Did you hear the news about the Snow White bash that Kim is throwing? Due to some unsurmountable issues, she has had to change the venue, which also meant changing the date.
We will be leaving the Disney location and going back to the beautiful Belamar, which is a place I just love.
It's imtimate, boutique hotel lay out makes it ideal for meeting and mingling at an arty gathering. I always know that if I have a few spare moments, that I can wander out to the courtyard, lobby, or lounge and find a friend around the corner to sit and talk to.
Now, I'm batty about Disney and loved the idea of visiting there, but I think that for one of these events, a place like the Belamar is much more convenient and cozier.
Plus quite a bit cheaper!! The classes themselves have been lowered $44 dollars and the hotel rooms are about that much less per night. So for a 4 night stay with classes you save $204 over what you would have spent at the original location.
You know that I'm cheap, so savings are great- but the best part is the smaller gathering place. I go to these events to mingle and meet other people who "get" me and my style. Ladies that I know I will have so much in common with, because we have so many loves in common.
At the Belamar, we are in a spot that is perfect for hanging with friends. We have our very own building with a lovely courtyard to spend time in, and are able to work late into the night if we want to finish projects started during class. Kim sets up a sweet and treats buffet and we can wear our jammies and have a slumber party while we chat.
Of course, I always learn some tricks from the classes, and come home with some nice pieces to treasure, but for me, that is a side benefit from the weekend. I'll be teaching at this one, so I hope that the ladies get something they love out of my class, but I know that its the camaraderie that takes the cake.
That said, the other teachers are amazing artists and I have already signed up to take the classes myself! I wouldn't miss them.
Will I be seeing you there next spring? I have to say, I love these events. Kim is a detail oriented person and spares no expense at making every inch of the room something beautiful to behold, and portrays the theme perfectly.
She transports everyone to a magic location with her decor and attention to all the little things. Plus, she is a thoughtful, caring hostess.
Now, don't be misled by this vintage page I just added, her Snow White will not be the typical Disney fluff of an endangered princess, we are going darker and deeper, more like the heroines portrayed on Once Upon a Time and Snow White and the Huntsman.
And please don't feel like you have to spend a fortune on an over the top outfit to wear. While we get a rare opportunity as grown ups to play dress up and TONS of photo ops, not everyone goes all out with the theme. For Breakfast at Tiffany's last spring, I simply wore a borrowed black dress, in a more modern style. I didn't go all out Audry. But it sure was fun to see all those who did!!!
Feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about attending. I've been to 3 of Kim's workshops at the Belamar and would be happy to help out any newbies who might be going. My husband's sister, Terry, who came to visit me for Romantic Gothic Ghosts is also a first time attendee at one of Kim's parties, and I will be big-sissing her for the weekend. I'd be thrilled to add you to our group. Kim lets us asks ahead who we want to sit with, and we can request a "newbie" table together if you want.
We attended "Ghosts and Giggles" at Lions Gate Country Club over the weekend, and it was the cutest little Halloween party.
Sugarwings was Ariel (as usual!)
And Little Love was a Puppy Dr.
I hope your Halloween Holiday was a fun one too!
Now that Halloween is respectfully over, I'm going to join in on the Christmas Retail Rush and start listing some yuletide items in my Boutique.
As well as a whole new catagory, Vintage Garments.
I'll be adding even more to it soon. I've been collecting vintage dresses for little girls just so I could dress Sugarwings in them for me to Ooh and Awe over. Once they are outgrown, I'm ready to pass them along.
Plus some doll dresses, and millinery pretties.