Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
with Jessica Walsh, hosted by Radhika Bhatt, Deveney Williams, and Chelsae Blackman

A salon night held monthly for creative ladies in the D.C. Metropolitan area. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you identify as a creative woman and are interested, you're welcome to join us! Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

November 19th | 6:00 - 8:00pm Using Failure to Succeed

Opening Soon

October 24th | 6:00 - 8:00pm Intro to Public Speaking for Tech and Design

July 23rd | 6:30 - 8:30pm Wine Tasting for Creative Women

June 24th | 6:00 - 8:00pm Story in Motion: Unlocking Your Creative Story

May 28th | 6:00 - 8:00pm Introduction to Hand Lettering

April 30th | 6:00 - 8:00pm Salary Negotiation Workshop

March 5th 2019 | 6-8pm Women & the Power of Creativity

Come celebrate International Women's Day with Ladies Wine & Design DC! In this event, we'll be hosting a panel discussion on harnessing creative power to tell stories, advocate for yourself, and uplift others. We've gathered an all-star line up of some incredible creative women in DC including Ashleigh Axios, Zuri Hunter, Kaitlyn Borysiewicz, and Liz Rose Chmela.

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November 2018 UX, UI, SD, DT… Deciphering Design Two Letters at a Time

There are so many acronyms associated with design, it can be hard to keep track of what they mean and why you need them. In this overview, Design Strategist Robyn Richardson helps explain the differences hiding between those abbreviations so that you can understand what they mean, how they work, and why you might want to learn more about a specific skill.

See her before you meet her and Google her TEDx talk: Design Thinking for Every Endeavor.

October 2018 Creative Politics

With the upcoming midterm elections we invited several women in senior creative positions at different political organizations to discuss working a political cycle, how to reach voters, and the intersections of design.

Join us in this panel discussion with Elizabeth Eadie, Trish Harris, and Susan Levine.

June 4th 2018 Creative Entrepreneurship with Cherry Blossom Creative

Cherry Blossom Creative is opening up their doors for Ladies, Wine and Design to talk about what it's like being a woman-owned, local business in the District.

Torie Partridge is the owner of Cherry Blossom Creative, a creative studio and design shop in Shaw, DC. Torie's work centers on helping others be creative, fulfilled, and celebrate their local community. Find her online at @cherryblossomhq + @torietorie and at

April 4th 2018 | 6:30pm Label Night

Bring any bottle(s) of wine—red, white, rosé, bubbly—that speaks to you. We'll discuss why we choose our bottles, drink (of course), and explore the connections between taste and design!

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March 14th 2018 | 6:30pm Inspiration Workshop

In need of a creative project but don't know where to start? This month we'll focus on visual inspiration; where it comes from and how it can help propel your work. We will be doing a fun little exercise in which a piece of inspiration brings a brand to life. Bring your laptops, pencils, pens, notebooks, and paper and get your creative juices flowing!

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February 7th 2018 | 6:30 pm Valentine's Day Cards

Join us for our crafty February event, making cards for our loved ones. Whether it's for your significant other, your cat, or a gal pal, celebrate love in every way with every one!

We'll sip on wine, rosé, and enjoy special treats while we touch back to the good days with handmade Valentine's day cards.

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Bringing change through mentorship and championing others' work.

A Creative DC
AIGA Mentorship Program
Women Who Code
The Melanin Collective
DC Design Week
Sip and Sketch Playlist
Women's March on Washington
Designer Vaca
Design Gigs for Good

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we found the people we're 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.