The Author’s Reception for Marie Benedict, held at Charleston’s premier hotel, the King Charles Inn, brought together women of the literary world to celebrate the remarkable untold story of Clementine Churchill.
On Monday, January 6th, ELYSIAN hosted an Author’s Reception celebrating Marie Benedict’s latest novel, Lady Clementine, at Charleston’s award-winning hotel, the King Charles Inn. With its fascinating connection to the city’s legendary literary history and its location in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, the King Charles Inn was the perfect setting for this intimate cocktail reception to recognize the New York Times bestselling author’s latest novel.
Lady Clementine, which has been nominated by People Magazine as “one of the best new books,” delivers the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman, Clementine Churchill, whose unsung influence helped shape two World Wars. Marie Benedict’s mission of sharing the extraordinary untold stories of women throughout history is incredibly impactful and speaks directly with the objective of ELYSIAN.
In the charming southern backdrop of the King Charles Inn, Marie Benedict shared her vision and signed copies of Lady Clementine, while event guests sipped on Signature Tito’s Cocktails, “Lady Clementine” and “The Inspired Woman,” and enjoyed a fabulous spread by Caviar & Bananas of delicious grilled shrimp skewers, duck confit canapes and house cured salmon & cucumber discs. As the Holy City’s one and only gourmet market & café, Caviar & Bananas is the premier culinary destination for eating, drinking, cooking or throwing a truly fabulous party.
It was a spectacular night that brought together the ELYSIAN Circle of Inspiring Women, accomplished authors and book-lovers alike who joined in championing the stories of the exceptional women of history.
Many thanks to our partners, the King Charles Inn, Caviar & Bananas, Tito’s Vodka, Charleston Library Society, Sourcebooks, Buxton Books and Magic Time Literary Publicity. This event was made possible by ELYSIAN’s Literary Editor, Kathie Bennett.