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Every Sunday Brambleton comes to life with extra excitement as locals from Brambleton’s neighborhoods and the surrounding communities congregate for the weekly Farmers’ Market from 9 AM to 1 PM near Legacy Park. With an average of between 35 and 40 vendors each week, the market is a staple Sunday stop for Western Loudoun County residents. Each vendor brings something special to the market that helps make it great, and many of these vendors focus on providing for the community through tireless care. One such vendor is Bar Therapy.

Bar Therapy at Farmers' Market

Initially founded as a hospitality service, founder Pat Haaland transitioned to beverage creation in late 2019 with the mission to “Change the World One Drink at a Time.” He was inspired by his grandfather who dedicated himself to improving the lives of others through his work; now Pat is doing the same with his own business. While the company’s name suggests ties to alcohol, Bar Therapy is focused on providing MOCKtails that can be enjoyed by anyone. 

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“The beverage sector of Bar Therapy was created to provide people of all walks of life an experience. We found that revolutionizing hospitality was far more than the service. We wanted to create a product that not only was a game changer in the beverage industry but a culture that brings people together,” says Pat.

Partnering with other local businesses for most if not all of their goods, Pat and his team focus on freshness, local sustainability and craft to ensure that their products are not only delicious but making a positive impact on the community throughout the process, which falls perfectly in line with the values of the Brambleton Farmers’ Market. Pat has also lived in Northern Virginia since 1995, so Bar Therapy as a vendor at the market only made sense. 

Bar Therapy

Our Farmers’ Market in particular is one that is significant to Pat and the Bar Therapy team for the receptiveness of the customers. “Everyone is friendly and open to learning about Bar Therapy,” said Pat. “We treat the Farmers’ Market as a neighborhood bar. We love meeting new friends and growing our hospitality family.” This characteristic is one that sets apart both the vendors and customers at the Sunday Farmers’ Market, and one that makes it a fantastic place to go for all of your local needs. 

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Bar Therapy in particular is becoming famous for options that are continuously evolving (keep your eyes out for coffee sometime soon), but also fan favorites like the Skinny Margarita mixes, the Sicilian for Ginger lovers, and our top pick, the Queen Bee, which “might be the best Apple Cider recipe on the planet.” If you’re more interested in including their offerings at your next event, Bar Therapy also partners with several businesses in the area to aid in hospitality for party planning and weddings. 

To get more information about Bar Therapy, go to bartherapybeverages.com/ where you can find out more about how they connect the community as well as links to their social media, or come out to the Farmers’ Market each Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM to chat with the team yourself. Cheers!

As the leaves change and the air crisps, many of us begin to consider how we will spend our time indoors when autumn departs and winter drives us out of the cold and into our homes. Many consider what they would like to do to spruce things up, and those who like to plan and prepare may even start some early gift-hunting before the holiday rush. Enter the Birchwood Bazaar and Craft Show, a new event full of the finest crafters selling their wares on Saturday, October 2nd. 

Birchwood Craft Bazaar

The idea came to be during the pandemic. Said resident Robin Falsone:

“We are a neighborhood of retirees who were sequestered to our homes and I thought it would give our neighbors something to do instead of constantly watching the news and worrying. It worked. Residents started forming safe groups of friends and meeting together in their homes for craft nights. It gave us something to do and look forward to.”

From that moment on, every aspect of the Bazaar has been designed and executed by Birchwood residents. No detail has been left by the wayside. Weather will not be a deterrent for them, even though October can be both chilly and unpredictable. The bazaar will be held inside the Birchwood Clubhouse so there is no need to worry about rain dates or traveling far – both on the part of vendors and shoppers. However, it is important to note that the payment methods accepted by different participants may vary between cash, Venmo, checks, credit card, Square, and Paypal, so it may behoove customers to bring multiple options. Don’t worry about deciphering who accepts what, though; each vendor will have a sign giving the payment methods they can take.

With over 35 vendors selling everything from holiday apparel to dog goodies and even personalized gifts, there is surely something for anyone looking to support their neighbors, which is what Brambleton is all about. Running from 10 AM to 4 PM, the bazaar is the perfect addition to your Saturday, and perhaps even to some house hunting. Both Brambleton and Birchwood itself are currently touring models for condos, townhomes and single-family homes throughout each community. This one-two combo is a great way to get a feel for everything Brambleton is about while bolstering the community.

Birchwood is so excited to show off its talented residents, and it is sure that the rest of Brambleton (and beyond) can’t wait to support their neighbors. It is amazing how this group was able to take such a stressful time and turn it into an event that is exciting for vendors and patrons alike! Whether you are a Brambletonian or not, we hope to see you on Saturday, October 2nd (10 AM – 4 PM) at the first ever Birchwood Bazaar & Craft Show held in the Birchwood Clubhouse. Happy shopping!

When Marti and his fiancée Liz decided it was time to move out of their South Riding home, staying in the area was a no-brainer. Their major wish list criteria? A good school district for their three children – one each in elementary, middle and high school. Enter the new Tri Pointe homes in Brambleton’s West Park neighborhood. The pair learned that Winchester, a builder they had a great experience with previously, was now part of the Tri Pointe family, and from there a partnership was created.

Tri Pointe has opened two new model homes in the West Park neighborhood with everything a family could want. From 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, up to 4,279 square ft of space and a two car garage, there will be more than enough room for everyone to spend time happily in the house, whether apart or together. Each home in their neighborhood also offers designer kitchens, flex spaces, light-filled bedrooms and private outdoor spaces so each home has its own sanctuaries that keep it close to the amenities Brambleton is known for while allowing for a feeling of privacy for homeowners.

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Tri Pointe Homes’ new Camden & Elliot model homes in the West Park neighborhood

Now, Marti, Liz and their whole family are excited to be wrapping up the construction of their new home, which will be within walking distance to each of the kids’ schools as well as one of Brambleton’s many parks. Given that their new house is brand new, this allowed Marti and Liz to have input on exactly what their dream home will look like. Marti is most excited for the master bathroom, which he plans to use as an oasis when he needs some “me time” (the family not only has three kids but also three dogs). Marti works at a local hospital, so their choice of rain head showers will be the ultimate perk after a long day’s work.

Marti fondly remembers their complete thrill when their Tri Pointe sales representative handed them the “SOLD” sign to place on their homesite.

The family chose a number of add-ons as well to customize the house to their needs: a mud room, third bathroom and partially finished basement which will act as a media room for the children, to ensure that the family will have everything they need in their home for years to come. Outside the home itself, proximity to school isn’t the only thing the family is looking forward to. Everyone is eager to spend time on the 18 miles of walking trails which span Brambleton’s community as well as take trips to Regal Cinemas & IMAX. The dogs have given word that they are interested in spending time at the dog park nearby and of course treats at Good Dog Rocky in the Town Center. 

Although Marti and Liz have yet to officially move in, they are enthusiastic fans of both their Tri Pointe home and becoming part of the Brambleton family. As Marti put it, Brambleton is “a great community to raise their kids with nearby schools and amenities for everyone within the family.” This family is more than ready to end the summer right with evening bike rides or dog walks on the nearby trails and perhaps an evening trip to Cold Stone Creamery for a sweet snack. Judging by their current plans, it looks like Marti, Liz and the whole gang will be the perfect additions to the amazing Brambleton community.

Since March of 2020, little has been as important as community on both global and local levels. Even before this, however, Brambleton has held it as one of its highest values. The neighborhood believes strongly in providing residents many opportunities to come together to both celebrate achievements and lean on each other in tough times, and it seems that the last 16 months have shown a great deal of both. Many Brambletonians have made a point of doing what they can to contribute to the area as a whole in whatever way they are able. One such resident is Melanie Elliott.

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Community, after all, is one of the reasons that she, along with her daughter, Mia, and their dog, Daphne, decided to move to Brambleton in 2018. The trio live together in a townhome with a gorgeous view of Legacy Park which they lovingly refer to as “mini Central Park.” This also puts them within easy walking distance of the Town Center, featuring their favorite Sunday spot, the Farmers’ Market. Once they turn their market finds into delicious meals, Melanie and Mia can be found enjoying their food on their patio with Daphne close behind, ready for any scraps.

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Cooking has become a major source of community for the Elliotts in itself though. While Melanie primarily works as a VP of Analytics, her weekend activities revolve around food and wine – Melanie is a WSET Level 2 Wine Educator on the weekends and loves showing people how to pair their favorite food with the perfect wine. When the pandemic began, Melanie decided to turn activities with her daughter into ones that could help her connect with the Brambleton community from which they were now in many ways disconnected. “I was teaching Mia how to cook (she loves to cook & plate food) and we decided it would be fun to share the experience with families in our community, especially during COVID as a means to connect.

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Melanie’s neighbors were the ones that she used to have over to share those meals with on the patio, the ones that she and her daughter would spend time with, and she knew that community was more important than ever to hold onto when everyone was physically separated. “I have the absolute best neighbors. They are so kind and caring. It is so wonderful to know that you are surrounded by good people who are now friends/extended family.” Those friends and family are so important to the Elliott family, as they are to all of us, perhaps now more than ever.

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Luckily, now that we are able to connect a little more with the world around us in the physical sense, Melanie, Mia and Daphne are able to return to some of the activities they have always enjoyed. Brambleton’s beautiful miles of trails are still a favorite feature of theirs for walks, although they are happy to enjoy all of the nature surrounding them in just about any capacity. Legacy Park is a great place for Mia and Daphne to safely play, and of course they are now able to do this a little more with those around them, too.

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You can become involved with Melanie’s next cooking class by following B_Informed@Brambleton, a place to post information and questions pertaining to the Brambleton neighborhood and a great place for friendly conversation with your neighbors. Melanie always shares her news & what’s next on this community page.

Or, learn more about her wine education series at http://www.wine-educator-nova.com.

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Each of the vendors featured in the market offers goods in a charming and spacious outdoor environment that will keep you both comfortable and safe. Locals and visitors alike love to spend their Sunday mornings at the market perusing the goods and interacting with the vendors and each week offers a slightly different selection of vendors based on availability, though several are regularly in attendance from week to week. There is always something to look at and talk about as well, making it an exciting destination to safely socialize.

Founded in 2015, EatLoco is the operation that has pushed Brambleton’s Farmers’ Market to the booming success it is today. Each week, Brambleton’s space becomes home to an average additional 35-40 vendors on top of those already in the thriving Town Center as local business owners sell their wares at the market. Here you can get everything from seafood and BBQ to fresh baked sweets. Also fun to check out are the jewelry and self care products and, of course, options for your furry friends! Whether you’re looking for fresh produce or a chocolate covered Oreo with sprinkles the color of your favorite sports team, there is sure to be a vendor for you.

The Sunday morning timing of the market also makes it an excellent start to a full day in the area. With the Brambleton Town Center as the backdrop, it’s a great opportunity to knock out any weekly errands from your to-do list without extra hassle. From Harris Teeter to stand alone businesses that give the area added charm, ease is the name of the game. The Town Center also offers several locally owned and operated restaurants that provide dining al fresco to make lunch fun once the buzz of buying starts to wear off.

An added bonus is Brambleton’s location in the middle of DC’s wine country, featuring several wineries within short driving distance that are happy to cater to everyone from the casual fan to sommeliers. One of our favorites? Fleetwood Farm Winery! Just minutes from our community, the beautiful scenery all around and musicians every Sunday afternoon on their Grand Terrace, it might be hard to find a more relaxing way to spend your afternoon.

With all this and more in Loudoun County, spending a day out of the house is a breeze – especially now that spring has officially sprung. Now imagine if home was Brambleton? Having lots of beautiful weekend options within walking or driving distance is a great way to let go of any stressors from the week and spend time prioritizing fun and relaxation. Plus, supporting the people around you makes it even more satisfying. No matter where your interests lie, you’re sure to find something you like in and around Brambleton.

Open year-round, from 9am to 1pm each week in an expansive outdoor setting, check out the market at the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Drive.

Despite the fact that we spend so much time in our homes these days, designing the space in which we live can be a struggle for many. It takes a certain combination of patience and skill to curate a home that you love living in, and that usually means getting a bit of help. Enter designer, mom and Brambletonian Joy. Joy has made it her mission to help homeowners enjoy their space to its fullest, whether they want to just switch up some decor or they’re hoping to start from the ground up (in a new or existing home).

Photo by Christy Kosnic Photography

Although she and her family moved to Virginia from the north in 2010, it was not until 2016 when their oldest daughter was starting school that the family decided Brambleton was the place to be. Between the high-quality schools, walkable location and the fact that the family already frequented the Town Center, the choice was a no-brainer. Their new home was an instant hit with Joy since it reminded her of her childhood in Upstate New York, but it had a more functional and modern floor plan as well. When asked about her current favorite room in the home, Joy had this to say:

“I love to cook and gather with family while doing so, so my favorite room is the kitchen. When we renovated, we made some changes to the layout and it makes all the difference for how we use the space. My daughters are budding little chefs and I often put them to work in the kitchen! For us it is true, the kitchen is the heart of the home.”

Photo by Christy Kosnic Photography

In 2018, Joy decided to combine her love of all things home with her experience in fashion and consumer marketing, and Home Joy Designs was born. Joy infuses each space she works on with a signature fresh and bright feel without ever becoming stuffy. Organic patterns in natural colors make homes feel clean and modern, but grounded neutrals keep things from feeling cold.

Photo by Christy Kosnic Photography

Joy’s attitude of making spaces enjoyable extends to the rest of her life, and the lives of her children. She loves bringing her daughters to their favorite spots in Brambleton like the library and Go Bananas Toy Store. Joy is also the leader of their Girl Scout Troop and loves spending time with them in the makerspace as they work toward various badges. Joy even keeps things exciting for the family pup, Bruno, and makes sure to always bring him on her weekly trip to the Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Joy really does take to her name in all aspects of her life, and it is apparent in her enthusiasm for everything Brambleton offers.

“What I like best about Brambleton is the homey, community feeling. It is a large community, yet it feels small. The Brambleton HOA does a great job planning activities and keeping residents engaged. We enjoy everything from the egg hunts to the concerts and food trucks. The pools and bike trails are very well kept and offer open ended fun for families.”

Her joy for life makes her a perfect representation of what each Brambleton resident hopes to find when they move here, and what so many do. Her family, clients and Girl Scout Troop are all lucky to have her influence, and it’s available to the public too. You can see the work she does in her professional life through @homejoydesigns on Instagram or Home Joy Designs on Facebook, and many of the spaces in her portfolio give a sneak peak into Brambleton homes!

Photos by Christy Kosnic Photography

They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but at the Brambleton Town Center, the businesses that make it up are something a little extra special. These businesses offer the best of everything for your family (even the furry kind) and have the added benefit of putting money back into the local community after a particularly hard year, so we’re happy to show them off. That’s not all! Each started in Brambleton and their successes have taken them elsewhere in and beyond the Northern VA area!

Good Dog Rocky

Inspired and named after owner Cindy’s own dog who passed away from cancer, Cindy decided to take Rocky’s memory and pay it forward by providing the community a local source of healthy and natural food for pets. On top of this, Cindy has created a one-stop shop for pet needs by also offering free local delivery as well as grooming and washing services, including a self-wash station. With the success of the store in Brambleton, Cindy has been able to expand to a second location in Gainesville, VA.

 My Thai Place

The food here is so good, even those who move away from the area make a point to visit when they come back! With free delivery to Brambleton residents and COVID-safe dine-in options, My Thai Place is proudly serving both Brambleton and Centreville with its delicious dishes from Panang Curry to Shrimp Pad Thai and even mojitos, there is definitely something that everyone can enjoy!

 Northern Virginia Orthodontics (NVO)

NVO is the #1 Invisalign provider in North America & official team orthodontist of the Washington Capitals, which anyone who watches professional hockey will tell you is no easy feat. NVO is also focused on doing good in the community and in 2018 founded their 501(c)3, The NVO Foundation, which gives all of its proceeds to local organizations that either fight cancer through research and treatment or serve the community in some capacity. With goals like that, they’ll have you smiling before you finish your first appointment. NVO has locations in Brambleton, One Loudoun, Reston and Tyson’s Corner.

 Bella Ballerina

This dance organization is committed to helping kids and parents alike fall in love with dance and all that it offers. Every member of staff is chosen carefully, and classes are designed to get students excited to be in the studio. Their core tenets of acceptance and celebration of individuals aligns with Brambleton as well. “We have locations in four states and counting now, but Brambleton will always be our home,” said owner Natalie Perkins. “There’s just something special here that you can’t find anywhere else, and the community is unwaveringly supportive of us and our mission.” Bella Ballerina has Virginia locations not only in Brambleton but Alexandria and Leesburg.

 InSight Eye Optique

InSight Eye Optique understands that vision care can be lifelong, and they have dedicated themselves to being a partner in that process. They are devoted to helping your eyes look and feel good through technology and innovation as well as ensuring that they provide products their patients can feel both comfortable and confident in. InSight Eye Optique understands that everyone has a unique set of needs, and they are more than happy to meet yours for life. With locations in Brambleton and Sterling ready to make a COVID-safe appointment with you, you can’t go wrong.

 Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

The professionals here are committed to helping kids get over their fear of the dentist and instead be excited to spend time with a skilled and compassionate team. Although they originated as part of Brambleton’s Costa Dentistry, Little Smiles now has their own dedicated office in the community. The team has proudly won multiple awards, including Top Washington Dentist and Best of Kids in Dentistry. As if it couldn’t get any better, the team also commits themselves to serving the community with non-profit dental work. In their own words, “Our goal is to spread the gift of a smile far and wide.” You can find their office above the Brambleton Library.

 Eclips Salon

Eclips Salon is passionate about treating both employees and clients like family to give you the best services you could hope for. With three adult locations in Northern Virginia and a kids’ salon in Brambleton as well, owner Diane Fisher wants all of her clients to have the best experience possible. Eclips Brambleton offers just about every service you can think of from manicures to hair services and spa treatments like algae wraps, massages and even microdermabrasion. With mentions in several publications including InStyle Magazine, it’s safe to say a trip to Eclips Salon will do wonders.

These are just a few of the many fantastic and diverse businesses Brambleton is proud to support in its Town Center. “One of the things that makes Brambleton special is that we have so many unique and valuable small businesses in the Town Center,” noted Director of Marketing Kim Adams. “Each business and business owner brings their own spark to help create the environment that we pride ourselves on.” That environment wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community as well. It’s thanks to the patronage of individuals like you that we are able to tell these amazing success stories, so consider supporting a local small business and see what happens!

Each of the vendors featured in the market offers goods in a charming and spacious outdoor environment that will keep you both comfortable and safe. Locals and visitors alike love to spend their Sunday mornings at the market perusing the goods and interacting with the vendors and each week offers a slightly different selection of vendors based on availability, though several are regularly in attendance from week to week. There is always something to look at and talk about as well, making it an exciting destination to safely socialize.

Founded in 2015, EatLoco is the operation that has pushed Brambleton’s Farmers’ Market to the booming success it is today. Each week, Brambleton’s space becomes home to an average additional 35-40 vendors on top of those already in the thriving Town Center as local business owners sell their wares at the market. Here you can get everything from seafood and BBQ to fresh baked sweets. Also fun to check out are the jewelry and self care products and, of course, options for your furry friends! Whether you’re looking for fresh produce or a chocolate covered Oreo with sprinkles the color of your favorite sports team, there is sure to be a vendor for you.

The Sunday morning timing of the market also makes it an excellent start to a full day in the area. With the Brambleton Town Center as the backdrop, it’s a great opportunity to knock out any weekly errands from your to-do list without extra hassle. From Harris Teeter to stand alone businesses that give the area added charm, ease is the name of the game. The Town Center also offers several locally owned and operated restaurants that provide dining al fresco to make lunch fun once the buzz of buying starts to wear off.

An added bonus is Brambleton’s location in the middle of DC’s wine country, featuring several wineries within short driving distance that are happy to cater to everyone from the casual fan to sommeliers. One of our favorites? Fleetwood Farm Winery! Just minutes from our community, the beautiful scenery all around and musicians every Sunday afternoon on their Grand Terrace, it might be hard to find a more relaxing way to spend your afternoon.

With all this and more in Loudoun County, spending a day out of the house is a breeze – especially now that spring has officially sprung. Now imagine if home was Brambleton? Having lots of beautiful weekend options within walking or driving distance is a great way to let go of any stressors from the week and spend time prioritizing fun and relaxation. Plus, supporting the people around you makes it even more satisfying. No matter where your interests lie, you’re sure to find something you like in and around Brambleton.

Open year-round, from 9am to 1pm each week in an expansive outdoor setting, check out the market at the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Drive.

This sentiment could not be truer for family coach, Cameron “Dr. Cam” Caswell. Dr. Cam has been working with families for the past 15 years to help teens and parents develop the tools they need to grow together, so she knows what’s what when it comes to creating a safe and fun environment for her own family. In 2018 when Dr. Cam and her teenage daughter began the moving process, the choice of location for their new home was clear. Dr. Cam was ready to be in a townhome that would allow her and her daughter to walk to the Town Center without a fuss.

Shortly after their arrival in November, it was confirmed for the pair that they had made the right choice when they walked into the Town Center after its transformation into “a winter wonderland with live music, sleigh rides, even Santa. It was magical.” Dr. Cam admits she loves that she is within walking distance to her needs at all times, whether that be a trip to the grocery store, doctor’s appointment or the now-famous farmer’s market. Though all of this isn’t to say that location is the only thing that matters when house hunting.

Dr. Cam was able to find a home that was both convenient and stylish for herself and her teenager, and even the cats love it! Everyone has their own favorite space: for Dr. Cam, it’s a tie between the open concept on the main floor and the rooftop terrace on warm days; for her daughter, the overall size and setup make everything perfect (and the accessibility too!); the cats are more particular though and prefer to spend time in the sunlight as it streams in each day from their large windows.

The ease of access to the Brambleton community has also helped Dr. Cam and her daughter to find ample opportunities to engage with fellow residents. The pair are now attending Terraforma Church, an organization that focuses on community and service. Rather convenient, each Sunday they come together right in the heart of Brambleton at the Regal Fox Theater.

All I can say is that the community plays a big part in our lives. They make us feel supported, encouraged, and inspired. I love how easy and fun they make it for us to volunteer and serve others in the community. Terraforma has also taught me how to find more joy through my faith.”

The church even offers “Scatter & Serve” a program that encourages members to use specific Sunday mornings as a time to volunteer at local events or with organizations around them. An added plus is that these days are additional times for members to bond with one another and for parents like Dr. Cam to help instill in their children the value of regularly serving those around them, even saying, “My teenager enjoys it so much, she’s usually the one asking to sign up for another opportunity.”

Between the larger Brambleton community and the smaller group at Terraforma, it’s safe to say the Caswells are doing well since they have come to Brambleton. A strategic move from Dr. Cam has afforded the pair a life full of everything they need within walking distance and a crowd full of friendly faces that make them feel safe and connected. Whether it be a Sunday morning working with a local nonprofit or a walk in Legacy Park, Dr. Cam and her daughter are always happy to be out in a community that makes their lives so much better.