In the past few years, Free People has transformed itself from the younger, hipper sister of Anthropologie into a full-fledged wellness brand. Not only can FP girls stop into stores around the country to shop for flowy boho dresses and lacy little undergarments, they can rely on the retailer for top notch yoga gear, vegan and organic beauty products, and even crystals.
Wellness and overall mindfulness have become more and more important to the millennial woman, and Free People has clearly listened—just scroll through the brand’s Instagram feed or the hashtag #lovefromFP for square after square of travel, beauty, interior design, yoga, fitness, and fashion inspiration. It seems that suddenly, the Free People lifestyle is truly #lifegoals.
So you can imagine just how excited we were to learn that the brand is rolling out a series of curated wellness retreats called FP Escapes. The trips vary in length and cost, but all focus around three tenets: Move, Gather, and Connect.
“Our goal is to provide an amazing, immersive experience for the women who travel with us. FP girls love adventure, wellness, healthy eating, being active, and love learning about all of those things—and all of the FP Escapes will explore those aspects in different ways,” says Abby Morgan, Director of Marketing at Free People.
Sounds incredible, right? All of the trips for 2017 have an element of adventure, travel, nourishment, empowerment, and beauty—but you don’t have to be an outdoor expert or even a seasoned yogi to find an escape that’s right for you. We love that each experience is fully curated, from start to finish, with private chefs, master yoga instructors, meditation experts, travel guides, green beauty aficionados, and more. The entire idea sounds like the perfect balance of self-care and personal development—all with a stylish Free People-designed flare.
Check out some of the FP Escapes lined up for 2017; they vary in price, depending on the trip, and you can save even more if you book in advance. We think they’re perfect for the girl who’s interested in traveling on her own, but maybe wants a little support, or as an amazing experience to share with a dear friend or beloved woman in your life. We’re already plotting to go to the Palm Springs escape … See you there?
Need a little inspiration? Pack your bags (and a bikini) for a trip to Palm Springs. Located roughly two hours east of Los Angeles, this desert oasis has fostered innovative movements in the health and wellness space during its’ colorful history. Expect a trip to the Integratron (a huge dome that hosts sound baths in the middle of the desert), creative writing workshops, nourishing food catered by the Great Kosmic Kitchen, and inspiring accommodations courtesy of the Korakia Pensione villas. Get more details here.
For the wanderlust woman who craves adventure, FPxMaderas is an answer to a prayer. Retreatants will spend their days surfing, climbing volcanoes, and exploring the surf city of Maderas, while nights will be spent unwinding with luscious yoga flows and nutrient-dense food prepared by holistic chef Mikaela Rueben. Get a rare insider’s glimpse at the Maderas life during a one-week stay—get more details and book the trip here.
Free People joins forces with The Sailing Collective for an island-hopping getaway, smack dab in the middle of summer. Be sure to bring your camera—travelers will explore remote lagoons, dive into crystal clea, aquamarine water, and do daily yoga on the boat deck. So dreamy. Get more info on the trip, and the expert guides, here.
Montana’s Glacier National Park is truly a sight to behold—if you’re craving a connection to the Earth, a connection to our past, and to strengthen the connection deep inside of you, Glacier is the place to do it. Every night you’ll get the chance to “glamp” under the stars in cozy, canvas-sided tents with wood-burning fires and warm beds. And each day will be different—horesback riding through alpine meadows, hike past over 50 ancient frozen glaciers, and perform Mountain pose literally atop a mountain peak. Learn more about the trip here.
All images via Free People.