Antiques at the Gardens – Blogger Q&A Panel + A Giveaway!

Friday I had the opportunity to attend the Antiques at the Gardens show put on by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

StyleBlueprint Birmingham invited me, as a blogger, to be a part of a Q&A panel with some incredible talented tastemakers, from landscape design to florals to interiors and a little bit in between. SBP did an amazing job setting it up, and the tastemakers were packed full of experience and knowledge. If I could have sat down personally with each one of them for a hour, I still wouldn’t have gotten to know everything about them. I admire each of them and the stories that they shared of how they got to where they are today.


The 2015 Tastemaker Panel: Left to Right
Daniel McCurry, Landscape Designer and co-owner of Father Nature Landscapes; James Farmer author of “A Time to Celebrate” and Editor At Large for Southern Living Magazine;Lydia Purcell, owner of Leaf & Petal and former Editor and Stylist for Coastal Living and Cottage Living; Fran Keenan of Fran Keenan Design



After the event, they handed out these amazing swag bags! We each received a coffee cup (that mimics a clay pot) c/o the Bham Botanical Gardens, a mini bottle of Lamarca Proseco sparkling wine c/o Handley McCrory, a sampling of sriracha lime sea salt c/o Savor Salt Co., the October issue of Flower magazine, and a hand-drawn guide to floral patterns in oriental rugs c/o Paige Albright Orientals.


We then were invited to the After Hours meet-n-mingle where I met some local designers in Birmingham and feasted on the most delicious cheeses c/o Stone Hollow Farmstead. They also had a celebrity bartender mixing up fabulous cocktails. I snapped some gorgeous floral installations that were to die for.



I contemplated sneaking this one out the back door.


Overall, it was a great chance to meet many popular faces of Birmingham and learn a little bit about how they got to where they are today all while getting Thirty-Seventh Avenue’s name out there. I’m incredibly honored to have attended and thank StyleBlueprint for the opportunity.


Are you ready for the giveaway??

StyleBluePrint is giving away a David Yurman sterling silver 10x8mm oval onyx bangle, $495 retail, as part of a promotion for their new StyleBlueprint App!


The SB App puts StyleBlueprint, the south’s premier digital lifestyle publication, at your fingertips. Find the best local shops, restaurants and services in the south with the SB Guide. Discover new businesses by searching Categories, such as Fashion, Restaurant and Home, or sort by Neighborhoods. I literally can’t live without it!
You can download the App for FREE at the Apple store HERE or do so in the Giveaway entry below.

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