Stylebook Recommends: Summer Reads

Sun! Warmth! A long weekend! Maybe you’re headed to the beach, maybe your pool opens, but hopefully you’ll find a spot in the sun to relax and read. From YA to beach reads, […]

A Sense of Place and 100 Years of Style

One of the things I admire most about my husband is his strong sense of place. To know him is to know East Tennessee. To clarify, all I need to tell you is […]

A Story of Resilience: Surviving and Thriving in a Military Family

[Editor’s Note: It’s almost Memorial Day, and of course after all that (endless!) rain we are very excited for the unofficial start of summer. But we also want to mark the real reason […]

Decode the (Wedding Invitation) Dress Code

Now that we are all on the same page on wedding gift etiquette (see Susie’s post here), we wanted to cover how to interpret the dress code on wedding invitations you have probably […]

Mineral, Broad, or Chemical Sunscreen? (Plus a Pro Tip)

We carry sunscreen at Bellacara year-round. It’s a really important part of skincare, but unfortunately it’s usually not the most exciting one. Now that we’ve arrived at the end of May, it’s that time […]

Darby’s Summer Do’s and Don’ts

Summer relaxation…a dream for many!! The warmth triggers memories of how I spent my summer days during childhood.  As a little girl from Virginia Beach, I lived in my bathing suit…all summer long.  […]

The Stylebook Top Five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, at the Stylebook, we are wishing for sunny, warm weather! Today we’ve chosen a few of our favorite products […]

Destination Wedding Weekend, All in One (Really Perfect) Carry-On Bag

It’s wedding season and many of you may have been invited to take part in your friend’s and family’s ceremonies. Weddings have become very personalized in the new millennium, ranging from very humble […]

Street Style: Karen Devlin

Taking on a challenge has always been part of Karen Devlin’s life.  Although now you can find her on a tennis court with me and Gayla amidst loud laughter and just the right […]

My Version of the Perfect Summer Shoe

When you think of summer footwear you immediately think of flip-flops and sandals. If you have ever had foot problems, you know that flip flops are the number one no-no according to podiatrists. […]

Graduation Gifts: Comfort, Inspiration, Organization + Creativity

With late spring and early summer, we are likely spinning in a whirlwind of graduation season across the country, coast to coast! Most of us are no doubt in touch with a new […]

Graduation Gifts…Picked by a Graduate!

Meet Alexa! She’ll be interning at Coco Blanca for the next month as part of her senior project. She’s a senior at Episcopal High School and will be graduating in June. Below, Alexa […]

Restaurant Report: Ashlar Restaurant + Bar

The ambiance at Ashlar is unlike any other. Walk into the historic Morrison House on S. Alfred Street, turn left, and—after your eyes adjust to the artfully dim lighting—you’ll see a Great Gatsby-meets-colonial […]

She Said, She Said

Two women of Stylebook sound off on the latest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, wellness, and Alexandria happenings in our feature She Said | She Said. Today Rosana Vollmerhausen, head stylist at DC […]

The Art of Letting Go: 5 Guidelines To Reach Inner Peace

If you have experienced Savasana, the final resting pose in most yoga classes, you have experienced the benefits of restorative yoga.  Savasana, the ultimate restorative pose, teaches us to understand and appreciate all […]


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