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.
05.20.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 20, 2019

A better way to wash and store your farmers’ market finds and a lip screen that makes your lipstick SPF 50 are our super summer-y top picks, plus great lightweight options for climates […]
05.17.19
blonde woman wearing a blue shirt thanks y'all written on the back

Thanks, Y’all

I sat down and started writing out a sappy love story to you. Telling you how much you taught me over the last four years. A tale of highs and lows. I realized […]
05.17.19
Alicia McCaslin from the tulle box in Alexandria, VA

Killer Style

I have a confession. Over the weekend I was looking for a little outfit inspiration for work. It was that bleak Saturday morning before Mother’s Day and my motivation to get dressed was […]
05.16.19
Paige & Dan: Phillips DC Engagement Photo

An Engagement Story: Paige & Dan

I first met Paige many months ago when she and her best friend stopped by our little shop to chat about engagement rings. They came in expecting to take a quick look around […]
05.14.19
Lauren Liess, kate abt design, Nole Garey of oh so beautiful paper, laura dowling the florist, domenica cooks Scones

Instagram Inspiration…You’re Welcome.

A while ago Elizabeth wrote a great post about her favorite podcasts. I’m always on the lookout – or earout, if that’s a thing – for a new podcast so was grateful to her […]
05.13.19
Alexandria Stylebook top picks: Krewe Simone Sunglasses, Zelens Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream, Cover ups at Kiskadee , Enza Costa T-shirts, Blackwing Pearl

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 13, 2019

Forget the rain. We have all kinds of sunny goodness today, from the most stylish and comfortable sunglasses to a just-back-in-stock cover-up to a t-shirt with the perfect fit. A luxe moisturizer with […]
05.13.19
sunny summer coast in Greece - Blue Zones

All About Blue Zones…and Why They May Hold the Key To Living Better, Longer

I’ve had way too much down time on my hands over the last two weeks. I’d say free time, but recovery from spinal fusion surgery has a way of limiting how much one […]
05.10.19
Store front Spring Planters in Arlington, VA

Spill, Thrill, and Fill: Spring Planters, 101

Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, and if you’re like me, it’s time to finally remove all of the dead plants from the planters on your front porch and spruce up for […]
05.10.19
Alexandria Stylebook

Introducing… The Seedling Collective

Have you ever felt the urge to just… start something entirely new? I don’t mean a new TV show or a new book. I mean a new project. One you have never done […]
05.09.19
The Best Mom in History of the world: a sture story, 100 raw real variental honey by Bee-Raw, Becoming necklace, egyptian Jasmine hand soap and bath salt/soak by K. hall designs, 1Love lives Here 1000 piece puzzle, I am Mom. What's Your Superpower name plaque, flower travel coffee mug

“Moms make it happen…”

I am the luckiest mom in the world. Hands down. There is no competition. I won’t wax poetic about how wonderful my two kids are but I will say that they are complicated, […]
05.09.19
CocoonAqua Hydration Pad

A World-Class Spa Experience in Our Own Backyard

If you haven’t stepped inside Ft Hunt Massage and Spa, you are missing out! From the outside, it may seem like a small, limited-service spa, however the minute you step inside you realize […]
05.06.19
kitten heels, 14k yellow 1.3ctw daimond studs, jean jacket by Rag & Bone, leather cross-body Pouch bags by B.May, Black Cherry - Cranberry - Ginger - Grapefruit - Lime Drinking Vinegar by Meredyth Shrub, Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum by Dr. Dennis Gross

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 6, 2019

Top picks run the gamut this week, from a pro-grade dark spot remover to award-winning drinking vinegars (bet you didn’t see that coming!). Rounding out the week’s best are diamond studs that work […]
05.02.19
Chop Shop Taco in Alexandria, VA (in Avanti Holding’s development Madison Collective in the Parker-Gray district)

Restaurant Report: Not Another Taco Bar (It’s So Much More!)

Chop Shop Taco opened yesterday in Avanti Holding’s development Madison Collective in the Parker-Gray district. The name, a nod to the auto body “chop shop” that was originally there, also reflects the menu: […]
05.01.19
Mahogany pajamas - Seahorse Design

For a Good (Cozier, Cuter) Night’s Sleep

Sleep is for the weak. Sleep is overrated. But sleep is a necessary evil; it allows your body recover from both work and play, so your sleepwear should provide the best comfort and […]
04.30.19
Japan Garden

“It took traveling to the other side of the world to be reminded of this…”

I’m a person who likes to eat. Even more, I am a person that likes to converse, often at length, about eating. Working around food, I talk to so many people every day […]


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