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 should I expect when checking into the hotel for my Vivi Magoo classes?

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If you are staying at the Hilton with us during your classes, when you arrive at the hotel, proceed directly to the reservation desk to check into your guest room. The hotel staff will process your check-in and when finished, hand you an envelope with several things in it. A welcome letter from the hotel will explain the breakfast buffet … Read More

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 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

Registration for The Desert – 2019

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Here we go again! Registration is opening soon for The Desert – 2019! Take a SNEAK PEEK at our classes as we continue to update Vivi Magoo’s website over the next several days. If you are a returning Desert student from any of our previous retreats, you may pre-register on our website on Sunday, July 29th beginning at 8:00 am Pacific … Read More

Daily Schedule of Events

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DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE We have created a schedule of events for Rebel Heartistry which includes class session times, meal breaks, etc. Check in at Round Top Inn is on Monday, April 29th after 4:00 pm. Check out is on Friday, 3rd after breakfast and by 11:00 am. DAILY DURING OUR RETREAT Breakfast 8:30 am Breakfast Room at Round Top Inn … Read More

Lunchtime in Tucson

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The hotel has undergone many changes since we were there last year, and one fantastic one is Alloro, the completely renovated restaurant/lounge on the second floor. The new chef has created a lunch menu for us that takes into account we need something speedy, and we want a variety of things to choose from since we are going to be … Read More

Shipping supplies and tools to the hotel

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You can ship your supplies ahead of time to the retreat!

QUESTION I’m looking for suggestions on shipping my tools and supplies to the hotel? What carrier have you used? Send “in care of anyone”? Any tips would be appreciated! V.D. REPLY We’ve arranged with the hotel to accept boxes on behalf of our students and instructors who are Hilton registered guests. Just try to coordinate timing so your boxes arrive just a … Read More

Who are we?

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Vivi Magoo is a family run business. We are a close-knit family who enjoy each other’s company and love spending time with our Vivi Magoo friends, sharing creativity and being inspired. In our fifth year of business, we continue to have fun planning and hosting our events each year! Barb is the visionary – always looking for new venues, artist-instructors to teach and … Read More

Meals and Gatherings

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Vivi Magoo students enjoy gatherings and visit the best restaurants in Round Top, enjoying BBQ, pie, and occasionally a glass of wine while attending Art Retreat on the Prairie. In addition to our wonderful classes, we offer our students the opportunity to attend cocktail hours, meals, and socials. Some events are hosted by us, such as the gathering that kicks off … Read More