Tuesday, May 7th 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (PDT)
1740 Telegraph Avenue
AN ELEGANT EVENING EXPLORING
SOPHISTICATED CANNABIS CULTURE
MAY 7, 2019 • 6 PM
Join us for an elevated discussion and reception with etiquette expert Lizzie Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and author of the groundbreaking book, Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties.
Lizzie will be joined by cannabis industry pioneer and San Francisco luminary Nikki Lastreto (Swami Select), for a rich conversation exploring the nuances of the new world of legalized weed through the lens of America’s most respected etiquette brand, The Emily Post Institute. The evening will be hosted and moderated by cannabis thought leader and personality Elise McRoberts.
Before and after the talk, guests will be able to experience and connect with cannabis via meticulously selected brand partners.
All High Society attendees will receive a hardcover copy of Higher Etiquette, the latest issue of MJ Lifestyle magazine and a special collection of curated gifts.
“This pot primer is at once authoritative and approachable, filled with answers to the sorts of questions that might make a newbie feel like a nerd. For those whose stoner schooling stopped at puff, puff, pass, there is now a literal guidebook. And it’s good.”
“This is the coolest book on cannabis culture to date. Lizzie Post nailed it with Higher Etiquette!”
–Tom Marshall, Phish songwriter
“You might not think you need a book on the etiquette of weed, but trust me: you do. With her signature charm, wit, and insight, Lizzie Post illuminates the newest frontier of etiquette and grace. Whether you partake or not, this book is nothing short of delightful.”
–Kelly Williams Brown, author of Adulting and Gracious
“Higher Etiquette is incredibly detailed and well thought-out in its description of cannabis social mores and practices, lending the proper credence to a subject that has for too long been hidden or simply thought of as a joke. Cannabis is every bit as important to society as wine or beer and even more complex in terms of its interaction with society and etiquette.”
–Ry Prichard, cannabis specialist and co-host of Bong Appétit
“With its wonderful advice on entertaining with cannabis, Higher Etiquette is a gift. Bravo to Ms. Post for bringing such class and style, as always, to this issue.”
–Cat Cora, award-winning chef, author, restaurateur, and first female inductee into the Culinary Hall of Fame
ABOUT LIZZIE POST:
Lizzie Post, is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and author of Higher Etiquette, and co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 19th edition as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette 6th edition, and The Etiquette Advantage in Business 3rd edition. She is a co-president of the Emily Post Institute as well as a co-host of the Awesome Etiquette podcast (now in its fifth year), a weekly Q&A show that explores the topic of etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect, and honesty. Lizzie does speaking engagements across the country sharing advice about lifestyle and wedding etiquette. She has worked as a spokesperson for brands including Bank of America, American Express Platinum, AirBnB, and Marshalls. She has held columns with Good Housekeeping, Women's Running, and Houzz.com, The Farmhouse Movement, and Broccoli Magazine. Lizzie offers a fresh, relatable, perspective with an engaging voice. She delights in encouraging the individual stand up for personal boundaries while respecting others. Lizzie enjoys tackling etiquette's taboo topics with the media, making her a popular source. Her interviews include NFL Films, NBC’s The Today Show, Katie, Fox & Friends, Live with Kelly and Michael, The Gayle King Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Slate, Refinery29, Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and more.
Lizzie Post holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from The University of Vermont and currently lives in her native Vermont.
ABOUT NIKKI LASTRETO:
Nikki Lastreto developed her writing and marketing skills at The San Francisco Chronicle, where she was assistant Society Editor, and at KRON-TV. Today, she is co-founder and CEO of Swami Select, “the Dom Pérignon of cannabis," a respected cannabis journalist and the Head Flower Judge at the prestigious Emerald Cup since it began in 2003.
ABOUT ELISE MCROBERTS:
Elise McRoberts is an entrepreneur, producer and public personality focused on elevating the cannabis space through culture, community and education. A leading consultant in business development, brand strategy, marketing and media relations, Elise has established herself as a top advisor to emerging and established cannabis brands while connecting entertainment, lifestyle and technology professionals looking to access the hot and budding cannabis sector. A repsected curator among industry and consumers, Elise has judged cannabis products for High Times, The Emerald Cup, GreenState Awards and The Terp Tower Invitational; and worked with brands such as Chemistry, Somatik, Willie's Reserve, Civilized and Cannabis Now Magazine.
This event does not accept refunds