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Feeling L.A. in Alexandria with Ramy Brook

When I was developing my style in my mid-twenties, I used to say I mixed a little New York with a lot of L.A. The risks I took were definitely influenced by short…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Gifts for the Grad

Don’t you feel it? The air is buzzing! College acceptances have arrived, senior-itis has set in, and graduation for high school and college seniors is right around the corner! Kiskadee has many gift…

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Newness All Around!

If you’ve been following along with our Instagram stories, you’ll know that recently we made some serious progress in our renovation saga. We have refinished our entryway flooring, our staircase is completely refurbished…

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7 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Injury

Last week I talked about injuries, how they happen and how we’re all susceptible to them. Kind of scary, huh? It almost makes you wonder why exercise if anyone can get injured. The answer…

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Join Us for the Grand Opening of Mystique Jewelers’ New Old Town Location

It’s hard to believe, but after 26 wonderful years on The Strand, Mystique Jewelers has moved to a new location in Old Town. Now in the heart of the shopping district, 123 S.…

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Yes, You Can DIY Your Bridal Makeup

Lately, I’ve had more and more brides deciding to do their own makeup on their wedding day. While we generally advocate having your makeup done on your big day, we can help you…

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3 Unexpected Reasons To Consider a Daily Practice

I’m not much of a “do something daily” kind of gal. I love to be spontaneous. I also tend to get bored with too much routine. So when I kept seeing and hearing…

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Spring2ACTion: Sip, Shop & Support YoKid

I have two philosophies about yoga. One, it is the fountain of youth we have all been trying to find. I have always enjoyed exercise but the older I get the more I…

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White Graduation Dresses for All Styles (and School Requirements!)

It’s that time of year again when we are searching for that perfect white dress for that soon-to-be grad! Schools have varying, specific guidelines-- from length to strap coverage -- so we always…

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Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to…

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Discounted Cosmetics & Skincare? Buyer Beware

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a customer say, “I found it cheaper on Amazon.” Many of you have also told me that you bought something and it had the…

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Our Top Picks for the Week of April 23, 2018

Lots of better-than-basic this week: flip flops that are elegant enough to take you beyond the beach; lovely jewelry enhanced by sweet and positive messages; a not-so-simple navy dress elevated by flattering draping;…

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Graduation Gifts, Selected by Major

Can you believe it’s graduation season? With how long this winter seemed to last, it’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that school is almost finished, finals are nearly here, and…

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Meet Alex

Meet Alex, an Ascend Underground coach and the assistant athletic trainer for DC United professional soccer team. A former track star with a degree in Kinesiology and Master’s in Athletic Training Sports Medicine,…

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Expert Tips & Fashion Hacks

Over the years I’ve heard from customers, sales reps, and designers their tricks of the trade for resolving some of our fashion dilemmas. Some are more well known than others, but it never…

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