Since 2021, I’ve provided myself with two opportunities to plan global events. One was my 30th birthday retreat on the island of Crete, where I brought together other women remote workers and business leaders to celebrate life and new opportunities shortly after getting vaccinated and leaving our COVID quarantines.
We enjoyed a week at a villa in Chania, with activities I organized such as a private boat tour, hiking Samaria Gorge, and more. We connected over our career goals and new partnerships were formed. Several of the women I invited on the trip were those who I had met online during COVID but had never met in person until they arrived in Greece. We plan to organize a larger version of this trip in the summer of 2024.
The second big event I planned was my destination wedding in the Loire Valley of France in 2023. I spent over a year planning a luxury 4 day, 3 night event for 50 family members and friends at a beautiful gothic chateau. I also planned a pre-wedding weekend full of events in Paris for our family and bridal party, complete with apartments for everyone and private boat rides down the Seine. I am delighted to say that everything worked out beautifully and everyone had the experience of a lifetime (particularly myself and my husband, Justin!)
One thing I excel at is creating unforgettable experiences at competitive costs. Our week in Crete, including the stay at the villa, food, and activities cost just upward of $1,000 per person. Our week of wedding events in France was less than $100K total, including luxury accommodations at the chateau for 50 people, multiple gourmet meals for our guests, and activities/accommodations in Paris prior to arriving at our chateau.
I am open to more opportunities for global event/retreat planning, either retreats I plan for fun to bring together people in my network or on behalf of another organization. I would love to get my hands dirty planning team bonding retreats, off-sites, community retreats, company events surrounding international conferences, and any other fun things you can think of. Get in touch to inquire!