ONLY 15 TICKETS LEFT!
Can't wait for the highly-anticipated Sex and the City 2 movie premiere? Anxious to know what has happened to your favorite New York City girlfriends? The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl knows just how important this movie is to women and has organized an exclusive Girls Night Out (GNO) to celebrate!
For a limited number of lucky ladies, Wohl has planned a fantastic evening on May 28. First, she's hosting an Orlando VIP Pre-Party at Neiman Marcus (Mall at Millenia), plus she's secured a private viewing on Friday, May 28 at the AMC Universal Cineplex's CityWalk Theater in Orlando (Exit 75B off I-4).
Registered participants will:
·Receive a guaranteed seat ON OPENING NIGHT at the 7:30 p.m. show
·Not have to wait in line to purchase tickets (if there are any available)
·Attend an exclusive VIP Pre-Party at Neiman Marcus from 4-6 p.m., which will feature:
- Cocktails provided by Blue Martini
- Food provided by CRAVE
- Manhattan Make Up Makeovers
- Fragrance Bar
- Haute Couture Hand Massages
- Rearview Art - Show Your Best Side
- Neiman Marcus Personal Shoppers
- "Register to Win" Cosmetics & More
This exclusive experience is limited to the first 125 ladies and there are only 15 tickets left. Register today at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net. Cost is $35/person for the VIP Pre-Party and movie tickets.
May 2-5: Girls Getaway to Puerto Rico
PR here I come for a look at two ways to do Puerto Rico...one on a budget and one lavish. Follow our trip on Twitter (@GetawayGirl) or on the Girls Getaway Guide Facebook Fan Page.
May 13: eWomen's Network, Orlando
Join The Getaway Girl® as she serves as a speaker at the eWomenNetwork's monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 13 at the Orlando Marriott Downtown. Registration and networking begin at 11:00 a.m., lunch served and program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m., event concludes 1:30 p.m. eWomenNetwork is a community of women helping women to support, promote and showcase our members' products and services and to help them achieve their professional goals. Register online: www.ewomannetwork.com
May 28: Sex and the City Movie 2 Premiere, Orlando
If you joined us at the first movie premiere, you know how much fun we had with a special VIP Pre-Party at Neiman Marcus, complete with martinis, makeovers and Manolo Blahniks! Not to mention our very own movie theater with cocktails! This year, we only have space for 125 lucky ladies, so register today at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net.
June 1June 17-20: Girls Getaway to the Beaches of Fort Walton
Better TV Taping, NYC
Better, a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV show, aims to make your life "better" by focusing on trends and hot topics that affect your family and relationships. Past guests include Paula Abdul, Kim Kardashian, Jerry Seinfeld, Vanessa Williams, Ivanka Trump, Naomi Judd and Maria Shriver. Follow The Getaway Girl® on Twitter and Facebook as she travels to NYC to tape a travel segment.
Girls Getaway to Trindad and Tobago
Located just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, Trindad and Tobago are the southeasterly islands of the Antilles. This is the birthplace of calypso music and the steelpan, which are both evident in the variety of musical events held throughout the year. Where do I sign up for the Goat and Crab Racing??? Follow my adventures on Twitter and Facebook!
Looking for a relaxing beach getaway in Florida? Travel to Northwest Florida and experience a complete escape in the Beaches of South Walton, an upscale yet casual place to unwind, rejuvenate and recharge. Charm and scenic beauty define this stretch of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, and these sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters offer a natural setting for a soothing retreat. Follow my getaway on Twitter (@GetawayGirl) or on my Facebook Fan Page (Girls Getaway Guide).
Love to win free stuff? Looking for prizes to help you getaway and travel the world? Be sure to visit the updated "Win Free Stuff" section of the Girls Getaway Guide website at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net where you will find more than $2,000 in fun and travel-related prizes. Every few months we will post new and exciting prizes for Girls Getaway Guide fans, so be sure to check back regularly.
Current prizes include:
- Café Tu Tu Tango ($50 value)
- Travel Perfume Gift Set ($54 value)
- Astrology/Psychic Consultation ($150 value)
- Dove® Visibly Smooth Travel Package ($200 value)
- Red Mountain Resort & Spa's Signature Package Stay for Two ($1,556 value)
Register today at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net in the "Win Free Stuff" section.
|Where To Purchase Merchandise |
Barnes & Noble (select stores)
Gift Basket Boutique, Lakeland
Cat's On Main, Wauchula
Highlands Art League, Sebring
Key West Art Bar, Key West
Peppers of Key West, Key West
Red Geranium, Winter Haven
Urban Think! Bookstore, Orlando
Submit Your Girls Getaway Photos
This month's Girlfriend Getaway photo was submitted by Danielle Cosmo of Orlando who writes: "Dear Casey, I wanted to let you know that some friends and I took your advice and went to Savannah for a Girls Weekend/ Bachelorette Party. We had a fantastic time! The AVIA Hotel was amazing and the staff provided great customer service. The concierge made us reservations at the Grand Bohemian Restaurant which was delicious. And, of course we couldn't leave Savannah without visiting Lady and Sons for a family style dinner. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend- thank you for the recommendations!"
Pictured are: Jeannie Demianenko, Jenifer Niedenthal, Colleen Clayton, Shannon Clayton Niedenthal, Alicia Durigan, Casey Soliday, Jennifer Evans, Erin Demianenko, Dorothy Fasbinder, Ryan Clayton, Danielle Cosme, Shioban Pecora and Erin Bouldin.
To submit your girl getaway photos, email us at info@GirlsGetawayGuide.net.
I am excited to introduce the Girls Getaway Guide fan base to the Girls' Guide to Paris. They are holding their "Shop, Spa and Savor Tour" in Paris June 26 - July 2. Is there a better way to do Paris than with a group of women during the annual sales when all stores (including YSL, Dior, Collette and more!) mark down their spring/summer clothing 40-70%? Fabulous food, unique day tours, museum visits, a cooking class, champagne and wine tastings from the ultimate insiders at Girls Guide to Paris. Plus, if you mention you found them through the Girls Getaway Guide, you will save an additional 10% off the trip. For more information, visit http://www.girlsguidetoparis.com/janparistour and let them know the Girls Getaway Guide sent you!
The Getaway Girl® In The News
Satellite Media Tour for Spring Break
What are this year's top destinations and ways to book travel? The Getaway Girl® recently did a nationwide television and radio media tour to talk about her picks. The segment aired in: Miami- CW, Rockford - NBC, Harrisburg - FOX, Sacramento - NBC, Bakersfield - FOX, Philadelphia - NBC, Ft. Myers - FOX, Savannah - NBC, Portland - ABC, and nationwide on USA Radio and The Daily Buzz. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f46qhNxdPcc to watch the clip.
Before this trip, I heard a lot of concern regarding safety. Some people even tried to talk me out of going on this trip. But the reality is, although there is some areas of concern in Mexico, Cancun is as far away from those areas as LA is from Chicago. Where exactly is Cancun? It is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The island of Cancun is in the shape of a "7" and is bordered to the north by the Bahia de Mujeres; to the east by the Caribbean Sea; and to the west by the Nichupte Lagoon. Cancun, the gateway to Mexico and the Mayan world and the country's most popular tourist destination, offers luxurious hotel infrastructure with more than 28,000 rooms, and is Mexico's most beautiful and stylish destination. Opportunities for new experiences are everywhere, as the setting brings you into contact with both nature and Mayan culture like nowhere else. Cancun...here I come!|
After checking in to the Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa (http://tinyurl.com/g6jhj), I made the most of the late afternoon with lunch and cocktails on the beach (Cancun's beaches just underwent a $71 million restoration), then unpacked and got fully rested for tomorrow's adventures. After all, I had been awake since 3:00 a.m.
Our buffet breakfast that morning at Le Meridien was a meet and greet. With about 15 people on our trip from all over the U.S. and Canada, we were doing good just to remember everyone's names, much less where they were from.
We got on the bus and made our way to the beautiful La Amada Hotel (www.LaAmadaHotel.com
) to see Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's (www.AgathaRuizdelaPrada.com
) photo shoots. Since several of our group members are fashion editors for major publications, they interviewed Agatha about her fashions, inspirations and why she chose Cancun for this line's fashion show and photo shoot.
We also got to speak with and see fashions
from Mexican-based designers, such as Erica Flores and David Salomon. After a late lunch at La Amada, we bused back to Le Meridien for some more beach time. Although we had just met, the group bonded pretty quickly as new acquaintances quickly became friends.
Monday morning's agenda included snorkeling in the Underwater Museum with Aquaworld (www.Aquaworld.com.mx
). The museum will eventually consist of more than 400 permanent life-size sculptures, becoming one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial attractions in the world. After the swim, a few of us hammed it up with the crew who furnished the sombreros and oversize bottle of beer.
We arrived back at La Amada for the ocean side fashion show, Cancun & The Treasures of the Caribbean. The setting was beautiful and we quickly took our seats in the front row facing the ocean. With champagne in hand, we watched the fashions as they made their way down the catwalk. Designers included: Pineda - Covalin, Erica Flores, Daniel Espinosa, David Salomon and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. After the fashion show and outdoor reception, we joined the designers and Mexican dignitaries for dinner at La Amada, which included gastronomical tastings by some of the area's top chefs.
While some of us had "too much fun" the night before, the adventure seekers woke up the next morning to an exciting day!
We arrived at Selvatica (www.Selvatica.com.mx
), an award winning attraction in Cancun, and quickly got geared up for our 12-station zip line experience (and getting dressed was half the fun; well, maybe 15%). With helmets, cables, and straps all in place (and in places you didn't know existed), it was time to climb up and zip through Mexico's lush, tropical canopy. It was such a great feeling to effortlessly glide over the treetops. I must have looked like an expert zipper because at my third station, the guys decided to turn me upside down and send me over. I won't lie; I was a little scared and not quite ready to be upside down traveling at high speeds without any knowledge of how I would stop once I reached the other side. Here's the video: http://tinyurl.com/ybcstjp
. My apologies to Cheech, once again, for kicking him.
After the zip line fun, we climbed into Selvatica's army trucks for a quick ride to the Cenote, which is a freshwater sinkhole where we enjoyed more zip lining fun. This time, however, we let go mid-zip and plunged into the water. We had so much fun and were disappointed to leave, but we were starving and a delicious lunch was waiting for us back at Selvatica's headquarters.
Selvatica also offers horseback riding, night zip lining, Segway tours, corona buggy adventures and more, so be sure to stop by next time you are in Mexico. There's a reason they are ranked the #1 attraction in Mexico.
Our next stop was El Cid Marina for a sunset sail and snorkel. We boarded the boat and left the harbor excited to see the sun covering the top of our boat, which made for the perfect sunning deck. Some of us snorkeled the reef and some stayed on the boat enjoying Bloody Marys. But the party started when crew member Mario unveiled a shot glass and tequila. No one could say no to him, and we felt like we were in college on Spring Break! Guess he knew I needed to "Leave Your Baggage at Home®."
I finished the trip with a lovely group meal at Le Meridien, where we reminisced about our short time together and exchanged contact information in order to stay in touch. Thank you Le Meridien, Cancun CVB and Cessie Cerrato for a fantastic trip to Cancun! Adios Cancun.
|Thanks for reading! Wishing you safe travels!
Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl® & Author of the
Girls Getaway Guide series