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THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIETY AT TRADD'S

  • Tradd's 167 East Bay Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

WHAT IS THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIETY?

We are a community that believes EVERY MAMA deserves a break and some bubbly.

We remind each other it can be “motherhood, AND” instead of “motherhood, OR” and that with a Society of women encouraging you, YOU GOT THIS.

*Keep scrolling for the event format and what to expect.

EVENT DETAILS:

Thursday, June 27th

6:00–8:00 pm

Upstairs at Tradd’s

167 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Pre-party across the street at Maris DeHart from 4-6pm included in all tickets.

VIP Luxe Experience at Maris DeHart from 4-6pm is extra & limited to 25 tickets.

 

PRE-PARTY STYLING EXPERIENCE SPONSORED BY MARIS DEHART

Welcome to Maris DeHart . . .

Welcome to Maris DeHart . . .

While this PRE-PARTY is available to ALL attendees, the VIP experience (of a hair style, gift bag + makeover) is limited to only 25 tickets. Our first-ever VIP Experience was born out of the idea that every mama deserves the VIP Treatment for at least one night!

What General Admission Pre-party Includes:

  • Our sponsor, Maris DeHart is hosting an exclusive Champagne Society pre-party and generously treating our mamas to 20% off all purchases and prosecco, baby! Don’t have anything to wear to this event? Jump at the chance for pre-mingling and to have a stylist dressing you to feel like your BEST, whether for the big event across the street from 6-8pm or just your next date night.

  • Lip bar + Shopping from Beautycounter: BC is a mission based company and a wellness brand with a bold ambition: to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone.  They are the leader in safer skincare and cleaner cosmetics and a national movement for improved transparency & accountability in the beauty industry. Beautycounter prohibits the use of 1500+ questionable or harmful ingredients when formulating our products.

What VIP Pre-party Luxe Experience Includes:

  • All of the above, plus a gift bag from Maris DeHart with ACTUAL gifts + a $25 gift certificate to the store.

  • Hair Styling: Our two fave hair stylists, Jenni and Jerri Hanna of The Parlour, onsite giving VIP ticket holders the event hair of your Insta dreams included in your ticket price.

  • Beautycounter Mama Makeovers to glam you up before you head across the street to the main event. With: Flawless in Five: 6 products, 5 minutes, 1 flawless look. AND take your day look into the night with “Get the Look”: Mama's Choice—Apply your own unique style using customizable 4-piece kits of makeup. There are 3 “Get the Look” styles: The Classic, The Romantic, and The Statement.  While “Flawless in Five” helps achieve a natural, polished look, “Get the Look” can be added on top of your “Flawless in Five” makeup routine, to take the look to the next level. 


THE VENUE FOR THE MAIN EVENT:

TRADD'S IS A MODERN, AMERICAN EATERY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, SITUATED AT THE CORNER OF EAST BAY + QUEEN STREETS. TRADD’S SERVES A SEASONALLY- CHANGING MENU INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICS, WITH DISHES THAT ARE AT ONCE COMFORTING + FAMILIAR, REFINED + UNEXPECTED. UPSTAIRS AT TRADD’S IS THEIR PRIVATE EVENTS SPACE, AN ELEVATED SETTING WITH A BUILT-IN BAR, EXPOSED BRICK, WOOD BEAMS, AND FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS THAT SHOWCASE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON. THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND US.

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

Once you climb the stairs to the private room upstairs at Tradd’s, you’ll be greeted with a welcoming smile and head to the Chandon station of your choice. Our champagne sponsor will generously be serving Rosé Sparkling Wine and Chandon Sweet Star (a brut). Come on time (6pm) so you have a chance to sample the delicious Tradd’s hors d'oeuvres and explore the various sponsors and experiences we’ve added into this event to inspire, connect and rejuvenate you!

We’ll gather for the “Honest Conversation” at 6:45pm where Mindset Coach for Mothers, Gervase Kolmos, will interview her three real mama panelists on everything from juggling full-time jobs with self-care and a social life to how they stay so fabulous!

Halfway through the conversation there will be an intermission for another round of bubbly, and we’ll hear from our Presenting Sponsor. We’ll then dive back into postpartum errrthing and all things motherhood with our panel. As always, questions from the tribe are encouraged from beginning to end.

THE AFTER-PARTY at THE ROOFTOP AT VENDUE

At 8pm, we'll wrap the interview portion, and you will have a chance to keep the party going as we roll right into our official after-party one block away at the Vendue Rooftop! From 8-11pm at The Bridge Bar on the top floor of the Vendue Rooftop, keep hanging with your mama tribe and check out the restaurant’s food & drink menu, all available for purchase.

*Post-event, hop into our attendee-only Facebook group to continue networking and growing as a human who also moms, instead of a mom who barely humans.


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.

 

MEET OUR REAL MAMA PANEL

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THERESA SPANN

Theresa is a native Charlestonian who attended The Art Institute of Atlanta studying Fashion Marketing and later traveled the world as a member of The US Air Force. She is a fashion stylist with an extensive background in fashion retail, as a former employee of St. John Knits, Rangoni of Florence Shoes and Saks Fifth Ave.

She has written several published articles as the Fashion Editor for Native & Living Roots Magazine. She has also hosted numerous private shopping parties around the Lowcountry to include Bob Ellis, Saks Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, Shoes on King, BeBe, Steve Madden, Aldo, Harleston Shoes, Ooh Ooh Shoes, & Nine West, to name a few.

Theresa is passionate about being an example for current and future generations that you can be a loving wife, great mother and anything else your female heart desires. She and her husband, Aaron, have 4 amazing children, Alicia {27}, Candace {26}, Tristan {22} & Fallon {18}, which she feels are the best gifts she has ever received in her life.

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SHANNON SIRIANO

Mom of two little dudes, Oliver (4) and Bruno (2) and married to her husband, Evan, for 9 years, Shannon Siriano knows first-hand that the most powerful thing we can do is live life on our own terms.

As founder of the Rebelle brand - a national conference and community designed to help women think differently about how they live, work, create and connect - Shannon elevates the stories and experiences of people who dare to be different to inspire and guide others as they design lives they love.

A successful serial entrepreneur, Shannon has worked locally and nationally building her own business ventures and coaching others as they grow their own. She was recently named by Richmond Magazine as one of the top 5 influential change makers for her leadership in the entrepreneurial community. When she’s not building the Rebelle empire or chasing her toddlers around, you can usually find her supporting her brother, Christian Siriano, in NYC by modeling his latest fashion.

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Brittny Meekins Ervin

After a hiatus as an English teacher in Greenville, SC, Brittny Meekins Ervin tapped into her passion for wardrobe styling, which she honed thanks to her time as denim specialist/stylist for Madewell. She has lived in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta, but now resides in Fort Mill, SC, with her husband (Paul, married 9 years), and two children, Paul, Jr. (3) and Maya Bean (7.5). Brittny is a proud graduate of Spelman College, a renowned historically all-female black college in Atlanta, GA. She’s also a graduate of Pace University’s college of education.

In 2016, Brittny returned to the classroom and passed the styling baton on to her daughter, Bean - who has since taken on the blogging world as The Sweet Life of Bean. Brittny decided after helping her daughter with her own blog that she, too, was ready to find her own voice again and is working on returning to the styling world as a blogger, herself.

Brittny also parlayed her wardrobe styling talents into also being a bridal stylist. Her bridal styling has been featured on Charlotte Brides, Coastal Bride, Martha Stewart Online, and The Restoration Hotel’s print publication. Her work has also been featured on social media outlets and brands like Petit Peony (New England), Shop Katie Baby (Fort Mill, SC), Greenville Today (Greenville, SC), and ALOFT Hotels to name a few.

 

EVERY MAMA DESERVES A BREAK + SOME BUBBLY!

ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME AT THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIETY!

Join us Below!


OUR SOCIETY LOVES TO GIVE BACK

Since the launch of our Society-funded “Help a Mama out of the House” Fund in 2019, attendees have pooled their resources and gifted 10 tickets (valued between $40 and $55) to fellow deserving mamas who, for whatever reason, could not afford this elevated and inspiring Moms’ Night Out. This is our community’s unique and impactful way of giving back, and we couldn’t be more proud. Our community truly believes that EVERY MAMA deserves a break and some bubbly, and this is our way of paying it forward and making these girls’ nights accessible to every mama, no matter what financial season of motherhood she’s found herself in.

 

PEEP SOME PICS FROM PAST EVENTS BELOW

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).


PRAISE FROM HAPPY MAMAS


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Be the first notified when tickets go on sale each month!

 

MEET OUR SPONSORS:

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Shannon Olesak  is our incredible event photographer and she also specializes in family portraits (she does all mine!).

Shannon Olesak is our incredible event photographer and she also specializes in family portraits (she does all mine!).


FAQs:
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. We have plenty of repeat attendees who know they WANT to have children someday (or they’re currently pregnant), and they all report loving this community and feeling significantly less freaked out about the idea of having kids if/when the time comes because of these conversations.

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 one of our Ambassadors 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. Dozens of women have come alone to their first event and met lifelong friends that way!

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 on 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. That’s why we’ve even set up a Styling Pre-party at Maris DeHart where someone can dress you in the perfect outfit for the night, if you need some help! 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. But these events are moving to a quarterly format. That means we’re ONLY doing FOUR BIG EVENTS PER YEAR. Your call, but you’re going to have massive FOMO if you don’t put this on your calendar. Just sayin’. 

Should I eat dinner before I come?

We teamed up with the amazing chef at Tradd’s to customize a menu for the night that is more food than we’ve ever had before! I would save room for the heavy hors d'oeuvres that will be passed and displayed throughout the night. There is no seated dinner, but we made sure to put some gourmet mini sliders and fries on that menu because we know mamas get hungry. ;)

Is there an afterparty?

Yes! We like to keep the energy of the night going with an official Society after-party - The Bridge Bar (at the Rooftop at Vendue) will be the site of our after-party. And it’s literally one block away from Tradd’s, so you can walk!

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! Parking is limited meter parking on East Bay Street. There are several parking garages around that you can google, but between the stress of parking and the Chandon flowing, it’s probably best to Uber with a friend!

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 one of our Champagne Society Ambassadors will be checking you in. No need to pull up anything on your phone (personally hate doing that!)!

 
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