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.
01.31.19

Score High in Your Performance Review

Earlier this week I happened to catch a snippet of a segment about career advice on the Today show. I was planning on writing a post on how to create a polished wardrobe […]
01.28.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 28, 2019

We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and this week’s top picks include some sweet, sentimental, and sparkly options for your loved ones. In the buy-now-wear-now department, we have a dress from a customer-favorite […]
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 […]
01.23.19

These Are the Podcasts I Am Loving Right Now

Back in the early 90s, when I was attending journalism school, there were many discussions about the future of news and how people would consume information. Everyone knew change was coming, they just […]
01.22.19

Save Your Money, Save Your Clothes: Why I Love The Laundress

At this point in our lives, we all have clothes in our wardrobe in which we have invested some money. Instead of fast fashion, we all have pieces that we buy that we […]
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

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 […]


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