Because You Have a Great Life.

And we want to make sure you are in the know about the coolest things in our community to make your life even richer and fuller. From restaurant reports to first-hand notes on topics far and wide, our contributors share a wealth of ideas, funny stories, and lots of entertainment recommendations.

Sunday Supper, Your Place: Introducing Stomp At Home

Most people buy and read cookbooks for the recipes. My favorite part of a cookbook is the writing. Chefs tuck little gems of wit in there that you will definitely miss if you […]
The Beauty of the Biscuit

The Beauty of the Biscuit

That great quote is often attributed to da Vinci. Although it cannot be historically corroborated that he said this exact phrase, I continually find it to be true. The crisp white button down. […]
Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends (& How To Work Them into Your Wardrobe)

It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to feel that chill in the air. Fall is my favorite season for clothing. So many fun ways to play […]
From “Scared-y Cat” to Convert: My MicroNeedling Experience

From “Scared-y Cat” to Convert: My MicroNeedling Experience

When it comes to certain things, I’m what you might consider a “scared-y cat” – afraid of my own shadow, as my husband sometimes jokes. I have a few thoughts on why this […]
Love & Rugby 2017

Love & Rugby

It’s September and in our family that means it’s RUGGERFEST time! This year we’ll be heading out to Aspen for the 50th annual Aspen Ruggerfest tournament, a celebration with more than 40 teams […]
Dancing Away from Social Media + Back to Social Graces

Dancing Away from Social Media + Back to Social Graces

Do you ever feel like good manners are becoming a lost art? Or that common courtesy is on the decline as people hide behind their screens and indulge their addiction to social media? […]
September Events Calendar 2017

September Events Calendar

How is it September already?! Labor Day has come and gone and The Patterson Group has mixed feelings about wearing white at this time of year. What we can all agree on, though, […]
5 Quick + Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts Tips

5 Quick + Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts

School is back in session, which means the return of your rushed morning routine, so I’m going to talk about Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts Tips, why it’s so important, and share some tips and […]
New Fibre Space

fibre space Lands a New Home…and a New PARKnership Takes Off

In case you missed it, fibre space is relocated to a final home at 1319 Prince Street! The building is the only known historic flatiron in the city, and the fun new shape […]
The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks 08 28 2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

Glowing candles, chilled wine, a cozy rug. A showstopping jumpsuit paired with modern hoop earrings. A mask to put your best face forward. Sure, it’s only Monday but this week’s top picks have […]
Color Stories + School Spirit

Color Stories: Fall, Friendship + School Spirit

Color stories are a great way to start pulling ideas together for fall. Thinking of your events and what you will be attending also helps you establish some guidelines that will keep you […]
2017 Restaurant Week Has Come Again

Restaurant Week Has Come Again!

It can’t just be a coincidence that Alexandria’s Summer Restaurant Week perfectly aligns with times of transition. For some, that transition involves heading back to school; for others, it entails saying, “’Til next […]

My Love Letter to Italy

I am sitting on the plane headed back from an amazing vacation in Italy with my husband as I write this. I first went to Italy in my 20s, bouncing from town to […]

5 Tips for an Awesome 1st Day of School Pic

There’s nothing like the first day of school. It’s a new adventure and a new milestone and being the rockstar parent that you are, you want to make sure you capture the moment! […]


Not too long ago I hosted a dinner party and received a wonderful hostess gift…a lavender-scented pillow insert.  Now I’ve heard of such inserts, but never had I thought to treat myself.  Well, […]


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