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Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z, Hayes & Fisk

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z Today’s Vendor Spotlight is on an adorable new Baby & Toddler Boutique in here Richmond, Virginia. 1z2z3z sells apparel, accessories, toys, gifts and nursery decor for babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. The store carries hard-to-find, high-end brands like Rachel Riley, Baby CZ, Egg and Marie-Chantal. Below your will hear from owner, […]

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z


Today’s Vendor Spotlight is on an adorable new Baby & Toddler Boutique in here Richmond, Virginia. 1z2z3z sells apparel, accessories, toys, gifts and nursery decor for babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. The store carries hard-to-find, high-end brands like Rachel Riley, Baby CZ, Egg and Marie-Chantal.

Below your will hear from owner, Lief Anne Stiles Catlett’s about her new store on Patterson Avenue.

1. How did 1z2z3z get started?
I was born and raised on the Upper East side of Manhattan – aka “Baby Store Land”! Literally every corner of my neighborhood had the cutest shops featuring fabulous designers such as Baby CZ, Rachel Riley, Egg, Baby Cottons and Marie Chantal, to name a few. After growing up and having a baby, I moved to my husband’s hometown in Richmond, bringing all her favorite brands with her – thus the birth of 1Z 2Z 3Z!

2. What types of items do you offer?
In addition to adorable clothes we also carry layette, décor, gifts, toys, accessories and apparel ranging from beautiful special occasion dresses to reversible swim trunks and preppy belts.

3. What makes your store unique from other children’s stores?
Whether it’s a monogrammed beach pail filled with all natural rubber bath toys or hand stitched bibs and reversible booties from Paris, 1Z 2Z 3Z will help you put together an elegant and adorable baby gift, wrapped beautifully with their signature yellow gingham bow!

4. Do you offer gift registry?
Yes, 1Z 2Z 3Z carries gifts ranging from nine dollar hand crocheted rattles to cashmere stroller blankets and layette from Paris. You’ll find special occasion outfits as well as baby basics: bibs, burps and hats, perfect for monogramming. Plus, unique nursery decor, lovies, toys and books – only the best for your precious new arrival.

5. Can you tell us a little about your Registry Shopping Parties?
Also, we are excited to offer Registry Shopping Parties! 1Z 2Z 3Z will open its doors after hours, get the disco ball turnin’ and serve complimentary champagne and nibbles while guests shop!

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z, Hayes & Fisk

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z, Hayes & Fisk

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z, Hayes & Fisk

Vendor Spotlight: 1z2z3z, Hayes & Fisk



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Vendor Spotlight: Lou Steven's Glam Squad

Vendor Spotlight: Lou Steven’s Glam Squad This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Lou Steven’s Glam Squad! We first met Lou when she was a one woman operation and it has truly been an honor to watch her grow into what is now the Lou Steven’s Glam Squad. Over the years they continuously win awards for […]

Vendor Spotlight: Lou Steven’s Glam Squad


This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Lou Steven’s Glam Squad! We first met Lou when she was a one woman operation and it has truly been an honor to watch her grow into what is now the Lou Steven’s Glam Squad. Over the years they continuously win awards for being the best in the business and we know you will love them as much as we do! We hope you enjoy their interview below.

1. How did Lou Steven’s Glam Squad get started? “Once upon a time…” haha, no really… Way back in 1990 Lou had a small one chair studio in her home off of her living room. Brides would come there to meet with her for their test run appointments and she would do their hair and makeup for them and see how they wanted to do things for the big day, just like we do the preview appointments now. Except were in a cool downtown studio space rather than off the side of her living room.

Lou worked as a one-woman show from 1990 – 2007 when Amanda moved from Wisconsin to Virginia and became the first Glammie! It was just the two of them for a few years, until they added 4 more girls, Queenie, Whitney, Malory and Sara. We call them the “OG’s (the original glammies) :)

In 2013 Amanda came on full time as CEO and that’s when the business really expanded. We now have a team of 22 stylists and growing by the day! We really are a well oiled machine and it helps so much for the brides on their wedding day to know that this is one area they don’t have to worry about, we’ve got it handled!

2. What services do you provide? On site hair and makeup…and all that entails! We can handle your engagement beauty sessions, boudoir sessions, bridal showers, luncheons, bridal portraits, wedding day (of course) and even anniversary sessions or maternity shoots! Anytime you need your hair and makeup done professionally, we’re your go-to gals!

3. Do you do only offer on site services or do you have a studio? We have a studio downtown at 101 W Broad St, inside of The Shoppes at the Renaissance. Brides typically come there for their preview and portrait appointments but we go on site for wedding days. You can request to get glammed up in our studio anytime though, that’s the great thing about being mobile. If there’s an outlet for our irons, we can work anywhere to get you ready!

4. Do you travel outside of Richmond? All the time! We do destination weddings (our favorite was the Bahamas-a few pics below), we travel up and down the East Coast frequently for weddings too. We’re happy to go anywhere with you, we love to travel!!

5. Give us one funny or crazy story that you have seen while glamming a bride for her big day? Hmmm…just one? Something that comes to mind would be just a few weekends ago actually! It was the big weekend where Hurricane Joaquin was in town…bad timing Joaquin! Mother Nature should know NOT to impact on a wedding weekend! Anyway, we had 12 weddings lined up for that weekend since it was such a popular date. One of our poor brides had to move her location from a Charlottesville vineyard to a Richmond ballroom, but she was just so cool about it and her pictures were gorgeous despite it not being what she initially planned on for over a year.

Another bride that weekend was getting married outdoors, and not even a hurricane could stop her! She was determined to get married outside in what she called “the mist”, she refused to call it rain haha! She too looked gorgeous and the next day told us that we made her hair “hurricane proof” and that it didn’t move despite the weather!

Rain, shine, or hurricane, you know you can count on the Glammies :)

Preview their online magazine here.

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Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Dover Hall This week’s Vendor Spotlight features the gorgeous Dover Hall Estate. Located in Manakin Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall in one of Central Virginia’s newest and most exciting Wedding and Special Event Venues.  We hope you enjoy this Q&A with Dover Hall Estate. 1. What makes Dover Hall a unique venue for […]

Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Dover Hall


This week’s Vendor Spotlight features the gorgeous Dover Hall Estate. Located in Manakin Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall in one of Central Virginia’s newest and most exciting Wedding and Special Event Venues.  We hope you enjoy this Q&A with Dover Hall Estate.

1. What makes Dover Hall a unique venue for a Wedding? We believe the variety of venue spaces on the property makes us stand out. From our Grand Ballroom to an Outdoor Terrace to the Tented Conservatory, we have the perfect spot to bring your vision to life. These diverse options also allow us to have the best “Plan B” in the business. Can’t have your ceremony in the gardens? No problem, let us move you into our stunning Ballroom instead! Where else can you find that? We also feel that our guest experience is unparalleled since there is no venue quite like Dover Hall.

2. You touched on this in Question 1, but can you tell us a little more about the different venues within Dover Hall that are available for a wedding? We have 5+ ceremony sites on our grounds and our gorgeous Ballroom with its dramatic entrance. We can accommodate large groups in The Conservatory, our new 5,400 square foot space featuring glass, walls, a raised, carpeted floor, full A/C and heating, ceiling liner and marquees to the Ballroom. And my personal favorite is our Bluestone Terrace where we can have everything from ceremonies to rehearsal dinners al fresco and corporate cocktail parties.

3. How many people can Dover Hall accommodate? We can accommodate groups of all sizes, it just depends on the needs of the group! Dover Hall is also available for smaller events like Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and Engagement Parties.

4. Can my wedding party stay at Dover Hall for the weekend? Yes! We have 9 overnight rooms that guests are welcome to rent for the evening! Please inquire for more details.

5. What has been the most unique detail you have had a bride do for their wedding? There was a display on our foyer tables in the spring that featured the most fabulous custom sign that had the couple’s initials and it took up the whole 8 foot table! It was hand carved and surrounded by gorgeous floral and votives and made such an amazing statement as guests entered the Estate. Each of our weddings have been so different so we have a great time taking a bride’s idea and turning it into reality.

Dover Hall Estate also hosts many great events like Al Fresco and Fireside Wine Dinners and they have two Visit with Santa Dates coming up in December. So check their calendar of events for more information.

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