Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &

Empowering lady creatives around the world!
A conversation series started by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Shawn Calvin in Detroit

A salon night held for creative lady professionals. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversation on a topic related to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female creative and would like to join or know more, please email Shawn Calvin. We currently hold meet-ups bi-monthly.

If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact me!


We invite a curious group of women to chat about the current climate of design, especially in Detroit, and our role in creating a future of design led by women.

February 18 - 6:30p Break the Silence!

Do you ever experience persistent feelings of inadequacy even though you have evident success? Kick-off the LWD Detroit 2021 season with us and guest speaker: Laura Khalil; she is a speaker, teacher and host of the Top 125 Apple Podcast, Brave by Design, focused on helping women achieve incredible success in their careers and lives.

She’s consulted with some of the world's most recognizable brands on marketing. Her clients include Intel, GE, Twitter and more. Today she helps individuals build their personal brands to become known and attract dream opportunities. Learn more at

She will engage in a conversation with us on IMPOSTER SYNDROME and what to do to combat it! The first SIX to sign up will receive a Ladies, Wine & Design Detroit Swag Box compliments of American Interiors!

April 22 - 6:00p Makers gonna make!

Spring is finally here! Do you know what that means? It means that it is time to unleash your inner creativity, plant seeds, and watch fresh ideas come to life! We welcome you to join Ladies, Wine & Design Detroit on April 22 for an event that is sure to enhance any room with a garden-esque feel as we discover the art of macramé by creating a vintage style hanging planter.
LWD Detroit promotes small businesses, especially those owned by underrepresented creatives. That's why we have partnered with Fourth + Spruce to bring you an event that is sure to rejuvenate your vintage vibes.

Fourth + Spruce is owned by Trina and Brittney, who grew up in Metro Detroit and wanted to find more creativity in their day-to-day and help others do the same. They offer step-by-step DIY classes and kits. Having lead almost 50 Macramé classes in the metro Detroit area, they now offer Step-by-Step Home Décor Kits and ship all over the USA.
Through their classes and kits, they aim to help you tap into your creativity in an approachable and fun way! Learn more at

Join LWD Detroit and Fourth + Spruce on April 22nd from 6-8:30 for this FREE, fun, and fresh event! Capacity is limited, so please make sure to sign up early!

July 15 - 6:00p At the heart of LWD

Summer 2021 is finally here ! And you know what that means: it's time to resume in person events and brush up on your professional networking skills. Be inspired by other female design leaders and discover fresh ideas from drinking female vintner inspired wines! We welcome you to join Ladies, Wine & Design Detroit on July 15th for an event that will satisfy both your taste buds and professional connectivity!

August 2021 CANCELLED


October 2, 2021 Art Curation + Coffee

Fall season is right around the corner and what better way to spend a crisp weekend morning with warm coffee + art curation + decadent pastries in downtown Detroit. Be prepared as you walk into the beautiful and creative world of Lisa Spindler:
Born in Detroit, Lisa Spindler is a photographer, artist, and collector working in Detroit, Michigan. For the past 30 years, she has showcased her work in solo and group exhibitions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Ralph Pucci International, Room with a View, and Galerie Camille Detroit. Lisa’s photographs have appeared on the cover of The New York Times (Sunday) Magazine, and in U.S. News & World Report, Health, and Graphis.

December 2021 Makers Market

Enjoy shopping a holiday Makers Market with Detroit business owners! Listen in on what they have to say about entrepreneurship during a moderated 45 minute panel discussion.
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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 current statistics through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more. Here are some articles that inspired us to start a Detroit chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design:

Where are all the Women Creative Directors?
Ladies, Wine & Design - The Original (NYC)
Design Census 2016
What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.