Location, Location, Location.
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
The location for our premiere CRAFT event is really special. As a ten year resident of Santa Monica, I am exceptionally proud of my city. It has everything you could want in a destination...sun, sand and sea. It's got free thinkers, art and culture, great shopping, fantastic food, from the best of the food truck craze to comfy neighborhood haunts to the finest of fine dining. It's home to some of the friendliest people you'll find in the 'big' city. And it's a walking city - there are many weekend days that I never get in the car.
Our classes will be held at the beautiful and brand new Annenberg Beach House, right on the sand off Pacific Coast Highway (also known as HWY 1). The space we'll be in is an intimate room, the Terrace Lounge, with floor to ceiling windows...every seat in our venue has a view of the ocean. Right outside the door is a lovely seating area with a fountain where we'll be enjoying our lunch breaks.
The building is home to a rotating multimedia art collection that evokes the ocean and features local artists. Soaring ceilings, a tool area, snack corner and a fireplace complete the picture...a perfect location for a crisp November day! With an average high of 70 and a low of 54, wherever you're from, the weather will delight you! And our afternoon classes will end just in time for a bonus activity and watching the sunset over the Pacific. Heaven!
If you'll be joining us from out of town, we've got another treat in store for you...our official hotel, The Ambrose. Imagine the perfect mix of craftsman lines and zen energy...complete with a small garden and pond, a living room, and rooms designed with feng shui principles in mind. We've negotiated a special CRAFT room rate of $198 per night plus tax, so if you room with a friend (or we help you find a roomie) the cost is just $99 per night, which includes parking (if that applies to you), free wifi, and a daily organic continental breakfast from our event caterer, Urth Caffe. Transportation from the hotel to the Beach house is included in your registration, and airport transfers will be available for a nominal fee. Once at the hotel, you can utilize their cute london-style shuttle service to get you to shopping or anywhere else local you'd like to see!
Stay tuned tomorrow for details about what sets our transformational CRAFT event apart from other scrapbook events and retreats, and on Friday, we'll be sharing sneaky peeks of some of the giveaways, door prizes, welcome gifts, mini-projects and delicious treats included in your registration fee, as well as the details on our add-on girls night out events at two fun and festive local restaurants.
We're gearing up for an event you'll never forget...inside and out.