Charm Swap – 2017

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Cathy Norton hosted our Charm Swap once again for us and did a remarkable job – setting the theme, communicating with our students, collecting the beautiful charms and distributing them to the participants. You can view her video by clicking on the video below. It’s pretty awesome! Thanks, Cathy, for always being there for us! We’re so glad you’re a … Read More

Grateful HeARTS 2017

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Grateful HeARTS begins today! We’re teaming up with the Hilton Tucson-East hotel to offer free classes to men and women who are retired military personnel. Thanks to Robert Dancik, Chris Nelson and Lyle Rayfield for generously donating their time and talents to teach at this awesome and worthwhile venture. Thanks to the hotel for providing the classrooms and delicious lunch … Read More

Reminder: Print your Course Schedule!

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Don’t forget to log in at Vivi Magoo and print out a copy of your classes before leaving for Tucson so you have an up-to-date schedule. If you have any questions or need assistance, Erin will be glad to help you out!   0 Comments Please login to comment

Need…Want….Such a Fine Line

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There are literally thousands of vendors who descend upon Tucson each winter, selling their beads, gemstones and anything jewelry-related. Each year we have helped students and instructors find their ways to the best shows in Tucson. We are going to continue our tradition and serve as concierge this year to help you find the best-suited vendors for you and your specific … Read More

Vivi Magoo Marketplace POP-UP SHOPS

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We’ve expanded Vivi Magoo Marketplace to include more vendors and additional days of shopping for you! On Tuesday, Carol Migray and The Cottage Garden from Glendale, Arizona will be selling her clothes and accessories from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. If you had joined us last year at our retreat, you’ll remember that she had fabulous things for sale at … 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

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

Planned events after class?

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Question How fabulous! Thank you so much! I am looking forward to the classes very much. My freind is just in the process of looking at your classes also. We have been to a couple of retreats together before. She has been asking if there are any get togethers, or organised things happening in the evenings after classes?  Reply How … Read More