Weekends Away Without Leaving Home: The Ultimate World Party Theme Book

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Conari Press, 1. jaan 2002 - 275 pages

Weekends Away Without Leaving Home is based on a simple assumption: With a tiny bit of ingenuity and effort, anyone can create a wonderful weekend at home that brings almost as much pleasure as an actual vacation away-without the hassle of flights, foreign currency exchange, or large credit card bills. Compiled by the editors of Conari Press, this entertaining and instructive book features guides to experiencing all the excitement of Brazil, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, Paris, Tuscany, Greece, Morocco, Africa, St. Petersburg, India, China, Thailand, Japan, and Australia--all without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

Each chapter offers suggestions on setting the scene, books, videos, and music for your weekend, and it ends with a complete meal suggestion with recipes. Readers can create a romantic, cozy téte a téte for two, or plan on inviting a whole gang of friends--"either for the entire time, á la pajama party, or perhaps for an afternoon or evening. And while each chapter is structured around a weekend, the book can easily be used to create a theme for a dinner party. Part historical and cultural guidebook, part cookbook, and part party planner, Weekends Away Without Leaving Home provides an unprecedented approach to armchair traveling.

 

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Contents

Brazen in Brazil
1
A Fling Down Mexico Way
17
Kicking Up Your Heels in Scotland
33
Putting on the Green and the Guinness in Ireland
47
I Rather Be in Paris
61
Touring Tuscany
87
Glorious Greece
105
The Magic of Morocco
125
A Musical Wonderland in St Petersburg
155
Passage to India
171
Fun and Feasting
189
Romance and Relaxation in Thailand
209
Journey to Japan
225
Idling to Australia
241
Index
264
Copyright

Into Africa
139

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About the author (2002)

Nina Lesowitz has over fifteen years experience orchestrating parties for corporations and organizations throughout northern California. She has planned special events on behalf of hotels, restaurants, medical centers, architectural firms, book publishing companies, and nonprofit organizations.


Lara Morris Starr, a marketing and publicity professional, has been instrumental in the planning of dozens of highprofile parties. Some of her parties include the press conference and reception for Michael Jordan's bestselling book Rare Air, the publication party for A Day in the Life of Hollywood, a Beverly Hills hoedown for Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys, and a Napa Valley cocktail party for Savoring the Wine Country.

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