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                        Bliss in Bali
                            Escorted by Rachel Mielke

For women of spirit
November 10-19, 2011
                                       The Experience

Bali            often called the Island of Gods,
                possesses one of the world’s most
sophisticated and unique cultures. With over
20,000 exotic temples, everyday life rituals and
festivals, magical music and dance, and unfor-
gettable views of the islands shimmering green
rice terraces, Bali will leave any visitor with
lifelong memories. During the last decade, Bali
has transformed into a sophisticated island with
fabulous hotels, restaurants, sights and attrac-

Bliss in Bali                          is designed
                                       as a wo-
ven tapestry – full of texture, colour, and silken
delights. Join Rachel Mielke of Hillberg & Berk            Returning to Bali has been a dream of mine. I try to
as she leads you through Bali’s culture and you            remember if it was a specific moment on that island
meet its wonderful people. You will traverse               that inspired me to set out on a new path or was it
deep traditions and enjoy the comforts of the              the entire experience? What I know for certain is
modern world. Rachel will take you to phenom-              that it was life-changing. I want to share my source
enal sights that will impress you in their glory.          of inspiration with other women - to offer you the
Your memories will be coloured by Bali’s vi-               mystique and beauty of a culture and people, to
brancy, the richness of its colour, and its soulful        venture with you on idyllic beaches where you too
stimulation.                                               can be mesmerized.
Bliss in Bali will maximize your experience of             I’m very excited about my new adventure, and I hope
and exposure to this phenomenal destination                you’ll be able to join me. There are only 20 spots
through our focus on two main areas, Ubud and              available on this exotic trip. I guarantee it will be
Nusa Dua.                                                  breath-taking.
                                                           Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk

                                                          Discovering Ubud
                                                          “Ubud is the centre of Bali, located in the mountains, sur-
                                                          rounded by terraced rice paddies and … Hindu temples,
                                                          with rivers that cut fast through deep canyons of jungle
                                                          and volcanoes visible on the horizon. Ubud has long been
                                                          considered the cultural hub of the island, the place where
                                                          traditional Balinese painting, dance, carving and religious
                                                          ceremonies thrive.”
                                                          Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

                                                          Discovering Nusa Dua
Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something         Nusa Dua has that tropical paradise, dream-like feeling to it.
you wish for. Happiness is something you                  Located on a peninsula, it will immerse you in the beaches
design. - Jim Rohn                                        of Bali. The beaches here are glorious - white sand, deep,
                                                          long and safe for swimming.

                                                     Your host
Rachel Mielke
                                                                     and Buyers Breakfast for the Canadian Country Music
                                     Born and raised in              Awards, the Gemini Awards and Lilith Fair. Attention on
                                     the Canadian prairies,          Rachel exploded in 2008 with features in Lou Lou, Fashion
                                     Rachel Mielke always            Magazine, Western Living, Sweet, Estylo, CTV
                                     dreamed of starting             News, Canada AM, Global TV and newspapers across the
                                     a corporation. As a             country. Named the 2009 Women Entrepreneurs of
                                     young woman, she had            Saskatchewan’s Emerging Business of the Year and the
                                     a passion for mak-              2009 Saskatchewan’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year,
                                     ing her own clothing            Rachel also received The Regina’s Chamber of Commerce
                                     and accessories. She            Paragon Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the
                                     enrolled in the Busi-           YWCA Young Women of Distinction Award and most
                                     ness Administration             recently, the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership’s
                                     program at the Univer-          2010 Exporter of the Year. In 2008 Rachel appeared on the
                                     sity of Regina to further       hit CBC show Dragons’ Den where she impressed Saskatch-
                                     her business knowl-             ewan native, W. Brett Wilson and landed him as a business
                                     edge. After completing          partner.
her degree, she joined the staff of Women Entrepreneurs
of Saskatchewan while doing the groundwork for her own               Hillberg & Berk is now carried in over 60 of Canada’s
company. In the spring of 2005, Rachel launched Urban                most elegant boutiques and galleries from coast to coast.
Pearl Accessories and started receiving wholesale orders             Rachel’s vision for the company is to be a preferred name
immediately.                                                         in the high-end designer jewellery industry in Canada while
                                                                     running a socially-conscious company with a focus on
Since then, Rachel has taken the fashion and jewellery               women’s issues. Rachel aspires to be a role model to other
industry by storm. In less than five years she has created           young entrepreneurs and keeps strong connections to her
international buzz about her product. Rachel was the only            community by donating to organizations such as Business
Canadian jewellery designer invited to attend a 2008 Pre-            and Professional Women’s Association and to events like
Oscar Luxury Gifting Lounge in Los Angeles as well as other          Diva’s Night Out, BPW Career’s Night, Parkinson’s Curling
elite events such as The Toronto Fashion Incubator’s Press           Classic and the Power of Pink.

Still, despite all this, traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen
years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or
sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my
other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless,
newborn baby--I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it
looks exactly like me. It can barf all over me if it wants to--I just don’t care.
- Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Contact Susan Grover - fax: 306.790.3340 -, Phone: 306.790.3322 1.888.790.3396

                                  Bliss in Bali Highlights
Highlights of Ubud:                                             This tour takes you to a rural part of Bali, through a village
                                                                and rice field and into the home of a Balinese host. You’ll
•   Reflexology treatment upon arrival into Bali                learn how traditional Balinese dishes are prepared and
•   Dinner with Barong Dance evening entertainment              served, and enjoy the food after the demonstration.
•   Rice field trekking
•   Balinese cooking demonstration                              Mengwi Temple/Tanah Lot (Nusa Dua)
•   Visit to a traditional family home
•   Agung Rai Museum
•   Tour of John Hardy jewellery workshops
•   Besakih Tour

Highlights of Nusa Dua:
•   Mengwi Temple, one of the most beautiful on the
•   Alas Kedaton, famed monkey forest
•   Sunset at Tanah Lot
•   Uluwatu temple                                              Your visit to Mengwi, the former Royal Temple and argua-
•   Sunset Kecak dance                                          bly one of the most beautiful on the island, will also include
•   Day Cruise and snorkeling trip to Nusa Lembongan on a       a tour through the Alas Kedaton, Bali’s famous monkey
    luxury 64 ft sailing catamaran.                             forest. This afternoon ends at Tanah Lot, a magnificent
•   Spirit of Bali – 2 hour spa treatment                       temple perched gingerly on a huge rock resting just off the
                                                                shore. You’ll watch the sun sink into the horizon – a fleet-
Signature Tours                                                 ing moment of beauty, both touching and inspiring.

                                                                Sailing on the Aristocat
Barong Dance (Ubud)

                                                                You’ll cruise to Nusa Lembongan Island aboard the Aristo-
This famous performance is an exotic favourite depicting        cat, a luxury 64 ft sailing catamaran. You’ll be able to swim
the combat between the evil witch Rangda and the Barong.        and snorkel and witness some of Indonesia’s best undersea
The followers of the Barong become entranced and display        life. The day can be spent on the beach or in a near-by vil-
their invulnerability through stabbing themselves with          lage witnessing artisans create their craft.
Balinese daggers.

Rice field trek & Balinese cooking demo (Ubud)
                                                                Your living is determined not so much by what
                                                                life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to
                                                                life; not so much by what happens to you as by
                                                                the way your mind looks at what happens.
                                                                John Homer Miller

                                     Bliss in Bali Highlights
Signature Dinners                                                   Spirit of Bali - 2 hour spa treatment
Great dining is an integral part of group travel and these
fantastic restaurants will provide you with great food in a
wonderful ambiance.

Dinner at Hu’u Bar

                                                                    Spirit of Bali is a popular Indonesian beauty treatment. It
Hu’u is best described as a state of consciousness that             begins with a relaxing massage using a special oil. Then
brings together the quiet elegance imbibed by the mysti-            your skin is exfoliated with a blend of aromatic spices in-
cism of Bali, with a cosmopolitan international flair. Set on       cluding tumeric, sandalwood, ground nuts and rice kernels.
a 20,000 square foot area of sprawling “Eden”, the Hu’u is a        A yoghurt splash is applied to balance the PH and condition
mult-concept space designed by Indonesian talent.                   your baby soft skin. A beautiful rose petal and frangipani
                                                                    flower bath concludes the treatment.
Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Bay
                                                                    Bali is a Hindu-enclave so it is no wonder that Yoga
                                                                    classes are ubiquitous on this “Island of the Gods”.
                                                                    Yoga is available at both hotels. You can join a class
                                                                    open to the public or have private instruction. If you
                                                                    are interested let Susan know. She would be happy to
                                                                    make your arrangements.

Seated at tables on the beach, you’ll enjoy Balinese style
of BBQ seafood. Wandering Batak singers and the waves
crashing against the white sand will be your soundtrack.

Ma Joly

Guarded by an ancient and mystical Ancak tree, this beach
front restaurant serves world class cusine, mingling the            It is better to conquer yourself than to win a
flavours of France with the romance and magic of Bali. Soft         thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It
breezes caress an open-air pavilion, with elegant furniture         cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by
spilling onto a paved beachfront terrance. Stunning archi-          demons, heaven, or hell. - Buddha
tecture, lush gardens, ahhh – Bali.

5 Star ALILA UBUD                                                     5 Star NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL
Ubud, Bali                                                            Nusa Dua, Bali

Alila Ubud is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that           Located minutes away from the Bali Ngurah Rai Interna-
sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley         tional Airport on the sun-drenched shores of beautiful Nusa
in Bali’s central foothills. The resort is located just minutes       Dua, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s 23 acres of sculpted
from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart.                               gardens provide an oasis of space and tranquility in the
Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese                 heart of exotic Bali. The accomodation features 382 rooms
architecture, the secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and          and suites in a resort hotel that invites you to immerse
private gardens create an intimate feeling like none other.           yourself in the pageantry of one of the world’s most vibrant
Located in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan
and on the banks of the mystical Ayung River, is just five kil-       A palace of refined luxury and privileged hospitality, this
ometers from Bali’s artistic centre of Ubud, the place where          5-star diamond hotel has welcomed Kings and Queens,
artists, painters, writers and musicians from around the              Presidents and Prime Ministers since its grand opening. For
world have long found inspiration. You can visit a number of          guests who expect the extraordinary to be an imperative, an
art galleries and museums, see dramatic and opulent temple            unforgettable holiday experience awaits you at this luxury
festivals and dances, and take in the magic of the real Bali.         Bali Hotel.

Deluxe Rooms                                                          Deluxe Rooms
   •   Ground floor
                                                                         •   40 square metres
   •   Personal ground terraces and courtyard
                                                                         •   Shutters with Balinese woodcarving
   •   Open air bathroom and shower
                                                                      Superior Rooms
Superior Rooms
                                                                         •   34 square metres
   •   Upper floor
                                                                         •   Private balcony
   •   Private balcony

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my                       You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But
imagination. Imagination is more important than                       if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s
knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination                          own doing. - Marie Stopes
encircles the world. - Albert Einstein

                                                  The Package
 Package Inclusions                                                  Payment Details & Group Policies
  •   Hosted by Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk                        Deluxe accommodation
  •   5 nts accommodation, Alia Ubud (5-Star)                         Double occupancy $3,695 plus $155.88 tax
  •   4 nts accommodation, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel (5-star)
  •   Reflexology treatment                                           Single occupancy $4,770 plus $188.08 tax
  •   Spirit of Bali Spa treatment                                    Superior accommodation
  •   Dinners (6)
                                                                      Double occupancy $3,395 plus $147.23 tax
  •   Breakfasts, daily
  •   Lunches (4)                                                     Single occupancy $4,395 plus $177.41 tax
  •   Tour transportation
  •   English-speaking guides                                         Payment Schedule:
  •   Gratuities for guides and meals as outlined above               Deposit, nonrefundable required to secure your
  •   A beautiful custom piece of Hillberg & Berk jewellery           reservation.
      designed exclusively for the participants of this trip
                                                                      Due by January 5, 2011. First come, first-served.
                                                                      Limit of 20 participants.
Tour Inclusions (all tours include entrance fees, English-
speaking guides and transportation)                                   $1,100 per person, double occupancy
                                                                      $1,425 per person, single occupancy
  •   Barong Dance
  •   Monkey Forest                                                   Final payment is balance owing; Due July 18, 2011.
  •   Rice field trekking                                             This package is 100% non-refundable. Taxes subject to
  •   Balinese Cooking Demonstration                                  change until final payment has been made.
  •   John Hardy, Jeweller’s Workshops
  •   Visit to traditional Balinese home
  •   Agung Rai Museum
                                                                      We reserve the right to change venues and/or tours
  •   Ubud Palace
                                                                      should unforeseen circumstances occur. We promise to
  •   Ubud Market
                                                                      substitute an equally exciting experience should
  •   Mengwi Temple
                                                                      changes have to be made. Please note that this tour
  •   Tanah Lot
                                                                      requires a minimum of 16 participants. In the unlikely
  •   Uluwatu Sunset Kecak Tour
                                                                      event that we do not have enough registrants we will
  •   Catamaran sailing, snorkelling, swimming and
                                                                      withdraw the program and return your deposit.
      traditional village tour
  •   Besakih Tour

 Not Included                                                          Flight arrangements
                                                                       Crossing the International Date Line
  •   Air tickets                                                      Bliss in Bali begins on November 10, 2011 in Bali, so
  •   Comprehensive trip protection                                    that is the day you must arrive. If you are departing
  •   Yoga instruction                                                 from North America you lose one day when crossing the
  •   Meals not included in the package                                International Date Line so you must depart no later than
  •   Beverages during meals                                           November 8. Susan Grover can assist you with your
  •   Gratuties for self-arranged meals, tours and spa                 travel reservations to ensure that you arrive on time. If
      services                                                         you want to have a few days ahead of the group or if
  •   Personal expenses                                                you’d like to extend your stay, she can also assist you
                                                                       with any additional reservations you may require.

Contact Susan Grover • fax: 306.790.3340 • • Phone: 306.790.3322 1.888.790.3396

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Registration form - Bliss in Bali November 10 to 19, 2011
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  Package :
  Deluxe accommodation: double occupancy $3,695 plus $155.88 tax; single occupancy $4,770 + $188.08 tax
  Superior accommodation: double occupancy $3,395 plus $147.23 tax; single occupancy $4,395 + $177.41 tax

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  Travel arrangements to Bali:
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  schedule outlined in this brochure. I am aware of the Terms and Conditions, including the cancellation
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  ___________________________________________                                       _____________________________
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  By signing this document I swear that I do not make or sell jewellery for commercial purposes, nor do I work for a company that
  makes or sells jewellery or imports jewellery. I have no intention of starting my own jewellery company or importing jewellery for
  commercial purposes. My sole intention of this trip is for recreational reasons and not for commercial research.

                                Fax or email the completed & signed registration form to
                            Susan Grover - fax: 306.790.3340 -
                                         Phone: 306.790.3322 1.888.790.3396

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