I just returned from the most amazing weekend at the Uncooking101 raw food retreat, held on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southern coast of Massachusetts and led by the uncooking queen herself, Éva Rawposa.
Éva kindly and generously invited me to join the group this past weekend and help out with teaching a few classes!
The retreat was held in an outrageously beautiful home right on the water. It’s like it came straight out of a movie.
Almost too pretty to be real!
Éva, though I know she’ll disagree with me (!), has got to be one of the most organized and ambitious women I’ve ever met. She packed the 4-day retreat full of raw food classes, meals, and activities galore. You can’t even begin to imagine the value Éva provided to all attendees.
In between all the kitchen time, I also enjoyed some quiet time and much-needed relaxation: bicycling around the island, wandering up and down quaint streets full of shops, reading novels in a hammock, and more. This house was a dream come true.
And the food…the food! Éva absolutely floored us with the meals she planned and arranged. She spared no expense when it came to securing organic produce and best-quality ingredients, and our group had crazy amounts of fun putting the meals together. We ate like kings and queens!
By a stroke of serendipity, Matt happened to have a business conference in Boston last week, and when it was over, he came and joined us on the island for the remainder of the weekend!
The best part of all? I made a whole bunch of new friendships that I expect will last a lifetime. I miss these people already! The camaraderie we all found on this trip was truly priceless.
Friends, I am barely scratching the surface here of all we saw and did during this incredible Uncooking101 raw food retreat. Éva outdid herself to such a degree that words can’t do it justice…the setting, the scenery, the food, the people, the laughs, everything was so far above and beyond what I had expected or hoped for that I am blown away in every sense. I couldn’t possibly even blog it all, so I’ve created a new Facebook album where I’m cataloging all my photos from the trip. I should have them all (over 150 of them, including tons of the mouthwatering food) in there by the end of today, so you can browse away.
Thank you SO MUCH again, Éva, for everything!
And readers, you will want to keep an eye on Éva’s site and watch out for the next Uncooking101 vacations in 2013. They book fast…and I see now exactly why! It was the best, most enjoyable event I’ve attended in a very long time.