Luminous Lounge

Women's Day Retreat for Wellness and Glam April 3rd, 2024 - Featuring 3 Calgary favourites: Stylist to the stars Crystal Mckenzie, Fitness wonderwoman Simone Hodgkinson, and our #1 Makeup Artist Adrienne Furrie

You're overDue For a day to yourself

There's a list of things you want to do... but never quite manage to fit into the calendar...

You need a day out of the city, and no, driving the kids to the ski hill doesn't count

You need to move, yoga please

To put your attention towards your health and nutrition but you've been too busy

To update your makeup routine, taking a lesson has been on the to do list for years now

Your wardrobe feels snoozeville and is desperately in need of some fresh energy but you have no idea where to even start

Time in Nature - Crossing at Ghost River

Okay gals, we need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. You need to breath fresh air, see wide open horizons, be somewhere you can feel refreshed and inspired.

Your Luminous Lounge Day Retreat on April 3rd, 2024, takes places at the serene and beautiful The Crossing at Ghost River, just outside of Cochrane Alberta.

We'll spend our day in a rustic barn-style loft featuring soaring ceilings, large windows, and sliding glass doors leading to a large sun deck. Along with a cozy lounge with a wood-burning fireplace – perfect for a little peace and quiet.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

The Vibe - Cozy meets Glam meets Nature

Yes Luminous Lounge Spring 2024 will be a relaxing, fun filled day, and you're also going to learn a ton...

Your Expert Line Up

Simone Hodgkinson - Fitness | Wellness

Simone Hodgkinson - Fitness | Wellness

Simone has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 30 years. She has a background in Sports Science, Psychology, Education, Fitness, Pilates and Yoga. She now specializes in Yoga Therapy to improve posture, alignment and mobility. Trained in the Iyengar style of Yoga, Simone fuses her fitness/science background to present sessions that are informative, practical and achievable for everyone.  She has presented at international conferences, written several manuals, presented on TV and written for newspapers and magazines. Originally from the UK, she now resides in Canada and she is the director of Physical Yoga, the Group Fitness Director for The Glencoe Club, a Bender Ball Master Trainer, a ViPR Group Pro Trainer and an education provider for Fitness Alberta.

Your Luminous Lounge Day Retreat experience begins with an Iyengar style YOGA session led by Simone focusing on full body strength and stretch to help you find your stillness and your inner power. This Iyengar based class will focus on alignment and structure so your poses are safe and effective. It will begin with a meditation and end with a savasana. Options will be offered throughout. No experience necessary.

After a refreshing coffee and breakfast break you will also be treated to a presentation by Simone sharing her best actionable tips to help you find your inner wellness, health and radiant glow through nutrition, movement and mind set.

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Adrienne Furrie - Makeup | Beauty

Adrienne Furrie - Makeup | Beauty

Adrienne Furrie is a professional makeup artist and beauty brand founder with over 20 years of experience working in beauty, fashion, and business.

“From a young age I’ve been fascinated with the power of makeup and clothing to express and alter who we are; both how we feel about ourselves and how others respond to us. I started this business in part, to share that knowledge with people who might feel intimidated or left behind by the ‘beauty’ world.”

Adrienne works regularly with some of North America’s top stylists and photographers, on video production sets and in fashion shows. She also works as a makeup artist for special events and personal photoshoots. Armed with this skill set, Adrienne loves to take the latest tools and trends and make them accessible to everyone. Adrienne’s live makeup classes and one-to-one tutorials focus on teaching individuals make-up for the real world. Whether that’s how to master the non-makeup-makeup-look, or how to do the perfect smoky eye - clients leave feeling more pulled together, and a lot more confident in their own skin.

My goal is to ensure my clients never have to worry about doing their makeup “wrong”. I want them to look in the mirror with love and acceptance -  confident in the knowledge of what steps to take to feel their most beautiful and polished.

After your relaxing lunch break, you'll get to finally take that makeup lesson you've been wanting to do for years. Enjoy a hands-on makeup workshop teaching you all the tips and tricks to creating a beautiful glowing, radiant, natural appearance to your skin. Along with lots of practical tips on framing your eyes, how to avoid heavy looking makeup and all the common makeup concerns! Learn to create the ultimate no-makeup, makeup look.

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Crystal Mckenzie - Celebrity Stylist | Wardrobe Stylist

Crystal Mckenzie - Celebrity Stylist | Wardrobe Stylist

Crystal Mckenzie, an Emmy Nominated wardrobe buyer with over 15 years of expertise in the industry. Renowned as a Celebrity buyer for iconic series like "The Last of Us" and "Ghostbusters," to name a few, she and her team have curated unforgettable looks that transcend the screen. Her keen eye for style extends to offering personalized services, including closet edits and personal shopping, ensuring her clients radiate confidence in every aspect of their lives.

Notably, Crystal Mckenzie is celebrated for her contribution to "The Last of Us" series, earning an Emmy nomination! Her creative touch and commitment to excellence have also made her a sought-after Stylist for television commercials from Infinity to Canada Goose, where she continues to bring fashion to life.

With an impressive track record and an innate ability to understand the unique style of each client, Crystal Mckenzie stands as a beacon of innovation in the world of fashion, leaving an indelible mark on both the small and big screens. 

Your Luminous Lounge Day Retreat will revitalize your approach to how you think about your wardrobe. Learn from Crystal as she shares her expertise on how to "Elevate your elegance: A Style Journey" touching on a range of fashion and style topics including sustainable luxury, trends, investment wardrobe strategies, personalized accessories and more.

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Ready to register? Here are the next steps

Details: Wednesday April 3rd, 8:00am to 5:00pm at The Crossing at Ghost River near Cochrane Alberta

Included: Yoga Session + Breakfast + Health Wellness presentation with Simone + Lunch + Hands on makeup lesson with Adrienne + Afternoon coffee and snack (cookies!) + Wardrobe Styling Session with Crystal

Tickets: $625 plus GST. Space is limited to 20 people. Tickets are required in advance and will not be available for purchase at the door. Reserve Your Spot By Clicking Here

Who this is for: Women, those who identify as women, or those who are curious about the female arts of wellness, beauty and style. All are welcome, we are a safe and inclusive environment.


What to Bring With You on Your Retreat Day

Water Bottle

Journal and Pen

Cozy layer

Yoga mat (mats will also be available if you don't own one)

A break from your phone/watch/email!

What to Wear

Comfortable stretchy layers you can do yoga in

A big cozy layer you can pop over top of your yoga outfit to stay warm

If you’d like a change of clothes for the rest of the day, or to stay in your yoga gear, it’s entirely up to you

How do I prep for the makeup session? Do I need to bring my own makeup?

All makeup and brushes needed for the workshop will be made available for your use. No need to bring along your personal makeup supplies.

We will reach out in advance of the class to ensure we know your shades and are properly prepared to have everything you'll need at the class.

Please arrive at your retreat day wearing no makeup. Or if that feels too out of your comfort zone come as you prefer and makeup remover wipes will be on hand.