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Celebrate, Shop and Support the Ebell – Kiss 2020 Goodbye Holiday Boutique and Celebration

Join the Ebell of Los Angeles this Wednesday for a festive “kiss off” to 2020 and to help support the historic club’s Emergency Fund.

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There’s still time to join the festivities. The Ebell of Los Angeles, famous for its festive holiday luncheon and boutique, is preparing a virtual celebration this year to kiss 2020 goodbye!

Click here to RSVP and join the celebration, Wednesday, December 9 at 4 p.m.

Lisa and Roger Morrison will demonstrate holiday cocktail making with their aperitif Jardesca.
Kori Jones will teach you how to create her extravagant cheese boards

Hancock Park vintners Lisa and Roger Morrison, creators of Jardesca, will present a Jardesca Holiday Spritzology cocktail-making class, and demonstrate how to use their delightful aperitif to make the perfect holiday cocktail.

The Morrisons will be followed by Windsor Village resident Kori Jones, Simple Life Things, who will share her secrets for making bountiful cheese boards for holiday grazing.

Next, Larchmont Village event planner and Larchmont Buzz contributor Anne Wilner will share her creative ideas for how to plan the perfect Zoom holiday festivities, and Michael Greenfield, Ace of Hearts Musical Entertainment, will share his secrets for adding music to your virtual holiday parties. There will also be a performance by the Ebell Chorale, which has been learning to rehearse distantly and share their work through voice memos. It’s the perfect program for these times, during which we have to be distanced but still want to enjoy each others’ company. After the formal program, guests will be invited to chat with selected vendors from the boutique while they shop and support the Ebell.

Ebell members Karlene Taylor and Karen Numme spent weeks scouring the internet and some of the most prestigious craft and art fairs in the world for creative artisans to invite to the Ebell’s Holiday Boutique. Taylor and Numme collaborated in last year’s boutique, which raised nearly $20,000 for the club’s historic preservation fund.

“We hoping we can raise even more this year,” said Taylor, “and, because the boutique is virtual, anyone can shop these amazing artisans and there’s likely to be something for everyone on your list.”

“We invite everyone to share the links to the boutique,” said Numme. “Just shop then put in the code EBELL2020 and the club will earn 20 percent on the purchase. It’s a great way to shop, support small artisans and support the Ebell.”

The boutique is now open online, and there’s even a short video by Ebell member and web designer Cecilie Korst on how to shop, for those who might need a little tech support.

This year’s boutique is really beautiful with more than 40 vendors, nearly half of them are Los Angeles-based, so you’re shopping local and supporting the Ebell at the same time!

Tickets for the celebration are $85, which includes a Jardesca Holiday Cocktail Mixology Package and one gourmet cheese box, plus a raffle ticket. Or guests can purchase a ticket for $35, which includes just the event and raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased online for $5 each. All proceeds benefitt the Ebell Emergency Fund.

Click here for more information and tickets, or contact Meredyth Deighton at the Ebell for more information.

And for more information about the amazing vendors participating in the Ebell boutique, check out their short videos. Just click any image below to start the video for that product or vendor.

Athena Skillets
Coco Suisse
Benyo Pottery







KG Textiles
Tea Book


Paige Hamilton Designs
MMKay Ceramics


Bo’s Art
Discovery Toys


Laura Ann’s Jams
Oregon Weaver
Pop Candy
Rivers Eight
Terry Holzgreen
Wood Weaver


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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