Street Style: Meg Biram

Brave and beautiful — the two words that come to mind when I think of Meg Biram. I would use those exact two adjectives to describe her bright, colorful perspective murals popping up all over the walls of hip D.C.-area establishments, the latest and greatest being a collaboration with Old Town Boutique District and ALX Community. (Click here to see the process and amazing result.)

Yes, Meg, aka Meggie Pooh (everyone in my classes has a nickname and Meg is an avid HAWT Pilatist, one of my most dedicated, in fact), is a sought-after community artist, but did you know that she is also a talented journalist? And an ingenious one at that: Meg pioneered blogging before it was even a “thing” with As a Gen-Xer, I’m still not sure what a blog is, but at least I know that what Meg has accomplished by her mid 30s is a big deal.

Above all, what I’d really like to say about Meg is that she is a loyal friend. Over this past year, Meg and I have been there for each other. It usually takes me a long time to open up to people, but I felt connected to her. She makes you feel that way; she creates the space and invites you to share with her. The result? Thriving. Meg makes you feel like you can do anything. She believes in you and she would literally sacrifice herself to support you. Now, how brave and beautiful is that?

I am honored to introduce Meg Biram for Street Style.

Meg is wearing the Marta Jumpsuit by Citizens of Humanity and Large Gold Mood Hoops by Lizzie Fortunato, each
 available at The Hive, and the White/Green Star Superstar by Golden Goose, available at The Shoe Hive.
📸 :: Sarah Marcella Creative




How do you spend your time? Working on murals, paintings, and other work-related things like email and meetings. Nights and weekends I spend with my husband either biking, hanging out on our patio, going out to dinner, or walking our dog. I love to do things outdoors like hike, play tennis, or dine al fresco. I also try to go to all of the art museums this area has to offer. I read a lot and love to spend time with friends or watching documentaries.

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 2 years

What is your hometown? Kansas City, Missouri

What brought you to Alexandria? We lived in D.C. for six years prior to Alexandria. Wanted to buy something not in the city but with easy D.C. access, and somewhere with a strong community.

What would surprise people about you? I hate taking photos and doing my hair and makeup. On most days my hair is in a bun and I have little to no makeup on.

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? To slow down time

Favorite cocktail: Greyhound

Last book read or movie seen: Just finished the books Normal People by Sally Rooney and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Guilty Pleasure: Wine, pizza, and ice cream.

Phrase you overuse: Um

Facebook or Instagram? Instagram

Latest binge-watch: Dead To Me on Netflix

Bucket list travel destination: Everywhere I haven’t been

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee?  Wine


The Marta Jumpsuit by Citizens of Humanity styled with the Sofia Belt in Burgundy
by Lizzie Fortunato
 and the Razor Bootie by Rag & Bone, each available at The Shoe Hive.




Define your style in three words or less: Edgy, global, edited.

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: All Saints Black Leather Papin Moto Jacket

Favorite trend ever: Sneakers for almost all occasions, so comfy.

Favorite current trend: I’m not really a trend person, but I love sculptural items like a sculptural bag or heel. Things that have a modern artsy edge.

Beauty product you can’t live without: Moisturizer. A few I like are Vintner’s Daughter, Sunday Riley CEO, One Love Organics Skin Savior, Ursa Major Recovery Cream.

Favorite fragrance: Mezcal Negra

Heels or flats? Flats mostly. Heels on occasion.


The Paola Dress by Ulla Johnson is available at The Hive, and the Horn Pia Threaders by Soko and the
Leah Leather Ankle Tie Sandal by Marion Parke are available at The Shoe Hive.




Favorite room in your home: Our patio!

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix

Last item bought for your home: We just replaced our dishwasher. I haven’t bought home décor in years.

Next planned purchase: Probably new lighting.

Favorite way to entertain: Casual get together on our patio. Music, beer, wine, food, and friends.

Clutter-free or well lived-in? Clutter-free with a few well-edited bookshelves.

Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Love, but murals are fun too! 😉





Your go-to work-out: Megan Brown’s classes at Mind the Mat

Most fun way to exercise: Tennis or biking with my husband or friends

Group exercise or solo: Either

Fitness goal: Feel good, be healthy.

Proudest fitness achievement: Ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in D.C.





Favorite spot in Alexandria: Besides my house and my art studio — I love walking and biking the Mount Vernon Trail and any outdoor patio. Taverna Cretekou’s patio is so beautiful.

Last purchase in Alexandria: Something from either from The Hive or Old Town Books.

Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: Misha’s or Swings / People’s Drug or Lost Dog / Taverna Cretekou or Hank’s Pasta Bar.

Favorite charity: Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Favorite annual Alexandria event: Port City Fest in Old Town



  • The latest from Megan
Megan Brown, physical therapist, Pilates instructor, mother and co-founder of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga in Alexandria, VA, likes to goof around. Yet her commitment to her students and her skill set in the field is no joke. After graduating from University of Virginia with a degree in Sports Medicine, Megan went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy and eventually her Doctorate in the profession. Although Pilates was never part of the plan, the method changed the way she treated patients, positively re-directed her career path and enhanced her own active lifestyle. Customized Pilates instruction is her specialty–she designs classes based on clients needs: athletes, new moms, rehabilitation or just for fun (why be serious all the time?). Pilates + Yoga is the best of both worlds, hence the creation of Mind the Mat studios providing classes for all—in every walk of life.

Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga was founded in 2008 by Megan Brown, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation and Sara VanderGoot, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (e-RYT 200, RYT 500). In their private practices as physical therapist and massage therapist respectively Megan and Sara observed that many of their clients were coming in with similar needs: relief for neck and shoulder tension and low back pain as well as a desire for more flexibility in hips and legs, stability in joints, and core strength.

Together Megan and Sara carefully crafted a curriculum of Pilates and yoga classes to address needs for clients who are pregnant, postpartum, have injuries or limitations, who are new to Pilates and yoga, and for those who are advanced students and are looking for an extra challenge.     

2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


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