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Experience One Loudoun: Boho Blanco / Boho Nation

 

Boho Blanco and Boho Nation are the two newest boutique stores to join the One Loudoun family, and they are officially OPEN! Last week, we took a visit to these two amazing stores to get the inside scoop on what they are all about!

 

Boho Blanco and Boho Nation are two different stores, but the interior spaces are connected. As owner Rick explains, it is a way for guests to mix and match the different styles found in each shop, while still distinguishing each as their own. In these shops you can find amazing clothes, jewelry, and accessories for any occasion!

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As you can see in the photos, many of the decorations are patterned and colorful, like the tapestries and wood textured walls. The clothes and accessories are hung on rustic fixtures made of old ladders or wooden frames.

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If you are wondering the difference between the two boutiques, let us first point out the most obvious similarity, being the boho, or bohemian style. If you are not familiar with what exactly this means, bohemian style is often described as ‘unconventional’. Typically the clothes are a mixture of unique textures, colors, and patterns, which come together for a free-spirited look.

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Boho Nation at One Loudoun is only the store’s fourth location so far! This boutique is geared more towards the younger generations and many pieces represent the latest trends with a bohemian flare. In this shop, you can find pieces that have edginess to them, whether it’s a crop top or a cutout dress.

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Boho Blanco is targeted towards a more sophisticated age group, which is by no means boring! The clothes are focused around a more neutral or black and white palette, with splashes of color mixed in. Silhouettes found in Boho Blanco are flowy and flattering on many types of figures, with just the right amount of shape to create a sexy look.

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Although each shop may be geared more towards a certain age group, there are no boundaries! For example, a funky-fringed jacket in Boho Blanco was purchased by a 17 year old, and the next day by a 70 year old. In both of these shops, it’s not the clothes that make you; it’s you who makes the clothes!

We immediately noticed a few things about these eclectic boutiques while browsing and trying on some adorable outfits. The first thing was that the price point for these clothes is very affordable. In certain stores, one would maybe only purchase one item, but because the prices in both Boho stores are so reasonable, it is easy to buy a couple of amazing items without breaking the bank!

The second thing we noticed was the quality of the clothes. After speaking with the staff, we learned that all of the items are either produced in the U.S. or from fair trade brands. Each item is hand selected, and the shop only carries pieces that they believe are great quality for the price!

If you’re looking for a unique gift this holiday, or a piece for yourself that you won’t find anywhere else, stop in to Boho Nation and Boho Blanco for a fun shopping experience! Both boutiques are located on Exchange Street in One Loudoun, right next to Scout & Molly’s Boutique.

For more information on Boho Nation and Boho Blanco, follow them on Facebook or visit their website at http://www.bohonation.us/.

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.

Experience One Loudoun: Great Gatherings

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If you’re a family who likes to entertain and have a great time in your own home, then Great Gatherings is the place for you! With all of the entertaining items you will need all in one place, you can put together the perfect outdoor space, rec room, bar area, or kitchen! Walking into Great Gatherings is overwhelming, but in the best way possible, because there are so many different options to complete the perfect space in your home!

The front of the store is lined with shelves and tables containing tableware, barware, and other dining accessories. Each display is arranged beautifully and meticulously coordinated by style, color, and design. How cute is this summery plate display in the photo below?

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Because Great Gatherings is a local business, with just 5 locations spread throughout Maryland and Virginia, you can tell the product selection is catered to the local scene. When checking out the tableware, we even found collegiate plates, cups, hand towels, and other accessories representing some of the local universities.

As for your bar area, Great Gatherings has all of the barware you would see at a professional bar space! From cocktail books, to mixing supplies, and glassware for every type of drink, they really have it all.

As you make your way further into the warehouse-sized store, you will begin to see a large assortment of outdoor furniture, from table and chair sets, to luxurious fire pits, couches, and more!

Among one of the many sections in this amazing store is the game section. Here, we came across the coolest version of “Clue” known to mankind, with 3D rooms built into a polished wooden box. There are other awesome game selections, like darts and plenty of options for a pool table!

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In the very back of the store you’ll find a great selection of bars. With a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, you will absolutely find your perfect in-home bar at Great Gatherings! They set up each bar inside the store so you can get an idea of what it will look like in your home – right next to the new matching pool table!

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Possibly the best thing about Great Gatherings is that no matter how many times you visit, you could walk through 5 more times and discover things you did not see before. This is why the amazing and knowledgeable staff is there to greet you right when you enter through the doors. They are happy to show you where everything is located and answer and of your questions.

Next time you’re here at One Loudoun, stop by Great Gatherings to browse, add to your Christmas list, or even purchase a brand new piece for your home! We promise you will be amazed by the selection and quality that GG has to offer!

The Benefits of A Farmers Market

Delicious and fresh produce can be hard to find, and many forget about local farmers that make a living growing the food that we all crave and love. There is nothing better than a fresh tomato, or a plump peach that you can take with you for a picnic on The Plaza at One Loudoun. Here are a few reasons why you should come out to the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market and support our local farmers and artisans!

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Local farmers’ markets have always been around, however, in recent years it seems as though they are popping up everywhere! For people who love to get fresh, cheap, and organic food, the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market has you covered. Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. until Noon, make sure stop by One Loudoun (May through October) located at Exchange Street and Endicott Alley, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Variety

This market features a wide variety of vendors including Anna’s Daughter, who specializes in homemade jam using only locally grown produce, and the Baguette Republic, who makes fresh bread and pastries. If you want to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables, Douglas Werner Orchards, Honey Brook Farms, and Valencias Produce are a few of the many vendors who have all of the produce you desire. Fresh eggs, tomatoes, herbs, and berries can also be found at this local market.

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Not only is the produce fresh, but also it is local! Supporting local businesses help keep a community thriving, like our home of Loudoun County. Local farms have decreased in recent years due to the high cost of running a farm, and increasing competition from large grocery stores that use cheap produce and farms that produce mass amounts of everything. By supporting local farmers markets, you are helping support your neighbor and their business!

Affordable

The local farmers recognize the support they receive, which boosts morale and gives them more drive and capital to continue doing what they love. For such a high-quality product, the prices at the market are more affordable than most organic grocery stores. With these great prices, you can stock your fridge for less money and introduce healthy alternatives to your family’s kitchen. A majority of the farms will sell all organic products, leaving out the pesticides, hormones, and chemicals that are infused in most grocery store foods.

Take time on a Saturday and join us at the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m until noon! Not only will you find fresh and healthy produce, you will also run into the people of your community. This is a fun place to catch up and meet with friends while supporting your local farmers. Visit us online for more information.

Source: http://loudounfarmersmarkets.org/markets/ashburn/

Loudoun County is the Fastest Growing in Virginia

The “new urbanism” trend that One Loudoun is framed around has resulted in a lot of growth and progress for our amazing community! One Loudoun is already home to extensive dining and retail shops as well as a wide range of offices, including Washington Wealth Advisors, Loudoun Smile Center, Bank of Clarke County, State Farm, and Vinitech IT Solution Strategists, to highlight a few. In addition to plans to continue growing our residential offerings towards the end of 2016, downtown One Loudoun continues to add a multitude of businesses to it’s repertoire. We are very excited to announce that Fortessa Tableware Solutions is bringing their headquarters to One Loudoun!

Loudoun County is situated in the heart of Northern Virginia, one of the most economically vibrant areas in the country. According to a recent article from wtop.com, Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, despite federal spending cuts seen over the past few years. From 2010 to 2015, the population of this metropolitan area increased by 8.7%, creating a total of 2,909,438 residents at the end of 2015. Population estimates from 2015 estimate that Loudoun County is the fastest growing county in Northern Virginia! In the past five years, Loudoun County has seen an astounding population growth of nearly 20%, compared to Falls Church’s 15% growth and Alexandria’s 14% growth in the same period.

Unsurprisingly, not only is Loudoun County the fastest growing county in Northern Virginia, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is also the fastest growing county in the entire state of Virginia! At an impressive nationwide ranking of 15th for county growth between 2010 and 2015, Loudoun County’s 20% growth rate saw an increase of about 63,293 people. Furthermore, Forbes estimated Loudoun County to have a median household income of $119,525 in 2014, making Loudoun one of the wealthiest counties in America and an enticing location for businesses to set up offices.

What this means for One Loudoun is that we can continue to keep growing with Loudoun County and continue to establish our community as Loudoun’s New Downtown! One Loudoun was recently named Great American Living Awards Community of the Year for 2015 and has won numerous awards from GALA for the sleek and innovative designs of its building. Be sure to stop by and visit one of our many  businessesrestaurantsshops, or even take a stroll in the park next time you pass by One Loudoun! If you’re interested in leasing office space visit our website to learn more information and get in touch with someone who can help your business make One Loudoun its new home.

Sources: wtop.com, patch.com

GreatGatherings is NOW OPEN at One Loudoun!

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(Photo from the GreatGatherings Facebook Page)

This month, GreatGatherings opened its 5th location at One Loudoun in Asburn, VA, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring even more retail stores to Loudoun’s New Downtown! Just like the entire community of One Loudoun, GreatGatherings is all about bringing people together. They do this by offering products to nurture fun times and social settings in your own home!

According to their website, “GreatGatherings was created to inspire friends and family to gather more often in their homes. We believe that every gathering, no matter how large or small, is an opportunity to create cherished memories to last a lifetime.” This corporate philosophy certainly permeates throughout each of their stores. At the One Loudoun location, the first thing you notice as you walk into this GreatGatherings is its layout. The showroom is setup to mimic comfortable and flowing spaces meant for family gatherings. From the patio pieces to the bars and pool tables, the layouts help shoppers to perfectly envision the time their family could be spending around those pieces.

The quality and craftsmanship of each piece also jumps out at you as you walk through each “room”. From the heavy wood and thick leather of the bar stools to the fabric and stitching of the cushions on the patio chairs, each piece feels like it can endure anything an active home can throw at it. 

The products that GreatGatherings offers go along perfectly with their tagline “Play Up Your Home”. Categories include pool tables, bars & game room, stools, outdoor furniture, entertaining essentials, and more!

If you’re planning on throwing the ultimate party this summer, or just looking to spruce up your recreation room, you can count on GreatGatherings to have all of the furniture and accessories you will need! Stop by today before you head over to eat at one of One Loudoun’s amazing restaurants! 

Sources: GreatGatherings.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.

12 Perks of Living at One Loudoun

Chances are you’ve heard of our one-of-a-kind, mixed-use community here at One Loudoun. There’s no question that One Loudoun is Loudoun County’s New Downtown! But why are so many raving about living at One Loudoun? Read on to discover a few of the many perks our homeowners are able to enjoy by living in the all-encompassing, contemporary cosmopolitan community of One Loudoun:

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1. The Ideal Location: One Loudoun is ideally located at the heart of Loudoun County just off Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway. With our prime location, we are able to offer homeowners the best of both worlds—the vibrant excitement of new urbanist life set amidst a refreshing walkable neighborhood environment. All of which is just 25 miles from Washington D.C. and a mere 3 miles away from Washington Dulles International Airport!

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2. The Stunning New Homes Designs: The stunning, Chicago-inspired new homes here at One Loudon by Camberley Homes and Miller & Smith are sure to impress—with their refined, sophisticated look and distinctive brownstone designs. We think you’ll agree, the beautifully-designed streetscapes of One Loudoun are sure to be the envy of your friends and family!

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3. The Unmatched Convenience: At our core, our mixed-use community here at One Loudoun strives to offer our homeowners unmatched convenience at their very fingertips, with our diverse, ever-growing selection of retailers, ranging from dry cleaners and banks to dentists, eye doctors and beyond. You can even get your oil changed minutes from your doorstep at Virginia Tire & Auto!

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4. The Dining Selection: Our wide selection of restaurants, bistros and fine dining here at One Loudoun is truly beyond compare—there are just so many options to choose from! From Plan B Burger and Firehouse Subs, to Bar Louie, Matchbox, 5ense, Spitfire and beyond!

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5. The Award-Winning Community Clubhouse: One Loudoun’s Community Clubhouse is home to a number of world-class amenities, including: a pool, fitness center, tennis courts, basketball courts and a dance studio. For more on the Clubhouse, check out this tour of our stunning new Clubhouse on YouTube.

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6. Central Park: The Central Park at One Loudoun is home to a 100+ acre park and miles of scenic trails, open fields and even a butterfly garden! Central Park is a true treasure of our community, as it offers a refreshing sanctuary from the busy urban lifestyle—ideal for jogging, biking, enjoying a family picnic or relaxing with friends.

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7. The BarnThe Barn, located at the very heart of One Loudoun’s Central Park, is without a doubt a community favorite with its distinct style and historic setting. The Barn’s amphitheater seating style allows it to  play host to a number of outdoor events, movie nights and shows throughout the year.

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8. The Fresh Produce: Find a wide selection of fresh fruit and delicious food at our local gourmet grocer—The Fresh Market! Be sure to peruse the freshest local produce at our Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning as well!

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9. Movies at the Alamo: The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is by far one of the best movie in the nation—offering movie-goers an unparalleled experience with dinner, drinks, movies and exclusive events—all under one roof! From the latest box-office movies to screenings of iconic featured films, there’s no doubt that you’ll be back to the Alamo time and time again after moving to One Loudoun!

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10. Picnics in the Park: Looking to spend some quality time with the family? Why not take them on a picnic in Central Park!

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11. Catch Up With Friends: Catch up with a friend over a few drinks at one of the local watering holes—like Glass Half Full or Bar Louie!

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12. Hit the Trails: Unwind after a long day at work with a relaxing run through Central Park, on the miles of scenic trails and winding bike paths.

We think you’ll agree that the all-encompassing lifestyle offered at One Loudoun is truly one of a kind, and at the end of the day—it just makes sense. Living at One Loudoun gives homeowners the opportunity to live, work, dine, shop and socialize—all in one place!

With our distinctive urban atmosphere, it should come as no surprise that One Loudoun has quickly become the hottest destination in Loudoun County! Browse our stunning selection of new homes today—but hurry! The remaining new single family homes for sale by Miller & Smith are almost sold out!

7 Reasons to Love Summer at One Loudoun

There are so many reasons to love summer at One Loudoun! Of all the reasons to love summer at Loudoun’s New Downtown, here are a few of our favorites:

Socializing on the Plaza: Whether you’re looking to catch up with a friend or enjoy a quick bite to eat, the Plaza at One Loudoun is the perfect place to take in the many joys of summer weather!

The Central Park at One Loudoun: One Loudoun’s Central Park is home to over 100 acres of parks and trails, open fields and even a butterfly garden! Central Park is a true treasure of our community—it’s the perfect place for jogging, biking, enjoying a picnic or relaxing with friends.

Rocknoceros Live on the Plaza: Bring the kids out for this exciting, live kids performance on the Plaza at One Loudoun, every Monday morning at 10:00 am. The beloved Rocknoceros are best-known for their fun performance and innate knack for entertaining both young kids and adults!

The Summer Concert Series: Join us on the second Saturday of the month all summer long for our Summer Concert Series, and relax with an evening of local music and socializing with your fellow One Loudoun neighbors and friends!

Acoustic Wednesdays: Stop by Downtown One Loudoun every Wednesday evening this summer (from 6:00 to 8:00 pm), for a live acoustic performance by a new artist you’re sure to love!

The Ashburn Farmers Market: This local legend is back for a second year in a row—with an extensive list of local vendors  ready to bring the best, freshest produce to market! For more on the Ashburn Farmers Market, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

The Community’s Walkability: There are so many benefits of living in a “walkable” community—which become even more apparent during the warm summer months! Leave the car in the driveway and walk down the street to the heart of Loudoun’s New Downtown.

We think you’ll agree—living in a beautiful, truly vibrant mixed-use community like One Loudoun just makes sense – so get in on the fun, and join the One Loudoun community! Check out our distinctive collection of new single family homes by Camberley Homes and Miller & Smith today!