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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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NEED-TO-KNOW INFO FOR A FUN (AND SAFE) CAMPING TRIP

Planning a camping trip this summer? Getting outdoors is a fun and safe option for a couples’ or a family vacation, but you’ll fare better if you’re prepared! Here are a few tips for newbies. • Know your options. You don’t have to dive right into tent camping if you’re a novice! Many campsites offer alternatives…

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NOW OPEN NEAR YOUR APARTMENT IN ALEXANDRIA: EMMY SQUARED

Now that things have started to open up again, we’re starting to notice more and more new spots popping up. Who else is excited? One of the newest additions to the local Alexandria dining scene is Emmy Squared Pizza. The menu is filled with—you guessed it—delicious pizza. But that’s not all! They also serve up tasty…

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WHEEL NUTS BIKE SHOP: A TRUSTED RESOURCE AMONG LOCAL BICYCLISTS

When it comes to your cycling needs, there’s no better place to shop than Wheel Nuts Bike Shop in Alexandria. This award-winning favorite consistently ranks among the top shops in the area, plus has earned rare honors like a Certificate of Merit from the Armed Services and the eco-friendly Business of the Year award. It’s easy to…

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A MUST-STOP GIFT SHOP NEAR THE PORTER DEL RAY: PENNY POST

An exciting shop in Alexandria, check out Penny Post! You can find all sorts of unique cards, calendars, notebooks, and gift items to purchase when you stop by. You can also order online if you don’t want to visit in person. And if you spend over $100 online, you’ll receive free shipping on your purchase!  As…

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