Workshops & Retreats

Upcoming Workshops:

Paris, France September 8 - 16, 2019 

BLOSSOMS, BUBBLY, & BESTIES TOUR

Paula Coleman, Master Stylist, invites you on a magical journey to Paris, France in the Fall of 2019...UPDATED OPTIONS BELOW:

Join me in the most cosmopolitan of cities, PARIS, FRANCE for a magical week of creativity, inspiration, and culture. The highlight of our journey will be attending the Catherine Muller Flower School located in the heart of Paris' most fashionable and elegant neighborhood. For our Catherine Muller experience, we will focus on Event and Party designs, and have a full 4 day immersion from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day, with lunch included. The floral lessons will be taught by Catherine Muller herself, and one other colleague of Catherine's. A renowned international designer, Catherine's specialty is to reproduce what she see's in nature, using the freshest & finest elements to turn her work into jewels of floral art. Our Professional Photographer ~ Melissa G. Photography will document our Catherine Muller floral experience; our photographer will capture your designs that you create each day in class, capture vignettes of your work, and we will help you with floral styling techniques to best capture your designs. (After editing, these photos will be yours to use in your portfolio.)


For our stay in Paris, our most elegant and Parisian, four-star, boutique hotel, the Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre  offers a unique hotel experience in the heart of Paris. Our hotel is less than a ten-minute walk to the flower school, and is near some of Paris' most desirable sites; including, The Louvre Museum, the Opera House, the Place Vendome, Champs-Elysees Avenue, and the prestigious Saint Honore' Street. The Hotel Lumen will be a welcome retreat during our bucket-list journey!


During our journey we will also have a meet & greet welcome dinner reception upon our arrival in Paris. During our stay in the City of Light, we will have a lovely & elegant dinner cruise down the Seine to view Paris' most famous landmarks lit up at night including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Another highlight of our journey will be a morning photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower by our professional Photographer Melissa G. Photography ~ This is a highly coveted and desirable souvenir to have to remember your stay in Paris! Melissa will capture each attendee at their personal best with the Eiffel Tower in the background! We will bring props, and we will have extra flowers available to use in the shoot ~ students are free to create a bouquet or flower crown to use during our photo session. These photos will be yours to keep and they will serve you well for years to come. 

As an optional excursion to enhance your journey: We will also have the option of a day trip to tour the Champagne Region of France, while we sip Champagne & learn how bubbly is made! (For an additional charge; pricing TBD at time of this writing)

 Through retreat, creative workshops, good food, and fellowship, there will be a harmonious balance of inspiration, rest, and rejuvenation. 


NOTE:* 

CATHERINE MULLER FLOWER SCHOOL STRICTLY LIMITS THEIR CLASSES TO ONLY 14 STUDENTS. 


*Due to the popularity of being taught by Catherine Muller herself, these classes book up very quickly, and are in demand.


*Because space is limited, I have to reserve spaces ASAP, by due dates listed in the payment section.


*If you are unable to make payments by the due date, contact us so that we can make payment arrangements, and create a payment plan. 


*Spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.


*We will have a private class, only for our group if we fill all 14 spaces! This ensures that we can have the school to ourselves during our week, and we can have full creative license to take/use all the professional photographs we desire, and allows us to create vignettes of our work to be photographed during our time in Catherine Muller's studio. (Minimum 10 Students for trip to take place.)


So grab your bestie, for a creative and magical filled stay in the City of Light. 


*TO BOOK SPACE ON THIS TRIP OR HOLD YOUR SPOT: 

Space books quickly! If you are interested in attending, you may place an early-bird space holder deposit of $100.00 USD. CLICK ON "PRICING AND PAYMENTS TAB HERE ON OUR SITE, OR Click the event brite link to hold your space here: www.flowerlark.eventbrite.com 


UPDATE: Because so many have emailed and asked if there are options to stay at another location, due to wanting to stay with Friends or Family, or use points for travel, we now have the option to offer the trip with a "No Hotel Option". Keep in mind, we have chosen the selected hotel due to its close proximity to the school. And, we like to stay collectively as a group when we can. Also, if you choose the "No Hotel" option, there would be no breakfast included or any credit given for breakfast, due to breakfast being included with our group stay.  Pre and Post nights in Paris can be arranged for you, if you would like to extend your journey. Feel free to call or email to discuss your travel plans. See Also Payments & Pricing Page to Book through PayPal. To save fees, check payments may be mailed to our secure Post Office box address. (Please call if you wish to mail payments.) 


OPTIONS AS FOLLOWS: 


TWO PEOPLE: (Best Value) Two Full Classes, all activities, all meals as indicated below, excursions as indicated below, all gifts, supplies, & photos as indicated below, one Classic Room for two people as indicated below, plus all taxes & fees:

$4995.00 Per Person 

(No Hotel Option: $3995.00 per person, no Breakfast) 


ONE PERSON: One Full Class, all activities, all meals as indicated below, excursions as indicated below, all gifts, supplies, & photos as indicated below, one Standard Room for one person as indicated below, plus all taxes & fees:

$5495.00 Per Person 

(No Hotel Option: $3995.00 Per Person, no Breakfast)   


Retreat Includes:

7-Night Accommodations in Four-Star Boutique Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre in the heart of Paris. (Full Breakfast Included each day) Expert Instruction, attendance, at the Catherine Muller Flower School for four full days with Lunch included.  All Workshop materials, tools, fresh flowers (at end of each day, you may take flowers back to your hotel room) and your very own custom styling kit. Also includes: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners... Welcome Dinner, Welcome Bag & Gifts, Seine River Dinner Cruise, extra flowers to use in photoshoot, and  Professional Photographs for your Portfolio are included, Free WIFI, All taxes & fees & more ~ 

Champagne Tour Optional for extra fee.  Visit: 

www.flowerlark.eventbrite.com for more details.


Accommodations: Your Choice...

Standard Room: Single (for one) with Double Bed. Cozy & Intimate, with an outstanding view of the Saint Roch Church. 150 sq. feet


Classic Room: Double Occupancy  for two (double bed or two twin beds) Offering a clear view of the Pyramides Street, the Classic Room, projects the effervescence of the outside atmosphere. Marble Bathroom & Bathtub; 161-181 square feet.


Airfare: Round Trip Airfare is not included, and is the responsibility of each student. 

Transportation: Transportation to the Seine Dinner Cruise will be provided for you. 

Hotel Transfers: Due to everyone's flights arriving at different times, and from different locations across the globe, we can arrange a round-trip hotel transfer for you for a small fee. We only need to know your arrival & departure times. Uber & Train travel is also available from CDG Airport.  


ITINERARY: 


Depart the USA on Sunday, September 8, 2019 and arrive in Paris, France on Monday, September 9, 2019. We will check-in to our hotel, and have time to explore our neighborhood or relax in our room. We will have a meet & greet dinner reception the evening on September 9th.  (Daily Breakfast is included at our hotel.)


We will attend the Catherine Muller Flower School for 4 consecutive days September 10, 11, 12, & 13. From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily, with Lunch Included. (Within walking distance to our hotel) Dinners will be on your own  (except September 12) to explore the many fine Restaurants and Cafes' in the neighborhood. It is a must to experience the "Café" lifestyle at your leisure, while in Paris! 


Thursday, September 12: Evening Dinner Cruise on the Seine with window views of the cities most iconic landmarks. Also, top-deck outdoor views let you venture to the top of the boat and capture nighttime photos of our sailing! (Full-course Dinner, Dessert & Drinks included.) 


September 14:  Optional: Free Day to explore Paris on your own or Day Trip to Reims Champagne Region of France to visit famous Champagne Houses with Champagne Tasting & Lunch. With a visit to the gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims , in Reims France, where many French Kings were crowned. (Minimum 8 attendees)


September 15: Morning Photo Shoot  with our professional photographer, at The Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. This is hands-down the best view of the Eiffel Tower in all of Paris! With a full, top-to-bottom view of "Iron Lady", your photos will be a priceless & stunning souvenir of your time in the City of Lights!

 After our shoot, you will have the afternoon free to explore or pack for the journey home. 


September 16: After Breakfast, explore or finish packing. For those who will be travelling home, check-out is today. (Today ends the Blossoms, Bubbly, & Besties Tour.) 




2020 Upcoming Workshops: 


Holland: Spring 2020 (more to come)

 

South of France: Toulouse & Durfort France, September 16 - September 23, 2020 This Floral & Cultural Retreat will be held in the medieval village of Durfort. Known for centuries for their hand-made Copper pots and wares. Our host accommodations, LaCascade is a 400 year old, authentic French Country House. This tranquil home offers a lovely outdoor terrace with a cascading waterfall, where we will dine under the stars. This retreat is a magical journey, not to be missed. Limited to only 12 attendees, space will fill up quickly. (more to come on itinerary & pricing.)