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Fairfax County Police Department Offer Online Shopping Safety Discussion

Fairfax County Police Department Offer Online Shopping Safety Discussion

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

It's the holiday season and millions of us are cybershopping from our homes rather than facing the overwhelming crowds and traffic. But do you know how to shop online safely? There can be risks, but there are precautions you can take. Learn more by joining financial crime detectives from the Police Department at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, with your questions and concerns about online shopping and conducting safe online financial transactions.

You can submit a question now.

Is Your Facial Adding More Stress to Your Life?

Is Your Facial Adding More Stress to Your Life?

There is no better way to get that stress off your face than a facial.  So why with so many places right here in the Nation’s Capitol, can the wrong decision cause more stress?   It may be those "unwanted extras"….medical professionals may call it Erysipelas, which is a skin infection caused by streptococcal bacteria; I call it "an expensive reason why I don’t go to spas.”  It is amazing how many spas this bacteria has made its home in!  Luckily, Patsy, owner of Patsy's Nail Bar, educated me on "spa sanitation," and armed me with some key questions we should all be asking before we subject ourselves to a potential Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) or even a Washington, D.C "health violation":


2010 Holiday Gift Ideas - All Under $30

It's time for holiday shopping, but don't stress because I did a little work for you already. Here are some holiday gift ideas for the whole family and they are all under $30! Most of these purchases can be made without even going into an actual store. That's right, you can buy these gifts from the mall carts in Tyson's Corner. I know you can usually find some pretty abstract items from mall carts, such as smokeless cigarettes or several versions of eyebrow threading, but today in Tyson's Corner I came across a few fabulous gift ideas. 

-For the little ones: Stuffed animal pillows. Who wouldn't love one of these? They might not just be for the little ones. These pillows come in pretty much animal (pigs, lady bugs, frogs..you name it!) and are $16.99 for the smallest, $21.99 for the medium sized one, and $24.99 for the largest one.

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Gucci Celebrates Opening of New Store at Tysons Galleria with Private Party Hosted by John Legend


Taste of Lofty Coming Soon

From Lofy Salon and Wellness Center:

Vienna, VA: Lofty, Vienna’s premiere salon and wellness center, announces the ‘Taste of Lofty’ demonstration event. This all-day, special event scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2010, will feature make-up and hair analysis demonstrations, chair massages, wellness consultations and special offers from our vendors. While enjoying refreshments and sampling gourmet chocolates, attendees may browse our extensive section of imported gift items.

Demonstrators to include: Jane Iredale make-up applications, Tai Chi, yoga, Phyto hair analysis, chair massages and wellness consultations. Register to win hourly raffles from Esthederm, Eminence, Phyto, Jane Iredale, Casadio, Mad Hatter Tea, The Pampered Rose, New Tree and more.

The Dandelion Patch Opens its Third Area Location at Village at Leesburg

The Dandelion Patch, a 16-year-old fine stationery store, announced the opening of its Leesburg location today. The Village at Leesburg locale is the fourth store in the company’s continued expansion, with its first locations in Vienna and Reston, Virginia and Georgetown in Washington DC, respectively.

In recent years, The Dandelion Patch has grown by more than 425%. In addition to offering fine stationery, custom invitations, and unique gifts for all occasions, the company has built a solid reputation for its exceptional service, attention to detail, and wedding expertise.