Because You Have a Great Life.

And we want to make sure you are in the know about the coolest things in our community to make your life even richer and fuller. From restaurant reports to first-hand notes on topics far and wide, our contributors share a wealth of ideas, funny stories, and lots of entertainment recommendations.
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

An Engagement Story: Leif & Rae

Did you know that the third week of January is the most dismal of the year? Scientific fact (at least in my house). It’s officially cold, wet, and there are dead Christmas trees […]
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

Golden Globes 2019: Our Best Dressed

If you are a regular reader of our awards show fashion reports, you know that I value looks based on whether or not they are fashion forward, interesting, unexpected, etc.; “pretty” does not […]
01.07.19

Golden Globes 2019: The Best Jewelry

I’ll admit: this year’s Golden Globes had me doing a lot of zooming in to see the jewelry because the gowns were definitely the attractions of the night. There were a handful of […]
01.07.19

Our Top Picks the Week of January 7, 2019

Whether you are looking for cozy time (hoodie + joggers + puzzle), some self care (natural haircare + a spicy new fragrance), or an accessory upgrade (garnets/gold + stone/pearl), this week’s top picks […]
01.03.19

The Secret to Life Is Simpler Than You Think…

Do you want to know the key to life? More specifically, do you want the secret to living a happier, longer life? Do you want to have a balanced mental state? Do you […]
01.03.19

New Year, New You? Not Exactly.

I keep hearing this phrase and although it’s meant to be motivational, somehow it seems like more of a put down. Do I really need to be a “new” me? I’d rather just […]
12.31.18

The Return of the Fanny Pack. Yes, Really.

Many years ago, probably more than 12 years ago — at least — I was walking the hallways of a show in New York with two of my friends who were the buyers […]
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 […]
12.31.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 31, 2018

Our last top picks of the year, so we thought we’d feature items we know are reader favorites: a super soft tee (we heart Wilt!), simple (but not boring!) studs, the gold standard […]


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