honored among the best and brightest of the building industry,” says Doug Smith, Miller & Smith president. “Our team continues to bring innovative and inspired architecture and design ideas to the market and these awards symbolize our great accomplishments year after year.”

The Great American Living Awards (GALA) celebrate excellence in new home architecture, interior design and sales and marketing. The ceremony is presented annually by the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council (WMSMC), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA).

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith is active in both residential and commercial real estate. In 2015, Miller & Smith sold 86 single-family homes, 159 townhomes, and 33 condos.

6 Ways to Make the Most Out of the Fall Season at One Loudoun

 

Even though the summer has come and gone, there are still several fall activities to experience here at One Loudoun! Whether you are looking for a great outdoor activity for the whole family, just the kids, or the older crowd, here are 8 ways to make the most out of the fall season here at One Loudoun!

 

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Watch football on The Plaza – With football season in full swing and the gorgeous weather here in Ashburn, VA, it’s the perfect time to join friends and family on The Plaza at One Loudoun to watch the big game on the big screens!

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Create a fall scavenger hunt – If you’re looking for an easy afternoon activity to enjoy with your family, create a fall scavenger hunt throughout Central Park at One Loudoun! See who can find the prettiest or most unique leaves and bring them home for fall themed crafts.

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Prepare for the holiday season – It’s never too early to take advantage of the conveniences that are right here in One Loudoun to help you prepare for the holidays! Order your Thanksgiving turkey at the One Loudoun farmer’s market, or get a head start on your holiday shopping at Scout & Molly’s Boutique!

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Go apple picking or visit a winery – Because of One Loudoun’s unique location, we are in close proximity to a long list of area amenities including local Loudoun County wineries and farms. Winery tours on a crisp fall day make for the perfect adult outing, and apple picking is a great activity for the kids!

Grab some comfort food – The chilly fall air can only by soothed by a warm atmosphere and comfort food! At One Loudoun, you have so many amazing choices for some of the best dining options around. From Copperwood Tavern to Eddie Merlot’s, to all time favorites like Matchbox and Uncle Julio’s, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Admire the foliage in Central Park – Whether or not fall is your favorite season, you can’t deny the beautiful fall foliage that we see here in Ashburn, VA. A perfect way to enjoy the foliage is to have a picnic in Central Park or sit on a bench swing with a good book!

Want even more of everything to do here at One Loudoun? Visit our website and sign up for updates so you can stay in the know about the latest events and happenings!

 

 

Experience One Loudoun: Scout & Molly’s Boutique

Fall is back and that means it’s time to bring out the boots, jeans, and cute fall clothes! If you’re looking to update your wardrobe this season, look no further than Scout & Molly’s, new to Downtown One Loudoun! This adorable boutique offers stylish options for work or play. We stopped in to Scout & Molly’s to check it out and maybe do a little shopping ourselves!

Scout & Molly’s first opened in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina by Lisa Kornstein, a self-professed tomboy who discovered a love of retail while earning her master’s degree. She envisioned a place where women could feel comfortable shopping, and could find amazing clothes! Scout and Molly’s of One Loudoun is owned by Teresa Snedeker who opened her first store at Mosaic.

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Immediately upon entering Scout & Molly’s, you’re struck by a bright pink statement wall to your left, and a glowing turquoise chandelier that illuminates what you really came for- the clothes! Clothes line the walls on either side of the store, with tables sporting jewelry, sunglasses, bags, and even more clothes spaced throughout the middle of the store.

What sets Scout & Molly’s apart from other stores is their wide, unique selection of clothing and accessories. Statement necklaces are boldly displayed next to handbags and flower arrangements. Trendy leather jackets are mixed in with soft sweaters and flowy tops. Fun patterns and fabrics are mixed together with simpler, casual tops for everyday wear.

The store also carries all of your favorite brands, like House of Harlow, Sanctuary, Quay Australia, French Connection, and other amazing brands that are hand picked for each location. As you can see in the photos, all of the clothing racks are also color coordinated to make your fall wardrobe shopping that much easier!

Once you have picked out some selections to try on with the help of the boutique employees, you can head towards the back of the store to their airy fitting rooms. They also have seating throughout the store if you’re waiting for someone to try on their clothes! One of our favorite features of the store was a large statement mirror on one of their walls. It’s the perfect place to model some jewelry or handbags!

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You also can’t go wrong with the cheery and helpful associates working at the store! They are willing to answer any questions you have, check for any sizes you may need, and just chat with you about what styles and fashions they love right now.

If you’re looking for even more fashion, talk to an associate or go online to learn about a Scout & Molly’s trunk show! A trunk show is a great way to see even more styles, accessories, and jewelry in an intimate setting, such as a girl’s night, charity event, or holiday party. They’ll bring the runway to you!

We couldn’t have asked for a better, more personable shopping experience than Scout & Molly’s! Whether you’re looking for a dress for a date night or a cute top to wear to work, they have you covered. Visit Scout & Molly’s in Downtown One Loudoun today! The boutique’s hours are Monday-Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-6.

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