Since 2015, Lilly Metcalf and her husband Logan have made Brambleton their home, and about a year and a half ago, their household grew to include their adorable son, Brooks. These days, the Metcalf family is enjoying every single day in Brambleton, and if you walk past their home, you may actually catch the sweet aroma of happiness in the air.
You see, Lilly is the owner, head pastry chef and “artiste in residence” of Lillybird Baking, an in-home business she launched in 2014 that specializes in all sorts of gourmet baked goods, but especially intricately decorated cookies for any occasion. For birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, weddings or holiday gatherings, Lillybird Baking is the proverbial icing on the cake. The company has grown through social media and – pun intended – word of mouth.
“We moved here from the village of Aldie,” Lilly says of choosing Brambleton. “We belonged to Sport & Health Fitness (now OneLife) and always came here to eat, and realized that we wanted to be closer to all of that. We also liked the idea of being in a community with lots of events and things to do. I was born and raised in Loudoun County and my husband in Prince William County, so it was important that we still lived close enough to both families. This turned out to be the perfect spot.”
When she’s not busy filling customers’ orders, Lilly is busy filling her spare time with exercise on Brambleton’s trails, date nights at the Town Center with Logan and playground outings with little Brooks.
“There is always a lot to do in Brambleton. You really do have everything you need here and it is the perfect location, close by to lots of other great towns and cities and things to do,” says Lilly. “We have met some wonderful people here who have ended up becoming really good friends over the years,” she adds with a sweet smile.