05.21.19

Housewarming 101

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the housing market is on fire! I have two friends that have bought and sold houses within a week and have closed at lightning speed. It’s bananas! […]
05.20.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 20, 2019

A better way to wash and store your farmers’ market finds and a lip screen that makes your lipstick SPF 50 are our super summer-y top picks, plus great lightweight options for climates […]
05.15.19
Boxwood Storefront in Alexandria, VA: Colorful, eclectic decor for your home

Boxwood Opens: “Homes should be as colorful and vibrant as the people who live in them….”

Walking past the corner of Prince and South Royal, you can’t help but be pulled in by the vibrant, eclectic pieces that fill a store window. Sweet Tea candles, furniture painted in the […]
05.14.19
Lauren Liess, kate abt design, Nole Garey of oh so beautiful paper, laura dowling the florist, domenica cooks Scones

Instagram Inspiration…You’re Welcome.

A while ago Elizabeth wrote a great post about her favorite podcasts. I’m always on the lookout – or earout, if that’s a thing – for a new podcast so was grateful to her […]
05.13.19
Alexandria Stylebook top picks: Krewe Simone Sunglasses, Zelens Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream, Cover ups at Kiskadee , Enza Costa T-shirts, Blackwing Pearl

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 13, 2019

Forget the rain. We have all kinds of sunny goodness today, from the most stylish and comfortable sunglasses to a just-back-in-stock cover-up to a t-shirt with the perfect fit. A luxe moisturizer with […]
05.10.19
Store front Spring Planters in Arlington, VA

Spill, Thrill, and Fill: Spring Planters, 101

Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, and if you’re like me, it’s time to finally remove all of the dead plants from the planters on your front porch and spruce up for […]
05.09.19
The Best Mom in History of the world: a sture story, 100 raw real variental honey by Bee-Raw, Becoming necklace, egyptian Jasmine hand soap and bath salt/soak by K. hall designs, 1Love lives Here 1000 piece puzzle, I am Mom. What's Your Superpower name plaque, flower travel coffee mug

“Moms make it happen…”

I am the luckiest mom in the world. Hands down. There is no competition. I won’t wax poetic about how wonderful my two kids are but I will say that they are complicated, […]
05.06.19
kitten heels, 14k yellow 1.3ctw daimond studs, jean jacket by Rag & Bone, leather cross-body Pouch bags by B.May, Black Cherry - Cranberry - Ginger - Grapefruit - Lime Drinking Vinegar by Meredyth Shrub, Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum by Dr. Dennis Gross

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 6, 2019

Top picks run the gamut this week, from a pro-grade dark spot remover to award-winning drinking vinegars (bet you didn’t see that coming!). Rounding out the week’s best are diamond studs that work […]
04.29.19
Sugarfina’s limited edition cocktail kits

Cheers! It’s the First-Ever Old Town Cocktail Week!

If you fancy yourself a craft cocktail aficionado or even just an armchair cocktail quarterback, then we have the event for you. Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post are so excited to participate […]
04.29.19
SLEEVELESS ISLA JUMPSUIT by Apiece Apart, 14k yellow gold hinged hoop earrings, Supergoop Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow, 100 percent cotton pajama's: Nightcap by Mahogany, stationery, Camo Light weight shirt from Rag & Bone

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 29, 2019

Sunshine-y yellow is so cheerful, this jumpsuit is like a pop of happiness to start the week. Other top picks include great gift ideas for mom (or, you know…you): cozy, cute pajamas, a […]
04.25.19
After Picture of Renovating a Living Room on a Budget

Renovating on a Budget: Tips, Tricks & Lessons Learned

Back in November, I wrote about how The Amazon Effect tipped me into home ownership. However, something I didn’t share is that the house we decided to purchase needs, as I have been […]
04.24.19
Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection: Embroidered Pillow, Glassware, Dish Towel, Change Purse

One Word for You: Catstudio

In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman gets one-word advice from Mr. Robinson: Plastics. Well my one-word advice for you is: Catstudio. Specifically, Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection. It makes a great gift for any graduate. That’s […]
04.22.19
Good American jeans denim shorts, leather lattice weave mule by Huma Blanco, citronella candles by Skeem, Supergoop Perfect Day Mint Condition Lip Shield, unicorn horns and narwhal horns Glitter Sidewalk Chalk

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 22, 2019

Cut-offs, check. Cute mules, check. Sunscreen, of course. Citronella candle to keep the bugs at bay and sidewalk chalk to the kids at play? Check and check. This week’s top picks has everything […]
04.18.19
Avacado Toast plated on wooden cutting board from Toastique Gourmet Toast and Juice Bar in Alexandria, VA

Restaurant Report: Toastique

Walking down King Street and looking for a go-to breakfast? Leaving barre and need some post-workout fuel? Boutique gourmet toast and juice bar Toastique has you covered! It is now officially open at […]
04.17.19
Patio Decor from Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria, VA

Asking for a Friend: Patio A or Patio B?

There are endless options for home furnishing out there. When you hire an interior designer, you are paying for someone to wade through the sea of possibilities so you don’t have to. With […]


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