Keynote speakers Kathryn Greeley, Alexandra Stoddard, Susan Davis, and Anna Addison Davis share insight on beautiful tabletop décor, the blessings of letter-writing, antique jewelry traditions, and more, along with experts offering guidance on topics that include floral design, new looks for heirloom china, etiquette, and a window into the lifestyle of Colonial ladies. Plus, you’ll have the chance to shop our on-site collection of Southern Lady books, gifts, and home décor.
Reservations are first come, first served, so make plans with your loved ones and mark the date: June 7-9, 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to make fond memories and kindle connections with the women who are dearest to you!
- Accommodations at Williamsburg Lodge from Sunday afternoon, June 7, to Tuesday morning, June 9
- A Southern Lady welcome bag
- Afternoon tea on Sunday, June 7
- Professional digital photographs of you and your companions
- Continental breakfast on Monday, June 8
- Lunch at the Shields Tavern on Monday, June 8
- One admission pass per guest for Colonial Williamsburg
- Southern Lady special evening event on Monday, June 8
- Sessions, book signings, and meet and greets with host Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano and keynote speakers
What’s Not Included
- Transportation to and from the event
- Hotel parking
- Dinner on Sunday, June 7
- Dinner on Monday, June 8
- Optional hotel amenities not included in the event itinerary
Sunday, June 7
Retreat to Williamsburg Lodge, located in the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg near Virginia’s Eastern Seaboard. Our event kicks off late in the afternoon with a relaxed traditional tea and a welcome speech from Southern Lady Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano. Afterward, pose for keepsake photos with your companions, taken by our professional photographer, before you enjoy dinner on your own in one of Williamsburg’s many excellent restaurants (reservations recommended where available, required at some venues).
Suggested attire: smart casual.
Monday, June 8
The morning begins with a continental breakfast and the chance to shop our collection of books, gifts, decorative items, and other treasures on-site. Keynote speaker Kathryn Greeley, an acclaimed interior designer and author, leads the morning session on the legacy of creating a beautiful table. Join Kathryn afterward for a meet and greet and book signing before settling in for our expert-led sessions on floral arranging, new looks for heirloom china, and more. At midday, we’ll make our way to the Shields Tavern for a delicious lunch in an 18th-century atmosphere. Take the afternoon to explore Colonial Williamsburg at your leisure, stepping back in time as you chat with characters from history, watch skilled artisans at work, and shop the boutiques. After dinner on your own, gather for a special program that’s sure to end the evening on a high note.
Suggested attire: smart casual with comfortable walking shoes.
Tuesday, June 9
Linger over a continental breakfast before keynote speaker Alexandra Stoddard takes the stage to offer a talk on the art of old-fashioned letter writing and its role in the relationships we hold dear, followed by a meet and greet book signing. Then, mother-daughter duo Susan Davis and Anna Addison Davis share the story behind their antique jewelry designs. Shop their creations in person, then take one last moment to pick up a few mementos from our Southern Lady boutique. Depart for home midday with a smile on your face and a heart full of sweet memories.
Suggested attire: smart casual.
Half of the event cost (50%) is due at booking. The second half of event cost (50%) is due May 8, 2020. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Amazon Pay. Trip prices are in US dollars.
The price of the event includes all hotel accommodations, speakers, scheduled activities, admission to Colonial Williamsburg, and some meals.
Single- and double-occupancy rates are available.
Since the event is nonrefundable, we suggest buying trip insurance through a company like Travelex. You can also check with your credit card company to see if they provide travel insurance.
If you don’t purchase travel insurance, you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation by you.
Your credit card will be charged by Hoffman Media, the parent company of Southern Lady.
We will cancel the event if fewer than expected participants have signed up by May 8, 2020. We will send an email confirmation to all participants when this number has been met. If Southern Lady initiates the cancellation, we will refund all payments. If cancellation is initiated by Southern Lady, Southern Lady is not liable for any other expenses incurred in the event of trip cancellation.
Have a question about this event? Contact us.