North Old Town Development Report: Goodbye Giant, Hello West Elm

After eagerly tracking progress on EDENS’s new development on First Street for many months, we were thrilled to learn that they broke ground a week ago today and announced their first big tenant! […]

What this Price Will Get You in 4 Areas of Alexandria

As a buyer, there are many ways to approach the search for a new home. You can narrow it down by neighborhood or zip code, by specific features such as proximity to a […]

Design Challenge: Purple, Green, and Gold, Oh My

Happy Fat Tuesday, all!  Or should I say “y’all?”  It’s time to break out the beads, serve the King Cake, and pile on the purple, green, and gold.  Now I will take King […]

Street Style: Alana Cheij

Living in the DMV gives us the opportunity to meet many in the active military, proudly serving our country, and their wonderful spouses.  I’m so thrilled and excited to introduce to you the newest […]

9 Stylist-Approved Trends To Try for Spring ‘17

As a personal stylist, I have to stay up on trends well before stores sell them so that I know what to expect when shopping for clients. Last Fall, designers gave us a taste of what’s […]

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

For years, every Monday morning we’d bring you the five things we were coveting. But have more swoon-worthy things to share, so starting a few weeks ago we supersized the Stylebook Top Five and […]

#obsessed: Maya Chia “The Super Blend”

“It’s oil time, people.” – Angela, when we were discussing this article. Then she put on her shades and left the building. This is the time of year even the most skittish of […]

Street Style: Casey Benson

Meet Casey Benson—and as cliché as it may sound—she truly is an incredibly beautiful young lady, both inside and out, with the most breathtaking deep-dimple smile, captivating blue eyes and the purest of […]

Be Happy! It’s Raining!

I couldn’t live in Seattle. I mean no offense to those of you who love the so-called Emerald City, but I wouldn’t wish cold, rainy days on my worst enemy.  My favorite forecast […]

Part 3: Shh…4 Secrets Your Esthetician Wishes You Knew

We’ve covered hair and makeup, so today…skin! I consulted with our amazing former Bellacara gal and working esthetician, Amanda, for this piece, to really get the scoop. 1. Don’t apologize for your skin problems. […]

The Stylebook Top Five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, the Stylebook Top Five includes a decorative tray, must-have make-up tool and the coat of the season! But we […]

Save the Date! Inaugural Walk to Bust Cancer October 16

Can you believe it’s already almost fall?  Time for pumpkin spice lattes, cozy cardigans, colorful falling leaves, and the inaugural Walk to Bust Cancer! Bring your whole family out to Fort Hunt Park […]

Coco Goes Shopping

As I joined my two partners, Gayla and Susie, on another buying trip for Coco Blanca, I thought this could be a fun journey to share with our fabulous Stylebook readers. So hop […]

The Secret to Success? Knowing When To Outsource

My summer jobs during high school and college were poolside as a lifeguard.  The attire was pretty basic — a one piece swimsuit, the almighty sweatshirt emblazoned with “LIFEGUARD”, and a lanyard with […]

Outdoor Living: 3 Easy Ways To Enhance + Enjoy Your Patio

  You may not realize this but around this time each year, your living space has expanded by at least one room. Yes, it’s time to get outside, and outdoor spaces should offer […]


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