Outfit to Room: Timeless and Collected

One day I was walking by Threadleaf, which is right next to Penny Post, and saw the most wonderful skirt in the window. It literally stopped me in my tracks, and I haven’t […]

I’m A Voter. Are you #VoteReady

I remember my first election like it was yesterday. In fact, whenever I think of voting, I think of that election. This will date me, but the year was 1988 and the race […]

Virtual School Supply Drive + Fall Fundraising Efforts

Today I want to reach out to our dear Alexandria Stylebook readers for your help. There are three causes close to our Penny Post and Red Barn Mercantile hearts that could really use […]

Navy Blue Three Ways

My friend Kelley, the one who made me jog for three months, recently finished a gorgeous addition to her home. She worked with architect Laura Campbell, who did Lesley’s beautiful home, to add […]

School Supply Shopping…Sort Of

Ok, I’m going to say it for all of us… This sucks. No matter what your child’s age, sending them to school in person or online is going to be hard. This year […]

Sidewalk Sale: Making Room for the Holidays

This weekend is the annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale and we are super excited to send you home with some really wonderful goods. Our red pens have been marking items off up to 75 […]

What an Interior Designer Picked + Upholstery Sale!

It’s that time of year again. Time for our semi-annual upholstery sale where we give you an additional 10 percent off the already below MSRP pricing. We have these twice a year and, […]

Top 4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Planner

School, in whatever form, is starting soon, the holidays will be here before you know it, and working from home continues to be the thing to do until further notice. While our day […]

Flights of Fancy COVID Edition

Since we are staying home so much, I thought it would be worth sharing some of the things I’m doing to keep myself entertained and sane. I am listening to audiobooks, cooking up […]

Home Office Makeover Anyone?

My husband just found out that he will be working from home until Labor Day. This is the third time going back to the office has been postponed and I suspect it won’t […]

Biba Virtual Trunk Show

Getting a hand-written note never loses its appeal. Someone took the time to find stationery, go to the post office (or online!) to get stamps, put pen to paper, address an envelope, and […]

Summer Fun from Red Barn Mercantile

If you had big travel plans this summer, then I’m sorry. I wish we all could have taken those once in a lifetime trips this year. But at least we have our backyards […]

Street Style: Nicole McGrew of Threadleaf

I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Nicole McGrew. She is the owner and creative force behind, Threadleaf, Old Town’s only slow fashion clothing boutique. As a former lawyer at […]

Outfit to Room: Red, White, and Blue Edition          

Now that it’s officially summer, I asked Elizabeth to send me a sweet summery outfit so I can make a cheerful room. What I didn’t expect was the cutest red, white, and blue […]

Father’s Day Quarantine Edition

My dad is a rock. Always has been. When things get tough, he is the voice of reason and the most optimistic in the room. I’m not sure if it’s the Air Force […]

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