Step-by-step instructions for planning the perfect romantic escape including detailed descriptions of the destinations, the atmosphere at each, the best time to visit, plus gift ideas and packing suggestions.
From identifying inspirational sites throughout Arizona to analyzing what each location has to offer, this guide provides sage advice for planning the perfect romantic escape. Insider's looks at 45 sites pair a wealth of information with an entertaining romance quiz to help travelers figure out the stops best suited to their individual tastes. Surveying a wide array of accommodations—B&Bs, cabins, inns, lodges, ranches, and resorts—this guide answers questions such as What's the ambience like? Which are the most romantic rooms? What's the best time of year to visit? and What amenities does the property offer? Features include at-a-glance charts that allows readers to quickly compare the characteristics of each property along with tips on gift ideas, packing, dining, travel, and of course, romance.
Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
A directory of more than 225 English-speaking physicians and 50 of the best hospitals in more than 40 popular vacation spots in Mexico, this guide is suitable for the travellers who fall ill while on vacation there. It includes hospital listings, services and specialities available, English-speaking administrative and medical liaisons, and more.
Surveying more than 200 restaurants, this insider's guide to Phoenix covers dining spots that suit any mood, budget, or occasion. In addition to an alphabetical listing of establishments—including contact information, cuisine, hours of operation, price ranges, and whether or not reservations are necessary—the guide presents a section of indexed lists to assist in the selection process. User-friendly, accessible indices are organized by location, cuisine, and features to enable diners to quickly zone in on a selection, such as the site for a great Asian meal or a private party of any size, a restaurant perfect for a girls' day out or for sealing a business deal, or one that is located nearby or worth a scenic drive. Insider tips reveal what makes a place a personal favorite, the best tables, the best dishes, and the best times to dine.
Couples seeking a relaxing respite from weekday stress or a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion need look no further than the pages of More Weekends for Two in Northern California. From rustic cottages on the Mendocino coast to stately Wine Country manors, Bill Gleeson points couples to Northern California's most romantic places to get away. This new edition of a Chronicle Books best-seller offers updated information on rooms, rates, and amenities like fireplaces, hot tubs, canopied beds, and private decks. Beautiful color photo-graphs of interiors and exteriors show vacationers exactly what they can expect at each of these 50 charming destinations.
Surveying more than 250 restaurants, this insider's guide covers dining spots that suit any mood, budget, occasion, or location within Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding Valley. The user-friendly resource is designed to be as easy to use by those who are searching for a restaurant by name as those who have a type of cuisine or geographic location in mind. The first section contains an alphabetical listing of more than 250 Valley restaurants that details each restaurant’s cuisine, ambiance, distinctive characteristics, and special offerings. Vital statistics—such as the region, address, phone number, website, meals served and price range, days closed, and whether or not reservations are needed—are clearly noted along with the signature insider’s tips that identify what makes the place a personal favorite. For those craving a great Asian meal or wanting to cozy up to a fireplace, those looking for a place close by or one that’s a bit of a drive, the second part of the book presents a plethora of easy-to-navigate indexed lists organized according to location, cuisine, and features. This new edition also includes a special listing of the hottest restaurants in Sedona and Tucson.
Just as Tuesdays with Morrie affectionately presented unvarnished truths from a mentoring relationship between teacher and student, Over Salad and Hot Bread explores the life lessons that surface through the bond of two very different women. A simple story of friendship, and so much more, this poignant, beautifully written book explores the relationship between two women, years apart, who are drawn together by a love for writing and road trips. The younger woman is an on-the-go mother/author/speaker, while the older is a free-spirited world traveler who was far ahead of her time. This gentle memoir captures the tough and tender moments of their friendship through a series of vividly crafted stories sure to ring true to anyone who’s had a friend. The friendship that developed took both women on a journey of the heart—a journey that led one all the way to her forever home and the other to lessons she never thought to learn. As you read the story of Mary Jenson and Nancy Bayless’s kinship, you’ll find your own heart opening to—and searching for—friendship of the richest kind.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Within the throes of a madly passionate romance is the most ghastly soul rape and mind crime conceivable. The Great American "Psychopathic" Love Story exists in a world where nothing is as real as perceived. Beneath the surface of what seems to be a fairy tale romance is the outline for what may be the perfect murder, and if you are naive enough to think it can't happen to you, you're wrong, ... dead wrong. Loving A Narcissist is the diary of a man being vicimized by a lethal narcissist, from beginning to end as it happens. Be there as he learns about narcissism and as he searches for a way to completely heal from the abuse. Many readers/victims praise this book for helping them heal as well. Steven thought he was writing about the phenomenal love he and Ashley had for each other. He didn't know that he was actually documenting the manipulation and torment experienced by the victim of a highly skilled emotional vampire. An endearing love story that is insanity in the raw, and just when you think it is all over, it begins again before leading to a shocking ending that will not soon be forgotten. Read this before purchasing this book: Many victims of narcissistic abuse buy books on the subject just to make them feel better by reading about what evil monsters the narcissists are. Granted, they have suffered tremendously, but this type of victim wallows in misery and are not able to heal or move beyond the abuse. If you are looking for a book that just repeats what hundreds of others already outline, then this book is not for you. This book is a memoir from the perspective of the victim as the mental and emotional abuse is taking place. It portrays the confusion that comes from abrupt abandonment and ostracization by a loved one. Through the victim's eyes, you will experience what it is to be "Gaslighted" by a narcissist, which is, idealization, discard, and devalue. When a narcissist is victimizing a person, the abused becomes someone they are not, and behave in ways out of the norm. Where some may view the behavior as childish or immature, it is actually a person fighting to hang onto his or her sanity. This is "Loving a Narcissist." "Dynamic person stylized writing. Brilliant! A death to birth with a delivery that is painful as bloody hell." - Becky Joyce Reed (Author of Life in the Aftermath of a Narcissist) "Thank you Steven from the bottom of my heart. I was completely destroyed by my relationship with a Narcissist. Your book was the turning point for me and saved my life." -Debbie Perez "Congratulations on writing a wonderful and powerful book. Yours is a very important story to tell - because it's from a man's viewpoint (not a perspective we hear from enough)." - Leslie Morgan Steiner (Author of the New York Times best selling memoir "Crazy Love") This book saved my life. - Debby Perez Everyone should read this. These psychopaths are multiplying like crazy and we need to know how to identify them for our own sakes and for the sake of society. This is one story out of too many that can teach us what to look out for. - Linda Freeman Dear Steven, I received your book on a Friday, and could not put it down, yet at times the pain I felt for you was unbearable. I could so relate though to the pain. Steven, I just finished reading your book "Loving a Narcissist" and I wanted to tell you how moved I was by your honesty and revealing your vulnerability. Reading it, I cried for you sometimes. Thank you for telling us your story. It doesn't just happen to women. Be well and blessed ... I think you are now. - Liz Davies
"[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.