As we head into the fullness of spring, we yearn for fullness of life. Darling believes that we experience this fullness through genuine relationships and shared experiences to provoke in us the best version of ourselves. Warm loft light, floral arrangements from Glasswing, and full glasses of wine at our more recent Darling Dinner helped to welcome us into this state of being.

As we sat down at Theresa Pollard’s long, family style table to enjoy the last fruits of winter — warm seasonal vegetables and a delicious roast — the discussion was directed to reflecting on beauty beyond the mirror. We challenged one another to really question our motives behind the items we purchase or how we determine the appearance that we portray to others.

Amongst our many beautiful guests was Katherine Wolf, founder of Hope Heals and her friend, Rachel Meadows, illustrator of our Darling Dinner logo. We gathered with these and other inspiring and engaging women to listen to each other’s words of wisdom that are sure to direct our perspective for the remainder of the season. One truth that was shared that particularly resonates with Darling was the recognition that vanity comes from comparison and strife, whereas beauty comes from discovery.

We look forward to diving deeper into the art of being a woman over food, new friendships, and hopeful conversation again next month. Hope you’ll be dining with us.

Image via Jenna Norman

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  1. Profound words: vanity comes from comparison and strife, whereas beauty comes from discovery.

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