coco blanca

Using the neutral color palette of a coconut, Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion–blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style. This timeless yet modern lifestyle approach is influenced by a magical love story, “Imagine if Papa Hemingway and Audrey Hepburn had a love child born in a Paris flea market…Her name is Coco Blanca.”

210 S. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Meet the three creative, enterprising women behind the alluring Coco Blanca:
Susan Neithamer: With 22 years in business management, creating success and growth comes naturally.
Gayla Reed: With her innate sense of style, making everything beautiful comes naturally.
Elisabeth Squire: With a career in graphic design & photography, creating an “it” brand comes naturally.



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