I am excited to announce two amazing events that our company is hosting! First, let me tell you that I love it when those of us get together who love the same things in life. When you have a thread that binds you, it makes events so enriching. Second, who doesn’t love a good trip?
Southern Lady Celebration is back! In October we are hosting this gathering here in Birmingham and hope you can come be with us. Southern Lady Celebration is an event where you get to meet and spend time with ladies that grace the pages of the magazine. This year we have Jeanne Robertson returning! As you read in the magazine, Jeanne is a humorist who will make you laugh until your sides hurt. She is a great observer of life and turns these observations into the most hilarious stories. Her awards are too numerous to list here, but she is an award-winning speaker. You will love her North Carolina accent and her genuine love of people. This former Miss North Carolina is a jewel.
Susan Gravely of Vietri will be with us also. Her story of how she launched her business is fascinating and encouraging to entrepreneurs. Her lovely tableware has been featured in many magazines, and her company continues to lead in fabulous designs and products.
These are just two of the outstanding women you will get to meet and enjoy. Victoria magazine is hosting a holiday event Asheville, North Carolina, in November. Is there anything more splendid than Christmas at Biltmore?
Join us for an enchanting kickoff to your holiday season. April Cornell will be with us and will talk about her company and the wonderful textiles they produce. We are excited about a new partnership we are working on with April. She has set table trends for many years, as well as unique fashion garments.
Kathryn Greeley, the designer and author whose charming Chestnut Cottage was featured in the October 2018 issue of Victoria, will offer expertise for cultivating a gracious home, decorating for the holidays, and entertaining with ease.
Jan Karon, the author of the internationally acclaimed Mitford Series, is coming, too! We will have fun celebrating 25 years of Mitford with her. She is a sweetheart, and you will love meeting the gracious lady behind this phenomenal book series.
Tea at the Biltmore Inn and touring the Biltmore House will launch your holidays with joy. I can hardly wait! I just love meeting you and spending time sharing what inspires us. And this really is the perfect girls’ trip—so grab your friends and come join us!
So, there we are—now you know what I have been working on along with our staff. Events are truly good for the soul. They get you out of your regular routine and put you in a place where your passion will be encouraged and nurtured. I will be at all of our events, and I am already counting down the days!