Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't hate me because I'm going to Greece!!

Ha! - Yes its true (but you can come too)!! Tricia over at Cocoa Daisy is putting together a yummy event that will include me as a teacher as well as two of my most favorite people in the world: Ali Edwards and Karen Russell. Below is the info. you will find on her blog as well as some photos of this amazing place!!!!

If you could put together the perfect scrapbook getaway, what would it look like? Would it be in an exotic locale? Would it have some of the most sought after instructors? Would it be at a beautiful boutique hotel? Would it be with a small group of supportive woman and with ample occasions to interact with the celebrities? Would there be lots of delicious food, great giveaways and fabulous make-n-takes and so much more! Are you visualizing a scrap getaway that is in fact a journey to remember for a lifetime?
My vision of the perfect scrapbook retreat includes all those elements and we at Cocoa Daisy are about to make it a reality!

I am very excited to announce that in September of 2010
Ali Edwards, Jenni Bowlin and Karen Russell will be traveling with us and several members of the Daisy Divas to create not just a scrapbook trip but what will ultimately be an unforgettable adventure! Our event will take place at the gorgeous Kouros Hotel overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean Sea on the Greek island of Mykonos! If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling to Greece – and scrapbooking at the same time – here’s your chance!

We are keeping the event to an intimate number so that participants will not only have a chance to get to know one another and form new friendships but will really be able to interact throughout the week with some of their favorite scrapbook celebrities. Every participant will take the classes offered by each of the instructors including a 2 part photography course taught by Karen. On the last day of the event, we will all cruise to the nearby mythical island of Delos where you’ll have a chance to practice your newly acquired photography skills with Karen there to give you pointers and answer questions.

Each evening there will be a social hour where participants can kick back and relax. Afterwards we’ll break into smaller groups for dinners out with the instructors for a traditional Greek meal (and Greek dancing!) and nightly we’ll hold crops, make-n-takes and other special events (to be announced later)!

One very special thing about the Kouros Hotel besides being absolutely stunning and just completely remodeled, is the proprietress,
Elina Koutsouradi. Elina is an avid scrapbooker and has herself gone on several scrapbook getaways around the world. She knows what it takes to make not only an event but a scrapbook event absolutely spectacular! What could be better than holding a getaway at a hotel owned and operated by someone who truly understands the needs of scrapbookers?

We would love to have you be part of the fun! If you’d like more information please feel free to email us at Look for registration to open mid-October. I fly to Greece on Friday to make sure everything will be absolutely perfect for next year. If there is anything that you would like to details on (handicap accessibility, dietary restrictions, or whatever else) please feel free to email me with your questions and I would be happy to check on those for you while there.

I can’t wait to experience Greece with Ali, Jenni and Karen and hopefully you too!
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Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

oh my, I would love to go...i'll have to start working on dh! LOL

elina said...

I am sooo excited about it Jenni!!! I Promise to provide fantastic accommodation for all of you and we will have the best time ever!!

Scrapamum said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Mykonos is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I was there 15 years ago and would love to go back especially to scrapbook.

judy in carefree said...

The Greek Isles are beyond wonderful...enjoy!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Do you have any idea what the cost is going to be for this adventure? Sounds like an opportunity of a lifetime.

Dina said...

oh my, i want to go!! what fun you'll have!

Helen Tilbury said...

I am beside myself with desparation to come. I haven't had an overseas holiday in 5 years so am hoping my dh wilol agree that I qualify ;-D

Ranjini said...

Oh my GOSH! That sounds absolutely wonderful and divine. I have heard Mykonos is heavenly! I am excited for you!!

Jen R. said...

It looks awesome you lucky girl!

carolyn peeler said...

sounds fab Jenni.
What a treat :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds awesome. So happy for you, Jenni. I wish i could talk my husband into going. However, considering he had a biz trip to London this year and didn't invite me along, my chances are pretty slim. I might have to live through your blog pics! LenaS