Back in June we traveled to Nashville to plan and host a dinner with some of our favorite people. The team included an all-star cast: Kinfolk Magazine, The masterful chef and cook, Beth Kirby from Local Milk, Stephen and Jessica Rose from The Peach Truck, Rebekka Seale from Camellia Fiber Company, and Matthew Ludwikowski from Brash Coffee. There were a couple of other amazing brands that couldn't make it but showed up in a big way: Candlefish from our home city in Charleston provided Brothers & Craft's amazing gifts for the guests. Bulleit Bourbon crushed it at the after party and literally made drinks all night. I've never seen so many bottles of bourbon in one place. Here's a little bit about our incredible Nashville summer night.
As guests arrived, we kicked off the evening with amazing charcuterie and cheeses while we sat in the back yard at Stephen and Jessica's home. We discussed the concept of "Slow Living." The conversations were great. While some might think that slow living is about moving to an isolated cabin in Colorado, it actually encourages and promotes the idea that nothing comes easy and amazing work takes time. We actually talked a lot about work/life balance and examples of slow living in our own lives.
After the discussion, it was time for dinner. We were lucky enough to have Beth Kirby in the house, who prepared an unbelievable meal, featuring fresh mountain trout. Since we had the dinner at The Peach Truck HQ (aka, Sephen's home), Beth incorporated a lot of fresh peach inspired items, like the chilled peach soup and a spicy jalapeño and peach salsa.
When dinner concluded, it was time for the real party. We invited a lot of our Nashville friends to celebrate summer and slow living. We even had some friends make it from out of state (Kentucky and New York)! Reuben Bidez provided some killer jams, and our pal's from Bulleit Bourbon made some of the tastiest summer sippers we've ever had.
To those of you who came to the event and those involved in helping, we are sincerely grateful for you and for all the new friendships we made.
Photos by Eric Peterson