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Alexandria and Beyond

Cindy McCartney
By Cindy McCartney
Posted on Jul 23,2008
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,

Anthony Bourdains No Reservations films at Eamonns A Dublin Chipper in Old Town Alexandri

Thats evil! Anthony Bourdain said with a grin as he bit into Eamonns newest addition to the fry menu, The Chip Butty, golden fried chips stacked between a bun smothered with Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter. Yes! A french-fry sandwich, but Irish style.

Fish Pedicures - Fishy Nibblefest is The Latest in Spa Treatment

This is bound to leave some people feeling squeamish, but Virginian spa Yvonne Hair and Nails is offering a wild new treatment for cleaning up dead and calloused skin on feet - Doctor Fish.  That’s right; dunk your feet into Yvonne’s foot baths and have 100 tiny toothless carp chew away the dead skin on your feet in 15 to 30 minutes, leaving it soft and easy to remove during a finishing-up conventional pedicure. Not surprisingly some people find the treatment ‘a little ticklish.

Park the Car and Enjoy a Staycation in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Va. (July 17, 2008)--With many free or low cost transportation options, visitors to Alexandria, Virginia, are quickly finding out how easy it is to park the car and get around during a summer staycation.

Bale allegedly lashed out at his relatives in his suite at Park Lane’s Dorchester Hotel on Sunday.

I understand that anyone subjected to abuse should take action, but I am sorry, the Christian Bale story below does not add up. If I was Christian Bale’s mother and I was subjected to abuse by my son (they are even saying verbal abuse), I would not go to the police and report my son especially on the Batman premier night. I would scold him or not talk to him but not try to ruin my son’s career. And I am not defending Bale; I just see this as a stunt by his family to get attention or money. God Bless Hollywood!


It would be a fair statement, I think, to say that America is dog-crazy. In a really good way. People love their dogs like kids. Sometimes more than kids, let's face it. For pete's sake, my store is named after one of my dogs, Diva. I kid about her being the CEO of the company, always looking at the bottom line, but I am only half-joking. It takes a lot to keep Diva and her brother Max in squeaky tennis balls and baby carrots, after all.For the last 15 years.

The Beermonger: Beer Odds and Ends

There doesn’t seem to be a lot happening this week as far as new arrivals go, so I figured I’d throw out some recommendations on beers I’ve tried lately. As always, I’ll be tasting beers this Saturday at Rick’s Wine & Gourmet from 12-5 PM.

Turning 100 year old!

Over the 4th of July weekend, I visited my mother who lives in a retirement community in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  This retirement community is called Kendal, a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC.

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