08.15.17

It’s About Time: Back to School

Most kids dread the end of summer and heading back to school. But there is one child I know who can’t wait for school: mine. Kate is the saddest kid on the last […]
08.14.17
New Textile

New Textile Designers + Beyond

When it comes to inspiration, there’s nothing quite like the energy generated from design school graduates showcasing their creative work under one roof. So earlier this summer I went to check out one […]
08.14.17
six picks 08 14 2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

It’s that time…we begin to accept that summer days are winding down and start to get excited about transitioning into fall. This week’s picks each embody this bittersweet seasonal shift, from a candle, […]
08.10.17
Kingstowne

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kingstowne

We often talk about how much Old Town has to offer, but Old Town certainly is not the only place to have a good time in Alexandria. Just about fifteen minutes away sits […]
08.02.17
Sherwood Gourmet

Life Hack: Sherwood Gourmet

Do you ever just want a sandwich really badly? Something simple that has only what you want on it and not all that overly fancy stuff? If that’s what you’re craving, Sherwood Gourmet […]
07.31.17

Introducing Penny Post

Some of you may have heard a rumor that we are opening a new store.  Well, it’s true!  Today I want to introduce you to Penny Post Paper Goods.  You all have responded […]
07.26.17

Paradise Lost? Never!

Summer is my season. I like dressing in lighter clothing and eating lighter meals. Getting to travel to great destinations becomes an opportunity to explore new horizons and even incorporate those cultures into […]
07.24.17
Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

From Maine to Cuba, from India to the beach, we are loving these destination-inspired must-haves this week — plus the perfect bag for travel and bracelets to wear while there. Now we want to […]
07.21.17

Traveling with Kids: Or, How to Avoid “Are We There Yet?”

As anyone with children knows, life is all about distraction.  Whether you are distracting them from something they must. have. now!, or redirecting their attention to the project at-hand, distraction is a time-tested […]
07.19.17

Stylebook Recommends: Beach Reads

We’ve talked blockbusters and binge TV, today we recommend these books for your beach or poolside pleasure.     Celeste, Kiskadee When I hit the beach I want an easy read that helps […]
07.14.17

Stylebook Recommends: Binge TV

We dished about the summer blockbusters we’ve loved. Next up, the small screen — and there is a reason this is known as the Golden Age of Television. From some old faves worth […]
07.13.17

King Street Ice Cream Crawl

As much as I love my job, it is pretty tough sometimes. Take last week, for example. I had to try four different ice cream places—that is one ice cream shop almost every […]
07.13.17

Summer Menu: Chilled Soups + Cold Cocktails

As you already may have guessed, I love to cook and entertain! It’s been quite hot recently, so I’m looking for some relief with nice cold drinks and refreshing cold soups that pair […]
07.11.17

Under $20: Shopping By and for Tweens

Tweens are simply stuck in the middle. They are not quite children nor teens, and definitely not adults! But my do they looooove to shop! However, they do not have a lot of […]
07.10.17

Turning 50: A Style Evolution

In just a few months I will turn 50 and it’s got me thinking. First, wow! I’m so thankful that it’s happening. I’m ready to celebrate and welcome a new phase in life, […]


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