Photos from Alice in Wonderland

Hey all!

Alice in Wonderland was truly magical! Our guests wandered in Hydrangea Heaven, snagging treats and sipping locally brewed IPAs and Nutmeg Wit. I really can’t do justice to the beauty of the gardens … check the photos below!

The rogueApron community really came through for this one … we have such a long list of people to thank!

Photos below by Amy Herr Photography. We heart Ms. Amy!

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Magical details abound in Hydrangea Heaven …

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… Like a frog who lives among the lilypads.

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A welcome shot of housemade strawberry and celery hooch; courtesy the teachings of the Urban Gardener, Farmer Duane.

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Our host, Ed the Mad Hatter, and his daughter Alia the White Rabbit. Alia kept inquiring what we were dressing up as next weekend. Ed wrote us after the event:

“Anything that makes Alia feel that great and allows her to have so much fun will always be double-plus-good in my book (apparently Orwell’s “1984”). Thanks for being the catalyst for a very special father/daughter day. I am eternally grateful.”

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Our friends at Endive Catering, Chef Drew, Kim and Susan, worked their signature ingredient into their goat cheese offering. We cannot express how kind they are! They were the magical hands in the kitchen, plating things like …

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… Tittle Bean Salad with Riverview Farms microgreens…

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… and Unbirthday Pasta Salad with Crystal Farms beet pesto (idea courtesy Chef Ottensmeyer), and snap pea candles …

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… and Tea Party Drumsticks, tea-marinated and basted in Hidden Springs honey.

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Melissa and Reena of Relish design were the geniuses behind the look of the event. With a shoestring budget, the girls created gorgeous – using green, thrifted, and reusable materials. We highly recommend them for any event you’ve got coming … they are brilliant and so fun to work with, and have such great as ideas as …

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Blow me. Ha!

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Designer Jill Brunner’s brilliant custom labels for rA wine …

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Off with your head! Check the Queen of Hearts and Ms. Alice. Amazingly, both gals said they already owned these dresses …

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Seven is our youngest regular. Is that going to be a dated point of reference for him in high school? “Oh yeah, my parents dragged me to underground supperclubs when I was a kid.”

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Bear Maker Brownies… so good they’ll turn you into a bear! Brandon of Bear Maker donated these delicious brownies – what can I say, if you had them, you know how awesome they are. Check ’em out at Outwrite Bookstore, or contact them via their website. So. Efffing. Good.

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This girl cannot be stopped. Check Danielle’s awesome Alice in Wonderland cupcakes. She makes custom ‘cakes that you can pass off as your own creations; email her at

I couldn’t find any photos of the vibrant red Pomegranate Green Tea that Republic of Tea Todd donated. So imagine it here.

rogueApron’s community is what makes these events possible. You guys are all super rad!

PROPS: prep party participants Lyn, Amy & Jeff, Becca Kern!, Melissa & Reena.
Dave and Mass for stopping by with treats. Sarah for helping transport. Melissa and Reena. In a word: FREE PIE!
Heather for the spreadsheet love. Duane and Robin for the arrows and hooch know-how. Jane and the Endive crew, Kim, Chef Drew and Susan for expertise in the kitchen. Caitlin and the Cheshire Cat for the caterpillar. Ben and Katy for bar owning! Emily for enforcing. Todd for the Tea.
Valerie and Jennie for greeting and doing the contest thang. Michelle and Ryan for the cards detailing. Stacey for candle setup and her sweet smile.

Lady Rogue Business Network members who donated prizes to the gift bags: Stories of Gen for the amazingly-packaged coasters, for gift certificates, East Atlanta Farmer’s Market for canvas bags filled with delicious local food, chopsticks by Chinese Southern Belle, cards by Natty Michelle. You are all badasses.

Crap, did I forget you? THANK YOU!

And now … Flickr photos by Return of the Unicorn!
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coats & things

blowing bubbles take 3

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Booking fast …

Hey gang … Just wanted to send out a short apology for the crappy Eventbrite crash today when you were trying to get your reservations. In general Eventbrite is an awesome, fast way for us to keep track of reservations … sucks that it let us down today.

Thanks to Meera Modi, who suggested that folks on the waiting list for this event should get first dibs at RSVPs for the next dinner. Excellent idea, Meera – we’ll do that.

I apologize if anyone feels grumpy about this system … we’re trying to accommodate everyone in a fair system, with a shoestring budget and very limited time.

On a personal note, I received about 50+ emails today from you guys with questions … I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Of course, I happened to slice my finger up yesterday and typing is SLLLOOOW going.

Alice in Wonderland is going to be a lot of fun … emails going out to the volunteers soon …


Lady Rogue

p.s. If anyone has any suggestions for improving the reservations process, please let us know in the comments.