Before King Street became the commercial epicenter of Old Town, the street just one block to its north - Cameron Street - was the business and social heart of the town. Cameron Street was lined with taverns and shops. The famous Gadsby’s Tavern was built here, and to the right of this picture you can see a beautiful home that was originally a tavern (visited by George Washington of course). In fact, Washington’s Alexandria town home was just up the block. Our Benjamin Latrobe designed City Hall was one of the street’s most prominent buildings, and some of our most elaborate homes, the Lord Fairfax house and the Carlyle House, either line Cameron Streer or abut it. Why am I telling you this? Well, it’s because I still think the street is still far superior to King Street with its architectural charm, cute shops, and overall ambiance, and I want to make sure it gets the attention it deserves! #oldtownalexandria#alexandriava#extraordinaryalx#beautifulalx#architecture#historicpreservation#sltravels#mysouthernliving
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Have you heard the news? We will be at the Old Town Alexandria Fitness + Wellness Event THIS Saturday!! @discover_the_district Click the link in our bio to grab your tickets now! It’ll be a few hours of exercise and snackin on some food (including ours!) So come dressed in your athleisure. And get ready to sweat and eat some yummy food. We’ll have free samples and dessert available for purchase. Come support local fitness and food businesses 💜💜 #Repost @discover_the_district with @get_repost
💥PROMO ALERT💥 Still thinking about purchasing your ticket for the Old Town Waterfront Fitness + Wellness Festival next Saturday 9/22?!We're doing a special promo - LIKE and SHARE this post and we will DM you a $5 OFF PROMO CODE! Offer Expires Thursday 9/13 at midnight.
✏️💕 You guys. It’s a pencil cookie cutter! We couldn’t help ourselves. We’ll be handing these out to all VIP Shop and Stroll participants starting TOMORROW! “VIP” simply means you fork over $25 in exchange for an official Shop and Stroll bag💃, discounts at every participating boutique, and loads of sweet giveaways. (See above 🤗.) It also doubles your chances to win the grand prize: a $1000 shopping spree and one night's stay at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa. (Head to @redbarnmerc’s bio for more details! Happy shopping! #ShopSmall#ShopLocal ❤️
Pst! Have you noticed the ✨EXTRA✨ ride on the schedule this Saturday?
CycleStars Aimee & Monica are pairing off for the final “Keep Your Day Job” Tandem in the series!🎥🎶
Join them for an energy-packed Saturday class at 2pm👯♀️
Book that bike ASAP & avoid catching a case of #fomo 🚲🔥
Are you making your weekend plans? Don't miss the @historicalexandriahomestour this Saturday! George Washington will be greeting tour patrons on Prince Street from 10am-1pm. Visit thetwig.org to learn more!
#NewPostAlert || Once in a while a dress comes along that embodies what you thought would be the magic of being a grown-up. || More of this modern-vintage @AvaLeaCouture piece at nymannequin.com 💋 #modestfashion#vintage
September 22nd will be the Old Town Waterfront Fitness + Wellness Festival! Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite. We will be there with NOVA acupuncture and have chair massage and reiki available to those enjoying the festival. September 22nd is also our Veteran Suicide and Prevention Special day, so veterans who come into the Cooperative will enjoy their choice of a 30 minute massage or 30 minute reiki for $22. We are starting the fall off right between the Waterfront Festival and Shop and Stroll and we look forward to starting your fall off right too! #ShopOTBD#LoveLocalOT#shopandstroll#oldtownwaterfrontfitnessfestival#oldtownalexandria#wellness#health
Our #wcw is long-time Alexandria resident, Denise Austin! After raising her family locally, Denise and her husband moved to California to be closer to their kids' colleges- and there, they fell in love with Pedego e-bikes. Now the iconic 90's fitness guru has incorporated riding her Pedego into her workouts and lifestyle!⠀
Read or watch her testimonial here: goo.gl/nxFpsT⠀
Repost: "Enjoying a great bike ride in Venice, CA this morning along the canals... Check out my blog today about cycling to stay fit during the summer at deniseaustin.com/start-cycling... Xoxo"