Our agenda is designed to help guests do several things: Scrapbook, Learn, Sightsee and Relax all in a sumptuous, luxurious setting. This trip will be the ultimate in scrapbook luxury travel! We have placed strict limits on the size of the event, to ensure an intimate week with our instructors, Ali, Karen and Jenni. In addition to classes, we feature a number of opportunities to mingle with instructors and other guests, including receptions, cocktail hours, dinners, crops and a tour of the spectacular ruins of Delos. Even with all those great options, there's still time to explore and enjoy Mykonos, shop, have lunch at one of the many gourmet restaurants, or relax by the pool.
A sumptuous breakfast and gourmet dinner will be served each day. Lunch will be on your own — you'll love all the options on the island (or right in the hotel!). We've also arranged some small-party meals with Ali Edwards, Karen Russell and Jenni Bowlin…limited to 12 people. Guests can sign up to dine out with their favorite scrapbooking celebrity (sign up early as these will go fast)
For each of the class sessions and evenings out, we'll break into smaller groups to ensure optimal class size. Each group will rotate through classes and other events — the schedule timing will vary by group. All participants will enjoy an evening out with the three instructors at a restaurant in the city of Mykonos. Each restaurant has been handpicked for their delicious menu items, excellent service and the perfect ambience for an exquisite dining experience.
In addition, we have arranged --- small-party meals with each of the instructors, Ali, Karen and Jenni… These unique getaways will be limited to just one table of participants at an upscale restaurant right on the beach. Guests can sign up to dine out with their favorite scrapbooking celebrity (sign up early as these will go fast) for an unforgettable dining experience!
Sunday, Sept 19 – Arrive and register during the afternoon. Enjoy a complementary welcome cocktail reception with a fabulous buffet dinner. And don't forget your dancing shoes because we'll be learning some Greek dance steps!
Monday Sept 20 – Get an intense three-hour lesson from the incomparable Ali Edwards in the morning. In the afternoon, enjoy some downtime by the gorgeous pool (with a little umbrella drink!) or get out and explore the meandering passages of Mykonos town. Scrap with your new friends after the evening cocktail hour and buffet at our nightly crop and make-n-take.
Tuesday, Sept 21 – Learn photographic techniques from a master…Karen Russell. Take in four and a half hours of world-class instruction from Karen in the morning. Practice new techniques in the afternoon during the Daisy Diva mini-workshops then sign up for an optional tour of the entire island or a Greek culinary class (additional fee will apply) or enjoy the town on your own. Socialize during our happy hour and enjoy a delicious al fresco buffet dinner. Participate in an open crop and make-n-takes during the evening.
Wednesday, Sept 22 – In the morning, you'll learn more in a three hour class taught by scrapbooking celebrity, Jenni Bowlin and in the afternoon you'll enjoy your second four and a half hour session with Karen Russell. Enjoy a complementary dinner party with all three instructors and your small class group (each class group will partake in their own off-site dinner party with the three instructors).
Thursday, Sept 23 – Take the best pictures of your life on the fascinating and beautiful island of Delos. Your day will include your boat ride to and from Delos, a guided tour of the spectacular ruins and a chance to explore the island and museum on your own. Lunch will be provided. We'll ensure you arrive in style, see the best of the ruins and learn all the amazing details. After all, this is the largest archeological site in Europe! Partake in the afternoon mini-workshops or enjoy the fresh breezes of Mykonos from your room's private ocean view balcony! Scrap with your new friends in the open crop, or complete a manufacturer sponsored make-n-take after the cocktail hour and buffet in the evening.
Friday, Sept 24 – After breakfast you'll have three one hour long follow-up classes with each of the instructors. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about class projects, your photography from Delos, or any other questions you might have for Ali, Jenni or Karen. After lunch, enjoy mini-workshop with instruction from the Daisy Divas or a last walk through the charming town or one of the spectacular beaches. Your final evening will include a special cocktail reception and buffet, a chance to show off those newly acquired Greek dance steps with a live Greek band, lots of great giveaway and some other very special surprises from the instructors and your host Cocoa Daisy Destinations.
Saturday, Sept 25 – Continental breakfast and check out. Be sure to take one more round of pictures with all your new friends and exchange addresses as you'll want to keep in touch!