Experience an alluring mix of historical authenticity and urban sophistication in Alexandria. Located just a few miles from Washington, DC, and known for dining, boutiques and vibrant arts scene in a walkable, waterfront…more
A combination of Early American heritage and modern flair, Alexandria boasts an eclectic choice of activities - whether you wish to walk in the footsteps of history, spend a refreshing day outdoors, or have a…more
Enjoy Alexandria's boutique shopping during the day and relax in sophistication and comfort in a boutique-style hotel in the evenings! Or, if you prefer, take advantage of upscale amenities unique to Alexandria such as…more
Alexandria Restaurants have taken their place alongside Washington, D.C. restaurants as some of the best in the nation. With both locally-owned and operated neighborhood restaurants as well as nationally-recognized…more
Looking for something to do in Alexandria? There are a host of events taking place in the city all year long - from annual festivals and parades to art, music, theater, history and foodie events. There are always fun…more
See why The Washington Post recommends Alexandria's King Street as a stylish shopping destination and The Wall Street Journal praises, "The King Street area has some of the best stores and galleries in the [DC] region."…more
What is your claim to fame? Opening St. Elmo's in Del Ray and turning the neighborhood into a cool place to live.
What makes you original and unique? My natural white hair, dark skin and positive attitude.
Who or what inspired you to come to Alexandria? My husband John and his friend Scott Mitchell.
What is your secret to success? Always staying positive, smiling a lot and having fun.
What is your proudest achievement? Opening my first business and getting my first child through college.
Do you have a favorite Alexandria travel tip you are willing to share? I like to walk to the Masonic Temple at night and watch the city from the top steps.
Best date idea in Alexandria? Using the bike trail by the river and stopping to eat at a nice place in Old Town.
Favorite places to go for brunch, happy hour, dinner under the stars, lunch deals, and places to take your dog? I like Bittersweet Café because of its variety of foods. I also like to go to the boat club for lunch and enjoy the river.
If you had friends visiting Alexandria what would you tell them to do and see during their visit? I would have them start at the Masonic Temple and walk to the river. Slowly enjoying the shops and restaurants along the way.