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Allison Brooks

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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New Traditions at National Harbor celebrating Christmas on the Potomac
Dec 06,2013

Just across the river Alexandrians can step into a wondrous place where Christmas dreams have become reality. Yes, over at the Gaylord at National Harbor they are celebrating the 6th Annual Christmas on the Potomac also known as"Capital of Christmas" - running from now until January 5th. Both new and returning guests will marvel

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The Scots are ready to Invade Old Town - all for Alexandria's Children!
Dec 06,2013

Alexandria residents wait all year long to hear the sounds of bag pipes and catch the sight of the parade of tartans through the streets of Old Town. The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade launches Alexandria's holiday season with events to celebrate and honor Alexandria's

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BUZZWORTHY/Halloween with Andre
Nov 06,2013

One of the hottest costume parties of the year hit Washington on Saturday night with an exclusive invite only affair from the creative genius of Andre Wells. Wells, of course, is the mastermind behind many of the District's most high profile special events, which serve as the foundation for a global business


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Cavalia's Odysseo Gallops in the National Harbor
Oct 18,2013

With the dreary weather and the latest state of affairs in and around Washington - Cavalia's Odysseo seemed to gallop into town at just the right time. Conceived by the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia's second project serves as an ode to both horse and man that leads spectators on a magical journey. Together they explore some of

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BUZZWORTHY/Celebrating ASO with a Garden Party
Jun 24,2013

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's end of season fundraiser, the Annual Garden Party, was a smashing success and major fundraiser for the ASO. Mrs. and Mrs. George E. Ludlow generously opened their magnificent residence in Belle Haven to Symphony supporters. Several business

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BUZZWORTHY/ Celebrating Alexandria's Rich Historic Heritage with a Garden Party
Jun 21,2013

What better way to celebrate the rich history of Alexandria than with a pre-summer garden party in the heart of Old Town's Historic District. The Historic Alexandria Foundation held their annual garden party in the heart of Old Town at the gorgeous home of Mrs. Russell Murray. The foundation handed


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BEST BETS/ Fort Hunt Park Summer Concert Series
Jun 21,2013

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the streets - or better yet - how about dancing for free and in the park? Bring a picnic to Fort Hunt Park and relax on the grass while local concert bands play music from a variety of genres. Concerts are held at Pavilion A at Fort Hunt

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BUZZWORTHY/It Takes a Village
May 31,2013

It takes a village to raise a child. We have heard this African proverb before, but according to Mount Vernon At Home it also takes a village to support our seniors. Mount Vernon at Home is part of the national "village" movement, which embraces a volunteer-driven approach



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