It wasn’t all work at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Conference in Palm Springs. I considered it more of a working “vacation”. First, I was able to stay at my friend Lydia’s house and have a short visit with her and her partner. Since I don’t get to see them very often, that was a treat. But back at the Miramonte Resort and Spa, the Conference volunteers and sponsers were doing their best to keep us all in a happy, festive mood. Without an exception, everyone involved with the conference was always cheerful and willing to help (and these are all volunteers!). Refreshments and snacks were always available and the various meals that we had outdoors were so pleasant.
But the highlight of the week had to be the Carnival Extravaganza sponsored by Essential Wholesale. Jugglers, stilt walkers, carnival masks, open bar, a fantastic dinner and two comedians!
Did I mention the open bar? This was an ice sculpture that squirted out fruity martinis! I overheard quite a few attendees complain of headaches the next morning, so I guess everyone had a great time! 🙂 I know I did!