About

_MG_8578Melissa Rose Arcand is the founder + voice behind Old Town Society. Currently based in Alexandria, Virginia; Melissa Rose grew up outside of Boston and by the coast of New Hampshire where her love for port cities began. She moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 2012 – fell in love with the cityย and never looked back.

Melissa began the blog because she felt the city lacked a modern voice to help people navigate through the plethora of fun and exciting things to do.

“I always have people coming up to me asking where the best place is to get happy hour, or where they can find the best pasta dish, or where they could find a dress to wear to their event that night. I decided to create a blog to help people find their way around this awesome city! Alexandria is one of the most interesting places I have been – and I have traveled all over the world! It brings people together from so many backgrounds.”

Outside of work (real estate) Melissa’s passions include her dog Makarios, food, wine, visiting Virginia wineries, indoor cycling, and being an active member of her community.