09.11.19

Flights of Fancy

One of my favorite blogs is I Suwanee. It really is the only one remaining in my inbox and the only one I open on the regular (besides Alexandria Stylebook, of course). Jamie Meares […]
08.28.19

What To See On Screen And Stage

Last week I had the opportunity to attend two really wonderful shows and I felt compelled to tell you about them. The first was the movie Blinded by the Light and the second, Assassins at […]
08.22.19

School Supplies That Are Anything But Boring

The kids go back to school soon, so that means back to school shopping. If you haven’t gotten all your gear yet, then look no further, we’ve got you covered with the sweetest […]
08.14.19

Outfit To Room Design Challenge: Fall Upholstery Sale Edition

It’s August and that means it’s time for Red Barn Mercantile’s semi-annual Upholstery Sale when all our special-order custom upholstery is marked down an additional 10% from the already below MSRP price. To […]
08.06.19

Vote Alexandria For South’s Best City

Last week we got some really exciting news, Southern Living has nominated Alexandria for their South’s Best awards in the category of “Best City.” As they say in Hollywood, “it’s an honor just […]
08.02.19

Because Every Alexandria Student Deserves New School Supplies…

I know, school just got out and we’re already talking about back to school. It’s crazy, but believe me it will be here soon enough. My favorite part about going back to school […]
07.26.19

Summer Reading for Nerds Like Me

I love books, but, sadly, I don’t have time to read. With two kids and two stores, I’m too tired. When I start reading, I fall asleep before finishing a couple of pages, […]
07.16.19

Thank You, Blair!

For nearly ten years, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with one of my all-time favorite people, Blair Blake. To know Blair is to love her – and to have thick […]
07.12.19

Explore, Create & Shop During Old Town Alexandria’s Makers Mile: Mini Edition

Summer is in full swing and if your kids aren’t in camp, or on a swim team, or visiting Grandma in Ohio, then you might be looking for something fun to occupy their […]
07.01.19

Bullet Journaling for Back to School

For their own unique reasons, my children find staying organized at school challenging. At Penny Post we figured they weren’t alone. Transitioning from middle school to high school or high school to living […]
06.26.19

Stay Here on Your Next Trip to NYC

For some folks, where you stay when on vacation is just a place to sleep and shower. It doesn’t matter what the hotel looks like as long as it’s clean. Not for me. […]
06.19.19

Introducing Mark D. Sikes Collection for Dash & Albert and Pine Cone Hill

I cannot be more excited about this! You know that my love of blue and white runs deep, right? Well, let me introduce you to the king of blue and white, Los Angeles […]
06.12.19

Good, Old-Fashion Fun at the Old Town Carnival

I love collaborating with my fellow retailers and business owners. This winter when we were brainstorming new ways to work together, we stumbled upon the most fun idea ever – a carnival! Elizabeth […]
06.04.19

Dads, Teachers, and Grads, Oh My! Your June Gift-Giving Guide

June is a big gift-giving month. We just got over Mother’s Day and college graduations and now we are looking at Father’s Day, end of the year teacher gifts, and high school graduation. […]
05.29.19
Interior Design Pink Mood Board by Alison Giese Interiors

Six Tips To Get the Most Value from Your Interior Designer

Let’s be honest, interior design is a luxury service. No one technically needs an interior designer, but wow, what a difference it makes!  Your average bedroom can start at $20,000 and your average […]


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