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Leesburg's Thomas Birkby House Featured as a Destination Wedding Locale by Martha Stewart Weddings

From the Town of Leesburg – The Thomas Birkby House, a wedding and special event venue located in Leesburg’s historic downtown, is featured on the Martha Stewart Weddings website, as one of “50 Ways to Wed in the United States.”  The website article lists one destination wedding site in each of the fifty states.

Jewelry Designer to Hollywood Stars Appearing Soon in Alexandria

The following was sent to us by Elizabeth Mandros of Mystique Jewelers:

(Alexandria, VA) – The highly sought-after jewelry designer to movie and TV stars, rock stars and top Hollywood stylists Erica Courtney is coming to Mystique Jewelers in Old Town Alexandria to unveil her environmentally-sensitive Drop Dead Gorgeous® collection on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. This new collection is vibrant with color -- purples, blues, reds, greens and golds, a signature of Erica’s large-gemmed rings. The collection’s earrings and necklaces dazzle with platinum and diamonds, the use of which Erica is best known.

Local Alexandria Salon Offers Styling Tips

Circe of Alexandria, a local salon and spa, is holding a Girl Scout Makeover session from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on September 27, 2010 at the salon located at 123 N. Washington St. The salon hopes to educate a local Girl Scout troop how to use cosmetics and fashion correctly. 

Epic Media Relations states that according to a recent poll, girls between the ages of 13 and 17 are beginning to experiment with makeup. Circe of Alexandria hopes to help these teens and tweens make better fashion decisions, despite the influences in pop culture such as Snooki or Lady Gaga. Many local mothers have a battle with their young girls each morning as they get ready for school this back to school season. Now Circe de Alexandria is to the style rescue! 

Yarn Tasting: Lace in Space

No, you don’t actually taste the yarn, but you can look through lots of different lace knitting and crochet patterns that are popular right now! Fibre Space is a full-service knit and crochet community that offers knit and crochet classes, holds parties and events, provides yarn, needles and notions. It was also recently voted “Best New Retail Shop” by the Washington City Paper Reader’s Poll. Come in this weekend and see the funky, bright shopping space for yourself at the Yarn Tasting.

You can sample several lace yarns at Fibre Space this Sunday, August 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $15 and the shop is located at 102 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, VA. You can register online at http://www.fibrespace.com/ or if you have questions you can call 703-664-0344.