05.31.17

Coco Blanca Has a New Neighbor!

Just steps away from Coco Blanca on the Strand, the beautiful Indigo Hotel has been completed and has opened its doors for guests. This is a Kimpton Hotel with the fabulous amenities and […]
05.31.17

Country Cool

For years, I have collected antiques.  My grandmother was an antique dealer in Tulsa and my mom and her siblings all collected antiques. Primitive antiques are my favorite. When I was first interviewed […]
05.31.17

An Ode to Molton Brown

Full disclosure: I hate taking baths. People’s reactions upon hearing this tidbit range from a heavy eye roll (because who hates baths) to a quickfire speech about how “Baths are so amazing how […]
05.30.17

What Your Signature Cocktail Says about Your Style

I didn’t always like liquor. I think that’s a very common thing, when someone first joins the alcohol-drinking world. Over the years, there have been bad vodkas that lead to worse spins, decent […]
05.30.17

Defining “Fitness” During Deployment

As a wife of a naval officer, I thought I’d offer some of my experiences while my husband was deployed over the last 10 months and how I stayed “fit.”   While Darren […]
05.30.17
Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

This week, “donut” miss these adorable notecards. Also loving this rose quartz statement necklace, we’ve found the perfect white tee for summer, and the pro way to tan. Now we want to hear […]
05.26.17

7 Looks That Demystify the Wide Leg Pant

Once again, we meet a trend that may feel a bit “too soon?” Enter the WIDE LEG PANT! OK, first things first, let’s set the record straight…We are not referring to them as […]
05.26.17

Street Style: Kristen Nunnally + Britt Patterson

The Campagna Center is near and dear to many in Alexandria for all it provides to the youth and families of the city. The Junior Friends are the heart of The Campagna Center […]
05.26.17

It’s Sally Ride Day: Let’s Defy Gravity

Once upon a time, 8-year-old Elizabeth went to school dressed as Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. This was for a school project, and as you can see from this photo […]
05.25.17

Memorial Day Dash & Albert Sale

Hello all!  This is an unabashed post about a sale. You have read my posts on Dash & Albert before – here and here – so you know how great they are and […]
05.25.17

Special Occasions, Special Dresses

If you’re like me, the first thought that goes through your mind when you know you have an upcoming occasion is, “What am I going to wear?” Coco Blanca can dress you for that […]
05.25.17

Memorial Day Staff Picks: Concert Edition

The Washington, D.C. metro area is extremely lucky to have terrific outdoor concert venues and one of the hottest free tickets in town is the Memorial Day concert at the Capitol. Or, avoid […]
05.24.17

Listing Spotlight: 7615 Southdown Road

Baseball is America’s pastime, and Alexandrians definitely love their Nats games. No one loves the traffic that inevitably comes with traveling to and fro, so here’s an alternative to driving: ride your boat. […]
05.24.17

Why Gut Health Matters for Your Total Wellness, Part 1

Cravings, slow metabolism, low energy, trouble losing weight, skin issues, trouble sleeping, mood swings, chronic colds, allergies, bloating, and constipation are among the common concerns I hear often, and they all have one […]
05.24.17

The Best Not-So-Basic Blouse

From time to time, a new customer walks into The Hive and after looking around for a few minutes she asks us what our aesthetic is. She wants to know what the thread […]


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