I am so glad to have you join us at
The Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea!

October 2016

Creativity takes courage

It is going to be a special time for you and us!

Where do creative business owners go to get in touch with their own creative spirit?  You found the right place… along the ocean, with a group of amazing women entrepreneurs like you!

You’re committing to taking that Big Leap in your business, your creativity, and in your own thought leadership.  You’re proclaiming to the world that you are worth working on – and that your creativity wants to be let out – so that you can step into the Creative Thought Leader you truly are .


Your Creative Business Retreat Experience includes:

  • Creative Visioning
  • Thought Leadership Courage
  • JoyArt Projects
  • Creative Marketing Strategies
  • Focused coaching, growth, and expansion
  • Fun, play & great conversation!
  • Good food, beautiful location
  • Big shifts and many, surprisingly powerful subtle shifts
  • And amazing women biz owners – like you! 


Here is what you need to know:

DATES: Monday, October 24-Thursday, October 27

TIMES: Arrival Monday after 4pm.  Depart Thursday at 11am.

LOCATION: Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA


Queen O’ Sea
(Sandbridge Area of Virginia Beach)
3628 Sandfiddler Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

What you want to bring:

Walking shoes and sweater in case you want to walk on the beach, or just go down and enjoy the ocean for a bit during a break. There will be plenty of time early morning and after we end for enjoying the ocean and beach.

Special snacks – we have an extra refrigerator, so you can store your own favorite drinks or comfort snacks – if you bring anything extra. Although we plan to have plenty!

If you’re a hair dryer kind of gal, you may want to bring one. Plus, they might come in handy to help dry art projects!

As far as what to bring for your business, bring a journal to capture your ideas and notes, your openness, willingness to create…. Laura will provide all the rest!

Travel information

 If you’re flying in, you’ll be using Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

* Distance from beach house: 29 miles
* Drive time: 45 min.

The Norfolk airport and the realty company both recommend James River Transportation. You can call 877.422.1105 (Toll-free) or visit their website to reserve a shuttle. James River Transportation’s counter is located in the Arrivals Terminal (baggage claim area) near baggage carousel 3. Their operations kiosk is located in the median outside the Arrivals Terminal at Door 2. Cost is $81 one way per person; add $7 for additional guests. (So arranging your arrival times together to combine shuttle travel is highly recommended.)

In case you need or want to stay at a hotel locally around your flight days, here are some options:

Norfolk Doubletree by Hilton (by the airport)

Virginia Beach Hilton (our personal favorite)

Hampton Inn


Be prepared for anything…. that means layers are your friend!  As it gets closer, here’s a link for the forecast for the next 10 days:



We ask that you leave your phones on silent or vibrate during the retreat hours.

The house does have WiFi, so you’ll be fully connected, but you won’t need your laptop for the retreat… but we know you may want to go check email early morning and/or early evening.

We highly encourage that you give yourself a technology-free creative retreat… so you can be fully present and totally nourish your creative soul.

Contact Info

In case of an emergency…

Laura’s cell: 404-273-5525


Get ready for an amazing two days!!!