Somebody said to us recently that we are incredibly kind to organise our meet-ups/supper clubs and we got to chatting about why exactly we do them and realised it was purely for selfish reasons… because we basically want to hang out with amazing women, chat and explore beautiful new places. Our supper clubs are all about getting women together. The conversations we have shared along the way have been about veganism to abortion, from surviving cancer to wedding plans and everything in between. Food has been enjoyed, friendships have been made, tears have flowed and ideas have come to life. That’s all it is – women sitting down to eat together and being their true selves – inspirational & incredible… and magic has happened.
Our most recent supper club brought us to a gorgeous little village in Cork called Ballinspittle. We visited a great cafe during our maternity leave with the kids and said to each other that we had to do an event there. Two years later and we brought a group of 22 women to Diva Cafe to share food and stories. We were so delighted to work with the owner Shannen on this event as we have admired her work for ages and we knew our girls would enjoy hearing Shannen’s story. We were so happy for our friend Jill to set the scene and style the venue so absolutely perfectly with lots of pumpkins, gourds, candles and greenery. Jill styled both of our weddings – Leona’s in Castlemartyr in Cork and Nessa’s in the Algarve, Portugal and we just adore her. Situated right next door to Diva Cafe sits the most dreamy lifestyle store called Chalk & Easel. We were so delighted that Emily from Chalk & Easel joined up with us to host a pre-dinner shopping event in her store – her store is one that we really love and she is just the nicest person. It was such a perfect combination of people mixed together.
We would love to do more regular events and supper clubs as there are so many stories to be told and places to be experienced but we both juggle work, parenting and this beautiful hobby of ours but hopefully one day we can do alot more of them as they are our perfect kind of evening…
We hope to see you at one some day,
Images by Brid O’Donovan
Venue | Diva Cafe, Ballinspittle
Styling | Jill Wild
Store | Chalk and Easel, Ballinspittle