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Become a Victorian Lady

Denver, United States

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Experience hosted by Nico

3 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You’ll come over to the studio in my house (at a previously agreed-upon time) and I will do the following:

- dress you from head to toe in period correct garments - corset, petticoats, bustle pads, crinolines, dress.

- your hair will be done with possibly one or two hair pieces using pins, combs, clips, and other hair accessories.

- I supply all jewelry, hand fans and parasols.

- You will need to bring your own shoes (flats, boots - depending on the season).

Once we are all dressed up, we will go and have tea at one of Denver’s historic mansions - i.e. Brown Palace! I can make the reservations, but you are responsible for my bill, as well. Teas usually have a fixed price, between $20 and $50. Only indoor venues are acceptable, as dresses get easily damaged outside.

Before booking, please first reach out to me with the date you have in mind, and your bust and waist measurements.

This experience lasts 3 hours, but if pressed for time, we can make it shorter. We can agree on the exact 3-hour time slot beforehand. If you're no longer able to book the day of, please send me a message, and I can make it happen. The venue picked has to be within 25 min. drive from my home and travel time is part of the 3-hour time slot.

This experience is for 100% non-smoking time-traveling Victorians. No smokers accepted under any circumstances.
Other things to note
I can provide outfits for women who are between sizes 4 and 14. Smaller or larger sizes, please inquire first. Children's outfits also available, please again, inquire first.
You’ll come over to the studio in my house (at a previously agreed-upon time) and I will do the following:

- dress you from head to toe in period correct garments - corset, petticoats, bustle pads, crinolines, dress.

- your hair will be done with possibly one or two hair pieces using pins, combs, clips, and other hair accessories.

- I supply all jewelry, hand fans and parasols.

- You will need to b…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Period clothing and accessories
From $130
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Wed, Dec 2
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person

Meet your host, Nico

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Before you book, please CONFIRM THE DATE with me. Some weekday evenings might be available if we can find a location/event that interests you.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the Victorian era. I have a larger closet of period clothing than contemporary clothes. Most of my dresses are custom-made in France. I also have many dresses from other eras - 1700s (as in Marie Antoinette), Civil War era (big hoop skirts) and Edwardian Era (i.e. Titanic).
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Where you'll be

Molly Brown Museum, the Lumber Baron, the Brown Palace, and many other treasured indoor locations in the Denver metro area waiting to be discovered. Please note, the location you choose cannot be more than 25 min. away. We can discuss in advance and you can choose your preferred destination. Whatever activity and/or location you choose, you are responsible for my bill, as well. I do not drink alcohol, so I'm a pretty cheap date. ;)

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Selena
November 2020
I made a new friend on this beautiful experience. I’m excited to see more of her original pieces in movies! She’s brilliant and is living the American Dream. I’m very thankful.
Allyn
December 2019
Nico is a beautiful woman with a passion for Victorian, Edwardian, and other eras. Her selection of authentic couture was beyond my expectation. She dressed my boyfriend and I up, head to toe, in authentic wear. We felt beautiful, real, and connected to our ancestors. Nico took us to a nearby bed and breakfast in her car and we paid for her lunch. I forgot to mention I was vegan so I couldn’t eat any of the snacks and baked goods the chef brought out but they quickly accommodated me for my plant based diet and I was one happy, glowing girl! ♥️ Nico created an experience that can never be overpowered!
Nico is a beautiful woman with a passion for Victorian, Edwardian, and other eras. Her selection of authentic couture was beyond my expectation. She dressed my boyfriend and I up,…
Jonathon
December 2019
Nico is an energetic person, passionate about historical dress and history, in general. We so enjoyed wearing the authentic clothing of the Victorian time period and our tea at the Brown Palace! It was lovely. We had many good conversations about sewing, culture, history, and a bit of all of our personal backgrounds. We would most definitely recommend!
Nico is an energetic person, passionate about historical dress and history, in general. We so enjoyed wearing the authentic clothing of the Victorian time period and our tea at the…
Tracy
November 2019
This was by far the highlight of our Thanksgiving trip to Denver! From the very beginning Nico was responsive and attentive to all the details needed to set up a quality, once-in-a-lifetime experience for all 5 of the women in our group. We all felt so privileged to have the opportunity to spend the day with Nico and experience her passion for this time period. To top it all off, getting to experience the Brown Palace while it's decorated for the holidays was absolutely amazing. I highly, highly recommend this experience! It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This was by far the highlight of our Thanksgiving trip to Denver! From the very beginning Nico was responsive and attentive to all the details needed to set up a quality, once-in-a…
Lulu
November 2019
A once in a lifetime experience. I strongly recommend this. Nico is very nice and kind and she has a lot of knowledge about the Victorian Era so she told me the timeline of that period of time.
Allison
October 2019
It was quite an experience. Nico knew SO much about the culture and times. She truley knew what she was doing. I don't know how she can drive in a corset. Tea was wonderful. Can't wait to visit The Brown Place again. Thank you for a lovely time
It was quite an experience. Nico knew SO much about the culture and times. She truley knew what she was doing. I don't know how she can drive in a corset. Tea was wonderful. Can't…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Underwear, tights, spaghetti strap t-shirt for under the corset.

Shoes - black or white flats or simple black boots in the winter.