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She Shed for Santa Margherita

This post was created in partnership with Santa Margherita Wines.

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

Photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

Last week was our big unveiling of the She Shed that we designed for Santa Margherita. Santa Margherita is an Italian wine company that is serious about sustainability — they are completely energy self-sufficient (#goals!!) they even recycle the grape skins into cosmetics and tartaric acid (yes, really) and Santa Margherita avoids, whenever possible, the use of products derived from fossil fuel carbon. Holla. Their wines are also vegan, which I know — you’re probably thinking aren’t all wines vegan? But no, many wine companies use a process called ‘fining’ where molecules that can make wine hazy are removed using milk, egg, fish proteins or gelatin. (These things aren’t added to the wine, but might be absorbed into it during the process.) So, yeah, vegan wine. I’m down.

Since Santa Margherita is so serious about sustainability, and that’s my vibe as well, we wanted to create an event that reflected our values and that was also fun, creative, entertaining, relaxed and, (of course) very jungalicious.

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

We held the event at the Mar Vista Art Department to show off the She Shed, which was made entirely out of recycled/reclaimed materials. We invited folks to get all creative–make terrariums, paint, have a glass of wine or a wine cocktail (recipes below!!) and join in on a silent auction benefitting Recycle Across America.

My concept for the She Shed design was a lush-getaway from the chaos of the everyday. A place where you could go to — right in your backyard — and feel like you’re on vacation. See, don’t I look like I’m on vacation?? ;)

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

I added a Pegge Hopper print of three ladies lounging about, as I felt like this would set the perfect tone for the relaxing She Shed vibe. I also love the way that the artwork looks with my Nana Wallpaper from Hygge and West.

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

..and peace signs and Rose’ –because, well duh — It’s all about peaceful moments and winding down with a little vino, right?

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

No She Shed would be complete without a wine rack, right?

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Here are Caitlin and Bethany from Team Jungalow, testing out the chill vibes. How cute are they?

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

We decorated the entire Mar Vista Art Department to give the space Jungalow vibes for the night of the event. (My dress is from Calypso St. Barth)

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Caitlin Watson Boyes

During the event, we encouraged guests to get all creative. There was a watercoloring station where folks could paint or draw on the coloring page that I made (download yours here if you wanna color!)

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

There was also a terrarium-making station where succies found new homes.

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

The event space was decorated with a ton of thoughtful, upcycled details like the ‘Bar’ signage, made from empty wine bottles and reclaimed wood.

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

photo by Marisa Vitale

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photo by Marisa Vitale

My family showed up to the event. And even my amazing Grandma Bette was enjoying the Prosecco!

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

Here are the recipes for the delicious Santa Margherita Cocktails (they were a HUGE hit):

Pomegranate Sparkler
4 ounces Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
3 ounces pomegranate juice
1 ounce orange juice
Mint leaves to garnish

Sparkling Rosemary Cocktail
5 ounces Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup
Lemon peel to garnish

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita

Rose All Day
2 oz Santa Margherita Rose
1 oz gin
.75 Strawberry Puree
.5 Lemon
.5 Simple Syrup

Big thanks to Santa Margherita, Recycle Across America, Mar Vista Art Department and everyone who came out to support!!

Justina Blakeney | She Shed Santa Margherita
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photos by Marisa Vitale Caitlin Watson Boyes
This post was brought to you by Santa Margherita Wines. All opinions are my own. 

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

11 responses to “She Shed for Santa Margherita”

  1. Kimmy says:

    WOW! I think I know what I need in my life… a SHE SHED! Yours is so fantastic! Looks like a great event!

  2. this looks so fab, and you look gorgeous! esp that first picture- love!

  3. Meemaw says:

    The photos are all stunning, but what stopped me in the scroll was the J Dilla t-shirt. Ahh, Jay Dee, you are missed.

  4. Jesenia says:

    Everything looks amazing!!!!

  5. jen says:

    That She-Shed turned out so great! And all you ladies looked gorgeous!

  6. Larissa says:

    I am in love with this! Wanna be part of it!

  7. Amanda says:

    Quick Question Justina,
    Can you give an overview on some of your favorite furniture companies? I know that you tag a lot of your buys, and you have a great partnership with Selamat. Would it be possible to give some quick companies to look for pieces that fit the jungalow style?

    Thank you

  8. marisa says:

    This event was so fun!! And especially great to photograph all that Jungalow goodness, bravo! xo

  9. Bailey says:

    I wish I could have gone!! Looks so much fun! Love your vibes and that She Shed is to die for!

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