April in Paris! Creative Immersion Workshop April 5-10, 2024
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Anybody want to go on a creative retreat where you hang out with a bunch of creatives even if you aren’t one? See what all of us weirdos are up to? And the process in our brains in which we have zero control over when we are creating? One thought could be in our head and one second goes by and we are thinking about the other amazing idea we had. And we can’t remember what the hell we had just thought up that was going to be transcendent. Good Lord, we are always entertaining and generally super fun. Filled with so much knowledge about things you never knew existed, we want to share experiences with you! We want to immerse you into the world in which we create. We want to invite you in. Tell you our silly secrets and maybe shed a tear with you. Definitely eat lunch together, tour museums, play with flowers, talk about kids/don’t talk about kids, talk about relationships, learn a cool new skill, talk about how we can help each other, meet some awesome peeps, and feel fulfilled on your way home?!!!!! We love to meet you. We love to share with you. We love that you love us. We love you too. We are working on some super cool destinations for 2024. These retreats will be intimate (no more that 14 including us) and will take you to secret spots in the likes of Paris, Mexico City and Sydney.
Imagine 5 nights and 4 days in Paris IN APRIL with artist, florist, photographer, CREATIVE Ashley Woodson Bailey and Mere Mason, artist, creative, Renaissance woman. On Friday night, we will greet you with a private boat tour and dinner on The Seine. Throughout the next few days we will enjoy a private perfume making class, learn about The Women Who Made Haute Couture, shop The Flea Market (the biggest in the world), and visit a very special spring event for modern and contemporary art. On Monday, Ashley will lead the class on how to arrange flowers based on their color, their shape, their personality, and the way they move. Using our trusty smart phones, Ashley will show the class how to capture the flowers with different apps, filters and editing. On Tuesday, Mere will lead the workshop by teaching you how to create paper mache flowers and build flower crowns-also incorporating fresh blooms. The day will come to a close with Ashley taking portraits of each of you wearing your flower crowns. We will then celebrate our last day together with a tour of Palais de Tokyo and dinner. You will be invited to be part of the creative process-walk in the shoes of these creative women. We want to share with you, talk to you, get to know you, become friends with you.
“I could not be more excited to offer this incredible workshop in one of my favorite cities in the world, Paris. Come along with me and Mere for what will ignite your imagination and creative energy in hopes of discovery! We will eat amazing meals, drink champagne, play with flowers and shop for treasure, create crowns you can take home, portraits you adore, and just do art and feel alive in Paris-and that is just a small glimpse of our 5 night/4 day workshop!”
During Our 5 Nights/4 days Days Together We Will
- GO THROUGH THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF CHOOSING FLOWERS WITH ASHLEY
- TOUR THE PALAIS DE TOKYO AND ENJOY AN INCREDIBLE SEATED MEAL
- VISIT THE MARCHE AUX PUCES DE ST-OUEN, THE BIGGEST FLEA MARKET IN THE WORLD. WE WILL HAVE PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES HELP US TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER THIS MASSIVE AND MAGICAL PLACE.
- LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH AND EDIT IMAGES OF FLOWERS TAKEN ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
- HAVE ONE OF YOUR IMAGES PRINTED ON HAHNEMUHLE PHOTO RAG BY ASHLEY'S PRINTER IN ST AUGUSTINE, FL AND SHIPPED TO YOUR HOME, SIZE 11X14"
- WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE PAPIER MACHE FLOWER CROWNS WITH MERE AND HAVE YOUR PORTRAIT TAKEN BY ASHLEY
- ENJOY A COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND DINNER UPON ARRIVAL APRIL 5TH ON A PRIVATE BOAT ON THE SEINE.
- ENJOY DAILY LUNCHES
- MEET NEW, AMAZING FRIENDS
- ENJOY THE MAGICAL WORLD THAT PARIS HAS TO OFFER
- LEARN ABOUT FRENCH PERFUME AND GO HOME WITH YOUR OWN SIGNATURE SCENT
- VISIT ARTPARIS
- LEARN ABOUT HAUTE COUTURE
COST IS $4500 AND INCLUDES ALL OF THE ABOVE. DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR TRAVEL, HOTEL OR TRAVEL AROUND THE CITY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE DAY (FLEA MARKET, LUNCH & HAUTE COUTURE). TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY AND ASHLEY CAN HELP ADVISE. 2 DINNERS AND 4 LUNCHES ARE INCLUDED. ONLY 10 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP. TO RESERVE A SPOT PLEASE FULFILL THE DEPOSIT ON THIS PAGE. $1,000 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SPOT. REMAINING $3500 DUE DECEMBER 19TH, 2023. IF YOU NEED TO PAY IN PAYMENTS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO ASHLEY. ALL CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT AN INCREDIBLY SPECIAL APARTMENT IN THE 8TH. WE HAVE NOT SELECTED A HOTEL FOR MANY REASONS, MOSTLY BECAUSE WE WANT TO RESPECT THE FACT THAT MANY OF YOU TRAVEL ON POINTS OR MIGHT HAVE A FRIEND IN THE AREA TO STAY WITH. YOU CAN EMAIL ASH ANY FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS AT ASH@ASHLEYWOODSONBAILEY.COM. PS, ASHLEY HAS SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS RESEARCHING PARIS HOTELS-SHE IS SURE TO HAVE ONE TO SUGGEST IF YOU NEED ONE!