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.
11.24.17

Small Business Saturday at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post

To all of you who frequent Alexandria Stylebook’s businesses and the other local businesses in your neighborhood, thank you. From the bottom of each of our hearts, thank you. Small Business Saturday is […]
11.22.17

On Becoming Local

Alexandria, and Northern Virginia for that matter, is a state within itself and I love it! I came here immediately after college, had no idea where to live, so I plopped down in […]
11.22.17

Pre-Turkey Party!

Tomorrow is all about family, but today is for celebrating friendships. Join us to hang out, snack, and relax before the big day as we host our own version of Friendsgiving. Pick up […]
11.20.17

Scotch Tasting Prep Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

Have you cleared off your mantels and set your holiday décor vision in preparation for The Campagna Center’s Heather and Greens Sale, beginning at 9am on December 1st? Great! That’s step one. Step […]
11.20.17

Spicy, Savory, or Seafood: 3 Stuffing Recipes To Up Your Thanksgiving Game

Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is upon us. The family is coming over, and you have decisions to make. Go with Grandma’s stuffing, always a favorite, or maybe try something all little different […]
11.17.17

Unicorns & Dinos: Your Toy List Must-Haves (and Where To Find Them for Less than $20)

Oh what fun it is…to be a parent at the holidays! First you have to figure out what the hot fads of the year are, and then figure out where to get them. […]
11.17.17

Holiday Decorating Tips Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

‘Tis the season!!! Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is just around the corner, with festivities beginning with the Heather and Greens Sale on Friday, December 1st at 9am. This is the weekend after the […]
11.17.17

Perfect Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving…Now Available To Go at Stomp!

If you’re like me, you have acutely noticed how dark it gets now at 5pm and how fickle the temperature is. This brings the associated feelings of excitement for skiers, dread for beach […]
11.14.17

Here’s What Happens when a Scared Skeptic Tries Mindfulness, part 2

Yesterday I wrote about my very real — OK, borderline ridiculous — resistance to the concept and practice of Mindfulness (click here for part 1), and I ended that post proclaiming that I […]
11.14.17

How To Host Thanksgiving: Twists on the Traditional

I absolutely love Thanksgiving. It’s one of those holidays where everything is quiet – except for the touchdown cheers and the dinner oohs and aahs – and the streets are empty because folks […]
11.13.17

How To Host Thanksgiving: Centerpieces & Servingware

In today’s world we don’t take the time have a sit-down dinner party very often, so we forget how nice it is to dine with special friends and have meaningful conversations. Thanksgiving is […]
11.13.17

Here’s What Happens when a Scared Skeptic Tries Mindfulness, part 1

I am not a “woo-woo” person. In fact, other than a bout with wearing crystals in the early 90s, which, honestly, along with Birks and twirl-y skirts was more about donning the requisite […]
11.13.17

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 13, 2017

Some genius items this week you won’t know how you lived without: an umbrella that closes outward, a belt with a built-in curve (no more gaps!), and a candle that can conquer any unpleasant […]
11.10.17

Giving Back: Charity Day at The Shoe Hive

I have fallen into the honey pot when it comes to life. I have said this before, but I feel like I need to make sure I never stop saying it. In childhood […]
11.09.17

Restaurant Report: Snackbar

The incredible amount of brainpower and creativity in Alexandria never ceases to amaze me. Many of the area’s best restaurants, shops, homes, projects, events, and organizations are evidence of the things that can […]


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