Alright, this is a big deal. When we got this farm I never in my life thought we would get to a point where I was comfortable inviting people from near and far to see it. Even though it was always the goal, it always felt--- so far away.
But after lots of hours and sweat equity and realizing that city people find chippy old shit charming- we are ready for you, with a FULL events schedule for the summer, including our most special event yet......
Camp Sweetwater: this one day extravaganza will be held on July 21st this summer. Save the date. Call up your bestie, grab your sister, come solo, leave your kids at home and come join us.
I created Camp Sweetwater for you. It's purpose is to allow women to have fun, leave behind their real life for a day & spend time creating, relaxing, and enjoying the best life has to offer (which I firmly believe is a combination of Northern Michigan, lavender, good food, good wine, being creative and more).
All too often I find that my friends and women I admire go through the entire summer never really doing anything but schlepping themselves and their families to events they 'had to be at.' Family weddings, reunions, a camping trip with a black fly incident, an annual college friends weekend... you name it- I've heard it. But what I realized I was never hearing was "I spent an entire summer day that was just for me."
So here it is. A day that you can make your own. We'll have the programming ready for you. There's movement. Creativity. Learning. Lounging. Lavender. Food. Wine & lots of good vibes. Naturally I'm gonna makesure this thing looks beautiful and feels comfortable- because thats pretty much all I ever want for celebrations.
What I want most for this day; is for you to be able to relax, feel like yourself & step back and see real life with a new, fresh set of eyes.
Your ticket gets you:
-A curated welcome bag with t-shirt.
-Yoga in the lavender.
-A lavender wreath workshop at the farm that day lead by myself.
-A hand lettering workshop at the farm that day.
-A seat at the table for our edition of The Gather Series that evening, a 3 course locally inspired meal- with wine pairing.
-Exclusive access to the farm for the entire day to run wild and free and treat yourself.
When I dreamed up this event, I threw everything I would want in one day at the farm together. You'll come in the morning, we'll do some gentle, beginner yoga in the lavender, we'll hang for a bit, you'll take a lavender wreath workshop with me, you'll learn to hand letter with Ampersand Lettering Lab, you'll wander the farm and relax in a lounge area, hang by a bonfire, and we'll all meet until the bistro lights at a beautifully styled table for dinner.
You've got questions, I've got the answers:
What if I don't live up north? A LOT of people attending don't live locally, we recommend staying at any of the nearby motels / hotels / airbnbs in our wonderful area. If you want a personal recommendation, just shoot me an email!
What city should I stay in? We are in Petoskey, just a 5 minute drive from the downtown area. Charlevoix is 25 minutes. Boyne City is 25 minutes. Harbor Springs is 25 minutes. And Bay Harbor is 10 minutes.
But can we actually 'camp?' Not this year. We are calling it 'day camp' for our first year out of the gate, with plans to open it up to camping at the farm in the years to come.
Will there be any free time? YES! We are scheduling in a break in the afternoon. This is so you can run to the beach, shop downtown, grab lunch with your bestie, lay in the lavender and take a nap, run home to let your dog out or just sit and chat with a new friend --this is your day to enjoy.
I wanna come, but I can't make it to everything, is there a discounted ticket for just the workshops or dinner? No. Your ticket includes the entire day of activities.
Is this appropriate for my young daughter? We are recommending that this event is best for adults.
What if it rains? It won't. ;) But if something happens and it does, fear not! We are event professionals, we will be under a tent if that happens and make the best of it!
But I don't own a creative business, is this what that's about? Absolutely not. This day will have zero business sessions or talk. It's about women supporting women and taking time for themselves. You deserve this.
So I buy my ticket and I'm good? Yup! We will have vendors / food add ons that you have the option of purchasing. So if you want a fresh smoothie, delicious crepe or to purchase some goodies from the day, please bring a wallet.
I am mean and nasty and a bully, should I come to this? Please stay home. We are all about Good Vibes Only.
So what's this gonna run me? The ticket price for 2018 is $299. We've worked to make this an incredible value for you, purchased separately each of these items together would run you well over four-hundred dollars. This will be a highlight to your summer.
Ready to join me? Maple is so excited to see you! I am too. This is a big deal for this tiny farm.
Did I mention that seats are hella limited? They are. Snag yours today.