An Afternoon with Sisterhood Camp
It’s no secret that January is a dreary time to be living in the UK, we’ve just come off the high of the holiday season and are looking for something to get inspired by! The answer came a week or so after the New Year started with an invitation to Sisterhood Camp’s first London Workshop.
The day was curated by the ever so lovely and welcoming host, Lou Archell. You may know her as the creative mind behind the lifestyle blog, Little Green Shed. After finding the blogging world isolating, Lou wanted to create a community where like minded women could come together and learn new skills along the way. These events and retreats tend to focus on either self care, wholesome eating and cooking, honing new skills and networking.
For the first London event, guests were treated to cups of coffee by Nespresso, an ikebana workshop and a three course lunch. The event was held at the Houzz 2018 pop-up in the heart of Soho. To mark the launch of Houzz’s online shop of home furnishings, they took over this Greek Street townhouse, redesigning it top to bottom. The entire experience was shoppable from their app, I found their lamps particularly hard to resist!
Once reaching the top floor we were greeted by Lou and the other lovely ladies working the event such as Lucy Franks and our very own Maria Bell. Before getting started on the ikebana workshop with Erin Trezise-Wallace, we chatted to each other over cups of coffee brewed by Nespresso.
The room held two long tables lined with rustic chairs and benches where we sat listening to florist, Erin teach us about the mindset and style of the Japanese art of Ikebana. The back wall was lined with foraged dried flowers as well as buds of dusty pink, white and rusty red all held in mismatched vases and pots.
After assembling our very own Ikebana arrangements, held in hand crafted vases made by Rebecca Proctor we stood back to admire our work. I was actually quite impressed with my end results! After a quick half-hour break, we returned back to our sisterhood studio for lunch.
We dined on food by Claire Thomson, recipes inspired from her cookbook The Art of Larder. The lunch felt like an interpretation of the day. Wholesome, simple, great ingredients that all add up to something quite excellent.
You can find more inspiring events created by Lou over on the Sisterhood Camp's main event page.