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Blossoming Business Garden Soirée


Article by Greenwich Lifestyle

Photography by Abby Cole Photography

Blossoming Business was born in 2023 to celebrate local business owners and a newfound community of city transplants committed to making Fairfield and Westchester County's entrepreneurial experience richer, sweeter, and more connected. The magic of our community is at the heart of this initiative. The idea for the event was the brainchild of Amanda Mintz, a seasoned recruiter, entrepreneur, and community builder, who envisioned a different kind of networking event to energize, regenerate, and inspire. How do we blossom in community? The name was born.

The 2nd annual Blossoming Business Garden Soirée, on Thursday, June 6th from 5-8pm, is set to be a spectacular affair. This year's theme, “A String that Ties Us Together,” encapsulates the essence of connection, community, and collaboration that defines the event. Held in a stunning garden and poolside oasis at a private residence in New Canaan, CT, the soirée promises to be an unforgettable experience.

This event is a testament to the magic that happens when great minds and talents converge. Presented and hosted by Amanda Mintz of Amanda Mintz Creative, Ella Barnette of Ella Barnette Style, Karlie Reitano of Karlie Reitano PR, Laura Sabia of Greenwich Lifestyle Magazine and Darien New Canaan Lifestyle Magazine, and Sarah True of True Events, this dream team has curated the hottest event to kick off summer. This evening of inspiration, connection, and celebration, will feature:

Networking & Discovery

This event is not just an ordinary gathering; it's a vibrant celebration of innovation, connection, and the sheer brilliance that defines Fairfield County's tastemakers. Guests will savor local epicurean delights while mingling with like-minded individuals and discovering new brands and services that will enhance their lifestyle.

Fashion Show

Curated by stylist Ella Barnette, the fashion show will feature looks from Chou Chou, Everyone Loves The Weekend, Fred, Trumpet Southport, Top Banana, and West 2 Westport. This showcase promises to be a highlight of the evening, offering a glimpse of the brightest CT fashion brands.

Shopping and Experiences

Attendees can explore shopping booths and experiences from Barrett Bookstore, Elite Tennis Travel, Hamptons Jollys, Haute Energy, Jeweled Coquette, Metropolitan Art Advisors, Lemon Stripes, Singular, Serve It Up, and Top Banana.

Specialty Bars and Catering

A special rosé wine bar provided by Craftbottlz, a mocktail bar provided by Séchey, and catering by On The Marc will ensure that guests enjoy the finest hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 6th, 2024

  • Time: 5 - 8 pm

  • Location: A private residence, New Canaan, CT (address provided upon RSVP)

  • RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by registering at

  • Attire: Summer fun - floral, bow-inspired outfits and sandals (no heels as we will be outside)

Event Sponsors:

  • ACE Party & Tent Rental

  • Cos Cob TV & Audio

  • Craftbottlz

  • Element Medical Aesthetics

  • Fresh Flower Bar

  • On the Marc

  • Séchey

  • Skin by Sarah

  • Smith Party Rentals

Supporting a Noble Cause

Event tickets are priced at $150, with a portion of the proceeds going to S.T.A.R. (Stand Together Against Racism). This nonprofit organization is dedicated to equipping residents of New Canaan, CT, and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism, its history, root causes, and the structures that perpetuate it. By working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond.

For more information and to RSVP, visit

About Blossoming Business

Blossoming Business was founded in 2023 to celebrate local business owners and foster a community of city transplants in Fairfield and Westchester County. It aims to enrich and connect the entrepreneurial experiences within the region, providing a platform for innovation, networking, and support. This annual Garden Soirée has become a hallmark event for Greenwich Lifestyle and Darien New Canaan Lifestyle Magazines , showcasing local talent, businesses, and fashion, while promoting community engagement and collaboration.

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