Today’s guest is someone you’ve already heard me rave about; Sarah from JohnSarahJohn. There is so much to love about JSJ. You really have to take a trip over there to get the full effect. They now have events and shows once a month in their cool space. Sarah shared these shots of a recent dinner party. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them and feel lucky to have them in Charlottesville. Thanks for sharing some snapshots of the goings-on at JSJ, Sarah!
Hi there. This is Sarah Owen of JohnSarahJohn. I am a big fan of The Charlotte, so when Stephanie asked me to guest blog, I was delighted with the opportunity to introduce myself here and write a bit about JSJ. My father, John, and I have worked side by side as visual artists and event/interior designers for the past 14 years. Last fall we opened a pop-up shop on the downtown mall full of curious inventory, art and objects. We recently moved our operation to its new home in a former garage on W. Main St. In the 6 weeks since we opened our midtown doors, we’ve stayed busy selling our wares, designing events and interiors, hanging art shows, hosting workshops, screenings and most recently throwing dinner parties.
Last week we teamed up with the culinary phenomenon, Bread and Salt to transform our space into a magical restaurant for the night. Guests mingled in the shop with a glass of Prosecco on their way to the studio to help themselves to a beautiful offering of Antipasti.
A delicious multiple course family style dinner was served as guests dined around a long table under a canopy of gold fabric. Homemade cannoli and espresso topped off the lovely evening of friends new and old breaking bread and sharing in the first of many monthly dinners to come at JSJ.
Stay tuned to our blog, www.JohnSarahJohn.tumblr.com or stop by 505 W. Main St from 12-7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday to see what we have in store.