The Wharf DC

4 Reasons to Visit The Wharf

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

I’m sure many of you have heard of DC’s newest large development project, The Wharf, but have you visited yet? If not, or if you’re looking for another excuse to head down to the waterfront, here are my top 4 reasons to make a trip. 1. Celebrate the Holidays @thewharfdc The Wharf has numerous holiday events over the next month. No …

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7 Favorite Holiday Events in Alexandria, VA

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Our Areas

Every first Saturday of December, the Scottish Day Parade and the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights launches the month-long festivities in Alexandria. It’s always a great way to kick off the Holiday Season. There’s still a lot more holiday cheer to come & we’ve listed our  favorite events in Old Town and Del Ray… Del Ray Ladies Night Out. Sip, …

Fall festivities - Gravelly Point

Fall Festivities for Two

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Last week I posted about fall festivities for the whole family. This week, I’m transitioning from pumpkin patches and petting zoos to wineries and outdoor concerts. In short, if you’re looking for a fun fall date night with your partner, look no further than the suggestions below. Trip to the Wineries We have no shortage of wineries in Northern Virginia. Lucky …

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Easy Local Dinners for Chilly Fall Nights

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Pulling together delicious dinners at the end of each workday gets more and more challenging as the days get shorter and the nights colder. Lucky for you and me, some of our favorite local restaurants are making this nightly challenge virtually non-existent! Stomp at Home Bags from Stomping Ground Stomping Ground has you covered for Sunday or Wednesday night dinners! They offer …

Celebrate fall at Cox Farms

Fall Festivities for the Whole Family

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Even though the truly-feels-like-fall weather has temporarily taken a step back, it has made way for 80-degree, low-humidity days… at least for the next two days. And while some loyal fall activity partakers argue that seasonal festivities should only be done when it feels like fall, I’m going to enjoy and appreciate these last few warm days, and then relish …

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Why I Love Living in Braddock Heights

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

If you’re thinking of moving outside of  the city but still want to be close to the action, you should take a look at the Braddock Heights neighborhood.   Part of the greater North Ridge section of Alexandria City, Braddock Heights is a quiet  suburban neighborhood located between Russell Road, Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Living in Braddock Heights is …

Vine on the Waterfront

Two Fantastic Annual Alexandria Events this Weekend!

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Alexandria is a wonderful place to be each summer – there are festivals galore, and with the lovely weather we’ve had lately, albeit hot, there is no better time to enjoy the festivities.  This weekend is no exception, with two of Alexandria’s favorite festivals on Saturday. Vine on the Waterfront Each summer Wine Lovers hosts its annual Vine on the …

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How To Properly Display the American Flag

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Tips

Memorial Day and July 4th are  just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to show your patriotism by displaying the American flag on your house. If you are thinking of flying Old Glory, you’ll want to keep proper etiquette in mind. Based on the official Flag Code, here’s what you need to know about displaying the flag at your home When displaying …

View of Old Town from the top of the Masonic Temple

Alexandria Staycation: 5 Top Things to Do for Springbreak

Jessica Richardson Blog , Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

Are you staying home for Spring Break? Has your extended family decided you’re “it” for the Easter holiday. If you find yourself staying in Alexandria, we’ve included art, music, dancing, Easter egg hunting and history in our top 5 top things to do. Stanley Clarke Band (America Jazz) will be playing at The Birchmere. Enjoy an evening listening to what …