When I first started Main Street Mamas, I didn't quite know the strength it would possess one day. I knew I needed mom friends, I knew I wasn't alone in craving community, and I knew that there was a ripple eager to make a wave. What I didn't know was the magic that we were on the brink of. Three years later, with over 6000 mom in the San Francisco circle, it was time to dig a little deeper. We did this in the name of a backyard dinner party.
Hosted at a gorgeous residence in the Mission, we invited 20 moms from different neighborhoods to share their parenting stories with us. We were intentional in asking moms who were like-minded yet whose paths might not cross otherwise. A motherhood salon if you will. Kendra Nixon of Nomad Nixon sprinkled her magic on the aesthetics and ambiance.
We spoke about our identities as we navigate the world of mothering and parenthood. We are now much more than a professional and a partner. We are a part of a modern day village. It was fascinating to hear how we each navigate the same city with different vantage points. While there were close couples, there were many first meetings. The result was nothing short of remarkable.
Our guests enjoyed delicious fare prepared by Freida of Sacred Weddings & Noe Valley's LeCupboard. The tables were delightfully adorned by strawberries which were provided by Good Eggs. Between these three sustainably-minded sources, our moms of all dietary restrictions were beyond satisfied. We noshed on eggplant falafel with romesco, beet salad with quinoa cashew cheese and slivered oranges, marinated skirt steak, herbed chicken, & apple skewers with dates and argon oil-infused almond butter - among much (much) more. Post dinner we enjoyed a cup of Ritual coffee, brewed by roasting mastermind Eileen Rinaldi.
At the end of the evening, giddy with new friendships and percolating with ideas, our attendees left with Lulu Frost x Lesley Piece astrology earrings. Each lady had a personalized constellation earring. I have not taken mine off yet - it's so fun to wear! Match the other side with a stud or a dangle, they compliment your outfit whether at the park or an evening out.
We can't wait to bring simple, yet sophisticated evenings of facilitated conversation to your neck of the woods! If interested in attending or hosting, please be in touch.