February 18, 2012

Collections

My husband is a bit of a hoarder — uh, I mean “collector.” It was one of those things I didn’t realize until we were married. When we moved from Nashville to Alexandria after being married for just 3 months I had to pack and unpack his junk — um, I mean “collections.” The collections […]
February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Day

Nobody loves pink and Valentines Day more than my daughter. My husband and I use to cross the river to Your Nation’s Capital to go to dinner exactly twice a year: Valentine’s Day and our wedding anniversary. Now he takes our daughter out on a date for Valentine’s Day and I get left dateless. She […]
February 13, 2012

Back in the Saddle

So the New Year’s Resolution is not going so well — the yoga pants have crept back into the daily attire and are taking over like kudzu. But it’s not too late to salvage the season, so I’m back in the saddle. We’ve had a mild winter in Northern Virginia and so it’s been easy […]
February 1, 2012

Seventh Annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale

In 2005 my friends and I at Hysteria started a little something called the Alexandria Warehouse Sale. There were seven stores that signed up and we had no idea what to expect. It was a hit from the start. We knew we had found a good idea when women were lined up in the cold […]