Photo Journal: One Morning in Maine

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...

 Here is our team in the middle of brainstorming session in front of the fire. We all were wearing Kilim loafers.

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."

 Lupin field in Friendship, Maine.

Our Vision:

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

 Our team doing yoga before starting a day of brainstorming and thinking about Kilim loafers. 

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

 Our dogs playing and wearing our new Kilim dog collars. 

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

 Our team enjoying the morning light in our Kilim shoes.

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

 Details above the fireplace.

Funky knick knacks and Maine memorabilia on our mantle piece.

 Gerry exploring our workspace landscape. This is where we did a lot of our brainstorming and talking about our products, including Kilim shoes. 

Gerry exploring our workspace.

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

 Our team enjoying a lobster dinner while wearing Kilim shoes.

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

 Our team enjoying a summer evening while wearing Kilim shoes. 
 Our team celebrating.
 Our team roasting marshmallows over the fire while wearing Kilim loafers.
 A s'more that was made.

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

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.