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Aug 31, 2014

FashionShowDon’t miss the last First Thursday of the year this coming Thursday, Sept. 4th. Join the Del Ray Business Association for an evening of fashion, talent and fun,

Local merchants Amalgamated, Gossip on 23rd, Kiskadee, LuLu Lemon for Mind the Mat, Purple Goose and Salon Bisoux will style and coiffe our models for the runway show. And what’s a model without her canine sidekick? A Dog’s Best Friend has some surprises in store proving that canines + fashion = fun!

first thursdayThe Kate Moran Band will kick-off the evening promptly at 6 pm, and headline the talent portion of the evening following the runway show. Martha Krabill, singer in The Reflex ultimate 80’s band, will be a siren you won’t want to miss (you’ve seen her on American Idol Season 3). Our own Rayvonne Lewis will also be with us delighting the audience with his smooth dance moves. There may also may have some surprise walk-ons from some of our local politicians.

As in past events, they are asking for audience participation. Join us by wearing your favorite ensemble, Sunday best, high couture, drag attire, or even costume and you too may end up on the runway toward the end of the evening!

They are also asking for donations of new or gently used coats that will be put to good use by one of our favorite local charities, ALIVE. And be sure and check out additional activities that will be taking place up and down the Avenue.

So mark your calendars and we’ll see you this Thursday, September 4 th from 6 pm to 8 pm on the catwalk, located at Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford Avenues!



Dec 24, 2013

What better day than to start a new blog series of ‘My Favorite Things’ in our neighborhood than Christmas Eve? These things don’t have to be big but they’re the things that make our community such a special place to be raising our kids!


Years ago Purple Goose started the tradition of being a drop off point for letters to Santa. Their mailbox disappeared last year but they continued the tradition this year. Santa replies to each letter that is dropped off!


Nov 30, 2013

Small-Business-Saturday-Christmas-ShoppingThere’s been talk of the Obama family getting out to do some holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday in the neighborhood. There are lots of places on the Avenue to scoop up great items for Sasha & Malia who are quickly growing before our eyes from adorable kids into beautiful young women! But what about the younger kids and babies on the Obama’s Christmas list? Well no need to fret POTUS! We’ve got you covered!

Del Ray VarietyDel Ray Variety will be celebrating Small Biz Saturday with some special treats for their customers. Fill your FREE “SHOP SMALL” reusable tote bag & receive 10% off EVERYTHING in your bag! (Limited to first 20 customers. Must ask for bag at front counter.) They will also have a rainbow loom kit giveaway! Receive one entry per person with any purchase, the drawing will be held at 8:30pm (don’t need to be present to win). Plus, browse 100’s of new holiday items – gifts, outdoor lights & décor, games & more and receive personal shopping advice on the best gifts.

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At The Purple Goose they will be offering all clothes on Sat. for 30% off! Purple Goose is an amazingly unique children’s boutique with the best fashions, accessories and toys for newborns through age 14.

Bellies & BabiesObama will probably sigh in agreement that alas his girls have outgrown Bellies and Babies Consignment Boutique but perhaps this is the perfect spot for friends and family members with newborns. This fantastic upscale consignment boutique also carries new popular retail baby items such as Ergo Baby Carriers, Alden & Anais Swaddlers and hand-made baby gifts. There’s always a terrific selection of consignment clothing for kids from newborn to around age five or six.

kiskadee2POTUS won’t want to miss Kiskadee for a great gift for Michelle. Their selection of boutique designer women’s clothing is amazing. But there are also some adorable gift items for kids that can be found upstairs! Kiskadee has been my neighborhood go to for the best fashions and accessories.

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My all time favorite gift buying spot in Del Ray is Show of Hands. Show of Hands showcases a diversity of local artists by providing them with a venue to showcase and sell their unique, handcrafted artwork. There’s something for everyone on your list including your Del Ray Baby!They will have their seasonal promotion “Spend $100 and get $10” cards. For every $100 spent in the shop they will give you a $10 gift certificate. The cards are available until December 31, but the great thing is the $10 gift certificates never expire.

Artfully ChocolateNot sure what to give? Chocolate is always the answer! My babies have loved picking up sweet treats from Artfully Chocolate as long as they can remember! Artfully Chocolate is the area’s first cocoa bar with a vibrant and colorful art gallery. They feature artisinal chocolates and sweet treats that everyone will savor.

Mar 03, 2013

toast to fashion

I know you’re like me and you could use a night out with your girl friends! Come join the The Junior Friends of The Campagna Center at the 14th Annual Toast to Fashion, which will take place on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 -10 pm at Belle Haven Country Club. This annual event combines a fashion show, marketplace, raffle, and cocktail reception. For the third year, ABC-7/WJLA’s Britt McHenry will serve as emcee. Proceeds from this event help support programs of The Campagna Center

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Participating vendors: Arbonne, Bronzed Berry, The Hat Lady, J. Ryan Jewelry, Pink and Brown, Queen Bee Designs, Rachelle Celine, Scout Bag and Bins, Shop Mamie, Skinfinity, Stella & Dot, The Lucky Knot, Toka & Chris, Top It Off, Villa de Alpacas Farm, Whyte House Monograms, Belt Ittoast to fashion4
Participating Shops & Boutiques: Bishop Boutique, Bloomers, Brooks Brothers, 529 Kids Consign, Gossip on 23rd, Gossypia, J.McLaughlin, J.Ryan Jewelry, Kiskadee, Monday’s Child, Periwinkle, Pink and Brown, Purple Goose, Queen Bee Designs, Shop Mamie, Stella & Dot, Toka & Chris, The Lucky Knot, The Pink Palm, The Shoe Hive, 3 Sisters, Top it Off, Zoe Boutiquetoast to fashion1
Event Details: March 14, 2013 6:30-10 Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Road Alexandria, VA 22307 Tickets can be purchased at
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About The Campagna Center
For nearly 70 years, The Campagna Center has been committed to fostering a positive environment for Alexandria’s children and families. The early childhood programs serve some of the neediest children in the community and help ensure they are prepared for school. In addition, the Center operates after school programs for elementary students where tutoring and enrichment experiences reinforce academic and social skills needed for success in school and life. Vital youth development programs are also provided at T.C. Williams through Building Better Futures and the Center supports adult/family literacy through the New Neighbors program.

Breaking News- A little bird has swooped down and shared some GREAT news! Kiskadee cares!!  Kiskadee supports the Campagna Center and the Junior Friend’s Efforts, and they would like to support our Toast to Fashion Event.  That’s why if you stop into Kiskadee between now and March 14th, the day of the event, they will offer 15% off apparel and shoes (in stock and full priced merchandise), as well as give back an additional 15% of the purchases to the Campagna Center!  Perfect time to fly in and grab your Toast to Fashion outfit!