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Amping Up the Romance with Chocolate and Other Legendary Aphrodisiacs

Jordan Wright February 2011 Special to The Washington Examiner

La Naissance de VénusUffizi – Gallery in Florence,Italy

Rosemary, figs, pine nuts, honey. Oysters, grapes, avocado, chiles. Strawberries, coffee, lavender, ginger. Of all the foods reputed to inspire romance, it is chocolate that is most closely associated with gift giving on Valentine’s Day.

Whether […]

Old Town Boutiques Gather at the Lorien Hotel to Launch “Shop Local Alexandria”

Jordan Wright, Nibbles and Sips, June 2010

The Sugar Cube sweets – photo by Eileen Campbell

From left: Jordan Wright, fashion reporter for Washington Examiner Marie Coleman, photographer Kristina Hopper – photo by Eileen Campbell

This week the luxe Lorien Hotel played host to Alexandria’s Old Town Boutique District’s get-together […]