I am a lover and obsessed snapshot taker of all things in fashion, beauty, travel and fitness.
I started 5th & Magnolia as a way to share travel adventures with family & friends and then it grew into this little labor of love.
I appreciate you stopping by and do hope that you will enjoy and will stay a while. Possibly while sipping some champs.
xo - margaret
By day I work as a Marketing Consultant and by night, I'm a blogger.
San Jose State University. I majored in Psychology/Journalism and graduated in 2005.
Portland, Maine where my husband and I recently bought our first home which was documented on House Hunters in case you wanted to check out what makes this city so freaking awesome.
It initially started as a way for me to share my travels and life with family & friends while we were traveling internationally as we had limited cell coverage or data. I quickly found out that I actually enjoyed documenting everything and over the past 5 years it has grown into what it is today.
One thing that can take me right back to living in the South is the smell of Magnolias, I can't describe it but it's one of the sweetest, most beautiful scents. My grandmother used to keep them in the house and in the spring and summer the smell of them outside would be overwhelming - and I could not have thought of a better name for the blog. As for the 5th Avenue aspect of the name - a nod to my love of 5th Ave. in NYC.
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My wonderful & very patient husband.
I'm 5'7 and my size varies depending on the brand. Inmost cases though I wear a size xs or small shirt (2,4), small blazer or jacket (4), size 4 pant (26, 27) with a long inseam, size xs-small dress & skirt (2,4) and size 7.5-8 shoe. In my workoutgear I tend to go a bit larger, as I do not like ultra tight clothing when working out, and wear a size 4 or 6 at Lululemon and with other brands like Nike, Gap Fit & UnderArmour I fluctuate between a Small - Medium.
I try my best to eat healthy 5 days a week and usually enjoy a 'cheat' meal (or two) over the weekend. I try to space out these cheat meals so that they do not become a cheat week (which has happened...I am human).
Lucky for me...yes it is, and yes I love it.
I frequent; Banana Republic (both retail and the outlet), Off Saks 5th Avenue, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Express & Lululemon. I also really enjoy shopping in boutiques while we are traveling - especially for jewelry pieces to add to my collection.