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WOT Events: Women of Today x The Vintage Roundtop

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Our two-day #WOTatVRT event in Round Top, Texas, was truly one for the books! It’s such an honor and our biggest joy to connect with our community and create meaningful experiences and memories.  We had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our readers, smart and business-savvy influencers in the wellness, food, and design spaces, and talented people from diverse walks of life.

We were especially excited for this event to be all about an increasingly important and timely topic: Social Media Marketing & Content Creation. Our exceptional panelists Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, People’s Shay Spence, and Grace Helfrich of ColonyCreative, Camila, and Paige and Smooth Hull shared tremendously valuable knowledge on topics ranging from how to grow your Instagram, to pitching your business to editors, to how to create quality content. Plus, thanks to the gorgeous accommodations of our event partner, The Vintage Round Top, we had the dream setting for a guaranteed good time!

The festivities kicked off on March 31, 2019 with an amazing press dinner where guests enjoyed unique drinks by our dear friend, the genius Liquid Chef Rob Floyd.

Rob Floyd taught guests how to make Smoking Gun, a unique take on an Old Fashioned that involves lighting a sprig of rosemary on fire! Pina en Fuego, and more.  Guests who chose not to drink alcohol sipped on sparkling water from Dripping Springs, TX bottler Richards Rainwater.

Dinner was a spectacular meal of salmon crudo, spring salad with beets and haricots verts, and fresh pasta by the truly talented Kristen Kish and her all-star team.

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The space itself was lush and gorgeous thanks to florals by Valerie Wolf Davy Gray and decor by Loot Vintage … who managed to work their magic to convert our dinner space into a luxe lounge in under 30 minutes!

A perfect setting for a great event. Thanks again to Loot Rentals and Valerie Wolf!

The icing on the cake of the night was a special acoustic performance by one of our favorites, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer  (he played his hits “Honey, I’m Good” and “Keep Your Head Up”) and at times there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

We are grateful to everyone who attended the evening, including: Fixer Upper craftsman Clint Harp and his wife Kelly, television host Rocsi Diaz, model Nicole Trunfio, and Queen Sugar actress Marycarmen Lopez. And a special shout-out to Rio Bites, who provided the best Brazilian comfort dessert, brigadeiros, handmade with only the cleanest ingredients. Everyone was raving about them!

 

Andy Grammer and Camila.

Camila and Nicole Trunfio

Our sold-out workshop on April 1 started off with a bang! We were so excited to have panelistsAshley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, People’s Shay Spence, and Grace Helfrich of ColonyCreative alongside Camila, Paige and Smooth Hull of The Vintage Roundtop. As part of the day, Camila demonstrated how to make simple, budget-friendly appetizers for a party like Camila’s beet hummus and these easy tortellini pesto skewers. She also wowed guests making the hit drink from Rob Floyd, Butterfly Tea Lemonade. Guests also feasted on our #WomenofToday Watermelon Skewers and Pomegranate Arugula Salad and a beautiful spread provided by Easy Tiger ATX. 

Also, what a treat to have our event ticket giveaway winner, photographer Marsais, among us!

 

Camila with our workshop guests

Social Media Marketing and Content Creation panelists, below. 
From Left to Right: Paige Hull, Spencer Shay, Ashley Rose, Grace Helfrich, Camila Alves, Smoot Hull.

Don’t miss out on our budget-friendly appetizer ideas

The outdoor lounge

#WOTatTVR Ticket Giveaway Winner Marsais, left,  joins Camila for a photo.

Our Butterfly Lemonade Tea was a huge hit!

You can read more about our event on People.

We left inspired, motivated, and refreshed, and are ready for the next one … So stay tuned for details here on Women of Today!

A huge thank you again to each and every one of our sponsors: Campari, C.L. Butaud, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Loot Rentals, and Loot Finer Goods, Richards Rainwater, Rio Bites, Sugar & Cloth; and guest contributors Rob Floyd, Andy Grammer, Kristen Kish, and Valerie Wolf. Nigella Therapy,  23 Skin, Chameleon Cold Brew, Guayaki, Zoya, Karacotta, and Skyn Iceland!

The Women of Today team in Round Top, Texas. The biggest thank you to Lexi and Amanda (third and fourth from left) who made this event possible!

All photos by Haylei Smith