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.

Top 25 Reader Favorites for May

Top 25 Reader Favorites for May

I thought it would be interesting to see what the top 25 reader favorites were from May. These are the items that YOU clicked on, purchased the most, and loved! It has been so fun to see what you are all most interested in & shopping for!





2020 May Favorites Under $150

2020 May Favorites Under $150

With the unofficial start to summer under way, we are spending more time either at the lake or out by the pool! I’ve rounded up my favorite swimsuits, cover ups, sunscreens & more under $150 for all things fun in the sun.


25 White Dresses for Summer

25 White Dresses for Summer

Do you follow the old rule of only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day?  Not me! In Texas, once it gets over 75 degrees, white becomes a staple color in my wardrobe.  Today, I’m sharing 25 White Dresses for Summer.


Beauty

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

Summer Clean Beauty Boutique

Summer Clean Beauty Boutique

Once we hit Memorial Day, I consider it summer!  I’ve filled the Summer Clean Beauty Boutique with new favorites for the summer season.


AWL Spring Boutiques

AWL Spring Boutiques

Happy May Day!  It is hard to believe April has come and gone! I’m a bit ready for a new season and to celebrate the gorgeous weather that is here to stay. 
Each season, I fill the AWL Boutiques with my favorite finds to inspire your personal style, keep you looking beautiful, decorate your home, fill your pantry and give the perfect gift!  These are updated constantly but get a major overhaul at the beginning of each season.  Whether you are new or one of my long-time readers, I wanted to be sure to let you know they are fully updated!

Colleen Rothschild Reward Sale!

Colleen Rothschild Reward Sale!

Beauty and self-care have been big topics as we are home right now.  Keeping with my beauty routine is helping me to feel “normal!”  Colleen Rothschild Beauty just announced their Rewards Sale and I wanted to be sure you knew the details and my favorite CR products!


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