It's official! VIP Alexandria Magazine turns TWO this month and we could think of no better way to celebrate than to dine + drink local all month long! We hope you enjoy this exciting issue and the many stories that lie within. From restaurants and bakeries to coffee shops and distilleries, Northern Virginia is home to so many inspiring businesses that have overcome all odds to continue doing what they do best. In addition to our special features, the number of events returning to Alexandria just continues to grow! Over the past several weeks, our photographers captured some truly amazing moments at business anniversary parties, networking events and we even threw a few parties of our own. As we continue to embrace the new normal, we wish you and your loved ones continued good health and happiness! Speaking of good health, October means that fundraising for the Walk to Bust Cancer is in full swing! So be sure to turn to page 65 to learn more about how you can get involved. We hope to see you there! Until then, Alexandria... remember to eat, drink and live local!