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Allison Brooks

Allison Priebe Brooks, Alexandria's favorite Queen Bee, is the Society and Lifestyle Columnist for Local Kicks. Allison owns the successful jewelry design business Queen Bee Designs www.QueenBeeDesigns.com and has a long history in the world of journalism.

Articles By Allison Brooks

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Girl Power Reigns at National Harbor With Cirque’s Amaluna!!!
Aug 08,2014

The bright blue and yellow tents towering over National Harbor signal that Cirque du Soleil is once again holding court in our region. This summer it is all about Girl Power with the DC debut of Amaluna! Directed by Tony Award winning director, Diane Paulus, Amaluna premiered in Montreal in 2012 and opened

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Exclusive Queen Bee Jewelry Sale in Old Town - One Weekend Only!
Jun 20,2014

Alexandria's own Allison Priebe Brooks of Queen Bee Designs is hosting a jewelry trunk show and in Old Town this weekend! This top designer wants you to treat yourself to something HOT for Summer with one of a kind and limited edition baubles from Queen Bee Designs signature line of statement jewelry - www.QueenBeeDesigns.com!

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Alexandria Food & Wine Festival – THIS weekend and Details on a Host of Free Concerts and Movies!
Jun 20,2014

It's time to raise a glass and toast to the third annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival. The Festival will be held this Saturday - June 21 in John Carlyle Park on 300 John Carlyle St. The event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., will include live entertainment, a children’s arts and crafts corner


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Opera Ball Raises One Million Dollars for Washington National Opera!
Jun 13,2014

The grand dame of the Spring Galas finished the DC social season and the ended WNO's season on a high note or better yet an operatic high note. The Washington National Opera held its annual soiree, The Opera Ball, at the majestic and rather serene residence of His Excellency The Ambassasor of Japan and Mrs. Kenichiro Sasae

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Cartier Shines Bright at DC's Finest Gem - The Hillwood Estate!
Jun 06,2014

Washingtonians have held on to a secret a long while - one of the most spectacular hidden gems in our nation's capital is none other than the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden. This spectacular property was once owned by heiress and founder of General Mills - Marjorie Merriweather Post and sits atop a hill not to far from

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Even During Uncertain Times The Corcoran Ball is Still the Hottest Ticket in Town!
May 16,2014

With the future of the beloved Corcoran Museum still unclear – one thing is most certain – their indomitable legacy continues – the ladies of The Women’s Committee still know how to throw one heck of a party! The Corcoran Ball and now Club Corcoran are a part of the most anxiously awaited soirees of the spring gala season.


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National Mall Making Strides Towards Facelift
May 16,2014

The Trust for the National Mall held it’s Seventh Annual Benefit Luncheon earlier this month and it brought in $1.5 million. Sadly, that amount is just a drop in the bucket – it is estimated that the National Mall and its monuments require some $700 million in repairs and current maintenance funding. The keynote speaker at the Annual Benefit

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Bowties and Belles a Blowout Success for The Campagna Center!
May 09,2014

The Junior Friends of The Campagna Center held the most amazing Kentucky Derby Party locally here in Alexandria over Derby Weekend. The 5th Annual Bowties and Belles party was successfully co-chaired by Junior Friends members Clare Potter and Andrea Hageman at The Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria.



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