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Breathe New Life Into a Tired Sofa With These Styling Tips



A well-styled sofa can really make a difference in the over all look of your living room. Even a perfectly good, beautiful sofa can seem dull without the right styling elements. Follow these simple tips to help spruce up your sofa. Update your rug to one with a bold pattern. This can define a neutral […]

Have Belgian Waffles for Dinner at BRABO in Alexandria



Get a taste of delicious Belgian cuisine in Alexandria at Brabo. With a focus on sustainability, this Alexandria eatery relies on ingredients sourced from local farms, while the kitchen recycles everything possible, right down to the grease—it's made into bio diesel fuel! You can’t skip Brabo’s signature waffles. Try the smoked salmon waffle for a […]

Maryland Renaissance Fair!



Every fall, the Maryland Renaissance Festival turns part of Southern Maryland into a 16th century English village, complete with jousting, games, and massive turkey legs to snack on. Jugglers and magicians amuse the crowds, while fire eaters eat fire, and over 40 food vendors and 130 craft artisans offer their wares for sale. There's tons […]

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor at The Dairy Godmother?



Serving classic Wisconsin-style frozen custard and nostalgic treats, Dairy Godmother will be your new favorite go-to for a cold sweet treat From classic vanilla and chocolate to rotating flavors of the day , like caramel Heath bar, toasted almond, and Tollhouse cookie, you’ve never had custard like this. Maybe you’re more in the mood for […]

What’s Better than 1 Film? Dozens!



DC Shorts is the region's premier film festival focusing on short films. It covers every conceivable genre, and each film is under 20 minutes. This year the line up includes 131 films, from over 30 countries. It's an 11 day event, with unique showcases. This year the event has a particular focus on animation, with […]

Virginia Scottish Festival



The Virginia Scottish Games comes to The Plains this weekend. Originally started as a celebration of Alexandria's Scottish heritage, the festival has grown to embrace the whole Commonwealth. Enjoy traditional feats of strength like the Hammer Throw, the Stone Toss, and of course, the famous Caber Toss. There will be celebrations of Scottish culture and […]

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