Creator of ArizonaSpaGirls.com and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways,” Lisa Kasanicky shares tips on how to plan your girlfriend getaway, stay on budget and pack strategically. She also shares a few fun getaways and ways not to feel guilty about leaving the family.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of a cowgirl for a few days? Well then, hike up those cowgirl boots and dig out the ten-gallon hat because it’s time to hit the road. From “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways,” author Lisa Kasanicky wrangles up two exciting adventures perfect for bonding and kicking back with the girls.
Love that this book included not only ideas but resources, detailed info, and really practical tips. It definitely motivated me to plan an escape for a few days– this brought me back to the reality that it’s easier than I think it is! You can tell a lot of research went into finding the places to go, stay, see, explore, (they’re NOT your typical “first thing you think of” kind of ideas)! The girlfriend-to-girlfriend tips like “Chick Wit” are cute and entertaining– a nice balance with the information and idea packed pages. It was an enjoyable read no matter if I read a few chapters at a time or just flipped through some pages here and there. I think this would make a great present for Mother’s Day or birthdays, and I’m definitely keeping a few on hand for last-minute gifts. (more)
Girlfriend Getaways is anything but your boring old 1980s travel guide shoved in the back your car’s glove compartment. Author Lisa Kasanicky’s fun, girlfriend-to-girlfriend witty writing style is woven into every fully researched destination making Girlfriend Getaways an instant page turner. The book is chocked full of helpful travel tips including a full list of beauty essentials every girl can’t leave home without. Great for fun trips with your girlfriends but most destinations can also be visited by couples or with family. Pick up a copy for yourself, your best friends and anyone else you think needs to be inspired to hit the road. (more)
This is such a fun and entertaining read! It’s a great resource to get a lot of information and ideas to plan your own getaway and gives tons of suggestions for where to go, where to stop on the way, what to do, where to stay, and everything in between! Couldn’t help but be inspired. Love the “Chick Wit” and other tips scattered throughout the book, they never fail to entertain me. Definitely a book you can read cover to cover or flip through by the pool and enjoy it either way. After picking this up for myself, I’m excited (and relieved!) to know that I have Mother’s Day, birthdays, and anything else that comes up covered. Definitely going to keep a few on hand for last-minute and unexpected gifting situations! (more)
An instant hit with the girls. “CIG’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways” is an inspiring and insightful read into every woman and our constant need to de-stress, unwind and have fun, at any age. Mrs. Kasanicky, writes from obvious experience and lends millions of ideas to both the inexperienced and pro spa-girl. Kasanicky includes all the essentials of who, what and most importantly, where to spa. I recommend this book as a read for laughter, good memories and a motivational guide to get you and the girls out of town – spa-style. (more)
I generally refrain from buying anything with ‘Idiot’ in the title, but I couldn’t help it this time. I needed some real advice on a girl’s get away that was beyond a typical spa vacation. Finally- Someone gets my idea of what a girl getaway is all about and reveals the tips that make me look like a Rock Star. (more)
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
4 to 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, Kierland Commons
7030 E Greenway Parkway Ste 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Have you tried the LUSH Solid Shampoo Bars? They’re perfect for travel (no mystery goo, eew!). Stop by the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale and purchase “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways,” and the first 25 people get a free bar! Can you say, perfect holiday gift for women of all ages? Hello!
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