Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
/ Bucharest

A conversation series
between creative ladies,
initiated by Jessica Walsh.

A small gathering of strong women talking about what they love. The salon night is held in Bucharest once a month and is limited to ten creative ladies. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to business, creativity and life.
Join here, attending is free and reservations are first come, first served.

As design can be used to support causes, we want to do more in this direction, keeping our events free, while also giving back to our local community. We set out to create a series of objects to wear and to use. With each product sold, we donate a percentage of the revenue to a foundation that helps women.

January 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm — Self care

It's easy to get distracted when you work on challenging projects. What makes you stop? How do you take care of yourself?

November 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Spare time

About the projects and time spent after job - how do you relax and do you grow?

October 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Creative spaces

About the places where you best do your work or where you get inspired.

September 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Giving back to the community

About projects built around a community, and about what drives and draws people to get involved in a social business.
Hosted at: ALEF Espresso Bar

July 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Wake up and smell the roses

Stories about overcoming difficult times and enjoying the present. Hosted at: Enrose

June 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Creative energy

A chat over wine about creative energy - how do we develop it, harness it, nurture it. Hosted at: Iulia Florea

April 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Collaboration

A salon night about building professional relationships – how to decide to get a partner, how to work with collaborators, or how to foster creativity in a team. Hosted at: RIZI Creative Studio

March 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Creative Labels

What’s in a name? What would you write on your business card and how would you best sum up the things you do? Hosted at: Tartelicious

February 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Idols

Stories about people we love, admire, or influenced lives and careers. Hosted at: Retro Future

January 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm — Blending the lines

An evening about blending the lines between different mediums and swithes of all kinds – career, jobs, cities. Hosted at: Ina German

November 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Complaints

Probably our most fun theme so far, since one gets a bizarre feeling of relief and consolation when complaining to strangers.
Hosted at: Bianca Naumovici

October 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Put yourself out there

An evening about how to promote yourself and how to talk about your projects. Hosted at: Andreea Ionita

September 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Motherhood

An evening full of touching stories and great insights from working moms. Hosted at: Ioana Dumitrescu

August 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm — One Year of LW&D Bucharest

A big rooftop party with all the ladies we had the pleasure to meet throughout the year. Hosted at: Studioset

July 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Eleven

What keeps you going? A chat about motivation and the things that pull you up when you feel down. Hosted at: Circa 1703-3071

June 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Ten

A night about inspiration - books & articles, films & podcasts, people & places. Hosted at: Ochisoru

May 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Nine

Part of the 2017 edition of Romanian Design Week, this salon night was all about the ladies featured in the Main Exhibition, and their projects. Hosted at: RWD

April 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Eight

We’re getting together to talk about “8 & beyond” - the things we do after work and how we manage to balance the commercial with the soulful. Hosted at: Eclectico Studio

March 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Seven

A relaxed discussion about this year's International Woman's Day theme - #beboldforchange. Hosted at: Point

February 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm — Six

Salon night with 'Reset' stories, starting fresh and reinventing the plot. Hosted at: Artichoke

January 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm — Five

Doers and dreamers gather to share their entrepreneurial stories about failure and success. Hosted at: Design & After

December 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm — Four

This night is all about storytelling, design and narration. Illustrators and writers are welcome. Hosted at: Dana Rogoz

November 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm — Three

A night of conversation in a furniture shop with architects and interior designers, who are open for future collaborations. Hosted at: The Home

October 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm — Two

We're gathering in a temporary gallery to talk about art with those who make art and those who support art. Hosted at: Rezidenta Scena9

September 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm — One

An open discussion about creativity, business, life and everything in between. We're gathering on a terrace with a view, just before sunset. Hosted at: Studioset

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh in NYC and since then, it has spread to chapters in over 200 cities all over the world. The conversation series is a platform for sharing ideas that can lead to meaningful collaborations and help build a strong community of female creatives through mentorship and championing others' work.

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Our shop is here.

Romanians are shy about networking. But given the right context, they will strike up conversations that generate future collaborations.
Our Bucharest chapter has organised monthly gatherings for almost two years now and is hosted by Iulia Groves (graphic designer) and Andreea Ionita (content creator). They work closely to provide a cozy format that fosters a deep understanding of each participant’s projects and interests, and allows for the conversation to continue beyond the monthly meetings.