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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 delicious cookies at their very best. Dapper Fox Bakery, founded in 2017, and run by baker Alex Reponen, began with offering delicious cakes, cookies, breads, pies, muffins, and special commissions for customers in the Washington, D.C. area. During the pandemic and quarantine, Alex was inspired by his wife’s desire for a little something fresh and sweet so, he would bake a few cookies from the extra dough he had in his fridge. From there, Alex took the idea of a bake-as-you-want cookie model to Dapper Fox. In April 2020, Dapper Fox began offering frozen cookie dough balled into single portions with baking instructions included. Throughout last summer, the business grew, and more and more Alexandrians are falling in love with Dapper Fox’s bake-at-home cookies.

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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 for warm summer days, sun-filled evenings, and time spent outdoors. Here are four listings that have us wishing for a day lounging by the pool, grilling on the patio, or soaking up the sun on the rooftop! From a poolside cabana with an outdoor fireplace and a rooftop sundeck to a wrap-around porch and private pool, these Alexandria homes are ready for summer!

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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 we call home, and the people we love. Spending time with local artist Meg Biram at her MIMI RYAN Tray Bar gave us just that. Last Friday, Paige, Margaret, and I visited the MIMI RYAN Tray Bar to create something truly special and unique using carefully selected charms, colored beads, letters, and other items to capture memories and personalities all together in a beautiful, unique tray.

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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 (fangirl) article published last May is still bopping its way to the top of our “most read” articles list. I knew Go Clean Co made cleaning more fun, but I didn’t realize it was that fun. Nevertheless, we’re back this year to share some more cleaning tips as members of the #bleachpraylove cleaning army because we still can’t get enough!

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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 on Cameron to talk about his time here in Old Town. After many years of peeking in the colorful windows of Home on Cameron, the store is now closing, but the design work is far from over.

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

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 facelift, and it’s up to three chosen artists to design original works of art inspired by our town! The City of Alexandria’s Public Art Program has put out an application for artists in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area to submit an original design inspired by Old Town North. Up to three artists will be selected, and their respective designs will cover 24 stormwater drains along the North Fairfax Street Arts corridor and throughout the Old Town North district. The deadline to submit designs is April 30, and more detailed information, eligibility, and project goals may be found here!

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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. living. The magazine is not only a great piece of marketing to share with our clients and friends about local and worldwide Sotheby’s reach, it’s also a great source of inspiration with some seriously Pinterest worthy interiors! Sitting next to an artful stack of statement coffee table books, RESIDE becomes a simple addition of elegance that reminds us how home really can be where the heart is, especially for those who showcase the beauty of the world through home design.

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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 charitable organizations and initiatives. Previously known as Killer ESP, the King Street coffee shop is operating under new ownership yet, still producing the same delicious lattes, coffees, teas, and sweet treats (including crowd favorite Dangerously Delicious Pies!). The “ESP” used to stand for “espresso, sorbet, pies.” Now, ESP stands for “extrasensory perception,” which truly encompasses the atmosphere of the coffee shop, including the “third eye” motif of the ESP logo and groovy San Francisco vibe inside.

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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 dreary blues and greys of winter now blossom into floral pastels and lush greens of spring before summer. Spring is here, and it’s time to expand your living space as your yard becomes another room of your home!

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