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Laura Swanstrom Reece is a sixteen-year resident of the Washington Metropolitan area, she is a philanthropist and fundraiser at heart. With experience in corporate and grass-roots fundraising, event production on an Olympic scale, and volunteer management, this entrepreneur and member of The Washington Ballet Women's Committee is passionate about supporting the arts and other non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to make change in our nation's capital and beyond.

Chick’s Picks by Hillary

Chick’s Picks by Hillary is a private in-home boutique in Sterling, VA as well as an on-line shopping experience featuring unique and funky fashion and home accessories created (mostly) by women, for women.  Chicks Pick’s has been a part of the Lucketts Antique ShowIamModern Magazine’s shopping event, the City of Hope Fashion Show, and the Four Shabby Chicks shop.  Products have also been featured in Country Living magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, and Loudoun Magazine.

Vintage Chanel Button Ring

Since 2006, Hillary Tattersall has hosted monthly boutique shows where she invites 45 designers and vendors to drop off their treasures so that she can merchandise and sell their beautiful wares.  Many new designers and budding artists want to be represented at Chick’s Picks for the sales opportunity as well as to work with Hillary developing strategic marketing plans for their products.  Items range from shabby-chic, to country, to re-purposed, with my favourites being the rings made from vintage Chanel earrings, lovely felt wreaths, and chalkboards made from vintage silver trays.  There is something for everyone there – you never leave empty handed!

Hand-Made Felt Wreath

Chick’s Picks has become a highly-anticipated shopping outing that thousands of Washington DC area ladies have enjoyed.  Each show highlights a charity that is relevant and important to all women.  Past philanthropic partnerships have included Breastfest, City of Hope, and the Virginia Tech Memorial Fund.

The next Chick’s Pick’s event will be held March 17 to 19.  The show will repeat in April and in June, with new merchandise and vendors.  Click here for details and location information.

Visit www.chickspicks.com to see more beautiful merchandise!

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