This post was created in partnership with Santa Margherita Wines.
Last week was our big unveiling of the She Shed that we designed for Santa Margherita. Santa Margherita is an Italian wine company that is serious about sustainability — they are completely energy self-sufficient (#goals!!) they even recycle the grape skins into cosmetics and tartaric acid (yes, really) and Santa Margherita avoids, whenever possible, the use of products derived from fossil fuel carbon. Holla. Their wines are also vegan, which I know — you’re probably thinking aren’t all wines vegan? But no, many wine companies use a process called ‘fining’ where molecules that can make wine hazy are removed using milk, egg, fish proteins or gelatin. (These things aren’t added to the wine, but might be absorbed into it during the process.) So, yeah, vegan wine. I’m down.
Since Santa Margherita is so serious about sustainability, and that’s my vibe as well, we wanted to create an event that reflected our values and that was also fun, creative, entertaining, relaxed and, (of course) very jungalicious.
We held the event at the Mar Vista Art Department to show off the She Shed, which was made entirely out of recycled/reclaimed materials. We invited folks to get all creative–make terrariums, paint, have a glass of wine or a wine cocktail (recipes below!!) and join in on a silent auction benefitting Recycle Across America.
My concept for the She Shed design was a lush-getaway from the chaos of the everyday. A place where you could go to — right in your backyard — and feel like you’re on vacation. See, don’t I look like I’m on vacation?? ;)
I added a Pegge Hopper print of three ladies lounging about, as I felt like this would set the perfect tone for the relaxing She Shed vibe. I also love the way that the artwork looks with my Nana Wallpaper from Hygge and West.
..and peace signs and Rose’ –because, well duh — It’s all about peaceful moments and winding down with a little vino, right?
No She Shed would be complete without a wine rack, right?
We decorated the entire Mar Vista Art Department to give the space Jungalow vibes for the night of the event. (My dress is from Calypso St. Barth)
During the event, we encouraged guests to get all creative. There was a watercoloring station where folks could paint or draw on the coloring page that I made (download yours here if you wanna color!)
There was also a terrarium-making station where succies found new homes.
The event space was decorated with a ton of thoughtful, upcycled details like the ‘Bar’ signage, made from empty wine bottles and reclaimed wood.
My family showed up to the event. And even my amazing Grandma Bette was enjoying the Prosecco!
Here are the recipes for the delicious Santa Margherita Cocktails (they were a HUGE hit):
4 ounces Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
3 ounces pomegranate juice
1 ounce orange juice
Mint leaves to garnish
Sparkling Rosemary Cocktail
5 ounces Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup
Lemon peel to garnish
Rose All Day
2 oz Santa Margherita Rose
1 oz gin
.75 Strawberry Puree
.5 Simple Syrup
Big thanks to Santa Margherita, Recycle Across America, Mar Vista Art Department and everyone who came out to support!!