Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chick Lit Perfect for the Beach!

There's nothing better to pass the time on a long flight or lazy lounging on the beach than a great book! Check out these picks for a literary adventure!
Stephanie Plum Series (start with One for the Money) by Janet Evanovich. Please take my word for this series, you won't be disappointed! Women of all ages will love the comedy and adventure of Stephanie Plum, fearless female bounty hunter. Hurry and get up to speed - Number 14, Fearless Fourteen will be out June 17!

Murder, Mayhem & a fine man by Claudia Mair Burney - now if the title alone doesn't grab you, how about this review? "Claudia Mair Burney does a great job of blending mystery, romance, humor, and Christian truth to create a story that is hard to put down. I laughed out loud and I teared up, but I never stopped turning the pages. I'm ready for the next book." -- Angela Benson, author of The Amen Sisters

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner Loved this one! A humorous, touching story of Candice, a plus size woman, who discovers her Ex's feelings of dating/sleeping with a "larger woman" (her) via his new magazine column "Good in Bed". A perfect addition to your carry-on bag!
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
The sequel to Good in Bed is here!
"Weiner's follow-up to Good in Bed is, in a word, fantastic. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll cry as you follow Cannie and her now nearly teenage daughter, Joy. Told through alternating first-person narratives, Weiner's tale gives mothers and daughters alike a treat to devour."-- Romantic Times

Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel by Blair Underwood

I admit, I was skeptical at first - I mean, I know Blair is fine but can he write as good as he looks?? I wasn't disappointed - this murder mystery with a hip hop setting is a definite page turner! Teamed with sci-fiction greats Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, Blair shows his talents expands beyond acting. The next in the series comes out in the fall!

Monday, May 19, 2008

New inspiration for your next Getaway?

The newest issue of Girlfriend Getaway magazine is on the shelves and perfect as usual. From the same minds as Budget Travel, the Girlfriend version offers fab trip ideas, spa how-to, as well as beauty tips and much more! If you haven’t read an issue before, it’s sure to become your travel bible – the articles are extremely intriguing and the tips and products featured are amazing!

Pick up your own copy and check out the following hot articles:
- Diva Las Vegas: packing for a sizzling time in Vegas
- Planning a Great Long Weekend
- How to Plan a Bachelorette Party
- Hosting a Cooking Party (perfect for a Girl's Night that won't break the bank)

Many of the articles are featured online, but for me, there's nothing like curling up with a good magazine and "dog-earring" all of the best pages ;)

Don’t take my word for it! Grab your own copy at your local bookstore or order online at Girlfriend Getaway's website.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cabos or Bust!

Part of the fun of going away with girlfriends is the anticipation – anticipation of relaxing, endless laughter and inside jokes btwn friends. This year is sure to be no different. The Divas will take Los Cabos by storm in just over a month. Our getaways have no rules, except for everyone to come with an open, pleasant mind ready to par-tay! Because we often have “newbies” that join the group, I plan a few package “excursions” to get everyone involved and as a way for us to bond/get to know each other.

In addition to the fabulous spa and yoga sessions that the InterContential Presidente Los Cabos Resort offers, the Presidente Concierge staff has been great in suggesting fabulous ideas for our group. So far on the agenda:

VIP Diva Welcome Reception. What better way to hop off the plane with personalized service and cocktails! Welcome to Cabos!

Los Cabos Encounter Tour. Enjoy the Jesuit mission of San Jose del Cabo, the Square, Municipal Palace, Old Houses, Shopping Area, Tourist Corridor, Golf Courses, the best beaches, the best resorts, Blown glass factory, the best bars in Cabo San Lucas, areas of purchases, restaurants, etc. Stops later on to go up to a glass bottom boat to the marine wolves, rock formations, the famous arch at the end of the peninsula, Lover’s Beach, colony of pelicans…. Etc.

ATV’s Sand Dune Adventure. I truly believe this will be a trip favorite! Read one of the comments posted by a fellow TripAdvisor member!

“This was a BLAST! Even my mother and father-in-law kept up! The 3-hour tour on the beach and through the sand dunes was so much fun; we went twice and bought the shirt! WARNING: Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, 'cause you even find sand in your underwear. Also, cover your camera with a towel, even in a backpack; it got dirty. We framed our group pictures that we took at some of the scenic spots--make sure you take one. This was everyone's favorite part of the vacation!”

Other than our planned excursions, the “PLAN” is to relax, forget about our worries we left behind the States, eat without restrictions and party!

More fun details to follow!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

La Diva Loca Tees

Long time no "see"! I haven't fallen off the face of the earth and sadly, I haven't been to any sunny Caribbean locations since my last post :( What I have been doing is putting together the launch of the fabulous La Diva Loca tees!

Now you know everything the Divas do is done with fabulous flair! I’ve created awesome tees with our traveling Divas in mind. Each tee is generously sized for a woman’s fit – high quality cotton tee, with a custom Swarovski crystal design. There are no cheesy screenprints here! (Crystal design shown on Black tee)

Join the Diva movement and order one for yourself! T-shirt styles are available in Black or White Short Sleeve V-Neck (Sizes XS to 2X) OR Pink or Caribbean Blue Tanks (S to XL). Smoking hot!

Each tee sells for $32 plus flat shipping of $5.

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