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About the Owner

Laurie Van Dijk, started her professional career as an hairstylist 25 years ago and owns her own Hair Studio in Alexandria called ‘Mixology Hair Lounge' which specializes in precision hair cutting and  hair color.  

She took that passion, eye for color, attention to detail and creativity to think outside the box and over the last 8+ years, used that artistic background to create some of the most amazing over the top themed “Cirque de Soleil” style, in as well as outdoor, events with themes such as ‘The Great Gatsby, James Bond, Game of Thrones, Midsummer’s Night Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Moulin Rouge as well as Masquerades & Halloween, Christmas, NYE, Holiday & Winter themed events with castles, a real James Bond Car and live entertainment that included stilt walkers, aerial performers such as silk & Lyra  contortionist, ribbon dances, Fire & Sword Performers, belly dancers, magical crystal ball performers, acrobatic teams, Cyr Performers who came from and were trained by Cirque de Soleil, just to name a few. Assuming the right budget, if you can dream it, we can re-create it!  

Laurie's family, similarly, also has a long & rich Virginian history dating back to the 1700’s, coming from Scotland. Her family is a descendant of Reverend John Moncure, who started the Aquia Episcopal Church in Stafford and were one of the 1st family’s of Virginia, includes a Supreme Court Justice, a connections to Patrick Henry, and many interesting stories such as William Wynn of Dinwiddie, VA who owned the famous race horse Timoleon, regretted the purchase, sold it rapidly and 10 days later realized his mistake and offered to buy him back for a thousand dollars more than his selling price, saying he was, "...superior to any race horse that ever turned a gravel on any race course in the United States" or that of another family member, Sally Cary Fairfax, who famously refused to marry, as well came to regret that decision, George Washington, who later became to be the President of the United States.She designed a Space that is flexible enough that it can be adapted to whatever your needs are whether that be traditional, rustic/barn, industrial or some fantasy all your own. A space where you just as easily can have a reception, wedding, club event, birthday or prom, fashions show as you can military gala, kids party or business conference.

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