Friday, November 30, 2007

Junior League Holiday Bazaar

The Girls Getaway Guide made a splash at the Junior League Holiday Bazaar this week.

The books make a great Christmas gift, so be sure to get yours today! Visit

Thursday, November 29, 2007

12 Days 'til Christmas Website Promo - Enter to Win!

The Girls Getaway Guide to Orlando: Leave Your Baggage at Home is pleased to announce The Getaway Girl’s “12 Days ‘til Christmas” holiday promotion. In an effort to help all girls beat the holiday madness, the Girls Getaway Guide will host a countdown to the big day.

Women everywhere can visit the Girls Getaway Guide online at to sign up for fabulous giveaways, which are sure to provide welcome holiday cheer during this stressful time of year. The promotion will begin on Dec. 6 and run through Dec. 21. On each of the 12 business days leading up to Christmas, a terrific Girls Getaway Guide prize will be awarded to a lucky winner.

Be sure to register now at!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Le Peep!

My friend Heather was in Orlando today so we grabbed lunch at Le Peep. It is a wonderful, cozy restaurant (4666 Kirkman Road/Universal area) serving breakfast and lunch. We each had a pressed sandwich, even though we could have indulged in one of their amazing breakfast options. Choices such as Breakfast Banana Split, Pancake Sandwich, Spinach Bacon Omelete and Stuffed French Toast all sounded fabulous.

The staff here was great as well. They were all very friendly and helpful and told us had MUST come back for breakfast. Yes....we will!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Goodbye Key West!

We had a blast in Key West, but it is time to say goodbye. We stopped to take our photo at Mile Marker 0 on US 1.

It was a great trip, and I look forward to going back soon!

Be sure to visit for more photos.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Key West Girls Getaway - Blue Heaven

The fun in Key West continues with a late lunch at Blue Heaven. If you haven't visited this place, it is one of a kind and a must visit during your trip to Key West. We ate on a bright blue picnic table with yellow painted sunflowers. Live chickens pecked at any food that may have missed the table. You can dine indoors or out; live music is provided in the evenings on the weekends. Providing local island fare, the Black Bean Soup is excellent and they make their own bread here, which is superb. Don't forget dessert....the Banana Heaven is amazing!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Key West Will Never Be The Same!

We have Key West. My cousins Kelly and Nikki have joined me in Key West for a girls getaway trip.
We are staying at the Casa Marina. They are finishing up their remodeling but have a great pool and beach area. You can even get oceanside massages and rent scooter and bikes on site. They also have a terrific staff.
We are pictured here with Capt. Tony of Capt. Tony's Saloon. This bar was the original Sloppy Joe's. Capt. Tony is 91 years old and every bit the ladies man.
Stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Redhead Lounge Boutique Book Signing

We had a fabulous time yesterday at the Redhead Lounge Boutique's Sunday Brunch. In addition to the Book Signing, Raw Materials held a trunk show and "The Spa" provided free chair massages. It was a wonderful day...I didn't want to leave.
It was a great event, but was made even more rewarding for me by visiting with several women who shared their Girls Getaway trip stories with me, as well as women who were going through a difficult time and were excited that the Girls Getaway Guide could help them "get back out there." Many women had friends who could use the book, and they were so excited to give it to them as a gift. Stories like these make me feel so good. I am thrilled to hear positive stories of women getting "back on their feet" after going through a difficult time in life, and I hope the Girls Getaway Guide can be a part of their recovery and renewal process.
If you haven't stopped by the Redhead Lounge Boutique, be sure to do so. Erin is a remarkable person with a really cool boutique. Be sure to check it out at

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wonderful Tea Shop in Baldwin Park - Orlando

I just had a delighful Tea Luncheon today at Trish's Teas, which is a Victorian-Style tea store in Baldwin Park Village in Orlando. Trish's offers gourmet loose leaf teas, gourmet teabags, teaware, tea accessories and delicious edibles, such as scones and tea sandwiches, to accompany the teas. I highly recommend the Lemon Chiffon Tea...delicious!!!

They refer to themselves as "a tea, trinket & treasure boutique" and offer more than 150 premium loose leaf teas and all the wonderful accompaniments that make "teatime" a truly elegant experience. The store is complete with unique food gift items and great teaware. Be sure to vist them at, as this is a great venue for a Girls Getaway afternoon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

EPCOT Int'l Food & Wine Festival

This weekend we went to EPCOT for the Annual International Food & Wine Festival. It was so much fun! We had lunch in England (traditional Bangers & Mash), snacked in Morrocco and Poland, dinner in Germany and dessert in France.
It is a lot of fun to go to EPCOT because you can "travel" to all of these wonderful foreign countries for the day and experience traditional food, customs and festivities native to each location....all while still in Orlando!
If you have not experienced EPCOT, I would recommend it, especially the Food & Wine Festival.

Friday, November 2, 2007

2nd Row at Maroon 5 Concert!!

To help me celebrate my birthday, my friend Erin and I went to the Maroon 5 concert. We had a great night. We had dinner at HUE (Erin had never been there), and then went to the concert. We were excited when we arrived in our seats in the 2oth row.

The concert started and, just as we started dancing, a guy asked us if we wanted to move up to the 2nd row. Suddenly, the 20th row sounded so far away. We jumped out of our seats and moved to the 2nd row.

We had a fantastic time!!! I am so glad to share these great memories with one of my very best girlfriends.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Girls Getaway Guide Radio Interview

Radio Personality Andrea Oliver recently
interviewed Girls Getaway Guide Author
Casey Wohl in the studio.

The 15-minute radio interview aired on
several Lakeland-based radio stations.

Be sure and visit the website to listen to the