Art & Flowers in Paris. An Indulgent Self Care retreat in the City of Lights and Love

Art & Flowers in Paris. An Indulgent Self Care retreat in the City of Lights and Love


Since my first trip to Paris in 1993 when I fell head over heels for this city, I've been back many times to teach, work and travel. Now I'm thrilled to be able to share my love for this place with you!

The Art & Flowers retreat is for you to tap into the luxury, beauty, magic, and inspiration which oozes from every corner in this gilded city. 

Each morning we will gather over a traditional French breakfast as we discuss the day ahead. 

Each day will be a blend of self care techniques, creating, and visiting the most enchanting areas of Paris. We will visit the city of Paris as well as venture out of the city limits to spend a day at Versailles, and a day at Monet's Giverny. 

You will leave feeling replenished, creatively inspired, and loved. You'll gain the tools you need to continue to spark creativity and take care of yourself in small and beautiful ways upon your return and to incorporate them into your daily life. 

CLICK HERE for PDF description of full program. 

If you'd like to arrange a payment plan, please contact me.

If you aren't able to join us on the retreat this year, you can still have Lara create a custom piece of art just for you while she is in Paris!


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"Paris is always a good idea" - Audrey Hepburn

In Paris Every Day is a photo walk, and full of inspiration. 
Personalized guided walking tours of Le Marais & Ile Saint Louis
Notre Dame
Versailles and Grounds
L'Orangerie (where Monet's water lilies are hanging)
L'Opera Garnier
Guided Perfume tour by professional perfumer
Eiffel Tower
Monet's Giverny gardens and home
Montmartre area of Paris
And more!

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and the point of life" - Thomas Jefferson

We will tap into our creative side and fill up our sketch books!
There is no art experience necessary

We will learn:
Sketching flowers and easy backgrounds
Using our photo walk inspiration to make mandalas
Collaging found paraphernalia
Creating a gilded art piece

We will also discuss tips and tools for self care:
Flower essences and how to use them
Color breathing
Grounding meditations
and more!

"The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay. I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe" - Oscar Hammerstein II

The Itinerary

Friday, September 29
Afternoon arrival
Evening Welcome Circle
Welcome Gifts and Art Lesson

Saturday, September 30
Morning Creative Gathering and Breakfast
Grounding Meditation and Setting Intention with your art
Guided Walking Tour of the Marais, Ile Saint-Louis and the famous flower market with Flower sketching lesson
Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle Cathedrals famous for their stained glass

Sunday, October 1
Morning Creative Gathering and Breakfast
Learning to use photo inspiration to make mandalas
Entire day at Versailles and entire grounds

Monday, October 2
Morning Creative Gathering and Breakfast
Gilded Art Lesson
Visit L'Orangerie Museum where Monet's water lilies are hanging. 
Explore the Tuileries Gardens
Visit L'Opera Garnier from Phantom of the Opera
Guided Perfume tour with professional perfumer
Montmartre and Sacré Coeur

Tuesday, October 3
Morning Creative Gathering and Breakfast
Spend Day at Monet's garden and home, Giverny
Color Breathing Lesson and Art Lesson
Eiffel Tower Dinner

Wednesday, October 4
Morning Creative Gathering and Breakfast
Suggestions: Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Shopping, Champs Elysées

Thursday, October 5

*Itinerary details are subject to change

The Retreat Includes:

  • Accommodations in double 6 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • One dinner together when visiting Eiffel Tower
  • Creative Gatherings
  • All art lessons
  • Entrance Fees for (group activities Saturday - Wednesday):
    • Sainte-Chapelle
    • Versailles Chateau
    • Petit Trianon
    • Royal Stables at Versailles
    • Versailles Gardens and Fountains
    • L'Orangerie
    • L'Opera Garnier
    • Giverny
    • Notre Dame
    • Sacré Coeur
  • Metro fees for group visits in Paris (as scheduled)
  • Train fees for visit to Giverny
  • Metro fees for visit to Versailles
  • Guided excursions
    • Marais and Ile Saint-Louis
    • Perfume Tour
  • Metro map and Paris map

Not Included: 

  • Airfare and fees associated with flight
  • Transportation between airport and hotel
  • Travel Insurance
  • FREE DAY - Entrance fees and transportation 
  • Lunches and Dinners (except when noted otherwise)

BONUS! The first 5 to register will receive a free Paris in Bloom book & Paris Fine Art print BEFORE you travel to get your creative juices flowing.

PRICE:  $2450
I included as much as I possibly could in this price to keep it as affordable as possible for you WITHOUT compromising the beauty and luxury of the retreat.

If you'd like to arrange a single room, please email me to discuss. A single room option would be an additional $600. 

If you need to arrange a payment plan, please email me to discuss. 

Please note: There will be no refund for this retreat due to the planning and logistics involved. If you'd like to gift your spot to another person, please email me to discuss.