03.11.14

starting from scratch

Caroline: I am trying to slowly revamp my wardrobe, but can’t afford to spend a lot of money at once. What three pieces do you think I should purchase first? Tara, Zoe Boutique: […]
03.10.14

finding hemingway in key west

by Elisabeth, Coco Blanca Papa Hemingway loved adventure and living life as if it were an extreme sport. So it made perfect sense to me why Hemingway fell in love with Key West […]
03.10.14

weekend recap

This weekend… Darby did some spring cleaning in the back yard with the help of her little friend! Warm weather can’t come soon enough! Gayla went to Charlottesville to watch her daughter, Carly, […]
03.10.14

monday makeover: green eyes

We love how the gold in this green eyeliner plays off the color of her eyes. The bronze colored shadow picks up on the brown around her pupil and really makes her green […]
03.07.14

street style: jennifer doren

Jenny Doren is a local news reporter who loves when her storytelling takes her to Alexandria. The city’s unique charm, history and hospitality make the Chicago native feel right at home. When she’s […]
03.07.14

pack it in

by Susan, Zoe Boutique Should my friend and Alexandria Stylebook colleague take packing advice from the world’s foremost expert on procrastination packing? Well, of course she should! Just because I’m slow doesn’t mean […]
03.07.14

design details: high thread count

One of my favorite moments of a trip to a nice resort is returning from a long day at the beach, showering and sliding between high thread count sheets for a little rest […]
03.06.14

a wardrobe of special pieces

Prior to traveling to Costa Rica, I emptied my closet of everything that I no longer wear (or have never worn) and brought bags and bags and bags of clothing to both consignment […]
03.06.14

in-flight skincare

Karrie: Everyone says that the air on a flight dries skin out, but upon landing mine is always very oily. What’s that about? Angela, Bellacara: Most people are aware that flying can cause […]
03.06.14

light layers for travel

by Darby, Kiskadee There are people who dress up for flights and people who roll out of bed and hop on the plane. Growing up, it was instilled into me that air travel […]
03.05.14

the art of lounging

Yesterday, I ziplined, rappelled down a tree and a waterfall, and hiked through the jungle. That was an anomaly on this particular vacation though. For the most part, our days go as follows: […]
03.05.14

to dust bag or not to dust bag?

Lynn: When traveling, should I really pack my shoes in the bags that come with them? It seems like a waste of space. Lyndsay, The Shoe Hive: Whether you decide to use your […]
03.05.14

packing beauty products for travel

by Angela, Bellacara Packing your beauty products for travel can be difficult if you’re anything like me. My husband often complains that an entire bag (small or otherwise) should consist of more than […]
03.04.14

lessons in hair care

If you had asked me prior to a warm-weather getaway if it were advisable to switch your hair maintenance routine while away, I would have told you to stick with what you know. […]
03.04.14

carry-on essentials

Melissa: What essentials do you pack in your carry-on for a long flight? Darby, Kiskadee: Alright, I’ll get straight to it. Here is what I pack: Lipstick, an instant makeover when you are […]


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