Good vibes only.

A retreat for creative, soulful ladies

september 21 - 23, 2018


Held in a historic farmhouse on an organic farm just an hour and a half outside of Washington DC, we'll gather with 10 new friends for a weekend of creativity, healing, wellness and nature.

Picture a place where women feast on delicious foods while sitting around the fire pit. They're creating custom perfumes with essential oils, photographs with the sun's light, and singing to guitar music. This is Good Vibes Only: a retreat for creative, soulful ladies.



paper marbling


Face paint



wholesome meals





essential oil perfumery

Blessing circles

Guided song



Photo-making with the sun's light

Morning writing


When ladies gather in a circle with guided support, we can be heard, supported, and tap into our innermost creativity and power. This retreat is for creative ladies of all stripes who want to be inspired, recharge, and create.

You’ll leave the weekend with a hand illustrated guidebook, a set of your own badass original art pieces, a bag of lovingly curated gifts, and a new circle of sistren.


A historic house on an organic farm 

We'll be staying on Fox Haven Farm, an organic farm and learning center outside of Frederick, Maryland, just an hour and a half outside of Washington, DC.

Our home during the retreat is a restored farmhouse with big porches and even bigger views that's surrounded by fields, forests and trails. It's a cozy spot filled with handmade quilts and local treasures found on the property.

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September 21 - 23, 2018


Fox Haven Organic Farm outside of Frederick, Maryland   

1.5 hours from DC

Carpooling will be arranged amongst the group to make the retreat accessible for those of us who don't have a car.


The flow

We'll gather from Friday at 6:00pm until Sunday at 3:00pm.



Welcome Dinner

Centering Circle

Intuitive watercolors




Morning writing + yoga


Essential oil perfumery

Circle of magic - I


Free time for art + nature


Circle of magic - II

Flower crowns + facepaint

Celebration feast

Guided music + bonfire



Morning writing + yoga


Paper marbling

Circle of magic - III


Closing blessings

 Photo by   Linnea Farnsworth  . She has a talent for capturing the moment so check out her work.

Photo by Linnea Farnsworth. She has a talent for capturing the moment so check out her work.

About your hostess

Alanna Ford is an artist living in Washington, DC. By day, she launches new products focused on women and wellbeing at an innovation lab inside AARP called The Hatchery. By night, she makes art, leads workshops, cooks an inordinate amount of vegetables, and leads a group of lady creators called Circle of Magic


$400 if you sign up by August 10

$500 if you sign up by August 24

$600 if you sign up by September 10

Retreat cost includes:

  • Workshop materials: everything you need for essential oil perfumery, watercolors, cyanotypes, flower crowns, and paper marbling supplies
  • A hand illustrated guidebook
  • Accommodations for 2 nights in shared rooms
  • All meals: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and snacks
  • A bag of lovingly curated gifts

Ready to join us?

Still have questions?

Sparkling wines for the retreat will be provided by Saturday Session, a new DC-based startup that's women-founded and operated. They're light, sparkling, and oh-so-good.


Feel the love

So many beautiful things were a source of inspiration for this retreat. Show some love and check them out!

Thriving in a Noisy World is a movement to find space for quiet so we can tap into our own inner teacher and guide. Sarah-Marie Hopt, the founder, is beautiful soul and happens to be leading a retreat this same weekend in Vermont. If you're closer to that neck of the woods, join her.

Kimberly Pendleton is a women's empowerment coach in DC who helps women connect to their power and pleasure so that they can create lives that they adore. She's a dear friend and her inspiration is woven throughout this gathering.

Misadventures is an amazing magazine for badass, adventurous women. One of their pieces "Into the Weeds" helped inspire the name and some of the description for this retreat. Read their mag!