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Pre-Turkey Party!

Tomorrow is all about family, but today is for celebrating friendships. Join us to hang out, snack, and relax before the big day as we host our own version of Friendsgiving. Pick up…

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Behind the Pose: How the Sun Salutation Is a Foundation for All Movement

The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, is the basic building block of Vinyasa, otherwise known as Flow Yoga, the style of yoga that we practice at Mind the Mat and that is practiced by millions…

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Happy “Pants” Giving!

Back in August I posted an article about the blue Oxford shirt. That piece received more feedback than most any of my other pieces. Everyone was either on the hunt for a blue…

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Holiday Happenings at The Hive & The Shoe Hive

Last week I was flipping through my satellite radio and yes it happened, Christmas music was on the other end. I have always loved the holidays, and when you are in retail for…

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Scotch Tasting Prep Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

Have you cleared off your mantels and set your holiday décor vision in preparation for The Campagna Center’s Heather and Greens Sale, beginning at 9am on December 1st? Great! That’s step one. Step…

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Spicy, Savory, or Seafood: 3 Stuffing Recipes To Up Your Thanksgiving Game

Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is upon us. The family is coming over, and you have decisions to make. Go with Grandma's stuffing, always a favorite, or maybe try something all little different…

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Our Top Picks for the Week of November 20, 2017

First up, for you, as you play hostess with the most-est: a kimono that takes your look from kitchen prep to dining room-ready, the best-ever bloody mix for holiday brunches, and the yummiest…

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Unicorns & Dinos: Your Toy List Must-Haves (and Where To Find Them for Less than $20)

Oh what fun it is...to be a parent at the holidays! First you have to figure out what the hot fads of the year are, and then figure out where to get them.…

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Holiday Decorating Tips Brought to You by the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Team

'Tis the season!!! Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is just around the corner, with festivities beginning with the Heather and Greens Sale on Friday, December 1st at 9am. This is the weekend after the…

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving…Now Available To Go at Stomp!

If you’re like me, you have acutely noticed how dark it gets now at 5pm and how fickle the temperature is. This brings the associated feelings of excitement for skiers, dread for beach…

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Retired? Do these 4 Exercises To Better Enjoy “The Best Years of Your Life”

Retirees make up more than 11 percent of the total population in the Alexandria. Being part of the Baby Boomer generation, you are part of the engine that powered the nation’s growth. You’ve…

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The Magic of Gifts

Gifts somehow become a labor during the holidays. Yes, some of us can say we love the process of looking for just the right gift for those who mean the most to us…

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In the Chair: Answers to Our Most Asked Healthy Haircare Questions

What’s the proper time to get your ends trimmed? How often should roots be touched up? How often should you shampoo? We’ll cover these most commonly asked haircare questions and more in this…

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New Jewelry and a Can’t-Miss Trunk Show

As we round out our November Trunk Show series, we end with one of our favorite things: jewelry. Nothing dresses up a simple outfit like a statement earring or necklace and jewelry always…

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Giving Thanks on Your Mat: Flow Together Before You Eat Together

Before greeting each other at the diner table, give thanks at Mind the Mat on your mat. Bring your out-of-town guests for these two invigorating yoga workshops, each designed to strengthen and stretch the entire…

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