the Boxwood Avenue creative retreat


Learn how to grow your creative business, build an online presence, and improve your photography.

 

OCTOBER 24-27, 2021 | SONOMA, CA


Do you dream of starting a small business, but you’re not sure where to start?

Do you have goals, but you’re not sure how to even make them a reality?

Do you feel like you can’t seem to harness your creativity, let alone turn it into a business?

Or maybe you already have a small business or a blog, but you need to #monetize!?


If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.

THE BOXWOOD AVENUE CREATIVE RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF...

 

  • You want to learn how to use the power of social media to market your business online!

  • You want to learn how to turn your influence (big or small!) into a profitable voice!

  • You want to create a personalized roadmap to succeeding your goals.

  • You dream of learning how to capture beautiful images in manual mode and edit them professionally.

  • You are sick of having to hire a photographer every time you need photos for your blog or business!

  • Or maybe you’re lonely in this digital world and you want to connect with other like minded creative business owners to develop a network?




you don't need more, you need meaningful.


Look, I know what it’s like to be drowning in the social media sea. Feeling like there’s no way you can stand out and get noticed. But guess what? We know you can!!! At this retreat we will teach you actionable techniques to grow your following. We will teach you how to switch your camera to manual mode and capture the beautiful imagery I KNOW you’re capable of taking.

We will teach you how to develop systems so that you can maximize the time you spend on your business. We will help you pinpoint your goals, and create a step-by-step plan for you to achieve them! This investment will transform your business! Not only will this be one of the best investments in your business, you will also get to make some of the most amazing new friends!

I'm not holding back. I'm laying it all out on the table - I'm sharing how I continue to grow my Instagram following week after week. How I connect with brands, schedule my content, and set my yearly goals. We will sit down with you too help you customize your strategies so that you walk away with a clear idea of how to move forward with your business! 

 

It's going to take work though! You can't expect magic results overnight. True success comes from consistent hard work, and we're going to help you figure out what that work needs to be!

the Boxwood Avenue creative retreat

 

LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS, BUILD AN ONLINE PRESENCE, AND IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

OCTOBER 24-27, 2021 | SONOMA, CA

 

Do you dream of starting a blog or turning your dream into a creative business?

 

If so, the creative workshop was started just for you. Over the course of three days, we will cover everything from starting a blog, learning how to master manual mode, editing photos, growing social media, managing systems, and even the technical stuff like SEO.

 

This luxury retreat is located in beautiful Sonoma, California at a private residence.

With limited seats available, you will develop intimate friendships amongst a network of creative business owners.

 

This retreat was created to not only fuel your business, but to fuel your soul too! In-between learning sessions, we will enjoy yoga, wine, and delicious food!

 

We are so excited to meet you in Sonoma and get to know your business dreams and goals. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Imagine Three Days Of...

 


PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING


Photography is so much more than picking up a camera and pressing a button. At our hands-on retreat, you will learn how to master manual mode and compose the photos you dream of. Learn how to style, capture, and edit beautiful photos that tell your brand’s story.

 


BLOGGING & SOCIAL MEDIA


Does blogging seem like something you can’t seem to wrap your head around? We will break blogging down into actionable steps so that you can begin building authority in your niche. You will learn everything from SEO to monetization, and much (much) more!

 


CREATIVE BUSINESS


Turning your day dream into your day job isn’t easy… There is so much to learn in order to successfully monetize your business and earn a steady income from it! We will cover branding, growing your business, making money, and how to develop systems to streamline your workflow.

 

Experience of a lifetime.

This is the feedback we received from past retreats. We take the time to put thought into every single detail to make this a truly magical experience for you to nurture, grow, and connect.


What people are saying...

 

"The retreat was an extraordinary experience - from the format, to the gifts, the details of each meal, menus, settings both inside and outside - it truly was a magical experience. Grateful to have been a part of it with such an amazing group of women!"

"I cannot begin to describe how amazing the retreat with Chloe was for me and my future goals. Not only did I learn so much valuable information about photography, online business, blogging, etc., but I also made some of the most amazing friends with the women I met. It was an incredible experience and I am so thankful for Chloe and Lori and all the hard work they put into presenting such crucial information for anyone looking to build a brand today."

"Chloe is not only genuine and kind, but possesses a wealth of knowledge! She graciously shares her years of experience launching, managing, and growing a creative brand. She will teach you the how-to’s and the how-to-not’s, saving you time and money. The information I gained from Chloe really helped put a fast track on my new creative brand."

 

USE CODE EARLYBIRD FOR $200 OFF YOUR TICKET UNTIL JULY 15TH!

enjoy beautiful sonoma, california

 


The Private Residence of Sarah Anderson, 

owner of  Chateau Sonoma

 

We will have the amazing opportunity to be learning at Sarah Anderson’s private residence. Sarah, owner of Chateau Sonoma, is graciously opening up her property for us to photograph and enjoy! The amazing estate in Sonoma, CA has a sprawling garden, swimming pool, barn, and much more!

 

Sarah’s collection of antiques from France will give us inspiration as we photograph and style the property.

 

Anyone who knows Sarah knows that her warm heart is beyond generous, and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to enjoy this amazing property with attendees!

MacArthur Place Hotel 

Sonoma, California

MacArthur Place will serve as a secondary setting throughout the creative retreat. The newly renovated hotel is your oasis for relaxing and unwinding after a long day of learning.

 

During the workshop, enjoy all that MacArthur Place has to offer! We recommend a delicious organic breakfast at Layla, coffee from The Porch, and ending the evening with a craft cocktail at the bar.

 

Read more about MacArthur Place.

your ticket includes...

 

  • Welcome dinner prepared by private chef
  • Styling workshop with Chloe
  • Photography Basics workshop with Chloe
  • Systems and Workflows workshop with Lori ($2000 value)
  • Video Composition and Tips with JBJ Pictures ($500 value)
  • Blogging Basics with Boxwood Avenue
  • Social Media Tips & Tricks Workshop
  • Yoga with Andrea Bogart
  • Access to Sarah Anderson's beautiful property during the retreat
  • Resources for whole merchandise and swag for your business along with e-commerce tips
  • All breakfast, lunch, snacks, and wine during the retreat
  • Small business tips with Chloe
  • Small group sessions with Chloe
  • Daily gifts from favorite shops!
  • Boxwood Avenue Presets for Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile ($50 value)
  • The Boxwood Avenue Creative Business Workbook
  • The Boxwood Avenue Photography Basics Workbook
  • Access to the Boxwood Avenue Creative Business Course ($750 value)
  • E-commerce and shipping
  • How to Create Digital Graphics Using Canva Workshop

 

 

LODGING IS ONLY INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE WITH LODGING TICKET. IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE YOUR OWN LODGING, WE HAVE RESERVED A SELECT NUMBER OF DISCOUNTED ROOMS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE BASIS AT MACARTHUR PLACE. ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AT $409/NIGHT + TAXES & FEES.

our itinerary

 

OCTOBER 24

AFTERNOON CHECK-IN AT MACARTHUR PLACE

WELCOME STYLING WORKSHOP WITH CHLOE

PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS - MANUAL MODE, COMPOSITION, AND MOVEMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE SESSION WITH CHLOE

PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING - USING PRESETS & TECHNIQUES

FARM DINNER BY CHEF ANDREYA NIGHTINGALE

REST UP IN YOUR PRIVATE ROOM AT MACARTHUR PLACE (LODGING TICKETS ONLY)

 

OCTOBER 25

MORNING YOGA WITH ANDREA BOGART

DEVELOPING SYSTEMS WITH LAB CREATIVE CO.

CONTENT PLANNING AND KEYWORD STRATEGIES

LUNCH BY ANDREYA NIGHTINGALE

VIDEO COMPOSITION WITH JBJ PICTURES

PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE

PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICE

DINNER BY CHEF ANDREYA NIGHTINGALE

REST UP IN YOUR PRIVATE ROOM AT MACARTHUR PLACE (LODGING TICKETS ONLY)

OCTOBER 26

BUILDING A BRAND FROM THE GROUND UP

DETERMINING YOUR NICHE & FINDING YOUR VOICE

SHOW ME THE MONEY! PINPOINT YOUR REVENUE STREAMS!

SOCIAL MEDIA - HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF & LEVERAGE YOUR FOLLOWING

BRAND PARTNERSHIPS: HOW TO PITCH TO COMPANIES

BLOGGING - SEO, CONTENT PLANNING, KEYWORDS

FINALE DINNER WITH ANDREYA NIGHTINGALE

REST UP IN YOUR PRIVATE ROOM AT MACARTHUR PLACE (LODGING TICKETS ONLY)

OCTOBER 27

9:00am - 12:00pm

HOTEL CHECK-OUT

BRING YOUR LAPTOPS AND PUT YOUR NEW PLANS INTO ACTION! THE BOXWOOD TEAM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS, TROUBLE SHOOTING, AND A LITTLE EXTRA HELP AS YOU START TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW STRATEGIES YOU’VE LEARNED AT THE RETREAT!

THIS WILL BE A TIME TO PRACTICE NEW EDITING TECHNIQUES, FILL OUT YOUR EDITORIAL CALENDAR, DRAFT EMAIL PITCHES, AND SET YOUR GAME PLAN!!!

 

*This is an optional work-day

The Investment

FOR ABOUT $9/DAY THIS YEAR, YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS.

 


Ticket without Lodging

$3250

​a one time payment

$1100

3-month payment plan



Ticket with Lodging 

$4750

​a one time payment

$1600

3-month payment plan


 

USE CODE EARLYBIRD TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF $200 OFF YOUR TICKET PRICE NOW THROUGH JULY 15, 2021!

 

TRANSPORTATION AND AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET. LODGING IS INCLUDED.  BOTH PRIVATE ROOMS AND SHARED ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Meet the team...

Chloe Mackintosh

 

Chloe has turned her dream, Boxwood Avenue, into a growing creative business. Boxwood Avenue has been featured by Country Living, Domino, and is recognized as a BHG Stylemaker. Chloe has contributed to sites like Martha Stewart and The Inspired Home. She believes that there is luxury in simplicity™ and 

Lori Behle

 

Lori helps keep the train rolling and runs the day to day operations of Boxwood Avenue. She thrives off of processes, systems, and organizations. She has helped hundreds of business owners revamp their daily operations and is an expert in project management.

Nadia Liu

 

Nadia is our creative mastermind and retail store manager. With a background in luxury brand management and digital communication, she is an amazing copywriter and marketer. 




ready to join us? reserve your spot at the boxwood avenue creative workshop!


frequently asked questions

 

What if I don't have a business yet? Will attending the retreat still benefit me? Absolutely! I wish I would've invested in something like this before I started my business! You will learn SO much at this retreat, and develop an actionable plan to start your creative journey! 

 

I am already an established photographer, will I still take away new concepts? I have had multiple established professional photographers attend the retreat, and have heard nothing but praises! Of course we will cover photography basics, but we will also deep dive into editing, workflow, and composition techniques! 

 

Do you offer payment plans? We sure do! Just select the payment plan option during checkout! 

 

Is lodging included in the ticket price? Lodging is only included in the price of the ticket if you select the “with lodging” ticket option. If you would like to arrange your own accommodations, we have reserved a select number of discounted rooms available on a first-come first-serve basis at MacArthur Place. Rooms are available at $409/night + taxes & fees. 

 

Will there be one-on-one time available to help me customize a strategy for my business? We do our best to ensure everyone gets a little one-on-one time, but if you'd like to reserve extra time dedicated to just to you, we have a few hours before the retreat that we are opening up for one-on-one time with Chloe & Lori. To reserve a personal coaching time-slot, just add the option during checkout! We will reach out to schedule time with you. 

 

What does one-on-one coaching include? One-on-one coaching includes 1.5 hours before (or after) the retreat where we meet just with you to customize systems, strategies, and an actionable to-do list for your business! Work with Chloe & Lori during this time to pin-point your strengths and weaknesses and determine what you can be outsourcing and where you have opportunity to scale your revenue! One-on-one coaching also includes a check-in call one month after the retreat to see how things are going! If you'd like to add this option, we will reach out after you purchase your ticket to schedule our time together to fit your travel plans. 

 

Will we cover instagram growth strategies? What about Pinterest? Ohhhh yeahhhh! We'll talk all about social media! We will share our personal methods for growth and include all of our tips and tricks for getting noticed and driving traffic to your site! 

 

What is included in the price of the ticket? Tickets include all meals and beverages during the retreat, learning materials, take-home workbooks, learning sessions, and a few surprises we don't want to give away just yet!