12.23.16

Lessons Actually: Gleaning Some Wisdom from 2016

How many of you would count your favorite holiday movie as “Love Actually”? It’s a perfect cocktail of melancholy, humor, and love for downtime during Christmas. Which is why I chose it as […]
12.23.16

Your Oh-My-Gosh-Only-12 Hours-Left-of-Christmas-Shopping Last-Minute Gift Guide

You swore you wouldn’t, but here you are!  You are Christmas shopping on December 24 — along with all the other “I swore I wouldn’t, but here I am!” hordes of shoppers, swarming […]
12.23.16

A Fashion Challenge: The Case for the Dressy Sweatpant, Part 2

Since we featured dressy sweatshirts yesterday, we are obviously standing behind the so-called athleisure trend. I, for one, would be lost if this became a fashion “don’t.” The lines do, however, get blurry […]
12.22.16

A Fashion Must: The Case for the Dressy Sweatshirt, Part 1

My love affair started in 2003 with an orange and royal blue quilt-stitched, three-quarter sleeve hooded sweatshirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Purchased at Hysteria, it was the start of what I consider […]
12.22.16

Be the Light: Namaste

We sit cross-legged, dripping with sweat, in the hot yoga studio at the end of 75 minutes of intense flow. The lights are low and the music is soft. Our teacher asks us […]
12.22.16

Beauty Advice for the Ages: 6 Do’s + Don’t’s To Live By

  As this year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about some of the sage advice I’ve given and gotten over the years. It’s amazing how much of it relates to appearance […]
12.21.16

The Patterson Group’s Top 5 Gifts + Stocking Stuffers of 2016

Even though I order some gifts online, I am always grateful for the well-stocked Alexandria boutiques that help me out when I need some guidance or don’t trust things to ship in a […]
12.21.16

Cozy Coco

‘Tis the season to be warm and cozy! From luxuriously soft fur neck warmers to lovely cashmere scarves, Coco Blanca is your go-to boutique for all winter apparel. A favorite piece of Coco’s […]
12.21.16

Not-So-Basic Black: Think Leather + Fur for Holiday Party Looks

Last month Alicia wrote a great Stylebook piece discussing the most flattering ways to wear black, and I’ll admit it, I’m one of the women Alicia mentioned that has a closet full of […]
12.20.16

What to Wear for Christmas Traditions

Everybody has special Christmas traditions.  On Christmas Eve you may light your neighborhood in luminaries, fill your home with the delicious smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies, decorate your tree, read ‘Twas the […]
12.20.16

Gifts for Men He’ll *Actually* Use

Let’s face it: Men as a whole are fairly new to the good-skincare game. But truthfully, everyone’s got to start somewhere, and often where to start comes down to what’s accessible. Sometimes, all […]
12.20.16

A Twist on Tradition: Sparkly, Snow-Inspired Holiday Décor

  What could ever be better than Christmas?  The fun, the children’s sparkling eyes, the promise of Santa, and, of course, the wonderful traditions.  Like many of our families before us, we hold […]
12.19.16

Salud 2016!

As I look back and reminisce over 2016, I still can’t believe everything that’s happened! This year I have been finding out a lot about who I am, and because of taking a huge […]
12.19.16

When Will You Die? Part 1

I know…it’s a pretty heavy subject to discuss, even worse during the holidays. Yet this is too important to punt for another year.  It is my gift to you: an opportunity to reflect […]
12.19.16

The Stylebook Top Five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, the Stylebook Top Five includes a stress free gifting option that’s sure to please, elegant champagne flutes and a […]


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