efficient and effective lighting: six tips to light your home

The lighting in your home can make all the difference in creating the perfect atmosphere for your family and for your guests. The way you light each room sets the tone in highlighting […]

six easy entertaining tips for fall

Throwing a party is often more complicated than we may think. Even with the smallest gatherings, plenty of planning is required to make sure a party runs smoothly. We have hosted plenty of […]

a rule meant to be broken

Is it okay to wear white after Labor Day you ask? While our mothers may have told us eons ago that wearing white after the holiday was a huge style snafu, things have […]

fall must-have: faux fur

If you didn’t jump on the (faux) fur bandwagon last fall, now is your chance. Once again, the runways showcased fur of all kinds on trims, collars, outerwear and even shoes! No matter […]

fall style rule: choose texture

Over the next few days, the Stylebook contributors will arm you with all of the fall fashion and beauty trend information you need to look your best this coming season. We’ve already reviewed […]

what to wear: a pair of flares

What’s not to love about flare leg jeans? They are comfortable, give off a cool ’70s vibe and lengthen the look of your legs. Sounds like a sartorial dream come true! All reasons […]

recipe: penne with butternut squash and goat cheese

We eat super healthy 98% of the time but every now and then we have to make something that we truly LOVE to eat. At our house, that is a big bowl of […]

what to wear: a night out in DC

Living so close to the District can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing because we have access to a plethora of amazing new restaurants. Indeed, over the past couple years, DC […]

three ways to wear tie dye

When you think of tie-dye, it probably brings you back to the early ‘70s attending The Grateful Dead concerts, or maybe the crafting you used to do at summer camp. While those memories […]

jewelry for the table

We wear jewelry to make our clothing stand out so why wouldn’t we give our home decor the same treatment? Just as our favorite clothing looks best paired with luminescent pearls and sparkling […]

a buying trip: trends to come

As another season comes to a close, it’s time to prep our stores for new inventory to come. A couple times per year we head up to the Big Apple to attend buying […]

what to wear: river boat cruising on the potomac

We may be a bit biased but nothing really compares to summers in Old Town Alexandria. We really have it all! We are located on the waterfront, are surrounded by fabulous restaurants, unique […]

learn to cook like the french…at home or in france!

French wine and food are some of our favorite things, so when we were introduced to the author of In A French Kitchen, we knew we would become instant friends. We had the […]

how to transition like a pro

It may seem far fetched to say that fall is on its way, as we are experiencing days in the mid ’90s, but the reality is cooler days will be here before we […]

headboards 101

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends.” —Anonymous. Our homes play such integral roles in our lives. Home is where we begin and end each […]

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