Chloe Csadenyi-Benson - Gather Seattle
Chloe Csadenyi-Benson is an interior and architectural designer known for her bright airy aesthetic.
Offering a range of services from kitchen design and consulting, to full service interior design, to creative strategy, and event planning Chloe loves working both independently and also as part of large collaborative project teams.
In addition to offering professional design and consulting services Chloe is also the founder and creative director of Gather Seattle, a monthly gathering that aims to bring the PNW food and design communities together. Recently featured in Citinerary, Gather Seattle has become a platform for inspirational design, food, and business conversation.
Megan Swartz Gellert is Founder of Slice PR & Events, a boutique public relations firm specializing in the culinary, lifestyle and publishing space. Megan’s style and approach are informed by her own evolution as a reader, traveler and joyful eater. Bringing over a decade of experience, Megan has had the opportunity to work with taste and thought leaders in the food, design and lifestyle areas. Having the privilege of working with such creative and talented clients, Megan’s passion, enthusiasm, and never-ending curiosity drive her to create successful, curated campaigns that bring them the attention and results they deserve.
Cassandra LaValle - Coco Kelley
Cassandra LaValle is the Founder and Creative Director of the lifestyle company, coco kelley.
On her blog she acts as editor-in-chief, creating content and managing contributors to bring readers a strong mix of articles in the interior, travel and entertaining worlds.
At the Emerald Studio, Cassandra is lead designer and art director, managing interior design projects and content creation for brands and individuals.
Coming from a background in marketing and event planning, Cassandra established coco+kelley in 2007, and has since grown the company to be a nationally recognized online destination for inspiration by the likes of Martha Stewart, Lucky Magazine, and The New York Times.
Lauren Essl - Blue Eye Brown eye
Lauren Essl is a graphic designer and calligrapher specializing in colorful, out of the box designs. Blue Eye Brown Eye, founded in 2010, is Lauren's business born from a passion for paper and named after her rescue pup, Olive, with one blue and brown eye.
While most of Lauren's work focuses on the wedding industry, she also teaches calligraphy workshops, and has traveled extensively all over the US (and even Paris) teaching thousands the art of pointed pen calligraphy over the past six years. Her reach has gone even further with three online calligraphy classes with Brit + Co.
Collaborations are also Lauren's jam, and she has enjoyed working with brands like Knot & Bow, designlovefest, Ted Baker, Method, and Society6 to name a few.
Born and raised in Texas, Lauren recently moved to Seattle with her husband and three dogs and is thrilled to now call the Pacific Northwest home. Currently, Lauren is: renovating a mid mod in Madrona, loving Washington wine, and probably listening to Drake.