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Our second Laine Retreat will be held in a place that holds a very special spot in our hearts: South Tyrol, Italy.

This retreat will be all about taking it slowly, knitting, enjoying the moment and making memories that will last a lifetime. We will stay at Ottmanngut, a small family-owned boutique hotel located in the charming, old Alpine town Merano, where we photographed parts of our issue 2.

We will start each day with a 2-course, freshly made breakfast. We will also enjoy home-cooked lunches and dinners using local ingredients made in the hotel kitchen. During the retreat, we will have plenty of time to relax and knit, stroll in the town and enjoy the breathtaking views with mountains rising high at the horizon.

There will also be one half-day photography workshop, which will teach you how to express your own personal voice through pictures. This workshop will be held by our dear friend and colleague Simone Hawlisch who is widely known for her strong, visual storytelling. Furthermore, we have a huge pleasure of having The Queen of Brioche, Nancy Marchant, with us! Nancy will give a half-day brioche class that guides us beyond the basics – which we can not wait! On one evening, we will also head to a local restaurant to enjoy a tasteful dinner.

Laine Retreat will be hosted by Jonna Hietala and Sini Ellen of Laine Magazine.

Open for 16 people.

When: 1st – 5th June, 2018.

Where: The retreat will take place in Merano, South Tyrol, Italy. We will stay at The Ottmanngut, a beautiful and quiet sanctuary hidden behind old stone walls and a lush garden with palm and citrus trees. The historic hotel offers eleven comfortable rooms, each with a unique character, a library, a dining room and a secluded garden. We will have the whole house just for ourselves.

Nearest airports are Verona, Venice, Milan, Innsbruck and Munich from which you can either take a rental car, train or bus. South Tyrol Merano

How much: All prices are given in Euro. In a double room with a shared double bed: 1.750 €. A deposit of 50% is needed for registration and the final payment is due April 31th 2018. Note! This retreat is perfect for friends and couples, because of the shared double beds.

Includes: (Please note that airfare as well as transfer to and from the airport is not included.)

- 4 nights stay at The Ottmanngut
- all meals, refreshments and snacks during the retreat: 4 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 4 x dinner, including a dinner out at a typical restaurant in Merano
- wine and snacks upon arrival
- goodie bag
- transportation to all retreat activities
- a photography workshop with Simone Hawlisch
- a half-day brioche class with Nancy Marchant

Terms and cancellation policy: The retreat is non-refundable, unless you can find someone to take your place. Please note that travel insurance is not included. We strongly advice you to have travel insurance in the unlikely event of natural disasters, strikes, health problems or other unforeseen events. 

To reserve a spot, please write a couple of lines about yourself and contact us at jonna(at)lainemagazine.com or sini(at)lainemagazine.com.

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