A Boutique Portrait Experience

Garden Party

Thanks so much to all my wonderful clients who attended my first ever Client Appreciation Event !  We gathered last Sunday at the magnolia enclosed balcony of the historic Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria.

Our speaker,  stylist Margaret Lilly of Lilly’s Closet was wonderful, showing us,  with help from her model, Molly,  how to go from ‘Mom jeans’ to ‘Mom Chic’ at any age.  Margaret also gave us tips on how to build a go-anywhere wardrobe with basic pieces and gave us insider info on where to shop for the best variety and best deals.  My next step is to hire her to help me go shopping in my own closet and stop wearing the same three outfits all the time!  Check out Margaret’s services at

Melinda Lynam was also there from Monday’s Child, with her beautiful 13 year old model , Michaleen Eife,   showing off the new line of clothing for girls from size 7-14.   Be sure to stop by her store at218 N. Lee Street in Alexandria to check out the entire line or go to

Amy Bartlinski was also on hand to show her Arbonne line of all natural skincare  and anti aging products. All our guests received samples of these wonderful items, so we can see how well they work. You can find out more at

Special thanks to Sarah and Heather from the Carlyle House for  hosting our event on their balcony.  They also gave information on the new  educational programs they have started for preschool aged children.  Be sure to check out their  ‘Read, See, Do’ programs at and sign up your children for a unique 18th century experience.  The first program is October 21, so call   703-549- 2997.

And of course, Best Buns for supplying cookies and other treats for everyone, as well as those cookie coupons tucked in your take away bags.

I hope everyone had a good time.  I have wanted to host a thank you event for some time now, and was so happy to get this opportunity.  Thanks to my sister in law, Kirsti Garlock, for taking photos so I could enjoy the program and my guests.

I am already looking forward to next year’s event.  If you have suggestions for speakers or locations, please let me know!


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