2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for Kids

When it comes to shopping, Alexandria has something for everyone, from fashion mavens to the tail-wagging crowd. What about tiny tots, you ask? Their eyes will be all aglow at the sight of the classic toys, books and more that made our list of the Top 5 Gifts for Kids from Alexandria! Continue reading

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for Foodies

From expertly crafted cocktails to gourmet cheeses and high-end cookware, Alexandria is a foodie’s paradise. So how do you decide what to buy for your foodie friends and family this holiday season? Look no further than our Top 5 Gifts for Foodies, all found in Alexandria! Continue reading

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for the Home

In a town chock-full of independent boutiques overflowing with artisanal wares, home décor and fashionable accessories for both bipeds and dogs, just where do you start your holiday shopping? We’re here to help! Today we kick off our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Extraordinary Gifts, with our top picks for one-of-a-kind, it’s-a-perfect-fit gifts from Alexandria. Up first: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for the Home! Continue reading

Small is the New Black: Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping in Alexandria

Black Friday: for some people, it spells malls crawling with frantic shoppers fighting over mass-produced merchandise. Not so in Alexandria! If you like supporting small businesses, snagging one-of-a-kind deals and downing free donuts, the DC area’s “Shop Small” headquarters is the place to kick off your holiday shopping spree. Continue reading

How to Park in Old Town Alexandria

Visit Old Town Alexandria and you find cobblestone streets, independent shops–and all the perks of a much larger city. It’s easy to get here and easy to get around: with a Metro stop and Amtrak station, the free King Street Trolley, Capital Bikeshare stations, and a water taxi to the National Mall, all roads (and rails, and rivers, and bikes and buses) lead to Alexandria.

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Top 5: Tips for Shopping the Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt

Strap on your shopping shoes for Old Town Boutique District’s 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt! From September 18-20, dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independent boutiques will open their doors to visitors in search of unique fashion finds, food and wine, home goods and more, including the chance to win gift certificates and merchandise from participating retailers. Continue reading

Hidden Gems for Kids

Summer is winding down and fall is most definitely in the air, which can only mean one thing: kids are headed back to school! With kid-friendly activities by boat and on land, toy boutiques and candy stores, Alexandria is decked with pockets of hidden gems perfect for last ditch summer outings before getting back in front of that chalkboard. Continue reading