Dinner Party Club with The Loop
We're huge fans of a dinner party, so when we heard about the The Loop, we had to learn more. Created + curated by Aviva Stone, @theloop_dc is a dinner club & community designed by women, for women. You'll always have a seat at the table, along with other amazing DC women who want to create connections while enjoying delish local food + drinks.
The first one launches May 28, featuring Chef Johanna Hellrigl from Doi Moi, and Kate Stockrahm from Republic Restoratives, where the dinner will be held. While enjoying craft cocktails, the hosts will share inspirational stories on the night's topic - nourishment (in all its forms). Then you'll nosh on a three-course family style meal surrounded by other fabulous women at this private event, and go home with a swag bag of local goodies.
A lifelong DC-area native, Aviva created this dinner club after having an experience we can all relate to: she attended a networking event solo, spent the first part of the evening standing alone, feeling anxious, and beating herself up for not feeling like she belonged. When she finally jumped in and broke the ice, she had an amazing time. But she knew she wanted to find a way to make connecting easier.
She also reflected on her experiences growing up around the shabbat table - basically, every Saturday her mom would create a Thanksgiving-sized meal (without using electricity!) and invite people for dinner. It was a chance to connect, catch up with each other, and introduce new people to the community.
Drawing on these inspirations and her love for connecting people and building community, The Loop was born. "There are lots of women doing really cool shit, but there must be a way to connect with each to support and work on it," she says of creating this space. We are so excited to watch this grow!
Want to join the party? We have a special discount just for CollabCreate members - use code "CollabCreate" (no quotes) at checkout to get $10 off your ticket through Eventbrite at the @loop_dc link in bio. See you at the table!