01.19.18

Restaurant Report: Café 44

Earlier this month, I got a call from my wife asking (telling) me to write a post reviewing a new eatery that opened in my building complex at work. I felt a slight […]
01.11.18

George Washington’s Horse Slept Here Longer than This House Was on the Market

Old Town is a perfect blend of old and new: historical significance modernized and made meaningful in a multitude of ways. Old buildings, new, thriving businesses. Old brick, new pavement. Old homes, magnificent […]
01.04.18

Here Are Alexandria’s Highest-Priced Home Sales in 2017

After a great year in real estate, it’s always fun to look back at the spectacular homes that sold and the range in inventory and price in our Alexandria’s different neighborhoods. 2017 was […]
12.27.17

What’s Coming to One of Old Town’s Favorite Coffee Shops in 2018

Is there any place more inviting on a cold winter morning than Misha’s Coffeehouse? Other than home sweet home, we don’t think so. When you have to be out and about (maybe, like […]
12.21.17

How To Host a S’mores Party

One of our newest listings, 3812 Washington Woods Drive, has an outdoor fireplace that is everything we ever wanted in a backyard. The cozy stone and brick wood-burning fireplace, set beside an enormous […]
12.14.17

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…To Live in Alexandria!

Real estate typically slows down at this time of year as folks travel or hunker down in cold weather, but this season has been unusually busy, especially in Old Town, where people have […]
12.07.17

The Making of a Gift Guide: A Cautionary Tale

When we learned that our Stylebook editor would be putting together themed gift guides for the holiday season again this year, we were excited to contribute. We started shopping around thinking of what […]
11.30.17

It’s Time for the 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!

T-G-I-Almost Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!!! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: SCWW is my absolute favorite weekend in Old Town. I think I speak for all of the Junior Friends […]
11.20.17

Scotch Tasting Prep Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

Have you cleared off your mantels and set your holiday décor vision in preparation for The Campagna Center’s Heather and Greens Sale, beginning at 9am on December 1st? Great! That’s step one. Step […]
11.17.17

Holiday Decorating Tips Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

‘Tis the season!!! Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is just around the corner, with festivities beginning with the Heather and Greens Sale on Friday, December 1st at 9am. This is the weekend after the […]
11.09.17

Restaurant Report: Snackbar

The incredible amount of brainpower and creativity in Alexandria never ceases to amaze me. Many of the area’s best restaurants, shops, homes, projects, events, and organizations are evidence of the things that can […]
11.01.17

Décor & Entertaining Inspo from Our Newest Listing

We all know that feeling when we walk into a friend’s home and are immediately impressed with (and, OK, a little envious of) how put-together it looks, how everything matches, and nothing is […]
10.27.17

Happy _-0 to Our Fearless Leader!

A special birthday is upon us at The Patterson Group: today is Phyllis Patterson’s 6-0! (If I put that in the headline of a Stylebook post, she would never forgive me!) Phyllis, our […]
10.19.17

Is Your House Ready for Colder Weather?

When I think of what I do to prepare for colder weather, I think of rearranging my closet to put my sweaters and boots front and center, stocking my refrigerator and pantry with […]
10.13.17
Pumpkin Patch

You Don’t Have To Drive Far or Pay Admission for this Pumpkin Patch

Listen up, Weather Forecast: it’s fall. F-A-L-L. Sweater weather. Pumpkin spice latte weather. Pumpkin patch weather. Pumpkin EVERYTHING weather. And it’s time we start acting like it, because these warmer days have a […]


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