bout fifteen years ago, Ellexir was born, the All Women’s Wine and Cheese Book Club. With founding chapters in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ladies of Ellexir took meetings a step beyond the concept of a normal book club. Gatherings became sacred as Ellexir became the talk of the town. We all anticipated our monthly meetings, many ladies preparing goodies far beyond the required block of cheese. We talked about subject books, sometimes debating to what turned into heated, passionate discussions. We covered brief explanations of wine provinces and complimented our generous chefs for the goodies that they prepared with love. An undercurrent of bonding goes without saying and meetings often exceeded the 2-hour allotment.
Now, Ellexir has evolved into Vin et Livres of Washington, D.C. and is bursting with popularity. Vin et Livres enjoys monthly evening Book Club Meetings, hip Socials and Jazz Brunch Book Salon.
Book Club Meeting Syllabus
7pm – 7:30pm – open meet and greet, name tags (to be provided for each to write their name), sipping of wines and nibbling of cheeses.
7:40pm – 8:00pm – Brief 30-second introduction of each lady – name, location, profession, interests
8:00pm – 8:45pm – Book discussion
8:45pm – 9:00pm – mingling and adieu