Birds of Paradis by Trovata: “Let’s give it a shot”

Most of the lines we carry at The Hive I have researched or watched for a long time. In some cases, I’ve even purchased them for myself at other stores for years. There […]

How I Started Running Again

Throughout my adult life, I have always been an exerciser, sometimes more consistently than others. My husband refers to me as a serial exercise fanatic because I have sequentially pursued virtually every kind […]

From Artwork to Outfit

I love my family, don’t get me wrong, but if I could pick one family to take me in that is not my own, it would be the Norton family. Despite going to […]

A Logo Love Affair, Renewed

My love affair with logos began in the 80s. It started with United Colors of Benetton. I would already have the sweater picked out before I had the babysitting money in my acid […]

The Alexandria Things I Can’t Live Without

This past July, I spent it out of Alexandria. We have a fishing cottage on the Northern Neck, which I love, but there are not many places to shop. There are a few […]

On Friendship

Every now and then I write a post that has nothing to do with fashion, or anything for that matter. Let’s call these my Seinfeld posts. So here is your warning: this is […]

Tax-Free Weekend Is Coming! (Here’s What We’re Getting)

If you know me personally, or have seen any of my letters-to-the-editors in the local paper, you know that tax increases make me a little crazy. I get it, we have to pay […]

Courtyard Clearance: Last Chance!

This is it, the last of the markdowns before tax-free weekend and the sidewalk sale. If you have had your eye on a pair of shoes or maybe a new pair of denim, […]

Courtyard Clearance…and You Don’t Have To Be in Town To Shop this Sale!

I realize that I might sound a little bit like used car salesman by now, but we keep getting the red pen out and marking things down lower and lower. The tables are […]

2 Shoes, 2 Ways (Or, How To Wear Those Not-So-Practical Shoes You Just Had To Have)

When I head to market there are two ways I select shoes to go in our store. The first is when I see something and think to myself, “I would wear that all […]

Courtyard Clearance: $50 Tables this Weekend!

Most of you are just returning from the holiday week, or maybe even headed out to the beach, and needless to say, we know it is going to be a quiet time at […]

The “Starter” Jumpsuit, Styled 3 Ways

I have always been a fan of jumpsuits but I find that the older I get, the more I tend to gravitate to them. They have the ease of a dress but the […]

It’s Courtyard Clearance Time!

It is that time of the year again: we are getting out the red pen to slash prices and pulling the tables from the basement to set up the courtyard for our weekend […]

Ulla Johnson Has Figured Out How To Flatter All Different Frames

If you’re a frequent reader of this space, you probably see a few themes repeated. In fact, I realize I that sometimes I sound like a broken record. I also realize that even […]

On Point

One month ago, I ordered my scones and clotted cream and woke up my daughter to watch the Royal Wedding. I am a bit of an Anglophile, and one who was taken by this romance. We all […]

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