The Champagne Society is a movement of women championing “motherhood, AND” instead of “motherhood, OR.”
We believe in making time for ourselves and we know we can't do motherhood alone (and DEFINITELY not without bubbly).
Friday, February 22nd
284 King Street, Charleston SC 29041
Situated in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Vault is a vibrant showroom, open studio and marketplace that houses deluxe textiles and home furnishing from Loro Piana + luxury apparel, shoes and accessories from France, handmade gifts, and 10 creatives at work, offering original art and photography, handcrafted furnitures and a variety of specialized services.
You’ll be greeted at the door of The Vault with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine promptly at 6:00pm. Come on time so you’ll have a chance to meet some new friends before everyone sits.
We’ll gather for the “Honest Conversation” at 6:30pm where Gervase will interview our mama panelists about what it REALLY takes to juggle "motherhood, and ______" in her signature real coaching style. Halfway through the conversation there will be an intermission for Chandon refills and all the way through questions from the tribe are encouraged.
At 7:30pm, we'll wrap the interview portion, and you will have a chance to mix and mingle, peruse the artists’ work and do some shopping!
Official after-party at Bourbon & Bubbles from 8:30pm til . . . .
MEET OUR REAL MAMA PANEL
Reagan Barnes of Events by Reagan
Reagan Barnes is a professional hopeless romantic. She plans weddings and fêtes for all of life’s moments worth celebrating and believes that no dream is too big or detail too small. Reagan appreciates thoughtful design and impeccable service and has a weakness for wine and cozy settings. As a proper Southern woman, Reagan have a fierce dedication to etiquette and formalities yet hungers for the unexpected and occasional bending of the rules. Her greatest inspiration stems from the love she sees in others. Reagan strives to create beautifully tailored memories worthy of the milestone being celebrated and is deeply fulfilled watching the joy of her clients as they live the experiences she have shaped for them.
Whitney Stoddard of Whitney Stoddard Art
Inspired by classic design elements and all things vintage, Whitney is best known for her original Tea Collection from which her audience first grew. Her tea-stained pieces begin with an organic, yet intentional, tea-staining process, which she feels is as much a part of the art as the figures painted on them. The tea-stained paper becomes a canvas for the next step of the process, where Whitney's works come to life. Her pieces combine unique movement and intricate figures using a combination of charcoal and graphite sketch, acrylic paint and India ink. Whitney strives to create unique, "je ne sais quoi" expressions and sentiment through minimal paintbrush strokes. Her work personifies the power of simplicity.
*Each of Whitney's pieces are tea stained using tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation, located on Wadmalaw Island, SC.
FUN PICS FROM PAST EVENTS
Women in all stages of mothering, from SAHMs to CEOs are invited!
Not a mom?
You’re always welcome, and this WILL be an event and open discussion focused on the behind-the-scenes juggling act of real moms in the community (#thejuggleisreal).
PSA: This will NOT be your traditional “Mom’s Night Out.” You’ve been warned. Dress to impress!
PSA #2: As this is an adult audience, there will likely be some adult language. If this offends you, this may not be the event for you.
This is a movement to ACKNOWLEDGE just how real the juggle is.
This is a movement for real moms who need a break AND a second glass of bubbly.
This movement is to inspire and be inspired.
This is a movement to remind you of the rejuvenating power of FUN.
Remember who you are. Leave better.
You CAN have it all. As long as you believe you deserve it.
MEET OUR SPONSORS:
I’m not a mom. Am I welcome here?
ALL women (sorry, boys!) are welcome at Champagne Society events, whether you are mothers at any stage or not. That being said, the focus of this event WILL be on the unique balancing act mothers experience in all areas of their lives, but the wisdom shared will easily apply to women in all stages of life.
Can I come alone?
The Society is so super friendly, so YES, if you can’t find a wing woman, just bring your fabulous self and walk right up to Gervase or the first mama you see and introduce yourself! It’s such good practice in making yourself super uncomfortable in the name of saying YES to new experiences that you thank yourself for later. Promise.
What should I wear?
This is NOT your typical Moms’ Night Out. Dress to impress. We don’t have enough excuses to get (and feel!) glam in our daily lives, so heels, jewelry, lipstick, dresses, etc are welcome! That being said, whatever you feel comfortable in! If you are a heels, jeans and jewelry kind of gal, that works! It ALL belongs in this society. You can find pictures from our past event on a scrolling bar at the top of this page. I know, I know – it’s SO stressful when someone forces you to MAKE time to go shopping for YOU to find something you feel fabulous in for a super special night out. You can thank us later!
Can I buy tickets at the door?
No. If there are still tickets available, you can buy yours at the link above and THEN run out the door, but every event since October has sold out, so buy your tickets ASAP so you’re not caught on our waiting list kicking yourself! I know . . . it’s hard to commit. I get it. Your call, but you’re going to have massive FOMO. Just sayin’.
Should I eat dinner before I come?
Not a bad idea, particularly considering the bubbly flows like water around these parts! There will be a board of delicious charcuterie and possibly some sweet treats, but you are usually too busy mingling to focus on eating them! There is always an afterparty somewhere announced at the event where everyone can go and order real meals afterwards, too.
Is there an afterparty?
Yes! We like to keep the energy of the night going with a Society afterparty that we coordinate with a nearby restaurant or bar beforehand. We will announce the location in the coming weeks.
Should I drive or Uber?
Uber or carpooling with friends coming from the same area is highly encouraged so you can really enjoy yourself and not worry about logistics! There is a parking lot attached to Woodhouse, as well.
I bought a ticket, but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferrable! Post in the Facebook event and you can sell your ticket directly to another mama, or gift it to a friend. However you choose to transfer your ticket is fine with us! Just have the new ticket-holder give YOUR name at the door and you and your ticket buyer can work out Venmo transfers, etc.
I bought a ticket and received an email confirmation. Do I need to show that at the door?
If you received an email confirmation, rest assured your name will be on the guest list when you arrive and someone from the Unicorn Squad will be checking you in. No need to pull up anything on your phone (personally hate doing that!)!