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Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

A little leopard, a bit of sparkle, some lovely neutrals, this week’s top picks have something for everyone, even the kids. Tell us what you are loving this week! Tag @alxstylebook with your #Stylebook6Picks on […]

Restaurant Report: Sunday in Saigon

So, I must confess: typically, I eat at a restaurant only once before writing my restaurant feedback articles—but this one changed things for me! My husband and I ate at Sunday in Saigon on Saturday night and were […]

Coco Blanca Has a New Neighbor!

Just steps away from Coco Blanca on the Strand, the beautiful Indigo Hotel has been completed and has opened its doors for guests. This is a Kimpton Hotel with the fabulous amenities and […]
Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

This week, “donut” miss these adorable notecards. Also loving this rose quartz statement necklace, we’ve found the perfect white tee for summer, and the pro way to tan. Now we want to hear […]

Street Style: Kristen Nunnally + Britt Patterson

The Campagna Center is near and dear to many in Alexandria for all it provides to the youth and families of the city. The Junior Friends are the heart of The Campagna Center […]

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

A golden swan drink floatie? Yes, please. Also obsessed with this perfect weekend “escape” bag, a handy sunscreen stick so you’re never without (you should never be without!), and, psssst, a secret pre-sale just […]

“Brain Hacked,” Sleep, Lacked  

Sally* is an executive with a large trade association. Not only is she amazingly successful at work, she has four thriving and happy children, each involved in his or her passion of piano, soccer, theater, and tennis. She […]

Rites of Passage: From Graduation to an Empty Nest…

  Eighteen years later, this sweet baby boy is still my sweet baby boy. But now he has 12 years of an amazing education to guide him through his upcoming orientation at the […]

Patio Crush

The sun is shining and it is finally patio weather! There is nothing I enjoy more than sipping a slightly chilled glass of rosé on a warm spring or summer evening, and no […]
Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

Some items to get us thinking about the long weekend on the horizon: a great addition to Coola’s must-have sunscreen line, a cookbook that will kill at the neighborhood Memorial Day cookout, a cozy/cool […]

6 Things I’ve Learned from My Mom, My Business Partner

While every mother-daughter dynamic is different and special in its own way, my mother and I have an especially unique relationship. When your mother is your business partner, the mother-daughter relationship is at […]

Street Style: Nicole Jones

I love laughter. I even prioritize it. I have always thought the bigger the laugh, the better the person. It is possible this metric is bit self-congratulatory because in college my friends always […]

When Baby Turns 1: Getting “Me” Back

My daughter recently turned one, which resulted in me doing quite a bit of reflecting. That first year is hard, long, and fast – all at the same time! Before you know it, […]

What To Wear (and Eat!): Mother’s Day Edition

I know, I KNOW!  Everyday should be Mother’s Day!  Just think…everyday we would not have to do any chores, we would get breakfast in bed, and go out for dinner!  Alas…that is not […]

Talking About Fashion

Several weeks ago, as I was mindlessly scrolling through my social media feed, I saw an ad for a women’s clothing start-up. This start-up targets professional women who desire classic, well-made silhouettes and […]

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