It’s not often that you meet someone and not only do you get along and have a ton in common, but your sweet little boys get along and so do your big boys! Alli has been a long time customer at 529, but it wasn’t until this summer, poolside at Mount Vernon Country Club, that we became friends.
Our youngest little guys played so well together in the pool and our hubbys always had so much to chat about. But for Alli and me, I think what sealed the deal is when she insisted on buying me a delicious pineapple cocktail on my birthday. We sipped poolside and chatted about everything from kids, to husbands, to our mutual love of fashion and retail.
During one of those fun convos, I told her that I was purchasing Mint Condition with my sister-in-law and not long after (likely over another yummy cocktail) we decided she would be such a good fit to work at the shop. Alli brings a fresh, fun style to Mint. Watch for her on our stories…she is great at putting fun date night looks together!
How do you spend your time? With my husband Justin and two kids Emerson (5) and Wyatt (2). Or at barre3 and shopping locally.
How long have you lived in Alexandria: 3 months
What is your hometown? Upper Dublin
What brought you to Alexandria? My husband was offered a job in D.C. the day after we got married. We lived in D.C. for four years, then moved to Abu Dhabi for four years, and then moved back to D.C. After we had kids we decided we were ready to live that suburb life and Old Town was at least a cool place to go out to on date night!
What would surprise people about you? That I lived overseas for four years and that my first child was born there
You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? Super strength
Favorite cocktail: Cosmo with a splash of St. Germaine
Last book read or movie seen: For the Love of Lululemon
Guilty Pleasure: Cookies
Phrase you overuse: Not my camel
Facebook or Instagram? IG
Latest binge-watch: Shameless
Bucket list travel destination: Thailand to ride an elephant
If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Wine
Define your style in three words or less: Funky, fun, and cool
The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Chunky cardigans
Favorite trend ever: Sparkles, especially a nice pair of sparkle booties
Favorite current trend: Leather leggings
Beauty product you can’t live without: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
Favorite fragrance: Maison Margiela Flower Market
Heels or flats? Flats
Favorite room in your home: Living room. I love to relax with my family at the end of the day
Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix
Last item bought for your home: Rugs…I love a good vintage rug
Next planned purchase: Green velvet chairs for my living room
Favorite way to entertain: Over a cocktail and some s’mores by the chiminea
Clutter-free or well-lived in? Well lived in. Although, I wish it was clutter-free
Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Yes, so cool
Your go-to work-out: barre3
Group exercise or solo: Group
Fitness goal: Twice a week
Proudest fitness achievement: Making it to a workout class twice a week