2024 Lecture Series
The Perfect Recipe for a Beautiful Life
A special conversation with Ina Garten and Mary Celeste Beall
A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life
Embracing joie with Ajiri Aki
Ajiri Aki, the founder of entertaining and lifestyle brand Madame de la Maison and author of the captivating book, “JOIE: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life,” will take her audience on a delightful journey through the essence of the Parisian lifestyle. Drawing from her own experiences as an American-Nigerian living in Paris, Ajiri will share her insights and lessons she has learned about embracing joie — joy — every day.
Floral Design Lecture & Demonstration
The Artistry of Flowers
A floral design lecture and demonstration by La Musa de Las Flores
Experience the beauty of floral design through the eyes of gardener, floral designer and founder of Heartfelt Floristry, Gabriela Salazar. Gabriela will talk about how growing her own garden has changed how she designs with flowers, and she will illustrate how an intimate relationship with flowers is the artistry behind soft, romantic arrangements. Discover how flowers have the power to transform the way you feel as Gabriela shares how her Valle de Bravo, Mexico garden helped her find her path and place in the world.
Chic Couples on Creating Beautiful Collections
A panel discussion led by Stacey Bewkes with Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company and Meredith and Hunter Ellis of JAMES Showroom
Partners in design and in life, renowned industry experts Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company and Meredith and Hunter Ellis of JAMES Showroom will participate in an intimate discussion about what it’s like to work and create with your spouse. The panel will be moderated by Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence founder and respected voice in the world of design and lifestyle. Afterward, attendees can look forward to a book signing, during which Jesse and Mara will be signing copies of their new book, “Defining Chic.”
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