Ethan DeNolf, Virgina Barbers Club, N Lee Street

 

Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club
Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club. Nikon D810, Nikon 50mm f/2 K, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/50 sec.

I’d like you to meet Ethan DeNolf, founder & owner of Virginia Barbers Club, which recently opened doors for business in Old Town Alexandria, on North Lee Street between Cameron & Queen. At first glance it’s a specialty men’s barbershop. But it’s so much more. Although clients can schedule day-of appointments, it pays to become a club member. Members get special perks, such as monthly networking events, priority access to the booking system, and special access to the almighty fridge.

Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club
Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club. Nikon D810, Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI, ISO 125, f/5.6, 1/160 sec.

It’s clear that Ethan has a passion for community, both in the barbering world as well as the local community. Back in 2015, he started VBC as an association to raise awareness amongst barbers about state rules and regulations, especially pertaining to licensing. Now that the shop has opened its doors, Ethan is planning various community outreach events, so keep an eye out for those. You can check it all out at www.virginiabarbersclub.com.

Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club
Ethan DeNolf, Virginia Barbers Club. Nikon D810, Nikon 50mm f/2 K, ISO 400, f/4, 1/100 sec.
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Misha’s Roasting Room, South Patrick Street

Misha's Roasting Room, South Patrick Street. Nikon D200, Tokina 11-16 2.8 @ 11mm. ISO 800, f/4, 1/40 sec.
Misha’s Roasting Room, South Patrick Street. Nikon D200, Tokina 11-16 2.8 @ 11mm. ISO 800, f/4, 1/40 sec.

If you know me, you know I love coffee. And when it comes to coffee, there are a handful of really nice coffee houses in Alexandria.

Misha’s is a favorite spot of mine for a number of reasons:

  1. They roast their coffee in-house, right in front of you.
  2. The cups are orange, my favorite color.
  3. Nice selection of scones, muffins, doughnuts, etc.
  4. An iPod packed with an eclectic mix of jazz plays over the house speakers.

Maybe I’ll see you there sometime.