The Fold Launch Event Photos

A few weeks ago we spent an evening celebrating the launch of The Fold - today we are sharing the highlights and photos from that momentous night.
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Photography by Jenny Jimenez

Photography by Jenny Jimenez

Have you ever had an out of body experience? A time where you floated outside of yourself, not fully possessed in your body but fully possessed in the moment? That is the only way I know how to describe the evening of July 10, 2017.

Food from our friends at Metropolitan Market, beautifully prepared by Wellness Editor, Paige Stoll. 

Food from our friends at Metropolitan Market, beautifully prepared by Wellness Editor, Paige Stoll

A champagne and charcuterie station in the garden of Hardie Cobb's home, all from our friends at Metropolitan Market. 

A champagne and charcuterie station in the garden of Hardie Cobb's home, all from our friends at Metropolitan Market

As I stood in the kitchen of my friend Hardie's house watching, in awe, as Wellness Editor Paige Stoll (with the help of her generous and gracious mother and sister) prepared food for the 40 women coming to celebrate the launch of The Fold, I thought of everyone who made the site and the night possible. 

Cat & Chika, co-owners of Velouria chat with illustrator, Teresa Grasseschi. who created all of the astrology illustrations for The Fold. 

Cat & Chika, co-owners of Velouria chat with illustrator, Teresa Grasseschi. who created all of the astrology illustrations for The Fold. 

A table filled with some comfort food favorites like guacamole and tater tots. 

A table filled with some comfort food favorites like guacamole and tater tots. 

My goal of creating an intimate evening that felt genuine and thrived in connectivity was made possible, much like the site itself, through the efforts of some amazing and generous women. I thought of my dear friend Carly, whose gorgeous "Foldover Clutches" were going home with each attendee. I thought of AJ, who spent hours choosing and clearing the crystals inside each clutch, Jordan who designed buttons for the occasion. I thought of Stephanie who enlightened us all with her astrological wisdom and Sera, who graced us with a gorgeous performance (alongside Alex). I thought of Elizabeth, who flew across the country on her 40th birthday to join us and spent the afternoon helping with prep. And I of of course thought of Paige (and her mother and sister), who with food provided by our friends at Metropolitan Market , designed and created the menu for the evening. Finally, Hardie, whose home provided an idyllic backdrop for a Seattle summer night. 

Stephanie Gailing shares her astrology insights for the months ahead. 

Stephanie Gailing shares her astrology insights for the months ahead. 

Sera Cahoone and Alex Guy performed an intimate set. 

Sera Cahoone and Alex Guy performed an intimate set. 

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I thought of all the women who throughout the course of the year + journey to create The Fold spent hours brainstorming with me, offered words of support and encouragement, shared their design expertise and created original artwork. It was all a bit overwhelming and I was, I am, immensely grateful. 

I recounted this to Hardie, she looked at me, smiled and said, "You're so lucky." I could only reply "I know, I know."

The Fold has been a labor of love and it was exciting and humbling to realize that it was not just me launching this project, we were all launching it. Because in some capacity, we all need this space. 

Elizabeth Dehn catches up with Shannon Kelly. 

Elizabeth Dehn catches up with Shannon Kelly

The "Foldover Clutch" each woman received from Tribe Alive.

The "Foldover Clutch" each woman received from Tribe Alive.

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Thank you to everyone who made the evening possible: Hardie Cobbs, Paige Stoll (and company!), Metropolitan Market, Tribe Alive, NW Crystals, Stephanie GailingSera Cahoone and Jenny Jimenez

Finally, thank you to the women of the Seattle community for coming out in force to celebrate this new online publication. It was a night I will never forget. 

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