1. We have locations! We have locations! We have... guess. Locations! Our DC camp will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the gorgeous Ulysses Room in Truxton Circle. Spaces are limited, and all camps are on sale right now, so I'd advise you to sign your cute selves up right this second.

2. Our NOLA camp will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hattie Sparks, a cute shop where you will arrive for camp and then promptly buy everything in there. Hey, it's not my fault you can't control yourself. In addition, there will be a pop-up shop with hand-selected items from Amelia Presents, located in Oxford, MS. Deep South, represent! 

3. Our Raleigh Camp, on Sunday, Sept. 15, is almost sold out, like, there is one spot left. Go sign up here. BREAKING: I've just been informed that you may look at and/or touch Jamie Meares for an extra $5. Cash only.

4. For those of you who have asked, I am taking local clients in DC. Interested? Let me know. Yay!

5. I have space for two more camps before the year is up. What do y'all say? NYC and LA? Talk to me.

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The above image is from my Philadelphia camp a couple of weeks ago. Everyone received a new item that Clementine Emily has been working her little fingers to the bone on -- a leather-bound measuring tape! Can you think of anything better? I cannot.

And now a couple of impt AB Chao Design Camp notes:

1. I have one (ONE) (1) (wun) spot open for Denver this Saturday, due to a cancellation. Go get it!

2. All other camps are on sale, as well, starting right now and continuing until further notice. Why? Because I am the mother and I said so. No coupon code necessary -- just sign yourself up.

3. New city announcements coming soon, once I figure out where we are going. As ever, stay tuned!

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REMINDER: If you would like to attend design camp in Philly (this weekend!), Denver, Minneapolis, Raleigh, DC, or New Orleans, today is the last day to take advantage of the 15% off coupon! Good for all camps -- use code FREEDOM15 at checkout.

In other news, design camp wants YOU. It says so right there in the picture.

Photo: Ben Corda, natch.

Happy almost holiday long weekend! Would you like to go to AB Chao Design Camp in a new place? How about three new places? OKAY.

New Furbishings

The new dates are all mini-camps, and they are here:

1. Raleigh! To be held at Furbish Studio, business place of one Jamie Meares. This one has limited space, so sign up quick. Sept. 15.

2. DC! Many of you have been asking for a DC camp. How could I deny you? Sept. 28.

3. New Orleans! I hear it's a great place. This camp will feature a pop-up shop by the delightful Amelia Presents, WHAT? Oct 19.

There are still a couple of spaces left for Minneapolis, Denver, and Philadelphia. And and AND: there is a July 4 celebratory coupon, for freedom. Good for all camps, 15% off, through next Wednesday. Exercise your liberties by using code FREEDOM15 at checkout.

Go, go, go! Camp it up, y'all.

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Photo: Ben Corda

Boston Campers who are already signed up for next weekend (Apr 27-28), please be looking for an email from me tomorrow regarding location, parking, and more pertinent info.

As for the rest of you: Dear Boston, I am sick over what happened at the race -- both as a human, and as a runner -- but I have been continually inspired by your courage and grace in the face of such a terrible thing. My thoughts are with you all. I am happy that I will get to see your great city in person next weekend.

My Boston camp reached capacity last week, but I've opened up five more spots because I know there are a few of you on the wait list. Use coupon code BOSTON262 for 10% off. Thanks and I can't wait to see you all next week! I hope to be regaled with stories of Boston's awesomeness.

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Photo: Ben Corda

Here we are last weekend in Atlanta, mini-camping it up.* One of the best parts of camp was having my beloved Ben Corda there shooting all day. (Please also note Sunny, my college roommate and KD lil sis, to my right). (Please ALSO note Design Camp's very first guy in the back!)

I'm headed to a wedding this weekend -- more on this, and other important topics, next week. Y'all have a great weekend!

*Not pictured: Damn Millionaire and intern extraordinaire, Al Lowe Huff.

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The Camp Director surrounded by camp lights, garlands, and fringes. And Omar. It's all in the game.

Here are some IMPT Design Camp Notes, yo:

1. I'm leaving tomorrow for more southeastern shores, since ATL mini-camp is this weekend. It's sold out, but if you really want to come, send me an email and I'll see what I can do. You probably DO want to come, since the beloved and much-missed Ben Corda will be there shooting the day and taking everyone's portrait for fun. We're located in a super-cool loft, and I heard a rumor that Ludacris will be in attendance. I know for a FACT that Allison will be there interning (Have y'all ever wanted to order Al around? Now's your chance.).

2. The sadly-cancelled Denver mini camp has been rescheduled for July 27! I had flight problems; Denver had a blizzard; we had to shut the whole thing down. I'm hoping we can avoid all those troubles in July. Go sign up, y'all! The location is beautiful, and apparently Denver doesn't have snow in July, hooray!

3. So, I thought since I was doing a mini-camp in July already, why not do two? Philadelphia! You're in. July 13. I still need a location and an intern. Who's with me?

4. There is one (1) (ONE) Boston spot left.

5. Hey, guess what? AB Chao Design Camp has its own Facebook page! Very exciting. I'd be much obliged if you'd like it. I mean, "Like" it.