TSOS Chapel Hill Day Three

The School of Styling Chapel Hill, NC | Creative workshop for entrepreneurs. | Ally & Bobby Photography | Parlour at Mann's Chapel

It's seriously amazing how quickly our workshops feel like home to me. Twice a year I nervously enter a room full of strangers. After the first night we are all comfortable with one another, but by the end of day three I'm begging for the whole group to move to NC so we can hang out. I love these ladies and I was so encouraged and blessed by them!

We started our final day off right - with mimosas! One Hope Charleston provided the most delicious champagne for our mimosa bar. While the ladies sipped an apple cider mimosa they had the opportunity to get dolled up by Teighla Norris and her team. With hair and makeup done, Ally & Bobby took beautiful film headshots of each student.

Our classroom was extra special this morning, too. Emily Ley sent her beautiful navy and white Simplified Planners for our attendees to take home with them! I'm pretty sure there were at least five squeals or happy dances done over these planners!

After feeling beautiful and spoiled by Teighla, Lauren Hooker taught a session on "Creating a Streamlined Brand." Following lunch, Dominique spoke on "Investing & Retirement Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur." 

We were so fortunate to have our dear friend Alyssa Thiel of PCB Home with us to teach a beginners calligraphy class. This is always such a fun time of the week! I love hearing all of the excited chatter between the ladies as they try their hand at something new (for most of them) and have great conversations.

We ended the day with a great session by Morgan Montgomery of Paisley & Jade on "Retaining & Expanding Upon a Niche Client Base." After the last session, we sent the attendees back to their hotel to get freshened up for the final dinner!

Stephanie Scholl worked with Cottage Luxe, True Vine Studios, and PCB Home to create a beautiful final dinner for our attendees! I love how the colors of the workshop got worked into the design so perfectly. And those marble chargers?! In love.

The Cupcake Shoppe in Raleigh made delicious desserts - macaroons, cake pops, and tiny magnolia cupcakes! SO good. And Meredith Parker provided each attendee with a small art print to frame when they returned home.

And, what's a TSOS experience without one more good surprise?! We had a couple ladies from Kendra Scott with us to make custom jewelry on site for each attendee! Ladies got to chose from a variety of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, chose their stone(s) and then have it made right there on the spot! We all walked away with a bit of sparkle from that evening.

This group of attendees was so warm and kind. We had such an amazing time together in Chapel Hill and I wish we could go back and do it all over again! If you're considering a TSOS experience for you and your business, we have a couple spots left for our Hutto workshop and we are opening up enrollment for Richmond on Monday! We would love for you to join us!

Scroll down to see the beautiful images Ally & Bobby captured of this final day!

Tomorrow we'll be sharing Student Work from TSOS Chapel Hill! Stay tuned!

Photography: Ally & Bobby Photography // Venue: Parlour at Mann's Chapel // Workshop: The School of Styling


TSOS Chapel Hill Day Two

The School of Styling - Chapel Hill, NC | Creative workshop for entrepreneurs. | www.theschoolofstyling.com | Ally & Bobby Photography

This week I'm recapping our time in Chapel Hill! In case you missed it, catch up on Day One here

We woke up to a chilly fall morning on Wednesday, which was perfect because we had a coffee truck waiting on our attendees when they arrived! I had the most amazing pumpkin spice latte - made with real pumpkin (move over, Starbucks). 

After grabbing our caffeine we headed inside to get started. Our morning sessions included "Strategic Goal Setting for the Creative" with Lauren Hooker of Elle & Company and "Using Your Contract to Improve the Client Experience" with Christina Scalera. After learning so much from these two, students moved to the courtyard where amazing totes from Greige Design with name tags by Alyssa Thiel of PCB Home were waiting on them. Kaylyn Hewitt of True Vine Studios taught the ladies how to create centerpieces (student work to come!), which turned out beautifully. It was so fun to see the same principles of design we discussed the night before take new life in their flowers!

After lunch, we jumped into more classroom sessions: "Managing & Making More Money as an Entrepreneur" with Dominique Broadway, and four breakout choices, "Social Media Marketing" led by myself and Alyssa Thiel, "Building Meaningful & Strategic Business Partnerships" with Kelly Hovis and "Is an LLC the Right Choice for My Business" with Christina Scalera

We ended the day with a tabletop styling led by Stephanie Scholl of Stephanie Scholl Events. Attendees got to style with china from Southern Vintage Table and details from Paisley & Jade. I firmly believe as creatives we need to create. Which is why we mix classroom talks with hands-on sessions - to give you information and experience! It was so fun to see the attendees create such different and lovely designs given the same resources. I can't wait to share their student work with you in a couple of days!

As the ladies headed back through the chapel to leave for the day, we had more surprises waiting for them! They were gifted with gorgeous robes from Plum Pretty Sugar, eye masks from Sleepy Cottage, tinted moisturizer from Cosmedicine, and bars of soap from Nubian Heritage. All to encourage a restful evening of self-care!

Scroll below to see the day captured by Ally & Bobby Photography:

Did you miss Day One's recap? Find it here! Stay tuned for Day Three tomorrow.

Photography: Ally & Bobby Photography // Venue: The Parlour at Mann's Chapel // Styling: The School of Styling