Life Happenings: The Southern Coterie Summit Recap
Hi friends! I hope you guys are well!
I had a lovely, relaxing Mother’s Day and as you can see I’m a bit behind on my blogging. I wanted to share with you some fun pictures of my time in Charleston at The Southern Coterie Summit conference last week!
**Disclaimer: my iPhone is on the fritz so sorry for the low quality images AND if you know of a cheap way for me to buy an iPhone 6 + please do tell!!**
The Southern Coterie Summit is a creative conference for small business entrepreneurs and we had the pleasure of hearing from quite a few pioneers in the field. The founders Whitney long and Cheri Leavy did an amazing job organizing and executing the whole thing! It was truly top notch ladies!
The gorgeous stage in the American Theater was set and furnished by the lovely Taylor Burke Home.
Below is Laura Vinroot Poole, Charlotte native and owner of the high-end boutiques Capital and Poole Shop.
The lovely ladies, Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, of The Laundress.
And the wonderful magazine editors: Eddie Ross, Better Homes & Gardens; Tori Mellott, Traditional Home; and Robert Leleux of Domino Magazine.
Of course my partner in crime and one of my blog besties, Beth Barden of designPOST Interiors and I had to share a couple #ootd’s!
And if the William Aiken House wasn’t charming enough by itself, the event decorations knocked it out of the park. Is this not the coolest chandelier ever?!?!
And the Lily Pulitzer/Kate Spade lunch.
Oh and the snacks…
At the finale of the conference we got to enjoy a brunch at the Le Creuset headquarters overlooking the gorgeous Ashley River. The offices and conference rooms were phenomenal and the setting could not be beat!
And here I am in my new favorite Shabby Apple skirt!
Sometimes you do what you gotta to do to get the perfect shot
Of the cutest bicycle ever!
We made tassels with Land of Nod and the sweet Joni of Lay Baby Lay!
Mandy of the blog and shop, Waiting on Martha, is a huge inspiration to me and I was so excited to meet her in person!
Carrie of the infamous Callie’s Charleston Biscuits served us the most heavenly cheddar biscuits! If you’re ever in Charleston you need to check them out!
It was lovely to chat with Eddie Ross again after meeting in High Point. He is one of the most humble and down-to-earth people I’ve ever met!
Our sunglasses are hiding our tired eyes because at this point Beth and I were on brain overload and just plain pooped!
And this may be my favorite part of all! Coming home and diving into to all the business cards and friends we met along the way! I can’t wait to stay in touch with so many amazing creative entrepreneurs!
Needless to say I’ll be buying my ticket the minute they go on sale for next year’s conference! Oh, and I will not be leaving Charleston on a sunny Friday afternoon…that was cruel and unusual punishment :)
And I’ve got to share the Mother’s Day gift my sweet boy made me! He did such a great job and it fits perfectly with my love of art!
I’m headed to NYC on Wednesday for a fun event so stay tuned on Instagram for some really
great crappy iPhone pics of the trip! Seriously though, I NEED a new iPhone by 7am on Wednesday morning! Help please #kiddingnotkidding!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Looks like a wonderful time! I adore Charleston. It is my favorite city ever!
So great to meet you!! And I agree – leaving in the middle of a gorgeous Friday was torture!:) Have so much fun in NYC!
I want to go back!!
Love Charleston! And your presence made it even more beautiful!!