Sunday, November 2, 2008


Alternate Headline:
Who Needs NYC When You've Got Ashburn?

So, friends, this is what we've been up to all week. We've pinned, glued, glittered, tinselled {is that a real word?} and hauled out more holly than we thought was possible.

Sharing time! Our piece de resistance must be our ode to Marie Antoinette. This was absolutement{!} our most challenging and rewarding window display. Truly a group effort, there was not one member of the Zazu crew that did not have a hand in on this one.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves ... but, yes, Virginia, it is a Christmas tree!

Hey ... wait ... there's more!

We had to pull in a few ringers from the outside world. A most sincere merci to Lisa Schulz, party planner extraordinaire, owner of The Posh Planner.

Lisa created the fabulous tablescape {with literally no notice} complete with gateau!

Obviously, we also needed a royal hairstylist. Anna Michelle Jackson, owner of Modern Concepts Salon was summoned, tout de suite! A few pins here, a little spray there, and a ton of hair {yep, its real!} and the magic was complete!

Here's how happy we were with ourselves ...

But, most importantly, here's the reaction we have been getting from our customers!

Joyeaux Noel!


  1. Your annual Christmas kick-off was as fun as ever, but by far the prettiest!

  2. Thanks for the great season opener, love you gals.... Bobbi

  3. FAB-U-LOUS!! Really. She's almost as fabulous as I ... uh, I mean YOU ... are!!! Love you girls too!!

  4. What a fabulous display!
    You MUST tell me where you found that wig, it's amazing!

  5. What an amazing front window. Zazu puts the joy in every season!

  6. Hello,

    This such a fantastic piece. A Marie's Christmas tree! How amazing! Love it!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  7. I am losing my head over your beautiful creation!

  8. So beautiful I would love to see it in person!

  9. That is just awesome. I wish I could see it in person.

  10. WOW, what a fabulous creation!!!

  11. this is stunning!!!
    beautiful post.

  12. Oh my gosh! Amazing! I love the mannequin Christmas tree... Very original. I've never seen anyone do it before - Thanks for sharing:)

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Marie Christmas tree!!! And the hair is so lovely too! You all did such a wonderful and creative job with your window display. Thank you very much for participating in the Soiree! xoxo ~ Joy

  14. Absolutely Fabulous!! That is the most creative Marie I have had the pleasure of seeing. All of you are awesome to come up with something that unique and be able to execute it! Oops, bad choice of words!! LOL
    Hugs, Sherry

  15. That is absolutely fabulous! I would love to stand in front of your window to take it all in. Your lucky customers!

  16. Oh my gosh! That is one of the most amazing things I've seen at this soiree! A tree! How inspired. I lurrve it.

  17. omgoodness!! how stunning! oh heck I Will be doing a drive by this week.
    A super job getting EveryOne involved in such an Artistic display. Well Done.

  18. Magnificent!!!!What else can be said.Hugs Marie Antionette


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