Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

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

A small gathering of creative & inspiring ladies meeting to talk both about challenges and accomplishments in the creative field. We’ll wine and dine, having casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a woman working or developing a creative business and would like to join, please do email us. It’s free and meetings are held once a month, at a flexible time and place. — As you probably know, the creative industries field is rising in our city, however there are not enough ladies in leading positions in Iasi. If you know someone who can be an inspiration for all of us creative ladies, let us know.

January 30 2017 - 7 pm Design & Business

The first LWD gathering in Iasi is about finding your passion, starting your own business & the pride in being a creative entrepreneur. We will gather after working hours at Treaz & Nu, our first sponsor for this event.

February 28th 2017 - 7 pm Career Building

Some time between late winter and early spring, 6 creative ladies will gather around to share their stories. We'll talk about career building over wine, cheese & sushi at Cafeneaua Piata Unirii, great place to visit either for coffee or a Friday night out.

April 6th 2017 - 7 pm Chit Chat

Our 3rd meeting with the creative ladies in Iasi will take place on a cozy Thursday evening, when the wine will make us chatty.
We'll share stories and smiles, while talking about anything communication related. A big Thank You to our wonderful sponsor, Chef Galerie.

April 26th 2017 - 7 pm Women Illustrators

We're going back to basics, turning our head to design this time, specifically illustrations. We can't wait to meet our guests in a pretty and pretty unconventional location: a hair & beauty salon - Utopia Open for Beauty. How awesome is that?

August 11th 2017 - 7 pm Content Writers

We're up for a delightful Friday evening alongside women working in content marketing, content management and copywriting, who will join us for a glass of grape potion at Madison Bistro & Lounge, the perfect place for a night out!

August 31st 2017 - 7 pm Fashion Lovers

This Thursday, we'll be in very good company, alongside fashion creators and fashion bloggers who make a statement in clothing design and style. We can't wait to talk about their creative process over a glass of wine at Little Texas Iasi, a quaint American restaurant.

September 29th 2017 - 7 pm The use of Social Media

This Friday, ladies who are avid social media users both in their businesses and in their own personal brand are invited to spend a chatty evening at Podu Verde, a beautiful, quaint restaurant where we will wine and dine and relax after a busy week!

October 27th 2017 - 7 pm Research & Inspiration

From inspiration to research, to what makes us feminine or acknowledge our strengths, the topics will be diverse and we will spend a relaxing evening out with some truly creative ladies!
A big "Thank You!" to our generous host, Cin Cin by Select.

November 24th 2017 - 7 pm Event Managers

10 creative ladies will gather to talk NOT about the holiday dinner, but most likely about the holiday parties. It's impossible not to have a chatty evening with event managers in Iasi, especially when so many beautiful happenings throughout the year are shaping this city into an exciting place to be in. Thanks to Bistro MOO for hosting us!

January 24th 2018 - 7 pm New Year Resolutions

We know that everyone talks about resolutions at the beginning of every year, and then we forget all about them as soon as we can. But we're not letting our own resolutions just fade away. One of them is to make 2018 the year when Ladies, Wine & Design Iasi expands and reaches new people with every edition. Host: Oddity for our January edition!

February 23rd 2018 - 7 pm Work in Progress

Fighting the cold outside, we're starting our creative places series and meeting with the ladies for a glass of wine in the first concept store in Iaşi - Pop Mon Art. We'll give feedback and ideas for different works in progress, having a great time & enjoying tasty wine, courtesy of Argo.

April 27th 2018 - 7 pm Discussing UI/UX

Our second edition as part of the creative places series was hosted by Grapefruit, and we couldn't be more grateful! Up in the attic, we met with the creative ladies who work in UI/UX and who do a hell of a job in their field. Thanks for joining us, girls, and for sharing stories and insight from your experience.

May 19th 2018 - 12 pm Our first Rendez-Vous

At the public's request, the first Ladies, wine & design Iasi open event which brought together several elements designed to highlight the creative ladies community. Presentations, a small art exhibition, networking and of course, wine tasting.

August 19th 2018 - 7 pm Debating creative communities

Friday is for creative gatherings over wine. We are meeting up with really cool ladies to talk about creative communities and their role in the development of a city across different business areas & more. We couldn't have been happier to have this conversation at Green Spa, one of the loveliest salons in Iași.

October 6th 2018 - 5 pm Designing a community

We got chatty and eager to debate over community management, how to start one and how to handle all the crisis situations that may arise. The conversation was an open one, hosted at a larger local event, FILIT Iasi and with special guests, specialists in this field.

December 7th 2018 - 7 pm Debunking Fenimism

Given the special place where we had our December meeting with its theme, it was impossible for us to stay there for just 2 hours. M&G Food Studio was our kind sponsor this month, and their lovely team helped us make ravioli, mussels and chocolate soufflé for dessert, which we enjoyed in their cozy living-room like space. A big "Thank you!" goes to Argo for providing us with the tasty wine. Cheers!

January 23rd - 9 am Joining Creative Mornings for a glass of coffee

The beginning of 2019 sure brought us closer to other communities in Iasi, therefore we partnered with Creative Mornings for their January edition. Talking about the theme of the month, Surreal, Cristina Andone charmed us all with her life stories over a glass of coffee and could not have had it any other way ;)

March 1st - 7 pm Comfort Zones

What a beautiful spring day March 1st was! It brought these ladies together to talk about their comfort zones and what they have learned from staying in or leaving their known environment and we sure had a lot to discuss! A big "Thank you!" goes to Incotro for hosting our night and providing the ladies with beautifully illustrated bags and to our participants who were willing to leave their comfort zones in order to join us in an intimate and eye opening talk. Of course, our entertaining discussion was accompanied by tasty wine from The Very Shop.

March 26th - 7 pm Photography

Our March edition was a delightfully fun meeting with women photographers from Iasi, who enjoyed some tasty wine while talking about their beautiful portfolios. From portraiture to events, from architecture to nature, we managed to cover a wide range of subjects in the field. A big thank you goes to the cozy Pixelgrade for hosting and Bistro La Noi for provided the delicious snacks. This time we asked the ladies in our community to bring their own ideas to the table and help us organize one edition. This time, two of our lovely ladies: Eli Virlan & Ioana Leonte managed to put together a beautiful gathering. Cheers, ladies! ♡

Ladies, Wine & Design was started by Jessica Walsh in NYC and local chapters have been organised in cities all over the world.
In Iasi, the purpose of this event is to encourage the connection between women working in creative industries, form genuine relationships, share ideas and help each other grow.

Sometimes we do things differently,
and love breaking the patterns once in a while.

Iasi is a city in continuous development and transformation, where personal involvement brings a positive contribution every time. Our monthly gatherings are hosted here by Alina Ioana Petrea (graphic designer) and Simina Ignat (PR manager). Other than managing every gathering, they constantly search for new collaborations, fresh ideas and important topics of discussion that can help the present community grow strong and healthy.