I love this place. I really need to go back since Robin (the owner) has moved to a bigger location. Although I kinda liked the small, quaint location where we visited last.
I planned a surprise birthday party for my mom back in February and invited several of her girlfriends. This place was SO MUCH FUN! I wanted to do something not so ordinary for her birthday – after all, she is a very special lady. I remembered Holy Cow Farm from several years ago when my daughter was in preschool and her class took a field trip there around Halloween. It was such a cute place so I Googled it. I found Farmhouse in the City, which is what Holy Cow Farm is now called. Robin couldn’t maintain the farmhouse and the land and still be a mom, so she found a cool location in downtown Alpharetta and moved there.
Well, she has since outgrown that space so she has a cool new space all her own in Roswell located at 1094 Green Street. I’m very excited for her, and for everyone who visits this place, because it really is quite magical. My mom and I, and several of her closest girlfriends, visited Farmhouse in the City for a Cork & Canvas night. Let me tell you, if you want a fun Girl’s Night Out, DO CORK & CANVAS! You will have such a fantastic time!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Kirsten, I can’t paint! I don’t have an artistic bone in my body!” No fear! That’s why Robin is there! For a measly $30, you get to hang out with your friends, throw back some snacks and wine, learn to paint your own piece of artwork, and take home your 16×20 canvas creation! (Not to mention, you get to maintain your sanity by getting out of the house sans kids and hubs for a night. That’s an added bonus!)
Samples of Canvas Pieces
First things first – call or email all your girlfriends, or send out an invite on Facebook…whatever. Round them up (minimum of 6) and plan a night. Pick a Tuesday or Thursday night that works for all of you. If you prefer a weekend, contact Robin to make reservations first. The Cork & Canvas night lasts from about 7pm – 10pm so tell the hubs he’s got to put the kids to bed for you. You’re taking the night off!
Then, figure out who’s bringing what – somebody needs to bring snacks and wine.
Arrive about 15 minutes early (about 6:45ish) to set out your goodies and mingle. Then, check out Robin’s samples so you can choose your art piece. The group will need to agree on one or two different pieces so she can lead the class in a “How-To” demonstration. Don’t worry, though – she’ll walk around to help you out, one-on-one, too.
Happy Little Painters!
After some initial instruction, Robin will turn you loose to begin your creation! You’ll really get into it, I promise. It’s so much fun! Try to have some idea of where in your house your painting will end up, so you can pick coordinating colors. You WILL want to display it because it will turn out so much better than you anticipate!
After you complete your painting, you’ll have time to finish off that wine you brought while the paint dries. Check out the gallery of artwork from local artists, and be sure to ask Robin about the birthday parties offered at Farmhouse in the City – themes include Fairies & Knights, Farmhouse parties, and of course, Canvas parties!
Also, get more information about the 2010 Summer Camps offered at Farmhouse in the City. There are two sessions this year – June 7-11 and July 19-23.
The crew with our artwork! So here’s the recap: Where: Farmhouse in the City What: Cork & Canvas For: The best Girl’s Night Out EVER!!! (No, seriously, it really is…) Cost: $30 – that’s chump change! What you get: 16×20 canvas that YOU create, much-needed girl time, and LOADS of fun memories!