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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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BUZZWORTHY/The Corcoran Shows Your Kids How Cool You Used to Be
Feb 28,2013

Shattered glass, concert posters and graffiti cover the walls of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. It's all part of the museum's newest exhibition, Pump Me Up, which explores the District's explosive underground movement during the 1980s. The exhibition explores the visual culture of the "other D.C.,

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Year of the Snake - Slithers into Washington for Lunar New Year Celebrations!
Feb 22,2013

The celebrations of the Lunar New Year - sometimes referred to as The Chinese New Year - involve a 15-day celebration that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. In 2013, on the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 10th and is The Year of the Snake.

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Junior League of Washington Celebrates 100 Years of Service in High Style!
Feb 14,2013

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) celebrated 100 years of service to the D.C. community with a magnificent Centennial Celebration this week. The grand black tie bash was held at the National Building Museum and included a private cocktail reception and plated dinner that began at 6:00p.m. The dinner was emceed


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King or Queen for a Day with a Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake
Feb 08,2013

Super Bowl Sunday was held down in New Orleans last week where folks always seem to let the good times roll. This time of year is an especially festive time down south because in Louisiana and throughout the south

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Washington Humane Society has Sweet Success
Feb 08,2013

The Washington Humane Society's annual Sugar & Champagne Affair was the largest and most successful to date! - raising $100,000 to help DC animals. Celebrated chefs and hosts, Todd and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox Restaurant and Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, welcomed animal lovers with a sweet tooth

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Spirit of The Sundance Film Festival Flickering Bright
Feb 08,2013

In a place far far away from DC and the hub-bub of the Inaugural is a magical place high in the mountains - a place called Park City, Utah. A place where a film festival takes place showcasing more than one hundred independent films - this place is known as The Sundance Film Festival. For the past 35 years Sundance has been


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Statue of Freedom Celebrates 150 Years Atop the Capital Building
Jan 18,2013

This week marks the Statue of Freedom' 150 years atop the Capitol Dome - she is sure to be impressed by all of the fanfare taking place at her base for the Inaugural weekend! Photo from the Architect of the Capitol.

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Washingtonians Set to Sparkle at Weekend's Inaugural Balls
Jan 17,2013

History is in the making this week with the Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, January 21st. A weekend of festivities surrounding the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade will be highlighted by the numerous glittering Inaugural Balls and Galas honoring the elected President.



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