Bonjour! If you are following along on social media, you will have noticed that we have started to focus on France. To take a deeper dive into our monthly theme and to stay in the loop for the upcoming Sips & Trips Kits and Virtual Events, I have created a Facebook Group, please join below!
Our next event is February 25th at 8pm ET. To purchase the coordinated virtual event kit, please click here.
Of course, you do not have to build the charcuterie board or the kit to attend the event. You can simply sip while the rest of us make our charcuterie board and discuss the lavender items from our kit. The event will feature a charcuterie enthusiast to teach us on how to use everyday items, styling tips and flavor pairings – and to embrace this art as an everyday “meal” for a family since large social gatherings are limited at this time. We’ll also touch on the history of this tradition in France.
In addition, we have arranged a studio tour and talk with artist Tiffani Taylor who spent 5 years living and creating in France. Salacia Salts co-founder Cari Phelps spent some of this time with Tiffani at Savannah College of Art & Design’s campus in the beautiful village of Lacoste. Whether or not you purchase the kit, you must register for the event to receive Zoom link. Register below.
Artist Tiffani Taylor has graciously donated the original watercolor she painted in Provence of lavender. She is pictured below with the original. If you do not win the original, do not worry because a print of this original is available in our Provencal Kit. Tiffani will be our guest speaker at our Provencal Event on February 25th and will share her stories about life in France and provide a tour of her home studio.
Do not forget that we are also offering France inspired virtual wine tasting this month. The event will take place February 23rd at 8 pm ET. Diana Jones of Jones Von Drehle will guide you through the wine tasting experience of three of their Bordeaux style wines created in North Carolina. In addition, a guide from Bordeaux Excellence will bestow some general knowledge about Bordeaux wine country and take us to Bordeaux Phelan Segur where we will meet with Veronique the general manager. Click here for more event details.
This is a first! A wanderlust inspiration that is not a photo, but what better way to inspire our upcoming travels to France than with a lavender print by Tiffani Taylor during her time in Provence. This is the print you will receive as part of the Sips & Trips Virtual Event Kit this month. We are so excited that she has decided to join us to share about her magical experiences in France. To learn a little more about Tiffani and her work, please watch this video.