Airport Transfer Information from John Wayne Airport

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If you are flying, John Wayne Airport is directly across the street from the Hilton Hotel. How handy is that! When you arrive at the airport, and after you pick up your luggage,  proceed to the Ground Transportation exits (5 & 6) and cross over to the Courtesy Van pick up area. The Hilton shuttle picks up here at 15-minutes … Read More

Dining in and Around Irvine, California

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Restaurants in Irvine offer casual diners and foodies alike the qualities that are quickly making Orange County a standout on the Southern California dining scene: fresh ingredients, diversity and leadership in “green dining.” Here are some restaurants nearby the Hilton Hotel-Irvine/Orange County/Airport that we have found to be quite good. LUNCH: *ZuZu and CoCo *Poke Dot Love *Croutons *Mick’s Karma … Read More

Shipping Supplies and Tools to the Hotel

Barb SolemArt Retreat by the Beach, shipping

QUESTION I’m looking for suggestions on shipping my tools and supplies to the hotel? What carrier have you used? Send “in care of anyone”? Any tips would be appreciated!  REPLY We’ve arranged with the hotel to accept boxes on behalf of our students and instructors who are Hilton registered guests. Just try to coordinate timing so your boxes arrive just a day … Read More

Skill level needed to attend a Vivi Magoo retreat

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Question: Hello, I stumbled upon your website through one of your instructors and was wondering if your classes are geared toward the beginner or the more advanced student. Reply: Thanks for reaching out to us at Vivi Magoo! We appreciate your interest and hope that you will consider joining us at one or another of our retreats. You asked about the … Read More

Art Retreat by the Beach – Registration opening soon!

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Hi! Just checking in to let you know we are in the final stages of uploading class descriptions and photos for our 2016 return to the beach in sunny California. We’ll be in Irvine from Thursday, June 9th through Tuesday, June 14th at the Hilton John Wayne/Orange County. We plan to open registration by the end of December (sooner if … Read More