Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BTC Labor Day Weekend News & Specials*

Caliente Mex-Sea - Dance Party All Weekend! On Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, Caliente will have DJs spinning all of your top 40 dance tunes from the 80s and beyond beginning at 9pm upstairs. Join us for some tasty food, great frozen drinks, and dance the night away!

The Next Step - This coming weekend (Thurs, Fri, Sat), mention this blog post from Brambleton to receive 10% off any new Fall 2010 product - upgrade your discount to 15% by becoming a Next Step Fan on Facebook!

Sport & Health -
Join Sport & Health Friday through Monday and get $0 enrollment fee!

Annalee's Formals -
Our Bridal Summer Sizzle Sale extends to this Saturday, Sep 4...
50% off on off-the-rack Sale
15% off on special orders including new arrivals

*Labor Day Weekend Only (all offers expire Tuesday, September 7th!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Misguided Angels: A Fresh New Shopping Choice!

Affordable elegance in Northern Virginia is not an oxymoron, and the new Misguided Angels boutique in the Brambleton Town Center is setting out to prove just that! Owners Kim Hutchings and Carol White strive to find women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from up-and-coming designers that are fun and fabulous, and that won’t break the bank. Their unique finds will keep your weekend-wear wardrobe fresh and exciting!

These fashionistas have had the passion for fashion since they were children playing with Barbies! Their successful business partnership is built upon Kim’s degree in fashion merchandising with retail sales and management careers and Carol’s creativity, imagination and experience in visual merchandising. (Making use of that creative gene, Carol even designs clothes, jewelry and decorative accessories in her spare time). They make a great team and have a lot of fun working together.

Kim and Carol met in 1994 when both were very successful managers for Victoria’s Secret. They came up with the name “Misguided Angels” as a tribute to their Victoria’s Secret days and the well known VS “Angels” collection… they always thought of themselves more as playfully deviant than angelic! Afterall, they were never ones to necessarily follow the rules. The name “Misguided Angels” also has special meaning for Kim, as that was the name of the song played during the first dance at her wedding!

Kim and Carol are excited for their store to open and share their fashion obsessions with you (especially their shoe obsessions)! They’ve been busy attending shows and searching for the perfect fall collection. “We think we have a little something to appeal to everyone. We are so excited, and hope that we will provide not just unique women’s apparel, but a unique and fun shopping experience as well!” Their store will be located in the Brambleton Town Center at 22855 Brambleton Plaza, # 105, between Color Me Mine and Edibles Incredible! Become a fan on Facebook to view more photos and updates on the store’s opening.

Coming to the Brambleton Town Center this September

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brambleton August Update - "Misguided Angels" coming to the BTC!

BTC Announcement: NEW TENANT “Misguided Angels” - The Brambleton Town Center Associates is pleased to announce a new tenant coming to the Town Center. “Misguided Angels” is a fun, fabulous, slightly twisted women's boutique offering trendy& unique clothing, jewelry, handbags and shoes, shoes, shoes that you won't find at your local mall! We carry brands such as Hale Bob, Miss Me, Black, Division E, Sam Edelman, Naughty Monkey, Miz Mooz, Big Buddha, and Affliction, just to name a few. They are currently working on a new logo and website but you can connect with them already on facebook here http://is.gd/ektAT. Anticipated to open next month!

Eclips Salon & Day Spa is now open in the Brambleton Town Center - Eclips specializes in the most complete hair service offerings in the Northern Virginia area, not only for you but for your kids. Whether your style is traditional and timeless or you’re going for a brand new hair makeover with dimensional color, they have the talent to give you the perfect look. In addition to hair services for you, they also offer haircuts for your kids! http://is.gd/dHQlx or view pictures of their new salon here http://is.gd/dHQpy.

Winwood Children’s Center is now open - The new Winwood Children’s Center held an Open House in July where potential students and parents were able to meet the new teachers and check out their new center. The most impressive classroom was their Technology Room where they plan to utilize the SMART board to connect with other children from around the world. For information on registration, please go to their website http://www.winwood.com/. Pics http://bit.ly/ap8LOF

Brambleton is now on Foursquare - You can now check in at the Brambleton Welcome Center and the Brambleton Town Center – become Mayor and you could win a BTC gift certificate. We have also added those tenants that were not already on, our events and all our model homes/sales offices, so if you are on foursquare, please check in and become a friend of Brambleton! http://foursquare.com/user/brambleton

Miller & Smith’s Noble Pointe Collection - These exclusive new home designs by Miller & Smith are coming along fast! Contact Alex for more info 703.327.1741. http://is.gd/e7Crv

Miller & Smith’s Grand Vista Collection - The new Miller & Smith Grand Vista models, the “Sienna” and the “Indigo”, will soon be open but you can tour them now, just give Tim Lyons a call at 703.327.0736.http://is.gd/dI12W

Star sighting in Brambleton - US Soccer Star, Oguchi Onyewu, visits Sport & Health in Brambleton http://is.gd/e6rJd

One cool morning in Brambleton - Caught up with Brambletonians playing tennis and enjoying the park with their four-legged friends. http://is.gd/ekrhB

BWHS Marching Band Will Fly to London to Entertain the World - The Briar Woods High School Falcon Regiment is set to become a global sensation flying to London to star in one of the world’s greatest street spectaculars – The New Year’s Day Parade in London. Read more here…http://is.gd/edaCu

Brambleton’s first ever Geocaching Event & Tweet Up – October 9th! Brambleton is pleased to announce they will be hosting their first Geocaching Event at this year’s Fall Fest on October 9th. Exclusive Brambleton coins will be given out to the winners of the multi-cache find! http://bit.ly/dg24Uw For all our Twitter followers – look for information coming soon about our first Brambleton Tweet Up too that will be held on this day, come and meet fellow “tweeters” in Loudoun County!

Extra! Extra!
Dulles Metro August News Moving Along Below Ground - Tunnel Work Progresses Toward Route 7.
VeriSign eyeing Reston building for HQ

Geocaching - How to get started!

Here is a list of basic steps to get you started on this fun new adventure for the whole family and prepare for Brambleton's first ever Geocaching Event on October 9th! The picture here is of the exclusive Brambleton coin which will be given out to the winners of our multi-cache find :)

Step 1. Go to www.GeoCaching.com and sign up for a free account.

Step 2. Load the coordinates of some of the local cache's into your GPS for practice prior to the Fall Festival, this will help you get a feel for how things are hidden.

Step 3. Keep an eye on the events page on the www.GeoCaching.com website for the Brambleton Fall Festival event.

Step 4. On the afternoon of the fall festival check back with the www.GeoCaching.com website for the newly posted coordinates of the Fall Festival starting cache.

Step 5. Add the coordinates to your GPS and head to Brambleton Town Center for the fun.

Step 6. Once you've found the cache, sign the log if there is one present, and move on to your next cache.

Step 7. Once you're done caching for the night, log back into www.Geocaching.com and "log" your finds.

Equipment Needed:

GPS (unit that you can manually type coordinates into)

GeoCaching App on your smart phone (GPS is more accurate)

Pen to sign the logs

A Sense of Fun & Adventure

Any further detailed instructions can be found on the www.GeoCaching.com website.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Smile More, Live Longer

There is a new reason to smile more: longevity. Researchers at Wayne State University found that people who smile more often live longer than those who don’t, according to a recent study published in Psychological Science.

“This study is no surprise,” says Dr. Haress Rahim, director of Bloo Dental in Brambleton. “The mental and physical benefits of smiling have been well documented.”

In the Wayne State study, researchers compared photos of 230 professional baseball players who started their careers before 1950 and found that those who smiled most intensely lived an average of seven years longer than those who weren’t smiling at all.

An earlier study by researchers at DePauw University found people with broad smiles in childhood photos and college yearbooks had more stable and satisfying marriages and were less likely to divorce.

Smiling has been linked to less stress, an improved immune system and lower blood pressure. Individuals who smile have also been shown to attract more friends and to be more successful in school and work.

“If someone has unhealthy teeth and gums, they are far less likely to smile and much more likely to have other underlying health problems,” commented Dr. Rahim.

A key part of achieving and maintaining a healthy smile is good dental care including flossing and brushing daily as well as routine dental exams and cleanings.

To schedule an appointment with Bloo Dental, call (703) 327-5533. Additional information about the practice is also available at online.

You are our star hero this summer!

Dear Regal Fox Stadium 16 Customers,

We’ve seen a lot of action heroes come through our doors this summer, from Woody and Buzz to B.A. Baracus and Jonah Hex to Shrek and Donkey, but, believe it or not, our favorite hero is probably the one you haven’t heard too much about: you!

Thanks to your extraordinary generosity, this theater alone was able to raise $13,457 for The Regal Foundation’s “Stars of Hope” campaign. Nationally, the “Stars of Hope” campaign raised over $4 million, which The Regal Foundation will distribute to a host of worthy charities that it partners with. The Regal Foundation is also in the very top echelon of charities, with over 99 cents of every dollar donated going directly to a partner charity.

No matter what amount you donated, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! From the Twilight theater that donated $280 all on its own during the midnight show to the woman who gave us the last pennies of cash that she had to her name, you have truly amazed us. The smiling children proudly waving their dollars in the air, the quietly donated big bills, the group that suggested writing the names of loved ones with cancer and other illnesses on their stars have all made this a truly beautiful experience. Your generosity has moved us, and we are honored to have participated in this campaign with you. Whether your donation was large or small, you have made a difference in the life of your fellow man, and, for that, we cannot thank you enough.

You are our star hero this summer!

The Regal Fox Stadium 16 Staff

BWHS Marching Band Will Fly to London to Eantertain the World

by Dan Kirkby, Kirkby Monahan Publicity

The Briar Woods High School Falcon Regiment is set to become a global sensation flying to London to star in one of the world’s greatest street spectaculars – The New Year’s Day Parade in London.

The band has been selected from hundreds of hopefuls to make the momentous Trans-Atlantic trip at the turn of the year and feature in the historic 25th Anniversary parade.

Band Director Duane Minnick travelled to the UK capital last week to finalize arrangements and meet former Lord Mayor of Westminster, Deputy Lieutenant and Parade Goodwill Ambassador, Councilor Robert Davis DL.

The 2010 parade was featured on more than 500 stations worldwide attracting huge critical acclaim and a massive audience.

“It is wonderful to give the World a window to our traditional pageant,” said Executive Director Bob Bone.

“And I am delighted that these talented young people will feature to the full. They come highly recommended with our
International Selection Panel singing their praises.”

More than 8,000 performers from a number of nations will gather in London to create a fitting high point to the traditional turn of the year celebrations.

Around 520,000 spectators packed the center of London on January 1st to marvel at this year’s event – and even more are expected for the musical ‘milestone’ spectacular marking the arrival of 2011.

The historic route passes some of London’s finest iconic sites including The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq, Downing St, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

School Supply Lists & School Calendar - Brambleton

Creighton's Corner Elementary - http://is.gd/e4aSQ

Legacy Elementary - http://is.gd/e4aRJ

Stone Hill Middle School - http://is.gd/e4aQV

Briar Woods High School - http://is.gd/e4aQ5

School District Website - http://is.gd/e4aOa

School Calendar 2010-2011 - http://is.gd/e4aMV

Back to School Nights - http://is.gd/e4aOW