This post was written by Kara Hill, Alexandria Living Magazine.
A lifestyle publication just on Alexandria is finally here!
With so much historical significance, amazing shops and restaurants and an overall fantastic culture, I have always wondered why Alexandria doesn’t have its own lifestyle magazine that showcases the individuals, places, businesses, events and issues affecting our dynamic and growing area. So, when I found out last year that two Alexandria-based journalists and long-time residents were starting Alexandria Living Magazine, I had to be involved.
And after months of hard work, I am beyond excited to announce the official launch of Alexandria Living Magazine, Alexandria’s first and only lifestyle publication! While the print edition won’t be released until later this year, the website, e-newsletters and social media channels are all live and constantly being updated with new feature stories about greater Alexandria attractions and events, real estate, retail, restaurants, small businesses, neighborhoods, economic development, travel near and far, and local history.
Founders Mary Ann Barton and Beth Lawton, both time residents and journalists in the Alexandria area, have full invested in making Alexandria Living Magazine a success, hiring a full staff of nationally-published writers, award-winning designers, and a strategic marketing director who specializes in the Alexandria area.
“Our goal is to tell interesting stories and for everyone to learn something new each time they visit our website, read our weekly e-newsletters or pick up the magazine, whether it’s about a new restaurant opening, local personality, real estate or events,” Barton.
In addition to profiling local personalities, the magazine will publish feature stories about greater Alexandria attractions and events, real estate, retail, restaurants, small businesses, neighborhoods, economic development, travel near and far, and local history.
The magazine will also be distributing four e-newsletters a week: an edition with Must Reads, one filled with Events, a Food and Dining update, and one on Home & Garden. The magazine is also sharing new articles and breaking news on their already well-followed Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Win $1,500 in Prizes from Alexandria Businesses
Oh ,and I haven’t even mentioned the best part! As a way to celebrate the launch of Alexandria Living Magazine, we are giving away more than $1,500 in prizes from local businesses, including a night out, a photo shoot, an interior design consultation a manicure and pedicure, yoga classes and more! Enter at www.alexandrialivingmagazine.com by Jan. 31.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out alexandrialivingmagazine.com and start reading—you never know what you may learn today!