My Burke Drive Memoir

I was always the kid who wanted to be at home. “Sleepovers” involved midnight pick-ups or they had to be held at home. Prom pictures, homecoming pictures, end of year BBQs, birthday parties, […]

The Four Best Engagement Photo Locations in Old Town

She said yes and we officially can’t get enough of wedding season! Our amazing Maria got engaged this past month and we can’t stop celebrating. For now, it’s all about being in the […]

The Three ‘P’s for Better Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything. A welcoming home exterior can help sell your property or just simply be pleasant to come home to after a long day. You don’t have to break the bank […]

Hot Weather Hacks

Surviving the hot weather in style can be a full-time job. As Realtors, we are constantly on the go. We run from client meetings to community events, and to and from homes. By […]

Summer in Alexandria! Here Are Five Events We Won’t Miss.

Summer in Alexandria is such a special time of year. The hustle and bustle of visitors from near and far ignite a new energy, restaurants pour out onto King Street with outdoor dining, […]

On Downsizing, Part 2: Prepping for the Market

In January, Phyllis wrote about the first step in the downsizing process, The Purge, the emotional process of cleaning out your home from the clutter you have collected over the many years of […]
Boxwood Storefront in Alexandria, VA: Colorful, eclectic decor for your home

Boxwood Opens: “Homes should be as colorful and vibrant as the people who live in them….”

Walking past the corner of Prince and South Royal, you can’t help but be pulled in by the vibrant, eclectic pieces that fill a store window. Sweet Tea candles, furniture painted in the […]
CocoonAqua Hydration Pad

A World-Class Spa Experience in Our Own Backyard

If you haven’t stepped inside Ft Hunt Massage and Spa, you are missing out! From the outside, it may seem like a small, limited-service spa, however the minute you step inside you realize […]
Chop Shop Taco in Alexandria, VA (in Avanti Holding’s development Madison Collective in the Parker-Gray district)

Restaurant Report: Not Another Taco Bar (It’s So Much More!)

Chop Shop Taco opened yesterday in Avanti Holding’s development Madison Collective in the Parker-Gray district. The name, a nod to the auto body “chop shop” that was originally there, also reflects the menu: […]
After Picture of Renovating a Living Room on a Budget

Renovating on a Budget: Tips, Tricks & Lessons Learned

Back in November, I wrote about how The Amazon Effect tipped me into home ownership. However, something I didn’t share is that the house we decided to purchase needs, as I have been […]
Avacado Toast plated on wooden cutting board from Toastique Gourmet Toast and Juice Bar in Alexandria, VA

Restaurant Report: Toastique

Walking down King Street and looking for a go-to breakfast? Leaving barre and need some post-workout fuel? Boutique gourmet toast and juice bar Toastique has you covered! It is now officially open at […]
Spring Real Estate Market in Alexandria, VA

Spring Real Estate Market Update

We have officially entered into the heat of the Spring Real Estate Market, which is typically the busiest time of year for buying and selling a home. During these months we tend to […]

Dine All Day To Support Spring2ACTion! Here’s Where.

It’s April 4, which means Spring2ACTion day, Wednesday, April 10, is just six days away! Spring2ACTion is an online giving day, hosted by ACT for Alexandria, created to support the non-profits doing great […]

Meet Lifestyle & Product Stylist Sara Raak

It’s safe to say that here at the Patterson Group, we are big fans of strong women who follow their dreams. We are so lucky to have a team of empowering, caring, and […]

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 […]

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