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.

Restaurant Report: The Chewish Deli

Have you ever craved a bagel sandwich but not known where to find one in Old Town? Look no further than The Chewish Deli – coming in August to the former Pendleton Carryout […]

Warehouse Sale 2021: We Need Your Input

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t predict the future. But we can try our darndest to plan ahead. For the first time, the Old Town Boutique District is taking […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of August 03, 2020

From an elegant “night-in” blouse to essentials that will make spending time at home more enjoyable, we have you covered in this week’s top picks. We’ve got a perfume crafted with crisp scents […]

Answering All of Your Food (and other) Questions…

What salt should I buy? I use Diamond Krystal Kosher Salt in all of my cooking. Some people use gray salt, pink salt, etc. When cooking, what is of greater importance is that […]

Making Lemonade from Lemons: My Reworked Engagement Ring with Alx&Co.

After 12 years of dating followed by 10 years of marriage, my husband and I separated last fall and made a plan for raising our daughter together and moving forward with our lives, […]

The House Your Stay-at-Home Dreams Are Made Of

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed the effect COVID-19 has put on the needs and wants of buyers. Buyers have shifted to looking a few miles outside their initial distance radius and […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 27, 2020

As Alexandria starts to open back up, we wanted to offer a reminder to get out there and support all of the amazing small businesses right here in our backyard. Our heads are […]

A Special Backyard Production: Theatre During COVID

Art is special, it is needed, and it is needed especially during these uncertain times. It allows us to express ourselves in ways that we may not be able to do otherwise (are […]

Looking for Ways to Boost Your Immune System?

We have entered into Phase 3 and are starting to spend time in social settings with friends and family. We are in close proximity to more people than we have been in months […]

Summer Wreaths

Summer has finally arrived! I don’t think we’ve ever been more excited to close the door (lock it, and deadbolt it too) on a season – goodbye spring 2020. In celebration of a […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 20, 2020

Not sure which local business to support this week? Oh, do we have some inspiration for you. Shop lightweight cotton face masks that are both effective and comfortable, an ultra-feminine blouse that’s the […]

Why I Don’t Go Out to Eat 

A few weeks ago I attended my very first socially distanced gathering of more than two people. Ten women together, outside, at a distance in celebration of a friend’s birthday. I realized just […]

Hey Britt! How’s the Market?

Midyear Market Update In April we wrote about how coronavirus had affected the beginning of the spring market and how there was a mentality shift on selling and moving as people hunkered down […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 13, 2020

There are a lot of sunny days left ahead of us, and that’s why this week’s top picks are all about embracing the current season. From a distressed denim dress that fits today’s […]

Staging 101

It seems obvious that when you put your house on the market, you want to make sure it looks and shows the best it possibly can. In today’s world, the way your home […]

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