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.
essential oil perfumery
Photo-making with the sun's light
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.
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.
We'll gather from Friday at 6:00pm until Sunday at 3:00pm.
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!