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 […]

Beat the Heat This Summer With These Outdoor Workout Tips

It would be a shame to stay cooped up in the gym when the sun is shining outside! But the summer heat does present its own set of problems for outdoor workouts—the threats of heat exhaustion and sunburn, to name a few. Avoid common outdoor workout pitfalls with these tips. Dress (and apply sunscreen) accordingly. When […]

July 27 Near Whitestone at Landmark: The Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair

Dozens of local artisans and makers gather at the Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair every year to display their handcrafted masterpieces and sell them directly to the public. It’s a great way to support your local community—and to snag a few unique gifts (or items for yourself). The Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair […]

Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in […]

July 13 Near Whitestone at Landmark: The USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration

Believe it or not, Alexandria’s first birthday dates back to decades before the inaugural Independence Day. Whereas Alexandria will celebrate its 270th anniversary this year, the U.S. will ring in 243 years of freedom—both undeniably impressive feats. Pay homage to your city and your nation at the USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 13th. A […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

June 22 Near Whitestone at Landmark: Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

The Old Town Alexandria waterfront will light up with fun activities and attractions for the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival on Saturday, June 22nd. From 2 to 8 p.m., the entire community is invited to enjoy live music, hot and fresh food, and locally brewed craft beers, not to mention special art installations and much […]