A Darling Recap: Spring Events

The last few months have seen a slew of successful Darling events, from welcoming in new interns with high tea at the Langham Pasadena, to our most recent Issue No. 11 launch party, Bright Nights, held in downtown LA.

Join us as we relive the memories and share with you some of the spring’s favorite moments thus far.

Maybe we’ll see you at the next? 


BRIGHT NIGHTS RELEASE PARTY

Written by Darling Intern Kelsey Herrington:
Thursday, March 26th was a magical evening at the Hudson Lofts in Downtown LA as we celebrated the release of Darling’s spring issue. Darling partnered with The Black Tux to host an evening dedicated to celebrating the hard work and dedication that went into Darling’s 11th issue. The men sporting the Black Tux looked nothing short of dapper in their suave suits and coats. The air was warm and the streets were buzzing as guests entered through glass doors downstairs and went up to the loft.

A colorful wonderland of huge balloons, tassels, and other bright accents was created all thanks to PaperFox LA. The soundtrack for the night was provided by DJ Jessica Blackstock. Guests meandered as they sipped Art in the Age cocktails, wine from Amnity Vineyards, beer from Golden Road Brewery, and deliciously fun “jelly shots” from Ludlows Cocktails. There was no shortage of delicious drinks as Kevita and delicious coffee concoctions from Compadres also made an appearance. Guests raved about the almost too cute to eat Lette Macarons, adorable donuts from Donut Friend, and delicious chocolate from Ben Chic. From the rooftop, it was easy to stop and stare at the Los Angeles skyline as it sparkled. Guests had the opportunity to capture a moment in this enchanted space thanks to FlipBooth LA.

The talented photographers Christin Rose and Brian Tropiano also captured moments from the evening. Darling’s nonprofit partner, International Justice Mission (IJM), was also there to share their mission, which is “to partner with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.” Kara Elise curated a truly unforgettable evening where we celebrated Darling’s 11th issue and all the wonderful people who made it possible.


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LANGHAM AFTERNOON TEA WITH WEDGWOOD

Written by Darling Intern Annie Ellis:
It is not often that we get a chance to leave behind the endless to do lists and overflowing inboxes to simply sit, converse, and sip delicious tea. Yet, the women of the Darling team stepped way from our desks for an elegant afternoon at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena. We recently welcomed a new group of interns to the office, so a celebratory brunch was in order, and the Langham was gracious enough to host us.

As we were welcomed into a beautiful and bright courtyard blossoming with springtime flowers, it felt as if we had been whisked away somewhere far from downtown Los Angeles. The freeway noises and blaring car horns melted away, and we were met with a refreshing peace and calm. For an afternoon we were given the sweet gift of time to simply breathe and be. After sitting down at beautifully arranged tables, complete with rosy teacups and plates, we were offered several different types of tea. Some were light and flowery while others dark and strong. With so many unique flavors, there was something for each of us to enjoy.

There is something deeply rejuvenating about slowing down to notice the often overlooked beauty in the things and people which surround you.

As we tried each different tea, we were stunned to see towers of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and colorful desserts placed in front of us. After eating, we enjoyed the sunny weather while exploring the grounds and soaking in our afternoon escape. There is something deeply rejuvenating about slowing down to notice the often overlooked beauty in the things and people which surround you. The tea and food were exceptional, but the sweetest part of our day at the Langham was the opportunity to learn a little more about each other and to be attentive to the stories and joys of the women we work alongside every day.


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DARLING DINNER NO. 14

Written by Darling Intern Kelsey Herrington:
Thursday, March 12th was an enchanted evening in a cozy loft downtown where women gathered to enjoy the 14th Darling Dinner. Boo of Wylie West Creative transformed the already magical environment into an even more stunning and inspiring space. Candles flickered and a soft murmur among guests filled the room as Sarah of La Femme Epicure created delicious food using generously donated produce from Farmbox LA for the evening.

After sipping on lavender infused cocktails and pinot from Union Wine Company and munching on a delicious cheese platter, guests sat down at the giant gorgeous reclaimed wood table to enjoy the food. Citrus with rose water was served first to cleanse our palates, followed by burrata with beets and arugula, then duck fat roasted chicken. We finished the evening with orange blossom infused pavlova.

As amazing as the menu was, the real star of the night was the conversation. As with every Darling Dinner, there was a theme and a table question to spark intentional conversation. This particular evening’s theme was joy. We discussed what makes us joyful and how we can use what fills us with joy to ignite joy in others. This question encouraged an inspiring conversation of friends, family, work and passion. The talented photographer Andrea Patricia captured the evening with some stunning photos. Guests also left with a jar of unique Murray River flake salt from Australia. Kara Elise was generous enough to not only curate the enchanted evening, but also host us in her loft.


JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP

Written by Darling Intern Kelsey Herrington:
Last month, Darling partnered with Annie and Jen of Tribe of Dreamers to host the very first jewelry-making workshop. Kara Elise of Willow & Niche hosted the event in her magical loft downtown. Tribe of Dreamers empowers people to pursue their passion in an effort to spark a positive change in the world, much like Darling.

On this particular warm evening in Los Angeles, women gathered to mingle, eat, and make some awesome jewelry. Candles flickered as women sipped wine and they pounded, cut, and hammered away, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. As the evening came to an end, women left with not only three variations of a gold necklace and a leather wrap bracelet, but also full stomachs and full hearts.

Wondering about upcoming Darling events? Check out our calendar, here, to find out if we’ll be near you!

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