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Weekends Away Without Leaving Home
The Ultimate World Party Theme Book
Editors of Conari Press, Foreword by Nina Lesowitz, Foreword by Lara Starr
ISBN: 9781573247610
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
$15.95
7 x 7
260 pages
January 31, 2002


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"With Weekends Away Without Leaving Home you can go on an international journey without ever getting out your passport. It offers wonderful ideas and inspiration for reading, listening, and tasting the world... Stay home--and get away." ť -Lisa Bach, editor of 365 Travel and Her Fork in the Road
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.

The Editors of Conari Press have produced the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, with over 1 million copies sold.


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