Because It’s Where Your Heart Is.

Creating a home, your haven, is our passion. From experienced interior designers to local boutique owners who select home goods, art, and furnishings that are truly special to nationally recognized real estate agents, our local experts have the tools, talent, and resources to transform a blank space into a place that’s truly your own.
01.24.19

Restaurant Report: Urbano 116

Tacos: not just for Tuesdays anymore. Thankfully, since Mexican restaurant Urbano 116 opened this week at 116 King Street, we now we get our fill of tacos, moles, and more any day of […]
01.22.19

Penny Post + Alexandria’s Wedding Showcase 2019

Now that the calendar has flipped, it’s time to start planning your 2019 wedding. Planning a wedding is a daunting effort. The options seem infinite and the decisions seem insurmountable. Well fear no […]
01.21.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 21, 2019

The theme for this week is “be prepared,” with a nude flat that will go with anything, anytime; a wallet that wards off any hackers; CBD gummies that helps you keep your chill; […]
01.18.19

Street Style: Regan Billingsley

I first met Regan Billingsley a couple of years ago through my friend, Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs. It was such a treat. Immediately and simultaneously I was struck by her lack […]
01.17.19

Meet Studio Milk

Work. Chic. Repeat. That’s the motto for work studio and boutique event space Studio Milk. Its beautiful decor and perfect location, in the heart of Old Town, make it the ideal environment for […]
01.15.19

What Are Blackwing Pencils and Why Do I Love Them So?

Blackwing pencils regularly appear on our Penny Post gift guides, so I’m sure you have seen them. However, it occurred to me that we have never properly introduced you to the very best […]
01.14.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 14, 2019

Happy snow day! Love the snow? Great! We have cozy, waterproof booties you will love. Want to ignore all that white stuff? Okay! We have a blouse, dress, and earrings that are classic […]
01.10.19

Save the Date! It’s the 15th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

It is hard to believe it’s already that time of year, but it is once again the season of the annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. It seems that once the holidays are over, […]
01.09.19

On Downsizing, Part 1: The Purge

Thinking about downsizing and just don’t even know where to begin? First off, congratulations! Being able to downsize is an accomplishment. It means you have made it to the next phase of your life, […]
01.07.19

Outfit to Room: Think Pink Edition (Perfect Timing for Our White Sale)

Did you know that we sell bedding? Not many people do, so you’re in the majority. That’s why we have decided to have a White Sale. Very little is more traditional retail than […]
01.04.19

Forecasting the 2019 Real Estate Market

The start of a new year brings about a time of reflection, but also marks a time of planning and preparation for the upcoming year. For the Patterson Group, that means analyzing current […]
12.31.18

New Year and New Skills Along Old Town’s Maker’s Mile

Happy (almost!) New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to 2019 with hope and excitement. Last month a woman came into the store lamenting […]
12.27.18

Restaurant Report: Catch on the Ave.

“This is exactly the restaurant Alexandria needed,” was the consensus the other night as we sat in our spacious booth at the soft opening of Catch on the Ave. Stuffed to the brim […]
12.24.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 24, 2018

Some great stocking stuffers, some cozy goodness, and an amazing one-day-only special sale on one of these Top Picks…but you’ll have to read on to get the details! Happy Christmas Eve! Celeste: Perfect stocking stuffers! […]
12.24.18

Merry Christmas to You from Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

Thank you all for another amazing holiday season! It was so fun sharing the most wonderful time of the year with you. Seeing all your smiles when you found the perfect gift for […]


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