Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series Inspired by Jessica Walsh.
Hosted by Emily Wild, Alessia Sistori & Lilly Friedeberg

A salon night hosted by Emily Wild, Alessia Sistori and Lilly Friedeberg in Düsseldorf. Small groups of female creatives will have wine, dine while enjoying casual conversations on topics relating to creativity, business and the philosophy of life.

All Female creatives or design students are welcome. To stay updated follow us on Instagram and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. Places in events are limited to, first come first serve.

Also, please contact us if you’d like to host us in your space, teach a workshop or be a guest speaker. Let’s share our experiences and support each other!

Thank you so much!

January 17, 7:00pm '#07 New year, New Beginnings"

In the spirit of the new year this month Ladies, Wine & Design Düsseldorf will be exploring some creative foundations with our topic "New Beginnings". To help us do so we are excited to host our biggest event yet.

Luise and Nataly, founders of the Düsseldorf's beloved manko café +workspace will lead our 7th event "New Beginnings"


November 22, 7:00pm "#06 Social Media: What's your story?"

Lead by our two newest hosts Alessia and Lilly we want to explore how the LW&D community uses social Media. How do you find a balance between creating and sharing? Is it important to be not just a creative but an influencer in your field? What does being a creative influencer mean and are we showing ourselves off enough... or are we a selfie short?


October 25, 7:00pm "#05 Saloon Style"

This month we will get back to the LWD Basics and host a cosy Saloon night. Welcome in the new season at our host Em's house with an intimate evening of wine and design!


September 27, 7.30pm #04 Studio Visit "R211- Agentur"

Angela Kettler's Agency "R211" will be the scene for our next event. Join us and Angela as we discover more about her business, projects and studio. This time we will also discover a bit more of each others progress in a casual open project, idea and portfolio discussion. Please come prepared with something to share!


August 16, 7.30pm #03 The Wine Business

Rienne Bilz will welcome us at Bistro Sommelier. Let's talk about her journey from design to the food and wine biz. It would be an awesome opportunity to share our background stories and have fun!


July 19, 7.30pm #02 Networking & Coworking

Silke Roggermann will be our special guest. Silke has turned her passion into her business and networking is a huge part of her job. She runs one of the coolest coworking spaces in town and has a lot to share with us about her experience. Join us for an awesome evening at Super7000.

June 28, 7.30pm #01 Kick-Off

Come celebrate the first event of our LW&D Düsseldorf chapter. Join Ana Luiza for a fun evening with great chats and some wine. Sign up for our Newsletter to be the first to know about all upcoming events.

Ladies, Wine Design was started by Jessica Walsh when she realized that sometimes women can be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks, and creative meet-ups. In less than two years of launching, we've spread to chapters in over 250 cities all over the world.

Have a look at the global page here.

Our chapter here in Düsseldorf was started by Ana Luiza Cavalcanti. A fabulous designer and calligrapher, now living in The Hague you can keep up to date with her adventures here

Get Reading! Information is power, below are some resources we love:

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women - Naomi Wolf
Men Explain Things To Me - Rebecca Solnit
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions - Gloria Steinem
The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

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. We are always interested in discovering new local connections so please reach out if you think there is someone we should meet!

Below is a list of some of the talented women of our past events! Check out their work and be INSPIRED.