Those are magnificent to behold and I marvel at the beauty I have witnessed in faraway places some people only dream of.
But the thing that I always remember about these retreats is one of the most ordinary parts of a day.
I loved sitting down to dinner together each night.
That’s our dinner table at the villa in Positano, Italy. Yes, the view was breathtaking, and it never failed to bring me to tears every time I walked out onto that veranda.
What was even more breathtaking was the company I got to keep. Every night, I got to take a seat at that take with nine other smart, generous, hilarious, and engaging women.
We talked about our lives and the people in them.
We talked of other places that we’ve been and where we still want to go.
We sometimes revealed to one another dreams we forgot we had that bring us to tears when they surface.
We shared beautiful food and reveled in our enjoyment of every single bite. No one said that they “shouldn’t” be eating anything; there was joy on the plate and we all knew it.
Those are some of my favorite sounds in the world: the clinking of glasses, the laughter of the group and the quiet that softens around that table when a woman is telling her story.
I love it so much that I promised myself I would bring the spirit of that home with me and offer it to other women.
I do this with an elegant dinner-meets-life-coaching event I’ve created called Lavish.
Lavish is an evening that’s inspiration, fun, soulful and glamorous.
As a coach, therapist and fitness professional, I always say that I move women and … I move women.
Movement isn’t limited to how you exercise, it’s about how you fuel your body and your mind to live with joy and purpose.
Evenings like this where you adorn your body with an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks, surround yourself with new ideas, and linger over conversation can move you to a higher version of yourself.
As your life coach and hostess, I have a “special sauce” within me where I can create an environment and facilitate an experience that lets women play, feel free and then leave ready to take on the world … and do something about it.
New friendships have been formed.
Businesses that were once dreams? Now a reality.
A promise to oneself to travel more. Got on a plane and did it.
Lavish is certainly an evening that’s inspirational, fun, soulful and glamorous — and it’s also a window of time that could change your life far beyond what I may ever witness in the hours we will spend together.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Wiltshire On Market
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$349 for dinner, drinks, dessert, coaching, great memories, big plans AND …
a new addition: a one-hour post-Lavish coaching session with me
I will welcome you with open arms and a cocktail at 6:30 and dinner and coaching will begin at 7 p.m.
Lavish will happen just two days after autumn officially begins. I always look at this time of year as the “secret passage” in the New Year before the New Year begins.
Instead of letting life happen to you in the last few months of the year, decide what you will make happen to enter 2018 with grace, confidence and plan for being the best woman you can be, on your terms.
Space is limited for this event and some Lavish alums have already nabbed a couple of seats, so claim your place at the Lavish table by registering now.