Street Style: Celeste Crutchfield

Big news! Introducing Celeste Crutchfield, the brand new owner of Kiskadee! We are so thrilled to welcome her and we know you are going to love her as much as we do.  Neil and I have thoroughly enjoyed owning Kiskadee, especially getting to know you all and being part of this wonderful Alexandria community, but since our children are grown it’s time to enjoy more travel and spend some time relaxing by the water.

After a decade working in the intelligence community then staying home to raise her children, Celeste never gave up on her dream to one day own a specialty boutique.  In fact, years ago Celeste came to me interested in learning more about owning her own boutique. When Neil and I decided to sell Kiskadee, I called Celeste and she jumped at the chance to own our beloved Del Ray institution.  The timing was perfect!  We are super excited to have Celeste continue the wonderful Kiskadee tradition!  And yes, I will be in the shop for the foreseeable future helping Celeste during the transition AND because I love the community, and most of all, the customers!

I know Celeste looks forward to meeting all of Kiskadee’s clients and extending the personal shopping experience for which Kiskadee is known! Come say hi!

Celeste is wearing a romper by BCBG, $248. Hair and makeup, Salon deZEN.


How do you spend your time? Working out, toting kids to activities, volunteering, and now working at the store!

Neighborhood: Del Ray

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 15 years

What is your hometown? Albuquerque, New Mexico

What brought you to Alexandria? A job after my time in the Air Force

What would surprise people about you? I successfully completed three weeks of survival school

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? Invisibility

Favorite cocktail: Vodka martini

Last book read or movie seen: “Hidden Figures”

Guilty Pleasure: Baths in my giant tub

Phrase you overuse: Seriously

Facebook or Instagram? I use them equally

Latest binge-watch: “Blacklist”

Bucket list travel destination: Russia

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Coffee



Define your style in three words or less: Wannabe Charlotte York

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Jeans, any cut, any color

Favorite trend ever:  Motorcycle jackets with floral dresses

Favorite current trend: Cold shoulder

Beauty product you can’t live without: Boscia charcoal peel-off mask

Favorite fragrance: Anything by Jo Malone

Heels or flats? Heels



Favorite room in your home: Bedroom

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix

Last item bought for your home: Dining room table

Next planned purchase: Console table for behind the couch

Favorite way to entertain: BBQ…we like themed parties. The last one was an 80s party.

Clutter-free or well-lived in? Try to be clutter free, but in reality well-lived in

Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: It depends on the room



Your go-to work-out: Orangetheory and HAWT Pilates at Mind the Mat

Most fun way to exercise: With friends

Fitness goal: Cover as many states as I can in the 50 state half-marathon club. Next up, New Mexico.

Haven’t yet, but might be willing to try with coaching / encouragement: Fencing

Proudest fitness achievement: New York City Marathon



Favorite spot in Alexandria: Del Ray!

Last purchase in Alexandria: Two paintings from the Torpedo Factory

Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: We enjoy a variety of places in Alexandria but always end the night at Del Ray Pizzeria or the Number 9 lounge.

Favorite charity: ALIVE

Favorite annual Alexandria event: Art on the Avenue

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