Silver Parrot – Uniquely Sterling….Silver and Stones!

By Lani Gering Silver Parrot – Uniquely Sterling….Silver and Stones! The Silver Parrot Jewelry Boutique, located in the coveted 100 block of King Street, has been a fixture in Alexandria since it was established in 1977. This unique business came from humble beginnings, with the founder starting out as a street vendor in Washington, D.C. […]

A Family Affair – King’s Jewelry

By Bob Tagert   A Family Affair – King’s Jewelry       In these uncertain economic times it is always nice to find a business that has weathered the storm for over 50 years…this is the story of Norman “Brad” Bradford. Bradford is also a local boy having grown up in Alexandria and attending school […]

Ralph Davis- Grad student turned Restaurateur

By Bob Tagert   Ralph Davis – Grad student turned Restaurateur            Ralph Davis is one of our own. He grew up in the Alexandria area and attended Hammond High School in the western part of Alexandria. After graduating in 1967 he attended old Dominion University and graduated with a degree in political science. […]

Drink Something Magical Everyday- Grateful Juice Co.

By Lani Gering Drink Something Magical Everyday – Grateful Juice Co. Grateful Juice Co. is the brain child of Alexandrian, Kimberly Sickman Landini. Some of you may remember her from a profile that we did on her first business venture – Zweet Sport Athleisure Clothing Collection. She partnered with long-time friend and fellow athlete, Marja […]

The Christmas Attic

By Bob Tagert   The Christmas Attic             Those of you who are new to Old Town Alexandria might be thinking that The Christmas Attic is the second album by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock opera, and the second installment of their Christmas Trilogy. Since the mid-70’s, The Christmas Attic store in Old Town […]

PA River Naval Air Museum

By Dan Bramos PAX River Naval Air Museum Our Mission Preserve – Educate – Inspire Preserve significant artifacts of naval aviation research, development, test and evaluation history and technology. Educate the public about the historic and social significance of the work of the U.S. Navy that is uniquely carried out in St. Mary’s County. Inspire […]

Gossypia- Old Town’s Most Eclectic Boutique

By Kristi Guillory Reid   Gossypia – Old Town’s Most Eclectic Boutique   When I walked into Gossypia to chat with the owner, Amanda Lasker, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I found the name “Gossypia” a bit different for a store and didn’t know what the name meant or referred to. Was it a […]

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats By Lani Gering Take a Step Back in Time! I have been curious for quite some time about the story behind two guys I met a year ago walking around National Harbor in dapper plaid Bermuda shorts, stylin’ button front shirts and bow ties. Not exactly the normal attire you […]

Meet Me At the Junction!

By Bob Tagert Meet Me At the Junction! Junction Bakery & Bistro    Last month the long awaited Junction Bistro & Bakery opened in the space formerly occupied by Mancini’s on Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray area of Alexandria. Noe Landini was looking to open a bakery to supply fresh breads to their […]

Roseina’s in Hollin Hall

By Bob Tagert Roseina’s in Hollin Hall   Where can you go and order food for a special dinner, party or any social gathering and have it prepared by a former Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton? In the Hollin Hall Shopping Center you will find Chef Uffe Mikkelsen and his dedicated staff creating a […]