12.10.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 10, 2018

Red waxed denim might be our new holiday must have. We’ll be like a sassy Santa Claus! And instead of a sack of toys, we’ll take this Jerome Dreyfuss bag and fill it […]
12.05.18

September Reset, Revisited: An Update on Amy’s Progress

In September, Alexandria Stylebook asked Fitness on the Run and its fitness partners Mind the Mat and Ascend Cycle to work with one of the members of Alexandria Stylebook. Since Amy Rutherford, owner […]
12.03.18

The 12 Days of Christmas at Penny Post & Red Barn Mercantile

Remember last week when I told you there are no new ideas, well today is the perfect example of that. Or, rather, I like to believe it’s the perfect example of great minds […]
12.03.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 3, 2018

Hanukkah is happening now and Christmas is just around the corner, so our picks for the week focus on great gifts to give: a local tee for your all-things-Alexandria friend (also great for […]
11.26.18

Everyone’s a Winner at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post This Year!

There are no new ideas. Or at least they are few and far between. So when my husband came home with an envelope from the restaurant Maggiano’s, I was shocked. It was a […]
11.22.18

All the Black (& Plaid!) Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you, our loyal readers. It is a tremendous honor to be part of a community that values and supports its local, independent businesses; we truly enjoy bringing […]
11.19.18

This Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Win Big

I have to admit, when I saw the Lin-Manuel Miranda Small Business Saturday advertisement, I got a little choked up. Really, every year I get a little teary-eyed watching the American Express ads; […]
11.16.18

You’re Going To Love This: Introducing Boutique Express

We are all busy. No matter what phase of life you are in or what job you do, if you have kids or don’t have kids, if your kids are young or old, […]
11.12.18

Why Catstudio’s Military Collection Is So Special to Me

Here’s one thing you may not know about me: I’m an Air Force brat. My dad was a fighter pilot and served for more than 30 years. Before turning 8, my family moved […]
11.12.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 12, 2018

With statement pieces like cropped, wide-leg pants with a slit, a floral velvet and embroidered kimono, and a blouse with lace and ruffles and a bell-sleeve, today’s top picks prove two things: you […]
11.05.18

Red Barn Mercantile’s Annual Holiday Unveiling

If you call the store this week, don’t be surprised if we are slow to answer. We will be buried under boxes of Christmas decorations getting ready for our annual Holiday Unveiling. Every […]
10.31.18

Fall Cookbook Roundup

I love to cook. It’s relaxing and helps me wind down after a long day. I love the alchemy of it all; how the flavors mix together to make the most delicious concoctions […]
10.23.18

2nd Annual Uptown Block Party!

Last year saw such a large influx of new businesses to the 1000, 1100, and 1200 blocks of King St. that we had to celebrate with the first ever Uptown Block Party. That […]
10.22.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of October 22, 2018

How Alicia does leopard, Elizabeth as a dress, Meaghan’s newest, favorite-est bangle, Amy breaks out beyond blue, Angela’s latest hair product obsession, and Celeste’s boot for the practical fashionista, all in this week’s […]
10.17.18

Liquorary Fall Cocktail Event at Red Barn Mercantile

The nip in the air means a little nip of something spicy to drink, wouldn’t you agree? Fall weather made an appearance this weekend and I relished it. For all the reasons we […]


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