Arlington Magazine - May-June 2016 April 11, 2016 Arlington Magazine Staff Gulf Branch Nature Center's Star-Studded Past Charles S. Clark, Once it was a private retreat for the rich and famous. Then it went wild. Leaving a Six-Figure Job Helped Me Find My Happy Place Lisa Rabasca Roepe, Stuck in a job you hate? Sometimes it take a colonoscopy and a crisis to start over. What Arlington is Reading Arlington Magazine Staff, What Arlington-area readers are picking up this month. Nicecream Factory Whips Up Frozen Treats in a Flash David Hagedorn, The process results in an extra-smooth ice cream. Most Expensive Home Sales: February 2014 Arlington Magazine Staff, A Ballantrae Farms estate sold for $7.15 million. Pink Palm brings Lilly Pulitzer to Clarendon Arlington Magazine Staff, The chain includes four Virginia locations. Getting to Know Don Rockwell Jessica Strelitz, His website is a food industry favorite. But to most, Don Rockwell is still a mystery. Great Spaces: Not Your Average Wine Cellar Jennifer Sergent, The Falls Church basement has storage for 230 wine bottles. Find Your Scent at Arielle Shoshana Adrienne Wichard-Edds, Find your new scent, whether it’s citrus, spicy, sweet or fresh, at this Mosaic District fragrance boutique. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant Emily Van Zandt, Former Capri Restaurant owner Nicky DeChiara is a Washington restaurant legend with stories to match. Wearing It Old School Adrienne Wichard-Edds, Arlington’s Amalgamated Costume & Design Studio is a vintage shopper’s paradise. Restaurants That Innovate Laura Hayes, Looking for a side order of creativity the next time you dine out? Find out what's cooking at Northside Social, Water & Wall, Yona and other local eateries. Giftable Artisan Jewelry Adrienne Wichard-Edds, Ballston’s Uyen Tang’s online style boutique has something for everyone. Nailed It Arlington Magazine Staff, Coatroom brings affordable nail salon services to Ballston. The Lobbyist and the Rock Club Jeff Dufour, Doug Davenport doesn't play golf. His passion is an underground tribute to all things metal. 5 Rose Wine and Cheese Pairings for Spring David Hagedorn, Toast the weekend with these rosé wine-and-cheese pairings. Arlington’s Empty Office Problem Tamara Lytle, Why 8 million square feet of vacant commercial real estate is bad news for county residents—and how local officials hope to fill it. Get Away: Spring Escapes 2016 Christine Koubek Flynn, Relax at a Virginia resort or a Philadelphia rooftop bar. Neighborhood Watch: May/June 2016 Laurie McClellan, Get to know McLean's best playground, Arlington’s Star Wars connection and bird rescue efforts in Falls Church. Wining and Dining in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley David Hagedorn, Savor the scenery (and some stellar cooking) at these bucolic restaurants and inns. The Talent Behind the Chefs David Hagedorn, Chefs get the all the credit, but a stellar dining experience is the work of many hands. Meet some of the supporting players at Bayou Bakery, Palette 22, Rus Uz and more. Basketball Diaries Rick Schadelbauer, Former Georgetown coach Craig Esherick on college hoops, Olympic scouting, TV banter and pivoting to the classroom.