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Redecorating with Penno Interiors

I recently sought the help of Rebecca Penno of Penno Interiors for my family room.  I had purchased a few new pieces of furniture but the room was bothering me. It didn’t look cohesive at all and I wasn’t sure what to do about pillows. Rebecca is a full service interior designer but she also offers a bundled room option for people who want the look of a decorated room

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Weekend Planner

This weekend there isn’t too much going on in Alexandria. Many of you are still enjoying time with friends and family.  However, mark you calendar for First Night Alexandria – An Old Town New Year’s Eve Party!   December 31st | First Night Alexandria First Night Alexandria 2014 is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Coffee shops, retail stores, hotels, museums and public buildings are turned

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Wine and Cheese Pairings

by Vanessa Moore, Unwined Wine: 2012 Stolpman Roussanne, Ballard Canyon, California Farmer Pete Stolpman and renowned winemaker Sashi Moorman collaborate to craft Rhone style wines from California’s Central Coast, and the newest Santa Barbara AVA called Ballard Canyon. This weighty white is the perfect offering for wintry weather and hearty seafood and roast poultry dishes. 91% Roussanne and 9% Chardonnay, it shows richness with stone fruit, lime blossom and vanilla

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Weekend Planner

There are many fun activities leading up to Christmas Day. Catch a Broadway Christmas Carol, Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon and Breakfast with Santa. A “Broadway Christmas Carol” at MetroStage Created by Kathy Feininger and directed by Michael Sharp, this MetroStage holiday tradition is a delicious cross between the classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of 33 Broadway show tune favorites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen

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Wintertime Beets

by From the Farmer Ah, the notorious wintertime beet. When eating locally and seasonally, this purple beauty becomes a staple of our cuisine. Still, at times it can be somewhat intimidating. Here’s a simple, yet delicious, recipe to make for friends, family, or maybe just for yourself. 1 pound of local beets, rinsed, trimmed and halved 2 tablespoons E.V.O.O. 1 lemon Local arugula or baby spinach Walnuts, almonds, or a

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Monday’s Must Haves: Jewelry Wish List

by Mystique Jewelers Jude Frances Hoops, Charms and Frames Diamond bands and engagement rings (Mystique offers the best diamond prices in town!) Diamond and gold bracelet Temple St. Clair Amore Charm Necklace Temple St. Clair Pave Halo Cut Sorcerer Pendant All available at Mystique Jewelers Gifts as appeared in our Holiday Guide. Read the entire issue below:

Weekend Planner

‘Tis the Season! Get festive this weekend with a holiday concert from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, a lively outdoor Holiday Market, Queen Bee pop-up shop in Old Town and more! Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday through December 21st – Alexandria’s Holiday Market Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved

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Gift Favorites for Kids & Friends

My friend, Shiloh, gives us her favorite gift ideas this year. These are pretty fabulous. Take a look. KIDS Pinhole press memory game Lost Name book Peppercorn Kids necklaces Magnatiles – my kids are obsessed with these! Imaginets Star Wars, Lego City, Lego Friends advent calendar (for pre-gifting!) Ornaments – easy (For the Elsa lover or my personal favorite is Rapunzel) Simon game (throw back to our era) Rifle Kids’ classic

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The Season to Give

by Carpenter’s Shelter  Carpenter’s Shelter works tirelessly to serve the needs of Northern Virginia’s homeless population year round, especially during the winter months. Most of our clients do not get to help their family prepare holiday meals or watch the Thanksgiving Parade with their loved ones. They often struggle to find shelter for the night and wonder where their next meal will come from. Our goal is to provide them

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Staying Fit for the Holidays

by Adrien Cotton, Fitness on the Run (FOR is offering a month of Semi-Private Training for only $50! See below) How will this year be different? How can we manage to catch up with friends, exchange gifts, go to parties and put to use that fancy new cake pan you inherited and prevent unwanted pounds or inches? In fact, you can rest easy – – – sort of. The average

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