06.21.19

It’s Officially Summer! Here Are Our Plans.

Today is the summer solstice, which means it’s officially summer, or will be, anyway, depending on when you read this. The exact start of summer is 11:54am, and we are so, so ready. […]
06.12.19

Good, Old-Fashion Fun at the Old Town Carnival

I love collaborating with my fellow retailers and business owners. This winter when we were brainstorming new ways to work together, we stumbled upon the most fun idea ever – a carnival! Elizabeth […]
06.04.19

Dads, Teachers, and Grads, Oh My! Your June Gift-Giving Guide

June is a big gift-giving month. We just got over Mother’s Day and college graduations and now we are looking at Father’s Day, end of the year teacher gifts, and high school graduation. […]
06.03.19

Our Top Picks the Week of June 3, 2019

Our top picks this week aren’t just a dress, a bag, a pen, a candle, and some makeup. Well, they are, but what makes them special is the level of thoughtful design and […]
05.14.19
Lauren Liess, kate abt design, Nole Garey of oh so beautiful paper, laura dowling the florist, domenica cooks Scones

Instagram Inspiration…You’re Welcome.

A while ago Elizabeth wrote a great post about her favorite podcasts. I’m always on the lookout – or earout, if that’s a thing – for a new podcast so was grateful to her […]
05.13.19
Alexandria Stylebook top picks: Krewe Simone Sunglasses, Zelens Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream, Cover ups at Kiskadee , Enza Costa T-shirts, Blackwing Pearl

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 13, 2019

Forget the rain. We have all kinds of sunny goodness today, from the most stylish and comfortable sunglasses to a just-back-in-stock cover-up to a t-shirt with the perfect fit. A luxe moisturizer with […]
05.09.19
The Best Mom in History of the world: a sture story, 100 raw real variental honey by Bee-Raw, Becoming necklace, egyptian Jasmine hand soap and bath salt/soak by K. hall designs, 1Love lives Here 1000 piece puzzle, I am Mom. What's Your Superpower name plaque, flower travel coffee mug

“Moms make it happen…”

I am the luckiest mom in the world. Hands down. There is no competition. I won’t wax poetic about how wonderful my two kids are but I will say that they are complicated, […]
04.29.19
Sugarfina’s limited edition cocktail kits

Cheers! It’s the First-Ever Old Town Cocktail Week!

If you fancy yourself a craft cocktail aficionado or even just an armchair cocktail quarterback, then we have the event for you. Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post are so excited to participate […]
04.29.19
SLEEVELESS ISLA JUMPSUIT by Apiece Apart, 14k yellow gold hinged hoop earrings, Supergoop Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow, 100 percent cotton pajama's: Nightcap by Mahogany, stationery, Camo Light weight shirt from Rag & Bone

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 29, 2019

Sunshine-y yellow is so cheerful, this jumpsuit is like a pop of happiness to start the week. Other top picks include great gift ideas for mom (or, you know…you): cozy, cute pajamas, a […]
04.15.19
Sloane Earrings by Jenny Bird, modern brass bolt pen, STELLA RUFFLE NECK FLORAL DRESS by Tyler Boe, cloud feather earrings by Federika Padula, Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick by Becca

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 15, 2019

A classic dress in a vibrant, floral orange and hot pink feather earrings, this week’s top picks are so bright and cheery. Add a touch of gold, whether in a glow stick for […]
04.02.19

Who Do You Love More, Red Barn Mercantile or Penny Post? Let Us Know During Spring2ACTion!

One of my favorite days of the year is Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s day of giving. As a former non-profit fundraiser and a current competitive person, Spring2ACTion is thrilling. I love that Alexandrians near and […]
03.28.19

Happy National Letter Writing Month!

April is National Letter Writing Month, and we are here for it! Sending mail spreads happiness. In a world of junk mail and texting, the contrast of a thoughtfully handwritten note can absolutely […]
03.25.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 25, 2019

Here are the straws we’ve been looking for! Why not use them in these sweet, ceramic mugs? Also in this week’s top picks, earrings that define elevated basics, and great new bags for […]
03.18.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of March 18, 2019

The Golden Girls and hot pink-accented running shoes: this week’s top picks are throwbacks in the very best way. We also have a favorite pant in the season’s hottest hue, earrings to go […]
03.11.19

Introducing Penny Perks

In September, Penny Post celebrated its first anniversary. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to all of our supporters for making the first year as successful as we hoped it would […]


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