On October 26, a sizeable crowd turned out to hear from Aldous Bertram, author of Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie and designer extraordinaire. Bertram, who now calls Charleston home, shared the story of his life’s work and the journey that has led him to become an interior designer. GWC board member, Jennifer Mendelsoln, also an interior designer, interviewed Bertram, who kept the audience engaged as well as entertained. Bertram’s education, experience and work convey that art, history and architecture all culminate to create beautiful design in the form of interior spaces. In keeping with the evening’s theme, Chinese food from Kwei Fei and Beautiful South was served and enjoyed.
Bertram graciously autographed books that were available for purchase after the
presentation. Books are also available in the Gibbes Museum gift shop. Thank you to the committee for putting together this terrific event.
On December 3, the GWC Holiday Party was held at the home of Carter Ward. The evening was a resounding success as more than 80 members and their guests shared merriment, laughter, and delicious food. A heartfelt thank you to Carter for generously opening her doors and creating a welcoming atmosphere, which set the stage for an unforgettable evening. We also appreciate the unwavering dedication of Deirdre McMurtry and her committee, who organized a memorable event. Their meticulous planning and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the party was a delight, from the mouthwatering food to the refreshing libations. As we reflect on the warmth and joy shared during the Holiday Party, we extend our gratitude to everyone who contributed to making this event a success. It is through the collective efforts of our members that we continue to strengthen the bonds within our community on behalf of the Gibbes Women’s Council.