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NC Triangle Elites picnic and paint with Southern Picnics, On Board Char, and Joy Worthy Co.

Sunday, November 14th, 2020 — A small group of the Triangle’s Yelp Elite Squad were treated to a picnic at the park where they enjoyed charcuterie and views of downtown Raleigh’s skyline while getting creative with a fall-inspired paint-by-numbers. This thoughtfully-planned and well-executed event wouldn’t have been possible without three, local women-owned businesses — Southern Picnics, On Board Charcuterie & Catering, and Joy Worthy Co.

Photos by Em Bateman, Undone Social

Yelpers were able to eat their way through gourmet charcuterie boxes and have their photos professionally taken at the picnic set ups, chock-full of flowers and vintage touches. Thankfully, our event photographer, Em Bateman, spent the afternoon with us to capture all of the event’s highlights.

What a fun event! The idea of putting together a picnic at the park, with a charcuterie box and paint-by-numbers was amazing and exactly my kind of afternoon fun! This was my first Yelp Elite event and I’m so happy to be part of it!

Yelp ELite, Laiza H.
Photo by Em Bateman, Undone Social

Thank you for this event! Being new to the area, it was so much fun meeting local yelpers! The local businesses were awesome and the setup and backdrop were so breathtaking.

Yelp ELite, Meg L.

Read the rave reviews from the event to relive the experience! Yelp NC Triangle would like to give a big thanks to Southern Picnics, On Board Charcuterie & Catering, and Joy Worthy Co. for providing a 5-star experience to our Yelp Elite Squad. Thanks to Em Bateman for the amazing photos!

About Southern Picnics

Southern Picnics is a Raleigh-based picnic company that provides flower-filled vintage picnics. Inspired by traditional French picnics with a classic Americana charm, they design picnics to make your gatherings more memorable, festive, and charming. Southern Picnics works exclusively with local, women and minority-owned businesses to curate luxurious picnic experiences. Many of their vintage decor items are thrifted by the owner, Angela, and date back to the 1950s.

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About On Board Char

On Board Charcuterie & Catering is a Black, veteran, and woman-owned, full-service catering company serving the Triangle. With over twenty years of experience as an industry leader, On Board Char’s services in catering are unmatched. Whether celebrating a wedding, corporate event, or family reunion, they can take an event to the next level.

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About Joy Worthy Co.

What started as a passion project, Joy Worthy Co. is a woman-owned, Raleigh-based business specializing in creative workshops like acrylic painting, cocktail classes, craft-making, and more.

“Joy Worthy Co. started as a daydream I had about 7 years ago … At Joy Worthy I combine creative activity with emotional intelligence (think wine and design mets a TEDx) in hopes of bringing others together and giving people space to be their authentic selves, a simple reminder to let yourself experience joy in the moment. Each workshop is an affirmation that we all deserve more joy in our lives.” – Lauren, Owner

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