The Dandelion Patch

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Introducing...Patch Pals!

Introducing Patch Pals!

A new fan club at The Dandelion Patch for boys & girls ages 5-12!

What do I get when I join Patch Pals?

· A 25% discount on all in-store personalized printing services ·

· Exclusive monthly promotions just for members ·

· Special discount for your birthday ·

· Invitations to members-only shopping events & workshops in the stores with members-only discounts ·

· Special volunteer opportunities in the D.C. area ·

· Extra bonus for each new member you refer to the club ·

· And a special member-only goodie bag! ·

All this for only $25 a year!*

*exclusions & restrictions apply. see stores for details.

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Visit your local Dandelion Patch store & sign up today!

For more information email


111 Church St. NW * (703) 319-9099


11923 Market St. * (703) 689-2240


1603 Village Market, Blvd. SE, Ste 114 * (703) 689-2240


3222 M St NW, 2nd Floor * (202) 333-8803

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Very Special Event Benefitting Alternative House

Monday, May 2nd * 6PM

Vienna Location

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Private Shopping Event at The Dandelion Patch!

· $25 donation to Alternative House allows admission to this private event ·

· Champagne and hors d'ouerves catered by Bazin's on Church ·

· 15% of all in-store sales will benefit Alternative House! ·

· How better to shop for Mother's Day gifts while helping this local nonprofit! ·

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Dinner at Bazin's on Church!

· Three-course wine pairing dinner ·

· $125 includes tax & gratuity ·

· 10% of the dinner's sales will benefit Alternative House! ·

· Bazin's is also offering a chef's table dinner for 2, valued at $200, to be part of a raffle. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Alternative House! ·

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Alternative House transforms the lives of children and youth helping them stay safe, make positive decisions, achieve educational success, and overcome personal crises. We offer children, youth and families hope for brighter futures by providing counseling, shelter, neighborhood support and after school programs.

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Just want to shop? Bring your $25 donation, proceeds benefiting Alternative House, enjoy nibbles and bubbles and shop 'til you drop!

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Enjoy dinner at Bazin's, starting at 7:30. $125 includes tax & gratuity.

To save your spot, rsvp to

The Return of Kissing Hands - perfect for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 1st * Reston Location

Kissing Hands creates custom ceramic impressions of a child's hand or foot that is a lasting treasure of a moment in time. Prices range from $30-$70 for each keepsake and will be delivered back to our Reston store within 6 weeks.Sitting fees are $10 per child and you MUST make an appointment for this special event.

To register contact

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cover Girl!

Check out the spring issue of Face Magazine for an in depth look at Making Life Personal with Heidi! Click here to read on...

Mother's Day

Want to show the Moms in your life just how much you appreciate them? Heidi shares some creative ideas for an extra special Mother's Day in her latest article for I AM Modern Magazine...

Just as the temperature begins to show signs of heating up, and my flower beds begin to show signs of life beyond winter, I found the most gorgeous collection of silk photo albums that are simply too elegant to forget. And in fact, I was invited to a fabulous black tie event last weekend... READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day in Leesburg!

The Dandelion Patch and Alternative House

Calling All BLONDES! Brunettes and Redheads too!

Wednesday, April 20th * 6-8 PM

Vienna Location


BLOND Ambition stands for Believing Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Objective Needs Dedication. 15% of all in-store sales will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

· Champagne ·
· Cupcakes by Cupcakes Actually ·
· Passed hors d'oeuvres by The Capital Grille ·

· Goodie bags ·

· Door prizes ·

· Many, many raffle items ·

This exclusive party is limited to 75 people.

The suggested donation is $15 per person.

To save your spot, rsvp to

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Georgetown Angel and "sole" mate Kassie Rempel

In Heidi's latest article for The Georgetown Dish, she profiles fellow Georgetown proprietor and Angel - Kassie Rempel of Simply Soles - read the entire article here!

The Importance of Thank You Notes

Spring brings so many of life's most memorable occasions! Easter, Mother's Day, Weddings, Baby and Bridal Showers - oh my! Read on to get Heidi's how and when-to's on the perfect note to follow these occasions in her latest Haute Hostess contribution via Ask Miss A.

Last week I wrote about the importance of saying thank you. Today I want to also remind about the importance of writing a note of thanks. Our society today is consumed with technology, and many daily tasks have been improved because of technological advancements. However, the art of the hand-written thank you note will never go out of on

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Need to Unwind?

Who doesn't?
Don't miss Heidi's picks via I AM Modern Magazine to help you get your zen on!

Recently, I was invited to celebrate a friend's birthday. This friend is a very busy mother, wife and business owner. And frankly, I wasn't sure what to buy the person who seemingly has it all. But as my head was hitting the pillow one night last week, I came to a revelation: she doesn't have time to relax! But instead of purchasing an impersonal gift certificate to a spa, I wanted to but something that she'd use for a while and remember how much I care.Enter: Thymes Bath and Body products...READ ON...

Sweet Pete Traveling Trunk Show!

If monograms make you go wild, you're gonna LOVE the traveling trunk show we've got planned for this month! Introducing Sweet Pete Shoes... the most fashionable trend in comfortable, classic and custom footwear. These monogrammed moccasins come in black, brown, or light pink and can be adorned with ribbons or without. Choose from fonts and embroidery styles and truly make a one-of a kind shoe-- just for you! Prices start at $95.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift!

Back by popular demand, Simply Create Photography will return to The Dandelion Patch for spring portraits. This is a great opportunity to get professional portraits at a terrific value. These special mini sessions will be 20 minutes and the cost is $50. Makes a GREAT Mother's Day gift! Spaces are limited and we've always sold out, so act quickly! Here are the dates and locations where you will find this amazing opportunity:

· · · · Saturday, April 9th · · · ·


To register, contact

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To register, contact

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kate Harrison shares 10 Simple Ways to Green Your Wedding

Monday, April 11th * 6:30 PM

Vienna Location

Please join us for an exclusive discussion with best-selling author, Kate Harrison, as she shares 10 simple ways to "green" your wedding.

Beginning at 6:30 sharp, Kate will provide a valuable roadmap on how you can create an earth-friendly wedding on any budget. When she concludes the presentation around 7:00, she will be thrilled to sell and sign her hottest selling book, The Green Bride Guide.

· FREE champagne ·
· FREE nibbles from Chantal's Bakery ·
· 15% off all in-store shopping* ·
· Many cool door prizes! ·

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Available to the first 10 people that register and attend with a friend:

· FREE Green Bride Guide, autographed by Kate Harrison ·

EVERYONE who registers and attends will receive a FREE set of toasting flutes from our friends at Fortessa!


* Excludes Trollbeads and special orders. May not be combined with other discounts, promotions or vouchers. No rainchecks