Aug 16

Mosaic District Merrifield VA + $100 Giveaway!


There’s a cool new shopping center in town, and I’m so excited to share all the details with you.

Remember a week and a half ago I shared that I was featured on the Today Show covering the Virginia Sales Tax Weekend? For that shoot, I was walking around the seriously hip urban retail development, Mosaic District in Merrifield, VA! You have probably already heard about this new, unique shopping center. It’s been generating a lot of buzz for its outdoor movies, free outdoor yoga classes, state-of-the art Angelika Film Center, big Target store and cool sprayground. The sprayground has been growing in popularity this summer as Fairfax area families discover the newest free sprayground in our area!


Mosaic District in Merrifield/Fairfax
Address: 2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031
Hours: Varies by retailer

My kids and I had visited the sprayground before but I was excited to find there is so much more to explore at the Mosaic District! This week the Mosaic District invited me to shop and discover all that their shopping center has to offer.

Taylor Gourmet is known for having the best hoagies in town, some cool freebies from time-to-time, and fantastic risotto balls, so I dropped by for a late lunch.


Then I made my way down to Dawn Price Baby, where I got to shop for some unique baby shower gifts and items for my little girl. I loved finding Kid Trips Northern Virginia Edition: Your Family’s Guide To Local Fun! (by my friend Micaela Williamson), as well as some other fun, local-themed kid’s gifts like “City Walks With Kids: Washington, DC” and “Good Night Washington, DC” board book. And yes, I found the cutest pleated dress and hair bow for my 2 year old!


Later that night, my husband & I returned to the Mosaic District for a date night: dessert and a movie. We first stopped at Dolcezza Gelato. We were impressed by their selection of coffee and gelato. I loved the Salted Caramel and Coconut Flavors!


Then we enjoyed “The Way Way Back” (a Sundance Film Festival favorite starring Steve Carell) at the Angelika Film Center. The Angelika Film Center is a sophisticated, state-of-the art cinema complete with a mix of independent films and a cafe offering gourmet snacks and drinks. For those of you cinema buffs, you’ll love the unique movie experience that the Angelika offers. Quite a fun day and evening spent at Mosaic District!

Now that I’ve had fun discovering the Mosaic District, I’m thrilled to be able to give one lucky Beltway Bargain Mom reader the opportunity to “Discover Mosaic” with a $100 Visa Gift Card!

To enter to win a $100 Visa gift card to use at the Mosaic District, use one of the following entry methods **Contest has ended. Congrats to Kay on being randomly selected as the winner!**:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what store you’d want to shop at in the Mosaic District! Besides the stores I listed above, they have quite a few restaurants, a MOM’s Organic Market, Red Apron Butcher, cute boutiques, and you can find a full list of their stores here.
  2. Extra (optional) entry on Twitter if you tweet at @MosaicDistrict and @BeltwayBargain using the hashtag #DiscoverMosaic with a link to this blog post. Here’s an example tweet: “@MosaicDistrict @BeltwayBargain I want to win a $100 gift card to shop your unique stores #DiscoverMosiac!
    (you must leave a separate comment letting on this blog post letting me know you follow on Twitter and provide the time stamp/link to your tweet).
  3. Extra (optional) entry given if you like on Facebook & Mosaic District on Facebook
    (you must leave a separate comment on this blog post letting me know you follow on Facebook).

Contest Rules: Contest is open to US residents residing in the greater Washington DC area, ages 18 years or older. Contest ends Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. Entrants must enter using a valid entry method listed above. You are allowed up to 3 entries (1 Blog Post Comment sharing what store you’d shop at, 1 Tweet, and/or by “liking” on Facebook). Winner will be randomly selected & notified on Friday, August 23, 2013. Prize will be mailed out to the winner in the form of a gift card.

Disclosure: I was invited by the Mosaic District to visit and shop their stores. They gave me a gift card for myself, plus 1 gift card to give away to a reader! The opinions shared in this post are my own, and I love to share the scoop on local stores, plus fun giveaways for my readers! To read my formal disclosure policy, please click here.