Daily Schedule of Events

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It’s hard to keep everything straight when you’re here making jewelry, and there shopping. We hope these day-by-day schedules help keep you organized! Friday, February 2nd Saturday, February 3rd Sunday, February 4th Monday, February 5th Tuesday, February 6th Wednesday, February 7th  DAILY LUNCH BUFFETS Included in each day’s schedule, you will find the Lunch Buffet menu for that day. The … Read More

The Desert 2024 – Maps… Lists… Handy Overview

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We’re so excited to bring you this fabulous retreat! We hope you are feeling calm and prepared for your arrival and that our series of emails throughout the past several weeks have helped to set your mind at ease over what to expect when you arrive!  This post will hopefully help alleviate any worries or concerns you may have about … Read More

Weather Forecast during our retreat

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Tucson weather ranges from daily highs of 70(ish) to overnight lows of 45 degrees. The extended forecast during our retreat looks beautiful! Picture Perfect! Here’s what Accu-Weather says about Tucson’s weather during our stay – It’s Chamber of Commerce perfect! Our classrooms are generally well-controlled, but that’s not to say it may appear a bit warm or somewhat chilly to … Read More

Grab these last-minute seats!

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As of today, January 13th, these are classes with limited seating.  If you see one you want, grab it quickly before it’s gone! February 2, 2024 April Bower – NEW! Golden Plumage Earrings: 14K GF feather earrings (evening class) Hoss Rogers – Reverse Roller Printing: creating one-of-a-kind-cuffs Shannon Bundschuh – NEW SECTION! Studded Hoop Earrings February 3, 2024 Hoss Rogers … Read More

The Marketplace by Vivi Magoo

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We’ve had an awesome response to our retreat this year! Thanks for your support of Vivi Magoo! It tickles us that you love Vivi Magoo so much! We’re pleased to announce The Marketplace by Vivi Magoo February 3rd thru February 5th 8 am until 8 pm La Paloma Resort and Spa Terrace Level open to the public free admission Come … Read More

Not sure where to find a list of supplies you need to bring to class?

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#Q – I’m coming to The Desert and need a supply list that includes to what to bring. Thanks for your help. I’m really excited!  #A – Hi – so good to hear from you! Class supplies lists are located on our website – part of each class description. Click on the class for which you are registered, and scroll … Read More

A quick guide to shopping the gem shows

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Wondering where to shop in Tucson? Wondering where all the gemstones are? Wondering how best to navigate Tucson gem shows? We have the answers and we’re here to help! __________________________________ If you want a concise online guide for many of the shows in Tucson, this is the one we recommend. <click here: Tucson Gem Shows> __________________________________ REMEMBER THERE ARE RETAIL … Read More

Your Health and Well-Being are Important to Us

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YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY To set your mind at ease, we want you to know we have been monitoring events associated with influenza, RSV and the Covid virus. Proper hand-washing technique – hand sanitizer – equipment disinfecting – masking if you feel the need are all ways to guard against the spread of any infection and … Read More

Welcome to The Desert 2024

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We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next month! We’re working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything to make it perfect for you. We’ll be emailing you – sometimes daily – over the next several weeks with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial. Our experience is that students become a bit anxious about … Read More