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Eat, Play, Love

Retreats for women in Italy who want the live La Dolce Vita


Ciao I'm Wendy, and I'm in charge of Passion & Sparkle at Almost Perfect.

Do you dream of having time for yourself and changing how you think about your body and life?

Do you want to start putting your needs as high up on the list as the people you always seem to care for?

Do you want to enjoy gorgeous accommodations, meet like-minded women and create lasting friendships with yourself and other women who truly understand your struggles?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Italy and experience living La Dolce Vita; drinking wine, eating good food and taking an evening stroll through the local streets people watching as you go?

Are you looking for a once in a lifetime experience in Italy?
Do you want MORE?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then join me for one of these amazing retreats

Let's take a look at the finer details

Both retreats will take place in the beautiful region of Abruzzo, a unique location by the coast, yet surrounded by mountains. This is the real Italy: charming, traditional and very friendly, with good food and wine too. You'll get to experience the best of what the region can offer, old towns, wine, cooking, as well as plenty of time to create space for yourself to relax and start planning what's possible for the next phase of your life when you return home. 

Each retreat will include 

  • Time to start creating a life you want to lead - it will be a series of discussions, 1:1 mentoring, and time on your own to begin discovering how you can start putting yourself first and learning to be confident with who you're becoming. We'll focus on the challenges you face, whether that's emotional eating, body shame, lack of energy or creating boundaries. This is going to be the next stage of your life, how you'll live the next ten years or more. It's an important step, so we'll make sure you go home confident that you're on a new path. 

  • A visit to a cantina with wine tasting - Abruzzo has some incredible wineries. We'll visit one of them to see why there are so many award-winning varieties here.

  • A visit to a local town - Old, walled, hillside towns are the perfect places to stroll in narrow streets and soaking up the atmosphere and maybe do some shopping....window or otherwise.

  • A cooking class - So much fun! Cooking classes with a local, learn to create your own simple but delicious dishes. Healthy, quick and easy to recreate at home.

  • A visit to a local market - Every town and village has its weekly market where the local people go for fruit, vegetables and all kinds of things. We'll also do as the locals do and enjoy lunch out too.

  • Eating out in a traditional restaurant - There's nothing like eating out in a traditional trattoria: rustic furniture, old fashioned service and great food. You won't leave hungry.

What You'll Come Away With...

  •  A renewed view of your 'self', knowing who you really are and loving it. ​

  • Being confident to create space for yourself at home, whatever life throws at you.

  • Know how to substitute your old habits with new healthy ones.

  • ​A clear vision about what you want for the next ten years of your life.

  • ​Love for your beautiful body and knowing how to take care of it.

  • A feeling of hope, gratitude and a lot of new friends. 


I've planned two retreats for 2022, one in the spring the other in autumn, the best times to avoid the crowds. Below, you'll find more specific details of what you can expect from each date, but please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

May 14th - 21st

Location - Villa Fruttanoce

This is a beautiful villa, owned by one of my best friends, you'll be guaranteed of a very warm welcome.

On this retreat you will have a choice of accommodation types from single occupancy with private facilities to shared rooms and bathrooms.


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October 9th - 16th

Location - Villalfonsina 

This villa is a spectacular in ground hotel run by Ingrid and Pele, and it's an absolutely perfect location for a private and relaxing retreat.

The couple have been hosting retreats for many years and so know how to treat their guests with care and attention. When you add all the wonderful things I have planned for you, you won't fail to be impressed with your stay here.

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