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.

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 19, 2021

This week’s Top Picks are here to make spring days more fun! Celeste shares a personalized piece to add some pep in your step that makes the best gift. Elizabeth’s is a long-awaited […]

Why Our Team Got Vaccinated

I’ve been called everything from “Crazy Covid Lady” to “Hall Pass Monitor” this last 18 months. Many of you know that many of our staff were touched by COVID very early in the […]

Win Up to $3,000 for Your Favorite Nonprofit!

Wednesday, April 28, is Spring2ACTion, and, as usual, we are all in. Frankly, this is my favorite event of the entire year. I love that, collectively, we all are doing something decidedly positive […]

New Exhibit At The Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working artists’ open studios under one roof. An Alexandria landmark for more […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 12, 2021

This week’s Top Picks are making sure warm weather is in your future! From the streets of Alexandria to your next (safe) vacation destination, these favorites are here to stay. Elizabeth’s pick takes […]

Everything’s Blooming at Historic Garden Week in Old Town!

One of our cherished local springtime traditions returns on Saturday, April 17, when Old Town Alexandria welcomes visitors to tour beautifully decorated exteriors and gardens as part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. […]

New Ownership, New Brand for Local Coffee Shop

Under new ownership and a new brand, ESP Tea & Coffee is embracing the community with open arms, hoping to make a positive change to local charitable organizations and initiatives. Previously known as […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 5, 2021

This week’s picks are here to make you spring break ready and stylish doing it. And if you’re staying in town, these are great for your last-minute gifts this month or surprises. Amy’s […]

This Weekend at The Alley at Stomping Ground

Friday, April 2 – Fish Fry at The Alley at Stomping Ground It’s that time of year when we put away the chicken for one Friday night and bring out the catfish! Stomping […]

Spring has Sprung with Helen Olivia

Spring has officially sprung, which means Easter is right around the corner! We’re counting down all the ways to celebrate the holiday with beautiful flowers. Whether you’re hosting or being hosted, we are serving up some […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 29, 2021

Whether you are dressing up or staying casual, this week’s Top Picks have you covered. Along with some other last-minute touches to get you through these spring holidays. Elizabeth has a dress to […]

Small Business Feature: Sugarcoated Bakery

Last month we did a shoutout to Alexandria to see what small businesses should be featured in Alexandria Stylebook. Here is our second feature…  Sugarcoated Bakery is a home-based bakery in Alexandria, Virginia. […]

Instagram Live Tonight: Spring is in Full Bloom with Helen Olivia & The Patterson Group!

Tonight at 7pm, join us for a flower arranging workshop! With Easter right around the corner, we’re ‘coming up roses’ with a fabulous demonstration of a spring centerpiece and styling of an Easter […]

Details Matter, Even on Your Feet!

One of my favorite items to knit are socks. I almost always have a sock project on needles and with me. They are small and fit in most purses. Many of the patterns […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 22, 2021

A little something for everyone! This week’s picks are just what you need to spring into the new season. Amy’s pick is a new favorite to create a fun cocktail to sip in […]

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