/il:umi'nare/ verb: to illuminate, to light up


A relaxing women's retreat for creative entrepreneurs where passions are reignited and friendships are made

APRIL 11-16, 2022

Florence, Italy

You're a giver.  

To your family. To your art. To your business. To your friends. To continue to give, you must also receive.

This experience is designed to allow you to do just that. Enjoy the company of fellow women trailblazers, all while soaking in the beauty Italy has to offer. If you're longing for inspiration for your small business journey & are ready to dig deep to find what's next for you - One thing is for sure. You will leave this trip changed. We believe that sharing meals together leads to sharing our hearts. That sharing a bottle of red leads to sharing our fears. Illuminare provides a space for female creative entrepreneurs to look within ourselves & encourage our new friends, too. There is simply no better place on earth for a conversation like this one. Italy has a beautiful way of getting down deep into your soul & stiring alive passions you forgot were there. Of reigniting ideas & bringing a new perspective to our lives. 

If you've been longing for clarity & inspiration in your life, this is for you.

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I was able to identify what triggers those feelings of self-doubt, how to push past the fear, and what makes me & my business unique. I came away from the weekend with new friends, new perspective, and new goals.

I don't even know where to start. I'm feeling all the things after this weekend. I'm feeling so inspired - creatively & personally. I'm feeling excitement for what the future of my business is going to look like. I'm feeling the joy of community & connection with fellow creative business owners.

"Best investment I've made for myself as a female and business owner! I love this group of women!"

"We travel initially to lose ourselves...and we travel next to find ourselves."

Trailblaze Your Path

Oh, The Tastes.

why italy?

Join us for an intimate women's retreat in the heart of Tuscany: Florence. There we will experience life as a local for 6 glorious days, and 5 nights. We'll engage our senses as we dive into the culture, history, and culinary wonders of Italy. We will curl up on the couch in our beautiful apartment to discuss life, goals & dreams. Surrounded by other like-minded women who are pursing their own vision, we'll encourage and push one another on towards living our very own La Dolce Vita.

There's something about all 5 senses being engaged. Taking in the smells, the sights. Feeling the ancient roads under your feet, hearing the clank of the cup meeting the saucer as locals savor their morning espresso in cafes. The tastes... Oh, the tastes. Nothing feeds the soul quite like fresh Italian pasta & vino made from the vineyard down the road.

There's something about Italy.

What do you consider a creative business owner?

Women who are serving clients with their hearts - such as, photographers, event planners, hair and makeup artists, yoga instructors, interior designers...the list goes on and on! 

What is the group size & when we will know who is joining us?

The group will include 8 participants, plus the host Amanda & her assistant Kaleigh.

Prior to the trip, a Facebook group will be created for our retreat members to get to know each other, ask questions & share more about themselves.

Can I come if I'm not a business owner?

If you're not sure if this would be a good fit for you, please email us. We will consider non-business owners on a case by case basis & would love to chat with you.

I have a special diet, can you accommodate? 

On the application, you'll see a spot to let us know any diet needs you have & we will absolutely do our best to meet those at all meals. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to email with questions.

What are the  accommodations like? 

We will be staying in a stunning apartment in the heart of Florence! You will be sharing a room with another attendee (and possibly also a bed) so either come with a friend or be ready to make a new one! We believe that sharing builds our community & is part of this intimate retreat style experience!

Will we have wifi?

We will have wifi available for you within the apartment so you can stay connected to your family & friends at home. If you'd like to have wifi on the go throughout the day as well, please reach out and we'd be happy to help you arrange a personal hotspot.

how do i get there?

We recommend flying into either Florence, Rome, or Bologna. Transportation within the country is wonderful thanks to Italy's train systems. As the trip gets closer, you'll receive a comprehensive travel email with tips on finding the best flight deals, and how to navigate transport to our apartment once in Italy.  

can i pay in installments?

Yes - We've provided a few options for you:
-You may pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure your spot, with the remaining balance due on December 1, 2021.
-You may pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure your spot, breaking up the balance into 3 payments due by December 1, 2021.
-You may pay in its entirety in one lump sum at the time of booking


Frequently asked questions

Once-in-a-lifetime experience

Go home refreshed & empowered
Food lovers paradise of Italian food & wine 

Once-in-a-lifetime experience

Go home refreshed & empowered
Food lovers paradise of Italian food & wine 

Over the last 15 years, I've poured my heart & soul into creating a business that is known for serving people well. 

In that time, I've helped many other business owners along their own journey in digging deep to find their own unique voice & gifts.  This retreat is a time for us to do just that, in group form.  Sharing meals & concepts.  Breaking down the dynamics of exactly what is necessary to create a lasting business, with clients who are your biggest fans. 

With a deep love for Italy & after several trips to this beautiful land, I'm thrilled to introduce you to the wonders the Italian life has to offer.



/ il:umi'nare/ verb: to illuminate, to light up


Florence, Italy - April 11-16, 2021

Retreat Includes:

-6 days & 5 nights in an beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence 

-Light breakfast daily 

-Dinner every evening (with wine)

-An incredible day spent on a private tour through Tuscany visiting hilltop towns & female-owned vineyards (complete with wine tastings)

-Ample free time to explore Florence independently

-Guided tours through Florence's history & art (including to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David & other masterpieces)

-Mastermind conversations with other likeminded women pursing their goals & dreams. A once-in-a-lifetime style girls trip to grow & be inspired.

-Your custom journal and guidebook to help spur on ideas & meditation

-Plenty of amazing surprises!  


We ask that all guests arrive to the apartment by noon on Monday, April 11, 2022.

The retreat will conclude at 10:30am on Friday morning, April 15, 2022.

Live La Dolce Vita in Italy during this 5 night retreat 

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Regular Pricing is $2995 

Retreat investment does NOT include airfare or transportation to the retreat. 

A non-refundable retainer of $500 will secure your space at the retreat.  The remaining balance is due December 1, 2021.

Our group will remain intimate in size, therefore spots are very limited.  Please note that you may share a bed with another attendee, so be ready to make a new friend, or come with your favorite roommate! 

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