There are some venues where you can just feel the love that’s been poured into its creation and etched within its walls. Well, those warm feels certainly run through The Craft Parlour’s new Miami digs.
When news spread that the Coast’s OG craft hub was leaving their popular Palm Beach post, the Parlour’s loyal following were understandably shook. But, the good news is they were just moving to a new hood—Lemana Lane in Miami to be precise, where they’ll rub shoulders with the gang at Hotel Miami and Granddad Jacks.
The former residential house has been given a complete overhaul, whilst still paying homage to its history. And when we said you could feel the love within these walls we meant it. Owner Rachael Valentine and her partner Seb, worked through many nights to turn the space into a creative wonderland in just a few short weeks.
“For me, it’s so important to create a creative space for people to come and express themselves,“ says Valentine. “And we couldn’t be happier to have landed in Miami. It’s bustling right now with so many cool things happening from co-working spaces to cafes.”
Light and airy, the crisp white walls and timber floors provide the perfect canvas for Valentine to weave her magic all over the place. Think original 70s light fittings, vintage rugs, clusters of hanging greenery and succulents, a woven bamboo chair rescued from the side of the road and restored to glory…
Wherever you look, every inch of the space has been thoughtfully and carefully styled by Valentine. The result? An achingly cool hub that welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to discover their inner creative.
“I truly believe the love from this house—every inch of mine and Seb’s soul is in it—will inspire people to create,” adds Valentine.
And we couldn’t agree more. You don’t need to be an accomplished artist to come here, you just need to figure out which of many amazing classes you want to take. There’s everything from paint and sip sessions (yes, that’s BYO wine) and macramé wall hangings classes, as well as learning to make your own candles, resin jewellery, bralettes and dresses, loom weaving and how to crochet a rag rug. They even host bridal and baby showers, just check their site for details.
Ok, we admit it, we’re straight up obsessed with this place, but one step inside and you will be too. If you’ve been wanting to start a new hobby, scratch that creative itch or just want to have an awesome catch up with your mates that still involves wine but isn’t at a rowdy bar, then make a beeline for The Craft Parlour.
Image Credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography for Urban List