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.

Winterizing Tips

Even though Game of Thrones might be over, we all know one thing is still true, winter is coming. For homeowners, that means making sure your property is cold weather-ready. Whether you’re a […]

You Can Learn Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Right Here in Old Town

At Laura Hooper Calligraphy, we have been teaching calligraphy for six years and offer in-person workshops right here in our Old Town studio conveniently located off King Street near City Hall. The workshops […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 11, 2019

If you haven’t noticed…it’s cold outside! Make sure you stay bundled up with hats and gloves (that also happen to be really cute). We also have a moisturizer that is travel-ready, so perfect […]

Giving Thanks for That Thanksgiving Table

When it comes to what to wear for the holidays, there are plenty of style tips. From casual to festive, I can bring the bling. But when setting the Thanksgiving table, it’s easy […]

First Annual Cookie Crawl!

Not all good ideas come from me drinking with Angela – some come from my little sister. Well, I guess this isn’t really her idea, she just told me about an adorable event […]

Just Like a Hallmark Movie

When Southern Living announced that Old Town would be the perfect “real life” location for a Hallmark movie, I wasn’t surprised in the least. These charming cobblestone streets, warm historic homes, and cozy […]

Thanksgiving Floral Trends

If you’re anything like me, you blinked, and October disappeared. Somehow the holidays are just around the corner, which means many of us are in full planning mode. If setting the perfect Thanksgiving […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 4, 2019

We promised the weather would turn and you’d need to bundle up! Fall is finally here and we’ve got a jacket, hat, and essential lip balm to keep you cozy and cute. Plus […]

Thanksgiving Take and Bake is Back

Last year for this publication, I waxed poetic about food memories and the holidays. This year, I will spare you the squishy and instead remind you that at Thanksgiving, the Stomping Ground kitchen […]

Thinking of Updating Your Kitchen?

Are you thinking of doing a kitchen update? If your clunky island and peel-and-stick tile flooring are screaming “heck yes,” then it might be time to start thinking about a remodel. Countertops are […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 28, 2019

We all know when it comes down to it, it’s the little things in life that can really make a big impact. That is also true when it comes to this week’s Top […]

3 Easy Tips for a Festive Fall Happy Hour

We love the holidays here at Laura Hooper Calligraphy and are always looking for fun ways to take our family dinners and soirees with friends up a notch. Our custom, hand-lettered holiday collection […]

Halloween Pet Activities

Pet Halloween activities in Alexandria go far beyond the typical black cats. We love fall in Alexandria and also love that it is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country. When […]

Tips From Tim: Make Your Mama Proud – How To Polish Silver

As we move into prepping for the many feasts and parties we’ll be enjoying this holiday season, I thought I would put together a primer on how to polish silver. Hand polishing silver […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 21, 2019

Items that make life just a little easier are always at the top of our list and this week’s top picks do just that. Everyone needs that perfect black sweater in their closet, […]

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