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.
01.21.21

A Break, Giving Back, and Some Love

I don’t know about you all, but I’m burned out; more importantly, my staff is burned out. It’s no secret that 2020 was one of the hardest for restaurants (as well as many […]
01.19.21

ALX-opoly is on its Way!

When the pandemic lockdown began, we turned to our favorite board games… and Alexandria’s Chamber of Commerce did the same! To all my Alexandria-loving and competitive board game players out there, ALX-opoly is […]
01.18.21

Living Without Cancer

I write things in my head before I actually write them. I had recently written in my head an update on Brad and his cancer journey and I was ready to put pen […]
01.18.21

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 18, 2021

See what we can’t get enough of this week! First up, we have Amy’s pick which features gorgeous illustrations of America’s most iconic National Parks on graph paper notebooks. Warning: these exfoliating sugar […]
01.13.21

An Engagement Story: Ayla & Kristen

2020 was a downer year in many respects, but we were privileged to work with many couples who will certainly look back and see 2020 as a year of joy. In fact, the […]
01.12.21

New Year, New You, New Home!

In Alexandria, it’s not uncommon to see new construction seemingly at every turn. But what is it about a newly constructed home that is so appealing? What are the benefits of purchasing a […]
01.11.21

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 11, 2021

If you’re looking for some self-care products or simply want to dress up your home, then you’ve come to the right place! First up, we have Elizabeth’s top pick which is your favorite […]
01.08.21

Clasp Your Pearls, Ladies. I’m Coming to Old Town

When COVID first hit, I never thought I would open another restaurant again. The stress and hurt it caused (and is still causing) restaurants and restaurant employees is difficult to come to terms […]
01.06.21

My New Year’s Resolution: The Yelp Challenge

I’m a business owner through and through, and as a result, I have really mixed feelings about online review platforms like Yelp. I don’t spend a ton of energy focused on them, and […]
01.05.21

2021 New Year Market Update

2020 was a year full of uncertainty and frustration, however, the housing market showed incredible strength. We expect 2021 will have similar demand as we respond to the challenges and changing preferences that […]
01.04.21

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 04, 2021

It’s a brand new year, and we’ve got some brand new top picks that we are loving this week! First up, we have Celeste’s pick which is a sophisticated way to diffuse long-lasting […]
12.29.20

Hey, 2021! What are you planning?

What home trends are sticking around in 2021? In three days, we will turn the page on 2020 and look to 2021 with full hearts! So, what are our predictions for 2021? Well, […]
12.28.20

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 28, 2020

With Santa and Rudolph safely back in the North Pole, the presents under the tree unwrapped, and all of the holiday cookies eaten… what is there to do now? It’s time to officially […]
12.24.20

It’s Christmas Eve…

It’s Christmas Eve and only eight days until 2021! I think this calls for a celebration! Well Alexandria, we’ve had some ups and downs, some roses and thorns, some highs and lows. But […]
12.23.20

My Alexandria Stylebook Gift Guide: Part 2

I decided to save this post until the week before Christmas when people are scrambling to figure out what to get. The stores this year will be more “picked over” than ever and, […]


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