With Halloween in the rear-view mirror, November and the holiday season are now in full swing! Whether you are sipping on wine at Wine Down at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, sampling local cuisine during Downtown Dining Week or roasting marshmallows over an open flame at Memphis Botanic Garden’s Big Bugs Campfire Party, there is plenty of fun to be had here in Memphis. And we’ve got even more to be thankful for — stylish looks for each event, picked out by the fashionistas at Lori James Contemporary Boutique, Coming Attractions and Southern Muse.
Memphis Botanic Garden served as the gorgeous backdrop for our November shoot, with the sun glistening through the trees at the golden hour. It is a little taste of heaven right in the heart of Memphis! Our fit and fabulous models are coaches from OrangeTheory Fitness, Stephanie Norfolk, Keli Cullum and Christi Padget. These joyful women filled our afternoon with laughter and brought energy, spunk and sass to each look. Check them out, and be inspired!
The Event: Wine Down at Dixon Gallery and Gardens
- November 10, 2017
- Tickets are $25 for Dixon members, $40 for non-members.
- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- For more information, visit dixon.org.
November’s Wine Down event at the Dixon has been dubbed “Wines to be Thankful For,” and we couldn’t agree more! Spend the evening sipping and sampling different wines that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table, while enjoying the lovely grounds of the Dixon.
What to Wear: You’ve got to dress up to sip it down. A casual evening of wine tasting calls for effortlessly classy, yet equally comfortable looks to stroll the gardens and taste a variety of wines. These outfits from Lori James Contemporary Boutique fit the bill!
The Event: Downtown Dining Week
- November 13-19, 2017
- For participating restaurants, menus and additional information, visit downtowndiningweek.com.
Whet your appetite for Downtown Dining Week, a week-long event with over 40 restaurants participating. Choose your price point and ideal atmosphere and get ready for a night out on the town! What better excuse to enjoy Memphis’ foodie scene than a whole week of culinary deals and steals?
What to Wear: For Downtown Dining Week, you can choose your vibe! If you are heading to one of the higher-end participants, don a dress and heels. If you prefer a laid-back meal at a neighborhood joint, throw on a sweater with a fun, chunky necklace.
- November 17, 2017
- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members.
- For more information, visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Enjoy an evening stroll around the Memphis Botanic Garden to check out their Big Bugs exhibit at night! Then, enjoy some dinner and s’mores. This family-friendly outdoor extravaganza is sure to be a blast.
What to Wear: Since the event is outdoors, think fall colors and warm layers, and keep in mind that pants are a great option for an evening in the gardens. Have fun with soft autumnal colors, but don’t shy away from brighter colors or bold statement pieces.
Lastly, many thanks to the talented Mary Kate Steele for this stunning collection of images!
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