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Coming Soon: the Return of 116 King Pop-Up

Coming Soon: the Return of 116 King Pop-Up

If you shed a fear tears when the 116 King Holiday Pop-up shop shuttered its doors in December, happy days are here again! This March, the store will re-open with a seasonal twist and a slew of new brands and designers to tempt you. The thing is, we don’t know what will be featured this […]

Alexandria Restaurant Week: Where to Dine

Alexandria Restaurant Week: Where to Dine

This Friday kicks off the 2017 winter edition of Alexandria Restaurant Week. For 10 days, diners are invited to satisfy their hunger at 70 restaurants in all Alexandria neighborhoods, including Old Town. It’s a time for local chefs to shine, and for folks to visit old favorites and discover new gems. Browse through the online […]

Shopkeeper Secrets: Local Motion Studio

Shopkeeper Secrets: Local Motion Studio

Let’s be honest. Getting up early to work out every morning can be challenging, especially if you are not excited about where you are going or what you are doing. For local shopkeeper Megan Podolsky, things have changed since she started going to class at Local Motion Studio. As the owner of 529 Kids Consign […]

Tips to Score Big at the Alexandria Warehouse Sale

Tips to Score Big at the Alexandria Warehouse Sale

This Saturday marks the 12th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. Every year the sale gets bigger and better. We are returning to the Westin Alexandria, located off Duke Street inside the Carlyle section of Old Town. We couldn’t have asked for a better spot. The ballroom is spacious, which means more savings available for you! […]

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone has spoken and the color for 2017 is…Greenery. I admit, I was reluctant to get excited by this burst of bright green, but it has definitely grown on me. Especially on gloomy, winter days where I long for the freshness of spring. As our boutiques start clearing out their shelves and racks of winter […]

Snow Day Snow Wear

Snow Day Snow Wear

Heading out for a weekend of snow fun? Whether you are looking to hit the slopes or planning to warm up by the fire with coco, you’ll want to bundle up. And if you’re spending the day out in the sun and weather, you’ll want to take extra special care of your skin. See our […]

Earl Grey Crème Cardamom Cookies

Earl Grey Crème Cardamom Cookies

  Guest post by Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria Earl Grey Crème Tea and Cardamom Seed add a creamy, unique flavor to a traditional chocolate chip cookie. The resulting combination makes a warm and sweet comfort food.   Ingredients From The Spice & Tea Exchange® 7 TBS (1 oz) Earl Grey Crème Tea ½ tsp Cardamom Seed, ground From […]

Learn Something New in the New Year

Learn Something New in the New Year

January can be refreshing as it marks the beginning of a new year and signals a fresh start. However, it can be a bit stressful for some folks as the pressure to make resolutions and stick to them mounts up. I used to fall in the latter category and ended up being too grand with my aspirations. […]

Community Spotlight: Local Motion Project

Community Spotlight: Local Motion Project

I first learned about Local Motion Project, a nonprofit dance program, while visiting the studio to explore options for adult pilates and dance. I knew that the studio provides childcare for busy parents looking to increase strength and fitness, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn they also offer an entire dance curriculum for children […]

New Year’s Eve: Glitz, Glam & Yum

New Year’s Eve: Glitz, Glam & Yum

Ring in the New Year with a touch of glamour! We’ve pulled together a chic look that will last you until after midnight in comfort, but still bring plenty of sparkle to the room. If you are hosting, grab some tools and ingredients to throw together your spread with ease. And if you plan to spend […]