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ways to spruce up your home in the new year

The holidays have come and gone and it’s that time to take all of our beautiful Christmas decor down. We dread it every year; we dismantle the tree, pack up the ornaments and […]

bringing ivy lane home

There have been many gift guides and holiday lists thrust at you in these days leading up to Christmas. And you will likely come across more as we get even closer. Yet, is […]

a love affair with hemingway

You’ve heard us at Coco Blanca speak of Hemingway and his influence over the store’s concept and aesthetic. And if you haven’t, you can read about it here. These are the top four […]

last-minute gifts at ivy lane

Sometimes it seems that gift giving becomes more complicated with every holiday season. Your list gets longer, everyone gets harder to shop for and you can’t remember who has received what in the […]

what to wear: new year’s eve

Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas is only weeks away and in a blink of an eye we will be ringing in 2015. Where has the time gone? This year certainly zipped by […]

monogrammed gifts under $100

Nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized gift during the holidays. At Ivy Lane, we have a host of monogrammable gifts including dopp kits, ice buckets, bulletin boards, desk diaries, bedding and so […]

five easy ways to spruce up your bookshelves

Whether it’s a simple stand-alone bookcase or a built-in-wall-unit, a bookshelf can provide a strong accent to your home decor. Unlike a complete room remodel, reworking a bookshelf can be done quickly, inexpensively […]

coco blanca’s holiday decorating tips

With Thanksgiving only days away and Christmas right around the corner, we are in a mad hurry to transform our homes into the festive welcoming dwellings that our family members have come to […]

ask stylebook: for the guests?

Lynn: The holidays are approaching, and I’m wondering what you would recommend as the most important item to offer guests at a party. Elisabeth, Coco Blanca: Hors d’oeuvres make for a wonderful host, […]

ivy lane living: a thanksgiving tablescape

As we approach Thanksgiving, much of our time is spent on lists, trips to the grocery story and menu preparation. The Thanksgiving feast is at the heart of our celebration. It is around […]

thanksgiving traditions: frame-worthy moments

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited about the tradition! This time of year is wonderful, not only for the turkey, football and Macy’s Parade but, more importantly, because we […]

holiday entertaining made simple

Thinking of the approaching holidays usually conjures up a feeling of anxiety. So join us in taking a more simple approach this holiday season … discarding the traditional idea of serving an elaborate […]

an event recap: #otbloggercrawl + petite social

A few weeks ago, Old Town hosted the very first Blogger Crawl in Alexandria. A popular area blogger was paired with one of 11 participating stores. The group of bloggers traveled from store […]

serenity through art

Many people struggle when shopping for the right artwork to display in their homes, likely because no two pieces are alike or affect the viewer the same way. Selecting a piece of art […]

ask stylebook: thanksgiving centerpieces?

Andrea: Can you share any tips on easy centerpieces for Thanksgiving? I want to be more prepared than I was last year. Gayla, Coco Blanca: Thanksgiving is all about friends and family. I […]

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