Join The Circle— Delray’s Newest Gallery, Membership-Based Group

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By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

Two Delray event planners and a fashion blogger have teamed up to create The Circle, a place where people can peruse new trends, collaborate over a glass of Rose and give back to a good cause during pop-up events benefiting nonprofits.

The Circle, located downtown in a cottage on Federal Highway, 62 SE Sixth Ave., is a new concept that combines fashion, events and co-working into one space.

The idea came to event planners Sean Koski and Brian Kelly, who also own Ticket2Events,  when they were working with local fashion blogger Lauren Leaderhouse.

“It was a natural progression for us,” Koski said.

The event planners host pop-up events in the summer in the Hamptons and wanted a place at home to do the same.

The trio collectively decided they wanted to create a space where they could host events, showcase fashion in a gallery setting and give people a place to have a meeting other than a coffee shop.

For a $150 introduction fee and then $50 per month after, Circle Members receive WiFi access, a place to meet people, a swag bag valued at $200, a $50 credit to shop in The Circle, access to beverages including Rose and Celsius, first dibs on new merchandise featured in the gallery and parking.

The name The Circle represents members being in the circle of receiving perks and being in the know of happenings. As circle revolve, The Circle is a revolutionary way to shop and be social, the team says.

You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the events that take place at The Circle. On Dec. 7, former star of the Real Housewives, model and fashion blogger  of New York Kristen Taekman will be on site for the Holiday Bazaar Cocktail Kickoff event. The event takes places from 6 to 10 p.m. and features artist Laureen Vellante. Check out exclusive shopping opportunities, cocktails, lite bites and beauty services.

The bazaar will be open Dec. 14-17 as a one-stop shopping place for accessories, home decor, and beauty products. Circle members receive free gift wrapping.

In January, events will focus on New Year, New You with pop up work out classes and nutritionists. Events benefit local nonprofits and charities and most are free and open to the public.

“This is my first business that I started,” Leaderhouse said. “I followed my passion and took a leap of faith.”

For more information, follow The Circle Delray Beach on Facebook.