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The Ultimate in Luxury & Location
The Ultimate in Luxury & Location

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Fit For Golf & Gardening
Fit For Golf & Gardening

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You’re Invited: Experience The Home Of The Future
You’re Invited: Experience The Home Of The Future

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Preparing for Arrival: Our Nesting Checklist
Preparing for Arrival: Our Nesting Checklist

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My Journey To Motherhood: Finding Answers And Hope
My Journey To Motherhood: Finding Answers And Hope

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My Journey To Motherhood
My Journey To Motherhood

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Say Hey Hey to HeyDay!
Say Hey Hey to HeyDay!

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Restaurant Report: Vermillion
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Restaurant Report: Vermillion

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If You Are Reading This, Water Your Plants!
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If You Are Reading This, Water Your Plants!

First impressions are everything, and curb appeal begins with the lawn and flowerbeds. Usually, spring focuses our garden efforts around preparing ...

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Nothing Compares
Housing Market Updates
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Nothing Compares

A couple of weeks ago, I shared an example of what our brand can do - presenting the height of luxury real estate in Colorado for Tom Cruise. Now, ...

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BEWARE: Nightmare Moving Scam!
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BEWARE: Nightmare Moving Scam!

Hiring movers should make the process easy, right? Well, four out of five times, that should be true. We never want any step of a client's home sel...

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Let’s Talk About Tom Cruise
Housing Market Updates
Let’s Talk About Tom Cruise

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably had a conversation or two where Tom Cruise and his new Top Gun movie have come up! If you haven...

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New Beginnings for Old Town North’s Coal Plant
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New Beginnings for Old Town North’s Coal Plant

North Old Town sets it's sights on revitalization

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Listing Spotlight: An Old Town Stunner
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Listing Spotlight: An Old Town Stunner

Welcome to 208 South Payne Street, a gorgeous newly remodeled historic home with 2,020 finished square feet on two levels, featuring three bedrooms...

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Showered With Love In Alexandria
Showered With Love In Alexandria

Although not a secret anymore, I still get butterflies to finally share that we are expecting! My husband, Geoff, and I are thrilled to announce we...

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A Glass Contemporary Escape
Housing Market Updates
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A Glass Contemporary Escape

We welcome you to 820 Rapidan Court, a true nature lover's paradise built and owned by the former President of the American Institute of Architects...

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Listing Spotlight: All-Brick Stunning Colonial
Listing Spotlight: All-Brick Stunning Colonial

Welcome to 702 Kings Court! The sellers have spared no expense in remodeling and upgrading this all-brick colonial in a quiet cul-de-sac. This home...

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Our First Mother’s Day As New Moms
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Our First Mother’s Day As New Moms

Blair and Ainsley, the newest additions to The Patterson Group, are celebrating their first spring this season, and their mommas, Maria and Paige, ...

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Is Your New Home Around The Corner?
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Is Your New Home Around The Corner?

You never know what might be just around the corner… it may just be your dream home! These two Alexandria homes command their respective corners...

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New In Town: Juice Box Old Town
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New In Town: Juice Box Old Town

Cold-pressed juice and walks by the riverfront. What could be better? Now, with the addition of Juice Box Old Town to Alexandria, our weekends just...

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At The Top Of The Wishlist
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At The Top Of The Wishlist

We love talking about trends. Although trends come and go, we are sure these home desires are here to stay. So, what does it take to be an "of the ...

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New in Town: Matt & Tony’s
Alexandria News
Food & Drink
New in Town: Matt & Tony’s

All-day brunch concept? Incredible. Officially opened on March 16, Matt & Tony’s is Del Ray’s newest family-friendly, American-fare restaurant to f...

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town North
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town North

Old Town North: home to a growing arts district and vibrant Alexandria neighborhood! With new development projects and local businesses eyeing Old ...

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Don’t Get Lost In The Move: 3 Tips To Organize Your Home Before A Big Move

“I didn’t know I had so much stuff!” This is a phrase we often hear when helping our clients prepare for the market. Sometimes, our things really...

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Curb Appeal in the Winter?
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Curb Appeal in the Winter?

Curb appeal. We use this term a lot in real estate when we talk about our clients’ homes and what kind of first impression their homes will make ev...

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright…With This Home Gadget
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All Is Calm, All Is Bright…With This Home Gadget

Our homes are where we should feel safest. It's a familiar, comfortable place and an oasis away from the world outside. When a storm forms, we take...

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Shop Made In Virginia: Your One-Stop Shop For Local Gifting
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Shop Made In Virginia: Your One-Stop Shop For Local Gifting

Unique. Thoughtful. Local. Three words to describe what you’ll find at Shop Made in Virginia, a new curated shop of gifts ranging from home goods a...

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A Location Re-Do For Urban Redeux
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A Location Re-Do For Urban Redeux

I'd like to introduce you to a new addition to the Hollin Hall Shopping Center that I know you'll want to check out: Urban Redeux, a vintage home d...

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Alexandria's Inova Hospitals - What's Next For Them?
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Alexandria's Inova Hospitals - What's Next For Them?

Next time you're in a room full of Alexandrians, ask them who has been positively impacted by the care from Inova Hospitals. I'm fairly confident e...

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4 Activities To Add To Your Autumn Bucket List
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4 Activities To Add To Your Autumn Bucket List

Crisp autumn breezes and the faint smell of pumpkin spice are in the air now that October is here. What’s your favorite fall activity? We’ve rounde...

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Listing Spotlight: 2412 Crest Street
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Listing Spotlight: 2412 Crest Street

Now Sold

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Welcome to Our Favorite New Cul-De-Sac!
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Welcome to Our Favorite New Cul-De-Sac!

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4 Examples to Prove That A Fresh Update is Magic!
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4 Examples to Prove That A Fresh Update is Magic!

Vision. Vision. Vision!! The biggest question is, "Can you visualize this space as your own?" Luckily for us, staging can take us there. In prepari...

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What do Home Buyers Notice?
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What do Home Buyers Notice?

The average showing is about 20 mins. That puts a lot of weight on a buyer's first impression of being in the home! In past posts, we've shown you ...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Alexandria
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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Alexandria

I'll admit this headline is pretty deceiving. There really isn't anything in Alexandria that I'd consider a mistake! I love our town, but here are ...

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Hey Britt! What's New In Town?
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Hey Britt! What's New In Town?

In our bustling town, things are always changing. This fall, there will be a few new places coming to town, and we can't wait to try them! From res...

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The List You Didn't Know You Needed...
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Food & Drink
The List You Didn't Know You Needed...

Looking for a drink after work in Old Town? We’ve got you covered! From walks around town, research online, and recommendations from friends, we’ve...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor?
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What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor?

There are easy ways to be a good neighbor! Yes, of course, we can point out that cleaning up after your dog on walks and not playing music too loud...

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Restaurant Report: Emmy Squared Pizza
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Restaurant Report: Emmy Squared Pizza

Check out Alexandria's newest pizza restaurant!

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Fireworks From Our Front Lawns
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Fireworks From Our Front Lawns

Previously Published on AlexandriaStylebook.com

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Misha's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar!
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Misha's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar!

Now open at 6 Prince Street, Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster has opened a second location down by the Old Town Waterfront. What are the three liqui...

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The Dapper Fox Bakery, Fresh Cookies Every Time!
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The Dapper Fox Bakery, Fresh Cookies Every Time!

There’s nothing oh-so-good as a fresh-baked cookie right out of the oven! Dapper Fox Bakery’s bake-at-home cookies ensure you’ll enjoy these delici...

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Find Your Outdoor Oasis!
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Find Your Outdoor Oasis!

With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, here are a few of our favorite outdoor spaces from our recent listings! It’s time...

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MIMI RYAN Tray Bar - Storytelling Through a Personalized Gift
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MIMI RYAN Tray Bar - Storytelling Through a Personalized Gift

It’s not often we get an afternoon to truly take a moment and spend time thinking about those tangible things that represent ourselves, the places ...

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Why The Cleaning Army Handbook Makes Me Want To Clean!
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Why The Cleaning Army Handbook Makes Me Want To Clean!

Believe it or not, I’ve waited six months to get my hands on Go Clean Co’s The Cleaning Army Handbook. If you didn’t know, our last Go Clean Co (fa...

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Home on Cameron is going Virtual!
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Home on Cameron is going Virtual!

Doors closing on Cameron lead to new opportunities ahead for local designer! A few weeks ago, we had the chance to sit down with Todd Martz of Home...

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Look Down! Old Town North’s Stormwater Covers Are A Blank Canvas For Inspired Designs!
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Look Down! Old Town North’s Stormwater Covers Are A Blank Canvas For Inspired Desi...

Calling all artists! This is your opportunity to make your mark on the Old Town art scene! Old Town North’s stormwater covers are getting a faceli...

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Pinterests Worthy Homes from Sotheby's RESIDE Magazine
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Pinterests Worthy Homes from Sotheby's RESIDE Magazine

Twice a year, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty releases RESIDE Magazine, dedicated to the connoisseurship of art, travel, fashion, food, and D.C....

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New Ownership, New Brand for Local Coffee Shop
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New Ownership, New Brand for Local Coffee Shop

Under new ownership and a new brand, ESP Tea & Coffee is embracing the community with open arms, hoping to make a positive change to local charitab...

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Expand Your Space by Thinking Outside the Box!
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Expand Your Space by Thinking Outside the Box!

Spring is here and I can’t be more thrilled. It’s a wonderful time for change and renewal as we move into warmer weather and longer days. The drear...

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