Jenny La Fleur
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UTR slumber party

My visit to Under the Redcoat was short but very sweet! I arrived in Williamsburg at 5pm on Sunday and called koshka_the_cat. She, past_blue & sadievale had retired from a fun day in the historic area and were in relaxation mode back at the hotel. After a very funny keystone-cop-with-cell-phones episode, Katherine found me and led me to her room. I unloaded my car and we settled down for the all important costumer's chat.

We talked about sewing and current projects, I saw the plans for her Gala dress and she helped me brain storm about the issues I'm having with my Charles bodice. It was a lovely - I had such fun!

After a little while past_blue & sadievale joined us and we made reservations for dinner at the King's Arms Tavern (my favorite - whoo hoo!). I got dressed in my costume and we shuttled over to the historic area.

Our candlelit dinner was lovely (despite all the annoying interruptions of 1st person interpreters & waiters with history lessons - when did they start doing that?). My game pie was yummy and the company fantastic. After stopping to chat with a family interesting in our frocks, we walked back to the hotel and stripped down to our stays for a mini cake party. past_blue popped open a bottle of Frances Coppola "Sofia" champagne, I broke out the tavern glasses I'd brought and we feasted on mini cupcakes. All while listening to the MA soundtrack on Victoria's I-phone of course. We are such dorks!

The champagne made Victoria & Stephanie sleepy so they retired to their room and after showers Katherine and I stayed up talking for another couple of hours.

Despite the busy day and the champagne I was up early Monday morning. Which was fine since Katherine is a heavy sleeper and I take longer to wake up and get dressed. Once Katherine was up we finished getting dressed and packed, all while chatting a mile a minute of course.

Victoria & sadievale joined us, Katherine gave her luggage to the hotel to watch and we loaded the rest in my car (Victoria & Stephanie were catching a ride home with me). A walk down to Market Square for breakfast and the quickest costumer meeting ever with sarahnucci - but hey we did meet! Then came the shopping for Katherine's keychain, Bridget's playing cards and Victoria's brooch and it was time to say goodbye. Katherine headed for the Capitol and some last minute touristing and we walked back to the hotel, hopped in the car and headed home.

So a really lovely time! All my pics can be found here:
Under the Redcoat 2009

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idlewild_grey From: idlewild_grey Date: June 30th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Are those tavern glasses the small or medium size? I've been looking for glasses like those for quite a while now, and nearly squealed out loud when I saw yours and then found them on the Williamsburg website!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 1st, 2009 11:47 am (UTC) (link)
Those are the small. I bought them back when it was the only size they carried! Some day I'd like the medium size too, maybe in blue although that blue glass isn't really period correct until the 1790s... (or so I've heard)
past_blue From: past_blue Date: June 30th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC) (link)
I love the popping the champagne pic- that might have to be a new avatar!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 1st, 2009 11:48 am (UTC) (link)
Yes, I think so!
nehelenia78 From: nehelenia78 Date: July 1st, 2009 07:09 am (UTC) (link)
You look lovely, thanks so much for sharing all the fun with us!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 1st, 2009 11:48 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you - it was fun!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 4th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC) (link)
That looks lots of fun! Glad you had a good time. :)
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