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Malibu, California
Bloomer Retreat

FEBRUARY 3 - 7, 2019

Only 10 spots available!


An all-inclusive Bloomer 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 unlike any other.


February 3 - February 7, 2019
Malibu, California at The Palihouse Hotel and
Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate


Join Jessica Zimmerman and one of the top wedding photographers this February to put together an unforgettable photo shoot in an amazing landscape.

Create lasting memories with fellow bloomers, taking in business tips and knowledge from Jessica during the day and relaxing by the hotel bar 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 at the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate.

The shoot will have a natural, taupe, earth-toned color scheme. An Italian aesthetic and bride in a taupe gown will be the highlight of the shoot.

You can see the inspiration for the photo shoot style and colors here.


Malibu Retreat Schedule



Fly in to LAX Airport
Welcome Dinner at Palihouse



Attend two Business Sessions led by Jessica



Attend two Floral Sessions led by Jessica



Put together a Photo Shoot alongside Jessica


day 5

Fly back home from LAX Airport


Palihouse | West Hollywood

Established with the conviction that neighborhoods, unique experiences and inspiring places are integral to a life well-traveled, Palihouse West Hollywood has been designed so savvy guests can explore the people and places they visit organically, with style, sophistication and individuality. At Palihouse, discriminating tastemakers and world travelers are empowered to experience the heartfelt expressions of residential-style dwelling when traveling without having to compromise on location, style, amenities or service.

In this spirit, they’ve tailored a one-of-a-kind urban lodge that conjures up the ideal pied-a-terre you’ve always imagined. Palihouse provides a welcoming oversized suite, an open table, a place to connect, and a place you’re never alone unless you choose to be. Palihouse West Hollywood also features the festive al fresco Mardi Restaurant, rooftop ‘Sunset Cocktail Lounge’ and a luxurious lobby lounge, which brings guests, residents and neighbors together for signature cocktails, food and more.

Palihouse takes to heart that few things in life are as transformative as the people and places you encounter when you travel. Because when all is said and done, it’s about the experience. Not a boutique hotel and not a luxury residence, Palihouse offers the best of both.


Share a room with a Bloomer


Or have a room all to yourself


Two Bedroom Loft

Luxurious and spacious (1800 – 2000 sqft) residence over two levels, featuring living-dining area with fully equipped kitchen, featuring one – two bathrooms, washer dryer, two King beds, two private terraces and office.

Classic Guest Suite

Expansive (600 -700 sqft) spacious open floor plan suite featuring a separate living- dining area with kitchenette, washer dryer, bedroom area with Queen bed.



Designed to blend residential comfort with a classic and contemporary aesthetic, Palihouse Holloway’s guest residences feature a variety of floor plans, furnishings and other guest accommodations.

features include:

  • An eclectic mix of classic and custom-designed furnishings

  • King or Queen Beds

  • Flat screen LCD TV

  • DVD player

  • Bose stereo with CD player, AM/FM radio

  • Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms

  • Carrera marble bathrooms

  • Luxurious European down pillows and Fili d’Oro Egyptian cotton bed linens

  • Deluxe C.O. Bigelow bath amenities

  • Hair dryer

  • City and hillside views

  • Ceiling fans and operable windows

  • Individual climate control

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Cleaning supply welcome kit




Mardi Restaurant

Mardi restaurant, located within Palihouse West Hollywood, invites you to delight in a festive al fresco dining experience filled with great food, refreshing drinks and a spirited neighborhood atmosphere. Group executive chef, Cameron Slaugh’s menu is fresh and bountiful. The food embodies the essence of a bespoke home-cooked garden party with a distinctly Californian vibe that is seasonal and light. Large format dishes are designed to be shared with the whole table, passed from end-to-end and hand-to-hand. The house-made cocktail program is evocative of a quintessential California special affair and the wine list carefully curated.




Meals included with the retreat

Daily Breakfast

Daily Lunch

One Private Welcome Dinner at Mardi Restaurant

One dinner in Malibu (location TBD)




  • Get five days and four nights in the stunning Palihouse West Hollywood Hotel

  • 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 are included, along with two dinners


  • Flights to and from your local airport

  • Transportation from the airport to the Palihouse Hotel

  • Dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights (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 Palihouse West Hollywood Hotel and adhere to our schedule

  • You are responsible for all transportation to the hotel, including but not limited to:

    • Flight to and from LAX airport

    • Taxi ride to and from the Palihouse Hotel

  • In order to keep your focus on the retreat, we ask that you do not bring anyone additional with you.

  • If you purchase the two bedroom loft option, you will be paired with another Bloomer who chooses the same option. If you have someone in mind that you want to room with, please let us know. Otherwise, we will pair you up.

  • 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.


The Investment 

Don’t delay!

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!


Two Bedroom Loft


Share a room with a fellow bloomer (you do not have to know someone else to book this; we will pair you up with someone if you do not have a Bloomer picked out)

Classic Suite


Reserve a beautiful room all for yourself!


please note

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