The Phyllis Cocktail

It’s not a coincidence that my new favorite cocktail is named after my favorite person: Phyllis just had a drink named in her honor and it’s undeniably delicious. Cedar Knoll, one of Phyllis’s […]

How Will the New Tax Law Affect You and Your Family?

Perhaps you were one of the many who stood in line on December 29th hoping to pay your 2018 property tax bill early. Or perhaps you were calling Congressman Don Beyer’s office trying […]

A Listing at Every Price Point

January started out strong, with two of our listings going under contract in less than two days. No matter your price point, it’s a great time to start looking. Many buyers are already […]

Alexandria Restaurant Week 2018

The only bad thing about Alexandria Restaurant Week is that trying every single restaurant offering lunch and dinner specials between January 26th and February 4th isn’t really feasible. First of all, that would […]

George Washington’s Horse Slept Here Longer than This House Was on the Market

Old Town is a perfect blend of old and new: historical significance modernized and made meaningful in a multitude of ways. Old buildings, new, thriving businesses. Old brick, new pavement. Old homes, magnificent […]

Here Are Alexandria’s Highest-Priced Home Sales in 2017

After a great year in real estate, it’s always fun to look back at the spectacular homes that sold and the range in inventory and price in our Alexandria’s different neighborhoods. 2017 was […]

What’s Coming to One of Old Town’s Favorite Coffee Shops in 2018

Is there any place more inviting on a cold winter morning than Misha’s Coffeehouse? Other than home sweet home, we don’t think so. When you have to be out and about (maybe, like […]

How To Host a S’mores Party

One of our newest listings, 3812 Washington Woods Drive, has an outdoor fireplace that is everything we ever wanted in a backyard. The cozy stone and brick wood-burning fireplace, set beside an enormous […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…To Live in Alexandria!

Real estate typically slows down at this time of year as folks travel or hunker down in cold weather, but this season has been unusually busy, especially in Old Town, where people have […]

The Making of a Gift Guide: A Cautionary Tale

When we learned that our Stylebook editor would be putting together themed gift guides for the holiday season again this year, we were excited to contribute. We started shopping around thinking of what […]

It’s Time for the 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!

T-G-I-Almost Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!!! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: SCWW is my absolute favorite weekend in Old Town. I think I speak for all of the Junior Friends […]

Scotch Tasting Prep Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

Have you cleared off your mantels and set your holiday décor vision in preparation for The Campagna Center’s Heather and Greens Sale, beginning at 9am on December 1st? Great! That’s step one. Step […]

Holiday Decorating Tips Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

‘Tis the season!!! Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is just around the corner, with festivities beginning with the Heather and Greens Sale on Friday, December 1st at 9am. This is the weekend after the […]

Restaurant Report: Snackbar

The incredible amount of brainpower and creativity in Alexandria never ceases to amaze me. Many of the area’s best restaurants, shops, homes, projects, events, and organizations are evidence of the things that can […]

Décor & Entertaining Inspo from Our Newest Listing

We all know that feeling when we walk into a friend’s home and are immediately impressed with (and, OK, a little envious of) how put-together it looks, how everything matches, and nothing is […]

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