To say I understand the many hats we wear as women is to put it lightly. As a wife of 20 years, a mom to 4, and an entrepreneur of 17 years - I fully understand the weight you may carry.
Travel is something that inspired me as a young person, but I thought I had to put it aside once I became a mother. Mom guilt hit me hard.
Through the years (& via an epic invitation to work in Italy, a story I'll share with you over a glass of wine on our trip), I learned to fight through the layers of societal norms to carve my own little path in the world.
Now I spend my time creating magical experiences for other women. Helping you reconnect with yourself in a beautiful place that leaves you with a full heart, full belly, and inspiration for your future.
She manicured such a detailed and unique experience for every single one of us ladies who joined in the adventure. I will never look at Florence the same way - it will always have a special place in my heart thanks to the memories that were created during those chats, tours, private concerts, and three hour long dinners with my new friends. I wish everyone I love would take a leap and sign up for one of Amanda's trips and have a magical experience of their own!
Let's Fly Away
Illuminare is an Italian word that means to illuminate; to light up.
That's exactly how I want you to feel during an Illuminare Retreat. Like the light inside yourself has been flicked back on. Reconnecting with yourself, your passions & interests - all while being pampered in a beautiful setting.
These retreats were born out of a love of crafting once-in-a-lifetime style experiences abroad for women.
Day after day, surprise after surprise, this entire experience was more than I’ll ever be able to describe.