December 19, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
You say “Extraordinary,” I say “Alexandria!” For the person who loves Alexandria, why not give a gift that is distinctly our town—distinctly Alexandria? From signature mouthwatering treats to bright local art, home décor and apparel that proudly proclaim our Alexandria adoration, we’ve tracked down the top 5 extraordinary gifts that let you show your love …Learn More
December 18, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
When temperatures start to fall, nothing warms you up like a cup of good cheer. Thankfully, Alexandria is practically overflowing with holiday spirit(s)! From special brews to festive cocktails, mulled wine and artisan cider, Alexandria restaurants and pubs are concocting and pouring yummy holiday drinks that will keep you toasty and toasting all the way …
December 14, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
The key to holiday gift giving? The best gifts are not mainstream or manufactured, but hand-picked and handmade. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find artisan-created gifts—Alexandria is a hotspot for handcrafted goods, from fine art to jewelry, clothing, skin care and more. Read on to see the one-of-a-kind products that made our …
December 11, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
If you’re shopping for gifts for your mom, your sister or your better half this holiday season, you know she deserves the best. Luckily, Alexandria is the perfect place to find gifts that will make her feel pampered and stylish. Read on to see the fabulous items that made our Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for …
December 8, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
No Christmas in Alexandria is complete without homemade hot cocoa, caroling and camels, am I right? That’s how George Washington, who called Alexandria home, liked to celebrate Christmas. You too can celebrate Christmas the Washington way this holiday season at Mount Vernon, our first president’s estate just south of Alexandria, where Washington’s family holiday traditions …
December 7, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Looking for gifts for the fashion-forward? With its chic independent boutiques and major national retailers, Alexandria serves up plenty of trendsetting style to turn heads this holiday season. Sparkly, classy, cozy or practical, our Top 5 Extraordinary Fashion Gifts from Alexandria will satisfy fashionistas of any stripe.
December 4, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Wondering what to get the men in your life this holiday season? Whether he’s an adventure-seeking outdoorsman, a fashion-savvy modern gentleman or an aspiring cocktail connoisseur, we bet you’ll find the perfect gift for your beau, dad, brother or friend on our list of Alexandria’s Top 5 Gifts for Men.
September 25, 2014 - Posted by Maria
Old Town Alexandria gives photographers plenty to work with in terms of scenery, color and life: the city is studded with vibrantly colored doors and brick, cobblestone streets and stunning views of the Potomac River. With so much extraordinary scenery and architecture, Alexandria offers sought-after locales for engagement shoots, weddings, family photos, fashion shoots, and …
October 13, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
It’s no secret that Alexandria loves dogs: just take a stroll down King Street in Old Town or Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and you’ll see many a pooch doing the same, human companion in tow. With dog friendly hotels, parks, boutiques and free treats throughout town, Alexandria is downright pup-ular.
August 28, 2014 - Posted by Molly
As August winds down, so does Virginia Craft Beer Month—but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to stop!
October 16, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Alexandria’s streets have seen a lot of American history, but they are also home to a wide spread of international cuisine, shops and festivals. From Sri Lanka to El Salvador, authentic ethnic food spices up Alexandria’s thriving dining scene, and just a quick trip to Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray and beyond can give you …
November 10, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Picture-perfect, postcard-worthy – no matter what you call it, Alexandria is one photogenic city! That’s why back in October we challenged you via social media to capture extraordinary moments in Alexandria and tag the photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ExtraordinaryALX for the chance to be featured on Extra Alex.