Friday, March 23, 2012

10 Things to Do in Loudoun County this Spring

1.     Brambleton’s 5th Annual Step Sisters’ 5k Ribbon Run/Walk
Get fit and get involved with the community while giving back to a great cause. Brambleton will be hosting the 5th annual Ribbon Run/Walk on April 14, 2012. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of fitness level and all proceeds will go to The Step Sisters, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer. More information can be found at

2.     Reaching 4 Autism Casino Night at Brambleton
Feeling lucky? Join the Brambleton community on April 21st for the Reaching 4 Autism Miracles Casino Night and gamble for a great cause. A DJ will be spinning while you place your bets on Texas Hold’em, Black Jack, Craps and Roulette. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and don’t forget to enter the raffle for great prizes from a local boutique. More information is available at .

3.     Paul’s Ride for Life
Grab your bike and ride for a cause on Saturday, April 28th. Paul’s Ride for life is an annual bike ride held with the purpose of promoting public knowledge of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The ride goes along the W&OD trail and all cycle levels are encouraged to participate. Cyclists can choose between a 10 mile, 20 mile and 50 mile ride. All courses begin at Reston Town Center and end at the train station in Purcellville. For more information visit

4.     Spring Festival
Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the arrival of Spring? Pack up the family and head to the Spring Festival at Ticonderoga Farms. The festival will run through April 15th and will feature Easter egg hunts and a market selling honey, preserves, baskets and more. For more information visit

5.     Spring Teas at Winmill Carriage Museum
Make the most of the gorgeous Spring weather while enjoying a traditional American afternoon tea and seasonal foods at the Winmill Carriage Museum. Finish up your afternoon with a walk around the historic Governor’s Mansion and grounds. For more information visit

6.     Wine Tasting
Spend your day tasting various wines paired with a 3-course gourmet meal at Breaux Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA. Each tasting session is 90 minutes and associates will pour a total of eight wines for you to enjoy. This event takes place on Saturday, April 14th and reservations are required. For more information visit

7.     Leesburg Garden Club Plant Sale
Looking for fresh plants to spice up your yard? Come out to the Leesburg Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, April 14th and enjoy a day of shopping for perennials, topiaries, dish gardens, boxwoods and more. More information available at

8.     Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
Need some inspiration for your Spring garden planning? Spend a day walking around the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival on April 21 – 22nd. Historic Leesburg will be full of beautiful garden displays and landscaping while you shop for fresh flowers, fountains and more. Live music will entertain and kids can explore the hands-on art area. For more information visit

9.     Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-In Day
Witness history Tuesday, April 17th as Discovery arrives in the DC area. The best place to get a good view of the landing as it approaches Dulles International Airport is the parking lot of the Udvar-Hazy Center. Pack a breakfast picnic and get your spot early. More information is available at

10.  Middleburg Spring Races
It’s time for everyone’s favorite sport and social event, The Middleburg Spring Races. On Saturday, April 21st, enjoy six races, fence jumping, hurdles and more. Don’t forget your big hat! More information is available at

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What's Trending in Brambleton - March Edition

Grand Villas by Pulte Homes Open For Sale 
Here's a sneak peek at Pulte Homes' new Trent Grove Grand Villas in Brambleton. They're introducing 4 floorplans ranging in size from 3,100 to over 4,500 square feet starting at $429,990 - all include a finished basement and the Belfort includes a first floor master suite. VIP Call-In Registration is Wednesday, March 14th, from 12-2 PM: 888-899-3227. They'll be open to the public this weekend (selling from their existing SF model in Emerald Ridge). Contact Kelly Chaney or Michael Hales for more details, 703-957-4553 or go to
Take a sneak peek here:
View the site plan here:

Brambleton Realtor Treasure Hunt - March 20th!
Attention Realtors: Hope you're making plans to attend the Brambleton Realtor Treasure Hunt* luncheon on March 20th from 12-3pm! Download this treasure map to begin your model home search right away. You could win a Kindle Touch, Brambleton Town Center gift cards or even an Apple iPad!
RSVP here:
Download map here:

Winchester Homes Abbey Model Now Open
Winchester Homes is proud to announce the opening of their brand new Abbey Model on Saturday, February 18th! Contact Debbie Ray for more information at 703.327.7238 or go to 
View more photos here:

Sport & Health’s Everyday Hero
Brambleton resident, Sara Reveles Pellegrini, has been chosen as Sport&Health's "March Member of the Month!" A big shout out to our own "Everyday Hero," Sara!
Read more here:

Did you know? When you buy your new home in Brambleton, you can enjoy a FREE 1-year membership* to Brambleton’s Sport & Health Club! (*Gym membership is only on new homes purchased by one of Brambleton's builders.)

Ribbon Run & Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
Looking for a way to get involved with your community while giving back to a great cause this spring? Sign up to participate in the 5th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk. The event is scheduled for April, 14, 2012. All of the proceeds from the race will be donated to The Step Sisters of Brambleton, a local, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer.
Read more here:

Do you “pin”?
Pinterest is a new social media platform in which users can organize, share, and create virtual bulletin “Boards.” Brambleton is pleased to announce that they have created a Pinterest account that will showcase the Brambleton community, including photos illustrating design aesthetic, lifestyle, and amenities!
Follow Brambleton’s Boards here:

Also, on Pinterest: Winchester Homes,
Miller & Smith,
& The Next Step

Increasing Home Sales in Master-Planned Communities
“At Brambleton, located outside Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County, Virginia, developer Soave Enterprises challenged builders to create new architectural styles that could catch buyers’ attention in a competitive marketplace. They responded with, among other things, brownstone townhouses that included big windows and small outdoor porch nooks, says Bill Fox, Soave’s chief operating office of Brambleton.”
Read more here:

Brownstones at Brambleton Wins Two Prestigious National Awards
Miller & Smith, announced recently that the Brownstones at Brambleton located in Ashburn, Virginia, is the recipient of two prestigious national awards. The Nationals™ is the largest competition of its kind and pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils.
Read more here:

Brambleton’s Biggest Fan
Barb has been busy organizing her move plus enjoying a second date with Ben – pictured here at My Thai Place recently.
Be sure to follow her latest Brambleton adventures here:,, &

Brambleton’s Spring Events
March 11th -17th – Pot of Gold Promotion
March 20th – Brambleton Annual Realtor Treasure Hunt
March 22nd – DAAR Awards Ceremony
March 24th - Annalee’s Formals Fashion Show
April 14th – Step Sisters Ribbon Run Charity Run/Walk
April 21st – Reaching 4 Autism Miracles Casino Night
April 28th – Community Shred
View our full calendar here:

Brambleton Community Association’s March Newsletter
This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association– this month’s edition includes Hanson Park update, the NVRPA's Alford Road Trail (Beaverdam Reservoir), new Community Intranet to debut soon, community garden, Brambleton Commuter Park & Ride Survey, & more! View the entire March BCA Community Newsletter here:

10 of top 15 richest counties are in D.C. suburbs
WASHINGTON - Ten of the 15 richest counties in the nation are in the Washington suburbs, with Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, according to the website Main Street, which created its list from 2010 census data. Read more here:

Activities Announced for Discovery’s Arrival!
Discovery is expected to land at Washington Dulles International Airport on April 17th and transfer to the Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19th. Join them to launch Space Shuttle Discovery on its new mission to educate & inspire! Read more here:

Dulles Metro Silver Line Station Name Survey
Metro and Fairfax County would like your opinion on proposed names for the eight Silver Line stations in Fairfax County. The names marked with an asterisk have been previously endorsed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Metro's Board of Directors – click here to complete the survey
Latest Dulles Metro News here:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Brambleton Announces Model Home Treasure Hunt & Realtor Luncheon

Brambleton, an award-winning master-planned community and the 6th top selling community in the United States, announces today they will host a Model Home Treasure Hunt for realtors interested in touring the model homes in Brambleton. Beginning March 9th, participating realtors will tour the homes while collecting clues for a chance to win prizes including a Kindle Touch, gift cards to Brambleton Town Center, and the grand prize, an Apple iPad. To conclude the treasure hunt, Brambleton will host a catered luncheon by RSVP Catering for the participating realtors on Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Brambleton Welcome Center. Event details are as follows: 

Event:          Model Home Treasure Hunt & Realtor Lunch
Date:           Treasure Hunt: March 9 – 20; 
                    Realtor Luncheon, March 20, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:     Brambleton Welcome Center, 
                    42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100, 
                    Brambleton, VA 20148

Info:            Event is open to realtors only. For more information please call (703) 542-2925. 
                    Visit Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.
About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.
About Soave Enterprises:

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures.  Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit

Brambleton's Pot of Gold Giveaway

Brambleton is giving away a Pot of Gold containing valuable Brambleton Town Center gift cards and prizes worth over $800!  Sixteen Brambleton Town Center retailers have donated items for the Pot of Gold, and now you and your family can set out to visit each of these retailers between March 11-17 to locate their hidden shamrocks.  When you find it, notify a store employee and they will give you a smaller shamrock ticket which displays their store's logo.  Collect one shamrock ticket from all 16 participating retailers and then turn them into the Brambleton Welcome Center by NOON on Saturday, March 17th.  All qualifying entries will be entered in the drawing for Brambleton's Pot of Gold.  Good luck!

Participating Brambleton Town Center Retailers:*

■ Annalee's Formals
■ Bella Ballerina
■ Blue Ridge Grill
■ Caliente Southwest Grille
■ Edible Arrangements
■ Froots
■ HairLoom Studio
■ InSight Eye Optique
■ Johnny Rockets
■ La Cucina Italiano
■ Misguided Angels
■ Nick's Corner Grill
■ Regal FOX Cinemas
■ Sport & Health Club
■ Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt
■ The Next Step

* No purchase necessary; one entry per household.
* Brambleton Town Center employees and their families are not eligible for this promotion.