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.
11.19.18

This Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Win Big

I have to admit, when I saw the Lin-Manuel Miranda Small Business Saturday advertisement, I got a little choked up. Really, every year I get a little teary-eyed watching the American Express ads; […]
11.19.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 19, 2018

Already on the lookout for some great gifts? This week’s top picks offers some creative and unexpected ideas for those tricky people on your list — and some treasures that just might make […]
11.16.18

You’re Going To Love This: Introducing Boutique Express

We are all busy. No matter what phase of life you are in or what job you do, if you have kids or don’t have kids, if your kids are young or old, […]
11.15.18

Thanksgiving Fun & Games for the Whole Family

I love hanging out with my family. Nothing makes me happier. But let’s admit it, there is a lot of free time over the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s basically everything in between Thanksgiving dinner, […]
11.12.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 12, 2018

With statement pieces like cropped, wide-leg pants with a slit, a floral velvet and embroidered kimono, and a blouse with lace and ruffles and a bell-sleeve, today’s top picks prove two things: you […]
11.09.18

Street Style: Kathleen Hanagan

The first time I met Kathleen 10 years ago, I knew I was in the presence of someone extraordinarily special. She’s one of those rare human beings who is full of wisdom, humor, […]
11.08.18

Kids These Days

Kids these days, amiright? Sometimes I look at teenagers and think, “how lucky are these amazing people who get to grow up in a world where you have literally everything at your fingertips […]
11.07.18

Food Memories: Thanksgiving Sides & Pies

In my opinion Food Memories (I’m making that a proper noun) are some of the most powerful. In particular their effect is greatest around the holidays, because holidays are typically emotional. I can […]
11.05.18

Red Barn Mercantile’s Annual Holiday Unveiling

If you call the store this week, don’t be surprised if we are slow to answer. We will be buried under boxes of Christmas decorations getting ready for our annual Holiday Unveiling. Every […]
11.02.18

Restaurant Report: Grateful Kitchen Co.

If you go to a restaurant twice, it usually means you liked it the first time you went, or at least liked it enough to give it another shot. If you go to […]
11.02.18

Countdown to Holiday Memories

It is funny the things we remember about the holidays. My mom always did a wonderful job of making each one special; she is much better at it than I have ever been. […]
10.25.18

What To Expect from the King Street Corridor Initiative

Live, work, and play Old Town Alexandria. That’s the goal behind the City of Alexandria and Visit Alexandria’s current joint effort known as the King Street Corridor Initiative. KSCI is designed to enhance […]
10.19.18

An Engagement Story: Britt & Geoff

Boy, do we have a treat for you today! Did you know that earlier this month, Stylebook’s very own Britt Patterson and her dashing husband Geoff Hill celebrated their three-year anniversary? And, did […]
10.18.18

Celebrate Seaport Day this Saturday!

Port City Brewing, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Myron Mixon’s, Blackwall Hitch, and Fish Market! What do they all have in common? They will all be at Seaport Day this Saturday at Old Town’s Waterfront […]
10.18.18

Celeste’s Closet Audit

What we keep in our closets are more than just clothes; we have memories associated with these items, whether it’s a pair of shoes you bought on a trip to Italy, which happen […]


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