Last month LJ hosted our very first retreat in the ever desirable Hudson River Valley. We dreamt up a retreat when we realized colleagues in the food, design, and floral markets had started serving the insatiable desire for creatives to gather, literally all over the world. We wanted to create a little event that reflected these things, ourselves.
For most of us, the reality of “making it” in NYC means sacrificing some—if not all—of the time you might devote to quieter creative impulses. Sometimes the cost of having a family and/or keeping one’s professional “edge” means letting go of time spent reveling in beautiful, whimsical experiences—when push comes to shove, they start to seem indulgent.
We wanted to create a space where ladies could gather around a meal, a whimsy workshop, and a beautiful setting to be nourished. Our time away at Barn on the Pond turned out to be rejuvenating (and surprisingly hysterical what with all of the crazy stories that were told 'round the crafting/dinner table), leaving our participants inspired.