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Brambleton’s Best of Fall Guide 2015

October 16, 2015 | by brambleton

No other season has its own styles and flavors quite like fall. As the leaves change, Brambleton comes to life with seasonal events and all kinds of opportunities to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. Here are some of our top picks to enjoy the fall flavors, fitness, fashion and FUN!

Fall Flavors

In a Cup

Our favorite spot to grab coffee in Brambleton, Peet’s rolls out the seasonal flavors before summer even ends. You might want to get your fill of their delicious Pumpkin Latte before it’s gone for the season. Another favorite of ours that you can enjoy year round is their Maple Latte, which features the earthy sweetness of natural maple.

Outside

Summer’s humidity makes it hard to enjoy a meal outside — but fall provides the perfect mix of sun and cool air to grab some food or drinks and enjoy fall al fresco. Our favorite spots in Brambleton Town Center to dine out also have some wonderful weekly specials:

  • Blue Ridge Grill features an excellent full brunch menu for the perfect outdoor Sunday brunch. If you’re looking for something nice on a weeknight, try their half-price Wine Wednesdays.
  • Papa Tony’s Trattoria is the place for some warm Italian dishes and a week’s worth of special nights, including two chances to buy one, get one half off during the week—Tuesdays it’s handmade pizzas, Thursdays it’s pastas—plus every Wednesday night is devoted to martinis.
For Dessert

Now that dinner’s wrapped up and the check is paid, don’t forget about dessert. Fortunately there are some frozen fall treats for you to walk to:

 

Fall Fitness

Hit the Trail

Brambleton is home to more than 12 miles (and growing!) of paved trails for biking, running, walking or however else you might get around! Picture the foliage overhead and the crunch of crisp leaves underfoot — not to mention the perfect temperatures to get some cardio in without suffering in the summer heat. Click here to check out the trail map.

Hit the Mat

If you want to hit the trails on wheels, you can find a bike that’s your size and speed at Bicycle Outfitters in Brambleton Town Center. But did you know they also host yoga classes? Every Tuesday night, bring your yoga mat to Bicycle Outfitters for an hour-long Vinyasa class and work on your fall flow.

 

Fall Fashion

It’s time to break out the sweaters and pack away the shorts. Cooler temperatures mean cozy outfits and updated looks to match the season, whether it’s your wardrobe or your hairstyle. We talked to Kim Hutchings of Misguided Angels and Stephanie Dillenseger of Eclips Salon & Day Spa to learn about what looks are trending this fall. Find out more here!

Fall Fun

Town Center Trick-or-Treat

Brambleton Town Center is hosting its very own version of trick-or-treating on Oct. 25! Stop by with your costumed kids from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for some special treats from your favorite neighborhood businesses! Click here for more info.

Trick or Retreat at Lost Rhino Retreat

Also on Oct. 25, Lost Rhino Retreat is hosting a fall festival and pig roast! After the kids have fun trick-or-treating, head to the Retreat where you can enjoy delicious Lost Rhino craft brews and amazing barbecue while the kids take part in treats and crafts!

Winery Season

Brambleton is fortunate to be in close proximity to a fair amount of wineries and tasting rooms. More than a few of them have wonderful views to take in the fall colors while touring Northern Virginia’s wine country. Fall is our favorite time to pull on a big sweater and try some new local wines. Click here to find a tasting room near you.

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