What’s there to do in and around our Valley of the Sun?

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We love our city and hope you will too! If you’re coming early or staying after our retreat ends, the “Valley of the Sun” offer so many things to do for you. You’ll quickly become a fan of the area and want to return time and time again. Here’s our shortlist of things to do in our fair city – … Read More

What’s for Dinner – and Lunch too!

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Are you ready? Have we answered all your questions? Email us if you’re still wondering about anything…. ********** We would like to share the lunch and dinner menus with you so you know what deliciousness you will be served each day. At noon, when we break for lunch, we will head to the Spoke Cafe, where we will make our … Read More

What’s there to do in and around Scottsdale?

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We love our city and hope you will too! If you’re coming early or staying after our retreat ends, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas offer so many things to do for the newcomer. You’ll quickly become a fan of the area and want to return time and time again. Here’s our shortlist of things to do in and around Scottsdale … Read More

What’s for Dinner?

Barb Solem2018, 2018, dining, Rebel Heartistry, Vivi Magoo LTD, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other InspirationsLeave a Comment

Hi Rebel Heartists! We’re only days away from arriving in Round Top! Are you ready? Have we answered all your questions? Email us if you need clarification about anything. We would like to share the daily menu with you so you know what deliciousness you will be served each day. (Breakfasts are prepared by Deb at Round Top Inn – … Read More

Dining in and around Tucson

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Tucson has a surprisingly diverse population and its restaurants reflect that. Need a dining recommendation? There are a variety of restaurants both in the greater Tucson area as well as around the Hilton hotel that we recommend for dinner. in the greater Tucson area Maynard Market & Kitchen El Charro Cafe Cushing Street Bar and Grill Reilly’s Craft Pizza and … Read More

“One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  ―  Luciano Pavarotti

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If you’ve ever been to Round Top, you know that restaurants are few and far between, and most of them are only open on weekends. Because of that (and because we love you!), we always plan for catered meals throughout our retreats. Ask any Prairie Pearl (as our Prairie students are affectionately called) – they will tell you that the meals are delicious … Read More

Dining in and Around Irvine, California

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Restaurants in Irvine offer casual diners and foodies alike the qualities that are quickly making Orange County a standout on the Southern California dining scene: fresh ingredients, diversity and leadership in “green dining.” Here are some restaurants nearby the Hilton Hotel-Irvine/Orange County/Airport that we have found to be quite good. LUNCH: *ZuZu and CoCo *Poke Dot Love *Croutons *Mick’s Karma … Read More