Publisher's Letter / Summer 2022

Sun’s out, fun’s out! … I can't believe we're only halfway through summer. It feels like the party is just getting started but, unfortunately, so is the heat! Heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, so this issue includes some killer tips for hot summer hair (and we’re not JUST talking about the temps).

Speaking of looking good, if you want to give that poolside bod a little TLC, we've got the local professionals in the coming pages to help keep you fit, well-adjusted and ready to take on those exciting summer activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, etc.

While we've got your adventurous side's attention, you should also check out our VIP Road Trip! With gas prices soaring, several of our VIP partners wanted to provide you with a long weekend getaway that is just a short car ride away. Use our guide to eat, drink and shop your way through Loudoun County. Just don't forget to share your pics with us on Instagram at @vipalxmag.

More of a homebody? We are so excited to share an outdoor oasis, created by award-winning designer Michael Nash Design + Build. These before and after images prove that you don't have to go far to find your very own paradise!

As you travel onward into summer and continue to explore the local area or travel beyond our community, be sure to take a moment to take it all in. Look around and realize how far we've come in the past two years. We've experienced unprecedented and difficult times—and continue to face some challenges—but these are the days when we need to remember that we are all in this together and brighter days are ahead.


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