"A New York Affair: Where Fashion Meets Art and Wonder."
Last years Retreat was such an amazing time and 2024 will be equally as fabulous. We will be doing the same things as last year but with EXTRA.
You will get to join me, Angela, and an intimate group of like minded travellers as we delve into the heart of the city that never sleeps, exploring its pulsating energy, iconic landmarks, and hidden gems that blend the worlds of fashion, art, and sheer wonder.
“How can you explain drinking cocktails with new friends on the private rooftop patio of Leonard Bernstein’s old penthouse apartment, beneath the lights of the Empire State Building as the sun set over New York City!“Helen W. 2023
One of the highlights of this years trip that we will be doing again , was a private workshop in the home of one of New York's famed Advanced Style Icons , hard to explain the fun we had and the amazing generosity of our host .
I’ve been able to organise us another workshop making silk flowers with an iconic New York business that makes custom flowers for the ‘who’s who’ in fashion . The business has been in the same family and operating since 1916 !!!
It’s going to be a privilege to have an inside look there and make our own flowers !
*Oh and there’s no experience needed for the workshops just an openness to new experiences!
There will be restaurants, art galleries , theatre - ooooh and exclusive shopping with at some of the best costume jewellery boutiques . We’ll hear about the history and be welcomed into some really exclusive places owned by women I’ve forged great friendships with .
There’ll be a day trip to Long Island to explore some incredible places , too.
I was fortunate to attend Angela’s first fashion retreat to New York recently - and what a fabulous trip it was!I’ve been to New York several times before but visiting it with Angela, I was able to see it through different eyes and in a truly unique way. She introduced us to amazing local designers, organised interesting workshops and pulled together an itinerary which without her you simply couldn’t replicate. On top of that, the retreat offers a great opportunity to make new friends with similar interests whilst traveling in the safe, hassle free way of group travel. There was a good mix of planned events and personal time, keeping everyone busy but also able to customise their own trip. Meaning, even though we were all on the same retreat, we all had our own and different experience. All in all I would recommend this retreat to any jewellery lover, or anyone looking to travel with likeminded people on a truly bucket list worthy trip.Amber W
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for thinking big and having the courage to keep going. The trip was really wonderful and everyday was one to remember.Sue H
I've just been reading my journal written on this New York adventure. So many things we saw and experienced, but still time to slot in some things we ourselves wanted to do on free time. So many fabulous people we met. How can you explain drinking cocktails on the patio of Leonard Bernstein's apartment, beneath the lights of NYC and the Empire State Building. Or lunching at Dante restaurant with style icon Debra Rapaport joining us, as a Trad jazz quartet walked into the this NYC Heritage Landmark and sat down and played. I've just been reading my journal written on this New York adventure. So many things we saw and experienced, but still time to slot in some things we ourselves wanted to do on free time. So many fabulous people we met. How can you explain drinking cocktails on the patio of Leonard Bernstein's apartment, beneath the lights of NYC and the Empire State Building. Or lunching at Dante restaurant with style icon Debra Rapaport joining us, as a Trad jazz quartet walked into the this NYC Heritage Landmark and sat down and played.
Visiting wonderful people who are so knowledgeable with their Galleries with stunning jewellery, vintage handbags, so generous with their time. Our whole Retro themed adventure, staying at the wonderful Hotel Edison, seeing the new version of the musical Some like it Hot on Broadway!!!
But best of all, meeting new friends to share this all with. So much laughter, and drinks shared ??.Pl land wonderful meals in the most fabulous restaurants. And trying to find the elusive cup of decent coffee!! I will be forever grateful for the friendship shared, and the joy of walking each day to a new adventure. Meeting my fellow travelers and sharing so much fun and laughter will be something I will treasure forever " Regina, if my old body had had been 20 years younger I'd have tackled New York head on with you. You are a rockstar, and I'm so pleased you stayed on longer and made the most of your visit.
Thankyou Angela for showing me New York City as I would never have been able to manage on my own. An experience to remember foreverHelen W
I’m a lover of all things: style, fashion, vintage collectible treasures, unique experiences, meeting new people, learning new things, and travel. Over the past 14 years, I’ve found all these things and more as I’ve traveled back and forth to New York, sourcing jewelry-making treasures, running workshops, holding my own runway shows at New York Fashion Week, and so much more.
I want to share all of this with you, with my insider experiences and through my eyes.