New Orleans escape CoveyClub June 5-7 2020 fun food coaching

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Escape with Covey to New Orleans: Food, Fun, Finding Your Answer to Change. June 5-7, 2020

Come join amazing women like you who want to learn, connect, and network for business and friendship

By Lesley Jane Seymour

New Orleans is a city of change — change that was forced upon it and its citizens for centuries. It’s also a city of resilience and joy. Moving here last September helped me reinvent myself and move on from one stage of my life (mothering and corporate leadership) to becoming a member of an unbelievably open, welcoming community. Everyone here is friendly, quirky, creative. And everyone has a story. Citizens walk among history every day and never forget that the entire city had to reinvent itself after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Every day I hear a new story of how people respond to change, create community, and care for one another.

On top of it all, you have great weather (though it can be unpredictable!), phenomenal food (these people won’t waste one calorie on a bad meal), and incredible music.

We will meet, connect, learn, drink, have fun, and if you want, do some deep work on personal change. I am looking forward to showing you my new city and hoping you come to love it as much as I do!

Here is the preliminary schedule (please remember, specific items are open to change):

International House Hotel

Stay at International House Hotel in the French Quarter

Friday, June 5:
*Check in to the International House Hotel of New Orleans
*Cocktails and welcome from Lesley Jane Seymour

galartoire's glass

*Dinner at Galatoire’s, famous since 1905


Preservation Hall, New Orleans

Listen to music at Preservation Hall, which has been kept the same since 1961

*Big Shot tickets and tour of Preservation Hall

Saturday, June 6:

Yoga at the Cabildo

Morning yoga in the Cabildo Museum

*Yoga at the Cabildo (site of the Louisana transfer in 1803)
*Shopping (using Covey’s insider’s guide) or free time for museums

Dooky Chase Restaurant

*Creole brunch at Dooky Chase and reading by former First Lady of New Orleans Sybil Morial from her book, Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment

*Coaching from Wendy and Dana of Camp Reinvention: “When Change Happens to You: How to Respond, Adapt, or Reinvent”
*Fireside chat with Lesley Jane Seymour and local reinventors
*Dinner at Upperline with remarks by owner JoAnn Clevenger

Sunday, June 7:
*Walking tour on the history of jazz
*Visit with a reinventor who has changed the lives of the youth of New Orleans, or Part II of Responding to Change with Wendy and Dana

Commander's palace

*Brunch in the Garden District at the renowned Commander’s Palace, famous since 1893
*Free time and depart


Early bird pricing (ends March 31): $1950/person for a double room with two double beds (bring a friend!) and $2476 for a single room with a king bed; taxes and fees included.  Prices include hotel for 2 nights, 2 dinners, 2 lunches/brunches, 1 cocktail party, 1 walking tour, 1 music event, 1 yoga, transport to and from these events.

Pricing for locals without hotel, will remain the same (our lowest possible price)  at $1734.

After March 31st, prices go up to $2150/person for the double and to $2676/person for a single. Transportation to and from New Orleans, or to and from airports and terminals, is not included. Shopping purchases not included, nor is transport to and from shopping areas.

Plus 3% processing fee (you can save that fee by paying by Zelle or check).

We can accommodate vegetarian meal requests as long as they are made ahead of time.

Rooms are limited. To save your place right away, write


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