Celebrating Creativity and making meaningful connections to the local community are core values at La Dolce Vita and it is my honour to introduce you to the special guest who will be guiding us as we stretch our creative muscles. September 16-23, 2023 Retreat Special Guest: I am incredibly excited to welcome Rebecca Sower back to La Dolce Vita […]

2023 Special Guest

Exploring the city in Italy During our day trips we will be exploring some beautiful Tuscan cities (Italy). Read on to discover where La Dolce Vita Retreat attendees will journey in 2023. Visiting Siena Our group will visit the medieval city of Siena which is undoubtably one of the jewels of Tuscany. Famous because of […]

City Visits La Dolce Vita 2023

La Dolce Vita 2023 will include a visit to two Tuscan markets. First an antique Tuscan market followed by the Siena weekly market on a different day. The two Tuscan markets will have vastly different offerings, affording attendees a look at two different Italian market styles. Siena weekly market The Siena weekly market is where locals go […]

Market Visits in Tuscany 2023

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Where you will stay During your time at La Dolce Vita you will have the opportunity to experience authentic Italian country life. Our host estate, Borgo Personatina, is an Agriturismo with an Olive Oil production, located in the hills of Tuscany. Accommodations will be fulfilled by our retreat collaborator e20Toscani, a Siena based Italian travel […]

Accommodations at La Dolce Vita 2023

Welcome to the introduction to the workshops at La Dolce Vita 2023. One aspect of La Dolce Vita which is eagerly anticipated by attendees are the days filled with creativity! Carolyn envisions a retreat where women of all skill levels enjoy flexing their creative muscles while learning, or improving, their working knowledge in a variety […]

Retreat workshop Descriptions 2023

It is with great excitement that I introduce the special guest who will sharing her creative talents with attendees of La Dolce Vita 2023. September 16-23, 2023 Retreat Special Guest: I am incredibly excited to welcome¬†Rebecca Sower¬†back to La Dolce Vita 2023. It was my pleasure to host her as my special guest at the […]

Introducing Rebecca Sower

Whether you’ve travelled several hundred miles, or halfway around the globe, the one thing all travellers dread is missed connections, and/or waiting at the luggage carousel only to find that their bag didn’t make it to their destination with them. Unfortunately, we’re long past the days when airlines provided toiletry bags with toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, […]

My carry-on must have

Where you will stay During your time at La Dolce Vita you will have the opportunity to experience authentic Italian country life. Our host estate, Borgo Personatina, is an Agriturismo with an Olive Oil production, located in the hills of Tuscany. Accommodations will be fulfilled by our retreat collaborator e20Toscani, a Siena based Italian travel […]

Accommodations at La Dolce Vita 2022

When you’re an Italophile, it goes without saying that pasta is a huge love. And when it comes to pasta, in my books nothing beats homemade. Delicately spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, these Pear & Cheese Ravioli are the ideal pasta to make in Autumn when pears are ready for harvest. Combining sweet and savoury […]

Pear and Cheese Ravioli

Ever wonder how I got started in leading retreats, things to consider if you’d like to host retreats, and how Covid-19 has changed things (for now)? If so, I’ve got you covered! This Spring I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Suzanne Redmond for her “The Left Brained Artist” podcast, Episode #207. We touched […]

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