...nothing I haven't seen before. I mean, it's a candle store. It smells really nice inside and it has lots of candles. If you are looking for candles, then this is a nice place. I just don't know if I would go make the trip into Georgetown just to visit this store. But if you are in the mall, check it out. It's worth a browse-by.
PROS: It has what it says: lots of candles
Although the clothing in Aeropostale are designed for young men and women between the ages of 13-22, me, age 29, still like wear some of their tees and shorts. But, I am immature and on the petite side, so sometimes I can pull it off. Others times my friends finally break down and tell me dress you age! Anyway, the staff is as helpful as teens who have a part-time job can be. The prices are right and the clothing is very cute.
PROS: Inexpensive, trendy
I dont know. Is it me, or does The Gap have pretty much same line of clothing every year? Im just kind of bored with this store. But, Ill keep going there, year after year, because they do have the old standbys you need to update your wardrobe: the white blouse; a striped shirt (the colors do change yearly); a good, old pair of boot-cut, low-rise jeans; and of course, the denim jacket. The one thing that has changed is Baby Gap. They now have adorable bedding, just check out their website! So, anyway, if you are looking for a pair of khakis and a blue shirt, hit the Gap.
PROS: decent clothing
CONS: Indifferent staff, pricy
Yeah, Legos! I bought a bunch of legos at the Lego store in Tyson's Corner for my cousin, yeah right, my little cousin. What? Did you think I bought them for myself? I mean what could a 29-year-old mature woman like myself want with Legos? True, the Knights Kingdom line is pretty awesome (Sir Danju is hot!) and King Mathias can totally kick Vladeks butt, however, I really couldnt be bothered by that. Im totally mature, remember? But my little cousin really loves this store.
This store is so cool, it makes me wish I was 12 again. Really it does. Sigh.
PROS: All the LEGOS a kid (or an adult) could want.
Mmmmmm. Chocolate in every kind of truffle you can imagine. Wow. What can I say? This is chocolate Godiva chocolate, one of the best things in the world. Fattening: yup. Delicious: Yup. Expensive: Double Yup. Worth it: Oh, man, yes. This little shop in Tysons Corner always displays the chocolate covered strawberries in the window. And unless you are allergic to strawberries, this will always catch your eye. Okay, I know this is wrong, but heres a tip to get yourself a FREE Godiva truffle. Tell the cashier that you are thinking about giving away truffles as a table gift for your wedding and you would like to sample one just to make sure you like it. Then, say you will think about it. Ha! I know, I know, its lying, its wrong, but people, we are talking about Godiva chocolate here! The heavens will understand.
PROS: Um... it's Godiva.
CONS: Um... it's Godiva.
Huge. Enormous. A little overwhelming. I mean they have a pond fountain in the store for the Love of Pete! But, the store is pretty cool if you are into their style of clothing. And by their style of clothing I mean, outdoorsy jeans, fleece turtlenecks, and rugged polo shirts. My husband loves L.L. Bean, after all, he loves to fish. He sometimes buys half his sporty wardrobe here. However, the store just isnt for me. Im not a fan of the turtleneck fashion. However, it is a campers cool dream store and I do like to camp.
PROS: All your campfire dreams come true.
As good as it always was, and still no animal testing. The Body Shop has always been a trusty little store to shop for perfume, luxurious lotions, and cosmetics. The store in Tysons Corner is no different than any other. The staff is friendly and always willing to answer any related questions about lotions or gifts. Plus, you can always count on the place smelling awesome as soon as you step in the door. Oh, and try the Mango Body Butter. It is simply divine.
The freshest teas from all over the world are found here, in this little shop. Welcome to Teavana, the nirvana of tea. Their aim is to create the best tea experience in their stores and for their guests in their homes. And they hit the target. The staff is very knowledgeable about the differences between teas, such as white tea, green tea, and Rooibos and trust me, there are big differences. I didnt know it before walking into this store, but tea is fantastic for you body and health, and really fun to learn about. Teavana is an absolute tea-lovers heaven.
PROS: Fun, interesting store, staff is friendly
If you are looking for a great sandwich place, look no further. This place has more sandwich selections than your average neighborhood deli. And, hot dog, are they good. And be sure to try their soup, too. Awesome! The dcor is very colorful and everything is dog-related from the whimsical paintings on the walls, to the prints and photos near the restroom. But the thing that sets this place apart from all other delis, pizza joints, and bars is that the owners also run an animal adoption organization of a similar name, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. This place is a dog-lovers dream.
PROS: Dog-related, great beer selection
It's sounds great. Heck, it even looks great! But as the old saying goes, looks may be deceiving. Because when you peer into the beating red heart of the beast, the heart turns out to be square.
This boutique hotel prides itself on lush reds and the language of love. It wants to sell itself as the hotel for romantics. And it almost pulls it off until you visit your room. At first glace, it seems nice and spacious. More red, a giant mirror leaning on the wall (kinky!), and a mini-fridge stocked with liquor and even a mini-love kit. But if you look closer you will see the brown stain on the comforter, the paint chipping off the door, red fingerprints on the ceiling (?), the broken light in the bathroom, and the cheaply made furniture. Tacky, tacky, tacky. Square, square, square.
PROS: Accepts dog guests
CONS: Tacky, not hip.