Staff - 04/04/2023

If you needed an excuse to visit Charleston, SC, here it is! The Historic Charleston Foundation is proud to announce Laura Ashley, one of the world's best-loved home and lifestyle brands, as the presenting sponsor for the 76th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens finale event at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum (48 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, SC) on Sunday, April 16 from 10 am - 1 pm.

The Festival Finale: Mimosas at the Museum presented by Laura Ashley is a new, exclusive event and an opportunity to celebrate Laura Ashley's 70th Anniversary and the brand's iconic prints, as well as to toast one of the country’s largest and longest house and garden festivals.

Mimosas at the Museum Presented by Laura Ashley

Highlights of the Festival Finale: Mimosas at the Museum presented by Laura Ashley include:

● Guests will experience the grandeur of the property alongside a mini exhibition/pop-up archive celebrating Laura Ashley’s 70th Anniversary and rich history in design.

● Be among the first to see the Laura Ashley Jeep Grand Wagoneer, a newly restored 1987 vehicle with custom interiors including Laura Ashley fabrics. A study in Laura Ashley's iconic prints and nostalgia, the Wagoneer has been re-envisioned and restored by Southern hospitality and lifestyle experts Jennifer and Michael Satterfield of @growinguptexas, who will also be in attendance.

Mimosas at the Museum Presented by Laura Ashley

● Artisans and creators will come together to celebrate with event demonstrations following in the brand founder Laura Ashley’s footsteps rooted in entrepreneurial ambition and traditional values of quality and originality.

● Historic Charleston Foundation staff will offer guided tours within the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum, an 1820s antebellum mansion unique in its preservation style and preserved-as-found, for short tours and talks.

● Guests will also enjoy live music, a Lowcountry brunch, bottomless mimosas, and a tea and coffee bar in beautiful surroundings decorated in the Laura Ashley home collection.

Beneath the historic house's grand live oaks, the event's d├ęcor and linens will also pay homage to 70 years of Laura Ashley and its design legacy. As the presenting sponsor, Laura Ashley generously supports Historic Charleston Foundation's mission-aligned work in preservation, advocacy, and education.

Mimosas at the Museum Presented by Laura Ashley

For tickets and information, please visit HistoricCharleston.org/festival or call 843.722.3405.