Hey y’all! I’m back with a new adventure post! So you guys know my whole purpose surrounding the adventures of Atlanta blog posts are to highlight events/things to do in Atlanta apart from the typical “party scene.”
With that being said, this past Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the first Souk Bo’hēmian and EatHereAtl Tea+Talk Brunch curated by Morgan Ashley and Vanessa Coore. You probably know them on instagram as @oaklanta and @thebazaarbohemian.
Y’all! Let me tell you, anytime I can get together with a group of creatives and connect, I. Am. All. There! Honestly, I had no idea of what to expect but I left the Tea+Talk event very, very pleased and with a full spirit. These ladies and their team did an outstanding job! You could tell they put a lot of thought into our experience for the event. The decor was great and the location, perfect; right outside at the Just Add Honey Tea Company. I mean even the music set an ambiance as though you were out of town in some foreign country, when in fact we were right in the heart of Atlanta, right on Edgewood avenue. It was a very intimate setting of about 26 creatives and I could actually dig the small group size because it made everyone super tangible. Tickets were $25 which included 2 meal courses; the first course was a light salad (so delicious!), and the second course consisted of a variety of sandwiches, pastries, desserts, and fruits all from local shops here in the Atlanta area. Of course, we also sipped a selection of teas complements of the Just Add Honey Tea Company. But listen, why did I feel super official when I heard, “Your first course is…. and your second course will be….” I mean, yaaaaaaaaaass, they were giving me my twenty fiiiiiiiive dollars worth honey! (Lol). It’s all about the customers experience. Keep that in mind.
Seriously though, in addition to all the creatives connecting, networking, and sharing our crafts with each other, Morgan and Vanessa also shared parts of their journey on creating their businesses. To be honest, this wasn’t just another one of those events that you pay for where people don’t share real insight and pointers about building a business. No. These ladies were honest in their sharing, which I could appreciate and I think everyone else could too. They were honest about their journey and even were so gracious enough to share contacts of people they do business with to help build their brands. So many people are afraid to share tips and pointers, even contacts in an attempt to hold all the information to themselves. Why? But not these ladies and this is why so many love them and the brands they represent. (Quick Disclaimer: Do protect yourself and your ideas legally before you start sharing.) We talked about trademarking, legal services, being consistent and patient on your journey, not being afraid to ask for help, contracts, non disclosure agreements, communicating about how you do business, professionalism, having your shit together for meetings, the customers experience, and time management. I’m sure I’m leaving somethings out because seriously there was just so much!
I could go on and on about how full my spirit was after the event but, I’ll spare you. I’ll just say on a scale from 1-10, they get a 10 from me! I got my monies worth for sure! I’d definitely attend this event again, and probably will. Oh and can I just say that Tea+Talk is not just for Atlanta residents. Somebody even traveled all the way from the DMV area just for the event! Super dope! There was even a male in attendance! So fellas I guess it’s safe to say you’re welcome too. Also, the event isn’t just for entrepreneurs. If you’re just looking to connect, sip, create, taste, and vibe with some cool authentic energy and creatives, I think you’d enjoy this too! Because at the end of the day, we’re all creative beings anyway, right?!
So that’s my spill on the first Souk Bo’hēmian and EatHereAtl Tea+Talk Brunch. Follow these ladies on social media to keep an eye out for their next event. The links to their websites are right above. If you want to connect with them on their personal pages, you can find them @oaklanta or @thebazaarbohemian. Their brands are @soukbohemian and @eathereatl. You can also find Just Add Honey on instagram @justaddhoney.
Below you can check out some of the moments I captured from the Tea+Talk. As always, thank you for stopping by. Comment, like, and share this post if you enjoyed it. I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time…