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Folklore & Fairytales 2024

An Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat

  

Come immerse yourself in the mysteries and magnificence that is the French

Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana at our Folklore & Fairytales retreat, May 12th –

17th, 2024. Discover the beauty of centuries old historic buildings with lush garden

courtyards, the sounds of jazz drifting through the streets, and allow the spicy

scents of local cuisine stir the curiosity of your appetite. Around every corner you'll

find something that sparks your imagination and weaves it's way into your soul.

  

All of the creative inspiration you find will be infused into your Soul Sister art doll

to give her a sassy spark and imaginative backstory. You'll also hand craft a fine

silver charm to forever remind you of the time you spent on this fun filled adventure.

Our full Itinerary can be found below!!

  

This exclusive experience is limited to 10 participants. As you share delicious catered

meals, learn about the history during the city tour, and are intrigued by the tales on the

walking ghost tour, you will make real connections with the other beautifully creative

spirits in attendance. Friendships and memories will be built that will last a lifetime.

  

Your fabulous facilitators and creative hosts will

once again be Tracy Buechler of Be Brave Studio

and Theresa Ratcliff of Blue Tulip Designs.

  

We welcome all creatives regardless of experience.

You don't have to be an artist, you just have to want

to join us on our creative, fun adventure!

  

This unique Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat will be held at the picturesque and serene Hotel Provincial in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Hotel Provincial is located just one block away from the famous French Market and the Ursuline Convent, and a four minute stroll from Jackson Square.

The cost for this wonderful creative adventure that is Folklore & Fairytales, is $2900.00 USD.

  

Extra nights lodging before or after the event can be booked at additional cost. Please contact Theresa for more information on additional nights at TheresaRatcliff@gmail.com

                                   

                                    Questions can be directed to Tracy at TracyB.Brave@gmail.com or

                                    Theresa at BlueTulipDesigns@yahoo.com.                              

  

                                  Please note that price is based on double occupancy.

                                    

                                 Single occupancy rates can be given upon request.

                                 Contact Theresa at TheresaRatcliff@gmail.com

    

                      Registration deadline is MARCH 1st.

    

SEE WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED BELOW!

 

Please note that due to the amount of planning and cost that goes into hosting this event, the deposit of $600.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our full cancellation policy at www.BlueTulipDesigns.com before registering.   

   

                                What IS included in the cost of the Folklore & Fairytales Retreat:

 

                                   ~ Transportation to and from the New Orleans Airport (MSY).

                                   ~ Lodging for 5 nights (double occupancy) at the Hotel Provincial.

                                   ~ Light refreshments for the meet & greet (Sunday afternoon).

                                   ~ Catered Breakfast for 4 days (Monday through Thursday).

                                   ~ Catered Lunch for 4 days (Monday through Thursday).

                                   ~ Daily refreshments for 4 days (Monday through Thursday).

                                   ~ All supplies needed to complete each project.

                                   ~ Project instruction, direction, and support.

                                   ~ Admission to both scheduled tours.

                                   ~ The final dinner on Thursday night.

                                   ~ Some Folklore & Fairytales Lagniappe (a little something extra).

 

What is NOT included in the cost of the Folklore & Fairytales Retreat:

 

~ Airfare and travel expenses, including travel insurance, to get to and

        from New Orleans, Louisiana.

~ Nightly dinner for 4 days (Sunday through Wednesday). We encourage

        attendees to explore the city and some of it's wonderful restaurants.

       (Suggestions will be provided).

~ Personal expenses incurred outside of this retreat.

Hotel Provincial
Pool
courtyard
art dolls
group photo
silver charm
silver charms
art doll
art doll
art doll
Jackson Square
Courtyard
Tracy
me
facilitators

Folklore & Fairytales 2024 Itinerary

 

Sunday, May 12th (Day 1) – Arrival & Check in. Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be provided. Get settled, look around, have a sit by the pool or on the patio. Everyone will gather in the lobby at 4:00 pm and join us for our “Meet & Greet” with lite refreshments & cool beverages. Your nightly dinner options are vast and recommendations will be made.

 

Monday, May 13th (Day 2) – A delicious catered breakfast will be served in the Honfleur Venue Space (Breakfast at 8:00 am & Lunch at 12:00 pm will be catered daily), after which we will begin creating our Soul Sister Art Doll and preparing to construct our Fine Silver Talisman. A tasty catered lunch will be served to us in the Honfleur "studio" as well, followed by more art doll & talisman construction and sculpting until the end of the day.

 

Tuesday, May 14th (Day 3) We start the day with another fabulous breakfast in the Honfleur Venue "studio", then continue work on your art dolls & talisman. There will be a small break after another fantastic lunch before we meet in the lobby to depart for our fascinating City & Cemetery Tour. Our day will finish at the end of the tour so you will have some free time to explore the historic French Quarter.

 

Wednesday, May 15th (Day 4) – After our delectable breakfast we begin the final steps of finishing our art dolls & talisman. We will break after our amazing lunch to go on a fun little trip to visit a couple of local art co-ops that have a wonderful variety of local wares. You will also get to see a bit of the area outside of the city. Upon returning to the hotel, you will have some free time before meeting for our eerie Ghost & Spirits Walking Tour.

 

Thursday, May 16th (Day 5) – Our final delightful breakfast in the Honfleur "studio"! We complete our art dolls with details & embellishments. Our talisman will be polished and readied to hang. And now we tell the story! Through guided creative writing, we create (and fabricate) our Soul Sister Art Doll’s backstory with all of the embellished storytelling we can imagine. Following our final delectable lunch in the Honfleur "studio", we have a little bit of Lagniappe (a little something extra) planned for the afternoon. Our evening will involve a delicious parting dinner & fabulous jazz show at a local eatery.

 

Friday, May 17th (Day 6) – For those that don’t have an early flight, you are welcome to join us for a pleasant breakfast at a local café. Check out is at 11:00 am. Transportation from the hotel to the airport will be provided.



Some Workshops are available for private sessions with a 4-person minimum.
Private classes are also offered with no minimum.

Contact Theresa for availability and scheduling.

 

Blue Tulip Designs Cancellation Policy

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR:

 

Contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a workshop as planned — workshop registration fees will be forfeited for non-attendance without notice. 

If canceling at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, you may:

  • Transfer registration to another person — valid for the original workshop only.

  • Receive a full, non-refundable credit on account — this can be applied toward workshop registrations or purchase of any of our retail items. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

 

If canceling less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, you may:

  • Transfer registration to another person — valid for the original workshop only.

  • Receive a partial, non-refundable credit on account — (Deposit is not refundable if cancellation is less than 30 days). Partial refund can be applied toward workshop registrations or towards a purchase of our retail items. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A RETREAT THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR:

 

Contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a retreat as planned — retreat deposit & costs will be forfeited for non-attendance without notice. 

If canceling at least 60 days prior to the start of the retreat, you may:

  • Transfer registration to another person — valid for the original retreat only.

  • Receive a partial, non-refundable credit on account — Partial refund can be applied toward a workshop or retreat registrations or purchase of any of our retail items. (One half (1/2) of deposit is refundable. Full deposit is not refundable once made.) (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

 

If canceling less than 60 days prior to the start of the retreat, you may:

  • Transfer registration to another person — valid for the original retreat only.

  • Receive a partial, non-refundable credit on account — Partial refund can be applied toward workshop or retreat registrations or towards a purchase of our retail items. (Full deposit is not refundable if cancellation is less than 60 days).(Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

 

IF BLUE TULIP DESIGNS FINDS IT NECESSARY TO CANCEL A WORKSHOP OR RETREAT:

 

Occasionally we may find it necessary to cancel a workshop or retreat. Blue Tulip reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather (see below). If Blue Tulip makes the decision to cancel a workshop or retreat, we will use the registration contact information you have provided to us to inform you.

 

If Blue Tulip cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • A full refund;

  • Transfer to another, upcoming workshop or retreat date and location (space permitting);

  • A full, non-refundable credit on account—this can be applied toward workshop or retreat registrations or purchase towards a retail item. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

 

Inclement Weather:

  • If there is severe weather, and participants are concerned about attending a workshop or retreat, you should reach out to confirm that the workshop or retreat is still going to run. If Blue Tulip cancels on account of weather, we will contact you using the registration contact information you have provided to us.

 

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