Because You Have a Great Life.

And we want to make sure you are in the know about the coolest things in our community to make your life even richer and fuller. From restaurant reports to first-hand notes on topics far and wide, our contributors share a wealth of ideas, funny stories, and lots of entertainment recommendations.
03.25.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 25, 2019

Here are the straws we’ve been looking for! Why not use them in these sweet, ceramic mugs? Also in this week’s top picks, earrings that define elevated basics, and great new bags for […]
03.21.19

Outdoor Alexandria

Break out the sunglasses and sunscreen because we are finally seeing warm temperatures in the long-range forecast. Spring weather has arrived and we are ready to thrive during these sunny days. Between the […]
03.20.19

“It made me feel like a bad mom.” Real Life Advice for New Parents and Parents-To-Be

It’s been five years…I became a mom five years ago. I remember the day vividly. At the time, I was working as a healthcare consultant for The Advisory Board in D.C., and was […]
03.13.19

8 Ways To Tell If the Alexandria Concierge Wellness Program Is Right for You

We all want to be well and fit, and each of us has our own definition of what that means. For some, it evokes images of exercising abilities in the past. For others, […]
03.11.19

Maybe Sparks Don’t Need To Fly

People think our business is about fashion and shopping and it is…kind of. When I think about all the closets and wardrobes we have worked on in the last 10 years (nearly 2,000), […]
03.11.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 11, 2019

Mood: spring! And we are here for it, from a delicate necklace perfect for more open necklines, like the ones on these two dresses, to a floral (floral!) soccer ball that clearly I […]
03.08.19

District Dish Is Back!

I kind of feel like District Dish is like the Alexandria version of Game of Thrones; we have been on hiatus so long that folks are wondering when will we return. I mean, […]
03.07.19

Sláinte! Cheers to Classic Irish Coffee

The Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off the month-long celebrations of all things green and gold. Luckily, we have the classic Irish Coffee recipe to help you celebrate. Whether you’re looking for […]
03.07.19

What It’s Really Like To Live With Severe Food Allergies

When Madelyn suggested I consider writing a post about my food allergies, I was first hesitant to think that anyone would care to read about something that is so personal to me. But […]
03.05.19

Drop a Line with These New Lines at Penny Post

Emily and I recently made our semi-annual pilgrimage to New York City for NY Now, the international gift show. This year was the first time the National Stationery Show was combined with the […]
03.04.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 4, 2019

So ready to ditch the heavy winter coat, and these cute spring jackets are just driving that point home. The rest of the week’s top picks also have spring vibes, from a mask […]
02.28.19

Alexandria Spring Roundup

There’s a lot to look forward to in Alexandria’s spring season. Between celebrity tall ships, new breweries, and boutiques, there will be something for everyone. Here’s our roundup for what excites us the […]
02.27.19

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

We are taking a big shift from design and upholstery sales (which, you are in luck, has been extended to March 17) to…bacon. Yes, bacon. For all my carnivorous friends out there, this […]
02.22.19

Kiskadee’s Own Marie Kondo

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you are well aware of who Marie Kondo is. I admit I binge watched all of the episodes of Tidying Up. I especially love the […]
02.21.19

Would You Work With Your Spouse? The 10 Ways We Make It Work

Answer fast: if you had the opportunity to work with your spouse every day, would you take it? If you had asked me this ten years ago, I would have said no way. […]


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