It’s not often one sees a life-size Queen Elizabeth II pillow surrounded by 90 corgi pillows. But that’s exactly what Durham custom fabric producer Spoonflower created last week to celebrate the British royal’s 90th birthday. Images of the company’s fabric tribute to the queen and her love of the diminutive dogs made the rounds on the internet, illustrating the company’s digital printing service that allows customers to create fabrics bearing the image of their pets. The company plans to send two of the pillows to the queen, and auction the rest to benefit charity. To see the pillows, visit press.spoonflower.com/queen-and-corgis.
This Week in Trunks
▪ Dovecote boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village wraps up its spring pop-up shop series Friday with a one-day event featuring SKIF hand-loomed sweaters and handmade art cuffs from artist Betty Schabacker. For details, call 919-542-1145.
▪ The Rosa Clara trunk show at Traditions by Anna bridal boutique in Raleigh continues this week, through Saturday. Brides can see the whole lineup of new gowns from the designer, with prices ranging from $3,000 to $6,000. To schedule an appointment, call 919-783-8652.
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Beards may be all the rage right now, but this time of year, guys start to eye their razors for a little relief from the heat. To help them out, Opulence at Southern Pines hosts a shaving event Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Attendees will learn tips and techniques for shaving with a straight razor, and the first 10 visitors will receive a bag of samples. Space is limited; call 919-467-1781 to reserve an appointment.
Summer Solstice Party
Cary’s Peachy Keen boutique celebrates the arrival of the new season with a Summer Solstice Soiree on Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Shoppers can peruse new products from local brands Porch Fly (T-shirts), Mama Bear’s Baby Beads (teething bracelets and necklaces) and The Mighty River Project (bags, jewelry), while sampling the store’s signature sangria and snacks. For more details, visit peachykeen.com.
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