San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The # 1 Travel Destination in the World, as Voted by Condé Nast Traveler
This retreat sells out every year.
Get on the waiting list here for 2018.
Are you ready to upgrade your lifeSTYLE and create the life you crave?
What would it be like if you could start living in your Sweet Spot right now? What would it be like if you were surrounded by beauty, had plenty of uninterrupted time to focus on your desires/goals, and had a loving mentor to guide you along the way? According to the laws of the universe, you get what you focus on. If you want to live a more creative, prosperous and fulfilled life, the best way to attract those things into your life is to start experiencing them first hand. When you start creating, you feel more creative. When you put yourself in an inspiring environment, you feel more inspired. When you surround yourself with positive, ambitious and smart women, you start to feel more positive, ambitious and smart.
When you surround yourself with beauty, you feel more beautiful. Oprah Winfrey
This VIP Sweet Spot Style experience is designed for creative/entrepreneurial women who are ready to upgrade their lifestyle and start living fully in their Sweet Spot. You will learn the Five- Step Process to Success: Clarity + Intention + Releasing Limiting Beliefs + Action + Support. There will be time to reflect, to bond with an intimate group of like-minded women, to get clear on your life/business intentions and to make an action plan to turn your dream into reality. We will also take spend time creating content and learning some powerful social media strategies to help you gain visibility online (I love Instagram!). Our days will include a balanced mix of scheduled Sweet Spot Style daily prompts and workshops, as well as plenty of time to process, rest, play and explore this culturally vibrant city.
What is the “Sweet Spot”?
Living in your Sweet Spot means creating a beautiful lifeSTYLE that you crave. It means connecting with your higher purpose and doing work you love. It means being surrounded by beauty and having the time to enjoy it all. Really, it’s self-defined. Do you crave more international travel? Time alone? A more relaxed lifeSTYLE? A more expansive business? What would it look like to live in your Sweet Spot?
Intention & Purpose of the Retreat
Four years ago, I quit my job, pulled my daughter out of school and left the cold Vermont winter to spend a month in sunny Mexico. The moment I set foot in San Miguel de Allende I fell in love. I felt a surge of creative energy, highlighted by the sun and vibrant colors of the sky and landscape. I came there to live a little fantasy, to put myself in my Sweet Spot so that I could attract more of those delicious moments into my life. I love the feel of the sun on my face. I love to explore new places. I love to surround myself with other creative souls who have also come to this place to find and express themselves through art and writing. The energy and inspiration I felt during that month in Mexico fueled me to finish my first book (which sold out in 20 days after my return) and allowed me the time, energy and space to map out my first year of business. It was a gift I gave myself and I want to share that gift with you.
Don’t you wish you had the time, money and energy to kick-start your dreams into action? Wouldn’t it be divine to have uninterrupted time to map out your desires, reflect on what’s important to you, and have input from other smart, ambitious, like-minded women?
This retreat is a gift. It’s the gift of taking time out of your everyday reality to see the world anew. It’s the gift of allowing yourself to bask in the beauty of it all, without having to stop to wipe your child’s runny nose or do the dishes. It’s the gift of walking into a fantasy where you can reflect and create. How much more could you achieve if you had the help of a divine force instead of your regular to-do list? By allowing yourself to be inspired and motivated during this retreat, you will come back with the clarity, drive and an action plan that will put you on the fast track to living fully in your Sweet Spot.
About San Miguel
San Miguel de Allende is a stunning colonial town in central Mexico that is rated by Conde Nast as the #1 travel destination in the world! Writers, artists and other creatives come here to be inspired by the culture, vibrant colors and gorgeous spring-like weather.
“I went on Desha’s San Miguel de Allende Retreat a few weeks ago, and it was truly awesome. Desha DEEP dives, with love, style, ideas, clarity, chutzpah, and strategy- into your creative business meets life + style + balance + family + goals + deadlines and bite sized pieces…
She’s a master of Instagram, getting beautiful books published, and bringing like-minded women together in a beautiful, colorful, delicious, fun and luxurious environment. She’s been a HUGE inspiration & mentor to me. I wouldn’t be leading my Cuba retreat without her input & support. Don’t just check her out- become obsessed with her. Side effects may include: more joy, beauty, profits, connection, magic, balance, adventure, & confidence. Desha, I admire you to no end.” Caroline White, Photographer + Retreat Leader
“I didn’t expect for Desha to be so hands on with our businesses. It was so needed and very well planned and organized. As a facilitator Desha is a great host. She’s calm, supportive, warm and responsible.
Everything was beautiful. I made wonderful connections, friendships, and lifelong biz buddies.
I left feeling inspired to plan more and also do what feels right for me. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It’s a great way to gain clarity, while at the same time enjoy a lovely escape.” Amira Rahim, Fine Artist
“Desha is my secret weapon.”
“I’m so grateful for this experience. It’s taught me a ton about being an artist in business, introduced me to some amazing women and bonded me tighter with the ones I already knew.
If you don’t follow Desha, I suggest you do, so you can learn about the retreat next year + learn from the content that she creates year round. She has been instrumental in helping me to grow Tulusa and keeping me focused and on track. Feeling incredibly full of heart of right now.” Sue Henry, Artist + Founder of Tulusa.
“I love San Miguel de Allende and jump at every opportunity to visit. When I learned that my fav biz-lady coach had planned her LUX VIP retreat to this magical city, I signed up right away! During the retreat we talked about our businesses, got lots of feedback on brand clarity, had amazing photo styling sessions, and hung out with like-minded creatives and biz lady professionals. We also did lots of shopping, eating and enjoying the sights and people of San Miguel. If you’re looking for a retreat-style vacation and want to work on your business or a business idea at the same time, then Desha’s retreat is for you! She’s planned an Alumni Retreat for those of us who have gone before and I plan to be there this coming year as well!” Robyn McClendon of @rarebirds, Artist + Creativity Coach + founder of The Holy Grail Project.
“I had so many ideas for pursuing a creative lifestyle but found I was moving around in circles and not working out where to focus my time and energy. Going to Mexico and working with Desha in such an inspiring and beautiful environment as San Miguel, with like minded women, was so liberating to say the least! I went home with an abundance of energy and clarification on my direction in moving forward and a new group of lovely supportive friends.” Belinda Richards, Artist + Art Collector + Bookeeper for Creatives
“I fell in love with San Miguel. The colors, the art, the creative energy and the FOOD!!! Being vegan + gluten free, I was surprised to find so many healthy and delicious places to eat. There was an amazing organic market just walking distance from the retreat house. Yum.
It was also so great to take a break from the day-to-day of my cafe and really focus on my business with Desha and the other retreat ladies. And the jacuzzi… ah the jacuzzi. I’m still dreaming about it!” Jessica Jean Weston, Owner of Superfresh! Organic Cafe + Author of Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies
“Are you ready to do some internal work to take your personal or business life to the next level? And you want to do it in a completely relaxed, supportive environment with a group of awesome, like-minded women?
And, you want to travel to a fantastic location with great food, beautiful surroundings and rich culture and history? Think that’s too much to ask?
It’s not. It’s exactly the experience I had this winter with Desha Peacock and her Sweet Spot Style Retreat in San Miguel de Allende. I was both renewed and challenged in a well-designed retreat that exceeded my expectations. Invest in yourself. Go. You won’t regret it.” Michelle Berkey, Online Business Entrepeneur + Artist
Describing our welcome dinner…
“This meal was my LIFE.”
“I booked this retreat with Desha months before knowing I really needed to take time off and focus on not only my business, but the balance between my life and business.
I loved everything. The house. The art. The ladies. It was a beautiful retreat.”
Natalie Ghidotti, Ghidotti Communications
2018 Retreat Dates
VIP Sweet Spot Style Retreat 1: Jan 21-Jan 27, 2018 (ONE room left!)
VIP Sweet Spot Style Retreat 2: Jan 28-Feb 3, 2018 (ONE room left!)
VIP Sweet Spot Style Retreat for Alum: Feb 4-Feb 10, 2018 (SOLD OUT!!)
Day 1: Arrival in San Miguel + Evening Reception With Rooftop View
You’ll be met by your shuttle driver at Queretaro (QRO) or Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) Airport and taken to your private home in the heart of San Miguel de Allende where you will relax in splendor for the next six nights. This evening you’ll enjoy a Sweet Spot Style welcome fiesta dinner and of course, margaritas! We will begin to get to know one another and start to ask for clarity around our most potent life desires. This evening, you’ll tuck into your cozy beds for a restful first night.
Day 2: Walking Tour of San Miguel + Lunch at La Lavanda
8:30-9:00am: Rooftop morning meditation
10:00am: This morning you’ll enjoy a walking tour of San Miguel to learn about this beautiful city’s history + architecture.
1:00pm: After the tour we’ll meet for lunch at the lovely restaurant, La Lavanda, with it’s shabby chic decor and fabulous menu, it is THE place for ladies to lunch.
3:00pm: After lunch we’ll have our first Sweet Spot Style Session. In this session, we’ll continue to get clear on your inner heart’s desires, address what has been (or could) hold you back, and begin writing a clear intention to guide you and keep you on track, even on the bad days. Evening at leisure for exploring the town on your own, or continue to map out your intentions + action plans. I recommend doing it while munching on street tacos (some of the best tacos in the world!).
Day 3: Visit to Fabrica Aurora Art Galleries + Sweet Spot Style Consults
10:00am-12:00pm: Today we’ll explore the galleries, art studios and antique stores at Fabrica Aurora. La Fabrica Aurora is one of San Miguel’s most unique destinations, a beautiful art and design center housed in a former textile factory from the turn-of-the century. Here you’ll find working artist studios, contemporary art galleries, ageless antiques, unique furniture, textiles, home goods, handmade jewelry/clothing, and gourmet restaurants. We’ll spend a couple of hours together exploring the studios, then you are free to have a cappuccino or glass of wine in the cafe, or set out to see more of the town.
Afternoon: This afternoon is left unstructured so that we can schedule one-on-one Sweet Spot Style consults to go deeper and explore your personal intentions, challenges and action plans.
6:00pm: Tonight we’ll have a lovely dinner together and continue sharing the final draft of our intentions.
Day 4: Sweet Spot Style Sessions at the Thermal Hot Springs, La Gruta
8:30-9:00am: Rooftop morning meditation
9:30am: Breakfast followed by a morning Sweet Spot Style Session at San Miguel’s most famous thermal springs, La Gruta. Today, we will come together as a group to share resources and map out an action plan for the next six months- one year. This will take place in the deliciously warm and wonderful La Gruta Hot Springs, one of the many thermal baths around San Miguel. These refreshing bathing spots are filled with hot water from natural, underground springs. You access the inner cave through a long, heated passageway to the inner sanctum where the warm waters will soothe and rejuvenate you. It’s the perfect spot for our releasing ritual, giving time and space to let go of anything that has been holding you back.
3:30pm: Return to San Miguel for dinner on your own and time to relax, explore or work on your Sweet Spot action plans.
Day 5: Content Creation
10:00am – 12:00am: Today we will have a bonus workshop on how to create branded content that will help grow your visibility online. We’ll dive deep into your brand message and how to attract your online tribe with a special focus on how to grow your brand on Instagram.
The afternoon is free for you to start creating your content and meet with Desha to make sure you are on track.
Day 6: Full Day at Leisure + Dinner at The Restaurant
The full day is at your leisure for exploring this marvelous town, take a hot air balloon ride, visit neighboring Guanajuato, get a hot stone massage or perhaps take a private cooking class with my friend Kris at La Cocina Cooking School. For those who might like to go to a local market, a must is a stroll through the Mercado Ignacio Ramirez with fresh-from-the-farm produce, eggs, and cheese, plus tortilla presses, juicers, and plaid handbags of all sizes.
As you continue walking downhill through the market you’ll reach the Mercado de Artesanias, a collection of stands displaying woven rugs, tin mirrors, hand-woven shawls, embroidered linens, hand-painted pottery and the latest folk-art trends. The market continues outside to tiny shops showcasing their wares by the front door. Look for the shop with oilcloth bags as you exit the market at Calle Loreto. I can also give you a list of my favorite boutiques if you’d like to shop at some of San Miguel’s best jewelry, home décor, and fashion spots.
7:00pm: Tonight you’ll get a chance to don a pretty dress and enjoy a farewell dinner at The Restaurant, the most elegant restaurant in town. Its interior courtyard is stunning with a rose-filled fountain, handcrafted chandeliers and exquisite Moroccan-inspired stone arches. We’ll toast to our success as we share our most intimate desires along with action plans to take us from ideal to reality.
Day 7: Departure Day
8:30-10:30am: Breakfast included. Transfers arranged for your return trip to the airport.
“Before the retreat, Desha helped me get my dream job, so when I heard she was offering this retreat to San Miguel, I said “YES, I want to go!” The retreat was such a wonderful, heart-opening experience that really shifted my mindset. I can’t wait to see how I progress this year, because I’m making big changes! I only wish the immersion experience could continue.” Julie Collins-Marquez, Nurse Practitioner
“Desha has definitely found her calling. She has this calm demeanor that puts everyone at ease and she knows how to find that special gift inside each person she is helping. My expectations for the retreat were surpassed. I knew it was going to be fabulous, but I never imagined to be going home with such wonderful new friends and clarity about my future endeavors. Plus, it was so nice to be removed from the normal hustle and bustle of life and have the time to focus on my goals, and where I want to be in life. I would definitely come back to one of Desha’s retreats!” Julia Schaap, Nerium Representative
“Desha was an inspiration to me and three girlfriends when we met during a recent seminar in San Miguel de Allende. In a reassuring, positive and uplifting style, she guided the four of us through some tough questions and intense emotions to get us to focus on what really matters. After meeting with Desha and feeling empowered, we have continued with our own “intention-setting” breakfasts to keep the momentum going and help each other fulfill our stated goals. Without Desha’s gentle push and probing questions we would never have found the time or the inspiration for this self-exploration. Thanks!” Ann Hillers, Travel Writer + Retreat Coordinator
- You are at the edge of your dream and need some quiet time, focus, encouragement, and divine intervention.
- You already have the vision, but are having a hard time carrying it out and need a concrete plan for moving forward.
- You are seeking a life-changing transformative experience in a safe space with like-minded women who want to see you succeed.
- You are ready to take action to improve your life.
- Doing work you love is one of your top values or priorities.
- You are seeking an intimate experience with other smart, creative, entrepreneurial and spiritual ladies.
- You are willing to take a risk.
- You are ready to do whatever it takes to make your dream become a reality.
- You need an inspired break.
- You want to call in more abundance in your life.
- You are ready to upgrade your lifestyle.
- You are ready to experience what it feels like to live fully in your Sweet Spot.
- You want to have FUN.
- You see the glass half empty.
- You hate change.
- You follow all the rules, no matter what.
- You have physical limitations that would impede you from walking on cobblestone roads.
“My personal 1-1 session with Desha was incredible. I felt really connected, like we speak the same language around the bigger possibilities and future projects. Desha’s work & life experience is really valuable. She inspired me to think about my dream and help me make connections to move forward. Another thing I enjoyed on retreat was the overall energy of the group and the diversity of landscapes from which we worked on our Sweet Spot. Overall, I left the retreat inspired and ready to take action towards creating my creative dream work here in San Miguel de Allende.” Montserrat Cardona, Freelance Writer
VIP LUX RETREAT INCLUDES:
- 6 nights accommodation at a private home recently built by Mexican artisans. Everyone gets their own private bedroom with king size bed (sharing is optional).
- Limited to 5-9 ladies
- Swimming pool + heated jacuzzi
- Delicious fresh breakfast (daily) at the casa
- Welcome reception and dinner
- Lunch at chic La Lavanda including one drink, alcoholic or non
- Dinner at local gourmet favorite, The Restaurant, with one drink, alcoholic or non
- Guided walking tour of San Miguel
- Round trip transportation from Leon or Queretaro
- 3 Sweet Spot Style Sessions
Bonuses for the VIP LUX Retreat
- Private one-hour consultations during and after the retreat with Desha Peacock, Sweet Spot Style founder (valued at $550)
- Private Facebook accountability group (valued at $200)
Investment for the VIP Lux Retreat is $4000 (scroll to the bottom to register and learn how to SAVE!).
“Since returning from retreat, I have changed the way I make decisions. Now I stop to check to see if those choices fit with my true intentions. It’s changed the level of stress when choosing between all the wonderful opportunities that come my way. Now I know how to say yes to my heart’s desire and no, not right now, to other things.
I never guessed how much it would have mattered. And then there was breathing deeply with like-minded women in one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring places… I’m just thankful and changed.”
Lesley Woodward, Photographer
How many people will attend this retreat? I love small groups. The VIP LUX Retreat is limited to 5-9 top-notch ladies.
How do I get to San Miguel de Allende? You can fly into either Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) Airport and a private round trip shuttle service will transport you to the hotel. Airfare is not included in the price of the retreat.
Is Mexico safe? Listen, I wouldn’t travel alone every year to Mexico with my young daughter if I thought it was a threat. Nor would the expat community of more than 10,000 permanent North American residents live there if they didn’t think it was one of the greatest places on earth. San Miguel is about as safe as any other town in America, probably safer.
Who will be at this retreat? This retreat is for smart, spiritual, creative, entrepreneurial women who have a positive mind-set and are eager to start living more fully in their Sweet Spot. We will form a tribe with the intention of supporting and encouraging each other, highlighting the best in each other, learning from one another and moving forward together.
I want to go, but don’t feel I have the time. I hear ya sister. In this crazy-busy culture time is a sought-after commodity. But here’s the thing: How long have you been dreaming of upgrading your life? How long have you talked about kick-starting your dreams? How much time have you lost trying to come up with a plan and then not following through? How much time would you GAIN by having uninterrupted time to connect with your higher self and make a plan you can stick with, months after you’ve returned? If creating a life you love is a priority, than you can make the time.
I want to go, but I don’t have the money. Have you read Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Thomas Duffield? She has a chapter on upgrading your lifestyle that I find very inspiring. The laws of the universe say that we get what we focus on. If it’s more financial abundance that you seek, allow yourself to feel abundant starting now and watch how much more of what you want comes into your life. I’ve tried it many times and it works.
If money is tight, try manifesting it specifically for this trip. I give you step-by-step directions on this post here. There’s one rule- if you manifest the money for this trip- use it for this trip!! Also, look at airfare from Mexico City, it might be cheaper to fly there and take a bus to Leon or Queretaro. And, we do have a payment plan.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due now to reserve your spot, or you can just pay in full immediately and be done with it! Please note, payment in full must be made by November 15, 2017. If you must cancel the trip prior to November 15, 2017, you may receive a refund, minus your nonrefundable $500 deposit. After Nov 15, 2017 there are no refunds. Please check into private travel insurance to protect yourself in case of an emergency. I would highly recommend getting full trip insurance because, although we don’t expect bad things to happen, it’s better safe than sorry and you can relax knowing if something comes up, you will be covered. Get a quote here and make sure and read the fine details, full trip cancellation runs about $100: www.travelguard.com.
To register, simply click the retreat payment options below. You will immediately receive a confirmation of registration. You will receive a welcome packet and full itinerary one before the retreat. Got questions? Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a time to answer all of your questions, my dear.
p.s. Share a room and save $500. (Please keep in mind there is only one room with twin beds. The rest are king beds, so you’ll want to share with someone you know + love!)