Special Events
Join Us! April 1 – 3, 2016

A Texas Hill Country Retreat on Lake Buchanan








LocaLiciousLiving and A Food Journey


Beyond the Horizon

A Retreat for Women

The vastness of the horizon bound by the blue of the sky and the sparkle of the sun can make us take a deep breath and go to a place inward that we rarely allow ourselves to venture. It can make us feel small, as well as free. There is even more beyond the horizon of what the eye cannot see, that is just as sparkling or even more so ~ as it is new territory to some of us.

As women, there is so much more to us than we think, or give ourselves credit for. There is more to us beyond our own horizon…than what meets the eye. There is a depth and sparkle to us that sometimes we don’t acknowledge or nobody else acknowledges.

We are all creatures of passion and creativity, although it may not seem like it at times. If you feel like you have lost that sparkle, passion or creativity that you remember you once had, just know that it is still there…inside of you. When life gets in the way; school, kids, family matters, stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfill you, paying bills, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a relationship…and the list goes on, this can really douse the sparkle in our own desires.

We put on our happy face and go out into the world, ignoring our feelings, as well as that little tug that we feel on the inside, that we should listen to…but we don’t. Ignoring our struggles, hurts and fears, we pretend everything is “just fine”. Then we tend to go into auto-pilot, go back into work on Monday at a job that isn’t fulfilling, or continue in a relationship that is unsatisfying staying in this “just fine” phase. Before you know it, years have passed and we’re completely stressed out, burned out and checked out. How did that happen? Where has the “real me” gone? Is this really all there is to my life?

Just know, you are not alone.

If this sounds like you and you feel so called, please join us for an intimate gathering of kindred-spirited women. Join us for a journey inward, to explore your heart’s desires, to reflect and to create a path to live in alignment with your goals and dreams. We will combine intention and awareness with action, for clarity and focus.

As you explore your heart, you will begin to connect with yourself in a new way. Your senses and awareness will be heightened, your mind will open allowing new things to surface. This is where transformation happens.

Put a sparkle back into YOU by surrounding yourself with nature and a like-minded community of women. Combine that with a beautiful, scenic, tranquil setting along with organic, real food and it creates a nourishing adventure not only for your mind and body, but also for your spirit.

Who This is For





This is an intimate gathering of like-minded women. We have space for up to 10 women on this hill country retreat.

There will be time and space to connect but also to have time alone, if you choose. We promise there will be plenty of space to breathe.

This retreat is for you if:

  • you are burned out, stressed out and/or checked out
  • you feel a stir in your soul when you allow yourself to imagine time away just for YOU
  • you want to experience fresh, organic food to fuel your body
  • you want some peace and quiet time
  • you care about moving towards balance and making a positive impact in your life
  • you want to get reacquainted with nature and natural surroundings in style and comfort
  • you want to have fun and play
  • you want to relax and enjoy
  • you want to unplug
    you’re ready to bring a positive attitude for a beautiful experience for everyone
  • you like the idea of being in a sisterhood community with other loving and supportive kindred-spirited women

What Your Retreat Includes

2 nights accommodations; Friday and Saturday night
All organic, natural and delicious meals
Light lunch on Friday after you arrive
Welcome reception and dinner Friday evening
Saturday; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sunday; Breakfast

Any dietary concerns or restrictions, please let us know in advance

  • Access to snacks, tea and coffee 24 hrs a day
  • Filtered, purified rain water for drinking
  • Hot tub access
  • Lake views and access to shoreline
  • All activity materials and tools to take home
  • Massive night sky for star gazing
  • Evening campfires
  • Library with large selection of books to borrow during your stay
  • Full use of the grounds

Retreat Schedule







*Retreat schedule subject to change

After the Retreat

Individual Coaching

Those that wish to sign up for an individual coaching session with Barbara or Shelley are welcome to do so. This will be available to you after the closing ceremony on Sunday.

Bodywork Massage

You may also sign up for a bodywork massage. This is a separate cost from the retreat and must be set up beforehand.
Additional cost: $145 for 1 1/2 hours of bliss.

What it Does Not Include

Your registration fee does not include airfare or any other types of transportation to and from the Retreat Center.

Meet Barbara

When I suffered the loss of my father from heart disease, it was the deepest sadness I had ever known. I have come to realize and accept that was his journey and I can only learn from what he went through in his life, for my own unique journey, and to share what I know with others. I also worked in the corporate world for 18 years and I know what it’s like to be stressed and burned out, eating on the go, having no time to myself, and not feeling fulfilled…constantly wondering, “is this what life is supposed to be about?” “Is this all there is?”
Through intention and awareness I made changes in my own life. I discovered that getting in touch with the food I ate, connected me to many other things going on in my life. I got in touch with my own intuition, which has led me to an inner peace I never knew (or forgot) I had.

This journey has led me to become a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach guiding and supporting other women to incorporate real food, nature, adventure and community into their lives. My company, LocaLiciousLiving, has helped others to realize their own potential and to know that they can live an inspiring, fulfilling, delicious life. The power comes from within. I believe that it’s not just the power of real food that gives us nourishment but how we choose to live our daily lives.

When I’m not busy coaching others and working, you can usually find me outside, hiking one of the many trails in and around the Austin area, practicing yoga, listening to live music or spending time with family and friends. My sister and I also enjoy running Camp Craft Charms, our own custom charm business in Austin, Texas.

Meet Shelley

Hi there, my name is Shelley Smith, and I am a native Texan who believes whole-heartedly that everyone deserves a fulfilling life. For many years, I tried to do it all (like many women do). I balanced a high stress corporate job, while trying to raise my young daughter as a single parent. It was hard, and at times, it was really hard. Then I got married, and added more responsibilities to my full plate. I was so overbooked in my life, I had no time for myself. Years of taking care of others, and not taking care of myself eventually took its toll. With my health declining, and spirit waning, I decided to make some changes in my life.

What I discovered was that in addition to not eating well and not taking care of myself, I was following someone else’s formula for success instead of following my own intuition. Once I started following what I knew to be true for me, my life began to shift, and I felt a sense of fulfillment and peace that had been missing.

These changes had a profound positive impact on my life, and led me to the path of Health and Wellness Coaching. My company, A Food Journey, has helped women find the life they crave through good nutrition, lifestyle changes, and adventures, big and small.

With a happy heart, and a big smile, I can often be found walking on nature trails with my family, digging in the garden dirt, or listening to some good music.


  • Early Bird Pricing on or before February 10th, 2016: $650
  • Price after February 10th, 2016: $750
  • Deposit of $500 required to reserve your space
  • Remainder due by March 1st, 2016

*Deposit will be deducted from retreat fee*
*Please read the cancellation policy below before registering*

If you have any questions or have any problems registering, please email barbara directly at barbara@localiciousliving.com

Closest Airports:

International airports near Burnet, TX
65 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
91 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT / KSAT) San Antonio International Airport
195 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
215 miles: Houston, TX (IAH / KIAH) George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Domestic airports near Burnet, TX
51 miles: Killeen, TX (GRK / KGRK) Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport
65 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
91 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT / KSAT) San Antonio International Airport
118 miles: Waco, TX (ACT / KACT) Waco Regional Airport

Local airports near Burnet, TX
54 miles: Killeen, TX (ILE / KILE) Skylark Field

Cancellation Policy:

Before March 1st, 2016: If you need to cancel for any reason, we will refund the amount paid minus a $150 administration fee.

On or after March 1st, 2016: There will be no refunds during this time frame, but you may send another fabulous woman in your place.






1330 Waterway Lane  •  Burnet,  TX 78611  •  (512) 756-7878  •  Toll Free: (888) 756-7878