past experiences

Since we commenced end of September 2018 we've hosted groups who've chosen Weaving, Smart Phone Photography classes, a yoga retreat as well as Spanish & Italian Cooking Classes.  Then we introduced Journal Making Art Classes as well as Shibori Indigo Dyeing.
We've arranged winery tours and special occasion lunches whilst our guests are here.
This past year life has changed and we have embraced the change by moving to
"private group" bookings only
on a date to suit you and based on availability at our end.
Your group could be as little as 2 or as many as 8-10.
Contact us with preferred dates, number of guests and choice of activity.
We will get back to you with confirmation that your dates are available plus pricing.

Random Weave Basketry

Our latest Random Weave Class as part of Escape ARTfest was another success

Brooke was amazing with her knowledge, skills and ability to teach everyone regardless of level of experience.  We enjoy seeing the creations that evolve and the laughs along the way make it a fun session!

Hidden Coil Weaving

Our 2nd Escape ARTfest class was popular and enjoyable to all that attended.  

Once again everyone went home with a new creation and sense of achievement whilst enjoying the company of likeminded people and of course the morning tea too! 

Shibori on the South Coast

Wow!  how amazing is the process that is Shibori.  There was a lot of creating and escaping going on at this workshop!

More Shibori on the South Coast

Our 2nd Shibori workshop was a another great success.  Why not find a few friends to book your own private Shibori Experience



succulent wreath workshop

A living succulent wreath to last a lifetime

Brooke shared her skills once again teaching our escapees how to make a living succulent wreath.  There was a mix of return guests as well as first timers who all enjoyed their day.

The scones were served for morning tea as they arrived to give sustenance for the workshop ahead.  

Firstly the wreath was created out of vines, then the "sausage" to stick the succulents in and keep them "alive"!

The creative side came out as they starting placing their succulents.

After all their efforts, they were rewarded with lunch to finish off a successful day.

It was wonderful to see everyone walk away with their beautiful wreaths ready to hang in their home.

We love making people escape the everyday and learn a new skill along the way.

Succulent Wreath graduates.jpeg


Smart Phone Photography Class

No 2

Our 2nd time round and just as much fun and successful

Focus on Phoneography with the lovely Karin Neate aka, Girl Friday, L'escargot Ivre.

May I say a girl of many talents that, with ease, made all feel comfortable with the use of their smart phones.

The day started with intense concentration, listening, reading and practicing. By the end of the day tricks of the trade had been well explained, shown and demonstrated with patience and expertise.

Photos of different subjects, angles and lighting were being produced professionally & with ease.

Amazing what you can do when you know how!

Then the laughing started as photos of facial enhancement were being created and shared. Incredible what the knowledge of a new app will do.

Below are some photos of both classes for you to enjoy.

Everything about this weekend was enjoyable from the Yoga & Meditation experience to the food and of course the company.

Journal Making Art Class

A fun afternoon was had by all! 

Jan led the way with ideas and tips on how to use all the props to create their very own work of art. 

3 different styles of journal were taught and created. 

So armed with a glass of bubbles and individual grazing plate they got started.Time ran out but the girls went home with the notes & their props to finish off their work at leisure.


food & wine weekend

This event brought together 12 like-minded women who wanted to taste and sample local wines and food.

The day was spend at Cupitt's Winery in Ulladulla starting with transport from their accommodation to the winery for morning tea, followed by the Taste & Tour Experience.  After some wine, beer and cheese tasting it was out on the lawn for alfresco lunch.  Then it was time to return to the beach houses for a rest, walk or swim before doing it all again for dinner.

This is a perfect escape experience for anyone who has an interest in food and/or wine - girls getaway, couples, group of friends, in fact anyone!

Get together your group of 4 or more to book a date to suit you.

String Bag & Cord Making

Brooke from Mr and Mrs Munro was back to share her experience and skills with our guests.  Once morning tea was done, the class commenced with cord making to prepare for the String Bag creations that were a great success!  Lunch was perfect to allow everyone to keep going with their new creations.  Another successful day with everyone raving about Brooke and the day in general

Spanish Cooking class

Paella, Crema Catalana and Sangria!

Edoardo our professional chef did himself proud again.  This time with a Spanish theme.  Seafood Paella and traditional Paella with chicken, followed with a dessert of Crema Catalana.  And Sangria just added to theme.

Best part of the class is enjoying the creations for lunch after.


Private Group Classes

Since Covid changed the way we do things we are focusing only on Private Group weekends or few days away organising accommodation and an experience to suit you and your family or friends.

We've had groups of friends from 4 to 8 people plus a Mum and her 3 daughters, all wanting to escape the everyday and spend a bit of quality time together.

The feedback so far....perfect accommodation...great food....easy and thorough cooking class...fabulous weekend away!

French Cooking

Another delicious lunch was created by Edoardo with the assistance of our guys and girls.

A more rustic home cooking theme this time, can easily recreated by us all, with some great tips and secrets shared by our professional chef along the way.

Beef Bourguignon for main

followed by Tart-tatin for dessert was perfect given the weather on the day!