Where to stay in Round Top

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“Wherever we travel, the wonderful people we meet become our family.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Round Top is a quaint and charming community set in the middle of Texas longhorn country. We return here year-after-year because it provides the calm, quiet inspiration where we all need to escape once in a while. One of the best parts of hosting our … 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

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

Can I ship my supplies to Art Retreat on the Prairie?

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

Absolutely! Here’s what we do, and we haven’t ever had a problem with anything getting confiscated by TSA.  We put the supplies for each class in a separate Ziploc bag along with the class description for that class so that if TSA does check, they can see what the various items are going to be used for. The only thing we would not pack is anything flammable (butane, etc). Do … Read More

“No decision should be made on an empty shopping bag.” ― Donita K. Paul, One Realm Beyond

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Question – ” is there a list of local shops you can recommend?” Answer – Sure thing! in Round Top – Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Round Top Vintage Market Spellbound Junk Gypsies MimiBella Townsend Provisions Round Top Chamber of Commerce listings for shops in Brenham – Alamo Street is Breham’s historic downtown shopping district Fancy That! Tres Chic Boutique Today & … Read More

I Know Exactly Where Yonder Is!

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Question – I’m signed up for three classes in the next few weeks. My husband and I will be in our RV. do you know what the closest RV park is? Thx!! –Terrie Reply – Hi Terrie! Here’s what I found for RV parks – I hope this helps you! Orchard Tree RV Park Dippel’s RV Park Dixieland RV Park … Read More