Normally you won't find me posting about travel or crafting; neither is my specialty. But, I am a collector and disseminator of information and when I see something that looks interesting, fun, educational, inspiring....I like to share! Yesterday I got an invitation to join what looks like a really cool event in Palm Springs at the very hip (yet family friendly) Ace Hotel. The event is hosted by artist Karen Kimmel who created Kimmel Kids, a collection of really beautiful, unique educational tools and toys. Karen periodically puts together these wonderful weekends for "creative families". The artists involved sound really wonderful; check them out here. I love the idea of stimulating our children visually and creatively. Lee Rose Emery of LACityMom.com wrote this great review about a visit with her family to The Ace Hotel on an average weekend and it sounds great! I'm not 100% sure we'll go because the crafting may be a bit beyond what our 3 1/2 year olds can do, but if you have slightly older kids, I would absolutely check it out! And then report back to us! Here are the details:
"We have activities for 2yrs and older. The younger kids just need a little more hands on from mom and dad, but there is super cool stuff for them to do! Here are a bunch off the top of my head: Felt boards, garland making, Stencils, felted rocks, Edible costume cookies, fun with fabrics, and even more. Really!!"So really....do check out the info below. I think I may actually head out to Palm Springs come October!
JOIN US for a weekend retreat destined to bring creative families closer together.
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS include stencils, underwater photography, felting, succulent gardens, airbrushing, dioramas, pottery, creative cookies and macramé.
ARTIST KAREN KIMMEL will lead the group along with a talented team: Tanya Aguiñiga, Richard Mulder, Kate Burger, Cathy Callahan, Mister Cartoon, Cheryl Cambras, Clare Crespo, Steven Visneau, Sheryl Cancellieri and musical duo Nikki & Rich. Meet the artists.
POOLSIDE RECREATION & RELAXATION includes sunrise yoga and skateboarding 101. At the Sew Splendid pop-up store, families can custom tailor their own colorful garments. Nighttime festivities include campfire games, s’mores and songs.
Special package rate of $678* includes:
• 2 nights lodging (standard king or double)
• 2 days art instruction and supplies
• Friday night taco dinner and fireside s’mores
• Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast
• Saturday movie night and popcorn
• Splendid-styled family portraits
• Kimmel Kids tote filled with goodies
*Basic package rate includes 3 people.
Tax and resort fee not included. Upgrades available.
Check out the fabulous Ace Hotel.
Call the Ace Hotel: 760.325.9900
PROMO CODE: KIMMEL KIDS CRAFTING
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