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.

A Very Alexandria Wedding: An Introduction

I sat down to write this thinking it would be incredibly easy—I’ll just write about this favorite time in a girl’s life and talk about how Prince Charming comes riding in on a […]

Restaurant Report: Kaizen Tavern

When I think about what I want for dinner on any given night, tacos and sushi are always among my top choices. Notice I said tacos and sushi, not or. At Kaizen Tavern, […]

She Said, She Said

Two women of Stylebook sound off on the latest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, wellness, and Alexandria happenings in our feature She Said | She Said. Today Angela Sitilides, owner of Bellacara, and […]

Get Ready to Spring2ACTion!

This Wednesday is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill Hump Day! Why not? Because Spring2ACTion begins at 12am! ACT for Alexandria is hosting the annual 24-hour virtual event in order to raise money for more than […]

How the Dentist Can Improve Your Life, Part 1: Upgrade Your Smile

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but let’s face it, most of us gravitate to a person’s teeth in the first few seconds of meeting them.  Introductions are made, […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Del Ray and Potomac Yard

Surely you’ve heard of Del Ray, with its wonderful array of shops like Kiskadee and restaurants like Kaizen Tavern (review coming soon!) and its designation as the top best-selling zip code in Northern […]

Alexandria Insider: Where Chef Susie Shops (+ Knives 101)

It has been such a pleasure to share my recipes, and I love hearing your success stories. Of course you know Coco has you covered for gorgeous dinnerware, cocktail and barware, unique serving […]

Buyer’s Market? Seller’s Market? Alexandria Spring Real Estate Trends

In the real estate business, we’re used to certain months being a little bit busier than others. November and December are usually relatively slow compared to other times of the year. The busiest […]

(not so) recently opened restaurant report: blackwall hitch new menu preview

If your answer to the question, “Have you been to Blackwall Hitch?” is anything other than a resounding, “Yes, and I love it!” you should check out their new menus. Chris Bassett, a […]

she said, she said

Two women of Stylebook sound off on the latest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, wellness, and Alexandria happenings in feature She Said | She Said. Today Christen Kinard, manager of The Shoe Hive, […]

Why Community Service is good for Your Health (and a Call to Action for Alexandria)

There is this idea in the tradition of yoga called karma yoga. Karma yoga is selfless service, without expectation of outcome or even acknowledgment.  Yoga means union and the experience of samadhi (bliss) that […]

susie’s spectacular easter brunch

Warmer, longer days, the parade of pastels in fancy dresses and hats, bursts of blooming lilies, Easter is such a joyous occasion, and of course I mark the holiday by preparing something special […]

get to know a neighborhood: riverside gardens

Riverside Gardens is a beautiful and quaint community located just off of Fort Hunt Road. Known for its terrific curb appeal, Riverside Gardens is a meticulously maintained neighborhood with regal old trees and […]

6 steps to the perfect selfie

True story: I fell for photography after I ruptured my spleen…on a saxophone. That marching band injury made it impossible for me to participate for the remainder of the season, so, logically, I […]

why we heart old town

Rentlingo recently named Old Town, Alexandria the 7th most charming small city in the U.S. Reading their rationale, we felt a little burst of pride at the place we’ve called home for so […]

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