We’ve built an amazing overnight getaway with all the things we mamas like to do – get away, hang out with friends, relax, recharge, shop, drink wine, eat great food. We get it. We know it’s hard to carve out time for ourselves, so we’ve done all of the work for you. Everything is included in the package – all accommodations, meals, spa, wine, taxes and gratuity, as well as access to the luxe style boutique vendors, free workshops and free consults with experts you will want to know – not to mention free giveaways, exclusive discounts and swag bags full of free goodies. You won’t find a better value in an all-inclusive weekend for you and your girlfriends. So stop with the excuses, you deserve this overnight retreat! Call the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle at 206-749-7000 or book it online using group code 1110HIPTRA.
Mamacation 2011 Agenda – October 15-16, 2011 The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
FRIDAY, Oct 14, 2011
|Mamacation Kick-off Party: “Shop Night” at lululemon athletica
As a registered Mamacation attendee, you get invited to the exclusive HipTravelMama lululemon shop night kick-off party(space is limited to the first 40 registered Mamacation attendees so book it early so you can reserve your spot). The evening will include a fully-staffed store just for you with private fittings, wine, snacks and a chance to score a free outfit and personal lululemon fitting. Come shop with me at my “happy place,” get the chance to win a free outfit and fitting!
Extend your stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle: The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle has graciously agreed to extend a reduced rate to Mamacation attendees who are interested in staying Friday night (on a space available basis). Get the party started early and book Friday night and extend your stay! Call the hotel for Friday night rates and availability at 206.749.7000.
SATURDAY, Oct 15, 2011
|8:30-9:00am||Arrival and Welcome reception with ARTisan pastries, coffee and mingle with your friends.|
|9:00 – 10:30am||Opening Keynote: Welcome to Mamacation: Life’s a Trip. Live it. What is it that fuels you? What brings you joy? Explore, learn and get inspired to live your life with intention. Anne Taylor Hartzell, founder. storyteller. HipTravelMama.comKeynote Special Guests:“Be the hero of your own story” - Jane Porter NovelistBestselling novelist, Jane Porter, believes that everyone wants love and a happy ever after, and in Be The Hero Of Your Own Story, Jane shares how women can have more out of life by taking risks, dreaming big, and making life an adventure.
“Set your Intention” Goal Setting Workshop with lululemon athletica
|10:00am – 1:00pm||Shop the luxe style boutiqueGet free expert style and beauty advice from our personal stylists and shop a HipTravelMama curated collection of local boutiques and favorite retailers. Have you always wanted a private fitting for your perfect pair of jeans? Ready to get the inside scoop on the latest fall fashions and trends? Want to find your perfect travel bag? Want to know what styles look best on your body type? Here’s a peek a some of our luxe style vendors to shop ’til you drop!
There is a lot of buzz surrounding the opening weekend of the new Microsoft Store in University Village October 20, 2011. Join us at Mamacation in the Microsoft Retail Store Lounge, learn more about the new store opening and HipTravelMama giveaways for the grand opening event! Head on over to the Microsoft Store Facebook page for the latest news and store opening events!
Meet and get free consults from Zappos style expert, Brooke Hyden, get the latest on fall and winter fashions, and shop online with your own Zappos personal shopper!
Shop the Jeans boutique and get a private fitting for your perfect pair of jeans!
Merin bags are great for travel and “Keep your bottom dry” technology means you can drop these bags in a puddle by the pool, at the beach or anywhere around town!
Boutique-style jewelry and accessories and one of a kind collections designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style andLucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today’s hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times raves about Stella & Dot’s commitment to providing flexible carreer opportunities for moms.
lululemon is hosting a private shop night for mamacation attendees in their store.
Sunglasses Boutique featuring designer shades from BEL-REd Vision Clinic.
We also have a collection of makeup, accessories and other vendors and more coming soon!
|10:00am-1:00pm||Get Inspired: Inspiration Stations and Expert Workshops (Check back for the latest additions and inspiration stations!)Expert Workshops:
“From Day to Date Night – Looking Fabulous”–Tommy Gene Harlow, The Thomas Report.
Tommy was recently featured in the September 2011 issue of ALLURE Magazine and has received accolades from local and national media. He is credited for his work with the current Miss Washington, and recording artists Mandy Moore and the Backstreet Boys.“I want to give people the skills and ideas they need to keep a great look going between appointments or to break out and try something new,” says Harlow. “It’s easier to maintain a salon look than you think. And with the economy what it is these days, everyone could use some advice on how to keep the look they want going on their own.”
“Moms in Business: Busting the Work/Life Myth” - Lynn Baldwin-Rhoades, Power Chicks International.
Striving for balance is not only tricky, it’s bogus. Time for a new model of embracing family and work with less stress and more joy. Discover strategies from successful working moms, learn 5 tips to feel more satisfied with your life and walk away with resources use right away.
Beauty Myth Busting: Why age when you can GET YOUNG?”– Teri Burnett MD, GetYoungMD.
Dr Burnett is a referral-only plastic surgeon with nine years experience in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Get the facts about Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Latisse, skin care and all-natural wellness supplements to GET YOUNG.
“Making An Ordinary Family Trip, Extraordinary.” Anne Taylor Hartzell, founder, HipTravelMama.com.
Planning trips for your family can be an exhausting experience. Come learn some tricks of the trade on how to plan trips that will create lasting memories for you and your family.
“The Art of Effective Communication” – Dina Napoli, Napoli Communications.
Ever feel like you are talking until you are blue in the face? Want to nail that conversation with your spouse, boss or kids? Come learn how to master the art of communication and learn tips for getting your message across. Dina specializes in high stakes and strategic communications for CEOs and business leaders and creates custom training and coaching programs that help clients sharpen their communications or influence others in positions of power.“
Acupuncture and Women’s Health” – Holly Fritz, LAc, Dipl Ac
Always wanted to try acupuncture but were afraid to? Come get a live demonstration of acupuncture in action and get your questions answered by an expert. Get familiar with acupuncture, how it works and other tools used to achieve balance in your body. When your life and your body are in balance there is a greater possibility for success.
Fall/Winter fashion trends – “Look fabulous this Fall!” – Brooke Hyden, Style Guru, Zappos
Join Zappos stylist Brooke Hyden as she shares her expert tips on how to wear the latest fall and winter fashion trends. Look fabulous this fall with personal consults by Brooke, and shop Zappos products all from the comfort of our luxe style boutique in the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.
As the Zappos.com Style Guru and Visual Merchandising Strategist, Brooke Hyden is a true fashionista. Her experience in the fashion industry spans more than 10+ years and is the backdrop for her ability to take a keen eye for interpreting the most current fashion trends and translate them visually to fit every lifestyle—this is her forte. It is that eye with which Brooke oversees the visual merchandising and creative services teams for Zappos.com and Couture.Zappos.com. In addition to producing and directing all photo shoots for Zappos.com and Couture.Zappos.com, including Stylist Picks, lookbooks, magalogs and more, Brooke hand-selects products from more than 400 brands, manages the model casting and logistics, and makes frequent PR appearances on behalf of Zappos.com.
Michelle Duffy is an IT professional living and working in Seattle who just completed a 15-month round-the-world trip with her family. Come learn how to plan that dream world trip from an expert who just did it. With her natural passion for travel, she and her husband left Dublin, Ireland in 1995. After exploring much of the Western U.S., they settled in Seattle with their two boys. Parenthood did not preclude Michelle’s intent to wander far and wide. She has traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, South and Central America with her family. Her children have so far: visited Machu Picchu, explored Mayan Mexico, enjoyed the view from the Acropolis and marveled at the kangaroos in South Australia – as well as visiting many other fun destinations worldwide.
Via Yoga Retreats: Luxury Yoga and Surf Vacations in Mexico and Costa Rica
More great workshops and inspiration stations to be announced soon!
|1:00– 4:30pm (Both Saturday and Sunday Appointments)||The Spa at Four Seasons Seattle
Your Mamacation package includes a mini-spa treatment of your choice so you can enjoy your service and relax in the spoils of the Spa at the Four Seasons. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis so book early for best availability!
You can spend time at your leisure enjoying the beautiful Spa at Four Seasons Seattle.
Mini-spa treatments included in your Mamacation package include your choice of one of the following:
Eye rescue treatment – Stimulate collagen production, instantly brighten the delicate eye area and diminish the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Mini-massage - Enjoy a mini-head, neck and shoulder massage on the comfort of a Four Seasons massage table.
mini-manicure – Pamper those hard working hands with a polish change or buff and a mini hand massage.
Full spa treatments are available for a $100 upgrade. Call the Spa for more details and to book. Here’s links to the Spa menu and Spa at Four Seasons Price sheet 2011
|4:30-6:00pm||Wine Reception and networking
Join us for a wine tasting and light appetizers, featuring wine by the Four Seasons and ART Restaurant, and giveaways by Gilt City Seattle and their collection of amazing partners! Mingle with other mamacation-ers like you! Lot’s of free giveaways, networking and more!
|6:00-8:30pm||Private Dinner and Four Course Wine Pairing with ART Restaurant Chef Kerry Sear.
Get ready to indulge your taste buds with an outstanding four-course wine pairing dinner with Chef Kerry:
Dinner with ART and HipTravelMama
Roast Pear Celery Root Bisque,
baked beecher’s cheddar cheese sandwich, homemade pickle.
Arrowhead Spinach Salad, butternut squash flan, parsnip chips,
duck bacon, pumpkin seed, fried sage dressing
Slow Roast Free Range Chicken, spot prawn stuffing
sautéed gnocchi tri colored cauliflower,
garden herb pesto
white & dark chocolate mousse cake, tropical fruit jelly,
rose water bubbles.
*final menu may change depending on availability.
SUNDAY, Oct 16, 2011
|8:00-10:30am||Four Seasons Continental Breakfast|
|9:00-10:00am||Hour of Power Yoga
Join Terra Yoga owner Carina Terra and friends for an inspirational hour of power yoga workout. lululemon athletic will be giving away 20 free yoga mats to the first 20 attendees that show up for yoga class!
|10:15am – 11:15am||Set your Intention
Bring it all together with the staff from lululemon athletica. You set your goals, you relaxed, learned a bunch from our experts – now it’s time to put it all together. Learn how to take your intention and put an action plan together to make your dreams a reality!
|12:00pm||Check out and head home refreshed and recharged!|
More updates coming soon, so check back here for the latest news and information on this fabulous weekend!
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