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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 and has a long history in the world of journalism.

Articles By Allison Brooks

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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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DC's Famous 'Nerd Prom' Returns
May 04,2011

It's the most wonderful time of year in Washington, especially for President Barack Obama with his Public Enemy #1 Osama Bin Laden now dead and quickly buried at sea and everyone in the Nation's Capitol still roaring from the his "performance" Saturday night at The White House Correspondents Dinner. Yes, Virginia, we've just wrapped up another annual

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BUZZWORTHY/Time to Swing Again after Nature's One-Two Punch
Feb 02,2011

We have all survived the holidays and the one two punches Mother Nature keeps throwing it's time to swing again. That's right BUZZWORTHY is back and folks in Alexandria and Washington seem to be getting social once again! The Queen Bee hit a couple of really fun choice events that introduced two relatively new and different

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BUZZWORTHY/Secretariat Author Bill Nack Feted at Turnberry Tower
Oct 13,2010

Socialites in DC are buzzing once again. Now that Fall is in full swing and we are all getting accustomed to our routines, there are many things to do - between lacrosse games, fall festivals, Halloween parties, galas, openings, celebrations - oh and work and taking care of the kiddos - there is more than enough to keep a gal on her toes all hours of the day and night.

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BUZZWORTHY/The Opera's Sizzling Masked Ball
Sep 22,2010

For years I have found the opera very alluring, but have never had the chance to attend a performance. Recently I felt it was time to take the plunge and see my first opera. Washington National Opera, under the leadership of Director Plácido Domingo, opened its 55th season with Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) in performances

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BUZZWORTHY/ Cirque Du Soleil's Triumphant Tale of a Kooky Fly and a Plump Lady Bug
Sep 15,2010

The bright blue and yellow tents towering over National Harbor signal that Cirque du Soleil is once again holding court in our area. Crowds began flocking to see the production of Ovo from the touring French Canadian circus last week as the show opened to rave reviews. The demand to see this show is so great

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Our Lady of Latex, GaGa Does DC
Sep 08,2010

Backpacks and lunches packed (check), kids off for first day of school (check), tickets for Gaga secured (check), time to go crazy and let loose - check check. Washington went wild for Lady GaGa on Tuesday night as we attended the Monster Ball with GaGa as our guide.

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BUZZWORTHY/Taming the Summer Fro
Jul 28,2010

When discovering a new beauty secret, I have found that most ladies fall into two categories. First are those who keep their secrets closely guarded, not wanting to share their triumphs or new discoveries with the world -- instead choosing to remain tight lipped. Then there is a second category of us big-mouthed broads

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