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.
04.27.18

The Written Word Matters

I am not a very sentimental person. Yes, when my husband shows me the Facebook “on this day” memory of my kids in their toddler days (I don’t go on Facebook so I […]
04.26.18

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Gifts for the Grad

Don’t you feel it? The air is buzzing! College acceptances have arrived, senior-itis has set in, and graduation for high school and college seniors is right around the corner! Kiskadee has many gift […]
04.25.18

Yes, You Can DIY Your Bridal Makeup

Lately, I’ve had more and more brides deciding to do their own makeup on their wedding day. While we generally advocate having your makeup done on your big day, we can help you […]
04.24.18

3 Unexpected Reasons To Consider a Daily Practice

I’m not much of a “do something daily” kind of gal. I love to be spontaneous. I also tend to get bored with too much routine. So when I kept seeing and hearing […]
04.23.18

Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to […]
04.23.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 23, 2018

Lots of better-than-basic this week: flip flops that are elegant enough to take you beyond the beach; lovely jewelry enhanced by sweet and positive messages; a not-so-simple navy dress elevated by flattering draping; […]
04.20.18

Graduation Gifts, Selected by Major

Can you believe it’s graduation season? With how long this winter seemed to last, it’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that school is almost finished, finals are nearly here, and […]
04.20.18

Expert Tips & Fashion Hacks

Over the years I’ve heard from customers, sales reps, and designers their tricks of the trade for resolving some of our fashion dilemmas. Some are more well known than others, but it never […]
04.18.18

Will This Restaurant Break the Curse?

“So, what do you say when people mention the curse on this building?” I asked the general manager as I enjoyed five fabulous courses at Mia’s Italian Kitchen during a practice lunch earlier this […]
04.18.18

Shop Sustainably at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post

We all know that recycling is important and that we should turn off the lights when we leave a room and public transportation is better than driving, so I don’t need to tell […]
04.16.18

Preparing for Graduation Day

It seems spring is finally upon us and if you haven’t been inspired to shop for your upcoming events, it may be time to start looking. The delay of warm weather has definitely […]
04.16.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 16, 2018

How happy and charming are ruffles? The answer is very and we have two dresses that include this on-trend detail. Also in this week’s top picks, a moisturizer sells out every place it’s sold […]
04.13.18

Sarah’s 3-Month Plan for Perfect Wedding Day Skin

Wedding season is coming and there’s a very special Stylebook member getting married: Sarah Akram is trying the knot this summer! She and her finance Chris are busy planning their special day, figuring […]
04.12.18

Big Changes Coming to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

I love good food, which is why I was so excited to attend the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant’s spring tasting as a Mount Vernon Underground member. You may be thinking, Mount Vernon Inn?? […]
04.12.18

An Engagement Story: Kirstin & Francis

Kirstin and Francis are the type of couple we love to see walk through our doors: creative, down-to-earth, and extremely thoughtful. They lived in the D.C. area for years and now call Berkeley, […]


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