Kristin Longwood

Kristin Longwood is a wife, mother of two (and a bulldog), event planner, and volunteer. After years of living in DC, she made the move to Vienna and has fully embraced the suburban lifestyle. Kristin is a native New Yorker and came to the area to attend The Catholic University of America, where she eventually received a doctorate in Vocal Performance. After a career in music education and performance, she founded her own event planning firm, Boxwood & Bloom Events. Kristin loves the Yankees, Grandmillenial style, vacationing at the Jersey Shore, and The Home Edit.
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When Your Child Just Misses a Milestone

I’m a planner, both by personality and by profession. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, we stopped at Barnes & Noble before heading to a celebratory dinner. I took whichever...
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DC Area Donut Shops Guide

Think about this - have you ever heard anyone say they don’t like donuts? Even the pickiest eaters (read: toddlers) find a donut they like. Perfect for road trips, classroom celebrations (remember those?), lazy...

Celebrate 5 “Little” May Holidays at Home

While things are looking up - longer days, more vaccine availability - things still haven’t reached a new normal. We’re still home a majority of the time, so why not celebrate the “little” holidays,...

True Life: Pregnant With COVID

On Friday, December 20, 2019, I rushed out of the DoG Street Pub in Williamsburg to take a phone call. Brimming with nervous energy, I answered the phone hoping the voice on the other...