I can’t tell you how excited I am to be in my new space downtown! Besides the fact that it’s minutes from my house, right in the heart of the wedding corridor and a block from both Sugar and Hope and Union, the best part is all the talented women that are starting to congregate here!
As you know, I share the building with Anne Bowen of Stems. In fact, she is responsible for totally renovating the space and turning it into the bright and modern hub bub that it is. In addition to creating gorgeous flower creations, Anne is teaming up with the sassy and stylish ladies of Southern Protocol and the superbly talented Cynthia Groseclose, chef and owner of the boutique catering company, Canape to teach a range of entertaining classes.
We all got together on Friday, along with a few extras including my friend Jen Bearden of Jennifer Bearden Photography and and the English rose, Louise, to put together a photo shoot of these ladies in action, teaching their classes. I was really honored to be a part of this amazing group of women and found myself marveling at how we could have a room so full of diverse and creative women, all of whom respect each other and work together amazingly well. One thing you’ll notice about Charleston is how many strong, independent and smart women business owners there are.
Want to see what these classes will be like? Check out the photos below! The schedule of classes is at the bottom of the post.
A vintage Mother’s Day table set up by Southern Protocol
Lizz Ackerman & Sara Hosch of Southern Protocol
How sweet are these vintage photos of Lizz’s family?
Anne Bowen of Stems creating an arrangement for the antique silver.
The ladies in the midst of one of Anne’s flower arranging classes
Anne teaching a class at Stems.
Cynthia Groseclose of Canape will be catering the opening party we are having on Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30-8pm as well as teaching in the upcoming entertaining classes
Here she demonstrates a Southern favorite, pimento cheese. Mmm!
I can’t wait to take these classes and learn more about wine pairing, and following along by sipping and sampling, of course!
Here is a sampling of what they will be offering and there are more classes to come.
Spring Entertaining, March 24, April 21, 6-7:30pm, $30 per seat
Wedding Seminar, March 20, 6-7:30pm, $45 per seat
Girl’s Night In, May 26, 6-7:30pm, $30 per seat
Southern Entertaining, June 8, 6-7:30pm, $45 per seat
Summer Entertaining, June 16, July 13, 6-7:30pm, $30 per seat
Classes are held at Stems at 208 Coming Street. Price includes wine and food. You can’t beat that!