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Snap a Selfie Near the Pumpkin Wall at Nalls Produce

What started as a simple fruit and produce stand in a wagon is now one of the largest and most lucrative produce markets in the area today. Nalls Produce proudly sources and sells locally grown produce that is 100 percent natural. You can find the best golden sweet corn, giant plump red tomatoes, and tasty…

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Clever No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration. Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have stowed in the bathroom. Use…

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Now Open Near Clayborne: Akeno Sushi Bar and Thai

“Impressed is an understatement,” raves one happy customer of the sushi assortment at Akeno Sushi Bar and Thai. In the mere weeks since it first opened, the date night spot has racked up more than 20 glowing reviews like these. Of course, most of them make mention of the sushi chef’s prowess. Grab a table…

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Shop Cozy Autumn Sweaters and More at The Twig Thrift Shop

The Twig Thrift Shop just reopened after its regular summer hiatus, and it has everything you need for fall. Unlike most thrift stores, which host a mostly stagnant inventory with new pieces trickling in, The Twig completely refreshes its selection on the floor every season. For instance, the current collection includes cozy autumn sweaters, sturdy…

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How to Make Your Apartment Extra Cozy for Autumn

With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home, transforming a simple space into…

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Don’t Miss the Birria Tacos at Ñoño’s Taqueria

“Impossible that anywhere else could make a better birria taco.” “Honestly worth the wait, money, and hype!” “Best tacos period!” These are just a few of the glowing reviews recently racked up by Ñoño’s Taqueria. There are dozens of them praising everything from the birria tacos (a customer favorite) to the crispy tortas. Needless to…

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Savor Summery Scoops at The Creamery in Alexandria

The Creamery has earned its place as a local institution over its long lifespan. It first opened its doors in 1984—making it the oldest continually operating ice cream shop in downtown Alexandria. Although much has changed in the nearly four decades since, The Creamery remains committed to crafting old-fashioned ice cream in small batches, using…

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Need-to-Know Info for a Fun (and Safe) Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip this summer? Getting outdoors is a fun and safe option for a couples’ or a family vacation, but you’ll fare better if you’re prepared! Here are a few tips for newbies. Know your options. You don’t have to dive right into tent camping if you’re a novice! Many campsites offer alternatives…

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Curate Your Summer Reading List at Old Town Books

Old Town Books is a local shop that’s constantly coming up with new ways to keep avid readers engaged and cultivate a love of the written word in budding bookworms. One way the team does this is through a charitable organization known as Book Love. A $25 donation (matched with an additional $5 from the…

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Shop Summer Clothes on a Budget at Mint Condition

Staying on top of current trends doesn’t have to deplete your bank account, as evidenced by the affordably priced selection at Mint Condition. The consignment boutique is helmed by a pair of sisters-in-law who frequently bring their little ones and even pups to work, creating a distinctly warm and welcoming environment. So you’ll never feel…

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