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from Paris with Love May 02

Postcards from Paris . . .  the iconic Eiffel Tower beside the Seine River. . .
Enjoy lunch with a view. Did you know there are restautants on the 1st & 2nd stage?
For the bird’s eye view, take the elevator to the top!

 

Paris is an easy city to navigate in terms of major landmarks.

Jacintha
culinary escape artist

For more information, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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Gourmet Getaway: France May 01

Just returned from an AMAZING Gourmet Getaway in France, stay tuned for all the delicious details to follow . . .
Jacintha
culinary escape artist

For more information, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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A Journey to Savor Mar 05

Portugal, Spain & France Wine Cruise
August 4 -13, 2012

The intimate & luxurious, all-inclusive, all-suite 380-passenger Silver Whisper sails from Lisbon to Southampton with port calls in Oporto, Portugal, Bilbao, Spain and Bordeaux, Saint-Malo and Honfleur in France. On this wine-themed cruise, discerning travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special tastings and lectures. Enjoy optional private tours to renowned vineyards and world-class wineries. On board, you’ll enjoy an extensive selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

Your host, Richard Nurick, a retired London wine merchant, is a distinguished wine judge and lecturer who has taught wine appreciation courses at Newbury and Henley colleges in the UK. He is currently a full judge with the International Wine Challenge.

For more information, contact:
Jacintha Perera, Master Cruise Counsellor
Jacintha@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
(916) 897-9597

In Celebration of Wine Feb 03

PROVENCE WINE CRUISETOUR
March 25- April 8, 2012

Join celebrity wine hosts Carissa Chappellet & Archie McLaren, Owner & Managing Director of Chappellet Winery on a wine-themed cruisetour. Enjoy 3 nights pre-cruise in Barcelona, Spain, then savor a 7-night river cruise through Provence on the intimate AmaDagio, followed by 3 nights post-cruise in Paris, France. This special sailing features complimentary lectures, wine tastings and wine-themed shore excursions. You will enjoy exclusive visits to historic vineyards and cellars.

 

For more information, contact:
Jacintha Perera, Master Cruise Counsellor
Jacintha@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
(916) 897-9597

Special Interest Retreats Apr 29

Serenity Meditation Pond

A retreat is an opportunity to withdraw from your regular routine and responsibilities. It can be used as a time for quiet contemplation and personal development. Canyon Ranch provides a nurturing, supportive environment where your daily needs are catered to while you pursue your individual interests. 

For several years, I have partnered with experts in other fields to offer themed, special interest retreats. Theses are flexible groups that you can join as an individual or with a companion. You are welcome to attend group activities but not required to. The benefits go well beyond the group rates and amenities. Traveling and sharing experiences with like-minded people is just plain FUN. 

Artist's Retreat Workshop

For example, you can start a healthy new year with Rose Zahnn, President of the Healthy Habits Fitness Studios on her annual Spa and Fitness Getaway each January. Decompress with her Gentle Yoga class in the Yoga Dome the first evening and then join her at other fitness activities throughout your stay. Or release your creative spirit in private daily painting workshops with award-winning artist Brenda Boles on her Artist’s Retreat. Join Ann DaPrato, owner of the Rise Yoga Studio, on her annual summer Yoga and Meditation Retreat and learn simple techniques to de-stress and re-energize. Of course, you are welcome to join me on my Gourmet Getaway in July and enjoy a week of culinary events.

  For a complete list of upcoming retreats, go to
http://www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com/Wellness%20Retreats.htm

Spalicious Apr 15

spa cuisineHealthy, delicious, gourmet spa cuisine DOES exist!

Gorgeous, fresh, whole, organic food is skillfully prepared and artfully presented to you three times a day. You will look forward to your meals with anticipation and learn exactly what an appropriate portion size is for full-size adults. Different daily lunch and dinner menus list the nutritional content of items in terms of calories, fat and fiber so you can make sensible, educated choices.  

If the words spa cuisine elicit an image of a pristine white salad plate decorated with two lettuce leaves and a cherry tomato crowned with a tuft of radish sprouts (I call that garnish), rest assured, you won’t starve at Canyon Ranch. There are no extreme 1,000 calorie a day restricted diets here. Eating well is a necessary plesure for optimal health. 

Naturally, you are encouraged to eat nutrient-rich fruits & vegetables and whole grains as well as lean protein and healthy fats. Balance and moderation are the keys, even when it comes to dessert. And healthy snacks plus a wide variety of beverages are available throughout the day. 

So many choices, so little time. My advice: try the chef’s suggested Balanced Selection of 3 courses. 

Canyon Ranch Cookbook

Attend the daily interactive Lunch & Learn in the intimate 36 -seat Demonstration Kitchen and watch Canyon Ranch chefs as they cook a variety of daily entrees. Ask questions while you enjoy your 3 course lunch and come away with the recipes to take home. Meanwhile, the small Hands on Cooking classes provide an opportunity for active participation and firsthand learning.If you are a serious foodie, consider the week-long Canyon Ranch Cooks culinary program. This Gourmet Getaway features daily cooking classes, lively demonstrations, chef-hosted dinners, cooking tips, nutrition discussions and more. Learn practical skills and professional techniques from award-winning chefs as they share their “divine cuisine and nutritional wisdom”.

For more information, go to
http://www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com/Wellness%20Retreats.htm

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Day 5: Special Interest Retreats Dec 09
Serenity Meditation Pond

Serenity Meditation Pond

A retreat is an opportunity to withdraw from your regular routine and responsibilities. It can be used as a time for quiet contemplation and personal development. Canyon Ranch provides a nurturing, supportive environment where your daily needs are catered to while you pursue your individual interests.

For several years, I have partnered with experts in other fields to offer themed, special interest retreats. Theses are flexible groups that you can join as an individual or with a companion. You are welcome to attend group activities but not required to. The benefits go well beyond the group rates and amenities. Traveling and sharing experiences with like-minded people is just plain FUN.

 

 

Artist's Retreat Workshop

Artist's Retreat Workshop

For example, you can start a healthy new year with Rose Zahnn, President of the Healthy Habits Fitness Studios on her annual Spa and Fitness Getaway each January. Decompress with her Gentle Yoga class in the Yoga Dome the first evening and then join her at other fitness activities throughout your stay. Or release your creative spirit in private daily painting workshops with award-winning artist Brenda Boles on her Artist’s Retreat. Join Ann DaPrato, owner of the Rise Yoga Studio, on her annual summer Yoga and Meditation Retreat and learn simple techniques to de-stress and re-energize. Of course, you are welcome to join me on my Gourmet Getaway in July and enjoy a week of culinary events.

Beginning tomorrow, we get an insider’s look at the Canyon Ranch Peak Performance Program from a participant’s view. This is a specialized health and fitness package that can be added onto any group date.

For a complete list of upcoming retreats, go to
http://www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com/Wellness%20Retreats.htm

Day 4: Spalicious Dec 08

apple_cranberry_salm_1C061E[1]Healthy, delicious, gourmet spa cuisine DOES exist!

Gorgeous, fresh, whole, organic food is skillfully prepared and artfully presented to you three times a day. You will look forward to your meals with anticipation and learn exactly what an appropriate portion size is for full-size adults. Different daily lunch and dinner menus list the nutritional content of items in terms of calories, fat and fiber so you can make sensible, educated choices. 

If the words spa cuisine elicit an image of a pristine white salad plate decorated with two lettuce leaves and a cherry tomato crowned with a tuft of radish sprouts (I call that garnish), rest assured, you won’t starve at Canyon Ranch. There are no extreme 1,000 calorie a day restricted diets here. Eating well is a necessary plesure for optimal health.

Naturally, you are encouraged to eat nutrient-rich fruits & vegetables and whole grains as well as lean protein and healthy fats. Balance and moderation are the keys, even when it comes to dessert. And healthy snacks plus a wide variety of beverages are available throughout the day.

So many choices, so little time. My advice: try the chef’s suggested Balanced Selection of 3 courses.

Canyon Ranch Cookbook

Canyon Ranch Cookbook

Attend the daily interactive Lunch & Learn in the intimate 36 -seat Demonstration Kitchen and watch Canyon Ranch chefs as they cook a variety of daily entrees. Ask questions while you enjoy your 3 course lunch and come away with the recipes to take home. Meanwhile, the small Hands on Cooking classes provide an opportunity for active participation and firsthand learning.

If you are a serious foodie, consider the week-long Canyon Ranch Cooks culinary program. This Gourmet Getaway features daily cooking classes, lively demonstrations, chef-hosted dinners, cooking tips, nutrition discussions and more. Learn practical skills and professional techniques from award-winning chefs as they share their “divine cuisine and nutritional wisdom”.

For more information, go to
http://www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com/Wellness%20Retreats.htm

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