If you follow us on Instagram, you've already seen a few shots from our first Gather event. Geared towards encouraging creative collaboration, we launched this series to thank the many tastemakers that we've had the privilege of working with this year. Building community and partnering with local creatives is something our whole team is super passionate about, so we couldn't have been more excited to join everyone together for a beautiful evening under the stars!
When we first began planning this event, we knew exactly where we wanted to stage it. We transformed the exterior succulents beds and patio at our Beverly location by positioning two of our unique dining tables in the space. Our larger succulent benches were flipped around and flanked with bohemian cushions and pillows graciously provided by Found Rentals. After layering in textiles from Hamamlique, we added in custom succulent arrangements and florals. The event began just before sunset, which meant the perfect summer temperature and light.
Obviously, all great summer events begin with a little Rosé. As our friends arrived, we started the night off with a few fresh appetizers including peach goat cheese crostini and watermelon feta bites. It was so lovely to have so many local creatives together to mingle and meet the people behind the Instagrams! Our guests also created floral hair pieces and received eccentric henna tattoos by artist Shivani Mirpuri.
As ths sun dipped under the horizon and dinner time came, guests served themselves from the delicious spread generously provided by Holy Cow BBQ (one of our absolute favorites!). Antique silver from Rolling Greens Owner Greg Salmeri's personal collection added a unique touch to the cool-toned tablescape. It all came together for the perfect summer BBQ!
As our favorite tastemakers left for the evening, they were gifted with bags which included massage gift cards to our famed neighbor, The NOW, special cactus art prints, and a softening body soap, among other goodies. We had such a wonderful night celebrating a year brimming with creativity and are already planning the next event! Thanks to all of our friends and partners for celebrating with us.