Sunday, July 13, 2014

Well I can't believe I just got back home from Italy and now it's already time to ANNOUNCE the next Creative Retreats in Italy!!!  (and Paris… SO excited)

I do this for a reason though.  I really want as many people to come as possible and I want you to have plenty of time to save up for it, plan for it and get to know the people you will be going with… and to get excited together!!  I understand this is a LUXURY retreat.  It's not something most people can just decide in one day to go on…  So I want you to have time to think about it, pray about it or just DREAM about the possibility of going some day.

So with that said, I want to share the DETAILS of the Creative Retreats for 2015!  I'm SO excited about next year and I hope you are too!  Enjoy looking at the information and feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

The first Creative Retreat for 2015 will be in Paris, France!!

As I said above, I am finally doing a Creative Retreat in Paris, France!  If you've followed me on any social media or my blogs over the years… you also know that I LOVE Paris.  I have been there many times and have come to know and love the many wonderful facets of Paris.  This city is AMAZING and if you have never been…or want to go back... please join me next June!  I want to share this beautiful, creative, inspiring city with YOU!

This will be a bit different than my Creative Retreats in Italy.  It will not be a full week so I am calling it a "mini" Creative Retreat.  I will be the only teacher and there will only be ONE class that I will be teaching at the end of our time together… for a reason.  I'm very excited about what I have planned and I want to keep it a secret for now.  This retreat will focus more on PARIS and the places that make it special.

Here's a taste of what the Paris Creative Retreat will include:

Paris ~ 5 Nights ~  June 7 - 12, 2015 - $1,955

- Five nights in a beautiful apartment in my favorite Arrondissement - Saint Germain
- A day exploring one of the most wonderful Paris Flea Markets
- A day trip to a picturesque town outside of Paris
- A Chocolate and Photo tour of Paris… YES, it's that awesome!
- Afternoon tea in one of the prettiest restaurants in Paris
- A Cruise on the Seine River at night for a memorable dinner
- Exploring the Fabric & Trim district in Paris
- Strolling through my favorite garden and enjoying lunch in this beautiful setting
- One Mixed-Media class that will be a culmination of our time in Paris
- Almost all Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included
- Little Parisian gifts and surprises during the week
- All private taxis to and from excursions (no subway for us…unless you want to)

Sign ups for this Creative Retreat will take place on NEXT TUESDAY, JULY 15th!!  You will find ALL the information on the REGISTRATION PAGE --->  over here

PLEASE NOTE:  I can only take 10 ladies on this special "mini" Creative Retreat so the spots will fill up fast!


The next Creative Retreat will be back in my "2nd home" of Bellagio, Italy…'

The 4th Annual Creative Retreat in Italy ~ June 13 - 20th, 2015
~ Scrapbook Week ~ 

For next year I am changing things a bit and including MORE then ever before!!  As each year goes by I learn new things as I put these events together.   This helps me to grow and change things a little each time to hopefully create an amazing week for everyone involved! I also see this part of Italy through a new group of eyes each time and it is such a JOY for me to experience the beauty and splendor of Lake Como with a new group each year!  It is a passion of mine to share this part of Italy with YOU and I know you will enjoy this place as much as the other people have before you…

Here's a preview of what the 5th Annual Creative Retreat in Italy will include:

Bellagio, Italy ~ 7 Nights ~ June 13 - 20, 2015 - $3,499

- 7 nights at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Apartments or Hotel Florence
- Opening Reception overlooking the gorgeous lake
- Day trip to Milan for the Worlds Fair - 2015 (The theme is FOOD… good choice Italy!)
- 4 Classes by amazing European Scrapbook Artists!!
   ~    Céline Navarro &  Zoey Scarpelli    ~
- Exploring Lake Como on beautiful vintage boats
- Tour of Bellagio, including the history of this region by a local tour guide
- Ferry's to surprise locations for exploring 
- Tours of famous Villa's and gardens on the lake
- Cooking Class with famous Top Chef of Italy
- All breakfast included in the gorgeous breakfast rooms at either hotel
- Almost all lunches and dinners are included
- Grand Finale at Mistral - GHVS Michelin Star Restaurant
- Transfer to and from airport are included
- Taxi's and Ferrys to and from dinners and excursions
- Hotel and room taxes included
- Crop time in the event room
- Wonderful products from our SPONSORS
- Free Make-n-Takes
- Handmade "Swag Bags"
- Amazing SURPRISES I can't reveal yet…
- Plus time to relax by the GHVS pool, or stroll the cobblestone streets
- And…an unforgettable week in Italy!!!

Sign ups for this Creative Retreat will take place on NEXT TUESDAY, JULY 15th!!  You will find ALL the information on the REGISTRATION PAGE --->  over here

PLEASE NOTE:  I can only take 20 ladies on this Creative Retreat so the spots will fill up fast!

* More details will be on the REGISTRATION PAGE soon!


The 4th Annual Creative Retreat in Italy ~ July 11 - 18th, 2015

~ Art Week ~ 


So there's a SNEAK Preview!  More details will be sent out to those on the INTEREST list tomorrow.  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP NEXT TUESDAY, JULY 15TH TO SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR ONE OR BOTH CREATIVE RETREATS!

Hugs to all,



  1. wow, both retreats sound amazing! Hope I Can come again and pay a visit to the Como Retreat! would love to! Hugs