12.24.15

frosty holiday mornings never felt so good

The time of merriment is upon us, and we’re all feeling the holiday joy as we light our fires, hum along to music, bake confections from favorite family recipes, and dress up for […]
12.24.15

ask stylebook: what IS dry shampoo?

Madelyn: What actually IS dry shampoo? Is it for everybody? Elizabeth: Dry shampoo confuses a lot of people, but yes, it’s for everybody. The purpose of dry shampoo is to absorb the excess […]
12.24.15

the whys and hows of s’well


Two years ago we introduced Alexandrians to a fantastic new product: the S’well bottle. Now, they seem to be showing up everywhere. I walked by Starbucks the other day and S’well bottles were […]
12.23.15

what community means to me: creating a shining light in the world

This past Saturday, I taught a restorative yoga workshop with Hope Hurlbrink, one of the instructors at Mind the Mat. The theme of our workshop was inner peace and world peace.  There was a […]
12.23.15

favor your feet: 5 tips and tricks to avoid foot pain, now and in the future

Years ago, in what feels now like another lifetime, I worked in a corporate setting. I sat at a desk all day, and was known for the insanely high heels that I wore […]
12.23.15

the total package

The holiday parties have been scheduled. The Christmas décor is hung. The champagne has been poured. And of course, the gifts are still lingering on our lists. We love everything about this time […]
12.22.15

fa to the la: how to unwind (hint: wine)

“Fa to the La” says a sassy new wine bottle bag on our gift it-and-go display, and that’s exactly the seasonal spirit we’re aiming for at Unwined. Let’s face it, one of the […]
12.22.15

festive holiday window displays from london to dc

If ever there is a time to be creative in retail, it’s the holiday season! With Christmas upon us, it is more critical than ever for retailers to attract customers to their storefronts, […]
12.22.15

ask stylebook: can essential oils beat the winter blues?

Alexia: I have heard that essential oils can help with the winter blues.  Is that true?  Which oils should I use? Sara VanderGoot, Mind the Mat Co-Owner, Yoga Instructor & Massage Therapist: Essential […]
12.21.15

the LBD: your party MVP

The last two weeks of the year are a kind of party/special event sprint. It’s daunting to look at your calendar and see everything from brunch with your girlfriends (ack, including Liz the […]
12.21.15

the stylebook top five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, the Stylebook Top Five includes chic earrings, weather-proof boots and a must-have beauty product! Don’t forget to share your […]
12.21.15

7 super stocking stuffers

It’s always a struggle for me when people come in looking for stocking stuffers, because really, 90% of what’s in the store at any given moment is stocking-stuffable, so it’s easy for me […]
12.18.15

from hollywood’s freshest faces to yours: sarah akram now open in old town

We’ve met (and raved about!) Sarah Akram before, and are thrilled about her latest endeavor: her own luxury skincare boutique in Old Town, Sarah Akram Skincare. Nestled on the second floor of a […]
12.18.15

Street Style: Nicole Seifert

Photo Credit: Sarah Marcella Photography I met Nicole a very roundabout way: through her mother-in-law, Kathy Seifert. This might actually be our first mother-in-law and daughter-in-law pair to be featured in Street Style. […]
12.18.15

video: no-excuses holiday workouts + get a free session at FOR!

The holiday stress is already upon us. The elf is on the shelf and Christmas tree sales are all over town. Planning your holiday getaway? Hosting family and friends in town? Either way, […]


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