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

Meet Jo Packham – Where Women Create

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We are thrilled that Jo Packham will be joining us at Vivi Magoo Marketplace on Thursday, February 4, 2016 noon until 9:00 pm at the Hilton Tucson-East hotel in Tucson, Arizona Bring your copy of one of her books or magazines, and she will be on-hand to sign it for you. As a double treat, Sandra Evertson, Contributing Editor to the … 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

Vivi Magoo Marketplace

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Vivi Magoo Marketplace Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm Hilton Tucson East Hotel * admission is free * Many of our fabulous artist-instructors will be selling their beautiful creations, kits and supplies this evening. Drop by, say hi, and pick up a one-of-a-kind piece of art from your favorite teachers! **drop by during the day and visit … 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