New Year, New You with Rossolutions!
We rang in 2023 with four weeks of giveaways, experiences, and more to set you up for your best year yet!
Beginning in January, the Rosslyn BID hosted an entire month of fun giveaways that can help you reach your emotional, physical, and mental wellness goals. Starting Jan. 3, we highlighted Rosslyn restaurants, businesses, and retailers to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions—or, as we like to call them, Rossolutions!
Throughout the month, you shared your Rossolutions with us to be entered to win raffles with corresponding prizes each week to kickstart your mission to achieve your 2023 goals.
- January 3-9: New Year, New Look
- January 10-16: New Year, New Moves
- January 17-23: New Year, New Food
- January 24-31: New Year, New View
Check out all the ways we worked toward our Rossolutions in January!
Week 1 | Jan. 3-9 | New Year, New Look
Kick off the year strong with a new hair, shimmering smile, or a fresh set of nails! Update your ‘do with a new cut, color, or style at Rosslyn's Allure Hair Salon, Miracles in the City, River Place Barber & Stylist or Rosslyn Metro Barber Shop. Then, treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure at PAINT Nail Bar!
Through Monday, Jan. 9, we asked you to share your resolutions for the chance to win a $50 PAINT gift card. Congratulations to our winner!
To keep those teeth in tip-top shape, visit one of Rosslyn’s dental or orthodontics offices: including Virginia Center for Orthodontics (VCO), Smile Designer, Dental Studio Rosslyn, Dr. Lavecchia's General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Caring Dentists and Arlington Dental Team.
Dr. Crissy Markova of VCO Orthodontics, voted Top Orthodontist by Washingtonian Magazine and voted Best for Families, says orthodontic treatment, like braces or Invisalign, is a great way to get a healthier, straighter smile.
"When there is a lot of crowding, it is difficult to keep the teeth clean and allows for more cavities or plaque buildup," says Dr. Markova. "Teeth that are well aligned are easier to keep clean and can minimize oral health problems like gum recession, bone loss, or fractured teeth.
The new year is also a stressful time where you might find yourself grinding or clenching. This can lead to permanent damage on your teeth or even lead to breaking a tooth. Invisalign, braces, or hidden braces can help improve or balance your bite to reduce the wearing down of your teeth. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted, which can help you gain more confidence in the New Year!"
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Markova at VCO Orthodontics in Arlington to start the year confidently with a healthier smile! The recommended age to have an initial evaluation with an orthodontist is 7 years old and she sees children and adults of all ages.
And of course, what’s a great new look without a well-fitting wardrobe? Finish off the new look by stopping at Elim Boutique for all your tailoring and alterations needs.
Week 2 | Jan. 10-16 | New Year, New Moves
It may be chilly, but don’t let that stop you from getting some exercise outdoors in Rosslyn! Take advantage of our parks and green spaces, like Gateway Park and Dark Star Park, and nearby trails, including the Mount Vernon and Custis Trails.
To have a safe and effective outdoor workout, Rosslyn’s favorite bootcamp instructor Coach Vic (Certified Personal Trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Certified Group Trainer with American Council on Exercise) recommends dressing in layers–paying special attention to your fingers, ears, and toes–and checking the weather before heading out.
“If you enjoy walking or running, one way to keep it interesting and make it easier to leave your warm bed is to take different routes,” Coach Vic says. “Rosslyn has so many cool and underutilized public spaces and trails that allow you to try different paths and explore the neighborhood.”
In addition to all the fitness and wellness activities options in our neighborhood, Rosslyn is home to a variety of gyms to fit every need and fitness level. Check out Anytime Fitness, BASH Boxing, CrossFit Rosslyn, E60 Fitness (check out their January special here!), Gold’s Gym, Orangetheory, or Verve Health & Fitness to try a new group class, personal training, or solo workout! Many offer first-timer discounts or free trials, so seize the opportunity to find a new and exciting way to get your body moving!
To kickstart your 2023 fitness plan, we hosted a 45-minute fitness class with BASH Boxing at Bennett Park Art Atrium on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m.!
Week 3 | Jan. 17-23 | New Year, New Food
In the past year, Rosslyn has welcomed a number of new restaurants, including Hot Lola’s, SeoulSpice, Yuraku, and Fog Point. Plus, some of our other neighborhood eateries, Open Road and Salt, have been recently recognized as 2023 Best of Arlington top vote-getters!
From a quick bite for lunch to a multi-course sit-down experience, Rosslyn has plenty of restaurant options with new, exciting, and delicious dishes to try. This week also happens to be Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which features Rosslyn’s own Sfoglina offering special three-course lunch and dinner menus!
Check out the complete list of Rosslyn restaurants here – sure to satisfy any food craving you have!
Those that wanted tips from a pro joined us for a live cooking demonstration at Assembly with executive chef Cameron Cousin on Jan. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Tickets included a complimentary drink, with proceeds going to Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Week 4 | Jan. 24-31 | New Year, New View
To round out the month, revitalize your view on life – figuratively and literally! A clean, organized, and well-decorated space can increase focus, reduce stress, and even improve sleep! Level up your home with organizers or new decor from Target or Safeway here in Rosslyn. Whether it's adding a new lamp to your bedroom or swapping out your cluttered tupperware drawer with a new matching set, these small changes can make all the difference!
And for a fresh and floral addition to your revamped space, grab an arrangement or bouquet from Twin Towers Florist!
For some assistance in figuring out how to best optimize your space, we hosted oFeng Shui Basics on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m.! Will LeStrange, Feng Shui expert, shared his expertise in this free virtual session with some useful tips and takeaways to help boost careers, academic success, improve health, increase positive energy and create more harmonious relationships, and more.
Participants were entered for the chance to win a $50 gift card to Happy Eatery!
In addition to enhancing your literal outlook, prioritizing your mental outlook is incredibly important, especially in the cold winter months. Loving Heart Holistic Wellness offers a variety of modalities to help you find wellbeing and empowerment for your mind, body, and spirit. Through February, take advantage of their Winter Sale, where you can get a 60-minute Reiki or Sound Healing session (in-person or virtual) for a special price!