Monday, March 31, 2008

Congraulations Carly (Bug)!!

We had a fabulous time celebrating Carly's Bachelorette Party this past weekend. We stayed at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The resort was wonderful! Special thanks to General Manager Peter Kacheris and his great staff for making our stay unforgettable! More stories to come....

Friday, March 28, 2008

Opening Reception on April 7 for "Face to Face Objects of Art"

Join me on Monday, April 7 and meet 12 award-winning artists from 6-9 PM at the Opening Reception for “Face to Face Objects of Art” at the Orlando Marriott Downtown. The mulit-dimensional exhibit includes painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media works, and will run from April 7 – June 30.
View the entire invite on or for further information email Donna Dowless at
Artists include: Kathleen Brodeur, Edson Campos, Donna Dowless, Henry Sinn, Cheryl Begdanowitsch, Lubriela Milev, Audrey Phillips, Randall Smith, Marlene London, Monte Clinger, Joulia Vitality and Nancy Flynn.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rock Pink for the Cure Concert Series - Orlando!

The Central Florida Affiliate and Rock are proud to announce the Rock Pink for the Cure Concert Series for 2008! This year they will have a series of FIVE shows! The first four will be held at the BackBooth in downtown Orlando and will feature Orlando’s finest local bands battling it out for the honor of being the first opening band for Rock Pink for the Cure II, which will return to the House of Blues-Orlando on Friday, November 21!

Here is the schedule for the 2008 Rock Pink Concert Series. The doors will open for all BackBooth shows at 7:00 PM. Information on the BIG SHOW will be forthcoming:
Friday, April 4 - BackBooth
Saturday, May 31 - BackBooth
Saturday, July 26 - BackBooth
Saturday, Sept 27 - BackBooth
Friday, Nov 21 - House of Blues-Orlando **Headline act to be announced soon**

Tickets for the BackBooth shows are available in advance at for just $5 and will be available at the door the day of the event for $6. BackBooth is located at 37 West Pine St in Orlando.

Join Komen as music and humanity meet center stage at the Rock Pink Concert Series!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Little Black Dress Party!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 26 and join me from 6-9 PM at Whiskey Park North's Little Black Dress Party in Tampa, FL. Enjoy a fun night out with the girls and indulge in a wine tasting, spa and salon treatments, great food and drinks, as well as fabulous gift bags for the first 100 ladies. The party is complimentary for those who RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's official....

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. I wanted to share the great news. My trademark request for "The Getaway Girl" has been approved. I’m officially The Getaway Girl™! Where am I off to next? Stay tuned!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Jewelry Designer Trunk Show at Grand Bohemian

Ali and I went to the the Grand Bohemian to view the jewelry creations of designer and Redhead Lounge Boutique owner Erin Skalde. Erin is an amazing jewelry designer with some terrific, unique and versatile pieces. For more information about Erin, her store and her jewelry, visit

While there, we met the amazing Donna Dowless, a talented artist who has her work displayed at the Grand Bohemian as well. Many thanks to Gallery Director Lorie McGrew for her hospitiality and warm welcome. If you haven't stopped by the Grand Bohemian Gallery lately, be sure to visit and say hello to Lorie.

Top Photo: (L to R) Donna Dowless, Erin Skalde, Ali Shassian, Casey Wohl
Bottom Photo: Casey Wohl & Lorie McGrew

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Casey Wohl Chats with Sharmen Lane on Travel

I had a wonderful time chatting with the amazing Sharmen Lane yesterday. She is a fabulous host and a true "girlfriend." We covered several topics relating to travel, and I shared a few of my personal experiences - the good and the bad.
If you missed the live interview, be sure to click on the following link to listen.
Thank you Sharmen for a fantastic conversation!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Casey Wohl to Chat with Sharmen Lane about Girl Getaways!

Hi everyone! Be sure to tune in to "Success Made Simple with Sharmen Lane" on March 19 at 2:00 PM (EST) as we cover all you need to know about your next girl getaway.
Sharmen Lane has personally gone from being a manicurist to millionaire. She is an author, speaker, radio host, and life coach. She has trained, managed, and coached thousands of individuals on what it takes to get what they want. She currently has several seminars, The 7 Secrets to Success, Success Made simple (easy as ABC), the 3 C’s To Success, The 3 Keys to Success, to name a few.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I hope everyone has a terrific day!
Don't forget to celebrate this fun holiday with your girlfriends. Pictured with me are Liz Crowley and Laura Wilson in Tampa, FL.

Girls Getaway in Scottsdale, AZ

Many thanks to Leigh Scott for submitting this photo of her recent girls getaway in Scottsdale, AZ. Pictured (L to R): Colleen Ulrich, Laura Benoist, Leigh Scott, Sharn Kohli, and Jennifer Ruijssenaars are featured poolside at FireSky Resort, Scotttsdale, AZ. Since they live all over the country, these girls get together once a year for a weekend getaway. This year, they choose Scottsdale.

If you have a great photo of your girls getaway, be sure to email it to for posting!

P.S. We love Leigh's Girls Getaway shirt!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy 79th birthday to my grandmother, Dot Breedlove! She is the queen of Girl Getaways and was with me with me during one of my first girl getaways to NYC years ago.
Pictured (L to R): Casey Wohl, Dot Breedlove, Nikki Breedlove, Bonnie Breedlove

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Casey Wohl Meets Book Industry Experts

During my trip to LA, I had the pleasure of meeting several top literary publishers and agents. It was interesting to learn more about the world of book publishing and gain valuable advice from them.
I had a wonderful conversation with Sharlene Martin (in photo), an LA-based literary agent, about the Girls Getaway Guide series.
Again, it was a terrific conference and I cannot wait until the next MEGA in Nashville April 17.
Photo courtesy of Debbie Lefever.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oprah Knows the Value of a Girls Getaway!

Even Oprah knows how important it is to particpate in a girls' getaway. In fact, she and her best friend Gayle King hosted 60 women for five days at the Miraval Life in Balance Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona last year. These hard-working mothers, daughters and wives took a break from their everyday routines for a luxurious lesson on putting themselves first. According to, choosing the winners was not an easy task. Nearly 50,000 people sent in stories to O, The Oprah Magazine explaining why they wanted to participate in this life-changing journey. "One woman was raped while holding her 2-year-old daughter on her lap. … Another woman, her mother died on her wedding day," Gayle says. "We had a woman who had quadruplets and already had two children."
For more details about this amazing trip, visit

Monday, March 3, 2008

Casey Wohl & #1 Best Selling Author Mark Victor Hansen

What a fantastic conference! I had such a great time at my very first MEGA conference last weekend. Many thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator and author Mark Victor Hansen (pictured) for assembling such a wonderful group of speakers and a terrific event! I am already making plans to attend the MEGA Success event in Nashville on April 17.
Mark, thank you for all that you do!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Casey Wohl With #1 Best Selling Author Jeff Gitomer

WOW! What a fantastic presentation we heard from Jeff Gitomer, author of the "Little Book of ....series." All of his books have hit #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Like him or not, Jeff provided his honest and straightforward insight into the book selling business. He also provided some great writing tips. My favorite recommendation is to start all of your writing with "Dear Friend." This entertaining presentation was one I will not forget!
Photo: Casey Wohl and Jeff Gitomer.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Casey Wohl At 2008 MEGA Book Conference with Author Bill Phillips

The first day at the 2008 MEGA Book Conference was amazing! I am thrilled to be here and have the opportunity to learn from some of the world's top authors. Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, opened the conference with a high level of enthusiasm.
Another highlight was listening to and meeting Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Body for Life. Stay tuned for more updates from the conference!
Photo: Casey Wohl and Bill Phillips.