Meet Alicia

Meet Alicia Wood

Alicia Wood Lifestyle is a lifestyle destination with classic flair for everyday living written by Alicia Wood.  Alicia’s goal is to create a timeless yet fresh way to approach personal style, entertaining, beauty, design and even travel.

A self-described “List Maker Extraordinaire,” Alicia Wood Lifestyle is where Alicia shares her lists of style ideas, recipes, entertaining ideas, travel tips and great sales.

For years friends said, “You should start a blog about ____!” (Fill in the blank with Travel, Personal Style, Cooking, Entertaining, Food Allergies/Gluten Free Options, Interior Design, Clean Beauty products that enhance our lives not harm our health, etc).  In 2014, I finally stepped out on faith that I should share all my thoughts on these topics.

I love creating opportunities for family time and sweet memories.  Entertaining at home and family travel are my favorite ways to do this for my family.  I hope that what I share inspires you to do the same.

I would not be able to do what I do without my wonderful team that helps me with so many aspects of running Alicia Wood Lifestyle!  I’m excited to introduce then to you below.

My heart has always been to help others – through volunteering in my community, researching a topic and sharing information.  I hope this space does just that while allowing me to use my gifts from the Lord of hospitality and administration and fulfills my passions, too.

xo
Alicia

Meet the team

Sydney Edwards

Sydney Edwards

Sydney serves as Creative Assistant and Social Media Coordinator for AWL.  She is, founder of SEESIDE Creative & based in Atlantic Beach, Florida, and specializes in all things digital strategy with a background in content creation, e-commerce, and graphic/web design. After receiving her Master’s, she pursued her passion to work with creative entrepreneurs to take their digital business to the next level while providing the support to do so. When she’s not busy planning her next getaway, Sydney can be found perusing the aisles of Barnes & Noble or out on the water (with all of the sun protection possible!)
Audrie Dollins

Audrie Dollins

Audrie is an Influencer & Branding Photographer and calls Frisco, Texas home.  She has been a professional photographer since 2011, capturing weddings and wonderful family moments.  She now focuses her full intention on capturing quality imagery for influencers and brands. Audrie recently launched the Basics To Photography Workshop that helps photographers and businesses learn how to capture high quality imagery in between their professional sessions.  She has a passion for promoting imagery’s essential role in business and marketing strategy. 

Mary Hafner

Mary Hafner

Mary Hafner is a Dallas-based fashion and lifestyle photographer and writes the blog SoThenTheySay.com. Her photographs have been published in magazines such as Domino, Elle, and Redbook, as well as online publications Houzz and My Domaine. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, a wife, and mom to her daughter, Eleanor, and two Goldendoodles, Annie and Ellie.

Madeleine Herskind

Madeleine Herskind

Madeleine supports Alicia Wood Lifestyle by delivering graphic design elements from the building blocks of the AWL logo and branding elements, media kits to eBooks and PDF offerings.  Madeleine is the creative behind M Calligraphy Etc., delivering all types of paper + paint projects. What started as a wedding calligraphy service 4+ years ago, quickly grew as the requests received fell outside the edge of the paper.  Since adding the “Etc.” to her name, she’s attracted all sorts of clients that trust her to execute their artistic + design visions. Most recently, her hand-painted custom champagne bottles have captured the most attention and kept her paintbrush moving really fast!

Stephanie Magilow

Stephanie Magilow

Stephanie is a lifelong Texan, carnivore, cheese-lover and voracious connoisseur of all things sweet; and an unenthusiastic exerciser to balance it all out.  She is a self proclaimed serial entrepreneur having been a recipe writer, wedding cake baker and calligrapher and now owner of Jammit Jams, a gourmet jam business.  She does bookkeeping for an exclusive list of clients on the side, including Alicia Wood Lifestyle, LLC.  Based in Dallas, Stephanie is happily married, a loving mother of two teenagers, and caretaker of an energetic, very smart & mischievous Australian shepherd.

Kelly Gruber

Kelly Gruber

Kelly, founder and owner of Sherry Lane Travel, a boutique travel agency in Dallas, contributes travel tips to Alicia Wood Lifestyle and helps Alicia plan her travel.  Kelly specializes in true luxury travel for couples, family travel and small groups.  She loves to make her clients feel like VIPs and bringing value – consistently beating online travel site pricing for luxury travel.  Born the daughter of an airline family, she has traveled the world extensively.  She loves making travel dreams around the world a reality and also enjoys books, movies, yoga, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Allison Lancaster

Allison Lancaster

Allison manages Pinterest and Facebook Strategy for Alicia Wood Lifestyle.  She is a wife, mom of two, blogger, and online business manager. Allison left her corporate career in 2016 to pursue her passion, writing, and has been featured in multiple publications.

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My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

2020 October Favorites Under $150

2020 October Favorites Under $150

I know Winter is not even here but I have been freezing all week! That will probably be evident to you when you see all of October‘s Favorites under $150! This month features favorites like cozy sweaters, chic scarves and other great layers.





Top 25 October Reader Favorites

Top 25 October Reader Favorites

I love putting together these round ups of the Reader Favorites each month.  The Top 25 October Reader Favorites are a mix of home, beauty and cozy fall styles.





The Best Fall and Winter Boots

The Best Fall and Winter Boots

With Fall in full swing and Winter just around the corner, it is officially boot and booties season. Investing in a comfortable pair of boots or booties makes all the difference. The right pair of boots can be dressed up or down, worn with jeans or a dress, and ultimately become the easiest decision you make when getting dressed. I’m sharing the best Fall and Winter boots for 2020 with my favorite styles, brands, and more!





Beauty

Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Favorite Beauty Tools from Nordstrom

Favorite Beauty Tools from Nordstrom

As I have shared before one of my biggest skin care goals is to find non-invasive ways to look younger.  The BeautyBio GloPro and NuFace Trinity are two of my secret weapons in fighting the signs of aging and Nordstrom carries them and all my favorite add ons as well!

Beauty Find: City Lash and Beyond Mascara

Beauty Find: City Lash and Beyond Mascara

You know when your best friend compliments you three times in a row on your eyelashes, you are onto something! I’m excited to share my secret beauty find with you today: City Lash and Beyond Mascara by City Beauty!





Colleen Rothschild Friends and Family Sale

Colleen Rothschild Friends and Family Sale

It’s time for one of my favorite beauty sales! The Colleen Rothschild Friends and Family Sale offering 25% off sitewide with code FAMILY25 is happening now. This is the best time to stock up on all of your favorites and get an early start on holiday gifting as well.





Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.

Tablescapes

Tips on setting a beautiful table.

Entertaining

Get inspired with entertaining tips.

Interiors

My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.

Travel

Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories created through travel.

Destinations

Packing Lists

Holiday Inspiration

Get inspired with my holiday tablescapes, recipes & more!

2020 October Favorites Under $150

2020 October Favorites Under $150

I know Winter is not even here but I have been freezing all week! That will probably be evident to you when you see all of October‘s Favorites under $150! This month features favorites like cozy sweaters, chic scarves and other great layers.





Holiday Home Shop | Christmas Decoration Ideas

Holiday Home Shop | Christmas Decoration Ideas

The holidays are around the corner and soon you’ll be breaking out the Christmas decor and putting up your tree. Whether you are getting an early start this year or planning to wait to decorate until after Thanksgiving, now is a great time to start figuring out how to decorate your home for Christmas. My Holiday Home Shop will give you lots of Christmas decoration ideas and help you get your home into the holiday spirit!





AWL Fall Tabletop and Entertaining Boutique

AWL Fall Tabletop and Entertaining Boutique

Several weeks ago I shared with you Alicia Wood Lifestyle Fall boutiques. I have highlighted several of them individually including Fall Style Boutique and Fall Home Decor Boutique. Today, I want to inspire your entertaining and table setting with the AWL Fall Tabletop and Entertaining Boutique.