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

Kaitlyn Pettibon

Kaitlyn Pettibon

Kaitlyn was Alicia Wood Lifestyle’s first employee three years ago and is an integral part of AWL on a daily basis.  Based in Austin, she is the Blog Manager working to keep the site updated, writing content, assisting with content planning, collages and graphics, designing the AWL newsletter and more.  A 2017 graduate of UT Austin,  Kaitlyn loves live music, Texas cuisine and relaxing getaways to her small, charming hometown.  Most weekends you can find her curled up with a good book and coffee or enjoying a fresh margarita at her favorite Austin spots.

Morgan Broome

Morgan Broome

Morgan works behind the screen at Alicia Wood Lifestyle as Social Media Manager and Production Assistant.  She keeps the AWL LikeToKnow.It, Facebook, Instagram Stories and Pinterest channels up-to-date and assists with photoshoot preparation and production. Morgan has lived in Dallas for 10 years and graduated from UNT with a degree in Strategic Communications in 2016. Her passions include cycling, skiing and attending as many concerts as she can fit in her schedule!

Allison Lancaster

Allison Lancaster

Allison manages Public Relations, Partnerships and Communications as well as 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.  Residing in East Tennessee with her family, she loves spending time outdoors, shopping and watching the clouds with her two toddlers in her spare time.

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.

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My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

I truly can’t believe it is almost Easter!  Whether you are dressing up like you were going to the church or keeping it a bit more casual because we will be watching online, I’ve gathered beautiful Easter dresses for you.

Creating the Habit of Exercise + Activewear Favorites

Creating the Habit of Exercise + Activewear Favorites

One of the ways I am taking advantage of the forced pause is creating the habit of exercise for myself. I don’t talk about exercise much on AWL because, well, I don’t usually do it. But that is changing!






Beauty

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

Winter Skin Rescue | The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

Winter Skin Rescue | The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

Today, I want to share my Winter Skin Rescue routine with you. This combination of products is my solution for dry winter skin and leaves a healthy glow.


Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

If you are looking to make the switch to Clean Beauty, Nordstrom’s Beauty Department is filled with great options to get you on your way to clean and beautiful. Including brands like Chantecaille, Kopari, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann and so much more!


Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

I love my skin after a spa facial and always wish I could re-create it at home. I’ve perfected Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home!


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