Welcome to Events by Carol
The vision for “Events by Carol” grew out of a genuine desire to share my experiences and lessons learned after my fast paced corporate life led to a burn-out. A desire to create awareness and inspire others to a fuller, healthier lifestyle.
My journey involved some life-changing decisions as I chose to take all my past experiences, strengths and skills and create something new. A space for personal sustainability, growth and mindfulness in a peaceful, relaxing environment.
My goal is to create a qualitative and genuine experience in which both private and corporate groups are invited to reflect, relax and recharge.
Our retreats take place in our lovely villa in the south of France and in our home in Stockholm, Sweden.
We welcome every guest with open arms and a genuine desire to promote healthy eating, well-being and rest. A retreat is a place for you to be inspired and find new energy. Our retreats offer an at-home feeling with a warm sense of detail and a touch of luxury.
We take the time for yoga and stillness. We let ourselves be inspired by mindful cooking and we enjoy the beautiful and peaceful environment. It is truly an experience for all your senses.
We offer a spacious and comfortable at-home setting in Stockholm and Nice, for smaller groups seeking a fully private, peaceful and personal experience.
Take the opportunity to focus on new strategies, goals and teambuilding in a relaxing and energizing setting with healthy, delicious meals. Add a mindful cooking workshop, a thought-provoking talk about personal sustainability or a relaxing yoga session to the day to further inspire your team.
After almost 20 years of experience as an executive assistant with event planning and project management in corporations of all sizes, we are fully aware of the components and importance of successful conferences and meetings.
This is Carol
Events by Carol grew out of a genuine desire to promote holistic health and personal sustainability for individuals and organizations. By sharing what I have learned from my past experiences I strive to help others with healthier habits and a more mindful approach to life.
After an unusually chaotic and stressful period in my life, on both a personal and a professional level, I stopped functioning as I always had. I found myself in constant pain, unnaturally forgetful and no longer able to process information or separate the urgent from the unimportant. I was diagnosed with fatigue syndrome and spent over a year away from work, and life as I knew it.
I had reached a point where almost everything I thought was important needed to be re-evaluated. I started to reflect on what we do with our energy, how we prioritize ourselves and how we measure performance and success.
It was a painful and difficult, but necessary and extremely educative journey. I came out the other end with an insight and an understanding I didn’t have before. And the idea for “Events by Carol” was born.
I felt inspired and passionate about helping others find new ways to be healthy and personally sustainable, to handle stress and create space to reflect and recharge. To rest, repair and manage energy. I needed to make a true difference. For others. To help people avoid the mistakes I had made. To learn from what I had learned.
MY PASSION FOR FOOD
I do all the cooking for the retreats and conferences. I learned to cook by eating delicious food and being interested in where the different tastes came from. I love using lemon, garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, onions, parsley, mint and so many other delicious ingredients.
My mother was an amazing cook with recipes from Greece, Lebanon, Italy, Iran, Thailand and the famous Swedish meatballs.
My guests tell me to write a cookbook, and one day I will, but I don’t have any recipes! I never follow them. I become inspired by things I see at the market or in the shops, and I take it from there. I often hear that my food feels healthy, but still delicious. Like its hard to combine. But for me, that’s the key. I cook with love and passion, I follow the seasons, the colors and if you shop where I shop you may find me lost in thought by the vegetable or fish stand. Silent, thinking, feeling and mentaly tasting. Letting the idea of what to serve, and how to present it, form in my head.
This may all sound a little strange, but the reviews I get about the food can’t all be wrong, and hope I have inspired you enough to want to come over and taste it yourself!
Lena from Västervik, Winterboost in Stockholm, December 2016
Therese from Karlshamn, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016
Monica from Stockholm
Monica from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016
Maria from Värmdö
Maria from Värmdö, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016
Marita from Stockholm
Marita from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2017
Maria J from Stockholm
Maria J from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016
Sara C from Stockholm
Sara C from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016
Sofie from Falun, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016
Malin from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018.
Catja from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016
Helena from Gävle, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016
Therese from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018
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