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Speaker Series: Kreis Bell

November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLS welcomes Kreis Beall, owner 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.

This event is in-person and ticketed – ticket prices TBA. 

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November 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm