A Bloomer-exclusive retreat for those looking to add to their portfolio; meet, hangout, and learn from Jessica Zimmerman, the creator of The Business Behind the Blooms; and take some creative away-time in a place full of southern charm.
September 22 - September 26, 2019
Charleston, South carolina at The Zero George Hotel
Join Jessica Zimmerman and one of the top wedding photographers Charleston this September to put together an unforgettable photo shoot in a charming landscape.
Create lasting memories with fellow bloomers, taking in business tips and knowledge from Jessica during the day and relaxing in a hotel reserved just for us in your downtime.
You’ll also get the chance to create stunning floral arrangements with Jessica to pull off a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot alongside an amazing photographer.
Photo Shoot Inspiration
On our last full retreat day, we will join with top wedding photographer, Heather Payne to produce a wedding photo shoot.
You can see the inspiration for the photo shoot style and colors here.
Charleston Retreat Schedule
Fly in to CHS Airport
Welcome Dinner at Zero George
Attend two Business Sessions led by Jessica
Attend two Floral Sessions led by Jessica
Put together a Photo Shoot alongside Jessica
Fly back home from CHS Airport
Named after the actual street address, Zero George is comprised of sixteen lush guest rooms and studios in three painstakingly restored historic residences and two brick carriage houses that surround a private garden courtyard. We’ve infused it all with a sense of intimacy and warm personality, honoring the buildings’ solid 1804 bones and graceful architecture with measured, timeless design. At Zero George, you’ll find both period millwork and Charleston’s best contemporary art, original heart pine floors and rooms full of heart.
From candlelit lanterns on the veranda to culinary wizardry in Zero George Restaurant + Bar, Zero George celebrates the rich and layered patina of our historic buildings in this historic port city with an equally rich yet refined palette and palate. If you’re an epicure, you’re in the right place, and if you’re more an aficionado of good taste, well, you won’t be disappointed either.
Have your own private room at Zero George!
Because the rooms are unique, yet so similar in their offerings, we will choose your room for you.
Our Garden Suites are located in the original carriage house of Zero George Street and feature a living parlor, a separate study area, a king bedroom, custom furnishings, mini-bar with coffee machine and mini-refrigerator stocked with juices and water.
A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire accentuate the European-style bathroom. A fully furnished oyster shell garden courtyard affords a secluded outdoor sitting area. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors and period millwork can be found throughout the suite.
The Anson Suite is located in the original residence house on the top floor, with a king bedroom and anteroom desk parlor.
A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom. A fully furnished piazza affords a secluded outdoor sitting area with limited views of Charleston harbor. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork can be found throughout the suite.
The Veranda King – the largest guestrooms at our Charleston luxury hotel are located in the restored single houses. They feature custom designed furnishings and a shared outdoor furnished piazza.
A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom. Classic architectural elements include heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork, which can be found throughout the guestrooms.
The Veranda Queen guestrooms are located in the restored Charleston single houses adjoining the courtyard. These luxury hotel rooms feature custom designed furnishings, Queen bedding and a shared outdoor furnished piazza.
A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork can be found throughout the guestroom.
All rooms feature luxury in-room amenities:
Nespresso with an assortment of coffees and teas
32” LCD widescreen HDTV’s on full motion wall mounts
Premium movie channels
Ironing Board and Iron
Izze Sparkling Juices and Bottled Water
Sealy posturepedic mattresses
Italian Frette linens
Two foam and two down alternative pillows
Malin + Goetz bathroom amenities
Wool ring cotton bath terry
Two Boca Terry bathrobes
A Dining Experience for the Discerning Epicurean
Zero Restaurant + Bar will change the way you think about hotel restaurants. This tucked-away gem serves up some of Charleston’s biggest flavors and most dazzling dishes from undoubtedly the tiniest professional kitchen around. But don’t take our word for it:
Condé Nast named Zero George one of the Top 5 Foodie Hotels in the World.
Chef Vinson Petrillo is a master with seasonal local ingredients, elevating dining to a sublime art of delicious sophistication.
FRESH, IMAGINATIVE, MEMORABLE.
Zero Restaurant puts the focus on hyper-seasonal fare, including herbs and vegetables from our own garden. Local fishermen keep us stocked with the freshest seafood, while our farm partners continually amaze us with Lowcountry bounty. Our a-la-carte menu is approachable, imaginative and streamlined, and for the true foodie, our Chef’s Tasting Menu is a truly unforgettable dining experience. Chef Petrillo infuses contemporary American flare into the purest ingredients, bringing forth his passion for the art of fine dining.
For Happy Hour or a post-theatre celebration, the Zero Bar offers a creative mix of craft cocktails, beer and curated wines, including our private label wines from our sister winery in Virginia.
PACK YOUR APPETITE
Meals included with the retreat
Daily European Continental Breakfast: French coffee station – every style imaginable, Assortment of seasonal fruits, Local Charleston baked biscuits, Quiche, Smoked Salmon & Prosciutto, House-made granola, Yogurt, Juices
Evening Wine + Cheese Pairing: Sommelier selected white and red wines, Selection of cheeses and house-made crackers
Two Private Dinners at Zero Restaurant
Glass of bubbly upon arrival
24-Hour Espresso + Coffee Bar
In-Room Izze Sparkling Juices + Bottled Water
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Get five days and four nights in the stunning Zero George Hotel, all to ourselves
Hang out with other Bloomers, people from around the globe who have purchased The Business Behind the Blooms
Attend two business sessions with Jessica teaching you in person
Create stunning floral arrangements with Jessica, and get a headshot with your creation
All breakfasts and lunches, along with two dinners
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Flights to and from your local airport
Transportation from the airport to the Zero George Hotel
Dinners on Monday and Tuesday night (we want you to have the chance to explore the area!)
Very important information
To attend the retreat, you are required to stay at The Zero George Hotel and adhere to our schedule
You are responsible for all transportation to the hotel, including but not limited to:
Flight to and from CHS airport
Taxi ride to and from the Zero George Hotel
In order to keep your focus on the retreat, we ask that you do not bring anyone additional with you.
Due to the logistics involved with hosting an all-inclusive retreat we will be unable to offer refunds once a spot is secured. We can however transfer the seat to another individual if there is a wait list, or if you have someone interested in purchasing your seat, you can sell your seat with prior approval from the Zimmerman team.
If you are interested in any of the Bloomer offers, you must reserve your spot in the month of January. This means whether you pay in full or take advantage of a payment plan, your first payment must be made this month!
If we do not get a certain number of Bloomers to sign up for the retreat, we will not be able to put the retreat on. When you book your flight (on your own; the flight is not included with the retreat), be sure to get insurance on it