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Lite Lunch // Interior Design and Tablescapes with Jetsetter Stephanie Stokes

November 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Renowned interior designer and avid world traveller Stephanie Stokes will guide guests through her latest publication The World at Your Table. Stokes will be joined in conversation by another insatiably curious voyager, Elise Bronzo, VP of Sales at Indagare.  During the discussion, they will explore an expansive selection of tablescapes Stokes has created through her internationally cultivated experience. Each one exemplifying how we are able to survey collected treasures of the world without leaving home.

Tickets are $25 for Members, $35 for General Admission

Tickets include entry and a boxed lunch from a local vendor.

To purchase tickets, click here or call 843.723.9912 during box office hours (Monday–Thursday, 11:00AM to 4:00PM) to purchase tickets.

About the Author
Stephanie Stokes started her design company, Stephanie Stokes, Inc. in 1982. Prior to that she trained with Mark Hampton and had a partnership with Harrison Cultra. Ms. Stokes has completed projects in Manhattan apartments as well as houses in Aspen, Colorado, Bel-Air, California, and numerous houses up and down the east coast. Stephanie has decorated many homes throughout the city, including the home of SNL’s Lorne Michaels. Because of her Art History background, Stephanie often advises her clients on their art collections. Recently, she assembled the following collections: Artwork by living African-American artists, American paintings from the 1930-40′s, a collection of black and white photography, two collections of Asian Art, and a contemporary collection now at the Plaza Hotel and at a penthouse in Washington, DC. 

Ms. Stokes has been published in numerous magazines, including Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Vogue, and more! She collaborated with Chris Madden on an HGTV TV series. House Beautiful named her to their list of the Top 100 Designers, and awarded her kitchen the “Kitchen of the Month” award in July, 2008. New York Social Diary did an extensive reportage in the “Home Section” on Stephanie’s own apartment and design philosophy. She is featured in numerous publications on design and her first book “Elegant Rooms That Work: Fantasy & Function in Interior Design.” was published by Rizzoli in April 2013. Her second book “The World at Your Table” was published by Rizzoli in March 2023 and is receiving rave reviews from Veranda, Galerie Magazine, and numerous others. Veranda listed the as one of the top design books of 2023.

About Elise Bronzo.                                                                                                                                     During Elise’s time at Indagare, she has collaborated with various institutions to provide exclusive access and special experiences for Indagare members, developed Indagare’s community engagement and growth strategies, hosted Insider Journeys worldwide and scouted across five continents. Prior to joining Indagare in 2014, Elise lived in Cambodia while working for the Harpswell Foundation in Phnom Penh and participated in Aboriginal arts-focused programs in Western Australia. Insatiably curious, Elise sees travel—at its best—as a vehicle for education, cultural exchange and social change. She seeks out local markets everywhere she goes and has a particular interest in indigenous religions, artisan crafts, wellness methods across cultures and how nature informs design.                                                                                                                                                     


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