Charleston mamas, meet your favorite new monthly night out: Champagne Society.
A night out pairing REAL MOMS with REAL TALK and CHAMPAGNE, of course.
This is your classy, kid-free evening out with high-level networking and connection for EVERY KIND OF MOM. This is your permission slip to toast some well-deserved bubbly with girlfriends (both women you’ll meet that night and any besties you bring along!), while connecting with some of the most successful and inspiring business owners in Charleston (always while shopping or self-caring in some way).
The night’s highlight will be an “Honest Conversation” in Gervase’s signature “real” coaching style with the month’s featured guest panel about what it REALLY takes to balance business and motherhood. Expect a peek inside the lifestyles of women who “have it all,” along with some of their success secrets, followed by an engaging Q&A. The society is a safe space for REAL TALK about what “balance” really looks like for the panelists and YOU. You will have an active role in this conversation if you desire it, whether to share your story or just soak up all the wisdom bombs dropped by every amazing woman in the room.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!
INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY MAMAPRENEUR PANEL :
KATHERINE HANSON, MODA BABY
Katherine Hanson is a mom to three year-old Reese and wife to Frank. After having difficulty finding supportive and simply designed clothing for her crawling son, she created the GripStart Leggings™ – the original crawling leggings for babies and toddlers, and established her company, ModaBaby. Katherine is also a licensed Zumba instructor, who uses her practice (which she calls Zumba + Soul) to create a space for her students to experience continual self-healing through joy. Late last year she launched a weekly email newsletter, called Soul Candy, to share with friends and followers what is inspiring and encouraging her each week.
She uses the platforms created by her passions to advocate for child abuse prevention and recovery, and to inspire others to seek a more fulfilled, present life.
Katherine graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Art History, and enjoyed working in the fine art world and in architecture and design in Los Angeles before moving to Charleston in 2013. She and her family live on Folly Beach, and in her spare time she enjoys surfing, yoga, cooking, and catching up with friends.
BETSY BERRY, B. BERRY INTERIORS
Betsy Berry is a mother of two; Barker (4) and Fitzy (1 month). She’s been married to her husband, Robert, since 2009. The Berry family lives in downtown Charleston. Betsy launched her business, B. Berry Interiors, in 2015, and has quickly become the go-to interior designer for Charleston’s hottest spaces. Betsy’s work includes hotspots like Colur Studios, Vintage Lounge, Hampden Clothing, Pancito & Lefty, Workshop, Lewis Barbecue, 86 Cannon. Her work has been featured in ELLE Decor, Vogue, Garden & Gun, Town & Country, Domino Magazine and more.
Prior to launching her business, Betsy lived in New York City and attended the New York School of Interior Design, then went onto working alongside some of the best designers in the country, including David Easton and Stephen Sills. While in New York, Betsy completed luxury commercial projects like The Connaught Hotel in London and The St. Regis Washington DC, as well as large-scale residential projects throughout the United States.
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I’m not a mom. Am I welcome here?
ALL women (sorry, boys!) are welcome at Champagne Society events, whether you are mothers at any stage or not. That being said, the focus of this event WILL be on the unique balancing act mothers experience in all areas of their lives, but the wisdom shared will easily apply to women in all stages of life.
I can’t find a babysitter? Can you help me?
YES! We have partnered with a local mom-owned babysitting agency we KNOW, LIKE AND TRUST: Your Happy Nest! START HERE to get your vetted sitter signed, sealed and delivered by these life-savers! They have already made sure several are available the night of this event! Mama’s night out doesn’t ONLY happen if she has a partner at home to help. Single moms or moms with traveling partners or just parents who BOTH need a break can utilize this amazing resource for this event or anytime. Do it. DO IT. Contact Your Happy Nest and gift yourself some back-up.
Can I come alone?
The Society is so super friendly, so YES, if you can’t find a wing woman, just bring your fabulous self and walk right up to Gervase or the first mama you see and introduce yourself! It’s such good practice in making yourself super uncomfortable in the name of saying YES to new experiences that you thank yourself for later. Promise.
What should I wear?
This is NOT your typical Moms’ Night Out. Dress to impress. We don’t have enough excuses to get (and feel!) glam in our daily lives, so heels, jewelry, lipstick, dresses, etc are welcome! That being said, whatever you feel comfortable in! If you are a heels, jeans and jewelry kind of gal, that works! It ALL belongs in this society. You can find pictures from our past event on a scrolling bar at the top of this page. I know, I know – it’s SO stressful when someone forces you to MAKE time to go shopping for YOU to find something you feel fabulous in for a super special night out. You can thank us later!
Can I buy tickets at the door?
The last two events have sold out in a matter of weeks, so buy your tickets ASAP so you’re not caught on our waiting list kicking yourself for saying you’d buy them at the door! I know . . . it’s hard to commit. I get it. Your call, but you’re going to have massive FOMO. Just sayin’. 😉
Should I eat dinner before I come?
Not a bad idea, particularly considering the bubbly flows like water around these parts! There will be charcuterie boards from Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop and yummy sugar cookies from Queen Street cookies, but you are usually too busy mingling to focus on eating them! There is always an afterparty somewhere announced at the event where everyone can go and order real meals afterwards, too.
Is there an afterparty?
Yes! We like to keep the energy of the night going with a Society afterparty that we coordinate with a nearby restaurant or bar beforehand. We will announce the location at the event!
Should I drive or Uber?
Parking for this event will be tricky, because Colur Studios is located on King Street in the thick of all the fun. There will be street parking (free after 6pm) and you can Google map and find parking garages that are all around. That being said, for this event I would CARPOOL with friends coming from the same area and/or Uber so you can really enjoy yourself and not worry about logistics!
I bought a ticket, but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferrable! Post in the Facebook event and you can sell your ticket directly to another mama, or gift it to a friend. However you choose to transfer your ticket is fine with us! Just have the new ticket-holder give YOUR name at the door.
I bought a ticket and received an email confirmation. Do I need to show that at the door?
If you received an email confirmation, rest assured your name will be on the guest list when you arrive and someone from the Unicorn Squad will be checking you in. No need to pull up anything on your phone (personally hate doing that!)!