Daily Schedule of Events

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Hi Vivi Magooers! You can view the daily schedules for our Beach retreat here. Just click on each day, and you will be taken to the schedule for that day. Print them out, and bring them with you. We will have copies posted each day in the Vivi Magoo Registration/Lounge if you forget. The schedules include dinner outings we have … Read More

What to Wear to Class

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It should be delightful weather for us!  The average daytime temperature in Irvine, California during the dates of our retreat is pretty stable at 78 to 80-degrees. Overnight low is 56 to 58-degrees. June is a very dry month in Southern California with only 0.1-inch of precipitation on average. Lightweight clothing during the day when out-of-doors; a light wrap or … Read More

Airport Transfer Information from John Wayne Airport

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If you are flying, John Wayne Airport is directly across the street from the Hilton Hotel. How handy is that! When you arrive at the airport, and after you pick up your luggage,  proceed to the Ground Transportation exits (5 & 6) and cross over to the Courtesy Van pick up area. The Hilton shuttle picks up here at 15-minutes … 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

Shipping Supplies and Tools to the Hotel

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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!  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 day … Read More

Skill level needed to attend a Vivi Magoo retreat

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Question: Hello, I stumbled upon your website through one of your instructors and was wondering if your classes are geared toward the beginner or the more advanced student. Reply: Thanks for reaching out to us at Vivi Magoo! We appreciate your interest and hope that you will consider joining us at one or another of our retreats. You asked about the … Read More

Gold Star Instructors

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Question I have loved the work of several artists for ages….but alas from afar!  I live on the west coast of Canada.  I would have to plan a vacation with my husband if I wanted to participate.  Is it possible to buy DVDs of these classes?   The Canadian dollar is awful and getting there seems a big deal.  (O but … Read More