Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch

all attendees received beautiful folding fans as a thank you gift
"The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it's called the Tea Party."  - Tammy Bruce  

Last Sunday, I hosted my annual Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch for approximately 50 of the most fabulous ladies at the luxurious Ballantyne Resort & Hotel.  This is our 3rd year year for the Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch and our fellowship has grown and these ladies showed up in style!  What began as an isolated event to bring together women (about a dozen of us) under the guise of dressing up and feeling fancy, has evolved into a movement to draw women of all backgrounds, support and grow our businesses and network, and still dress up and feel fancy.

pictured, ladies from our 1st Tea Party + Spring Brunch on April 5, 2014

Like most of the events that I host, when planning and promoting for the event, I make the disclaimer that there is no set agenda or program, so if that's what you're looking for, you're probably at the wrong event.  My events are structured that way intentionally to promote organic networking.  We don't come equipped with hundreds of business cards, we simply meet, greet, and engage in conversation the old fashioned way.  If you see someone wearing a great pair of pumps, compliment her on them, if you like her outfit, strike conversation around that.  We've had so many ladies to connect via our events and become great friends, business associates, customers, and partners; the possibilities are endless when you gather 50 amazing women in one place with positive vibes sprinkled with a little Black Girl Magic! #BlackGirlMagic

panoramic view of the ladies in attendance (photos 1, 2, 3, and 4 combined) 

pictured with the dapper (and my bestfriend) Rashon Carraway

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1 comment

  1. We flew home to book this venue in June last year. Absolutely loved it here and I'll be certainly waiting to go back there for more events. Regardless of the time of your event, you always get the same thing at event space Chicago: reasonable drink prices, great decoration, & friendly staff.