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Warming Recipes for Busy Winter Weeknights

There’s no better way to end a cold winter’s day than by slipping into some comfy PJs to savor a piping-hot plateful of your favorite comfort food—especially when it’s made from scratch and simple to prepare. Requiring minimal ingredients and time spent in the kitchen, here are three deliciously easy recipes that guarantee to warm…

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Pick Up a Unique Present at Mesmeralda’s Gifts

“When I am at a complete loss for a gift, Mesmeralda’s is the place to go.” That’s how one of Mesmeralda’s Gifts’ many loyal fans describes the popular local gift shop. It's been around for more than a quarter of a century providing one-of-a-kind finds for its ever-growing clientele. If you’re “at a complete loss”,…

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Order an Unexpected Gift From Lolli and Pops

Cookies N Cream rice krispy treats, champagne-flavored gummy bears, and chocolate sea salt popcorn. At Lolli and Pops, you can always expect the unexpected. So whether you are into artisan truffles or chocolate-dipped pocky sticks, you’ll be able to find something that will delight and surprise them at Lolli and Pops. Their “famous” tubes of…

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Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies: Drink to Your Health in 2022

If your goal for 2022 is to adopt a healthier diet, Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies can help. Every day, their kitchen team crafts artisan toasts, smoothies, acai bowls, and cold-pressed juices that are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Many of them include superfood ingredients that boast extra health-boosting properties. Take, for example, the…

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Recuperate After the Hectic Holiday Season at McLean Face and Body Spa

If you’ve never had your complexion vacuumed before, you might not realize that this is exactly what your skincare routine is missing. Let the experts at McLean Face and Body Spa educate you. Even their basic facial includes this step. They enlist a high-tech machine to cleanse your pores and then extract dead skin cells,…

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How to Refresh and Reorganize Your Apartment for 2022

The new year offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a newly calibrated outlook and freshly minted goals. And while many people use the changing year as a chance to improve upon their physical self, why stop there? Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your living space, as well,…

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Save the Date for the 2021 Fairfax Festival of Lights on Dec. 4

You might’ve had to adjust your typical holiday traditions last year—or maybe even cancel them all together. This year, get back in the holiday groove! The Fairfax Festival of Lights is returning for 2021 with its abundance of holiday cheer in Old Town Square. And since the entire event is outside, it should be easy…

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Don’t Miss The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival Dec. 3-5

If you love keeping your hard-earned dollars within your own community, then The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is the perfect place to do some shopping! There’s also the benefit of snagging one-of-a-kind gifts, all handcrafted by local creatives. From December 3rd to 5th, the annual show is returning to the newly expanded McLean…

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