It was a whimsical “wanderlust” launch party at Hotel Hartness (designed by K. Elizabeth & Co.) in celebration of The Scout Guide Greenville’s Volume 8 on March 14, 2024!

From the craft cocktails by Southern Libations, to a spectacular Swan Lake performance by International Ballet, to an exclusive Greenville Fashion Week preview, the launch party featured custom touches by talented vendors that we are excited to share with you!

Many thanks to all who were a part of our launch party and a part of The Scout Guide Greenville—past, present, and future!

The Scout Guide Greenville Editorial Team (left to right:) Bella Doane and Katie Horn, K. Elizabeth & Co. | Katie Cotton, Cotton Rouge & Company, Hair and Makeup | Meg Stith, Associate Editor | Dawn and David Pumpelly, Editor and Co-owners | Angela Zion, Angela Zion Photography, Photographer | Emily Bolt, Emily Bolt Photography, Photographer

The Entrance

A lovely “glamping” scene, styled by Caroline Brackett Studio of Design using Grand Wagoneers courtesy of Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, welcomed guests. Caroline’s team layered rugs from Togar Rugs and used a charcuterie plate from The Captain at Hotel Hartness as magical finishing touches to the launch party entrance.

The entrance to The Scout Guide Greenville Volume 8 launch party. The "wanderlust" themed setup included a glamping scene styled by Caroline Brackett Studio of Design.

The Food & Drink

Launch party guests indulged in a custom menu of passed apps, small plates, and decadent desserts by the team at Hotel Hartness. Jared and team at Southern Libations served wanderlust-themed (and color coordinated!) cocktails and mocktails. Added bonus: bartenders served the concoctions from a vintage 1975 Citroen mobile bar!

MENU: Chicken & waffle skewers, shrimp & grits shooters, vegetable spring rolls
Roasted & grilled farm vegetable display
Poke bowl station, chicken marsala, beef short ribs, vegan crab cake
Lemon meringue tarts, lemon blueberry & strawberry macarons, eclairs

LIBATIONS: French 75 with gin, lemon, lavender, blanc de blancs brut
Kentucky Mule with bourbon & house made ginger beer 
Mocktail included a sparkling lavender lemonade 

The Entertainment

Guests of the launch party enjoyed a magical rendition of Swan Lake from The International Ballet.

Uptown Entertainment provided an unparalleled party playlist, uplighting in our Volume 8 cover colors, an interactive photo booth, and so much more for the celebration!

Greenville Fashion Week featured models with outfits selected by Volume 8 stylist Jenny Pancoast in honor of this year’s whimsical “Fashion in Bloom” theme. Participating SCOUTED boutiques included: Sparkling Sisters Champagne Bar & Boutique, The Poinsett Bride, Smith & James, Monkee’s of the West End, and Twill.

The International Ballet ballerinas performing a whimsical piece from Swan Lake.

The Atmosphere

The “wanderlust” launch party theme shined through due to the masterful skills of our vendors! Every detail of the celebration was simply perfect.

Party furniture, lighting, and accents: Professional Party Rentals | Florals: Simple Stems | Marquee letters: Alpha-Lit Upstate | Custom cover artwork: Emily Wilson (curated by Art Houzze) | Custom Volume 8 launch box: Por Favor | Hot air balloon install: Gathered Design Studio | Ribbon, swizzle sticks, and cocktail napkins: Paisley & Paper, designed by The Script Shop | Videography: Sam at Luminary Films Co.

The People

The most fantastic part of our whimsical celebration was the people! The following images were beautifully captured by photographer Evan Lewis of Evan Taylor Studio.