Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
New Orleans

A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh

Hosted by
Erin Callais & Jessica Strong

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female student or creative and would like to join, please email us. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

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Jul 11, 2017 | 7pm Fear and Failure

Let's share our stories of fear and failure, discuss our coping methods, and how they've shaped who and where we are now. We'll chat while creating inkblot art, which reflects how our perception shapes our idea of success or failure.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Aug 8, 2017 | 7pm Work/Life Balance

Let's talk about how we keep it all balanced (or not). What gives you energy, and what saps it? What's your approach to rest and motion?

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Sept 12, 2017 | 7pm Social Media

Let's have a casual and open conversation about using social media as a creative tool and how to shape social media based on your creative goals.

This event is full.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Oct 10, 2017 | 7pm Business Card Workshop!

Join us at The Southern Letterpress with Jessica Peterson as we learn to letterpress our own business cards and celebrate our first year of LW&D! There is a $25 materials fee for this event.

This event is full.

Location: The Southern Letterpress

Nov 7, 2017 | 7pm Work in Progress

Bring a piece you’re working on that you need advice on and let's all talk about the work and ideas on how to make it better! This event is a collaboration with the Women Artists' Critique Krewe.

Location: Bywater Art Lofts

Dec 5, 2017 | 7pm Create & Celebrate

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let's have an open discussion about them while we create holiday-themed items. We will provide the supplies, but feel free to bring any of your favorite pens and papers!

Location: Pearl Wine Co

Jan 9, 2018 | 7pm Skill Sharing

We'll share what skills and tools we're learning to stay relevant in a quickly evolving and often tech-driven field. Come and chat about something you're learning or something sitting on your to-do list.

Location: Pearl Wine Co

Feb 6, 2018 | 7pm Chat, Create, Love

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let's have an open discussion about them while we create items to help spread the LOVE this Valentine's Day. We will provide the supplies, but feel free to bring any of your favorite pens and papers!

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Mar 13, 2018 | 7pm Life as a Female Creative

We'll have a brutally honest and open chat about life as a female creative. Come prepared to bare all on the highs and lows of your journey.

Location: Pearl Wine Co.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design New Orleans was born.

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Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?

Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women we have come to admire. Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.