With the fall edition of our Business, Branding, and Social Media Workshop series just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit our spring workshop. Co-hosted by Camila Alves McConaughey of Women of Today, the spring 2019 BBSM Workshop had a special focus on social media marketing and content creation. In addition to panel discussions, Q&A time, and the opportunity to network with one another the panelists, workshop participants were treated to a beverage and appetizer demo--complete with a break to taste all the goodies!--and got to take advantage of the spectacularly styled space to get started on their own content creation.
Read on to learn more!
In our last blog post, we shared how liquid chef Rob Floyd created “edible sensory adventures” for the guests at the Women of Today x The Vintage Round Top media dinner. This time, we want to share a little more about the evening’s auditory entertainment: an acoustic performance from singer-songwriter Andy Grammer (scroll down for video clips!).
During an evening full of exciting moments, liquid chef and Bar Rescue mixologist Rob Floyd was undoubtedly a highlight. Rob stepped behind the bar during our recent Women of Today x The Vintage Round Top media dinner to create a sampling of his fresh, innovative cocktails for our guests.
Our Business Branding & Social Media Workshop Series is one of the coolest things we get to do at The Vintage Round Top. These events have allowed us to meet other entrepreneurs, connect small-business owners with one another, and share our knowledge and expertise as well as that of our incredible panelists.
When we first set out to design our cottages, we knew we wanted to create a dynamic space that could easily accommodate gatherings both large and small. Over the course of eight years and hundreds of guest stays, The Vintage Round Top’s cottages have proven to be a fertile setting for creative inspiration and collaboration.
Anissa Zajac has filled our Instagram feed with stunning house shots and home design ideas for ages. She began her journey decorating her own home and after she moved into her seventh home, House Seven was born. If you are wanting to learn from this design savvy lady, you’re in luck – Anissa will be speaking on the panel at our Fall Business, Branding and Social Media Workshop this weekend.
As many of you know, we are hosting a summer session of our Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop on June 3! We're so excited to expand this workshop to an all day event with panels in the morning and hands-on breakout sessions in the afternoon. We are also excited to look for another round of swag bag contributors!
As most of you know, it took a while for the Boho cottage to be built. We opened our doors during the Spring 2017 Antique Show with our Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop as the first event and Emily Henderson's crew as our first guests.
We can't believe our Business, Branding & Social Media workshop has come and gone already! We, along with our staff, spent countless hours preparing for this wonderful event, and Smoot and I couldn't have asked for a better day!
Beginning in 2012, out of a small apartment in Houston, Travis Weaver started Manready Mercantile by making soy candles in reusable whiskey glasses and selling them door-to-door to local businesses. He hit every little market possible and continued to add small batch apothecary items, creating a collection of all-natural products.
Come meet Becki Griffin, the uber talented decorator, photographer, prop stylist, creative consultant, and creator of the successful blog, Curious Details.
In addition to the the Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop on Saturday, March 25, we will also be hosting an exclusive Pop-Up Shop and Open House! Shop The Vintage Round Top in person and see the No. 1450 cottage!
Best friends since childhood and married for 4 years, Hunter and Sarah Lawrence run a photography, film and social media marketing business along with our pup Aspen (@aspenthemountainpup).
We feel so grateful to provide lodging to the Brave Girls Club Camp Haven on April 11-14 and The Gathering Retreat on May 10-13! Our good friend Tara Royer, of Royer's Pie Haven, is organizing both of these events, and they're sure to be top-notch!
In case you haven't heard, we are hosting a Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop on Saturday, March 25! You can read more about the event here, and we have an awesome lineup of panelists, including Jordan Breal, Senior Editor at Texas Monthly, Travis Weaver, Owner of Manready Mercantile, Becki Griffin, Prop Stylist and Decorator at Curious Details, and Hunter & Sarah Lawrence, Photographers and Social Influencers.
I can't believe Flea Style Summit has already come and gone! Last weekend, we enjoyed our time at the Summit, getting to know our fellow mentors and panelists. It was such a treat to listen to other power houses share their knowledge and wisdom.
We're so excited to announce our second round of featured panelists today! We've already announced our first two panelists, Jordan Breal, Senior Editor at Texas Monthly, and Travis Weaver, Owner of Manready Mercantile, who you can read about in our first Business, Branding, & Social Media Workshop blog post.
We are so excited to announce that we are hosting our second event in the RVT Workshop Series! We hosted our first workshop last spring called Connect + Collaborate + Cultivate that focused on growing your brand on social media and navigating social media platforms. This year's theme is Business, Branding, and Social Media, and the event will take place on Saturday, March 25. Expect to hear inspirational stories from special guests, learn practical and actionable business tips from Paige and Smoot, network with other creatives, and gain a deeper understanding of how to grow your audience and brand.
Along with a fantastic morning of learning and networking, this is also an opportunity to see the new Boho cottage! We've built this new cottage as a way to host intimate events and retreats, so we're super excited to host the inaugural event in the new space!
Photos from Connect + Collaborate + Cultivate
What You'll Learn:
- The importance of finding your "Why" and how your "Purpose" is absolutely critical to your success
- How to turn "likes" into "love"and why you must "give" before you "receive" on social media
- The proven steps to building a great brand and why failure is essential to your overall success
- Hear the inspirational stories of how the guest speakers turned their dreams into reality
- How to connect to Influencers in your industry and how to cross promote your brand
- Collaborative discussions with the guest speakers…plus plenty of Q&A time
What: RVT Business, Branding, & Social Media Workshop
When: March 25, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Who: Small Business Owners, Bloggers, Entrepreneurs, Marketing/Sales Employees, or anyone else interested in these topics!
Where: The Vintage Round Top, 1450 N. Hwy 237 Round Top, Texas 78954
Meet the Panelists:
A senior editor at Texas Monthly, Jordan Breal is based in Austin, but as the magazine's resident travel writer she spends most of her time on the road. And while she has stayed at more than a hundred hotels and B&Bs across the state, she has lost count of the number of slices of pie she's eaten in small towns. Her work has also appeared in AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, and Southern Living, among other publications, and she recently coauthored Wildsam Field Guides: San Antonio.
Beginning in 2012, out of a small apartment in Houston, Travis Weaver started Manready Mercantile by making soy candles in reusable whiskey glasses and selling them door-to-door to local businesses. He hit every little market possible and continued to add small batch apothecary items creating a collection of all-natural products. Word of his endeavors traveled and his story gained international attention. Travis’ vision has always been to show the world you really can start from nothing and anyone can change their stars. You’ve gotta work hard. Work smart. Be honest. And support your community. If you take the right steps and push through it all, greatness will happen! Folks, the American Dream is alive and flourishing - Manready Mercantile is proof! "Work Hard, Live Well" - T.S. Weaver
Testimonials From Past Participants:
"What better way to connect, collaborate, listen, and learn from people who are experienced in small business growth." - Mark N.
"I think the biggest thing I learned was to tell a story that's authentic to my brand. That's something my brand has struggled with, but after today I know exactly how I want to tell my brand's story and exactly what I want to say." - Tara T.
"One thing I learned today is to live with intention. There's got to be a 'why' behind what you're doing, and when you know the 'why' it's really easy to move forward in your business and branding." - Kristen P.
A light brunch and refreshments will be served, and a swag bag full of great gifts will be included! We're super excited about these two crazy talented speakers and will be revealing more panelists in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Video by Tripp Films
Connect + Collaborate + Cultivate Photos 1-3 by Natalie Lacy Lange
Panelist Photos Courtesy of the Panelists
The new Boho cottage is opening soon, and we want to celebrate by hosting several fun events during the Round Top Spring Antiques Week! We will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop, Sip n' Stroll, and Social Media and Branding Workshop on March 28 & 29!
We'd love to meet you and show you the new cottage! Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter because we'll be revealing more details in the coming weeks, but for now be sure to mark your calendars for March 28 & 29!
Smoot and I love to share our ever-evolving story with other creatives and budding entrepreneurs. So, you can imagine how excited we are to announce our next public speaking engagement will be in collaboration with Flea Style.