Island Inn
REGISTRATION is a two-step process. You must first have a reservation with the Island Inn Sanibel before you can register for the retreat. I recommend that you first visit the Inn's web site to familiarize yourself with the types of rooms available. When you decide what type of room you would like, call them at 800-851-5088 and make your reservation. NOTE: If you are local, to economize, you may opt to arrive on the morning of the 13th. We will be meeting at 7:30 AM outside the Kimball Lodge to go shelling. Plan to check out on the morning of the 15th. * * * * * * * If you are traveling in via air, you should plan to stay for 3 - 4 nights, arriving sometime on the 12th, and check out on either the 15th or the 16th, depending on what works best for you. * * * * * Once you have registered with the Inn, please e-mail me at [email protected] and provide me with an address so that I can send you the retreat registration materials. * * * * * * To reserve your space, you will be required to pay a $50 DEPOSIT. Final Payment of $300 is due on April 1, 2015. CANCELLATION POLICIES: Your payment to me is 100% refundable if you cancel on or before April 8, 2015. After April 8, 2015, your payment is NON-refundable. The Island Inn will notify you of their cancellation policy when you reserve your room. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NOTE there are a couple of single rooms that are a great value at $115 per night. They fill up quickly, so register early. If you are planning to attend with a friend and share a room, you will find that to be an even better value, but again please do not delay as space is limited. * * * * * Please do not hesitate to e-mail me with your questions!
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lanaa kloch

bonjour catherine,

what an exciting itinery...looking forward to macaroons @ laduree..yummy...

obviously, you have done a lot of research. you've included places i'm so excited to explore..


lana kloch

have a wonderful day


bonjour fellow travelers !!

Catherine, your areas of interest sound delightful and I am atingle with excitement to partake is your wonderful adventure !!

Thank you for all your efforts !

adieu '


Make that, "partake IN your wonderful adventures"

I'm just so looking forward to the adventure!



Make that, "partake IN your wonderful adventures"

I'm just so looking forward to the fun!


Sharon Bruner

WOW! What a trip! I have been all over this city with all the great links you provided! I wanna go! wah!!!! What an organizer you are. My daughter and her husband honeymooned in this same area Jan 09 in a rented apartment and dearly loved it (regardless of the 25 degree weather!).

Sandy Price

I found your site while browsing references to my book on the French flea markets--and I see you reference an earlier edition I wrote in 1999, rather than my new book, The Flea Markets of France, published by The Little Bookroom in 2010. I think you will find the new book very informative (and much more up-to-date). Best, Sandy Price

kathy mcelroy

Your itinerary sounds divine. Hope to see you in Paris in Oct, 2011.


Is there still room in this adventure?


Hi Bev,

Sorry, we have a full house.  But, I will add you name to the waiting list.  Thank you for your interest. ~ Catherine


Hello Catherine,
I am a friend of Carole, who previously wrote you for the 2011 trip. We were wondering what is planned for 2012 and can we be included on a waiting list now?
Amazing adventure.

Catherine Moore

At this point I don't know. I will have a better idea after we do this in the fall. Stay tuned!

Karla van den Bergh

Hi Catherine

I am so sad that your visit to Paris is fully booked. Please consider a trip next year!

Sharon Bruner

I made this trip with a group --6 of us from Oklahoma, Missouri and England! What great fun we had and also met Catherine and her group at the Musee d'Orsay! What a treat! We visited with the artists from her group....what a talented bunch of ladies. Hoping to return to this beautiful city again! Best to you all, sharon

Catherine Moore

Hi Sharon! Just returned home last night and I'm still on Paris time. It was such a pleasure to meet you, Susan, Pat and the other members of your group of bon vivants! That was certainly one luxurious lunch, wasn't it? The food was amazing, the service could not have been better, the setting magical, and meeting you all was the cherry on top. We'll have to do it again some time. XoXo ~ Catherine

Sandy Price

Hi there. I notice that on your blog you cite a book I wrote called Exploring the Flea Markets of France, published in 1999. I wanted you to know that much more recently, in 2009, I rewrote and updated the book and published it under the title, The Flea Markets of France,ISBN 978-1-892145-59-8. The new book, published in 2009 is illustrated and beautifully designed by the publisher, The Little Bookroom. As the older book is now out of print, perhaps you could replace the reference to it with the new one and also tell your readers about it. Best regards, Sandy Price

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Catherine Moore grew up in South Florida and has shelled Sanibel and collected shells for more than twenty years. This will be Catherine's third Sanibel Island artist retreat. Catherine has conducted workshops throughout the US, Italy and Paris.