Stuck in a creative rut? Bored with your surroundings? Looking for an escape? I have a lovely suggestion for you… go camping. Not the roughing it kind where you’ll need plenty of OFF repellent. No, camping MY style which means going to a gorgeous part of the world to bask in a beautiful retreat and do nothing but be creative, take photos, mingle with new friends, eat delicious meals, shop ’til you drop and come back ready to do it all over again!
Last October I taught a decorating and blogging workshop for 10 days in Marrakesh for ACE Camps and had a phenomenal time. I loved my students and thought the ACE Camps founder, whom I worked with on the course, to be so genuine and whip smart. Her name is Angela Ritchie and I cannot stress how amazing her workshops are.
She finds the best teachers and works closely with them to pull together a trip that will inspire creativity in all. From the meals to the accommodations, classes to transportation, Angela does it all and she always finds the most beautiful locations to host them. Her most recent workshop was in Mexico and taught at the home of Geninne Zlatkis, an artist and blogger who led a painting and creativity class with 10 women who flew in from all over the world (mostly the U.S.). I loved looking through the photos that I’ve seen trickling in from the students, in particular those found on Geninne’s blog (shown also above) and those on student Anahata’s Flickr stream (the lady behind the brand PapayaArt).
If you are looking for new experiences, inspiration, friendship, to learn new skills… check out ACE Camps online and see if there is a class that you’d be interested in taking. Whether it’s a decorating class, painting workshop, or shopping adventure – Angela Ritchie’s ACE Camps are well, aces!
(images: geninne zlatkis)