06.30.16

Christen’s Color Theory: Neutrals, Pseudo-Neutrals, and Metallics

Years ago, I worked on the Hill and was utterly bored. I hated the work I did and was on a committee with no one on staff even remotely close to my age. […]
06.30.16

Mind the Mat’s Je Ne Sais Quoi

A few weeks back, my business partner Megan Brown wrote a post on the community at Mind the Mat and the feeling you get when you walk through the doors here.  She called […]
06.30.16

WTW: Fourth of July

Who said celebrating the Fourth of July means covering yourself head to toe in stars and stripes?  We may not want to look like an American flag this weekend, but identifying the perfect […]
06.29.16

Pro Tip: The Right Way to Bronze

Bronzer is one of those products that people either do way too much of or are so intimidated by that they’ve never touched it. It can be such a great addition to your […]
06.29.16

Owning a Pool is Easy: Pool Maintenance 101

5205 Burke Drive It’s officially summer! And officially hot! What better way to cool off than with a backyard pool? We decided to do some research about pool and hot tub ownership in […]
06.29.16

Independence Day Plans!

Independence Day is right around the corner. We’re ready to celebrate with cook-outs, pool side stories and fireworks on the Potomac. Here are our top picks for the holiday, what are yours? Darby: (numbers 1-5) The […]
06.28.16

Top Five Reasons Women Love Sales

Let’s face it, we all love a good deal…including us boutique owners! Women seem to have an insatiable appetite for sales and we have the canny ability to easily sniff out good bargains. […]
06.28.16

Margaret Bush’s 6 Steps for Spectacular Container Gardens

As I mentioned in yesterday’s patio inspiration post, since I am spending so much time outside in my courtyard, I wanted to make it look a little more inviting.  And while I love […]
06.28.16

Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

New research shows if you are on a diet, you will gain weight. Yes, it is true, dieting is not only ineffective; it is not good for you. Plus, it is stressful! Yet, […]
06.27.16

Pillows, Lighting + Plants: More Patio Inspo

We have had some beautiful days lately.  Even if the day is sweltering hot it at least starts out nice and ends nice. I find myself sitting outside having coffee, reading my emails, and working […]
06.27.16

The Stylebook Top Five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, the Stylebook Top Five includes the perfect product to remove make-up and dirt, Christen’s go-to summer top and the […]
06.27.16

SCENE: Well Ray

We loved seeing so many friendly faces at Saturday’s Well Ray! Here are some candid shots of neighbors livin’ good in the neighborhood. Thanks for coming!
06.24.16

Tassels and Pom-Poms (+ How You Can Make these On-Trend Embellishments)

Tassels and pom-poms have always been a finishing piece for hand knitters. Because they are a great way to use up extra yarn leftover from a project, we stitchers love to attach them […]
06.24.16

Spring/Summer Now 40-50% off + Introducing Weekend Surprise Sales in the Courtyard

So as of earlier this week, summer is finally here. This week also marks the end of the school year in the Northern Virginia area. That means kids start heading to camp and […]
06.24.16

Street Style: Madeline Patierno

Madeline is like an onion; she has layers. (I feel like I stole that from somewhere…) When you first meet her, she comes across as reserved. Perhaps even a bit shy. But as […]


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