SLOW FOOD + TRAVEL
From a stay at a hot spring inn in the mountains of Japan to sailing on the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean to riding horseback on the pine lined beaches of Sweden, we create bespoke food, photography, & travel experiences all over the world. Our Retreats & Escapes are worlds away where you can relax, nourish creativity, become inspired anew, and connect—with others, yourself, and the world around you. In a digital world where so much is experienced on the screen & life moves so fast, L | M Retreats aims to bring the beautiful photographs to life and slow down time.We strive to show you each place as a visitor, not a tourist, and partner with locals to immerse our guests in authentic culture & cuisine.
The retreats of 2017 are about unique, experienced based travel, making with your hands, visual storytelling, and helping you set and realize personal & professional goals in order to create the life you want. These journeys are about being present and finding sustenance of every kind—physical, emotional, and creative—where you are, when you're there.
Our teams are made up of chefs, makers, visual storytellers, writers, and wanderers, and we want to share both our passion for our crafts and what we, as independent entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners, have discovered about doing what you love for a living. While we welcome technology as a means to share and connect, the focus of our retreats is not on social media, blogging, or lectures. Instead, these retreats are immersive creative, travel, and culinary experiences. We believe that travel experiences can be transformative, and that an experience shared is an experience multiplied.
These get-aways are designed to improve your well-being, and our ideal guest is anyone that wants to slow down, recharge, or hone their direction in life all while they explore like a local and enjoy an authentic culinary experience. It's my hope that those of you who join us will walk away with clarity on your path, memories to fuel your creativity, fresh eyes for seeing the world, and lasting relationships. We hope to see you there, where ever there may be.
In addition to our retreats & escapes, L | M Retreats also hosts small photography, styling, and social media workshops in major cities all over the world for those that want a class based structure. Please note, we now only teach photography, not styling, on the majority of the retreats so that they can be more experience based. We only teach styling in the one day workshops. You can find more details in our FAQ, view galleries of previous retreats & events under Past Events, and preview next year's adventures under Upcoming.