Kiss 2020 Goodbye!

Virtual Boutique and Holiday Cocktail Celebration

December 1, 2020

The Ebell of Los Angeles, famous for its festive holiday luncheon and boutique, is preparing a virtual celebration this year to kiss 2020 goodbye!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 9 and join the celebration.

Lisa and Roger Morrison will demonstrate holiday cocktail making with their aperitif Jardesca.


The Jardesca Holiday Cocktail Mixology Package

Kori Jones will teach you how to create her extravagant cheese boards.

Kori Jones’ beautiful cheese box also comes with bread

Starting at 4 p.m., the Ebell will kick off the celebrating with Hancock Park vintners Lisa and Roger Morrison presenting a Jardesca Holiday Spritzology cocktail-making class, and demonstrating how to use their delightful aperitif to make the perfect holiday cocktail.

The Morrisons will be followed by Windsor Village resident Kori Jones, 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, an accomplished Zoom DJ, will offer musical suggestions on how to get your party going. The Ebell Chorale will close the program with a performance, and then guests will be invited to chat with selected vendors from the boutique while they shop.

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 are hoping we can raise even more this year,” said Taylor, “and, because the boutique is virtual, anyone can shop these amazing artisans. 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 help.

This year’s boutique is really beautiful.  Below are some images from the boutique page on the Ebell website. Just scroll down to view the more than 40 vendors, or click here to go shopping and support 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 (both seen above), 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 benefit the Ebell Emergency Fund.

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

West Love linen and silk artwear,
from Boutique


Benyo Pottery, from Boutique

Akese Stylelines: Textiles incorporating African prints, from Boutique

Athena hand-made carbon steel skillets,
from Boutique

Textured, colored hand blown bottles from
2B Glass, from Boutique

Stunning jewelry from Wiwat Kamolpornwijit, from Boutique