The genuine and personal experience

Welcome to Events by Carol

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The story

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.

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The retreats

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.

 

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Corporate events

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!

Client testimonials

Lena, Västervik

"I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful retreat! You are the perfect hostess with a great ability to think of the small details that make a difference. Wonderful ambiance and harmony, food prepared with love and care and alot of patience for your guests... I will remember yesterday like a small shining jewel for a long time..."

Lena from Västervik, Winterboost in Stockholm, December 2016

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Lena from Västervik, Winterboost in Stockholm, December 2016

"I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful retreat! You are the perfect hostess with a great ability to think of the small details that make a difference. Wonderful ambiance and harmony, food prepared with love and care and alot of patience for your guests... I will remember yesterday like a small shining jewel for a long time..."

Therese, Karlshamn

"I loved the food, lovely house and comfortable beds! Great conversations with the other women. And I loved the details; nailpolish and creams. So personal and caring. I had high expectations but the retreat was even better than I expected"

Therese from Karlshamn, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

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Therese from Karlshamn, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

"I loved the food, lovely house and comfortable beds! Great conversations with the other women. And I loved the details; nailpolish and creams. So personal and caring. I had high expectations but the retreat was even better than I expected"

Monica from Stockholm

"Pure pleasure for heart and soul! Our yoga instructor Emmanuelle had the ability to understand, meet and challenge us each individually. Carol is the perfect hostess, cooks wonderful food, and made us all feel so welcome! I can really recommend a retreat in this little piece of paradise!"

Monica from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

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Monica from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

"Pure pleasure for heart and soul! Our yoga instructor Emmanuelle had the ability to understand, meet and challenge us each individually. Carol is the perfect hostess, cooks wonderful food, and made us all feel so welcome! I can really recommend a retreat in this little piece of paradise!"

Maria from Värmdö

"This yoga retreat in Nice was probably the best treat to myself ever! Spending time together with 7 beautiful and amazing women, including the coolest yoga instructor and a caring and loving hostess, has been a blessing and exactly what my body and mind needed right now."

Maria from Värmdö, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

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Maria from Värmdö, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

"This yoga retreat in Nice was probably the best treat to myself ever! Spending time together with 7 beautiful and amazing women, including the coolest yoga instructor and a caring and loving hostess, has been a blessing and exactly what my body and mind needed right now."

Marita from Stockholm

”Grateful for these past days. For the trust, the environment and the food, oh the food! Everything is so beautifully composed and planned, genuine and thoughtful, with beautiful views and lots of wonderful yoga. Thank you with all my heart."

Marita from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2017

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Marita from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2017

”Grateful for these past days. For the trust, the environment and the food, oh the food! Everything is so beautifully composed and planned, genuine and thoughtful, with beautiful views and lots of wonderful yoga. Thank you with all my heart."

Maria J from Stockholm

“For me yoga was taken to a whole new level by spending a weekend in this lovely French villa, with Emmanuelle’s inspiring classes, Carol’s truly superb food and so much caring and positive energy from beginning to end”.

Maria J from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

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Maria J from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

“For me yoga was taken to a whole new level by spending a weekend in this lovely French villa, with Emmanuelle’s inspiring classes, Carol’s truly superb food and so much caring and positive energy from beginning to end”.

Sara C from Stockholm

“I arrived to Villa Rosa for our yoga retreat weekend without any expectations. I was overwhelmed by how great the food tasted, how wonderful and insightful the yoga instructor was, the stunning scenery and had the best hostess that welcomed us with open arms. Already booked for next spring’s retreat!”.

Sara C from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

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Sara C from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in Nice Spring 2016

“I arrived to Villa Rosa for our yoga retreat weekend without any expectations. I was overwhelmed by how great the food tasted, how wonderful and insightful the yoga instructor was, the stunning scenery and had the best hostess that welcomed us with open arms. Already booked for next spring’s retreat!”.

Sofie, Falun

"Thinking about our retreat with warmth, love and happiness. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home and sharing your sweet energy! You are a remarkable woman and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet you and hear your story. So grateful!"

Sofie from Falun, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

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Sofie from Falun, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

"Thinking about our retreat with warmth, love and happiness. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home and sharing your sweet energy! You are a remarkable woman and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet you and hear your story. So grateful!"

Malin, Stockholm

"Thank you for a fantastic day in your warm and beautiful home. I feel strong and peaceful after our team event together here. Wonderful food and inspiration!"

Malin from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018.

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Malin from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018.

"Thank you for a fantastic day in your warm and beautiful home. I feel strong and peaceful after our team event together here. Wonderful food and inspiration!"

Catja, Stockholm

"I will be back soon. I really needed a retreat and I feel so much better after just a few days of your care. You are great at what you do! And I already miss Emmanuelles massages and yoga."

Catja from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

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Catja from Stockholm, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

"I will be back soon. I really needed a retreat and I feel so much better after just a few days of your care. You are great at what you do! And I already miss Emmanuelles massages and yoga."

Helena, Gävle

"This retreat exceeded my expectations! So much dedication and heart in Maria's yoga and the food was AMAZING! I would buy the cookbook if you had one. Loved the details in the house, such as suntan lotions, nailpolish, body lotions, etc."

Helena from Gävle, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

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Helena from Gävle, Yoga retreat in France Autumn 2016

"This retreat exceeded my expectations! So much dedication and heart in Maria's yoga and the food was AMAZING! I would buy the cookbook if you had one. Loved the details in the house, such as suntan lotions, nailpolish, body lotions, etc."

Therese, Stockholm

"You have a real ability to create warm and personal atmospheres and make people relax. The topics in your workshop are important and perfectly challenging. The whole day was so beautifully organised for our team and I am already planning for us to come back."

Therese from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018

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Therese from Stockholm, Team event in Stockholm Spring 2018

"You have a real ability to create warm and personal atmospheres and make people relax. The topics in your workshop are important and perfectly challenging. The whole day was so beautifully organised for our team and I am already planning for us to come back."

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