Northern Virginia Magazine

Northern Virginia Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine
Managing Editor Lynn Norusis
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 150,000+
First issue February 2006
Country United States
Based in Chantilly, Virginia
Language English

Northern Virginia Magazine celebrates one of the most affluent, educated and diverse regions in the country. Covering the serious to the sublime, we deliver timely news on health, business, arts, real estate, home and design, education and family. We aim to highlight great places to dine, shop, travel and entertain. We profile the community's top doctors, lawyers, leaders and personalities; review the area's best new restaurants; and report on the latest cultural, artistic and social happenings.

Founded in 2006, with a growing readership of 150,000 plus, we serve one of the greatest places to live.


Mission Statement

We strive to celebrate a region teeming with entrepreneurs and philanthropists; educators and politicians; entertainers and artists; families and students.

Through a pastiche of compelling narratives and informative prose, Northern Virginia Magazine explores and discovers the personalities that make up our eclectic neighborhoods and thriving businesses.

A magazine with tireless dedication to its community, Northern Virginia aims to be a nonpareil resource for a region that extols progression, treasures history and enjoys the comforts of home.

We're proud to announce that our magazine has won a multitude of editorial and design awards, including 14 Virginia Press Association awards.


Monthly columns that bring readers the latest in NoVA's news, health, culture, fashion, home and design, travel, business and family news.

Epicurean expert Warren Rojas sheds light on the region's food industry, from new restaurants and products to trends and guest expert's pairings on adult beverages.

Timely stories that focus on the people and mindset of Northern Virginia featuring Q&A-styled pieces with today's newsmakers, in-depth looks at those who are shaping the region, and one native's humorous quips on what every NoVinian thinks, but doesn't always say.

Both staff writers and contributing editors delve into all that is NoVA with topics ranging from education, crime and politics to neighborhoods, getaways and the best of everything the area has to offer.

Dining editor Warren Rojas tirelessly forges his way through establishments across the region and gives readers his take on what is worth a try, and what is only a passer-by.

We snap shots of iconic landmarks in Northern Virginia and ask readers to decipher the puzzled pic. We want to know, "How well do you know NoVA?"

Northern Virginia Magazine's Daily Blogs

A Blog for the Serious Shopper
By Natalie Kaar

Highlighting the Stuff We All Get (special promotions at area stores and on the web) to the stuff we'll all want to get (divine finds here, there and everywhere) this blog is for the enthusiastic shopper.

Ever beaten the mall walkers to Tysons to scope out new inventory? Often use your tech savvy to set up SMS reminders of upcoming sales? Want to know where to go for the best deals, service and selection when buying everything from that envy-producing, Super Bowl-worthy flat-screen to this season's must-have handbag? Me too! That's why I'm excited to share my shop secrets and buying bliss with you!

NOTE: After a daily dose of SWAG, which may include a regimen of sweet sale success or simply irresistible splurges, you could experience the following positive side effects: sudden euphoria, improved self-esteem and a heightened spirit of generosity. Spread the joy by recommending SWAG to others bitten by the shopping bug!

Gut Check
Serving up dining tips, epicurean alerts and all-around food news
By the Food Desk

A metasmorgasbord of the latest dining/drinking/gastro news from all around Northern Virginia.

We cover the good, the bad, and, occasionally the ugly, of the local dining scene, serving up breaking restaurant news, splashes of beverage-related breakthroughs and even morsels of hospitality industry gossip throughout the day.

Buzz Bin
All the need-to-know news across the region
By the News Desk

A round up of all the regional news every Northern Virginian should know about (we search all the news sites so you don't have to), exclusive news stories (trends, people and lifestyle pieces), as well as some interesting tid-bits we find to help you get through the day.

Little Red Book
On the Northern Virginia Dating Scene
By Katie Greenan

Whether you're single, dating, or in a relationship, Little Red Book is a blog which everyone can relate to. From serial monogamy and online dating to long-distance relationships and breakups, we cover it all. You can participate by posting your responses (yes, they can be anonymous) scenarios and e-mailing anecdotes, questions and dating dilemmas. LRB also hosts a panel discussion once a month, which includes Samy K. from Hot 99.5 and a local matchmaker. And check out the LRB video blog, which features straight talk from readers and Northern Virginia residents concerning all things relationships.

The Game Plan
Living Life. NoVA Style.
By the Culture Gurus

If you're new to NoVA or just looking for something different to do this weekend, your search stops here. We'll have our Culture Gurus out and about in Northern Virginia, digging up all the events you won't want to miss! No more boring Friday nights spent Facebook stalking for you! It's time to start living life, NoVA style, and we're here to help you do it.

Stop by The Game Plan on the daily to get the latest on NoVA's music scene, happy hours, theater productions, volunteer opportunities, festivals, kids activities, workshops, hidden spots, getaways and much, much more. Leave the planning to us, and we'll leave the fun to you! Deal? Deal!

NoVA Wars

A few times a year, Northern Virginia Magazine holds a friendly final four style battle to find the best of [fill in the blank] around. The first NoVA War was born back in winter 2010 and the battles have been bringing Novinians together via their common passion for food ever since. So, NoVA, these local dining establishments need your help as they duke it out. Think you know who’s serving up the juciest steak in town or the latte with the most get up and go in NoVA? Your votes decide what gets dubbed the best of Northern Virginia, so speak your mind every day by voting in the battle and help us pay tribute to Northern Virginia’s best of the best!


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