The Dream Team

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Starting a business is crazy.  Starting a business with friends is crazy FUN! I’m convinced that friends make everything better. I am have been HUGELY blessed to start this adventure with some of the most incredible women I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

They have cheered me on…coached me through numerous challenges…shared their wisdom…encouraged me in low points…celebrated with me… put up with my crazy…made me laugh until I couldn’t breathe…and a day doesn’t go by that I’m not overwhelmed with gratitude that they’ve each agreed to come along on this crazy adventure as part of the Piccadilly Creative team.

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These women are each amazing in their own right. Creative, inspiring, beautiful, fun, talented and just enough crazy to know they belong on the team. :)

Ashlynn is an incredible combination of organization and creativity.  She continually amazes me with her ability to communicate with grace and ease.  She makes every day brighter.

Janelle is joy personified.  Her very being inspires you to dream. She is an encourager, an artist and a beauty.  Everything she touches becomes more beautiful.

Emily is amazing.  Sweet and soft-spoken, her witty sense of humor cracks me up on the reg. She can take anything and make a masterpiece out of it. Her eye for beauty and skill for creating always leave me a little bit in awe.

Bethany is my BFF. Her laugh is contagious.  Her hope and conviction inspiring. She can organize even the biggest mess and always does so with the most brilliant smile.

Tanya is my sister from another mister.  When we met it was if we’d been friends forever. Her love for people constantly inspires me. She has the uncanny ability to get the job done and make it you feel like it was a party in the process.

You can read more about each of them on the Piccadilly website.

I’m so grateful to be on this adventure with each of them.  Here’s to many more exciting adventures to come!Cheers

I love us.

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All photos provided courtesy of Mary Evans Photography.

WSP: Feathers & Flower Crowns

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This weekend was full and oh-so-wonderful!  Any time that flower crowns and baseball games meet is a-ok with me.  This weekend included… bright blue skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets (I saw both multiple times)… a trip to my happy place aka the floral warehouse… quality time with people that have I adore and make my world so much more sparkly.

I kicked the weekend off with prop styling and prep for the Beautiful You Photoshoot with my beautiful friend Emily of Either/Or Design.  She’s also part of the Piccadilly Creative team and I am constantly blown away by her creativity and ability to turn what could otherwise be ordinary objects into a work of art.  We made made flower crowns and played in a tent.  It was basically the best time I’ve had since I was 10!  Oh, and did I mention she has the cutest puppy ever?!?!

This weekend also included a first for me… watching a Nats game from a suite… guys, OMG, you guys… I’m ruined for watching a game any other way.  Talk about being spoiled!  It was such a fun night with the best roomies in the world.  #sportsandsparkles

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Saturday I had the privilege of working with the Piccadilly Creative team to style the annual Beautiful You photoshoot.  If you haven’t checked out Beautiful You yet, I can’t recommend them enough. It’s an incredible group committed to seeing women understand their value, pursue their dreams and step into their purpose.  What a privilege to work with them!  They’re also an incredibly creative group and getting to spend the day creating and capturing beauty with them was an absolute blast.  On top of that we got to work with one of our favorite photographers from Piccadilly’s Little Black Book, John Jacks.  The shots he captured are mind-blowing. Can’t wait to show you.  These are just a few that I captured on my iPhone.

 I hope your weekend was just as inspiring and beauty-filled!

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#PiccadillyCreative Contest

I am so excited to finally have the brand new Piccadilly website out in the world. In fact, I’m so SO EXCITED I want the whole WORLD to see it!

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This week we’re holding a contest on social media for the “Most Creative” share of www.piccadilly-creative.com.

Here’s how it works… YOU use your crazy-awesome-creative skills to share the link with your friends, family and/or random strangers and then tell us about it! Make sure you include #piccadillycreative and tag us on Facebook or Twitter/Instagram (@piccadillydc) in order to be considered.

The contest closes at 5pm this Thursday and the winner will be announced on Friday. Speaking of winner… did we mention the prize is a $35 gift certificate to one of our all time favorite DC shops, Salt & Sundry?

 

Here we go!

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WSP : Pop Ups & Poptarts

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It’s been a few weeks since I did one of these WSPs mostly because the last few weekends have been consumed with prepping for the Piccadilly re-launch.  Speaking of, have you checked out our new site yet?  Go do it! I’ll wait til you get back…

This weekend was filled with birthday celebrations… cute puppies… prepping for the Beautiful You 2015 photo shoot… The H St Festival… a little Journey…about 100k people (no joke!)… crazy long lines… time at my fave DC spot, Union Market… catching up with wonderful friends… movies at the Angelika Pop Up Theater at Union Market… The continuation of Mantember at CapCity Church and MOTORCYCLES…poptarts…did I mention we launched our new Piccadilly website?!?!?! Still riding that high…

Hope your weekend was just as fun!

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Piccadilly Website Launch!

It’s finally the here! The day I’ve been dreaming of and we’ve been working towards.  Today we launch the new Piccadilly brand and website.PC_logo

 

In case you were wondering….

PICCADILLY IS A WASHINGTON, D.C. BASED BOUTIQUE FIRM SPECIALIZING IN EVENT STYLING AND COORDINATION, PROP AND PRODUCT STYLING AND CREATIVE CONSULTING.

Our mission is to bring fun and sparkle to every creative venture by providing unforgettable customer service, connection to cause and by#crushingit consistently.

 

You can read more by visiting the new website at www.piccadilly-creative.com

(Photo Credit: Mary Evans)

The Piccadilly team celebrated the launch this past weekend.  Aren’t these photos fun?

Now go check out the new site!

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I know today is Monday and usually that means normally I’d be spamming your inbox with lots of pictures from another wonderful weekend, but this week is a bit different.  Actually it’s A LOT different for some pretty wonderful reasons.  This is the week we launch the new Piccadilly brand and website.  It’s the week I get to introduce you to the best team on earth and share with you all the things we’ve been working on for the last few months.  It’s super exciting but also pretty terrifying.  I thought today, I’d break with the norm and share with you a bit of what’s been going on in my heart behind the scenes.

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I know I’ve said it like a gazillion times on here, but what’s happening with Piccadilly is really a dream come true.  Pursuing dreams is scary business though.  It means you have to actually admit and own what you want. It means you have to be vulnerable. It means you have to take risks. This inevitably comes with a barrage of thoughts like…

“What if people don’t get it?”

“What if they think I’m stupid?”

“What if I try and fail?”

“What if they realize I don’t know what I’m doing?”

“What if I REALLY don’t know what I’m doing?”

“What if… What if… What if?”

Even if it is scary and overwhelming at times, it’s also one of the greatest feelings in the world.   The flip side of the challenges I listed above, is that going after what you want also sets you free.  It gives you permission to be yourself. It let’s people in on the adventure with you. It gives others the opportunity to dream along with you.

It means that you can take your dreams off of the shelf marked “someday” and put them firmly in the space marked “today”.

Earlier this year I realized that I have been playing it safe for a long time.  I think subconsciously I had thought that if I didn’t really try, I couldn’t really fail.  Not realizing that every moment spent in that thought pattern was making failure a common occurrence. I read a really awesome book and have basically been listening to a song called “You Make Me Brave” on the repeat all summer and both have served as the catalyst for moving forward and “doing it scared“.

I know that sometimes it’s easy to look at the outside of something and think that it just happens.  I know many times I’ve looked at other people’s lives and thought that everything just seems to work out so easily for them.  They seem to have it all together.  Things just happen for them.  I’m here to tell you, that at least in my case, it’s not that simple.  Sometimes it’s scary and sometimes it’s messy, but it’s always worth it.

So here’s to dreaming of things bigger than you can accomplish in your own strength.  Here’s to being unrealistic. Here’s to taking the leap.  Here’s to hoping the parachute will open.

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