In the market for a cutting board in the shape of Virginia, Bloody Mary mix, candles and jewelry? You’re in luck.
“We’re looking for local gem maker in Virginia, and we need more jewelry makers,” Shop Made In VA store coordinator Mady Sieracki told ALXnow. “So far we’ve had a watercolor class with mimosas, a block printing class, and yesterday one of our makers was serving up Bloody Mary’s and tastings of hot sauces he sells.”
The Alexandria market is part of a regional expansion by Stacey Price of People Make Place and Michael Babin of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, who founded Shop Made in DC in 2017. The pair have opened five locations in D.C. alone, featuring more than 300 makers, and the Alexandria location is the first outside of the District.
Shop Made In VA is not working with other local maker’s groups in the city, like the Alexandria Maker’s Market and MadeinALX, the latter of which launched a holiday popup last week at 1 Wales Alley by the waterfront in Old Town.
“We’re not trying to be competition in the area,” Sieracki said. “We just want to be a centralized area to support small business owners in their state.”
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Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.
Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”
Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”