May 21, 2019

Great Graduation Gifts, According to Our Graduate

There is nothing that makes me feel older than when someone who I remember as a young child starts working at our store. This is the case with Mary Ives Giblin. When she emailed me a few months back about doing her Episcopal High School externship at the stores, I jumped at the chance. We’ve […]
May 17, 2019

How To Style the Not So Basics

I met Dr. Shara Posner years ago. By years, I mean about 15 years ago when I opened the store and she had just opened up her practice, Back to Health Center. She was shopping in our store (back when there was just one, and it was on Royal Street) and, well, we realized we […]
May 13, 2019

Why We Are a Krewe Crew (Plus! Trunk Show Specials!)

Sometimes you get in a brand that becomes the surprise hit of the season. Yes, of course we already loved it and that is why we ordered it, but sometimes we just don’t realize how much it will resonate with people. That is what happened with Krewe. It is by far one of our most […]
May 9, 2019

The New, Modern Mood (Ear)rings

If you are like me, your mood dictates what you wear. The days where I am running around in workout clothes that may or may not be dirty indicate the, “I am frazzled and I can’t get it together, but I really wish I could” mood. These days I hope I brushed my teeth but […]
May 8, 2019

My First Mother’s Day

When Elizabeth asked me to write my Mother’s Day wish list this year, I had to pinch myself. I am officially a mama and I could not be more thrilled to be so! Ruby came into our lives on Halloween day of 2018 and my life has been forever enriched. I’ve never been more in […]
May 3, 2019

Save the Date: Lizzie Fortunato Trunk Show

If you are an Instagram person, like I am, you need to follow Lizzie Fortunato (@lfjewels). Of course it showcases their beautiful jewelry pieces, but it is much more than that, just like the line itself. Even though they are known for their handcrafted jewelry, the line goes beyond earrings and necklaces. First of all, […]
April 29, 2019

We *Don’t* Wear Short Shorts. A Post for People Who Prefer Pants. Or Just Like Cute Pants.

I have written about this subject before, so if you are an avid reader, I hereby apologize for repeating myself. I learned something new a few years back when I opened the clothing store: there are people who will not wear shorts. Like, 100 percent will-not-wear-shorts-not-even-if-it-is-110-degrees-outside people. Most will wear skirts or dresses of some […]
April 26, 2019

It’s Our First-Ever Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Do Not Miss These Margaritas.

This year Old Town Alexandria, with the help of Old Town Business Association, is hosting the first-ever Alexandria Cocktail Week. The genius behind the idea is the Queen of Old Town Cocktails, Victoria Vergason, the owner of The Hour and designer of her own barware line, The Modern Home Bar. Not only does she make […]
April 25, 2019

Surprise Bag Sale!

As you all know, I love bags. They are the only item I think one should never really part with unless it is just completely worn out. So when it comes to picking out bags for the store, I often find my orders a little difficult to edit. My over-indulging is now accruing to your […]