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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. […]
April 2, 2013

Celebrity Crush

Only a few weeks after I met my celebrity crush, Aerin Lauder, for the first time, our first pair of Aerins arrived at the store AND she was featured in a fantastic write-up in Elle magazine. I posted about it on Facebook, but felt like the number of likes was not worthy of how awesome […]
March 29, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: March

If you have shopped at my store over the past 9 plus years you have noticed there are a couple things I have a hard time not buying. Buckles, anything orange, anything cashmere, luggage leather, chunky gold jewelry pieces that looks Mr. T would wear them and shoes that lace — we have them all […]
March 26, 2013

Transitional Wear…Still

So, as I jet off to Vero Beach far away from the dreadful weather that lingers in Old Town, I do feel sorry for all of those I’ve left behind. Just because I will be wearing sleeveless tops and open-toed shoes for the next week doesn’t mean that I’m not concerned with what you will […]
March 22, 2013

Shoes in the News: March

I know you’ve been impatiently awaiting this month’s Shoes in the News. Don’t lie, I know it’s the highlight of your month. After all, who wouldn’t want to waste ten minutes reading through the important and not-so-important ongoings within the world of shoes, right? So, let’s get to it. When it comes to accessories, Spring […]
March 19, 2013

Anna Beck Trunk Show

Los Angeles based Anna Beck Designs is a contemporary jewelry collection that uses one of the oldest jewelry making techniques: timeless necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and cuffs are handcrafted on the island of Bali. Each piece in the collection is layered with tiny gold or silver disks, with each disk of precious metal individually cut […]