05.25.18

Restaurant Report: The People’s Drug

By now, we’re sure you’ve been to Sweetgreen (if you haven’t, what have you been doing?!). Maybe you’ve noticed some changes happening next door. Enter The People’s Drug, Old Town’s newest sandwich shop […]
05.17.18

How To Buy a Bikini….and Actually Be Happy Doing So

Swimsuit season is right around the corner. Anyone else dreading going to the store and trying on suit after suit to no avail? If you are like most women, you’ll end up leaving […]
05.16.18

Stylebook’s Summer Loves

  School is almost out and we’ve had our first bouts heat and humidity. Summer is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Vacations, a slightly slower pace, warm evenings out […]
05.11.18

Mark Your Calendars for Wine on the Water

Spring is in the air and we are ready for a party! If you are, too, join us at Alexandria Seaport’s Wine on the Water event at Old Town’s historic waterfront on Saturday, […]
05.04.18

This House Should Be in a Magazine

You know those houses you see in magazines like Southern Living, the ones that seem so unattainable, so far away, so not right here in Alexandria, Virginia? Kitchens with quartz or marble counters, […]
04.27.18

One Look That Will Never Go Out of Style

Trends come and go, but you, Alexandria Stylebook reader, are always one step ahead! You’re never be out of the loop with what’s in and what’s coming to the end of its reign […]
04.18.18

Will This Restaurant Break the Curse?

“So, what do you say when people mention the curse on this building?” I asked the general manager as I enjoyed five fabulous courses at Mia’s Italian Kitchen during a practice lunch earlier this […]
04.12.18

Big Changes Coming to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

I love good food, which is why I was so excited to attend the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant’s spring tasting as a Mount Vernon Underground member. You may be thinking, Mount Vernon Inn?? […]
04.06.18

Street Style: Paige Patterson

Please allow me to introduce our newest member of the team…and my little sister, Paige Patterson! We are very excited to announce that Paige has officially joined The Patterson Group! After spending the […]
03.21.18

So Why Did the Assessed Value of Your Home Increase This Year?

If you own a residential property in Alexandria City or Fairfax County, you should have received a notification about the assessed value of your home recently. Chances are good that it went up […]
03.15.18

This Will Make You Nostalgic

The strangest things can bring back the most powerful memories. Sometimes, it’s the smell of cinnamon or peppermint or cookies baking. Sometimes, it’s a song from your childhood. And sometimes, it’s the tile […]
03.08.18

8 Great Ways To Spend a Rainy Day in Alexandria

Last week, we wrote about how Alexandria real estate picks up in the springtime. This week, we’re writing about something else that picks up in the springtime: rain. Winter is (mostly) behind us, […]
03.02.18

The Spring Market Is Here!

You’ve heard it before: spring is the busiest time in real estate. Year after year, come March, listings are live, buyers are out, agents are inquiring. And we love it that way! We […]
02.21.18

Happy Birthday, George!

Did you celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday? What we were actually, legally and officially celebrating was George Washington’s Birthday — hence the annual George Washington Birthday Parade that drew crowds to Old Town despite […]
02.15.18

The Phyllis Cocktail

It’s not a coincidence that my new favorite cocktail is named after my favorite person: Phyllis just had a drink named in her honor and it’s undeniably delicious. Cedar Knoll, one of Phyllis’s […]


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