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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

*Before booking, please contact me with the desired date, and your height, bust and waist measurements.*
**This experience is for 100% NON-SMOKING Victorians. NO EXCEPTIONS!**
-Join me in my home and I will dress you in period-correct garments (corset, petticoat, bustle pad or crinoline, dress, jewelry, fan and/or parasol).
-Your hair will be done with possibly one or two hair pieces using pins, combs, clips, etc.
-Bring your own shoes (flats or boots).
-Apply your own make-up (foundation, mascara, a bit of blush). I DO NOT recommend heavy lipstick or eyeshadows/eyeliners.
-Once dressed, we will have tea at Denver’s own Victorian wonder, the Brown Palace! Pictures will be taken at this venue.
-You are responsible for the following:
-to make the Brown Palace High Tea reservation through OpenTable.
-to pay for my tea bill ($40 and $45).
-to pay for the valet fee ($20-$25), if we can’t find street parking.
-Only indoor venues are acceptable, as dresses get easily damaged outside.
-If a Brown Palace reservation is not available, the alternate venue has to be within 25 min. drive from my home and travel time is part of the 3-hour time slot.
-This experience lasts 3 hours, but if needed, we make can it shorter.
-Outfits for children & men are available, but limited in size. Please inquire first. Thank you!
*Before booking, please contact me with the desired date, and your height, bust and waist measurements.*
**This experience is for 100% NON-SMOKING Victorians. NO EXCEPTIONS!**
-Join me in my home and I will dress you in period-correct garments (corset, petticoat, bustle pad or crinoline, dress, jewelry, fan and/or parasol).
-Your hair will be done with possibly one or two hair pieces using pins, combs, clips, etc.
-Bring your…

Nico's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transportation
    Period clothing and accessories
From $145
/ person
Tue, Jan 19
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$145 per person
$145 per person
Wed, Jan 20
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$145 per person
$145 per person
Thu, Jan 21
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$145 per person
$145 per person

Meet your host, Nico

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the Victorian era. I have a larger closet of period clothing than contemporary ones. 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). Just tell me what era you're interested in, and I will do my best to make your time-traveling dreams come true.
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Where you'll be

The Brown Palace, Molly Brown Museum, the Lumber Baron, 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. Please note that you are responsible for my bill, as well, regardless of venue. Tea menus usually have a fixed price - $20-$45.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 23 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.
Jennifer
November 2020
Nico's attention to detail was fabulous. The wardrobe selections were perfect, and her photo staging and quality was flawless. Highly recommend pairing experience with high tea at Brown Palace.
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.

Choose from available dates

7 available
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  • Tue, Jan 19
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Wed, Jan 20
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $145 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $130 per person

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 9 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.