Learn About Alternative Medicine in the 19th Century at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Martha Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (George Washington's step-granddaughter) are just a few of the famous figures who once paid a visit to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, now the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. This former family-run business launched in 1792 and thrived until the 20th century, when it transitioned into a museum of local history. Come and visit the…

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CrossFit Old Town: Amp Up Your Workout Routine

When you hear the word "CrossFit," you might immediately think of a fitness routine that's only appropriate for hardcore fitness fanatics. But actually, the opposite is true. CrossFit is a workout routine that can easily be tailored to any level of athletic ability, starting at a slow pace and advancing as your body gets stronger. Allow the coaches at CrossFit…

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Le Pain Quotidien: Artisan Breads Crafted with Care

You might not know the difference between traditional yeast and a levain starter, but you better believe that the bakers at Le Pain Quotidien do. Although the starter is much higher maintenance than your usual yeast, and it works more slowly, they use it to create tastier, healthier breads. Taste the ways their hard work pays off when you come…

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Experience the Perks of Practicing Pilates at Georgie’s Pilates Loft

If you're growing bored with your go-to workout, maybe it's time to throw in a specialty fitness class or two. Georgie's Pilates Loft can help. The Alexandria-based studio not only offers mat Pilates, but also hosts classes revolving around the Reformer, Wunda Chair, and the Pilates Tower. These three pieces of equipment intensify the practice of Pilates without upping the…

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