How fun it would be if we could all stay at the same hotel throughout our retreat! We’ve checked around the neighborhood, and rooms at Embassy Suites by Hilton – Phoenix Tempe are clean, affordable and the hotel offers great amenities. Are you a Hilton Honors member? Book your room <HERE> for the best rates. Are you a Southwest Airlines … Read More
Instructor Classrooms and Map
We’re all set to bring you a fantastic experience next week! We’re excited to kick off The Desert 2023, and it is going to be amazing! So that you never get lost while with us, we’ve created a map and legend of instructor’s classrooms. Map Map and Legend.The-Desert-2023-Classroom-Legend Included is also information about where a few of our key events … Read More
Make . Create . Do .
We have something new in store for you! make . create . do We know you are coming from all over the country – the world really – and you don’t want to miss a moment of creating and being with your Vivi Magoo family of makers while you’re here with us. So, we hatched a plan to keep you … Read More
Weather Forecast during our retreat
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
Relax . Unwind . Connect
Vivi Magoo Gatherings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm Nightly AZul bar/lounge no-host bar menu items available We know you’ll be pooped at the end of the day Honestly – we are too! We all deserve a bit of R-&-R! There will be lots to do there! A time for gathering – reuniting – making new friends – in the … Read More
What’s for lunch?
LUNCHTIME We asked La Paloma if they could provide us with an affordable and speedy way to serve 150 starving students and instructors in 1-1/2 hours, and they said sure thing! Daily Lunch Buffet in our own Vivi Magoo space (by Erin’s registration table) No need to go anywhere a short walk from class to lunch and back efficient speedy … Read More
Health & Safety Information from La Paloma
We thought you may like to save this information from La Paloma about health and safety measures they are taking to help protect everyone while on their property. Practices & Protocols for Maintaining Cleanliness Health and Safety Emergency Information
Low inventory in some classes….
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! Were you poised at your computer last summer when we opened registration? It was a flurry of activity that day, with most classes filling quickly. There are still seats open in a variety … Read More
Where will I find the Student Supplies list for each of my classes?
#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
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 share with you! __________________________________ 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 … Read More