Are You Ready to Shine?

Are You Ready to Shine? When I was younger I had dreams of being in the spotlight.  At first I thought I’d be a famous ballerina, then a famous jockey, then the President of the United States.  I wasn’t sure how it would happen, but I always wanted to be seen.  I dreamed of being […]

Music Festivals July 2018

June 27 – July 1 & July 4 – 8 Smithsonian Folklife Festival National Mall between Twelfth and Fourteenth Streets Washington, DC https://festival.si.edu June 29-30 River and Roots Festival Watermelon Park Venue 3322 Lockes Mill Road Berryville, VA 22611 http://riverandroots.com July 13-15 Red Wing VI Roots Music Festival 94 Natural Chimneys Lane Mt. Solon, VA 22843 https://www.redwingroots.com […]

Al Fresco Dining

“Al Fresco Dining” With nice weather finally here, we thought it a good time to check out some of our favorite outdoor dining venues in and around Old Town Alexandria. The phrase “al fresco” is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool air”. Warm days and cool evenings make for a unique experience when it […]

Behind the Bar: Kyle McNeely

Kyle McNeely Blossom Cocktail Lounge MGM Grand Casino 101 MGM National Avenue National Harbor BlossomMGM.com Kyle conjures up the Nellie Blossom – Grey Goose Vodka, Cherry Blossom Tea, Pomegranate, Lemon, Rose Syrup shaken and topped with Champagne and a Fresh Orchid Garnish How did you get started in the bartending business? My fraternity in college […]

Publisher’s Notes June 2018

It looks like spring has finally decided to stay. Starting off the week with three days of rain was a little much but it did rid us of some of the pollen that has plagued many of you. I do, however, hope that the 80’s will hang around for a few months before the high […]

The Night Lights Are On!

By Lani Gering The Night Lights Are On! When we were coming up with the call outs for the cover for this issue I thought I would be writing about how the Harbor is “heating up” for the summer, however, after I saw the new addition of the “overhead” lighting on Fleet Street, I changed […]

Sensational St. John

Sensational St. John St. John, the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, retains a tranquil, unspoiled beauty uncommon in the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world. Settled in the early 1700’s by Danish immigrants attracted to the island’s potential as a sugar cane producing colony, St. John soon blossomed into a thriving economy. […]

North Beach, Maryland – The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay!

By Bob Tagert North Beach, Maryland – The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay! With warm weather finally moving in we thought it a good time to head to the beach…North Beach that is! The iconic Chesapeake Bay Bridge was first opened in 1952 allowing access to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Before that bridge, […]

June National Harbor Events

Harbor Events June 2018 Ongoing through October Fitness on the Potomac On the Plaza Participate in FREE fitness classes on the Plaza. All classes run from 7-8 pm with Saturday morning Yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – Cardio Hit Tuesdays – Kickboxing Wednesdays – Zumba Saturdays – Yoga Farmers Market Returns American Way […]

Lulu Sage – Experience the Difference!

By Lani Gering Lulu Sage – Experience the Difference! Time really flies when you are having fun. I can’t believe that it has been over six years since we first met Cindy Sage and introduced Lulu Sage Salon and Spa to the salon and spa scene here in Old Town Alexandria. Located a bit off […]