“Want to go to a fashion event in Fairfax?”
“Really?! Where in Fairfax?”
“Sure. But I’m from the ‘burbs and I have NO idea where that is.”
That’s pretty much how a conversation went with my colleague Vanessa earlier this week who was going to cover an event for DC Event Junkie. We did eventually end up heading out into suburbia for what I like to call a Fairfax Fashion Fix for Mosaic Fashion Night as part of their official opening (for those of you not from the Washington, DC area, Fairfax is about 15 miles out of the city).
The shopping district is so new that even Alistair, my trusted GPS (that’s what I named him – he’s British after all) didn’t know where we were going.
After countless U-turns and wrong turns, we did finally make it to the VIP event being held at the Angelika Film Center and Cafe.
After enjoying a drink, we popped over to South Moon Under where they had a DJ spinning tunes, drinks, prizes, 20% off shopping and a book signing with Cupcakes and Cashmere author Emily Shuman. Let me just say, they know how to throw a party and keep us wanting more!
I browsed all the lovely pieces and was absolutely enamored with the gold and silver sequins! I was even happier to meet up with blogger friends and enjoy a much needed evening out. All of the stores were open for shopping, but we just hung out in one place.
As a parent and very busy mamá, I can guarantee this will fast become a mommy favorite not only for shopping, but for that much needed coffee break with friends, taking part in pre and post natal fitness classes Stroller Strides (LOVE this by the way), letting the kids run wild at Strawberry Park and enjoying weekly events specifically organized with the little ones in mind.
Fairfax (and the suburbs in general) is certainly looking up in the fashion arena and it’s great to see outdoor shopping and event areas popping up that aren’t malls. Because, those are so 1990’s.
Mosaic District offers something for the entire family – make sure to check out their entire list of shops, restaurants and events.