Weekend Planner

Forecast for the weekend says we will hit 80 degrees and the Cherry Blossoms are reaching peak bloom…which means it is the perfect weekend for the Cherry Blossom Boat Tours.  Also happening are some great Trunk Shows at Periwinkle and Zoe Boutique and don’t miss Tchoupitoulas’ 2nd Friday event. Full details on all the happenings below.

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Cherry Blossom Boat Tours -  Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th

In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, the Potomac Riverboat Company offers the chance to avoid the crowds and embark on a relaxing boat cruise, viewing the gorgeous pink buds blooming along the Potomac River. As an extended version of the company’s “Washington by Water Monuments Cruise,” this cruise also includes the opportunity to view DC’s riverside monuments and disembark at Georgetown.

Tchoupitoulas 2nd Friday – Friday, April 11th from 6-8PM

Join us for our Monthly Second Friday Event from 6pm-8pm with champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided. Anyone and everyone is welcome and there’s always “something special” going on during the event.

Lauren Cecchi Trunk Show at Zoe Boutique – Saturday, April 12th

Looking for the perfect Spring/Summer Handbag? Shop New Yorker Lauren Cecchi’s elegant, inspired collection at Zoe Boutique and meet the designer on Saturday, April 12th from 11 am – 5 pm.

Ruth Barzel Trunk Show at Periwinkle – Friday, April 11th through Sunday, April 13th

Local jewelry designer, Ruth Barzel, showcases her bridal collection and more from her beautiful and stylish collection –  at Periwinkle Potomac Greens.

 

Just Listed in Old Town

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1617 Hunting Creek Dr.

Beautifully updated end-unit home close to everything. Features include hardwoods, an updated kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, updated master bath with carrara marble and frameless glass shower, updated second bath, closet organization systems in every room, open living and dining rooms with custom built-ins and a designer stone fireplace. Private deck and a one car garage.

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Boutiques Give Back & Spring2ACTion

Today is Alexandria’s charity day and there are two wonderful ways to give back to the community.  The Old Town Boutique District has paired their Boutiques Give Back Day with Alexandria’s Spring2Action.  Here’s how it works:

Boutiques Give Back – Shop local boutiques and they will give a percent of your purchase back to the charity or school of your choice! Many of our shops are participating.  To see a full list click here.

Spring2ACTion - is a 24-hour online event that encourages everyone to contribute to Alexandria’s nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform. Last year, Spring2ACTion raised nearly $660,000 in one day, benefitting 97 local nonprofit organizations. This year, the goal is raise $1,000,000 for more than 100 nonprofits. You can give online here.

So, get out and do all your shopping today! It’s such a great opportunity to support the charities and organizations you love.

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For the Bride

Last month we showed you a preview of the Periwinkle Bridal shoot.  Well, the bridal catalog launched last week and it is absolutely stunning.  For any bride in the area, this catalog is full of inspiration and leaves no detail unturned.  It’s definitely worth flipping through to see the gorgeous looks not only from Periwinkle, but from Mystique Jewelers, Ruth Barzel Jewelry Design, DC Taste and Free Spirit Floral.

The catalog showcases an ivory lace gown and bridesmaids looks from designer Yoana Baraschi.

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Mystique Jewelers accessorizes the bride in four different jewelry looks – complete with a killer engagement ring.  Ruth Barzel Jewelry Designs shows her handmade creations on the bridesmaids, flower girl and mother of the bride.

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The bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages and reception centerpiece were made by Free Spirit Floral.  Just take a look for yourself at how breathtaking each arrangement is.  And, you can’t forget about food on the big day! Catering for the reception was provided by DC Taste who crafted an elegant tablescape of celebration food.

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Want more? Check out the entire catalog below! Also included in the book is bridal swag for the bride who likes to customize everything along with custom logos and invitation design from White Clover Communications for the big day.

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