January 3 – 9, 2008
A three-sided gas fireplace encased in stone with a wood mantle sits at the entrance warming the café. Above the mantle a sign reads “Escape to a higher taste.” To one side of the blazing fire is a small lounge area, complete with a sofa and two upholstered chairs.
Iota Club and Café looks like your relatively typical café/music venue. Competent abstract art adorns the walls, and the lighting, consisting of rows of hanging Christmas lights and candles in jars, is kept relatively low at a hip, possibly romantic, level. Posters of bands that have played in the venue […]
There is a rustic ambiance to Rendez Vous Café that is noticeable the moment you place a foot on the stone patio in front of the quaint coffee shop. French, Spanish and Portuguese music softly plays while customers sip their lattes and eat their Nutella-covered crepes. Rich orange colors and […]
This week’s Falls Church Business News and Notes.
You have finally picked up the last crushed walnut from your plate and savored the remaining honey left on the final layer of fillo from your baklava. Now you proceed with both eyes closed to smell the fresh night air and hear the bustling sounds of the city and the […]
Sometimes the best things in life come from the most unexpected places. And sometimes you have to go looking for them.
January 4 – 10, 2007
If you are bad like me, you plan elaborate trips abroad to soak in the fine art of the great museums of Paris, Florence or St. Petersburg, too often ignoring the fact that about a half-hour away is one of the finest museums in the world, our own National Gallery. […]