Nurture: A Floratherapy Day Retreat 7/21 @ Lavender Valley Farm


Feeling anxious or stressed? Do you have burnout from work & life, and wish you could get away for the day to refocus and recharge? Well we’ve planned a special day to nurture yourself at our 'Nurture' Floratherapy Day Retreat at Lavender Valley Farm on July 21st.

Start the morning with mindful stretching in the relaxing organic lavender fields, followed by a mindful flower arranging class led by florist/horticultural therapist, Nichole of Florathérapie. We'll make a garden-inspired compote centerpiece using local flowers and lavender you pick, while engaging all our senses and finding your personalized therapeutic flower essence that nurtures your mind and creativity. 

Learn from flower farmer Celeste of Free Range Flowers how nurturing our land + gardens in turn nutures us. Also, Amy of Laughing Goat Flower Farm will teach us some cutting garden basics, so everyone can plan their own gardens big or small and reap these nurturing benefits. Pamper yourself as we learn some nurturing skincare tips from makeup artist, Yessie Libby, known for her ability to create that fresh, glowing skin look. 

We'll end the day with Tamara from Simply by Tamara Nicole sharing tips on how to nurture others with intentional tabletop design — all while enjoying appetizers, and sips from Happy Camper Cocktail Co., with new friends at our lovely styled table in the fragrant fields. We’ll have our cake (from Honey Crumb Cake Studio) and eat it too! Kerry Jeanne Photography will be beautifully capturing our day and portfolio pics. Tickets include Farm to Table catered lunch and curated welcome boxes full of local goodies. There’s a $100 discount to kick off our launch week until 6/23 when tickets go regular price Promo Code: LAUNCHWEEK 

We’re keeping the retreat small, so don’t wait…invest in yourself and a day of nurturing floratherapy!

Posted on June 16, 2019 .


Come take a day for yourself to relax & unwind... a day retreat at Lavender Valley Farm in the quiet countryside of Maple Valley, WA surrounded by mounds of organic lavender. You'll feel the worries fade away as you forage your own flowers among the 5 acres, learning aromatherapy & the therapeutic benefits of some of those flowers - and mindful, stress relief techniques. A part of the workshop will be dedicated to designing your own compote centerpiece taught by floral designer & horticultural Therapist student, nichole monjay.

We'll also be hand-dyeing linen sachets with natural botanicals, and filling them with lavender from the field for you to take home, as well as a welcome box chock-full of handcrafted goodies from local artisans and individual headshots featuring your centerpiece with photographer melanie faun. We're going to make sure you leave feeling pampered & spoiled!

The highlight of the retreat will be a styled shoot/dinner in the lavender field. instead of just decorating a tablescape for a typical photoshoot, we'll be sitting at that beautifully designed table - savoring every moment and detail of it together - relishing in the beauty of all the centerpieces and enjoying the company of new friends over a rustic dinner catered by Twelve Baskets. Cost is $325 which includes:

  • Welcome boxes filled with local goodies
  • Botanical hand-dyeing linen sachets & filling with organic lavender
  • Picnic lunch
  • Foraging your own flowers and lavender
  • Learning therapeutic benefits of featured flowers and stress-relieving techniques
  • Compote centerpiece instruction
  • Headshots with your centerpiece in the lavender field 
  • Dinner in the field
  • Photoshoot

For more information and to register click 'Florathérapie retreat' on our Contact page, and registration forms will be emailed to you. Come for a day to truly STOP AND ENJOY THE FLOWERS...

Images via adored bride and melanie faun (our photographer for the day!)

Posted on July 7, 2017 .


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Well this was one of those fun times in life...super fun. I was walking through the grocery store and spotted my work on the cover of one of my favorite magazines: Seattle Met Bride and groom! (The winter/sring 2017 issue) you know when there's that split second moment of recognition, and then the neurons connect, "Hey those are my flowers!!" LOL. what a thrill...a Complete, lovely surprise. I had been asked to do a floral comb and bouquet for a Frida Kahlo inspired shoot, but had no idea they'd be picked for the cover. And what an honor it was to collaborate on this spread with some other amazing Seattle florists: Wild Bloom Floral, From the Ground Up Floral, Bella Rugosa, and drop dead gorgeous images by photographer Kevin Focht. The whole issue really is a work of art, chock-full of inspiration from other insanely talented vendors. If you're in the area, grab a copy and get lost in all the beauty!

Posted on February 27, 2017 .