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.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away so I’m sharing a curated Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Below I’ve curated a boutique of beautiful, thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day. Whether your Mother is loves pamering, entertaining, fashion, jewelry or art, you’ll find the perfect gift here. You might even find something for yourself!





AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

The Spring Style Shop is filled with my favorite styles for the warm weather that is here to stay.


A Special Mother’s Day Gift From Hazen & Co.

A Special Mother’s Day Gift From Hazen & Co.

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it! I am excited to present two special Mother’s Day: the Alicia bracelet and Alicia Gift Sets, new additions to the Alicia Wood Lifestyle x Hazen Collection.

Beauty

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

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

I’ve shared a post on what is Clean Beauty & why it is important, but it can be difficult to find trusted source to purchase Clean Beauty items.  To give you a great start, I’m sharing the best places to buy clean beauty online as well as my favorite clean beauty brands.

AWL Spring Boutiques

AWL Spring Boutiques

Today I present the AWL Spring Boutiques! 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!

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

I love sharing new clean beauty finds! I just found UNSUN tinted sunscreen at Nordstrom.  It is a 100% mineral sunscreen and color corrector all in one and I’m loving it!


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!

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

We typically have Easter Brunch at home.  There is just something sweet about celebrating our risen Lord and then being at home together.  I love the more relaxed pace of entertaining at home.  Here is our Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu to inspire your menu this Easter Sunday.  It is actually a great menu for any time of year!

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

I can’t believe Easter is less than two weeks away!  I’ve begun to plan my Easter tablescape and which made me think to share with you How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape.  Creating the tablescape is always one of my favorite things on any holiday To Do List!


21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

Spring seems to bring so many events where you need the perfect dress: Easter, graduation, bridal and baby showers, luncheons and more. I have gathered 21 Spring Dresses that are perfect for Easter and beyond!