Girls Getaway Guide
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Book Launch Parties
Football Season is Prime Girl Getaway Time
Orlando Happenings
Top Fall Fashion Trends
Casey's Travels
Orlando Area News
Reader Feedback

"The Girls Getaway Guide to Orlando: Leave Your Baggage at Home helped me put together an excellent 30th birthday for my wife, Kelli.  We had one night with the family and one night with our friends. 
We had a blast!  The recommendation for HUE Restaurant was great.  And Club Paris' VIP was the way to go!  We couldn't have done it without this great guide!"
-Charlie Hofer, Ocala, FL

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To purchase the Girls Getaway Guide, please visit:
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Girls Getaway Guide News

The Orlando Book Signing at Urban Think! Bookstore was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who attended and joined us throughout the evening.  Many thanks to Urban Think!, Mall at Millenia, Zou Zou Boutique, The Spa at Thornton Park and many other who helped in creating a wonderful evening.
Author Casey Wohl
Book Launch Parties

Meet the author and browse the book at one of the these Central Florida launch parties:
Oct. 4      Sebring - Highlands Art League
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11    Lakeland - Le Bri Boutique
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Nov. 8     Orlando - Redhead Lounge Boutique


Football Season is Prime Girl Getaway Time

Most everyone is familiar with the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray.  In it, the author points out the differences between to two genders.  Another book, Trends by Tom Peters also highlights some differences between the two genders, especially when it comes to how they want to spend their "down time".  Peters cites the following: 

  • Men and women are very different, and therefore, their travel needs are very different. 
  • Men connect through competition.  Women connect through commonality. 
  • Men want to get away from authority and family.  Women want to connect.
  • Men are self-oriented.  Women are other-oriented.
  • Men are rights-oriented.  Women are responsibility-oriented.
  • Men stay detached.  Women get personal.

With this in mind, it is easy to see why men are so attracted to football and the social time that comes with football season.  While the men are focused on football, this is the perfect time for women to get together for a nice "girls getaway".  Orlando is the perfect getaway location; you can even start your Christmas shopping now!

Orlando Happenings

Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival - The 12th Annual Epcot Interantional Food & Wine Festival runs until Nov. 11 and showcases the flavors of the world.  The event features regional foods, wines and beers; renowned chefs and winemakers; and the finest cuisine from around the world.  The "Eat to the Beat" concert series stars great muscial acts, such as the Village People, The Beach Boys, David Cassidy and many more.  For more information, visit

Halloween Horror Nights - Held each year at Universal Studios, this event is Orlando's largest and most terrifying Halloween celebration and runs through Nov. 3.  For more information, visit
Orlando Magic - They key sporting event in Downtown Orlando is back.  Orlando Magic preseason games start Oct. 8.  For more information, visit
orlando magic
Top Fall Fashion Trends 

Everyone wants to be in style and there is no one better to ask for the latest in fashion trends than Nikki Breedlove.  A Miami Beach resident and professional student of fashion, Nikki offers the best fashion options for the fall.

  • Playful Loose Knits and Lace (everything from the sweater dress to lacy lingerie)
  • Glittered - Embroidered Sheers (blouses and dresses)
  • Mix & Match - Splurge on a hot designer bag for the fall then pick up key pieces and the latest fashion from stores like Forever 21 or Target. Wear the two together and no one will ever know!


Casey's Travels

Naples, FL - "My cousin Kelly lives in Portland, OR, so I don't see her very often.  That is why it was so special that we could spend a few days at the Ritz-Carlton Naples.  Located right on the beach, the Ritz doesn't disappoint in service and style.  We had a terrific time lounging by the pool and on the beach, as well as shopping and eating in downtown Naples." 


For more information about the Ritz-Carlton Naples, visit

Naples, FL

Orlando Area News

Neimen Marcus' Last Call Clearance Center opened Aug. 31 at the Prime Outlets International (4949 International Drive).  Visitors will save 30%-50% off original Neiman Marcus prices of women's and men's designer apparel, shoes, handbags, children's items and home décor.  The store is open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Orlando is #4 is Best U.S. Value - In a recent online survey, users were asked where in the U.S. they got the biggest bang for their buck while on vacation.  The Orlando-Daytona Beach area ranked Number 4 (moving up from Number 7 in 2006).


$1.1 billion for Downtown Orlando Venue Renovation - A $1.1 billion project for three downtown sports and entertainment venues were approved in late July.  First, a $480-million arena will be the new home for the Orlando Magic in 2010.  Second, a $425-million performing arts center will be built by 2012.  Third, the Florida Citrus Bowl will receive $175 million in renovations by 2011.


Florida Mall to Convert Lord & Taylor Space - The Florida Mall space vacated by Lord & Taylor about a year ago will be converted into an open-air retail center.  The 140,000-redevelopment project will feature an open-air promenade, a custom-made fountain, two restaurants with outdoor seating and new-to-the-market specialty retailers.


The Redhead Lounge Boutique recently opened in the Ivanhoe Row area.  Located inside Washburn Imports Building, this great boutique carries unique and trendy items not found in your everyday department store.   In addition to the great clothing fashions, owner Erin Joi Skalde makes her own unique accessories on site.  Be sure to visit the store at 1800 N Orange Avenue, Suite E or 

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you at an upcoming event soon!

Casey Wohl
Girls Getaway Guide