June 11, 2019

Step Right Up for the First-Ever Old Town Carnival!

Growing up in Ohio, my summers were mainly spent at the pool and playing tennis. There was one other summer activity, however, that makes me think of my childhood: county fairs! I know, it’s the total opposite of country club living, but we all have our beautiful contradictions. My mom is from a farm in […]
June 6, 2019

Easy Summer Dresses, Even Easier Price Points

Summertime means days at the pool and beach, trips visiting family and friends and just a more laid back way of life. Especially in this town, folks tend to have a much slower pace when the thermometer elevates, which is much needed, if you ask me. A laid back schedule means a laid back style […]
June 3, 2019

Back to the Future: Tretorns

There are certain trends from my childhood that I never ever want to repeat. The list is long and embarrassing. I mean, I had an asymmetrical haircut and there are photos (thankfully, undigitized photos) to prove it. I remember seeing the cover of Teen Magazine and taking it to my mom with hands trembling and […]
May 31, 2019

Daughter Styles Mother: Three Looks

As my daughter gets older, I realize she might be a little horrified by the way I dress. My sparkles, glitter, and animal prints I am sure used to be amusing. But nowadays, she might not like me to stand out so much. It would be interesting to see what she would like to actually […]
May 29, 2019

Summer Sale! Here Are Five Looks To Get You Started

How is it that we are already announcing our summer sale? It just seems like only yesterday we needed to swap out our closets from winter to spring clothes. So why are we starting the sale so early? We know folks start to pack up and travel for the summer and we want to make […]
May 24, 2019

Stephanie Parkes in Work-to-Weekend Wear

Okay, so if you know Stephanie Parkes you know she always looks amazing. I know many of us know her because her dog, Tanner (follow him on Instagram at @golden_tannerpup). He actually is a dog model. However, I think it is time for someone to sign Stephanie on the dotted line. She has always been beautiful […]
May 23, 2019

Finally! Cute Holders for Sunglasses (or, You Know, Readers)

Lot’s of things change when you enter a new decade it seems. When I turned 40, which was six years ago, I decided to go to all my doctors and, wow, was that a rude awakening. One of the harshest reality checks was my appointment with my optometrist. I hadn’t been in probably five years. […]
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 […]