There’s more to Fairfax’s Mosaic District than just a pretty movie theater

January 17, 2013

When I decided to write about Fairfax’s Mosaic District for my first Destination:Design shopping column, who knew it was going to be so hard to locate?

(Courtesy of EDENS)

The owners of Mosaic assured me I was not alone and that they were in touch with mapping authorities to fix the problems. But meanwhile, lots of friends e-mailed me to say that Mosaic was near Four Sisters, one of their favorite family-owned Vietnamese bistros, which moved from the Eden Center.

Caramelized tofu with lemongrass at the Four Sisters in Merrifield. (Justin Rude/The Washington Post)

So now when I go back to Mosaic to catch a movie at Angelika Film Center, flip through the Moroccan rugs at Timothy Paul or hunt for discount Jason Wu dresses at Last Call Studio at Neiman Marcus, I will head first to Four Sisters for some crispy vegetarian spring rolls and grilled lemongrass chicken.

(Courtesy of Timothy Paul)

What neighborhood should I feature for my next Destination:Design? It’s going to be a monthly feature so I need lots of ideas. Please email me at or send me a tweet at @jurakoncius.

The home and design coverage of Jura Koncius has taken her inside hundreds of homes, from tiny studios in Penn Quarter to country castles in Warrenton. Jura also hosts the Home Front live chat, Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET.
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