West Palm Beach shop offers summer staycation series

Shoppe 561 in West Palm Beach is offering a series of summer “staycation” classes.

The art, food and fragrance classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Shoppe 561, 319 Belvedere Road, #4, West Palm Beach. Registration is required. Visit www.Shoppe561.com to sign up.

Since opening in 2013, Shoppe 561 has donated over $11,000 to Hope House Florida, a faith-based, state licensed organization, which provides professional care for minor girls victimized by human trafficking. More than 70 artisans showcase their talents both in the studio and on Shoppe 561’s website.

“This is our way of creating part of what people love about travel, the opportunities to learn something new from others who have perfected their crafts,” said Shoppe Owner Janelle Lang. “If you’re in France, you stop in a perfumerie. If you’re in Latin America, you eat from amazing street vendors. If you’re in Italy, you watch artisans make something exquisite. Now, residents and visitors of Palm Beach County can do that right here surrounded by friends and neighbors.”

Class schedule as follows:

Wednesday, June 22, 7-9 p.m.: Intro into Mirror Lettering Mirror Lettering($50 pp). Instructor Carla Hagan will teach participants how to make a beautiful piece for their homes. Create your own design and letter it onto a mirror to take home. All supplies are included.

Thursday, June 23, 7-8:30 p.m.: Summer Entertaining with Avocados ($40 pp). The countdown is on for the opening of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen winner, Clay Carnes’ new venture, Cholo Soy Cocina, opening this summer in West Palm Beach’s Antique Row District. Carnes will teach attendees the art of the Epic Avocado Toast, Perfect Guacamole, Florida mango season inspired Grilled Avocado Wedges with salsa and Avocado Margarita with spiced salt rim.

Wednesday, June 29, 7-8:30 p.m.: What is your Fragrance Personality? ($30 pp) Master Perfumer Elise Pearlstine will talk about fragrances and the science behind creating perfumes and colognes. Elise will suggest a perfume or cologne blend tailored to you and create the blend. Participants will leave with a 1/3-ounce bottle of his or her personal blend.

Thursday, June 30, 7- 9 p.m.: Summer Entertaining: Fresh – Cool – Asian Inspired Snacks ($40 pp)
This second class will be a mix of demonstration and hands on interactive. Each person attending will receive a $10 Cholo Soy Cocina gift card and enjoy a fresh drink sure to please (you choose if it contains alcohol if you are 21 and older). In this class you will learn how to make crispy vegetable and teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps, sesame – ginger shrimp skewers, green papaya and peanut salad with fresh chili, yummy pool side tropical white sangria and sparkling passion fruit fizz.

Thursday, July 14, 7-9 p.m.: Summer Entertaining: Did Somebody Say Fish Taco? ($40 pp)
This final class in the series will be a mix of demonstration and hands on interaction where you will learn how to make the perfect fish taco. Each person attending will receive a $10 Cholo Soy Cocina gift card and enjoy a fresh drink sure to please (you choose if it contains alcohol if you are 21 and older). In this class you will learn how to make delicious Florida inspired shrimp ceviche like a pro (distinguishing the myths behind ceviche); how to buy seafood – where to buy, what to avoid, how to handle; how to make the Mexican inspired – michelada beer cocktail; how to make the Classic 100% THE BEST MARGARITA you will ever have and make for your friends!

Wednesday, August 3, 7-9 p.m.: Wine 101($25 pp)

Can you tell your Cabernet from your Chardonnay? Does speaking to a sommelier intimidate you? Would you like to learn more about wine in general? if so, join Shoppe 561 and VINOUTLET for a Wine 101 class that promises to be fun, informative, and casual. You’ll learn about the basics of wine, taste several different wines to put what you learned into practice, and spend an evening in a relaxed, fun environment.


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