june 5, 2009
Jan Gets a Blog!
I realized one of my long-time goals and launched my Girl on the Go blog covering travel-related news, events in Atlanta and relationships. Check out other blogs from travelgirl contributors here.
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Didn't we all want to shrink ourselves and just live in Barbie's dream house when we were little girls? Free to play with her cardboard record players and model our new outfits for Ken? Now's our chance, ladies. The Palms Casino Resort has introduced a Barbie Dream House suite, complete with custom wall covering, skirted chairs and a mirror made from 65 1959 Barbie dolls – remember the black-and-white bathing suit? Perfect for birthdays and bachelorette parties, the suite is available until next June. Now if we could just rent Barbie's corvette for cruising the strip …www.palms.com
Dad's Golf Free!
Dad's golf free every Sunday through Thursday from June 21 to July 21 at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. The resort features 100 guestrooms in an inn and log cabins, surrounded by more than 500 acres with fishing, hiking trails and stables. www.brasstownvalley.com/.
Frolic with Sponge Bob and Dora
It's Nickelodeon time at Marriott and two properties in Florida have started character breakfasts, poolside game shows, and free photos with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. Doral Golf Resort & Spa and Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort start the Getaway Family Program on Weekends beginning June 12. A two-night stay includes a sleepover kit, gifts and character breakfast. Weekend rates start at $179 at Doral and $239 at Marco Island. Visit www.marriott.com/miadl for Doral Golf Resort & Spa, or www.marriott.com/mrkfl for Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort.
Take in Tut
Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is winding up its tour with a final U.S. stop at San Francisco's de Young Museum. Dates for the exhibition are June 27, 2009 to March 28, 2010. Purchase a ticket and get a Pharaoh's Gold Card, good for discounts at area restaurants, shops and attractions. For exhibit: www.tutsanfranscisco.org; for the exhibition: www.deyoungmuseum.org
pick of the week
I'm ready to toss my little round band-aids, and maybe even that chest-constricting strapless bra – now that I've found Boob-eez. You can ditch the bra but still keep yourself covered under summer fashions with Boob-eez. These thin silicone disks slip right into your clothes, with or without a bra to provide coverage. You can even slip them into your swimsuit for extra protection. They are reusable and can even be washed in mild soap and water. $12: www.boob-eez.com for a list of stores.