There’s always excitement when getting a home picture-ready before the photographer arrives. Yesterday was no exception. My colleague, Lisa Velenovsky Hayashi, and I went to put the final touches on her listing at 8501 Indian Paintbrush Way in Lorton, Virginia. I knew we would be dealing with tiny details because our staging consultant didn’t have many recommendations for the owners of this immaculate home.
It’s such a pleasure to open the front door and see what looks like a model home inside. So many upgrades and such attention to detail. He made us some delicious cappuccinos and then we took a critical tour through the home and cleaned and tidied a few things as we went. The stunning 2-story foyer, the bonus cedar closet off the master walk-in closet, the plantation shutters throughout the first floor, and the beautiful stone patio out back were just a few of the treats we encountered. We worked to make sure it was ready.
Lisa hired a new photographer so we weren’t sure what to expect. He arrived right on time and then quickly went outside to take exterior shots while the sun was where he wanted it. Then he came inside to do a walk-through of the home. He gave us a timeframe for shooting and began to photograph the home so I said my goodbyes to Lisa and the gracious homeowner and made my way to my next appointment.
Pit Stop – Say Cheesesteak?
Noticing I was low on gas, I stopped at a station to fill up and decided to grab a quick bite to eat. Next door was a strip of shops and one caught my eye – Gyro Factory. I walked up to see the specials and the menu looked pretty good. They had cheese steaks and burgers, but I figured I should try the gyro at the Gyro Factory. I ordered the gyro combo which includes fries and a drink. The man behind the counter asked me if I wanted it spicy and I automatically said “yes.”
I realized that I didn’t really know what would be spicy. The sauce? The fries? Well, I do like spicy food so I waited to see what I would get. While waiting I saw this cool looking wall are. I love the details, but wonder what it says. If you know, let me know.
Spicy and Delicious
When the food arrived, it was bagged and ready to go so I couldn’t tell if it was covered in hot sauce or not. When I opened it up I was pleasantly surprised.
First of all, the fries were perfect. Light and crunchy outside, soft and hot inside. Seriously perfect.
The gyro was stuffed with a very generous serving meat and each bite was truly amazing. Eventually, I caught a glimpse of what makes the gyro spicy. Red pepper flakes were sprinkled throughout giving each bite a little kick. Yum! I’d never thought of putting pepper flakes on a gyro before. It was just right! I’d highly recommend it.
Take a moment to check out the Gyro Factory at 8222 Gunston Corner Lane in Lorton, VA.
If you go this weekend, Visit the nearby Open House at 8501 Indian Paintbrush Way in Lorton, Virginia. Lisa will be there on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd from 1-4.
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