Now that Red Barn Mercantile is fully settled into new digs on King Street in Old Town Alexandria, it's time to pay a visit to one of our go-to outposts for rustic home decor — especially if you've sworn that this will be the year that you conquer your holiday shopping early. But, even if it's a little too early to start thinking about wish lists, it's still not too late to reminisce about summer adventures. The best way to do that? A retro-fabulous bath goodie that brings to mind salty breezes and the feeling of sand between your toes. This Swedish Dream sea-salt soap is loaded with mineral-rich salts that'll leave your skin soft and lightly scented — plus, the nautical-themed packaging adds some design-savvy flair to your bathroom (whether it's a His & Hers situation, or just a Hers). And, at less than $9 a pop, these'll make great gifts for all those upcoming holiday get-togethers.
Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap, $8.50, available at Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King Street, Alexandria; 703-838-0355.
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