Welcome the Newest Member of The Patterson Group!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that we are welcoming another member onto our team! The amazing Melissa Lepore will be joining us to oversee the contract process and we could not be […]

Restaurant Report: Sunday in Saigon

So, I must confess: typically, I eat at a restaurant only once before writing my restaurant feedback articles—but this one changed things for me! My husband and I ate at Sunday in Saigon on Saturday night and were […]

Listing Spotlight: 7615 Southdown Road

Baseball is America’s pastime, and Alexandrians definitely love their Nats games. No one loves the traffic that inevitably comes with traveling to and fro, so here’s an alternative to driving: ride your boat. […]

Patio Crush

The sun is shining and it is finally patio weather! There is nothing I enjoy more than sipping a slightly chilled glass of rosé on a warm spring or summer evening, and no […]

6 Things I’ve Learned from My Mom, My Business Partner

While every mother-daughter dynamic is different and special in its own way, my mother and I have an especially unique relationship. When your mother is your business partner, the mother-daughter relationship is at […]

An Alternative for Cinco de Mayo When Your Favorite Restaurants Are Booked

Los Cuates, Don Taco, and Los Tios all booked for Cinco de Mayo? Or wondering what to do until your plans to get margaritas with your best friends start later on in the […]

We All Scream for Nicecream

Nicecream just opened on King Street and the timing could not be better. We are heading into prime ice cream season—even though, truly, all weather is ice cream weather—and now have another great […]

When a Realtor Builds Her Dream Home, Part 4: 5 Things I *Now* Know About Appliances

After tackling the sink issue, I also soon learned that in order to accurately design a kitchen, the designer needs to know your appliance selections. Here are the five things I now know about […]

When a Realtor Builds Her Dream Home, Part 3: What I Didn’t Know About Designing Kitchens

First and foremost, let me say that the home-building process is absolutely making me a better real estate agent. I have learned beyond what I would have ever imagined. Let me also say that […]

Restaurant Report: Duck Donuts

    I know it’s spring now and we should therefore be working on our beach bods, but Duck Donuts just put a wrench in my plans—and I’m okay with it. New to […]

AR Workshop: The New Wine & Paint Night

    Wondering what to do for your next neighborhood social event? Feeling artsy but unsure of where to direct your creative energy? Needing a personalized gift for a friend or something to […]

I’m Selling My House. Does that Mean I Have to Get Rid of All of My Stuff?

When you put your house on the market, it becomes a product, much like a pair of booties at The Shoe Hive or a great spring dress at Kiskadee. Like booties or a […]

North Old Town Development Report: Goodbye Giant, Hello West Elm

After eagerly tracking progress on EDENS’s new development on First Street for many months, we were thrilled to learn that they broke ground a week ago today and announced their first big tenant! […]

What this Price Will Get You in 4 Areas of Alexandria

As a buyer, there are many ways to approach the search for a new home. You can narrow it down by neighborhood or zip code, by specific features such as proximity to a […]

Where We’re Dining this Alexandria Restaurant Week

Alexandria Restaurant Week is here again! As diehard fans of our home’s flourishing restaurant scene, we always look forward to Alexandria’s biannual Restaurant Week as a time to try new places and see […]


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