Wednesday, May 16, 2012

a long overdue trip to Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

My husband and I lived near Hillwood Estate for a couple years, but I'm embarrassed to say we never got around to checking it out until now. This past weekend, my family decided to take a Mother's Day outing to see The Style that Ruled the Empires: Russia, Napoleon and 1812 and, let me tell you, it was well worth the trip. The former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is now a museum, full of decorative arts treasures - we're talking a china collection like you've never seen.  Current exhibition (which was fabulous) aside , it's totally worth going just to oggle the Fabergé eggs, Russian lacquer boxes, and mind-blowing jewelry. Oh, and the gardens are like something out of Alice in Wonderland - take a picnic!

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate

PS I'm definitely going back to see Prêt-À-Papier in June!

11 comments:

  1. Ok, this is quite cool, it looks like the type of place where you could spend hours! (I mean wow, that garden and the landscaping, just beautiful.)

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  2. Beautiful photos, I really love the flower one.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  3. Really enjoyed this post.
    These photographs are wonderful.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  4. Wow! I live in DC and didn't know about this! Thanks so much for the tip. Can't wait to check it out.

    Cheers,
    Bree
    Dream in Fashion

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  5. This place is gorgeous! Love all the pics!

    http://www.jinsphotoblog.com

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  6. That place looks awesome! I've lived in DC for 6 years and have been meaning to go but never have. Now I'm really go to try to go this summer!

    Jamie
    http://forevereightyone.blogspot.com

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  7. Hmmm...I do need to make a visit to this place. Great photos!

    Meanwhile, 'DC-TASTIC'? Lovin' it.

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