The Ultimate Day Trip Guide + Micro Wedding Giveaway

We’ve been hard at work over here at The Scout Guide Alexandria scouting out the very best businesses in town to feature in our next guide set to release in Spring of 2021. The photoshoots are already underway and we’re gearing up for one of our best books yet! This year we have a few tricks up our sleeves and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on.

2020 has been a challenging year for us all but especially for our small businesses. We are doing our best to give them a boost during these uncertain times and we have come up with a fun way that you can participate too.

This year we are partnering up with our friends over at TSG Hunt Country to give you guys the ultimate Day Trip Guide to both Alexandria and Middleburg. Since we aren’t traveling internationally, local trips and staycations are in higher demand. While we have some insider scoop on what to do, where to eat, and places to stay in each city, we’d love your expert input! We’re asking you to nominate your favorite business in Alexandria and Hunt Country for a chance to see that business in both volumes of TSG in 2021! Plus, there is a little something extra in it for you too; you can win a $100 gift card to a winning Alexandria and Hunt Country business!

To nominate your favorite business, please head to our Instagram @tsgalexandria and @tsghuntcountry on October 13th.

But that’s not all we have up our sleeves this year! We’re also giving away a micro wedding to a COVID bride and groom to be featured in TSG Alexandria. Instead of using models for our wedding shoot, we will be using a real bride and groom during our styled wedding! This pandemic has been hard on so many people, but we especially feel for the brides and grooms that have had to postpone their weddings. We hope this small ceremony and feature in 2021’s TSG Alexandria will put a smile on their faces. Follow @tsgalexandria and be on the lookout for how you can enter to win the wedding or nominate a bride/groom you think deserves a little spoiling!


The wedding will include:

In these tough times, we want to use our platform to not only be your resource for what’s happening locally but also to bring a little cheer and encouragement because there are brighter days ahead!


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I’m a Virginia girl, born (Alexandria) and raised (Warrenton). I studied fashion and marketing at Radford University and after 10 years in the corporate world (not doing anything fashion related), I decided to go on my own and pursue my dream as a blogger and consultant. I started my personal blog, Fifty-Two Thursdays, in 2013 as a way to share local finds, skincare secrets, and outfit inspiration with my friends. What started as a hobby turned into a full-blown business after a few years of blood, sweat, and tears (mildly kidding). I returned to Alexandria just two years ago (coming from Arlington) and took on the position as Editor/Owner of TSG Alexandria. I live and breathe local here in Alexandria and absolutely love sharing my knowledge of blogging, photo styling, and social media with the community!

Owned and edited by Sarah Phillips, the Alexandria guide highlights premier independent businesses in Alexandria, Virginia, and surrounding areas. Learn more about the businesses featured in The Scout Guide Alexandria guide and enjoy an insider’s view of the area by visiting the TSG Alexandria website. Complimentary copies of the guide are available at participating businesses.

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