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SET YOURSELF UP FOR HOLIDAY COOKIE SUCCESS WITH THESE KITCHEN ORGANIZING TIPS

Getting into the holiday spirit in your home? Perhaps your annual traditions include baking! Before you whip up the first batch of cookies, you might want to rearrange the kitchen to make the process a bit easier. These expert tips can help. Stow spices on a turntable. Turntable, Lazy Susan, whatever you call it, these contraptions…

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CRAVING BUBBLE TEA AT THE BEACON OF GROVETON? HEAD TO YAGÚT STREET!

“Treat yourself.” That’s the motto at Yagút Street, one that’s emblazoned in pink neon across an Instagrammable backdrop of bright faux flowers. The flower wall is reason enough for some to visit the tea shop and snap a photo of their equally stunning cup of tea or Vietnamese coffee—but the fact that these drinks also happen…

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CATCH A HOLIDAY FLICK ON THE BIG SCREEN AT THE ALEXANDRIA DRIVE-IN

“To me, you are perfect.” This classic holiday rom-com line (from 2003’s Love Actually) could just as easily refer to the season itself. Whether you’re skating across an ice rink, sledding down a snowy hill, or seeking out the best light displays in the area, there’s no limit to the ways you can enjoy the holidays…

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CUDDLES MEET COFFEE AT MOUNT PURRNON CAT CAFÉ AND WINE BAR

Cafés and coffee shops are nice, but they have so few cats! Mount Purrnon Cat Café and Wine Bar has the remedy for that. Mount Purrnon is Alexandria’s first and only cat café, and aims to find loving homes for the dozens of local kitties that need a family. Even if you can’t take on a pet…

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HAVE YOU HAD BRUNCH YET AT VIRTUE FEED & GRAIN?

The historic building that houses Virtue Feed & Grain, an upscale New American bar and restaurant on Union Street in Alexandria, has gone through several rounds of renovations throughout its two centuries of existence. This past summer brought even more changes, as the outdoor space along Wales Alley was reconfigured for safe outdoor dining.  Starting at 11…

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VISIT THE ALEXANDRIA HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE LYCEUM THIS FALL

You’ve been to just about every Smithsonian museum in DC, and a couple of the paid entry ones as well. But what about the Alexandria favorite that’s even closer than the big city options? The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum is less than five miles from Beacon of Groveton, and showcases the historical significance of this…

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THE BEST WAYS TO DECORATE A PUMPKIN, NO CARVING KNIFE NECESSARY

It’s the season of fall festivals and pumpkin-picking! That also means you might be gearing up to carve your annual jack-o’-lantern. But these creative DIY ideas might convince you to put down the carving knife and do something different this year. Crayon Drip Pumpkins [Good Housekeeping] This customizable craft gives you tons of artistic license…

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DON’T MISS CAFE 44: THE CABIN EXPERIENCE THIS AUTUMN

As the temperature begins to drop, you might have a harder time finding comfortable spots to hang out outdoors. Cafe 44: The Cabin Experience is making it easy to do this safely with a few close friends or family members. The cafe is hosting private lunch, brunch, and dinner parties out on its heated balcony for parties…

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