April 30, 2013

Alexandria Stylebook

A few months ago, Angela, the owner of Bellacara, approached me with a kind of genius idea: to collaborate with a handful of other stores in an effort to cross promote and show our customers what our stores have to offer, and how it all works together. We weren’t really sure at the time what […]
April 26, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: April

It’s as old a question as the chicken and the egg. Which comes first: the shoes or the outfit? Even before I owned a shoe store I tended to buy shoes first and the outfit second. But sometimes even the most shoe-obsessed must make a purchase to solve an outfit problem. Sometimes these shoes become […]
April 23, 2013


One of The Shoe Hive girls got married a few days ago at the beach and wore our Tkees (Highlighters-Bronzer). It was a very casual wedding and the Tkees were the perfect touch. I doubt mine will go to a wedding anytime soon, but that’s the beauty of them–from running to the grocery store to […]
April 19, 2013

Asha Trunk Show for Mother’s Day

In case you hadn’t heard, we are having an Asha trunk show all weekend long in preparation for Mother’s Day. The classic zodiac rings are entirely customizable–pick out what you want and we will make it happen! If the rings aren’t your thing, I feel confident that you will find something else to make your […]
April 16, 2013

Tale of Two Cookies

Have you ever watched a cooking show, gotten inspired, and thought you could do what they are doing on tv? That same thing happens to me when I go in La Cuisine. Since we moved here 14 years ago my husband has shopped there. Yes, this is an admission in public that I, myself, am […]
April 12, 2013

AGL in the News

Looks like AGL is having a well-deserved moment in the spotlight. An editorial introduction to one of our favorite brands:
April 9, 2013

Spring Break: Todd Family Style

I just got back from spring break with my husband and kids although it already seems very far away. We were in Vero Beach where my parents retired. My sister Rebecca and her husband were there, which was exciting for my kids because she used to live in Alexandria until last October and she is […]
April 5, 2013

You’re Invited: Melissa Trunk Show (Happening Now!)

April 3, 2013

Ten Years at The Shoe Hive: April

Monday, April 1, 2013: How long have you lived in Alexandria? 13 years. Tuesday, April 2, 2013: How do you feel about The Shoe Hive turning ten? I feel thankful for all the people that have supported us through the years. Makes me feel a little old. The hive turning 10 means I have turned 40. […]