06.17.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of June 17, 2019

This is a great week for jewelry lovers: Anna Beck is back at The Shoe Hive, and Kiskadee has a new shipment of The Woods in store. This vegan leather midi wrap skirt […]
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 […]
06.10.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of June 10, 2019

A couple great gifts for Dad today in this week’s top picks, including one as punny as he is. For you, a blouse that is just feels like summer, a foolproof highlighter for […]
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. […]
05.29.19
Interior Design Pink Mood Board by Alison Giese Interiors

Six Tips To Get the Most Value from Your Interior Designer

Let’s be honest, interior design is a luxury service. No one technically needs an interior designer, but wow, what a difference it makes!  Your average bedroom can start at $20,000 and your average […]
05.21.19

Housewarming 101

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the housing market is on fire! I have two friends that have bought and sold houses within a week and have closed at lightning speed. It’s bananas! […]
05.20.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 20, 2019

A better way to wash and store your farmers’ market finds and a lip screen that makes your lipstick SPF 50 are our super summer-y top picks, plus great lightweight options for climates […]
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 […]
05.09.19
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, […]
05.06.19
kitten heels, 14k yellow 1.3ctw daimond studs, jean jacket by Rag & Bone, leather cross-body Pouch bags by B.May, Black Cherry - Cranberry - Ginger - Grapefruit - Lime Drinking Vinegar by Meredyth Shrub, Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum by Dr. Dennis Gross

Our Top Picks for the Week of May 6, 2019

Top picks run the gamut this week, from a pro-grade dark spot remover to award-winning drinking vinegars (bet you didn’t see that coming!). Rounding out the week’s best are diamond studs that work […]
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 […]
04.24.19
Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection: Embroidered Pillow, Glassware, Dish Towel, Change Purse

One Word for You: Catstudio

In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman gets one-word advice from Mr. Robinson: Plastics. Well my one-word advice for you is: Catstudio. Specifically, Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection. It makes a great gift for any graduate. That’s […]
04.22.19
Good American jeans denim shorts, leather lattice weave mule by Huma Blanco, citronella candles by Skeem, Supergoop Perfect Day Mint Condition Lip Shield, unicorn horns and narwhal horns Glitter Sidewalk Chalk

Our Top Picks for the Week of April 22, 2019

Cut-offs, check. Cute mules, check. Sunscreen, of course. Citronella candle to keep the bugs at bay and sidewalk chalk to the kids at play? Check and check. This week’s top picks has everything […]
04.17.19
Patio Decor from Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria, VA

Asking for a Friend: Patio A or Patio B?

There are endless options for home furnishing out there. When you hire an interior designer, you are paying for someone to wade through the sea of possibilities so you don’t have to. With […]
04.10.19

How To Make a World-Class Easter Basket

My mom was a class-A superhero when it came to making Easter baskets. Really, any gift basket at all. She had the Midas touch for it. And not to brag too much, but […]


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