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Big Find: VA Pop-Up Boutique

It’s like Etsy in real time. That’s the best way to describe Hillary Tattersall’s Virginia home and it’s basement.  The founder of Chicks Picks has commissioned local women to make fashion and home accessories for the last 6 years and I got the regal treatment when doing a story on her Royal Wedding line. As a lover of everything vintage it was such overload. (Note to self: don’t bring credit card on shopping assignment!)

Check out the pictures below. I ended up getting a handmade Victiorianesque mirror and bows for Adora , earrings for me and the coolest sunglasses case I’ve ever seen. My prize find– this Chanel ring made by a local woman with old buttons! Oh did I mention… this won’t break the bank.

I told Hillary in our interview this is like a secret society of shoppers— given that the hundreds of ladies that attend her seasonal weekend events are invited by girls in the know. The best part is that everything she sells and more is available on her site ChicksPicksbyHillary.com

Watch my story with Hillary below


Royal Wedding: Local Viewing Parties to London Deals

I love it: Capitalizing off the the Royal ‘I Dos’ across the pond. There are a couple local events going on in celebration of Prince William & Kate Middleton’s big day. For the more adventurous andfortunate– we’ve got the inside skinny on how you can partake in the celebration in England.

DC Royal Wedding Events

Prelude to the Royal Wedding at Peacock Cafe’, Georgetown:

April 28th, 6:30 pm. Get dressed to the nines and join D.C’s elite in anticipation of the British social event of the decade! Mingle with British-inspired drinks on the eve of Prince William’s Royal Wedding to Kate Middleton. The night will raise money for Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC). Walter Grio, founder of Shoot for Change, will be snapping photographs of you in your finest attire! Tickets will be $40. Watch Facebook for updates.

Royal Wedding Watch Party at Ritz- Carlton Washington DC:

April 29th: Forget March Madness… it’s all about April Anticipation.. the gown, the cake, the Queen oh my! The Ritz in DC is hosting a Viewing Party and breakfast at the hotel the morning of the wedding. Enjoy the big day on 60 inch flat screen TVs in the Lobby Cafe. A full breakfast bufft will include English specialties . There will even be a Royal Wedding Hat contest!  The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC is located at 1150 22nd Street, NW.

Getting Married?:

See how local couples can recreate their dream day totally inspired by the Royal Wedding. To see how you can get the ultimate Royal Wedding Experience Click here

London Weekend Celebration & Royal Tour:

April 2011: The weekend will be hosted by founder of The English Manner, Alexandra Messervy, formerly of The Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.

This tour programme will include…

  • Accommodation at a four star hotel in central London or a very special private members’ Club
  • Welcome brunch with invited guests
  • MasterClass and wedding flower demonstration with celebrated international florist, Judith Blacklock, with afternoon tea
  • Visit to Kensington Palace and the new restoration project of Kensington Palace Gardens, overseen by Royal Gardens Historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
  • A Tour of Royal St James’s with a MasterClass on etiquette, style and the Royal Wedding with television expert DianaMather
  • A Private visit to some of Her Majesty’s Royal Warrant Holders
  • A Bird’s Eye View of the Royal Procession on Friday 29th April and the opportunity to join in the fun on the streets as celebratory parties take hold, an official balcony appearance and fly past Buckingham Palace for the Royal Couple
  • A Champagne Celebratory Dinner joined by specially invited guests and commentators on the Day
  • A special visit to Westminster Abbey to view the decorations and flowers for the Wedding Day
  • A Private tour of the Gardens of Hampton Court Palace and a visit to the magnificent Loseley Park, with a Celebratory Afternoon Tea

Private transport throughout, superb accommodation, and commemorative gifts, the cost of this tour is just £1,850 per person  or about $2,990

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