We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrienne Stamp and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adrienne, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The answer for this would be quite long but to summarize: a community that believed in me (ie, great support system affirming and urging me), 10 years of experience already in the event industry and increasing number of private clients asking me to help them outside of my full-time gig.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am often hearing ‘there is just something different about what you do’ and thankfully that comes with a positive behind it. As an artist and a planner both sides of my brain tend to find a dancing rhythm together. With art (creativity) and hospitality being integral to ArtisDri existing my moto has always been “hospitality is an art form and art is what we do.” Hospitality (in greek translation) means love of a stranger. I aim to not become stale on how or when I am hospitable through my art, events or just day to day life.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I travel often for work (and personal) so to keep it to our beloved, Dallas would be exciting in itself (stay-cation show-off!). I have very different friends who like very different things so I’ll give a summary:

– I’d be sure part of their stay was at The Gaston (the bed and breakfast highlights Dallas in every nook n cranny – the 5 suites are all locally inspired for instance let along the East Dallas Mural inside!)
– Depending on time of year – pick a few key events to poke our heads into: State Fair, Dallas Bourbon Club function, Deep Ellum Art Festival (people watching alone is a joy), Sporting events, concert….etc.
– Trying to narrow down places to eat is tough. Just a few of the ‘must stops’: E Bar, Smoky Rose, Thai Thai, Wabi House, Garden Cafe, Jimmy’s for some deli sandwiches and ingredients for a home-cooked meal when needing a night in, Font Board & Table, Smithy’s and I’ll stop with Pizzera Testa. This is a hard list to narrow down though (many missing)!
– No matter what we do we will meet great, fun and interesting people. Never met a stranger 🙂

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There is over 20 years of “thanks” to be offered here and that is just the years in the industry. The three “F” words 🙂 are first: Faith, Family and Friends. I’d be no where without anyone of these. My team(s) over the years in my career also get a huge shout-out (highlighting now at DTS, M/C Foundations and The Gaston). If it wasn’t for assistants and team-mates I’d be just as close to no where too!

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Image Credits:
Header image:  Alexa Vossler Photography
2nd Image (books):  Silver Bear Creative (photography) &  The Gaston (location)
Posh Couture, Amy Herfurth Photo, Chef Ngoc, Studio Alani, Audrey Spiars Photo & honorary thanks to Jill at Platinum Petals.
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