Fri, Jun 21 | Coldwater Gardens

Sand 'n Stories Weekend Retreat

A weekend packed with adventure, relaxation, and inspiration so that guests leaves ready to tell their stories.
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Sand 'n Stories Weekend Retreat

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – Jun 23, 2019, 5:00 PM
Coldwater Gardens, 7009 Creek Stone Rd, Milton, FL 32570, USA

About the Event

Location: Coldwater Gardens

Dates: June 21- June 23

Check-in: 3 p.m. Friday

Check-out: 11 a.m. Sunday (off property by 5 p.m.)

Would you like to connect with others, be inspired, and relax in a beautiful setting? If so, this is the retreat for you! Situated at lovely Coldwater Gardens, Sand ‘n Stories is an exclusive writing retreat aimed to help you leave ready to tell your story. By the end of the retreat, you'll have:

  • Independent Publishing Techniques & Procedures (KNOWLEDGE!!!)
  • An Outline/Timeline for Writing
  • Resources for Formatting, Cover, Editing, & More
  • A Marketing Plan for Before & After Publication
  • Connections to Other Writers & Experts

On Friday, enjoy a cocktail while being inspired and painting your very own canvas. We will get to know each other and where we are going on this journey. You'll get some watercolor painting techniques to apply, and your work will be inspired by your story. It will be a nice souvenir from the weekend.

On Saturday, join the group for “The Write Brunch,” where local experts & writers discuss publishing and more in a panel type setting. Authors will share their experiences in the writing process, the different forms of publishing, & marketing their works. Then there will be a question & answer session where you can ask them what you need for your own work.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be one-on-one writing, editing, publishing, & marketing sessions. You can schedule your session, and in your free time you can write unplugged or enjoy the gardens and grounds.

Sunday is all about relaxing! You can enjoy the gardens and the creek, or you can hang out and write with a good cup of coffee/tea. A picnic lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

This retreat is exclusive with a small group of 15 attendees. All meals, light bar, champagne and wine are included. If you would like specific liquor/beer, please plan to bring your own. Get your space NOW!! Below is the full list of activities, cost and payment links. If you have any questions please give me a call!

The prices below are with 1-2 people per unit. There is a option to have more people per unit which will lower the cost. Please contact Julie for those rates. We can also set you up on a payment plan to make it easier for you!

Please visit link below to see full accommodations and floor plan layout in each unit.

Modern Treehouse (2 ppl per unit)

Eco-Design Cottages (2 ppl per unit)

Glamping Tents (1 person per unit)

You can pay through the above links or call Julie (850)530.8088 for other methods of payment.

Sand ‘n Stories Weekend Retreat

Friday June 21

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Welcome Cocktail Hour: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

“Water Your Goals: Watercoloring and Inspiration Workshop”: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

*Includes canvas & all materials

Free time

Dinner: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Campfire Story Hour: 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday June 22

Free time

“The Write Brunch: Independent Publishing” 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Afternoon Adventure: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

One-on-One Writing Sessions scheduled: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Dinner: 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Music & Cocktails: 7 p.m. until

Sunday June 23

Breakfast: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Check-out of room by 11 a.m.




Lounge Day

Picnic Lunch at the Creek: 1 p.m.

You are going to leave this retreat feeling relaxed & inspired!

Don't wait. Tickets will go fast!! Ticket sales end on May 20, 2019.

  • Modern Treehouse
  • Eco-Design Cottage
  • Glamping Tents

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