|Kat, Kristal, Elena, Trish, Cyndi, Robin, Cynthia, Nanci|
Creating Outside the Book Club Friends
|Our home for the weekend.|
|Beautiful views from the Martin Johnson House at Scripps Oceanography Institution where we enjoyed Seaside Soiree.|
|Another gorgeous view from the deck of our beautiful location.|
|Cheryl Waters' beautiful creation that was taught by Jen Cushman|
|Jennifer Priest taught us how to decorate these amazing dress forms.|
There are many more behind-the-scenes people like Robyn Olszowy who organized a fun swap, and others who volunteer their time to make gifts and auction items, and donate product. I appreciate them because what they give of themselves truly creates some of the most special moments of the weekend, and that's what makes this retreat so unique.
|Darling name tags were made by Amy Gellar.|
Danita taught us how to paint this cute mermaid.
|Here is a wall of angel art and a few of the many auction items that were donated by artists from all over the country.|
If that is enough, I think what really makes Seaside Soiree an over-the-top awesome event is the group of participants. Everyone I have ever met at Seaside Soirée has been nice, gracious, and humble and this year was no exception. The ladies were all lovely, helpful, and fun. Of course, it starts at the top with our beautiful Elena Etcheverry. She has a gift for attracting like-minded people who just seem to gel well together and go out of their way to encourage each other. Seaside Soirée is her baby and she has nurtured it into something that I believe is unlike any other retreat. I hope to continue to attend this event for years to come.