Oh how far we have come since our first gathering in January 2017. To so many friends who trusted in the idea and donated time to support the event and all the people who bought a ticket after getting an Instagram message invite. You know who you are 😘 and to sweet friends @rypat and @xt_marie for photographing!
Are your calendar’s marked? On Thursday, August 9th Victoria and Caitlin of @onbeinginyourbody will be coming to Seattle to share their workshop with us! “Our workshop is for anyone who wants to deepen their connection to themselves, their body, and creative process through guided meditation, somatic writing, and blind contour self portraiture. Your body is a soft machine, collection 37.2 trillion cells, a wild, sacred, living creature, and the universe performing itself—but what does that mean to you? Together we will explore what it means to have a body by unpacking what limits us through collective breathing and holding space for radical tenderness. We will spend the duration of the workshop alternating between gentle body scans, blind contour self portraiture, writing a personal manifesto, and voluntary discussion. The outcome of the workshop is to provide anyone the tremendously useful therapeutic tools of somatic writing, breathwork, and self portraiture to further their personal and creative growth. No experience is needed, just the desire to show up for yourself and connect both personally and collectively.” Tickets available on our website!
“Being a woman in business, since 1994, [it’s the biggest struggle I’ve faced]. Just buck up.” - Linda Derschang, founder and CEO of the @thederschanggroup speaking at our Building Your Brand event last month. Thank you Linda for sharing your story with such authenticity! 📷 by @talithaphotos #seattlelegend
Over the last year and a half we have hosted over 18 events at various venues in and around the city: @matthewswinery, @gatevalvestudio, @londonplaneseattle, @melrosemarketseattle, @callususa, @theriveterco, @mollymoonicecream, @jacksonst.studio, @notwithoutsaltshop, @collectiveseattle just to name a few. We have worked with many chefs and/or restaurants, photographers, floral designers, calligraphers, and local businesses to provide delicious and nourishing meals and engaging experiences. We have also invited many influential women and men from the food and design communities to share their story and inspiration on a variety of topics. We also have a growing group of amazing and talented community members! Through your support we have also been able to donate money to local non-profits whose work we admire. We are so grateful for the many hands that have shaped these gatherings! As we step back and evaluate where we have been and where we are going we ask what do you want to see more of? Who do you want to hear from? What topics do you want to discuss? Is there a chef we should work with? Do you prefer small intimate gatherings and dinners or larger scale happy hours and panel discussions? Please share with us, we would love to hear from you! All feedback and ideas are welcome! Photo by @meghanklein
Tickets are available for our upcoming event with @hillaryaugustine. Details are below. Purchase a ticket through our website. Link in profile. 👆
When: Friday, July 27th, 2018
What: Hillary’s workshop will provide an awareness of your own money story and simple tools you can use to change your own beliefs, attitudes, and values around money. Are there conversations you need to have with yourself or others regarding money? Through content and teaching as well as moments of silence and meditation, Hillary will address the magic, mystery, and subjective nature of money. We will weave together both practical and intuitive learning to consciously navigate the anxiety, fear, shame, and guilt that circles every financial conversation.
The money mindset workshop provides a framework for navigating real life money conversations. Geared towards multidimensional thinkers, creatives, small business owners, and designers of all kind. Attendees may be navigating their own business or wanting to learn how to better grow their side hustle, or creative hobby.
Lite bits and drinks will be provided. Don’t miss out on this special event, limited space available.
Getting our website updated with upcoming event details! So many fun gatherings happening in the next few months. Unfortunately, our July 27th Art of Gathering event with @priyaparker has been canceled. If you had that date blocked off in your calendar please do instead come to our Money Mindset event with @hillaryaugustine hosted at @jacksonst.studio. We’ll be sharing more details in our next post. 📷 by @talithaphotos
- Gather Seattle Sunday Spotlight - Tonight we are happy to feature community member, Katie Lesh. Katie has enjoyed working in the design industry for over 15 years, starting her career with commercial architecture firms after graduating with a BFA in Interior Design from the University of Memphis. She eventually branched out on her own, focusing on smaller, residential projects as the owner of Katie Lesh Design. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation or decorating for a dinner party, Katie uses every opportunity to help create a beautiful, meaningful environment for her clients and friends. Relocating to Seattle has influenced her design style greatly, having a new appreciation for the beautiful exterior elements within and around the city. Katie’s concern about the environment and interest in blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior living are her focus for future design projects. We are so grateful to have Katie in our community! #gatherseattlesundayspotlight
A look back at our building your brand event at @collectiveseattle. We had the most amazing plant-based spread prepared by Chef Juan with arrangements by the talented team at @growngathered. It was lovely seeing so many of our members and new faces in the community! We’re looking forward to hosting many more events in this beautiful space. 📷 by @talithaphotos
Hot summer evenings call for a refreshing cocktail like this @captivespirits Spanish G&T. We are looking for local (Seattle/PNW) drink sponsors for a couple upcoming events! Please email or DM us for more details. 📷 by @thewhiskeymcgee.
Had the opportunity to tour @mutuus_studio this afternoon with partner, @kristen.becker. The firm’s interdisciplinary design approach allows for the creation of a wide range of work from architecture and interiors to material exploration, lighting design, artist collaboration projects and more. The studio is a beautiful exploration of their design process evident in everything from hardware studies, to pendants hanging above their conference table, beautiful architectural renderings lining the hall walls, a large easel for painting. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to tour such a highly inspiring space. Thank you Kristen!
A look back at our “Building Your Brand” event at the @collectiveseattle. Thanks again to our fantastic group of speakers, @oakandmelanin, @lindaderschang, and @thignat. Also, thank you to @alessandrabrescia.ab for helping moderate the conversation, your business insight was such a valuable part of the conversation! If you attended please feel free to share you favorite event takeaways below! Photo by @talithaphotos
This Thursday, July 12th from 6-9pm be sure to check out Chophouse Row’s Art Market during Capitol Hill Art Walk. Enjoy a glass of wine from @barferdigram or check out local artists booths, enjoy music and more. Community member, @chichiland will be there selling art and block printed scarves (swipe for a sneak peek). We hope to see you there! Address: 1424 11th Ave - find out more info at @chophouserow. Repost photo by @travisgillett
This week we are excited to introduce community member, Alessandra Brescia as our #gatherseattlesundayspotlight feature. Alessandra is a Peruvian-Italian business and brand consultant. She has worked in a variety of corporations as well as brand and marketing consulting firms in Latin America and Europe.
She started her own photography business in 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland, to fulfill her creative side. In 2014 she moved to Seattle and developed a huge admiration for the artist community here. Her business model has evolved as other creatives started tapping into her business knowledge and advice.
Having lived in many cities around the world, she considers herself a contemporary nomad, somewhat of an expert mover, and a keen observer of people and cultures. Alessandra continues to work on her photography whenever possible.
We are so grateful to have Alessandra as part of our community! 📷 by @rafaelsoldi
Today we had the pleasure of hosting @wearecuniform during our Matcha Monday conversation. Cuniform is a Seattle-based sliding scale personal styling agency founded from the belief that everyone should have access to wardrobe help, no matter their socio economic background. Thank you Colton and Christine for sharing your thoughts on the importance of consumer choices and sharing tips on how to source more ethically and sustainably driven clothing! Thanks @e.ong for this great capture!
For this week’s Sunday Spotlight we’d like to introduce Judy Lee. Judy is a Transformative Portrait photographer who shows women their true selves so they can live with more authenticity, intention and purpose. She's spent most of her life struggling with self-worth and the feeling of "not enough." She always held on to the stories and beliefs she told herself about being shy, not smart enough and having no voice. While her career trajectory started in research and program evaluation at the university level, motherhood led her to discover she had an eye for photography which evolved into a family photography business. While she enjoyed it, she struggled with imposter syndrome and never took her business seriously. Then she adopted her second son as a toddler and he cried with grief for over two years, which left her feeling completely lost and broken, feeling numb to herself and the world. This all changed when she discovered women's portraiture, realized it was her calling, and it stirred something in her. Her calling became stronger than her fear and it sent her on a journey to reconnect with herself where she took off all her emotional armor, shed her old beliefs and found her voice. She was finally able to see herself for the woman she truly is and her personal journey helped her realize her purpose was to empower other women to do the same. She wants women to see themselves, their true selves and realize the woman they aspire to be is already in them. Just as she did for herself. She had to first learn to value herself, know her inherent self-worth and that had to come from within. Judy recently opened her portrait studio in Ballard in late March of this year. We are so happy to have Judy in our community!