Picnics & Barbecues

With summer upon us, I can’t help but think about getting outside for a picnic with family and friends or firing up the grill for some barbecue! Since we are heading into Phase […]

Psophía Now at TSALT

When we discover a new brand that manages to capture all the attention of our already trained eye, it transports us to different times and locales, all without having to leave the house. […]

Catherine Osti Masks at TSALT

I love your mask! Where’d you get it? It’s strange how our fashion worlds have changed lately…do you remember when someone would comment on your shoes or outfit? Now I’m being asked (and […]

Mara Hoffman Swimwear at TSALT

Fashion designer Mara Hoffman founded her namesake label after graduating from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2000, where she continues to design all of her pieces today. Mara […]


In these challenging and frustrating times filled with technology and impersonal activities, we crave a break from the routine and a time of family, creativity, and fun. This brings me back to memories […]


Sublime: the key feature of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The whole storyline is filled with uncertainty and fear, but throughout the mystical creature’s journey he finds refuge in the sublimity of the mountains. These […]

What is Fashion’s New Normal?

As Virginia gets ready to start phase one of reopening, those of us in the retail business can’t help but wonder what this means. We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about every aspect […]

Mother’s Day Memories

The rainy weather last week has probably done a number on all of us. I’m thinking of my best friend Anne who passed away and my friend Amy’s son Ethan who left us […]

Coronavirus Fashion? Yes, I’m a Fan!

I’ve always been a lover of all things fashion and design related. I made Barbie clothes as a child, and my mother and I made a “formal” dress for me in middle school […]

Recipes to Warm the Soul (That Actually Include Vegetables!)

I tumble, tumble, tumble some more, and I’m still tumbling. Okay, now I’ve skidded to a halt. Learning to ride a bike is incomplete without falling down the entire driveway — or, at […]

Meet Camille and Her Masks

Hi friends, Our incredible Stylebook Editor Leigh has worked above and beyond getting us to submit posts and remind us always of how fabulous our Alexandria community is. I am sad that my shop […]

Handmade Jewelry from Thailand Now at TSALT

Sitting around coming up with projects has made me, like many of you, dream of far away places that I love dearly (spoiler alert: not my laundry room!). Immediately my mind goes to […]

My Favorite Bone Broth Recipe

Whenever nasty bugs are going around, or someone in my family is sick, I turn to broths packed with immune-boosting ingredients for an added layer of protection. After I had my horrible fall and […]

Looking Good at Home

I had originally written this week’s post about a fabulous line that we are getting in but changed my mind because most of us aren’t in a fabulous mindset right now. These past […]

The Brand that Will Take You Coast to Coast and Season to Season

I truly have sleepless nights when I see that an order from Elaine Kim has shipped. My anticipation actually keeps me awake! When we go to market, she is always our first stop […]

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