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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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BUZZWORTHY/Getting in Step with Fall Fashion
Sep 10,2012

It’s after Labor Day, the kids are back at school and fashionable ladies every where have put away their white apparel. New York Fashion Week starts this week and Washingtonians are stepping up to the plate in the fashion world like never before. Local Kicks is your go-to-guide this season

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BUZZWORTHY/Dapper Dudes in Bowties do the Derby
May 17,2012

What could be better than good down home Kentucky bourbon, dapper dudes in bowties and seersucker, florals, fascinators and other glorious hattery...and the Derby on the telly? The Junior Friends of The Campagna Center held the most amazing Kentucky Derby Party this side of the Mississippi on May 5

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Laura Bush, Back in Town to Save America's Front Yard
May 17,2012

With more than 25 million visitors each year, the National Mall is literally being loved, visited and toured to death. As America's de facto front yard, it needs to be saved. To the rescue are some of the region's most deep-pocketed philanthropists, like billionaire venture capitalist David Rubenstein


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BUZZWORTHY/D.C.'s Nerd Prom
May 03,2012

Washingtonians have just wrapped up another insanely busy White House Correspondents Dinner weekend. This was the major opportunity for Washington's political and social heavyweights to rub elbows with various Hollywood stars and starlets during the annual WHCD weekend at the dozens of parties surrounding

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BUZZWORTHY/Corcoran draws support from Alexandria's Art Lovers
Apr 26,2012

Alexandrians sparkled amongst the glitz and glamour of The 57th annual Corcoran Ball, one of the main a highlights of DC’s spring social calendar. The black-tie benefit featured uniquely decorated formal dining rooms in the Corcoran’s historic galleries, a lovely three-course seated dinner catered by Occasions

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BUZZWORTHY/Fashion Blooms at Sip & Sample
Apr 18,2012

Old Town Alexandria has its own wildly successful Boutique District, so not to be outdone here come the launch of the Georgetown Boutique District and its inaugural event Wednesday, Georgetown Sip & Sample. The birds, the bees and local fashionistas are all buzzing; Georgetown's favorite boutiques are joining


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BUZZWORTHY/ Tossed and Found
Mar 21,2012

It's officially Spring in Alexandria, and that means it is time for the Annual Tossed and Found Rummage Sale hosted by the Junior League of Washington. All of the amazing items sold at Tossed & Found have been donated by generous members, friends, and community partners of the Junior League of Washington.

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BUZZWORTHY/Toast to Fashion is all the Buzz this Spring
Mar 14,2012

It's the Fashion event of the season in Alexandria. The 13th Annual Toast to Fashion will be held at Belle Haven Country Club at 6:30 pm on March 22. A premier fundraiser for The Campagna Center, the Toast to Fashion is an annual event combining a fashion show, marketplace



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