Arlington Magazine - September-October 2015 August 17, 2015 Arlington Magazine Staff Fashion Over 40 Adrienne Wichard-Edds, There's a fashion middle ground between 20-something and matronly. And Crystal Boutique in Arlington has it covered. Through Student Exchange Programs, Worldlier Kids Mehrnaz Samimi, What does Arlington have in common with Aachen, Germany, and Reims, France? They're sister cities. Most Expensive Home Sales: June 2015 Arlington Magazine Staff, A house in McLean's Rivinus sold for $8.3 million. Great Spaces: The Rustic Screened Porch Jenny Sullivan, A McLean addition by Bowers Design Build brings the outside in. Tall Ships Carry Tall Tales in Chestertown, Maryland Amy Brecount White, Maritime history and legends abound during the colonial town's annual Downrigging Weekend, Oct. 29-Nov 1. The Private School Option Amy Brecount White, Northern Virginia's public schools count among some of the best in the nation. So why do some families pay for private school? Adventures at Arlington's Outdoor Lab Kim O’Connell, Neil Heinekamp, director of the 225-acre facility, encourages kids to expand their horizons and get their hands dirty. Get Away: Fall Escapes 2015 Christine Koubek Flynn, Autumn is a great time to visit these vivid Mid-Atlantic destinations. Tiny Blooms, Big Impact Adrienne Wichard-Edds, Homegrown Arlington flower shop cultivates niche following. The Pros and Cons of Travel Sports Jenny Sokol, Not all kids are meant to play in elite sports leagues. Are we making them hate the game? Race Food for Runners Jennifer Sergent, Training for a marathon? Experts say these foods will help you go the distance. What Arlington is Reading Arlington Magazine Staff, Top-selling books at the Barnes & Noble in Clarendon, compared with Barnes & Noble stores nationwide Caterers to the Rescue Jennifer Sergent, No time to cook? Whether you're planning a party or a weeknight dinner, these local culinary pros can help. Soda Yoda Delivers Drinks to Your Doorstep Jennifer Sergent, The local service delivers non-alcoholic six-packs and cases to homes and businesses in and around Arlington. Why I Teach Arlington Magazine Staff, Seven local educators discuss kids, parents, their greatest challenges and their proudest moments on the job. My Decade at Preschool Chris MacBride, An Arlington mom reflects on the most important lessons she learned when her kids were small. Neighborhood Watch: September/October 2015 Laurie McClellan, Pig ambassadors, mariachi music and a kids' guide to Arlington's best playgrounds Culottes are Back! Adrienne Wichard-Edds, Find out how to wear that 70s fashion staple as temperatures drop from steamy to chilly. Calm and Collected Catherine Funkhouser, A peek inside interior designer Sherri Pellegrino's Arlington home. Restaurant Review: Peter Chang Arlington David Hagedorn, The former Chinese Embassy chef is known for hot and numbing Sichuan dishes like you've never had before. 9 Places to Dine Outdoors Laura Hayes, Looking for a restaurant with patio, terrace or sidewalk seating? Try one of these destinations in Arlington, Falls Church or McLean. Mosaic District Hosts Fashion Pop-Up Adrienne Wichard-Edds, The collaborative includes jewelry designer Sophie Blake, fashion designer Erika Schrieber, makeup maven Nhu Le and the fragance line Nomaterra.