Photo Journal: One Morning in Maine

various kilim sandals on women sitting on roof of shingled house.

This past weekend, we traveled to Maine as a company for our first ever retreat. Weekend highlights included: lots of yoga, a lobster dinner, s'mores, plenty of laughs and some work, too...

McNeill, Milicent and Carson working fireside in velvet slippers and furry babouches.

Hard at work, McNeill wears Holly Velvet Slippers, and Carson stays warm in her Furry Babouches.

Our main objective for the weekend was to write our mission and vision for Artemis Design Co., and to brainstorm new ways to build community, and delight our customers.

Our Mission:

"We make charming shoes for curious people, delivered with uncommon care and delight.  We strive to make everyone we touch dream, and make every customer we serve feel unique."

lavender field in front of farm house.

Our Vision:

"To build a community of Artemisians who are inspired to engage more
deeply with the world and its many layers of beauty."

Milicent, McNeill and Carson sitting waterside preparing for yoga.

Each morning we started our day with a yoga class instructed by Mihaela Dumea, our private yoga instructor.
Check her out on Instagram: @breathewithyoga

Golden Retriever, Boxer mix, and Dachsund mix playing on deck with tennis ball near water.

Jackson (Mihaela’s Golden Retriever), Tina (McNeill’s Boxer mix), and Gerry (Milicent’s Dachsund mix) are all valuable Artemis team members.

Our team outside on deck in green rocking chairs by the water with coffee.

Our morning coffee was a total necessity to start the day!

shells and various maine memorable on white mantel.

Funky knick knacks and Maine memorabilia on our mantle piece.

Black dog standing on top of blue and white striped couch in wooden cabin.

Gerry exploring our workspace.

womens kilim sandals being held in front of shingled house.
womens kilim sandals in sumak style being held in front of green plant with purple flowers.

Our new Kilim Sandals

in the Maine landscape. We cut these lilacs fresh from the bush to brighten up our workspace--they smelled wonderful.

carson in white and yellow, reaching out to lobsters ready to be eaten placed on top of rock.

Carson’s outfit unintentionally matched our meal of lobster and drawn butter perfectly.

Milicent, Carson, Lena and McNeill waterside.
Lena with hand waving in air.
Lena, McNeill and Carson sitting toward stone surrounded fireplace with purple flowers behind them.
smores in front of stone covered fireplace.

A dinner of Maine lobster, followed by s’mores and board games in front of the roaring fire. What could be better?

lena, mcneill, milicent and carson sitting on porch deck, with feet hanging over in womens kilim sandals.

We spent a lot of time on the retreat in our new

Kilim Sandals.

On our last morning in Maine, we snagged some photos of how we style our Kilim shoes.