Ladies, Wine & Design

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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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.

This event is full.

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!

This event is full.

Location: Paper Machine

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.

This event is full.

Location: Cavan

Apr 19, 2018 | 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.

This event is full.

Location: Bywater Art Lofts

May 15, 2018 | 7pm Chat & Create

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 craft. We will be creating dream weavers, so bring any papers, charms, or sticks you'd like to use! There is a $5 materials fee for this event.

This event is full.

Location: Tattered Design Atelier

Jun 12, 2018 | 7pm Knowing Your Worth

Let's chat about the most awkward part of freelance work: pricing! We'll discuss strategies on selling yourself, including making sure you don't get underpaid, negotiating, and developing trust with clients.

This event is full.

Location: Brady's Wine Warehouse

Jul 10, 2018 | 7pm Studio Tour with Nancy Sharon Collins

We'll visit the studio of stationer extraordinaire Nancy Sharon Collins, where she'll give us a tour of her space and share lessons she's learned along the way.

This event is full.

Location: Nancy's Studio

Aug 14, 2018 | 7pm Leading Ladies

Who are the female role models in your life who have inspired you personally and professionally? Let's discuss why female mentors are important, how having a mentor can positively impact your career and recognize those who have helped us get to the point we are at today. How can we learn from them and each other to inspire the next generation?

Location: Brady's Wine Warehouse

Sep 11, 2018 | 7pm Show & Tell

What's inspiring you right now? Let's get together and share who and what are lighting our creative sparks.

Oct 9, 2018 | 7pm Pay It Forward

Join us as we celebrate our second birthday and pair up with college students to discuss work and life.

Nov 13, 2018 | 7pm Brand Building

Sometimes the hardest person to promote is yourself! Let's discuss the ways we keep our brands fresh and and use design as a tool for ourselves as well as our clients. Bring in any personal branding items that you need advice on and let's all talk about the work and ideas on how to make it better!

Dec 11, 2018 | 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!

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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