HONeys in Sicily - "Photography & Creative Direction" Retreat

Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy

House of Notoire
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Sep 19 - 25, 2019
Group size: 5 - 10
HONeys in Sicily - "Photography & Creative Direction" Retreat
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy

House of Notoire
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Sep 19 - 25, 2019
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip


Break out of your daily routine, discover the world, acquire new skills and gain international friendships! The HONeys Retreats are designed for female creatives that want to immerse themselves in an enriching global experience.  

Be a part of an all-inclusive experience to beautiful destinations around the world.  Our attendees come to feel inspired, indulge themselves in the culture, enhance their career skills, create new friendships and go back home with new valuable connections, knowledge and memories - all of this during an experience of a lifetime.   

Join our 2019 HONeys Retreat and apply today!  

Visit houseofnotoire.com for our other retreat destinations and dates


Join us and you will experience Sicily to the fullest. Fly to Palermo airport, where we’ll pick you up and bring you to our private villa in Isola delle Femmine where we’ll spend 6 nights, and explore Sicily over the week. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Over the week we’ll visit Palermo City and a variety of Sicilian beach towns and villages neighboring Palermo, such as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy Cefalù and enjoy the beaches of Mondello. Get ready to soak in the sun and take a dip every day, visit white sandy beaches, tickle your taste buds with an authentic Italian cooking class, wine tasting, go on adventures and explore the endless mazes of mysterious, inviting and little cobbled streets. Explore Sicily’s rich and colorful history, admire its beauty, eat eat eat and so much more!

Amidst all the fun, we will of course focus on you and your development throughout the week and beyond. In these stimulating surroundings we host our workshops given by Cynthia Ritsma, the founder of House of Notoire, and Florida-based based photographer Kayla Mendez. Cynthia’s workshops will cover: storytelling, personal branding, communications and digital marketing, as well as a business one-to-one consultancy session. Kayla is an experienced editorial, travel and portrait photographer and will give workshops in: “how living a creative life can transform your business”, photography best practices (how t shoot: composition, lighting, editing, styling and more), and a creative photowalk where you will utilize the tools you have learned during the workshops.


That's what the HONey’s retreats are all about!

Terms & Conditions


Please read our terms & conditions on the House of Notoire website before applying.


Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund or exchange for the €650 deposit for this event after purchase. There are also no refunds for the remainder of the full payment after 07/18/2019. (In case cancellation by House of Notoire that was paid through our sites, you will be fully refunded)


Buyer/Attendee agrees to individually, jointly and severally indemnify, defend and hold harmless House of Notoire and all agents, affiliated and corresponding parties, from and against all liability, loss, damage, or expense, including attorney’s fees which may be incurred or sustained as a result of purchase; during the HONey's Retreat, or hereafter, in perpetuity.


We offer a payment plan of three installments after the deposit is paid.

Full balance must be paid by 07/18/2019.

What’s included

    7 day itinerary packed full of refreshing and exciting Sicily adventures
    6 night stay in luxury accommodation in Palermo/ Mondello
    All your meals, snacks & beverages *alcohol not included, unless stated otherwise by host
    Air-conditioned shuttle transportation to and from Palermo airport to accommodation, and during all retreat activities
    A variety of activities such as day trips to Cefalù and other beautiful towns, authentic Italian cooking class, wine tasting, guided meditation, creative workshops, guest speakers, and so much more!
    Hands-on creative workshops with Kayla Mendez
    One-to-One Consultancy with Cynthia Ritsma
    A professional photographer will capture all our memories throughout the trip
    Curated, deluxe, welcome gift bag
    you must organize your own flights
    Additional food or beverages outside of event program
    We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in case of natural disasters, flight issues, or cancellation

Available Packages

Shared Room July Deal (Discount!)
Available until Jul 16, 2019Sold Out

Shared room with a shared kingsize bed.

Details of the discount:

- Deal valid until Monday, July 16th.
- Only valid for shared rooms 

- Non refundable

Shared Room
Available until Sep 19, 2019only 2 left

Shared room with a shared kingsize bed

Deposit: €650

Shared Room July Deal (Discount!)
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House of Notoire
House of Notoire is an international community for women to connect with each other and acquire (professional) skills through international creative retreats, events, and online storytelling. Our retreats are hosted around the world during a 6-night, 7-days, all-inclusive experience with the opportunity to network with a global network of female creatives. CONNECTING WOMEN WORLDWIDE