From 8:00am until 11:00am hosts Wisdom Martin, Holly Morris and Tucker Barnes got to know local residents, boutique owners, learned the best places to eat, talked to our Mayor and were officially welcomed by Ben, our Town Crier. Yes, we have one of those and he’s the only one in the state of Virginia. How cool is that?
Photo Credit: The SELFIE KING Wisdom Martin via Twitter @WisdomFOX5
My work for Visit Alexandria is to manage the social media, sooooo it was go, go, go as I live tweeted each segment and captured off-camera moments between the hosts and their fans/viewers.. I’m telling you, these guys are celebs around here — oh and Wisdom, he’s the SELFIE KING! I’m pretty sure he’s got Kim Kardashian beat.
On a personal style note, I knew it would be sunny and hot in that location so I dressed accordingly. Comfy flats to avoid tripping on cables and wires, my go-to blue dress from Target, J.Jill cross body bucket bag, sunglasses and OF COURSE I slathered my face in sunblock. Especially above my upper lip where I have darker skin pigmentation and when the sun gets me there I look like I’m sporting a 5 o’clock shadow.
I know, I know. I’m so lucky! (eye roll)
The only thing I forgot was my fedora and because the blazing sun was too much for me and I ended up wearing an Extraordinary Alexandria cap — but it wasn’t too bad of a look, right?!
My favorite segments where “Taste of the Town” with all three hosts savoring food from Carluccio’s, Bon Vivant and Blackwall Hitch and the shopping segment which Kelly, representing the Old Town Boutique District and Bishop Boutique talked about the upcoming Alexandria Sidewalk Sale on August 1-2nd.
Have a wonderful weekend friends!