Meet Pilar Cabrera, Our Chef in Oaxaca

One of the frequent comments people make in evaluating Bellissima Art Escapes is that we marry two passions together, food and art. It’s true, I don’t travel anywhere I can’t eat and there had better be chocolate somewhere on the menu. Food is an important part of one of our trips.

Ane Elena Martinez and I have for the past 18 years worked with Culinary Adventures, Inc. working with chefs from all over Mexico and the U.S. leading culinary tours to Mexico. Rick Bayless, Diana Kennedy, Roberto Santibanez, the late Elaine Gonzalez and Susana Trilling (of Oaxaca) have all contributed to educating not only foodies but also chefs who want to learn more about authentic Mexican cuisine.

One of our friends in Oaxaca is Chef Pilar Cabrera. This delightful video of Chef Cabrera shows how easy it is to make tamales, and certainly how to enjoy them. Pilar, is the eldest daughter of Emilia Cabrera, our host at Las Bugambilias in Oaxaca. Pilar runs their restaurant, La Olla as well as their cooking school, Casa de los Sabores. We are very fortunate that Pilar will prepare our opening fiesta and our lunches while at Las Bugambilia’s.

Picture by Judy Wise

Picture by Judy Wise


Wait until you have their squash soup, the presentation is wonderful and the taste is out of this world. Here is the picture of how the soup is presented with the squash blossom, the fabulous Oaxacan string cheese, chapulines and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). The waiter pours hot squash broth over the entire bowl. It’s heaven!

Picture by Judy Wise

We have four trips planned for Oaxaca in 2016.

Our first trip is Feb. 20-28, 2016 with Sunny Carvalho and Michelle Allen, two very talented, successful artists. There is still room on the Painting in Color trip. More details are here.

The second is Spark Oaxaca with Lynn Whipple and Feb. 28-March 6. The trip is full.

The third trip is Textures of Oaxaca with Lisa Pressman October 14-22. Details can be found here.

Our last trip is for Day of the Dead with Daniella Woolf scheduled for Oct. 25-November 3.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for one of these fabulous trips to Oaxaca, please use the contact form below.

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Integrative Portraits with Katie Kendrick and Orly Avineri

Two very special women who create magic together are teaming up for an integrative portraits art-journaling workshop on Bainbridge Island, July 21-24, 2016. I spent a week with Orly Avineri and Katie Kendrick in Bandon, OR earlier this year and witnessed how these two creatives love one another and create the most beautiful journal pages. Quietly, deliberately and effortlessly, the magic happens.

They will share their process in a 3-day workshop organized by Bellissima Art Escapes in the most beautiful setting, the 20-acre Wacky Nut Farm surrounded by a community garden, trails, riding arenas and the most beautiful horse barns filled with gentle beasts that call out to my soul.  THIS TRIP IS FULL, a waitlist has been started. 


The art studio is bright, filled with art created by other artists who have taught there and by Stella, who manages the farm.

Here’s what Katie and Orly wrote about their workshop:  Two artists. Two approaches. One intention: To look deeply within as we work and play in our journals, to practice being open, curious, and receptive to our images, our thoughts, and our feelings as they arise, and to work for integration in these expressions as we construct/de-construct, reveal and conceal portraits of our discoveries.

We’ll be approaching our journals from a place rooted in the present moment: real life circumstances and our perceptions of them, a living current of feelings that can change moment to moment, and a physical body bursting with sensations, one that literally grounds us here to our Earth Mother, allowing our imaginations safety to roam freely between conscious and subconscious realms.

With the unified intent to create from a place of curiosity, openness, and willingness to explore anything and everything that arises in us, we will work/play integrating the various aspects that show up through paint, collage, and other mixed media.

The workshop is limited to 15 and costs $615 and includes:

  • Three days of workshop with Katie and Orly (one full day with each and one shared day)
  • Reception Thursday evening
  • Three lunches
  • Two dinners
  • Limited accommodation is available at the Farm for an extra fee (full)

There are four beautiful adult bunk beds with a shared bath, two queen beds with private bathrooms and a shared common area located above the studio.

The owner of the Wacky Nut Farm has a great eye and her rooms show it.


As does the barn. Wait until you see the barn. Yes, I went a little crazy over the barn. Reservations for accommodations will be taken in order as they are made. For the bunk beds it will be $225 for three nights and for each of the two queen rooms with private baths, $255. A very limited breakfast will be provided.

Supply list:

      • A blank journal (8×10) Gessoed white ahead of time if pages are too thin or smooth. Preferably not spiraled.
      • A smaller used children book to be used as a second work journal (Sidekick)
      • Acrylic paints, container for water, rag
      • Paint brushes, very wide to very thin
      • Scissors
      • Matte or soft gel
      • White gesso
      • Black gesso
      • Small bottle of Liquitex clear gesso
      • Lyra Graphitkreide crayon (needs to be this brand)
      • Fine point permanent black pens (sharpies, microns, etc.)
      • White gell pen: Uni-ball Signo or Gelly Roll by Sakura
      • 1 stick of medium vine charcoal
      • 5 water soluble crayons in a palette you want to work in – such as Caran d-Ache Neocolor II brand
      • Ephemera: personal images and scraps of paper, could be related to the theme as you understand it (fills a 1 gallon zip lock bag–not a rolling suitcase!)
      • Heat gun (optional)


Bainbridge Island can be reached either by a 35 minute ferry from Seattle or by driving around on the peninsula over Agate Pass. There are a lot of B&Bs on the island if you prefer to make your own accommodations. Directions to the farm can be found here.

A nonrefundable payment (but transferable) is due upon registration.  If needed, you can make a deposit of half the fee now with the rest due March 1. You can mail a check (preferred) or I can invoice you through PayPal.

This workshop is FULL, if you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please use the contact form below.

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The magic of Mojigangas with Hermes Arroyo

While in San Miguel de Allende for our Paint San Miguel workshop with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise, we were fortunate enough to visit Hermes Arroyo at his family’s home and workshop where they create these magical mojigangas. Hermes is very charming and despite the language barrier, we could tell that he has a great sense of humor. It is important to him that he maintains the tradition of creating and selling his work where he lives. He feels that too many artisans have lost this in San Miguel.

Puppet master!


Here he explains and shows how he creates the puppets using paper and glue and how the structure of the puppet is created so that it can be carried. These puppets are very tall.

This small red puppet is very old and is one of my favorites. The saint is also made from paper.

Laura and Judy are getting a little frisky with this puppet.

These masks are very old. Can you tell which one Katie is wearing?!

Another favorite.

The artists were given two choices, make a mask or a bird that rattles.

Their final projects.

Hermes surprised us by letting two of his mojigangas escort us to our dinner that evening. We had our own little parade through the jardin. I have to admit, it was very fun.

Me with Katie, Judy and Ane Elena flanked by our two wonderful escorts.

You never know what will happen on a Bellissima Art Escape!

You can see more of Hermes’s puppets here. If in San Miguel, I highly recommend that you stop by and have a class with Hermes and his family. It’s a delight. You can contact him or his contact in the US, Cindi Olsman at Be sure to visit and like their Facebook page.

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Celebrating Day of the Dead with Daniella Woolf in Oaxaca, Mexico

For many in Mexico, the celebration Dia de los Muertos is a time to honor those who have passed on. Ofrendas or altars are created with special foods, drinks, and items that held special meaning for the departed. Special marigolds are strewn in a path leading to the altar to guide the spirit of the departed. These collections of objects are built in the home and others are created in the cemetery on top of graves.

Daniella Woolf is going to expand upon this tradition in her Day of the Dead workshop in Oaxaca , Mexico, a city already known for its rich art and culinary traditions next October.

You will honor your relatives in very meaningful ways in projects that will capture their unique personalities. To read more about the workshop scheduled for October 25-November 3, 2016, go here.

We will also experience some of the traditions of this celebration, visiting a cemetery, building our own ofrendas and eating some of the special foods, including pan de Muertos.

Pan de Muerto

Won’t you join us for this magical experience?

This trip starts October 25 and ends November 3, 2016 in the city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. The cost of the trip is $3200 and is based on double occupancy (two beds/room) and limited to 12. Our home while in Oaxaca will be at Las Bugambilias. More information is here.

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Textures of Oaxaca Workshop with Lisa Pressman

4d0356f928fba51931e498869bfa988dLisa Pressman has planned a workshop in Oaxaca that will draw upon the textures, colors and patterns of the city that will be combined in visual interpretations using R&F pigment sticks, cold wax, and drawing materials on paper. Prior experience with cold wax or pigment sticks is desired but not a requirement for this workshop.

Lisa is one of the instructors at R&F so she knows the product well. She will guide artists daily through  exercises using these and other materials, drawing upon our visual information collected from our outings in Oaxaca.

Textures of Oaxaca

Textures of Oaxaca

Oaxaca is filled with color, from its textured buildings, to the domes of its churches, to the markets lined with artful displays. But what I admire most are the women who arrive from outlying villages wearing their colorful huichols and long braids twisted around their heads like crowns, lined with beautiful ribbons. And there seems to be a never ending parade of some kind going on whenever we visit.  It is a visual feast wherever you look

Woman with braids

Woman with braids





Lisa will guide us using these different visual elements to connect with our art using layers, mono printing, and mark making which will lead artists to discover their own personal symbols.

Lisa’s own work is rooted in a sense of play and discovery, an intuitive dialogue between the random and the deliberate that allows a relationship between intent and accident to develop. She says that if we listen our work will tell us a story.

The Journey by Lisa Pressman


Lisa believes that  images and experiences signify evidence of time and change. The colors of a wall, marks on the street, the colors of fallen leaves are just a few of the connections that will enter into our practice. Our process will be to make a mark, add a color or a word, a journal page, or a gesture.

DEPARTURES 5 (2015) by Lisa Pressman / 12″x12″ / Oil on panel

Then we will allow the relationship between intent and accident to unfold. Playing translucent and opaque layers of pigmented beeswax against each other, drawing, layering, covering up, sanding, and scraping will lead to the discovery of the image. At least 22 6’x6′ works on paper will be generated along with larger studies. This kind of experience will be the catalyst for more in-depth series in your home studios.


Though this video is from 2011, it is a great interview with Lisa and shows her work.

While in Oaxaca, we will stay at the family owned B&B, Las Bugambilias, led by matriarch, Emilia Arroyo Cabrera. Her son, Rene is our guide when we visit outside the city, his wife, Adriana greets us as we check in, daughter, Pilar runs the restaurant and makes our wonderful lunches. Together with their wonderful staff, they ensure that their home is our home while we are there. I guarantee, after they feed and take care of us, you will want to stay a little while longer.; Paint Oaxaca

Emilia Arroyo Cabrera

Staff at Las Bugambilias

The workshop starts October 14 and ends October 22, 2016 in the city of Oaxaca in the state of Oaxaca Mexico. The trip costs $3200 and includes:

  • 8 nights accommodations
  • five days of class with Lisa
  • welcome reception
  • 7 breakfasts and 6 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • two cooking classes, one at Susana Trilling’s Seasons of My Heart Cooking School on moles
  • outings to black pottery makers, colorful alebrijes village, the carved wooden animals from Oaxaca, a cochineal farm where you will be able to purchase some of this exquisite powder, and to a handmade paper factory
  • Final dinner at the celebrated Orijen restaurant with a menu prepared just for our group
  • a new art tribe and inspiration to take home for your art practice

The price does not include airfare to/from Oaxaca or transportation from the airport which is approximately $30.  A nonrefundable $1,000 deposit reserves your participation with the balance due June 1, 2016. Installments can be made for the remaining balance. There are no refunds or exchanges at any time for any reason. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.) but we have costs already incurred to reserve the retreat venue. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. To reserve your spot, click on the image below which will take you to PayPal.

PayPal Deposit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the form below. Lisa and I hope that you will join us in Oaxaca for what will certainly be a thought provoking week of art.

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Making Art a Practice with Cat Bennett

My friend, Cat Bennett, author of The Drawing Club, Marking Art A Practice and the Confident Creative is teaching an online class through Carla Sonheim Presents network. Carla and her uber talented husband, Steve, a phenomenal photographer, traveled to Cat’s studio to tape Making Art a Practice which starts Oct. 6 and will be live for six weeks. To sign up go here.

Cat describes this class as a way to bring our whole selves into our art through our art practice and to bring art into the whole of our lives.


Cat, Steve and Carla Sonheim in Cat’s Studio

Here’s a beautiful quote from Kurt Vonnegut that says it all:

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or how badly, not to get money or fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

See you in class!

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Traveling as an artist with Michelle Allen and Sunny Carvalho

Michelle Allen is in Barcelona traveling with her family for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her daughter. While she is there, she has been posting pictures that you know are going to be reflected in her artwork. How could it not? The colors and lighting of Barcelona and the surrounding area is magnificent. You can already see the colors in the pictures she is painting in her journals like the one above.

When she returns, I know that she is going to have a new respect for artists who travel. It changes who you are, in what you see and feel, right into your soul. I know that both Sunny and Michelle are going to love Oaxaca, the colors, textures and the food, oh my, yes the food. There is still room on our trip scheduled for February 20-28, 2016. Be a traveling artist, and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with two exceptional artists.

For more trip details go here.

If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please use the contact form below.

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Journal with a Circle of Friends in Catalonia, Spain

Only 1 spot left!

The second week of our Spain adventure takes us to the charming Catalan village of Bordils where we will stay in our own villa, Can Tallada for Journaling with a Circle of Friends, September 17-27, 2016 with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick.

What better way to enjoy and experience Place then spending time playing in our journals together. We’ll start off the week making a journal that we will fill with color, line, and fun over the coming days. Judy and Katie will use daily prompts and themes to guide us and give certain tools and supplies for emphasis on varying days. This will be an opportunity to experiment with all the “what ifs” and “I want to try this” thoughts, and whole-heartedly engage with our creative energy, the place and each other as we gather a Circle of Friends.

We will meet in Barcelona on the evening of September 17 where we will stay overnight in the Hotel Cram. That night after introductions, we will go on a very special Devour Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour, guaranteed to make you fall in love with the foods of Spain.

The next day, we will check out of the hotel, then walk around the city visiting the various neighborhoods before being picked up for the one hour drive to our villa.

The villa was built by a Spanish family who made its fortune in Cuba. The turrets, high ceilings, terraces, old water tower, classical fireplaces and Art Noveau floorings are surrounded by beautiful gardens and a swimming pool designed by the famous Dutch landscape architect, Peter Lubbers. We’ll have time to explore our new home before gathering for our first dinner.

On Monday we will begin by creating a journal with Judy similar to this.

There are nooks and crannies throughout the house to spread out and spend time getting lost in your journal. If you know Judy Wise, you know that she is an avid journaler, creating in her journals daily. Here is a page from a former trip to Barcelona.

Judy Spain Journal page

On Tuesday, journaling will continue with Katie.

Katie, Journal Page

The beautiful coast of the Girona province is known as the Costa Brava and is home to some great beaches and beautiful coastal towns and villages. On Wednesday, we will travel the beautiful, rugged stretch of Costa Brava with its rich medieval history, beautiful scenery and artistic heritage. Turning inland, we will venture to the medieval village of Pals. We’ll enjoy a menu al dia and also visit a local cheesemaker. That evening we will cook dinner together in the gorgeous Can Tallada kitchen.

Thursday we will continue journaling with Katie and Judy, with a lot of down time to just enjoy our surroundings and our Circle of Friends. You’ll have some free time to walk into town, go for a bicycle ride, hike or whatever strikes your fancy.

Friday we will visit the nearby walled city of Girona that sits on the edge of the River Onyar. We will walk the walls of Girona, peering down on the narrow streets and buildings painted a range of colors. There is a notable landmark a red metal bridge that was designed by M. Effiel, who built the Eiffel Tower and there are beautiful medieval buildings throughout the city. And a little more notable in modern times, this “City of 1,000 Sieges” will be the backdrop for parts of the the sixth season of Game of Thrones, and from a foodie perspective, this is where the triple-Michelin-starred restaurant El Celler de Can Roca is located, crowned the World’s Best Restaurant in the prestigious San Pellegrino awards.

Colourful houses line the Río Onyar in Girona. Image by Gonzalo Azumendi / Getty

That evening we will gather for our last meal in the villa.

Saturday morning we will head back to Barcelona where some participants who have been on both trips will leave us. The rest will stay on to explore Barcelona for three days. We will visit the Miro and Picasso museums, and visit the famous Antoni Gaudi designed Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. The trip is over on the 27th and everyone is free to stay on or leave for other parts of Spain.

The trip starts and ends in Barcelona, Spain. The cost is $3,600 and is based on double occupancy at both accommodations. Single rooms are available at Hotel Cram for an additional $326. The trip includes:

  • Ten nights accommodation
  • All meals except for 3 breakfasts in Barcelona
  • Transportation from Barcelona to Bordils and return trip to Barcelona
  • Five days of creating with Judy and Katie
  • Some art supplies
  • Visit Costa Brava, including the medieval village of Pals, and a local cheesemaker
  • Walk the walls of Girona, tour the city
  • Devour Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour
  • Visit the Miro and Picasso Museums
  • Visit Gaudi Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
  • Lots of tapas!
  • A new art tribe

The trip does not include airfare to/from Barcelona. A $1000 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration. The final payment is due March 1, 2016.

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For more information please use the contact form below.

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Painting Big in Spain Workshop with Katie Kendrick & Judy Wise

Painting big is so much fun and really, not that different from working small, you just use your whole body and a lot of paint! When Judy Wise, Katie Kendrick and I made this video, we had so much fun we couldn’t wait to share our trip with you. People heard about our play date and before we could launch the trip, started signing up (expressing gratitude here), and now there is only one spot available for our Sept. 8-17, 2016 trip to Spain.

Password is paintbig

The trip starts and ends in Barcelona, Spain. Thursday, Sept. 8 we will meet for our welcoming dinner, then spend three days in Barcelona where we will visit Gaudi’s remarkable sites, the Picasso Museum, and experience the wonderful food that Barcelona has to offer with a Devour Barcelona Food tour. The Hotel Cram will be our home base as we walk throughout Barcelona.

Watch this incredible video of the building of Gaudi’s Casa Sagrada.

Late Sunday afternoon, we will be picked up and driven south 45 kilometers to El Bruc in the Monteserrat Natural Park to check into Can Serrat, a rustic farmhouse that was developed for artist residencies. Judy spent time here a couple of years ago and you can read about it on her blog. I remember vividly how happy I was for Judy when she posted about her trip and now we get to share it with 12 artists.

After spending five glorious days of painting big with Judy and Katie, we will head back to Barcelona on Saturday and people will either depart or continue on to our second week of Journaling with a Circle of Friends. This trip is guaranteed to seep into your heart and stay there for a lifetime. I’m already having heart palpitations as I write this.

Judy’s current BIG painting (her 30-day project)

The trip ends on Sept. 17 in Barcelona. The cost is $3,000 and is based on double occupancy at both accommodations. Single rooms are available at Hotel Cram for an additional $326.

Trip will include:

    • three days in Barcelona
    • tour of Picasso museum
    • tour of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia
    • Devour Barcelona Food Tour
    • tour of Miro museum
    • Five days of painting BIG with Katie and Judy
    • accommodations at Hotel Cram in Barcelona
    • accommodations at Can Serrat in El Bruc
    • all meals except for two breakfasts on your own in Barcelona
    • transportation from Barcelona to El Bruc and return

a new art tribe

Trip does not include transportation to/from Spain. A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is due at time of registration. To make your deposit, click on the picture below and it will take you to PayPal.

If you decide to join us for the second week, there is a special price.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form below to reach me.


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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Oaxaca with Daniella Woolf

Honoring friends, family and ourselves and those that have gone before us

Have you been downsizing? Are you in the de-acquisition phase of your life? Thinking about what you will leave for your family to sort through? Looking at boxes of old photos and wondering about the stories that went with them? Do you wish your departed loved ones were still here to tell you the stories?

www.kathievezzani.comDaniella Woolf has. In the midst of her own recent downsizing, she has been looking through lots of photos, clothes, and mementos. One of the things she misses the most about her long-departed Mom and Dad are the stories they told, which are now gone. She can no longer ask them about the farm they grew up on. She can’t ask them “who is this person in the photo, how did you know them and what was their relationship to you?”

This has motivated her to create a book that contains photos of people who have made an impact in her life. Someday, her stepchildren or nieces and nephews may be curious about her. They know that she is a colorful character, but they don’t know her stories or the significance and influence others had on her life. Unless she does something about that now, when she is gone her stories will go with her.  Her project includes a photo (or collage) of each important person in her life, and writing a paragraph or two about them.

The festive Day of the Dead week in Oaxaca, is the perfect time and setting to work with your personal artifacts and create meaningful new ways to display them. Experience the beauty, caring and humor with which the Mexican people celebrate their rites of communion between the living and the dead. With the backdrop of this vibrant culture surrounding us and filling our free evenings, we will celebrate our own history and traditions, while learning more about this very colorful and meaningful tradition in Oaxaca.

Day of the Dead

Woman sitting vigil at the gravesite of a loved one during Day of the Dead

Using paper, photos, fabric, and thread as primary art materials we will make our own ofrenda (altar) and a book of our friends, family and those who made a difference in our lives.  We will tell stories both visually, orally, and in writing and honor our loved ones (and ourselves). Some might be inspired to make wearables that honor our ancestors, for example cutting and weaving your Dad’s favorite painting shirt or the apron that he wore for barbecuing. Your creation may bring laughter and tenderness, as you remember events and anecdotes from your personal history. Working with photos of people who have been in our life and sharing the stories we remember, we will create a living keepsake of family treasures.

In Daniella’s own work as an artist, she has used family artifacts to create art pieces and installations.   Some things she has made as memory keepers include:

  • Just Checking – an installation using her mom’s bank checks
  • A necklace of her mother’s shredded credit cards
  • Core Sample – a 13 foot column composed of 2” squares of her mom’s bank statements and checks
  • Her mother’s sewn recipe cards

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You may have noticed that there has been no mention of encaustic wax. This is a new workshop for Daniella, one that she hopes will intrigue and excite you.

About the organizers: My amiga, Ana Elena Martinez who lives in Puebla, and I have been taking groups to Mexico for over 20 years with Culinary Adventures, Inc. so we know a lot of people in Oaxaca with whom we have developed long standing friendships. We will visit some of them, enjoy their food, and stay in our friend’s lovely B&B.

Ana Elena and moi

Las Bugambilias, a family owned and run B&B led by the beautiful matriarch, Emilia Arroyo Cabrera is our home base. Seeing what Emilia wears each morning is a visual treat for a bunch of artists as are the place settings at our breakfast. The motto of Las Bugambilias is that “we do not receive hosts, we receive friends.” Emilia and her family and their staff truly do make you feel as though their home is yours. Here are some pictures from our last trip.

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This trip starts October 25 and ends November 3, 2016 in the city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. The cost of the trip is $3200 and is based on double occupancy (two beds/room) and limited to 12. It includes:

  • workshop with Daniella
  • hotel accommodations at Casa Las Bugambilias
  • breakfasts and lunch beautifully and organically made for us by the staff of Bugambilia’s (there will be one lunch and one dinner on your own)
  • welcome reception & fiesta
  • visit to local cemetery
  • special Day of the Dead performances
  • visit to markets
  • cooking class with specific dishes for Day of the Dead
  • walking tour
  • visit to museums
  • free time to explore
  • farewell dinner at Origen with a menu chosen just for us
  • visits to local artisans
  • a new art tribe

The price does not include airfare to/from Oaxaca or transportation from the airport which is approximately $30.  A nonrefundable $1,000 deposit reserves your participation with the balance due June 1, 2016. Installments can be made for the remaining balance. There are no refunds or exchanges at any time for any reason. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc., ) but we have costs already incurred to reserve the retreat venue We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. To reserve your spot, click on the image below which will take you to PayPal.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form below. We hope to see you in Oaxaca for what will be truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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