Haymarket/Gainesville Lifestyle Magazine April 2021

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Lifestyle G A I N E SV I L L E / H AY M A R K E T

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He’s finding his voice through art: MEET MICHAEL SARDONI AND HIS MOM, JEAN

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Navigating the Transition to Retirement: Yes, you can test drive your retirement lifestyle The #1 sign of spring: Virginia’s Historic Garden Week! Oh! Market: Serving Up Staples and Surprises



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Ever since my eldest was diagnosed with autism, I’ve known that April is Autism Awareness Month. What I didn’t know, as sadly no one in our house had a predisposition toward iambic pentameter, is that it’s also National Poetry Month. I’d like to thank the terrific staff of the Prince William Public Libraries for bringing this fact to my attention and introducing me – and you – to three talented poets who have graciously shared their writing tips in “Three Local Poets Talk Poetry” on page 14. Speaking of tips, if you’re starting to consider retiring, don’t miss “Navigating the Transition to Retirement” on page 10. It’s filled with some really good ideas - like taking your retirement lifestyle for a testdrive before you retire, and learning not to see retirement as the “finish line” from working but as a new beginning. One of my husband’s plans for when we retire is to get involved with the Garden Club of Virginia. You can bet we’ll be test-driving part of his future when we visit the lush gardens on this year’s Historic Garden Week tour. (All the details about that start on page 30.) And finally, because it is indeed Autism Awareness Month, I hope you’ll spend some time with “Finding Their Voice through Art” on page 22. Thanks to Zenaviv, an organization that pairs artists on the spectrum with mentors and paying art jobs, artists like Michael Sardoni of Haymarket (featured on the cover with his mom, Jean), are improving their skills, building a support network, and working toward the independence they deserve. Until next time, happy reading and happy spring!

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: Bringing Optimism to Assisted Living Residents

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Design 101: Garden and Home BY YARON LINETT

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Three Local Poets Talk Poetry BY LISA FRANCIS

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Navigating the Transition to Retirement

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Finding Their Voice through Art BY FRANNIE BARNES

It’s the #1 sign of spring: It’s Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

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A Wine’s Free Spirit BY MARK LUNA

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ON THE COVER: Jean Sardoni and her son, Michael Sardoni. Photograph by Christine Craddock.

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COVID-19 VACCINE BRINGS OPTIMISM TO ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTS Dot Moore shares her experience of living in a pandemic and receiving her vaccine

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hroughout the coronavirus pandemic, nursing home and assisted living facility residents have been some of the most at-risk groups for contracting the COVID-19 virus. Many facilities established strict sanitation procedures and visitation restrictions at the start of the pandemic to decrease risk of potential outbreak. Novant Health UVA Health System Caton Merchant House, an assisted living facility in Manassas, is no exception. At the start of lockdown, leaders at the facility immediately established a masking mandate, social distancing guidelines, screening protocols and sanitation stations. Additionally, all visits from family and friends, resident activities and congregate dining were put on hold to keep residents safe and lower their risk of exposure. The sacrifices paid off, as Caton Merchant House has not had any residents test positive for COVID-19. Dot Moore, a resident since 2017, said she never felt worried about contracting the virus or concerned any of her friends at Caton Merchant House would fall ill because the restrictions were established early and strictly enforced. Moore, age 92, had to find hobbies she could enjoy by herself while sequestered to her apartment. The former teacher and coach for Brentsville District High School in Nokesville said the hardest part of the

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pandemic was not being able to eat in the dining hall or visit with other residents. “I’ve been alright for the most part, but I haven’t been able to eat with my friends or visit with others in the library,” said Moore. Before the pandemic began, Moore was a regular at Caton Merchant House activities, including bingo and crafts. She also loved being part of the community and going to church. Moore was disappointed when her favorite activity, making Christmas ornaments, was limited and she could only make a few to give to others. While Caton Merchant House leadership planned special holiday observances and did their best to keep residents’ spirits up, Moore, like many community members, has been enjoying watching cable television more often throughout the last year. RESIDENTS GET VACCINATED Novant Health UVA Health System wanted to help Caton Merchant House resume some normalcy sooner rather than later. Nurses offered to host vaccine clinics for residents so they could receive both doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by early February. The Caton Merchant House

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Dot Moore, a former teacher and coach for Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, is a resident of Caton Merchant House. Here she receives her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

staff was thrilled at the opportunity, and residents were ready to do their part so they could return to their favorite activities safely. Moore said she responded well to the Moderna vaccine. “I woke up really cold one morning and needed another blanket, but I’ve had no problems since then. I’m just going with the flow and wearing my mask, stopping by the cleaning stations anytime I’m out,” she added. HOPE FOR BRIGHTER DAYS Residents and team members of Caton Merchant House are feeling a sense of relief and excitement about resuming some normalcy; social-distanced congregate dining, activities and limited visits with friends and family started again in March. Moore says she’s most excited to be able to socialize and eat with her friends again. She is hopeful that she’ll be able to make more Christmas ornaments this year and maybe win a round or two of bingo. ❖


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Garden & Home BY YARON LINETT In the last several months we have seen a major uptick in clients looking to enhance their outdoor space. It’s not all pools and patios though. Here are their top questions and our best answers about how to bring the indoors outside:

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tremendous amount of utility and enjoyment that can be derived from a humble fire pit. Don’t underestimate the value of toasted marshmallows and a place to prop your feet up.

WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY OPTIONS ONLINE, WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO START? As with all projects we always begin by discussing what experience you want to have in the space. How many people do you expect to use the space at once? What sort of activities will they engage in? What time of day and during what seasons will these activities be held? Once we know what function the space will serve, it becomes much easier to select the forms that will enable them. Once you’ve determined how you’ll use your space, determine where you might at some point need power, even if you don’t need it now. It is almost certainly going to cost significantly less to have utilities run initially than to bring them in afterwards. PRO TIP

WHAT ARE THE MOST LUXURIOUS THINGS YOUR CLIENTS HAVE INSTALLED ON THEIR PROPERTIES? While it really depends on what your interests are, some of the candidates include saunas, outdoor kitchens, extravagant pools, fountains, and statuary. However, as nice as some of those things may be, there is a

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Marble fountains, wrought iron gates, and carved stone planters can be found in many places; but the clients' yards I remember most distinctly had spectacular trees. Some things only nature and time can achieve. PRO TIP

ARE THERE IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE QUICKLY? Absolutely. Swings and hammocks are usually in stock and are very fast to install. Pair them with some pillows and you can be ready to enjoy your space in hours as opposed to weeks. If you don’t have an appropriate porch for a swing or properly spaced trees for a hammock, there are frames available which make neither required. Even if they are covered in an appropriate fabric, store your pillows and cushions when not in use. The sun will damage the fabric, and we certainly don’t want critters making a nest out of them. PRO TIP

ARE THERE UPGRADES THAT WE MIGHT NOT THINK OF THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER? Most commonly people overlook lighting and sound systems. There are many good options that your landscaper can easily install that add a lot of bang for your buck. Not only can you enjoy it, but it can be a useful tool for scaring deer or other visitors off your property as well. Most people make their outdoor design decisions during the day, but many of the activities that they enjoy will occur in the evening. Path lighting is very important to help your guests get back to their vehicles safely when the party is over. Good thing you already knew to run the power for it initially... PRO TIP

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Navigating the R Transition to Retirement

etirement can be an exciting new chapter in your life. Still, many people are surprised that once they make the transition, they find themselves anxious and even depressed. It’s all too common to have the “retirement blues” when you first retire for a number of reasons. Retirement is a colossal lifestyle shift that you may or may not have been ready for emotionally. However, you can get in front of a lot of potential emotional turbulence by planning ahead.

Button Up Your Finances The truth is, even when retirees are confident that they have enough wealth to retire comfortably, there’s often a small fear in the back of their minds that prevents them from fully relaxing about their finances. That fear may be that the markets crash immediately after retiring, or that

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Take Your Retirement Lifestyle for a “Test Drive”

they’ve somehow miscalculated what their expenses will be and have therefore not saved enough. You can sidestep this fear by working with a financial planner. Having an impartial third party review your retirement plan, and run stress tests on your portfolio, can ease your concerns. Additionally, your financial planner can help you to create a strategy that allows you to continue building wealth even after you retire.

This is a relatively new concept, but it’s highly recommended for pre-retirees to consider “test driving” their retirement lifestyle before actually retiring. If you’re wondering what a test drive looks like, and how you can use this tool to determine how or when you should retire, here are a few options to consider.

Dream Up Your New Lifestyle Before Retiring Many people are so burnt out in their career, they begin to view retirement as a finish line. They don’t imagine what life beyond retiring might look like because they’re so focused on simply getting there. When you take the time before retirement to think about what you want your life to look like after leaving your career, it can help make your transition easier. Thinking through these five key questions can help: 1. How will I spend my time in retirement? 2. What activities outside of the office bring me fulfillment or joy? 3. What do I enjoy about my job? Is there a way outside of the office that I can pursue those same types of interests or tasks? 4. Do I have hobbies that I want to explore or pursue? 5. Who will my support network be?

Extended Leave of Absence

Depending on your company and job role, you may be able to take an extended leave of absence or even work remotely, for a month or longer. Use this time to see what it’s like to leave behind the confines of your physical office. If you’re working remotely, consider doing so from your ideal retirement location. Think about how you’d spend your time, and what life would look like without traditional job-related responsibilities.

Having a few ideas about how you want to spend your days can ease the stress of suddenly having a lot of time on your hands. For example, you might decide to pursue volunteer work. Joining a local organization and spending part-time hours doing work you’re passionate about can help organize your calendar, bring you a sense of purpose, and build a legacy you’re proud of beyond your career.

Make Lifestyle Changes Now Can’t take an extended leave? Consider “test driving” just 1-2 aspects of your ideal retirement lifestyle. This might mean downsizing your home or relocating and working virtually if possible. You can also consider going down to one car for your family; moving closer to family or friends and working remotely; practicing living within your retirement budget; and researching major purchases (like a boat, or an RV) and renting them for a few long weekends to see if they’re actually livable.

Have a “Plan B” When it comes to retirement, having back up plans is key. It goes without saying that you should have a financial Plan B in case of a medical emergency with hefty expenses, a market crash, or other unforeseen circumstances. However, your Plan B shouldn’t be limited to your finances. Have a Plan B in place in case you simply don’t enjoy being retired. Do you want to work part time? Would you be open to consulting? Explore your options and remain flexible. The most important thing is that you are content, not that you stuck to your original plan.

Explore Hobbies

Don’t wait until retirement to find new hobbies. Now’s the time to try different activities and discover what you enjoy. (It’s also a great way to make new friends and establish a network outside of work!) You can even make this a fun weekend project. Every weekend pick something new and try it. Like: Hiking and birdwatching. Mason Neck State Park offers six easy-to-moderate hiking trails and, because there’s a wildlife refuge right there, the chance to see a bald eagle. 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Mountain biking. Fountainhead Regional Park is one of the best for building biking skills. The trails are marked “single use,” so you won’t encounter any horseback riders or hikers, everything is “one way,” so there is no oncoming traffic, and there’s a trail for every skill level. 10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station. Cooking classes. Sur La Table in McLean and Culinaria Cooking School in Vienna offer a variety of culinary classes, one more delicious than the next. Culinariacookingschool. com; Surlatable.com.

Talk to Loved Ones

Avoid assumptions and speak to your loved ones about what they expect from you during retirement. Does your spouse want to keep working? Do your kids anticipate more help with your grandkids when you have more free time? Decide what you want and communicate it clearly.

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Three Local Poets Talk Poetry BY LISA FRANCIS

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oses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you. Sounds a little cliché, but also appropriate, as April is National Poetry Month. How did it become Poetry Month? In April of 1996 the designation was introduced by the Academy of American Poets to bring awareness to the importance of poetry. Contrary to popular belief, poetry doesn’t always have to rhyme or have a distinct rhythm. It doesn’t even have to be a long sonata, either. Poetry can be short, sweet, and to the point. So how do you get started writing poetry? Ask your librarian for assistance, visit poets.org, or read a few interviews with local poets for inspiration. We spoke with three to inspire you and, while each has different writing styles, there’s something to be learned from all of them.

DAN VERNER, MANASSAS Poet, author, and columnist

How long have you been writing, and did you always know you wanted to be a writer? I learned to write when I was five, and I’ve been writing ever since. I wanted to be an astronaut, but I couldn’t pass the physical. I’ve always been a reader, and I thought I could write as well as anyone. In high school, I was one of the newspaper editors and I entered poetry and essay contests, with some success. Do you have a special habit or environment that helps you to start writing? I think it’s important to write at the same time in the same place. I’ll get an idea and do a mental outline and then sit down at my computer. Just doing that gets me going.

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LEIGH GIZA, BRISTOW Poet and author

What life event or events started you on your poetry writing journey? I don't remember a specific life event that set me on my poetry writing path. I remember writing greeting cards and jokes for family and friends when I was a girl. I enjoyed using the written word to make people smile or feel. Do you have any books coming out soon? I hope to publish a poetry book for children in the not-too-distant future. Last year, I collaborated on a book of poems for adults about loss and grief with Alan Meyrowitz, an excellent poet who lives in Prince William County.

JOANN LORD KOFF, MANASSAS Poet and photographer

What advice would you give to people who are just starting out? Keep a journal. I have written in journals for years. Journals hold starlight moments of memory within their pages. Poems come from journals. Writing begins in your head, before you put pen to paper. Don’t control yourself, write freely. Each poem is its

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own absorbing journey. Always read your work aloud to hear how it sounds. Get peer feedback. Be tenacious, follow your dreams, and keep writing. If I were to ask you what your best work was, what would you choose? My favorite poem is typically the last one I wrote. Some of my favorites are “Target on Your Back,” “Iris Dancing,” “Santorini Dreaming,” “Oh, My Friends Remind Me,” and “Aeolus,” to name a few. Interestingly, three have appeared in magazines this year, while the others are included in “Sand, Pebbles, Fossils, and Rocks.” From each of these artists’ responses, one common theme stands out: persistence. No matter what, they continue to move forward with their craft. We’re certain to see many more great things from them and it is my hope that you will enjoy reading or trying your own hand at writing poetry this month. ❖


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What are the top three business tips and tricks you can offer to other professionals? 1. You must adapt to the ever-changing social media challenges and ways to market to your ideal client. 2. Find out which platforms your ideal client is using and get really good at one or two. Use these channels to the best of your ability. 3. Have a marketing plan and be intentional about it. Without a plan you will spin your wheels and your content (digital or print) will not be as effective.

Are you from this area? If not, what brought you here and what do you like about our town? My family moved from Leesburg to Amissville in 2005 because of my husband’s job. I worked for our local Chick-fil-A for seven years, loved the community we served and just found the area to be a very friendly, small businessminded community, with great places to eat and fellowship. What is your favorite season in this area, and why? I love summer! Walking around Main Street, eating outside, farmers market and plenty of local family events to attend. What are some hobbies you enjoy? I compete on a Chestnut Forks tennis team and enjoy traveling to other clubs. If you can call eating out a hobby, I love doing that and supporting local businesses. What is your favorite restaurant? My favorite local restaurant is Claire’s at The Depot. BJ’s Brewhouse is my favorite chain restaurant. What was your most interesting job prior to your current profession? My most interesting job was being the marketing director at Chick-fil-A in Warrenton. I loved going to the Bird Bowl between the Falcons and the Eagles and I was known as the coupon lady because everywhere I went, I handed out free food coupons. Most of the time I had the Chick-fil-A Cow with me which attracted a lot of attention. It was a good time for sure and that position really put me in the community and I met many wonderful people in our school system, churches, small businesses and much more. ❖

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customer wanted yellow dragon fruit, and now we carry it full time.” The stand-out sections at Oh! Market include the meat department and fish market. The butcher is trained to make specific cuts of meat for different needs, such as Hispanic, Muslim, South/Central American and other cultures. “We also carry a specific brand of hand raised beef, High River Angus, from Colorado,” Sean said. “The marbling and quality is outstanding, and we are the only carrier in this area.” In the fish market you’ll find the staff preparing and custom-cutting like a true fish market. “Recently we brought in live tanks for fish, lobsters, crabs, and crawfish from Vietnam and Louisiana,” said Sean. “Crawfish is loved by different cultures around the world, and not many markets carry it. We are also looking into live tanks for tilapia, bass, trout -- whatever appeals to the customers.” The market carries a vast selection of fruit and vegetable varieties in order to cater to many different cultures. “Like all of our products, we want to offer the highest quality at a competitive price,” Sean said. “We carry both mainstream produce and also items you would never find at Harris Teeter or Giant. For instance, there is an Asian fruit called pomelo. It’s like a huge grapefruit, very citrusy, and we have it. We price match

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ABOVE: The Oh! Market staff at the Grand Opening. BELOW: Some of the meats in Oh!’s standout meat department.

and stay unique. This way, when it comes to products and pricing, we are in our own lane.” The store’s beer and wine selection is worldwide, featuring over 20 Korean rice wines, 15 varieties of sake, and beers from Japan, Nepal, India, Mexico, Central

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American and more. And, browse the shelves of the pharmaceutical section and you’ll discover medicinal homeopathic treatments from different cultures, like Chinese Tiger Balm and Dettol, and antiseptic liquid that African and Jamaican people love. “Dettol was a special request, and now we stock it and it flies off the shelves!” Sean said. Coming soon are the additions of a French/Latino bakery to add to the international selection of breads, Instacart and Amazon lockers for alternative shopping choices, and additional blogs and recipe vlogs to help customers expand their cooking repertoire by using new ingredients. “Chef Mark Chang brings different items from the market and recipes to our YouTube channel,” said Sean. “Currently, he holds some food tastings in-store, but carefully. He prepares curries, meats, soups and more, and has the ingredients displayed at the tastings so customers know exactly what to buy. We’ll do more of this when it is safe to do so.” Another exciting element is Oh!’s international food court that features three vendors: Wasabiko with authentic Japanese and sushi, K-Bop serving traditional Korean cuisine, and Mexicanfusion dishes from Taco-Chinoz, featuring tacos from around the world. “Since we opened during the pandemic, the past couple of months have been a little crazy to be honest,” Sean said. “Business has stayed busy – maybe a little slower than expected but it’s been consistent.” To streamline customer traffic, there is one designated entry door. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the store in each department. “It is important to us to keep our customers and employees safe,” said Sean.” We have temperature check stations, plexiglass barriers at check out, floor markings, and we take extra precautions like sanitizing wipes for carts to help everyone feel safer.” “Grocery stores became more important in the last year as people not only began cooking more but got more experimental with their meals,” he added. “People are trying to cook different things including those meals they’d normally get at their favorite restaurants. So, we’re here to help, and we plan to expand with additional markets in the area over the next five years.” ❖ OH! Market International Foods / 7412 Stream Walk Ln., Manassas / Monday Sunday, 8:00am - 9:00pm / 571-260-8300 / info@ohfoodus.com / For more information, blogs and vlogs, visit ohmarketfood.com.


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BELOW: “Giraffe” and “Zebra,” both by Michael Sardoni, are done in colored pencil on paper.

expressive, but when he sees his paintings hanging in the community or a place of business, it’s hard not to see and feel his pride and happiness. “Himal’s self-esteem really got a boost when his art was recognized and when others commented on it,” said Harish. “Speaking with other parents and learning that other autistic children and young adults have these same artistic strengths while at the same time also understanding the stress parents of autistic children have worrying about their child’s future made me realize there could be an opportunity to help. The mission of Zenaviv is to harness this untapped talent – to leverage that value and improve the lives of these kids,” he said. Harish established Zenaviv in honor of Himal and his art, and sells artwork created by artists on the autism spectrum to corporate businesses and online. The artists receive 66% of the profit from the sale of their work. Zenaviv sells reprints of original works, which means artists can continue to earn profits. Jean found Zenaviv to be the right fit for her son. “I was looking for an opportunity for Michael to work with his art in a place where they focus on strengths and I found that Harish, through Zenaviv, was creating opportunities for connection and community. Right away it became a focus in our house,” she said. Zenaviv’s creative name was the brainchild of Himal’s older brother who wanted to convey the therapeutic nature of art and the effect it had on his brother. He combined the Japanese word zen, which means enlightenment, with the Latin word viva, which means the colors of spring. He and his dad felt that it was the perfect description of how the artists experience a new season of growth and opportunity by using their talents and creating works of art that bring light to others. Even with the satisfaction of and income from selling artwork, the nature of autism can leave artists feeling isolated. Enter the Zenaviv Buddy Program. The Zenaviv Buddy Program was created to help stem that isolation and foster a sense of community. Yuvraj Sethti is an ambitious young high school student who met Harish and Himal while shadowing a pediatric doctor in a medical practice. He has an interest in neuroscience and helping children on the spectrum. When the Bikmals shared a calendar they made with Himal’s work, Yuvraj was inspired not only by the art, but by the way the young man’s eyes lit

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up as he flipped through it. Yuvraj quickly realized that despite his verbal challenges, Himal had found a way to communicate. A way that could help others with autism communicate too. In no time, Yuvraj partnered with Zenaviv to create the Buddy Program. Engaging with buddies has helped ease the seclusion autistic artists and, sadly, many of those on the spectrum, frequently endure by pairing them with neurotypical volunteer artists. Through the Buddy Program, volunteers offer guidance and ways to help build skills, as well as someone who can help the artist showcase their art. As you can imagine, 2020 threw a wrench into the Buddy Program as COVID-19 stopped face-to-face gatherings. Luckily the program thrived via virtual meetings. “Seeing the artwork the buddies have created together, even virtually, during COVID, has been amazing,” Yuvraj said. For the Sardoni family, Zenaviv has provided a sense of community. “The initial connection that was so valuable to us

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was when Michael participated in a mural painting at Fannie Mae. The artists met at the company's headquarters and over the weekend worked in shifts painting for a period of time – usually around 30 minutes. During their breaks, the artists would sit and sometimes talk – or not – but just being there with fellow artists and parents provided a sense of community. Michael got to see his art on a grand scale, know he contributed and that he was part of something bigger,” Jean said. In addition to painting murals in corporate buildings, Zenaviv artists create original works that can be printed and sold as jigsaw puzzles, magnets, mugs, greeting cards, bags, and more. And on Zenaviv’s website, you can learn about each artist and see samples of their work. Until recently, Buddy Program volunteers have come to Zenaviv through word of mouth. That continues, but recently the company began a unique collaboration with Temple University that will expand its outreach efforts and grow the program. ❖

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s I’m sure you’ve noticed, particularly in light of last month’s “Buy or Renovate?” feature and this issue’s Design 101 column, outdoor living spaces are all the rage. Sure, they’ve been popular for years, but the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus have resulted in even greater demand, new planning strategies, and interesting new amenities. Two of the talented locals capitalizing on this trend are husband and wife Todd and Jamie MacIsaac. The Haymarket couple have a passion for spending time outdoors. Whether catching up with friends over dinner on the grill, or making smores with their kids Ashlyn, nine, and Hannah, six, around a fire, the couple has always believed that outdoor living space is an extension of one’s home. As such, they’re the perfect people to own and run COVIS: Creating Outdoor Visions in Stone. Launched in January of 2019, COVIS Stone VA has been and continues to be a successful enterprise that keeps Todd and Jamie spending their days helping homeowners make their vision of a beautiful outdoor space come to life.

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“We knew that starting this venture would give us a way to connect with our community more than ever before and that is something we are both passionate about,” Jamie said. “We treat our customers as friends and hope they have the same feeling when they choose COVIS for their home project.” From paver patios and fire pits, to fireplaces, grill islands, and complete outdoor kitchens, the MacIsaacs have helped their clients’ backyards become year-round entertaining spaces where they enjoy spending the majority of their time. “It’s been a little overwhelming,” said Todd. “Our customers really love their backyard transformations.” CUSTOM DESIGN PROCESS COVIS’ custom design process begins with a client consultation at the future hardscape construction site, although these


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3 tips for planning your outdoor space THINK BIG! Outdoor hardscapes can be completed in phases. If your ideal vision for your space involves many facets, such as a patio, retaining walls, a custom stone fireplace, and seat wall, you can design your space with the full scope of the project in mind and implement it in sections. ENJOY THAT EXTRA SQUARE FOOTAGE. A well-designed outdoor space can turn an unused portion of your yard into an entertainer’s dream. With the addition of patio seating space, elements such as a fireplace, custom smokeless fire pit, or a grill island, you can enjoy entertaining friends and family year-round in comfort and style. GET CREATIVE! Don’t be afraid to mix textures and colors. Stone and stone veneer come in a wonderful variety and the most beautiful projects combine them artistically to achieve a layered, professional look. For example, your flagstones don’t have to match the stones in your retaining wall. Sure, they should complement each other but “matchy matchy” is so 2020.

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After this first step, designers draw and present a mockup of the space for client review. Details are finalized only after any requested revisions are made. Upon final client approval, contractors begin meticulously constructing the new space. The result? Happy homeowners and backyards that are the envy of the neighborhood. Said one client in her review on the covis-stoneva.com site, “We couldn’t be more pleased! From start to finish, Todd and his crew exceeded our expectations. Our patio is sure to be the envy of the neighborhood.” ❖

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TOP: An admitted Francophile, Laely honors the centuries old tradition of producing an aciditydriven, yet still mouth-filling chardonnay. LEFT: Wine writer and expert Mark Luna with Laely Heron at a tasting of Heron Wines at Red’s Table in Reston.

the Institute of Enology, in Bordeaux…she would never look back. Moving to and from both San Francisco and Denmark for various wine industry positions, including becoming the first American employee of the Australian giant Lindeman’s, would set the stage for Heron Wines, launched from San Francisco in 1995. For Laely, in her winemaking philosophy and the wines themselves, what remains firm is that both be direct reflections of her spirit – pioneering, adventurous, daring, smart, adaptable, thrill seeking, irreverent, nontraditional and international. It was my good fortune to sell Heron’s wines during my retail days in Nashville and it remains my good fortune to rep them today in Northern Virginia. There’s a gypsy spirit to these offerings, all the while capturing time-honored traditions of everclassic varieties. No singular white wine grape epitomizes the California experience better than chardonnay, and the Heron Chardonnay Mendocino County 2018 offers the proof of truth. An intensely fragrant wine, with nectarine, tangerine blossom and subtle notes of pear, this Potter Valley classic will enthrall the palate with golden apple, stony peach accents and river rock. The vines

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that produce this elegant wine average 16 years of age, bridging the gap between youthfulness and maturity. This wine is vinified in stainless steel, sees no malo-lactic fermentation nor oak, yet has extended contact on its lees. An admitted Francophile, Laely honors the centuries old tradition of producing an acidity-driven, yet still mouthfilling chardonnay. And as it does in France, chardonnay from California remains that rare grape that can cover both grounds at once. Priced around $18, it’s beyond a great value. Equally inspired by Burgundian ancestry, the 2018 Heron Pinot Noir California plays red wine brother to its chardonnay sister. Sourced from the diverse lands of Monterey, western Paso Robles and the famed Russian River, this 100% PN is an elegant composition of sustainably farmed grapes from several of California’s cool, marine influenced microclimates. An artful combination of both Wadenswill and Pommard clones offers up a palate wheel’s worth of fruit and earth, with crushed raspberries, violets and warm baking spices complementing earthy, mineral notes. Pomegranate, cherry and cranberry drive the palate to a finish line that is fresh and seductive, offering hints of exotic spice. The complexity comes from the blending

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of sites and terroir, unifying the one single grape, pinot noir. Twelve months well spent in French oak barrels completes the process before bottle ageing. It’s the best $20 California pinot noir I recommend. While on your way to cabernet, it’s always good to hit the offramp for a relaxed visit with merlot, truly one of the smoothest red grapes around. Laely delivers strong here with her 2017 Heron Merlot California. Yet another Heron bottling that is smartly sourced from the best fields -- this time Rutherford, Pope Valley and again, Mendocino – this multi-appellation beauty offers soft tannin, dark plum color and intense black and red fruit. Ripe black cherry, fragrant lavender and violet, along with black olive, rich dark chocolate, exotic spices and wild herbs all announce themselves throughout the sniffing and tasting experience, and not necessarily in that order. There’s a great arc to this wine, supple at the beginning and silky at the end. Also aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine holds a very special place in Laely’s heart, as merlot was the very first wine she released when she started Heron Wines twenty-five years ago, and was the first grape she learned to vinify when studying winemaking back at the Institute of Enology…there’s something to be said about staying true to your first love, at least in some form or fashion. And finally, Laely holds nothing back with her 2018 Heron Cabernet Sauvignon California. Out of the gate, it flies into its own orbit, with spice, dried herb, deep plum, and dark cherry aromatics. A hint of warm vanilla speaks to its hint of oak. Ripe and lush black fruit, with candied red fruit and mocha reflect the cabernet’s cool climate leanings, with 50% Mendocino, 30% Pope Valley, and 20% Clarksburg fruit making up its composition. Color, finesse, structure and weight are all present, in a uniformed balance that can’t be beat. As Laely will tell you, “Cabernet Sauvignon is a balancing act, with the fruit, tannins, alcohol and freshness in harmony. This is not a ‘huge’ wine, as my goal with cabernet sauvignon is always elegance and balance, respecting the varietal for what it truly brings to the table.” It’s a wine worth having at your table, especially for the $20 price tag. So, in saying goodbye to the confines of winter, treat yourself to a wine-journey to the sunny west coast and experience the wines of Laely Heron…it’ll be a trip well worth it. Until next time, Happy Vino’ing! ❖


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Lidl, JOANN Fabrics opening soon in Sterling shopping center

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