Girls Got "Carried Away" at Sold Out Sex and the City 2 Party
After the pre-party, the attendees moved to Universal CityWalk where The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl rented an entire theater (complete with bartender) just for this GNO.
While the women watched everyone's favorite NYC girlfriends jet set to Abu Dhabi and deal with life's ups and downs, the group laughed and cried - yet were thoroughly entertained - for more than two hours.
Many thanks to Blue Martini for the cocktails, CRAVE for the food, Pinkberry for the dessert, and our location host, Neiman Marcus.
For 125 lucky ladies, the highly anticipated Sex and the City 2 Movie Premiere & VIP Pre-Party will remain one of their best Girls Night Outs (GNO) ever!
The May 28th evening, hosted by Casey Wohl - The Getaway Girl® , started with an exclusive pre-party at Neiman Marcus at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, which included martinis, Manolos and makeovers.
The women also got a sneak preview of Neiman
Marcus' summer shoe sale, enjoyed participating in the Rearview Art and tried on the fabulous Neiman Marcus apparel
Stay tuned for more fantasatic Girls Getaway Guide events on Facebook (Girls Getaway Guide), Twitter (@GetawayGirl), this E-newsletter, our blog and website. Exciting opportunities are being planned now!
July 11 - Girlfriend We Gotta Talk
Tune in at 3:00 PM to WLEE 990 AM in Richmond or online at www.GirfriendWeGottaTalk.com as I chat with hosts Mary Foley & Susie Galvez about all things Girl Getaways!
July 11-14 - Girls Getaway to Montreal
Dear Mom and Dad, I ran away and joined the circus! Well, sort of. During our Girls Getaway to Montreal, we will enjoy this unique Euro-esque destination during its Circus Arts Festival. As home to Cirque du Soleil and La TOHU (the world's largest gathering places for circus arts), its only natural that Montréal is the venue for this summer's "Montréal Complètement Cirque." The city will play host to more than 100 circus artists from Belgium, Germany, Spain, Canada and Wales who will awe audiences with their most spectacular work. Plus, they told me I could try to trapeze! Follow my adventures on Twitter and Facebook!
July 25-31 - Lobsterfest 2010
Anyone who knows me knows that the last week in July is always reserved for the opening of lobster season in the Florida Keys! Since I can remember, my family has made this annual trek south for the ultimate catch - the Florida Spiny Lobster (no claws). At least I made friends with the Coast Guard last year (just in case we get pulled over again). On Wednesday morning, we will continue the annual ritual of waking up at 4:00 a.m. to hover over our pre-determined "spot" and wait for the sun to come up. Once we can see, we send in the divers to catch our six lobsters/person/day. It's difficult waking up so early, but I guarantee dinner that night is worth it!
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- 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)
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|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 |
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to New York City
Who doesn't love New York? When I planned a quick trip there for business meetings, my mom and grandmother (who is 81-years-old) jumped at the opportunity to go with me and turned the trip into a Multigenerational/Pre-Mother's Day Girls Getaway to NYC! And the city will never be the same!
Upon landing in The Big Apple, we gathered our luggage and caught a taxi to our hotel, the Affinia Shelburne (http://www.affiniahotels.com/), which is located on Lexington and 37th. We were absolutely delighted to check in to our 15th floor room, which was complete with an amazing view of the New York City skyline, a balcony, kitchen and enough room for a small party (versus the NYC hotel rooms you can barely move in). The Affinia Shelburne is offering a wonderful Sex and the City package, so be sure to visit their website for details.
We packed and were off to Chicago....at least the Broadway production of the musical. As a fan of the movie, I was eager to see the live stage version. It certainly lived up to its big screen adaptation with great music, lively dancing and that interactive feeling you can only find when watching live theater. All three generations loved it! To top it off, the theater must have known my mom was coming as they offered her wine in her very own sippy cup. Too perfect!
Friday morning began with a taxi ride to Central Park where Luiz and Sylvia were kind enough to give us a tour of the park. Luiz made his way to NYC from Brazil and Sylvia came to the city from Amish country where she used to pull a plow. That's right...Sylvia is a horse. We climbed aboard the carriage, and Sylvia did her job. In fact, Luiz said she probably didn't even need him since she knew exactly where to go. But we needed Luiz and were thankful he was there to provide us with informative facts about the park and point our key sites. Since my grandmother had never taken a carriage ride through Central Park, this was a really special outing for her.
After we lunch at Sarabeth's Bakery, we were off to the The Pulitzer Fountain, the meeting spot to catch the bus for our Sex and the City tour, which is provided by On Location Tours (http://www.screentours.com/). At first I wasn't sure if I would enjoy a 3-hour bus tour in congested NYC, but the tour and overall experience exceeded my expectations. Our "sexpert," Staci, was full of interesting Sex and the City information and pointed out key sites that were featured in the show and the movie. We saw places like the Plaza Hotel, Buddakan (site of Carrie's rehearsal dinner), 40th Street (where Carrie smacked Big with flowers after he stood her up at the altar), The Pleasure Chest (where Charlotte bought her rabbit), The Library, the park where Miranda tripped over her stroller, church where Samantha's "friend" worked, Scout (Steve & Aiden's bar) and more! We had a really good time, and appreciate Staci sharing her fabulous insight with us. What a terrific tour, and a must for any Sex and the City fan!!! Even my grandmother, who never watched the show, enjoyed the adventure.
After the tour, we were exhausted and returned to the hotel only to find that the upstairs, outdoor bar, Rare View, had just opened. With an incredible view of the NYC skyline, including the Empire State Building, we fell more in love with our lovely hotel. After cocktails, we ordered room service from Rare, which has some of the best hamburgers I have ever tasted (and I love hamburgers).
We enjoyed our morning coffee while sitting on our balcony and gazing at the New York skyline. With some caffeine in my blood stream, I was ready to start my day as a "shopaholic." Our cab driver dropped us off in Soho and hit as many stores as we could (H&M, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale's, Top Shop, Scoop, Steve Madden and more). We even had fun shopping for my newest nephew (their grandson/great grandson).
We met up with my cousin Nikki (who lives in the city) and Aunt Nancy at Mezzogiorno Restaurant (www.Mezzogiorno.com). For appetizers, we ordered calamari sautéed with tomato, avocado and red crushed pepper and sautéed baby artichokes with pistachio and parmigiano cheese. Nikki and I split the pan seared chicken breast with avocado in a light creamy truffle sauce and ravioli with black truffle...so good! Our table split three desserts: crème brulée with raspberry and caramelized sugar cane, baked apple tart "Cortina" style and creamy zabaione pudding with fresh strawberries. Everything was perfect! A great recommendation for anyone looking for good food in Soho.
Our last NYC meal was brunch at Pastis (http://www.pastisny.com/) with Nikki and Nancy. With French pastries, perfectly scrambled eggs, huge home fries and Bloody Marie's, it was a delectable dining experience and a lovely way to end our girls' getaway to NYC. Cheers to our return trip! Goodbye New York...we love you! A special thank you to Affinia Shelburne and On Location Tours for their generous hospitality!!
|Thanks for reading! Wishing you safe travels!
Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl® & Author of the
Girls Getaway Guide series