It’s my first ever guest post!! By Jenina Mella, who is awesome and who is doing lots and lots to make the Deep Into Indigo Retreat not just happen, but happen to be a freaking awesome gracious vacation experience. We went to Viroqua to meet people and loved it there so much!
Here Jenina doing a way better job sharing it than I could:
Jennifer and I spent a lovely day touring around, handing out fliers and talking to business owners about Deep Into Indigo; it’s a goal of ours to partner to feature local businesses. So incredibly friendly was every person we met–for 2 girls from Chicago, it’s almost overwhelming!
Lots of enthusiasm and encouragement for indigo everywhere we went! We had a great lunch at the Viroqua Food Coop, where we had super nice conversations with other people dining in the cafe.
When we came out, a horse and buggy were parked right next to us!
Visited 2 local wineries for tastings: Vernon Vineyards and Branches Winery.
Amazing businesses nestled within the beautiful rolling hills. We will be featuring some offerings from both wineries with our meals.
Great tastes await!
I had so much fun with my friend and re-treat co-coordinator, Jenina Mella the other afternoon. It was way fun, most of the time was spent chatting but that’ll happen when we hang out.
She brought over a bunch of doilies for us to dye that we’ll use to decorate the retreat space.
They look really awesome.
They are so pretty. I love all the different blues she achieved.
She also brought over some flowers for us to play with.
The dye is very alkaline and it was rough on them but I think they look pretty cool and antique-y.
Here’s a gratuitous close up.
There’s something really fun about hanging out and making stuff.
We were very peaceful and relaxed, there was fabulous music and we met one of our retreat participants who happened to live close by.
It was a great time and check out the result! w00t!!
Guuuys! I have to share this menu for our Deep Into Indigo Retreat!!!!!! It looks freaking amazing! Jenina Mella is a rock star! It’s subject to change, of course but it’s going to be completely delicious without a question.
Can you tell I like food?
August 26-28, 2016
3:00pm Welcoming Snacks & Beverages
Asian Chicken Wings
Mushroom Tofu Potstickers
7:00pm Dinner (buffet style, at your leisure)
Asian Lettuce Wraps with Korean BBQ meat filling
Fillings: Rice vermicelli, crushed peanuts, carrot shred, scallion, shredded napa cabbage, bean sprouts, fresh chili’s
Sauces: Thai sweet garlic sauce, GF gochujang, tamari
Beverages: Wine (6 bottles for 15 people)
Fruited Iced Tea
8:00am Breakfast available, at will
Yogurt, granola, seasonal fruit, quiche
12:30pm Lunch available
Mango Avocado Salad (with grilled chicken thighs), Almond oil vinaigrette
3:30pm Snacks & Wine
Guacamole with chips & Salsa
Corn cups Filled with Black Bean Dip toped with Queso Fresco
Savory watermelon chunks with serrano chili & Queso Fresco
7:00pm Communal Sit Down Dinner
Baked Fish Tacos on corn tortillas
Acoutrements: pickled cabbage, onions, crema, charred sweet corn.
Beverages: Wine (5-6 bottles for 15 people)
Frozen Margaritas (2-3 pitchers)
Fruited Iced Tea
10:00am Brunch/Leftovers and Wrap up on the Porch or in the Pasture
This retreat has passed and it was a stone cold blast. We are in the planning phases of our 2017 Deep Into Indigo Retreat(s?).
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Friday August 26th – Sunday August 28th, 2016
That’s right. A whole friggin’ weekend dedicated to turning things blue!!
It will be at a gorgeous retreat center in Viroqua (round about 2 hours North West of Madison).
Beds? Got you covered
Food? We got this
Gorgeous Location? Check
Fun? A given
I’ll bring the blue and the shibori toys and the awesome Jenina Mella will bring her serious party planning skills to the food and the many details. We’ll all bring the fun.
Simply put, this will rock your (blue) socks off. Tell all your best friends!!
More details to come as soon as we figure them out.