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Mae’s Market and Cafe: Treat Yourself to a Night Off From Cooking

Looking for a cute new spot to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just coffee? Look no further than Mae’s Market and Cafe, a new addition to Alexandria's dining scene. You’ll feel right at home as you make your way through the brick entryway and enter the brightly lit space. Grab a quick bite to eat…

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Start Thanksgiving on a Selfless Note During the Alexandria Turkey Trot

Come out and support the 45th annual Turkey Trot in Alexandria this Thanksgiving and give back to the community. All proceeds and funds raised for the race are donated to the ALIVE! Organization, which divides charitable donations among many different causes that need support. With a long history dating back to 1975, The Alexandria Turkey Trot has…

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Tip Back a Craft Brew at Aslin Beer in Alexandria

You’ll never have to wonder what’s going on behind the scenes at Aslin Beer. When the local brewing company opened a new, larger outpost in Alexandria,, they made sure to save plenty of room for their production equipment—and a viewing window that allows guests of the taproom to see the brewmasters at work. The spacious…

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Have Brunch This Weekend at Magnolia’s on King

Unless you’re planning a trip to the Deep South this year, your best bet for authentic Southern food is an evening at Magnolia's on King. This Old Town favorite combines the classic dishes of the South with fresh local ingredients, all the while providing the kind of high-end service you’d expect from a classy restaurant…

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Clever No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration. Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have stowed in the bathroom. Use…

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SATISFY A SWEET TOOTH AT OLD TOWN DOLCI GELATI CAFÉ

Classic Italian gelati in the heart of Old Town? Si grazie! You’ll find it at Old Town Dolci Gelati Café, along with a few other uniquely Mediterranean specialties. The recipe for the gelati at this tidy café is as authentic as it gets. Founder Gianluigi has had it in his family for years, and uses it…

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR APARTMENT EXTRA COZY FOR AUTUMN

With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home, transforming a simple space into something…

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SHOP MORE THAN JUST SOUVENIRS AT THE OLD TOWN SHOP

Do you love exploring gift shops? If so, you may want to check out The Old Town Shop, a fun place in town that carries souvenirs of both Old Town, Alexandria, and DC. Whether you’re a local or tourist, it’s worth stopping by! They sell magnets, shirts, ornaments, tote bags, cookbooks, soaps, coasters, trivets, and much…

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ADD A VISIT TO GREAT WAVES WATERPARK TO YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST

Need a new place to explore this summer? Plan an awesome, adventure-filled day at Great Waves Waterpark. Recently opened to the public, you can swing by for endless fun and endless good times all around, as soon as you arrive. It’s just too great of a place not to check out. Why? Because they have everything!…

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