Meet Alicia

Meet Alicia Wood

Alicia Wood Lifestyle is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia’s goal is to provide a timeless yet fresh perspective on fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel inspiring readers to create sweet memories for family and friends.

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.

friendly martian

friendly martian

Friendly martian digital marketing provides bloggers, influencers, small business owners and nonprofits access to effective, low-cost digital marketing. We create websites, blogs, social media assets and email marketing campaigns that are inexpensive yet functional. Our goal is to be the best marketing partner you have on Earth. Visit us at friendlymartian.com.

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

July Reader Favorites

July Reader Favorites

It’s time for July Reader Favorites and includes many Nordstrom Sale items that are still in stock for the public access that starts now! These are the items that YOU clicked on, purchased the most, and loved this month!





21 Maxi and Midi Dresses for Summer

21 Maxi and Midi Dresses for Summer

As you may have heard me say many times before, dresses are my go-to way to dress for any occasion and a maxi or midi dress can be casual or dressed up. They are easy to throw on and accessorize without a lot of fuss! I’ve shared How to Wear a Maxi Dress at Any Height and I thought I would share my favorite summer maxi and midi dresses for this summer.





Beauty

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

One of my favorite parts of the Nordstrom anniversary sale is the beauty exclusives! I truly use this time to stock up on tried and true favorites and as an opportunity to try new clean beauty products.





Clean Beauty Focus: Summer Skincare Routine

Clean Beauty Focus: Summer Skincare Routine

I get a lot of compliments on my skin and questions about my skincare routine. Some of it I credit to good genes and the rest to high performing, clean skincare products! I wanted to share with you my current Summer Skincare Routine.


Summer Clean Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

Summer Clean Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

I love trying new clean beauty products and I have found some fresh favorites for stressed summer skin!  These six summer clean beauty favorites from Nordstrom are my newest finds!

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