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January 18, 2019

Ulla, Ulla, Ulla

I know I am starting to sound like a broken record but I’ve just got to talk to you about the latest Ulla Johnson delivery. I can’t not share each collection with the Stylebook readers. Even when you think it’s impossible, every delivery, it seems to get better. I feel like a musician when they […]
January 14, 2019

The Bag I Didn’t Know I Needed: The Sporty Spice by Annabel Ingall

A few months ago I was leaving a HAWT Pilates class at Mind the Mat in Del Ray and I put my suede cross-body bag across my sweatshirt as I left class. By the time I got to my car, my purse had not fared too well. The workout was tough and the sweat on […]
January 10, 2019

Save the Date! It’s the 15th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

It is hard to believe it’s already that time of year, but it is once again the season of the annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. It seems that once the holidays are over, folks begin asking at the store about this one-day event that has become an must-attend occasion for Alexandria shoppers. The discounts are […]
January 8, 2019

Resort Ready: Roller Rabbit Is Back!

The winter has thus far been super rainy, and if the weather forecasters are correct, we are in for a pretty awful winter. If you have been debating whether or not you want to escape the gray and go somewhere warm this winter, you might want to go ahead and book those tickets to sunshine […]
January 4, 2019

Think Pink

People just don’t wear enough pink. That’s been my contention for many years and I won’t be dissuaded. I often hear people (even our beautiful model, Penelope) say they don’t look good in pink. I beg to differ. I think there is some shade of pink that will good on everyone. And is there a […]
December 31, 2018

The Return of the Fanny Pack. Yes, Really.

Many years ago, probably more than 12 years ago — at least — I was walking the hallways of a show in New York with two of my friends who were the buyers for the former Old Town boutique Hysteria and we came upon a tiny little booth with great hair accessories. We started talking […]
November 16, 2018

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, everybody in this town is really, really busy. Oh, and then there is the traffic, dreadful traffic that seems like it can […]
May 11, 2018

#LoveLocalOT: 10 Years of OTBD

About 15 years ago I started to plan the opening of The Shoe Hive. When I registered the domain name theshoehive.com, I also bought the name for a second website, oldtownboutiquedistrict.com. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, I just had a thought: how do we put all the great stores in Old […]
March 1, 2018

Veronica Beard Trunk Show: 3/9-3/11

The other day someone asked me why Veronica Beard was so popular. The answer is simple: because everyone can wear it. No matter what you do in a day, Veronica Beard has clothes that will work for your lifestyle. The designers are also two women (both named Veronica) who obviously work a ton and have […]