Last week I was invited to West Elm’s dinner party to celebrate the grand opening of their Savannah store. I was already thrilled that they were opening a new store so close to home, so this dinner party was just the icing on the cake! They hosted this soiree at The Collin’s Quarter, which happens to be one of my favorite restaurants in Savannah. (So much so that I previously featured the restaurant on Lavin Label, which you can also find on my Savannah Travel Guide.) I was thrilled to be introduced to the new West Elm Savannah team.
The grand opening was marked by a party where a portion of the proceeds benefitted the Historic Savannah Foundation. The foundation is well established and has completed some remarkable projects. Today they are internationally renowned for saving historic properties that are up for sale or may be demolished. West Elm has always been a community-focused organization–they started West elm LOCAL–an initiative that celebrates and showcases local makers’ talents in each of their stores. They emphasize products that are handcrafted, organic, fair trade, and sustainably sourced. It was a beautiful evening that celebrated the addition of this store to the community. Not a single detailed was overlooked, including the floral designs for the evening, curated by Urban Poppy, which were truly remarkable. The next time you visit Savannah, make sure to stop by West Elms’ new store, at 214 Drayton Street!
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