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.

Events Calendar (Spoiler: It’s Going To Be a Fun Fall)

There’s more to fall than pumpkin spice! A quick look at everything that’s happening in the upcoming months proves it. We look forward to the return of fall every year, both because of that […]

The Bees Have It + September Reset Update

It seems my September Reset is influencing the products on Red Barn Mercantile’s shelves and I didn’t even realize it. We recently added three new products that honey bees have had a hand […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of September 17, 2018

Whether you prefer floral, camo, stripes, or animal print, we have you covered. A must-have, two-in-one lip and cheek balm and totally dreamy, ethereal moonstone earrings round out this week’s top picks. Celeste: […]

What I’m Eating Now: Vegetables of Late Summer

It’s New York Fashion Week. As I was watching the ritual of fashion designers announcing their seasonal inspiration, I was reminded of the natural seasons of the kitchen. For those of you who […]

Penny Post’s First Anniversary (Appropriately, Paper!)

This past weekend was Penny Post’s first anniversary celebration. So many people came out (in the rain, no less) to celebrate our anniversary, and not entirely because of the free champagne. The one […]

Hey, Florence

Not to be alarmist but…we hear there’s a hurricane coming. MORE rain?!? How is it possible? If you’ve driven past the GW Parkway bike trail in the past few days, you’ll see that […]

Waynewood’s Aspiring BBQ Champions

The only way I can really tell that summer has ended is because people’s Instagram content dries up. Pictures of wild vacations and days at the pool are replaced with first day of […]

Elizabeth’s September Reset Plan: “Irrigate” 😂

While recently in a phone conference with Elizabeth Todd and Megan Brown, it became clear to me that coaching Elizabeth is going to be a riot. The first thing she said to me […]

All About September Sapphires

Did you know that the birthstone for September is sapphire? If you’re like me, you’ve perhaps known this by fact of being envious of those born in this month (I’m a February baby […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of September 4, 2018

Balancing summer blushes and bright blues with moodier, deeper tones is a good way to ease into fall vibes, and we are loving these darker florals for the season. But in this time […]

Bubbles and Bargains: Big Anniversary Celebrations at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

September is a big month for our little company. Red Barn Mercantile turns 11 and Penny Post turns 1! Can you believe it?! Oh, how time flies. Last September – exactly 10 years […]

The September Reset

Even though I graduated decades ago (crazy), and even before I had kids, back-to-school season has always felt like the real “new year.” More than January, September, for me, has been the time […]

An Exciting Collaboration

I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with good packaging. It’s a bit of a fatal flaw for me in that if I’m comparing two products and one has superior packaging, […]

Work to Weekend: Getting More from Your Wardrobe

You hear us all talk about cost per wear, maximizing your wardrobe, or wearing things more ways than one. Why do we go on and on about the same thing? Well, versatility is […]

Back to School with The Campagna Center

As President of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center (TCC), I am honored to work alongside some of the most dynamic women in Alexandria to provide fundraising and volunteer support for The […]

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