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Bellies and Babies Consignment Boutique in Alexandria is open and ready for business. Occupying what was a former hardware in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood, specialty boutique Bellies and Babies is the creative genius of Dawn Luepke. Dawn, like many of our local entrepreneurs, was a Capitol H...
You've heard about all the great little eateries in Del Ray. You've promised to visit at least a thousand times.  But nothing has happened.  What to do?  What to do? No problem.  Join us for Taste of Del Ray at First Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.  This is the last First Thursday for 2010 and looks lik...
On Saturday we celebrated my mother-in-law's 92nd birthday.  She uses a walker now - thanks to a broken hip - but she still manages her own affairs, plays bridge (including duplicate), gardens, and dotes on her cat, Muffin. She is also the reason I decided to become certified as a Senior Real Est...
The 100 block of North Columbus Street in Old Town Alexandria is awash in the color of late summer flowers.  Home to private residences, a spa and an antique store, there is a pride of place, a calm, a sense of the what lies behind the closed door.  And all who chance on this block leave with a ...
Would you wait two hours for a lobster roll? A few weeks ago an article in New York magazine noted the prevelance of lobster rolls in the Big Apple.  Apparently the relatively low price of Maine lobsters has created somewhat of a glut and lobster roll entrepreneurs were spouting on every corner. ...
This is what's happening in the Del Ray Business Community for August 26 -   Cheestique - the Wine & Cheese Bar is now open all day (from lunch thru dinner) La Strada - a three course meal and a glass of wine for $35 during Alexandria Restaurant Week Body, Mind and Sole - $10 off any service of 6...
Terminix, one of the nation's largest pest control companies has announced its list of the 15 Top Cities for Bed Bugs.  This is nothing to rave about but just one more example of the problem at hand. I've gotten hundreds of comments on Yuck! Bed Bugs Are Back, my broker reblogged it, our head of ...
Twitter is so over."  Or at least that's what I over heard today in my local Barnes & Noble store I had stopped by to pick up a copy of Seth Godin's Purple Cow (recommended here on AR) and was standing at the information desk next to two college age girls.  They were talking, as college age girls...
Monday was a beautiful day here in Alexandria.  A nice breeze, low humidity and temperatures that made you want to be outside every minute. I happened to notice this trio sitting outside at the Hard Times Cafe in Old Town Alexandria and couldn't help but stop for a picture.  And oh did I wish I c...
Earlier this summer the Washington Post ran a great article on getting organized.  As a preface they talked to several professionals on the topic.  A  buyer at Amazon noted that more and more self help organizing books are being published and that "interest exploded with the coverage of hoarders ...

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