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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/The Year of the Dragon
Feb 01,2012

The celebrations of the Lunar New Year - sometimes referred to as The Chinese New Year - began Jan. 23 and will continue for the two weeks through Feb. 4. The Lunar New Year refers to the beginning of the year in several calendars. It is commonly assumed that they are all based on a lunar calendar.

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Old Town Boutique Warehouse Sale this Weekend
Feb 01,2012

It's time for the fashion savvy women in our community to shop hard this weekend at the Masonic Temple for another epic event at The Old Town Boutique Warehouse Sale!

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BUZZWORTHY/Madhattter on the Loose
Jan 25,2012

Washingtonians got to take a trip down the rabbit hole to The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party for the 11th Annual Jete Society Dance Party via the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton Washington. One of the most popular young professionals events in Washington, this year's event celebrated the Washington


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BUZZWORTHY/Buzzin' thru the Holiday Merriment
Dec 22,2011

It's that most wonderful time of year. The holiday spirit is alive and well as we saw around town at two of the season's most spectacular events, The Georgetown Jingle and The Choral Arts Society's Annual Holiday Concert and Gala. The sixth Georgetown Jingle was held at

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BUZZWORTHY/ Scottish Walk Weekend, now upon us
Nov 30,2011

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 Scottish founders.

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BUZZWORTHY/A Shirtless Clinton Portis, Getting his Beefcake on
Nov 17,2011

In grand style, The Knock Out Abuse Against Women (KOA) organization celebrated 18 years of fundraising and raising awareness for victims of domestic abuse in our nation's capital last Thursday. The colorful St. Tropez themed gala had the largely ladies only crowd wearing colorful dresses and sarongs at The Ritz Carlton in DC


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BUZZWORTHY/The Meridian House Rocks it
Oct 26,2011

Last week, members of the Local Kicks team attended the 43rd annual Meridian Ball. The Meridian Ball is known as one of the crown jewels of the DC social calendar and legendary for attracting many of Washington's most established set - politicians, socialites, and ambassadors as well as the younger set of rising stars.

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BUZZWORTHY/Fashionistas Spin into Fall
Sep 07,2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The kids are back in school and we have survived both earthquakes and hurricanes as we "ease" into Fall. DC Fashionistas are spinning as we prepare for three stellar events taking place this month. New York may have the famed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week



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