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.
08.30.16

Top 5 Old Town Farmers Market Picks

Saturday mornings at the Old Town Farmers Market have been one of Alexandrians’ favorite weekend activities for more than two hundred years! Locals and visitors alike go to browse the incredible array of […]
08.29.16

August in Paris

“We apologise for the ‘exceptional’ closure, we will open again on September 1st” is often what you will find posted on a restaurant or shop door in August in Paris. I planned my […]
08.26.16

Happy National Dog Day!

I’m extremely lucky…to the point where there are days I can’t believe I get to do what I love EVERYDAY. This past week this happened multiple times: I had the privilege of shooting […]
08.24.16

Go Out To Eat!

  We are right in the middle of Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, which mean you still have time to find a new favorite restaurant or catch a great deal at one of your […]
08.23.16

A Very Alexandria Wedding: All about the Flowers

In my first post about my wedding, published a whole three months ago, I mentioned how difficult and time-consuming wedding planning is. That has not changed in the slightest; in fact, the planning […]
08.18.16

Restaurant Report: Hen Quarter

We were rooting for Austin Grill, the old Tex-Mex Old Town staple with familiar bold, primary colors and a great margarita. We had high hopes when they renovated the interior and changed the […]
08.08.16

Paisley the Puggle’s Day at the Gym

You’ve probably noticed from your strolls down King Street and walks along the waterfront that Alexandria is a very dog-friendly place. Many Alexandrians do not merely own dogs but build their social lives […]
08.04.16

Going Postal with Wedding Plans

Moving right along with my daughter’s January wedding plans, she and I were lucky enough to be invited on a hard hat site tour of The Trump International Hotel, where her wedding is […]
08.03.16

Recently Opened Report: Aldi

  Have you tried the new Aldi grocery store on Monroe Avenue in Del Ray? Susie, our marketing coordinator, and I took a trip there on a Friday afternoon a few days after […]
07.26.16

The Patterson Group’s Mid-Summer Recap

The Patterson Group has had an awesome summer so far. It has been busier than in years past—but in real estate, that’s not a good but a GREAT thing! First, we, of course, […]
07.21.16

Summer Entertaining: 3 Quick + Easy Room Refreshers

If you’re like us, summer means lots entertaining and a steady stream of house guests. The extra traffic provides the perfect excuse to spruce things up in the spaces where we gather with […]
07.20.16

Get To Know a Neighborhood: Potomac Greens

Potomac Greens is a quiet townhouse community nestled in a very happening part of Old Town. An up-and-coming area where real estate sells quickly, Potomac Greens features a small-town community feel, a desirable […]
07.20.16

She Said, She Said

Adrien and I go waaaaay back. I first met her through my husband almost twenty years ago (yikes), got closer when we were pregnant at the same time, and now we each have […]
07.19.16

Vacation, Vacation, Vacation

When I graduated from William & Mary waaaaaayyy back in 1987 (yikes!), I immediately went to the Cape for the summer to work and save up for the big graduation trip I was […]
07.14.16

We’re on Snapchat!

We’ve talked before about our confusion and reluctance about Snapchat, and honestly, we’re still not sure we’re doing it right…but we’ve taken the plunge! Stylebook is now on Snapchat. Find us at @alxstylebook. […]


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