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 […]
06.11.19

Sports, Spirits, and More: Fun Father’s Day Finds

Stuck with trying to find a clever Father’s Day gift? Stress no more! We have so many perfect gifts for that special guy in your life. For the sports fan, we have many […]
06.10.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of June 10, 2019

A couple great gifts for Dad today in this week’s top picks, including one as punny as he is. For you, a blouse that is just feels like summer, a foolproof highlighter for […]
06.05.19

House Plant Help: Your Four Most Common Problems, Solved

2019 has been the year of the house plant. They’re all the rage, and everyone seems to be on the prowl for the perfect green accent for their home. Some of us have […]
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. […]
06.03.19

Our Top Picks the Week of June 3, 2019

Our top picks this week aren’t just a dress, a bag, a pen, a candle, and some makeup. Well, they are, but what makes them special is the level of thoughtful design and […]
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 […]
05.22.19

On Downsizing, Part 2: Prepping for the Market

In January, Phyllis wrote about the first step in the downsizing process, The Purge, the emotional process of cleaning out your home from the clutter you have collected over the many years of […]
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, […]


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