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.
05.01.19
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 […]
04.29.19
Sugarfina’s limited edition cocktail kits

Cheers! It’s the First-Ever Old Town Cocktail Week!

If you fancy yourself a craft cocktail aficionado or even just an armchair cocktail quarterback, then we have the event for you. Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post are so excited to participate […]
04.29.19
SLEEVELESS ISLA JUMPSUIT by Apiece Apart, 14k yellow gold hinged hoop earrings, Supergoop Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow, 100 percent cotton pajama's: Nightcap by Mahogany, stationery, Camo Light weight shirt from Rag & Bone

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 29, 2019

Sunshine-y yellow is so cheerful, this jumpsuit is like a pop of happiness to start the week. Other top picks include great gift ideas for mom (or, you know…you): cozy, cute pajamas, a […]
04.26.19

“I love when we’re making something that doesn’t exist yet on Pinterest…”

It’s so exciting when we have new members join the Stylebook community of local shops and lifestyle experts, and I am particularly pleased with this new contributor. For years Helen Olivia has been […]
04.26.19

It’s Our First-Ever Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Do Not Miss These Margaritas.

This year Old Town Alexandria, with the help of Old Town Business Association, is hosting the first-ever Alexandria Cocktail Week. The genius behind the idea is the Queen of Old Town Cocktails, Victoria […]
04.26.19

Street Style: Raquel Burbano

I absolutely adore Raquel. She has been on the Stomping Ground team for less than one year and I find it difficult to remember how we ever managed without her. Raquel possess two […]
04.24.19

An Engagement Story: Eileen & Eric

It’s engagement story time! This month you are in for a beautiful story from our clients who designed an amazing engagement ring using sentimental heirloom diamonds. Eileen and Eric were generous to sit […]
04.24.19
Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection: Embroidered Pillow, Glassware, Dish Towel, Change Purse

One Word for You: Catstudio

In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman gets one-word advice from Mr. Robinson: Plastics. Well my one-word advice for you is: Catstudio. Specifically, Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection. It makes a great gift for any graduate. That’s […]
04.23.19
Nora: Yoga Instructor at Mind the Mat in Alexandria, VA

Nora’s YTT Story: “You have permission to take care of yourself.”

Nora is a natural comedian. In fact, Mind the Mat gets consistent reviews on Nora’s humor in class. Of course, they rave about her compounded teaching skills, too: she has completed both our […]
04.22.19
Good American jeans denim shorts, leather lattice weave mule by Huma Blanco, citronella candles by Skeem, Supergoop Perfect Day Mint Condition Lip Shield, unicorn horns and narwhal horns Glitter Sidewalk Chalk

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 22, 2019

Cut-offs, check. Cute mules, check. Sunscreen, of course. Citronella candle to keep the bugs at bay and sidewalk chalk to the kids at play? Check and check. This week’s top picks has everything […]
04.18.19
James D’Arcy Headshot brand representative for The Macallan Whiskey

The Macallan Experience with Alx&Co.

Have you heard the buzz about Old Town Cocktail Week? This is the first year it’s happening and I was thrilled to receive an invitation to participate from organizers Amy Rutherford and Victoria […]
04.18.19
Avacado Toast plated on wooden cutting board from Toastique Gourmet Toast and Juice Bar in Alexandria, VA

Restaurant Report: Toastique

Walking down King Street and looking for a go-to breakfast? Leaving barre and need some post-workout fuel? Boutique gourmet toast and juice bar Toastique has you covered! It is now officially open at […]
04.17.19
Patio Decor from Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria, VA

Asking for a Friend: Patio A or Patio B?

There are endless options for home furnishing out there. When you hire an interior designer, you are paying for someone to wade through the sea of possibilities so you don’t have to. With […]
04.17.19

Notre Dame, Paris, and the Heart of Fashion

Like everyone, I was horrified to see the news of the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. That it survived world wars but was nearly felled by what looks like a terrible accident […]


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