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.

7 Rules for Perfect Travel Photos

Full disclosure: I’m not a landscape photographer, or a hobby photographer. When I go on vacation I rarely pack my camera. It’s my time to spend with my friends, family, and fur baby, […]

Masterpiece London: Not Your Ordinary Art

  Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to Preview Night at Masterpiece London, one of the most distinguished events to take place in the British capital each summer. It is London’s leading […]

Restaurant Report: Junction Bakery & Bistro

Something wonderful has arrived on Mount Vernon Avenue! The buzzed-about and highly anticipated Junction Bakery & Bistro has finally opened and added something very special to Del Ray’s already fantastic array of dining […]

2016 40 Under 40 Awards, Presented by EagleBank

[Editor’s note: On behalf of everyone at Stylebook, congratulations, Britt on a well-deserved honor!] I am thrilled and honored to share information about the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 40 Under 40 Awards, […]

Top 5 Reasons to come to First Thursday in Del Ray

1. Hang out with your friends and family in a safe, welcoming community. 2. Free entertainment including artists on location and live music. 3. It’s family friendly, there’s plenty to do for the […]

Garden Fresh Dinner + Drinks

  I love the fresh flavors of the season, even more so when I can create a meal from something I grew in my own garden. Basil thrives in our area, and lots […]

Weekend Away: Virginia Beach

I call Virginia Beach home! I was raised there, as was my father. In fact, my grandparents were some of the first year-round residents at the beach. I loved growing up at the […]

Owning a Pool is Easy: Pool Maintenance 101

5205 Burke Drive It’s officially summer! And officially hot! What better way to cool off than with a backyard pool? We decided to do some research about pool and hot tub ownership in […]

Independence Day Plans!

Independence Day is right around the corner. We’re ready to celebrate with cook-outs, pool side stories and fireworks on the Potomac. Here are our top picks for the holiday, what are yours? Darby: (numbers 1-5) The […]

Building a Great Design Book Library

There are so many reasons to love a great design book! They are excellent sources for inspiration and can be valuable in helping you identify your style. And, like any book, they make […]

Hey Britt! How’s the Market?

 615 Oakley Place Thanks for asking! I am happy to report that the 2016 spring market has been very strong throughout all of Alexandria. Overall, the market is up 6.9 percent from May […]

Restaurant Report: South Block Juice Co. in Del Ray

I wouldn’t say we’re obsessed with South Block. We only go about 2-4 times a week. We haven’t tried every kind of acai bowl, smoothie, or juice. We’ve only been practicing how to […]

What Your Teeth Say about Your Health

Yes, I am a dentist, but patients come to my practice with wellness questions that would seem to go far beyond oral health: being fatigued, wanting to lose weight, seeking quality sleep, and […]

National Rosé Day!

Did you know there is a National Rosé Day?  It happens to be tomorrow and I couldn’t be happier about it.  I plan to celebrate it in a big way.  The latest Cote […]

Architectural Alexandria: 319 Mansion Drive

  When I think of Alexandria style, I think of the best of both worlds: classic with a touch of modern, colonial meets 2016; elegant and tasteful, never overdone; formal but familial, cozy […]

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