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Speaker Series: Kreis Beall

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLS welcomes Kreis Beall, co-founder of Blackberry Farms, for a discussion of her journey in owning and operating this beautiful farm. Beall was 23 years old and had one child and another on the way in 1976 when she and her husband Sandy purchased Blackberry Farm as their family home. Inspired by her grandmother’s work ethic and love for food and her mother’s sense of beauty and style, Kreis fell in love with the art of entertaining and wanted Blackberry to be an extension of her own home. Her life has always represented the same sense of southern hospitality. Kreis transformed the original nine-bedroom farmhouse into a Relais & Chateaux estate and restaurant. After retiring from the inn in 1999, she opened a photography studio and returned to Blackberry to lead various design projects. Kreis is currently working on several creative projects, and will also be discussing her book, The Great Blue Hills of God, at this marvelous event. Tickets for this event are $10 for CLS members and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased with the link below or by calling 843-723-9912.

This event is in-person and ticketed – to purchase your tickets, click here.

To purchase a copy of The Great Blue Hills of God, click here!

About Kreis Beall:

Beall is the co-founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-winning Relais & Chateaux resort in East Tennessee and one of the nation’s premier destinations. Entrepreneurial and artistic, Beall expresses her passion for life in a wide range of pursuits, from running an inn to designing beautiful spaces–many of which have been featured in leading home magazines for decades. Born in Tennessee, she is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of seven, and a long-term survivor of traumatic brain injury. When she isn’t writing or speaking about her book, Beall is working on design projects, traveling with friends, spending time with her grandchildren, or dancing in the kitchen as she cooks.

Please Note: We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and greatly value the safety of our patrons. All events require masks for entry and are subject to change from in-person to Zoom format if safety protocols need to be amended. To stay up to date on this event’s details, we recommend you check this page regularly. All ticket sales are final.


November 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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