Okayyyy. The city is hot, the city is making me bothered, there seems to be a lot going on these days, too much to digest and my brain and heart feels a little ravaged (it’s probably time to turn off the news updates on my phone that seem to signal doom and gloom with each chime).
So with that in mind when I got an email yesterday with someone telling me that they would ‘have limited wifi’ this weekend as they were off to “Sisterhood Retreat” I opened opened up a new browser at the speed of light.
The Sisterhood Camp is a series of delightfully cosy and Kinfolky style retreats around the UK, Europe and even one upcoming in Marrakesh set up by creative Lou Archell. The camp invites women for a weekend of crafting, visual storytelling, eating delicious seasonal authentic food and connecting with like-minded women. The workshops and retreats are designed to set you on a path of self discovery and equip you with a notebook of ideas, contacts and inspiration. .
Creative and nurturing the events are held in stunning locations and just as stunningly styled. The retreats are bi-annual presumably because they take so much planning and you can take a look at their dreamy past events here.
This weekend’s retreat is sadly is too late to book up but is a 4 Day Summer Retreat in Wales including a packed full programme of workshops like Instagram story telling with Sara Tasker, Mindfulness with Sas Petherick, Morning Yoga with Melanie Barnes, Ceramics with Amanda Banham, Fire side book club with Laura Pashby, Wild Swimming with Flora Jamieson, Preserve making with Lillie O’Brien and a book talk and demonstration by TOAST founder Jessica Seaton. I mean wow. The events are all priced differently but this one is priced from £560 which is the base ticket price and then it varies depending on what calibre of glamping accommodation you want to stay in.
I love the bonding and team building essence of Sisterhood Camp emphasised in elements like their FAQ’s “I AM THINKING OF COMING ALONE, WILL I BE THE ONLY ONE WITHOUT A FRIEND? Sisterhood Camp: Many retreat and workshop attendees come along alone, and initially feel like this, but they needn’t worry. We are a very friendly bunch and encourage people to connect and make friends immediately. ” and a Facebook Page for sharing lifts to the event and getting to know each other before arrival.
You can take a look at their upcoming events here and also register for the Morocco retreat – who’s coming with me?
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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