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I'm ALICIA

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I'm happiest strolling the charming streets of Old Town Alexandria or snuggled up at home with a cup of tea, bringing creative ideas to life!

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Hi! I'm Alicia - owner & founder of The Welcoming District. Having you here warms my heart, friend, and I so appreciate your visit! Hopefully you can sip a cup of tea and stay awhile!


Hi! I'm Alicia - owner & founder of The Welcoming District. Having you here warms my heart, friend, and I so appreciate your visit! Hopefully you can sip a cup of tea and stay awhile!

Before I go on about me, I have a question for you, dear! If your love story, business, or friendship was a gift, what would it look like? My guess is that it would be something so meaningful, filled with elegant details and wrapped in hospitality! Not the tightly packaged gift baskets filled with blocks of meats and cheeses, chemical smelling beauty products, or other generic items glued together pretending to be authentic gifts. (Eek! Sorry for the brutal honesty!)

In 2015, I founded The Welcoming District when I saw a need for gifts more unique and special than something purchased from a store shelf. My dream came to life when I combined my belief that gifts tell stories with my desire to give you something truly special.

Formal schooling in Floral & Interior Plantscape Design, practice defining my own style in calligraphy & watercolor painting, and years of service in the hospitality industry have helped pave the way to my niche in custom gifting. I'm so blessed to be able to share what I love to do to make you beautiful, meaningful gifts to welcome those most special to you!

Before I go on about me, I have a question for you, dear! If your love story, business, or friendship was a gift, what would it look like? My guess is that it would be something so meaningful, filled with elegant details and wrapped in hospitality! Not the tightly packaged gift baskets filled with blocks of meats and cheeses, chemical smelling beauty products, or other generic items glued together pretending to be authentic gifts. (Eek! Sorry for the brutal honesty!)

In 2015, I founded The Welcoming District when I saw a need for gifts more unique and special than something purchased from a store shelf. My dream came to life when I combined my belief that gifts tell stories with my desire to give you something truly special.

Formal schooling in Floral & Interior Plantscape Design, practice defining my own style in calligraphy & watercolor painting, and years of service in the hospitality industry have helped pave the way to my niche in custom gifting. I'm so blessed to be able to share what I love to do to make you beautiful, meaningful gifts to welcome those most special to you!

Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

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I love arranging them to make a space look fresh and welcoming! Stock and lilacs are my favorite for their lovely scent, but fluffy peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses always make my heart skip a beat!

fresh flowers

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there is always room for it, right?!

My favoritE (if i had to choose) would be my mom's chocolate cream pie.

desserts

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If I can surround myself with Ivy covered brick and boxwood topiaries, I'm in a happy place. Old Town Alexandria is heaven on earth for this girl! 

greenery

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 I LOVE EXPLORing Virginia's rich history and beautiful landscapes!

Virginia

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My faith is a huge part of who i am. hymns take me back to time spent in church when i was first learning about jesus. 

hymns

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My shoe of choice. I think they are the perfect combination of pretty and comfort.

ballet flats

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While FAR FROM being A MINIMALIST, I really enjoy GETTING RID OF CLUTTER AND FINDING WAYS TO SIMPLIFY LIFE. It has truly helped me focus on what matters most.

simplifying

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My love for country music started at a young age with my dad taking us to "Alabama" concerts at the state fair and mom singing kathy Mattea songs as she ironed. Haha!

country music

THe Welcoming District's mission is to help others give beautiful, thoughtful gifts that tell their story & make each recipient feel loved, appreciated, and welcomeD.

THe Welcoming District's mission is to help others give beautiful, thoughtful gifts that tell their story & make each recipient feel loved, appreciated, and welcomeD.

(I love those pretty little squares!)

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