Being raised in the southern Baptist bible belt of NC meant anytime I heard the word “potluck,” I knew I would be home from church two hours later than normal, belly full of casserole and deep-fried-something.
This go-around, potluck meant meeting new people and sharing a meal with them at an aesthetically pleasing community dinner table - a very Asheville Folk pot luck.
Interns, owners, and creative co-workers gathered in the space they normally utilize to hustle on everything from a photograph for Instagram to the next product for their business to create. The desks where the magic happens were made into a long table, set precisely with floral plates and colored glass goblets. In the evening the space has a magical fairy-land feel to it, from the glow of the candles and shadows from stringed lights. It all felt right.
Sharing barbeque, mac n cheese, and the realization that most of our true embarrassing moments are too indecent to share, creates a setting richer than the chocolate-caramel-cookie-brownie-icecream-goodness we devoured for dessert.
I left this new hip kind of potluck feeling special to be apart of the cool people that gather in the coworking space of Asheville Folk, and excited to spend more days in the midst of witty brains, positive energy, and all of the adorable succulents.
Jess is a junior at UNC Asheville majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Dance. She runs around leading Younglife at Asheville High School, working as student staff for BunCo Younglife, interning at Asheville Folk, and choreographing dance with student group Asheville in Motion. When she has a spare minute she spends it chasing the sunset and continuing her search for the best guac in town.