Limited Edition Laura Hooper Calligraphy Fine Art Collection

Some of you know my story of how I got into the calligraphy world and built Laura Hooper Calligraphy hand-addressing envelopes, teaching calligraphy, and personalizing holiday items, but for those who are just […]

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

It is the most wonderful time of year in Alexandria! It is no secret that the holidays in Alexandria are a special time of year, even Southern Living Magazine has crowned Alexandria “the […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 2, 2019

December is here and that means cold weather and cheer! This week’s top picks are sure to bring a smile to your face – especially these fun-filled earrings that are perfect for holiday […]

Plaid Friday Caffeine Fix

Today is the day, ya’ll. It’s Plaid Friday! A day to hit the cobblestone streets and get those amazing deals at all of our favorite boutiques and shops. Look for plaid posters to […]

All the Plaid/Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our loyal readers and hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with family and friends. We also hope you get […]

Why Tuesday is the Most Crucial Day for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Y’all, if you are cooking or hosting Thanksgiving this year, the best piece of advice that I can give you is that today, yes, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, is the critical day that […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 25, 2019

You’re sure to have a holly jolly Christmas season with this week’s top picks. We’ve got the most adorable Christmas crackers that will add the perfect finishing touch to any holiday table. We’ve […]

Split-level Homes are Back in Vogue

The split level home is a popular architectural style that we find in this neck of the woods. It’s technical definition is a style of house in which the floor levels are staggered. […]

Why You Should Buy and How to Cook a Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving

Last week at the Shoe Hive’s Holiday Pop-Up we did a tasting of our Thanksgiving Take N’ Bake sides and pies (you have until Friday to get your orders in online). The questions […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 18, 2019

‘Tis the season to party and we’ve got you ready with this week’s top picks. This blazer will amp up the volume of any outfit in your closet, and speaking of volume…keep it […]

Winterizing Tips

Even though Game of Thrones might be over, we all know one thing is still true, winter is coming. For homeowners, that means making sure your property is cold weather-ready. Whether you’re a […]

You Can Learn Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Right Here in Old Town

At Laura Hooper Calligraphy, we have been teaching calligraphy for six years and offer in-person workshops right here in our Old Town studio conveniently located off King Street near City Hall. The workshops […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 11, 2019

If you haven’t noticed…it’s cold outside! Make sure you stay bundled up with hats and gloves (that also happen to be really cute). We also have a moisturizer that is travel-ready, so perfect […]

Giving Thanks for That Thanksgiving Table

When it comes to what to wear for the holidays, there are plenty of style tips. From casual to festive, I can bring the bling. But when setting the Thanksgiving table, it’s easy […]

First Annual Cookie Crawl!

Not all good ideas come from me drinking with Angela – some come from my little sister. Well, I guess this isn’t really her idea, she just told me about an adorable event […]

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