Arlington Magazine - November – December 2018 October 15, 2018 Arlington Magazine Being a Tattoo Artist Eliza Berkon, Ink is Gilda Acosta's preferred medium. The Corcoran grad co-owns Lady Octopus Tattoos in Clarendon. Get Away: The Blackburn Inn Christine Koubek, This Shenandoah Valley gem resurrects a historic, Jeffersonian-style building—with some modern twists. These Holiday Main Dishes Are Showstoppers David Hagedorn, When you're feeding a crowd and you want to splurge on something special... What Arlington Is Reading Right Now Arlington Magazine, Put these bestsellers on your holiday wish list. The 30-Year Santa Matt Blitz, People want "a moment," says Mike Graham, who has played the part at Tysons Corner Center for three decades. Get Away: The Mondrian Park Avenue Christine Koubek, The Manhattan hotel near Madison Square Garden has the feel of a swanky apartment building. The Legend of the Falls Church Hangman's Tree Matt Blitz, Local lore has stretched the truth a bit. Here's the real story. Get Away: Winter WonderFEST Christine Koubek, The Delaware holiday festival includes a Christmas Village, a lights display and more. Where to Shop at Ballston Quarter Adrienne Wichard-Edds, The first few retailers are opening this month. Here's what's in store. Trade Schools and Apprenticeships Are Making a Comeback Madelyn Rosenberg, Why some students are rethinking the conventional college path and the value of hands-on experience. Get Away: Christmas in Williamsburg Christine Koubek, If Santa, trains and twinkling lights are your jam, Colonial Williamsburg is a wonderland this time of year. Be Your Own Boss Lisa Rabasca Roepe, Tired of the old 9-to-5? These entrepreneurs have traded traditional office jobs for a different way of life. Will Green Valley Pharmacy Make a Comeback? Matt Blitz, The family of founder Leonard "Doc" Muse hopes so. 7 Questions with John Vihstadt and Matt de Ferranti Matt Blitz, The incumbent Arlington County Board member and Democratic challenger will face off on Nov. 6. 10 Arlington Power Players Jenny Sullivan, What do they have in common? They're all Leadership Arlington graduates. Social Restaurant Group's Latest Moves in Arlington David Hagedorn, SRG launches food truck Rebel Taco and The Lot, a pop-up beer garden. Retired Arlington Schoolteacher Makes Major Gift Madelyn Rosenberg, The surprise donation has allowed the Arlington Free Clinic to expand its dental care services. This is Inclusion Hannah Grieco, When all students are engaged, beautiful things can happen. Restaurant Review: Istanbul Grill David Hagedorn, The Bluemont newcomer scores points for flavor. Arlingtonians Divided Over Renaming Washington-Lee Matt Blitz, The name of the county's largest high school means different things to different people. August's Most Expensive Home Sales Arlington Magazine, Among the hot properties: A home in Arlington's Gulf Branch neighborhood that sold for $3.13 million.