Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Enjoy Spooky Tales During a Frights and Pints Old Town Alexandria Tour

‘Tis the season to listen to spooky stories and drink autumn ales! You can do both when you reserve a spot on the Frights and Pints Old Town Alexandria Tour. Since we’re now in the thick of the Halloween season, the ghost tour is happening every Friday and Saturday night through the end of the month, […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

This Weekend, Don’t Miss the Alexandria King Street Art Festival

With millions of dollars’ worth of art on display—more than $15 million, in fact—the 17th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival is essentially a fresh-air art museum. More than 200 artists from across the country and the globe contribute to the makeshift museum’s inventory, which fills a substantial section of King Street. Come and check […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Enjoy a Seafood-Centric Brunch at Whiskey & Oyster

Newly opened Whiskey & Oyster even finds a way to incorporate its namesake libation and seafood into its brunch menu. Just order the boozy iced coffee, which is infused with Old Forester Bourbon, with the garlicky grilled oysters for some tasty proof that the chef’s creativity knows no bounds. The brunch menu also offers full […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Bring a Big Appetite to Alexandria Restaurant Week

If you’re looking for an excuse to plan a special date night, Alexandria Restaurant Week is it. The week-long celebration of locally crafted cuisine kicks off Aug. 16 and will run through August 25th, featuring more than 70 of Alexandria’s most popular restaurants. They’ll all be offering affordable prix-fixe dinner menus ($35 per person or […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Sunday Near Whitestone at Landmark: Friendship Firehouse Festival

Every year, Alexandria welcomes the month of August with the Friendship Firehouse Festival. The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association will continue the tradition this weekend when the Friendship Firehouse opens its doors to the public on Saturday, August 3rd. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to be part of this year’s festivities. First […]