Sunday, January 8, 2006

Getting into dating shape - Tips on Tiptoeing back onto the dating scene

Getting into dating shape - Tips on Tiptoeing back onto the dating scene.

Not much can get the stomach squirming as that all-important first date. Especially if you havenÂ’t dated in a while and are going out with someone you might like to see again. No matter what, donÂ’t take it, or yourself, for granted. For a first date to go smoothly, The Right One and Together Dating offer these tips to help you prepare.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2004

Not much can get the stomach squirming as that all-important first date. Especially if you havenÂ’t dated in a while and are going out with someone you might like to see again. No matter what, donÂ’t take it, or yourself, for granted. For a first date to go smoothly, you have to prepare.

Why? Simply put, first appearances make huge impressions. If you are setting up the date and have no concrete plans, or if you arrive at your destination then are at a loss for words, your date will not be impressed. And rightfully so. The act of dating implies social interaction between two people. So be prepared to carry out your end of that obligation.

Think ahead of time about conversations youÂ’d like to have. Run through some topics that interest you, from your work, family and hobbies to current events. This isnÂ’t to say you should be able to give a dissertation about the impact of Bedouin tribes on Iraqi politics. But people usually want the people theyÂ’re seeing to be reasonably well-rounded. And chatting easily about headline news as well as why you like golf (or crochet, or traveling, or gardening, etc.) increases the comfort level of both parties.

Just as you should be prepared to chat, also be ready to listen. “The best conversationalists are good listeners,” says Paul Falzone, CEO of The Right One and Together Dating, the world’s largest dating service. “Listening closely, and asking pertinent questions about what your date is talking about, shows you care. You and your date should be talking about things that interest you. If it’s important to your date, then you owe the courtesy of listening well. Besides, you can score some big points by being truly interested.”

Falzone also says it’s imperative to play it straight on a first date. “Acting or carrying on false pretenses will surely backfire with the person who is just getting to know you,” he says. “Be yourself, be honest, be sincere. That doesn’t mean don’t have fun. Having fun together is what dating is all about. Just don’t try to be someone or something you’re not. That will backfire every time.”

Both parties should understand what the date is to entail. An invitation to go out to dinner does not mean having a picnic in the park. And different restaurants imply different attire, so mention the restaurant by name when planning a date. An outfit just right for Jerry’s Wild Irish Saloon would likely be inappropriate for dinner at the Ritz. Being under - or over-dressed can be embarrassing. And whoever does the inviting should plan to do the paying. On subsequent dates you might want to trade off on expenses. Talk about it. Finances are part of your reality, so be up front about what you can – and can’t – afford.

And don’t feel you have to stick by the old dating standard of dinner and a movie, Falzone says. Be creative, if moderately so. Cliff climbing is a bit extreme for a first time out. But viewing a gallery opening and reception for a local artist might be just the thing. Or taking in a comedy production by a nearby repertory company (nothing too heavy until you know your date’s likes and dislikes) could precede cocktails or coffee at a café.

“One of the keys to successful dating is being courteous,” Falzone says. “Confirm your date, be on time and conclude it comfortably. If you want to see each other again, great. If not, that’s OK too – not every date leads to another. Go into it with no expectations, and be sure to end it on a polite note.”

Unlike in the movies and on TV, not every date ends with a kiss. “A kiss should be meant for someone you care about and is not automatic on first dates,” Falzone says. “A warm smile, a lingering look or a meaningful handshake with a sincere ‘thank you’ each says you had a good time. And they plant the seed of future discovery while keeping the interested party intrigued. It’s OK to move slowly. The ideal date leads to more dates and increasing interest in each other. Where that leads is up to you.”

Finding Love from Sea to Shining Sea

The merger of The Right One® with national franchises of Together® created the world’s largest introduction service. The alliance is a marriage of convenience for clients – offering a more consistent product, a greater number of potentially compatible mates and more flexibility in transferring memberships to another geographic region.

Today, with an ambitious plan to open 12-24 new offices a year, Together and The Right One have more than 125,000 members – many of whom have their memberships on hold while they take the time to explore a successful relationship. With more than 500 employees, Together® and The Right One® gross more than $45 million a year in revenue.

ROMANTIC LOCATIONS

The Right One has offices and affiliates located throughout the United States, including: California (San Diego), Colorado (Colorado Springs, Denver), Florida (Boca, Tampa), Georgia (Atlanta), Hawaii (Honolulu), Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Downers Grove and Bloomington), Iowa (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Bettendorf), Nebraska (Omaha and Lincoln), New Hampshire (Bedford), New Jersey (Cherry Hill and Hackensack), Massachusetts (Hingham, Chestnut Hill, Shrewsbury and Woburn), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Monroeville), Rhode Island (Warwick), Wisconsin (Madison, Appleton and Milwaukee), and Texas (Dallas and Austin).

North American locations and affiliates of Together are located in: California (Encino, Irvine and Los Angeles), Florida (Palm Beach), Indiana (Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend), Kansas (Wichita and Kansas City), Louisiana (New Orleans), Maryland (Columbia and Frederick), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Nevada (Reno), New Hampshire (Hooksett, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem), New Jersey (Bridgewater, Clark, Colts Neck and Lawrenceville), Ohio (Cincinnati), Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg and Doylestown), South Carolina (Greenville), South Dakota (Sioux Falls), Texas (Dallas, San Antonio, Beaumont and Houston), and Virginia (Falls Church).

For more information about The Right One and Together Dating and Together Dating, please visit their websites at www. therightone. com and www. togetherdating. com, or call

(800) 348-DATE (3283).

(EditorÂ’s note: For interviews with the colorful and articulate Paul A. Falzone, CEO of The Right One and Together Dating and author of a recent book on the history of dating, please contact Steve Dubin, PR Works, at (781) 878-9533, or by e-mail at sdubin@prworkzone. com).

Luxury Property Now Available: Phase 1 of New Luxury Development Now Ready to Purchase

Luxury Property Now Available: Phase 1 of New Luxury Development Now Ready to Purchase

Marrakech is the new exotic location of choice for property buyers seeking luxurious second property where the sun always shines.

(PRWEB) October 5, 2006

As the shores of the UK look forward to dropping temperatures and cold winters there is an exciting new property development opening in a location offering something more for those looking to purchase a luxury property. Domaine Dar Chmicha is situated in the Commune of Tassoultant, 13 kilometres south of Marrakech and 20 minutes from Menara airport looking towards the Atlas Mountains.

With only a flying time of 3 hours from most European airports, Marrakech is the shortest distance that you can travel to from Europe and find yourself somewhere truly different. Its latitude is similar to southern California, there is sun most days throughout the year and in December, January and February it is usually warm enough to sunbathe, swim and play tennis or golf. There are three, soon to be four, superb golf courses within a short drive of the development. The ski resort of Oukaimeden is planned within the next few years and whilst the temperatures are hottest in July and August there is no humidity.

Promoters and Directors, Nicky Kerman and Michael Dupree explain their inspiration behind the location.

“We knew that we weren’t looking to build properties where people were simply looking to invest” he explains. “Our objective was to provide purchasing opportunities for people looking to buy a second home, with luxurious facilities. Property prices are generally 50% less than Europe offering real value for money and a cheaper cost of living. The weather features heavily when people are looking for an escape route and Morocco offers a good climate practically all year round with the opportunity to ski nearby as the weather grows cooler in December. Our properties offer a real opportunity to purchase true escape to a beautiful and exotic location in a development that offers the ultimate in luxury facilities”

Starting in June 2006, the first phase of the development is now complete with a further 2 phases starting shortly making 10 villas in total. It is comprised of 12 walled, secure acres complete with gate keeper and private bridge with an impressive twin towered entrance. Nicky continues, “The exotic location is enhanced as each villa is set in its own walled landscaped garden with olive, palm and citrus trees and a heated 14m x 6m swimming pool, air conditioning, central heating and fountains. We really do believe that we can offer the height of luxury in an exotic location where English and French is widely spoken with delicious cuisine, good wines and great restaurants nearby. It is Moorish culture at its very best for very little cost”

Project Manager Etienne Vergier has been supervising the project development, seeing for himself a rise in the popularity of properties in North Africa. Speaking at the development launch he commented, “I think that Morocco and Marrakech in particular offers an opportunity for people looking for second property investment. The climate and culture speak for themselves but I think that we can provide properties that offer luxury as well as value. The property market continues to offer considerable returns on investment and with prices generally 50% lower than Europe why not purchase something that offers luxury as safe investment?”

The first phase of Domaine Dar Chmicha – luxury villas in Marrakech – will be ready to purchase from September 2006 with completion on further developments estimated for March 2007. Marrakvillas provide luxury property purchasing opportunities ideal for those looking to invest in a second property in a luxury development. Marrakech is only 3 hours flying time from most European airports, offering an exotic culture, low cost living and warm climate for most of the year.

For more information please contact:

Nicky Kerman

Founder & Director

Marrakvillas

25 Eaton Mews South

London

SW1W 9HR

0207 235 9185

Www. marrakvillas. com

Project Manager – Marrakech Office

Etienne Vergier

55 Lot El Hassania

2nd Floor

No 7, Gueliz

Marrakech

+212 (0) 2443 8329

Submitted by:

Christine Holmes

Pebbles PR

07768 548619

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New Offerings at Kapalua Resort's Playground Paradise

New Offerings at Kapalua Resort's Playground Paradise

Perfect for groups and families - Kapalua Resort has something for everyone with new specials on spa treatments, golf and one-of-a-kind resort activities.

I (PRWEB) July 21, 2009

Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawai` With a bevy of activities - including world-famous golf courses, the Mountain Outpost and brand new Kapalua Spa - as well as luxurious accommodations at affordable prices, Hawai'i travelers can find it all at Kapalua Resort. The world-class resort is now offering a flurry of specials at its brand new Kapalua Spa, award-winning golf courses and highly acclaimed Kapalua Villas, such as the Unlimited Golf Program - with unlimited play at Kapalua Resort's celebrated Bay and Plantation Courses - The Kapalua Villas' Head to Toe Package - a five-night accommodation package featuring all of Kapalua Spa's signature treatments - and Kapalua Adventures new Sunset and Full Moon zip line tours.

Kapalua Resort's specials and activities include:

Swinging Golf Specials
Golf fanatics can get their golf fix with Kapalua Resort's Unlimited Golf Program, featuring five days of unlimited play at Kapalua Resort's Bay Course and Plantation Course. The special promotion starts at $499 for off-property guests and $399 for guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Kapalua Villas and is valid through November 30, 2009.

Kapalua Spa Packages Offers Ultimate Relaxation
Busy travelers craving some rest and relaxation will want to check out the all-new Kapalua Spa, which offers a blissful escape from hectic everyday life with special accommodations packages. Through September 30, 2009, and while supplies last, all guests who book a minimum three-night stay at The Kapalua Villas will receive a complimentary $100 Kapalua Spa gift certificate which they can use towards the treatment of their choice - such as the spa's signature 'Awa and Cacao Lomi Wrap, Hawaiian Spirulina Wrap or one-of-a-kind Journey Through the Ocean dual therapist massage!

In celebration Kapalua Spa's grand opening The Kapalua Villas is also offering a limited-time package, the "Free Spa Package," which includes a $1,000 spa credit for a minimum three-night stay. Rates start at $369, per night or $1,107 per villa for a three-night package, available for travel through September 30, 2009. Also, the "Head to Toe Package" - a five-night package featuring all of Kapalua Spa's signature treatments to restores and reinvigorates guests from head to toe, starting at just $1,699 per villa for a 5 night stay, and can be booked through December 19, 2009.

Overlooking serene Kapalua Bay, Kapalua Spa's 30,000-square-foot facility mirrors its environment with 19 treatment rooms, including 10 outdoor hale (bungalows), three private stone soaking tubs and dual treatment space for couples. Guests can also take advantage of sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a cold rain shower in each of the men's and women's relaxation lounges as well as a beauty salon, spacious movement studio, the island's only spa-dedicated saline lap pool and sunning deck and a full fitness facilities with state-of-the-art cardio, strength and full-range-of-motion Kinesis Circuit System.

The Kapalua Gold Villas New Rates Start at $199
Perfect for travelers planning their next Hawai'i vacation -- a visit to Kapalua Resort is now more affordable than ever! For travel now through August 16, 2009 guests can take advantage of new low rates starting at just $199 for a one-bedroom Villa! Kapalua's luxurious Gold Villas - well-known throughout the world for superior amenities and stunning panoramic ocean views - offer spacious and fully-furnished one-, two - and three-bedroom condominiums.

Another great deal for visiting guests is The Kapalua Villas Fall Promotion. Starting at just $169 per night, the fall promotion features a free view category upgrade as well as a $100 resort credit, which can be used throughout the resort for a variety of activities including golf, spa, shopping and resort tours as well as at the resort's 12 restaurants. A three-night minimum stay is required for travel August 17 - December 19, 2009.

Guests will also enjoy the convenience of charging privileges at Kapalua Resort shops and restaurants, preferred rates and access to two championship golf courses, complimentary tennis, a 24-hour reception center, full-service concierge and activity desk and resort-wide shuttle service.

Zip to It: Take a Ride on Kapalua Adventures' New Zipline Tours
Take advantage of Maui's legendary sunsets with Kapalua Resort's new Sunset Zip Tours. The tours, which run each Wednesday and Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p. m., feature an adventure-packed expedition on two scenic ziplines over Kapalua Nui's dramatic ridges and ravines. At the conclusion of the fun-filled evening, participants enjoy pupus, wine and beer at the Mountain Outpost's beautiful 360-degree view pavilion and observation deck. Kapalua Adventures' Sunset Zip Tours are $129 per person and available only to adults, ages 21 years and older.

Another evening tour, Kapalua Resort's Full Moon Zip Tour, is offered once a month from 8 to 10 p. m. and offers guests sweeping views by the light of the full moon. Participants will venture across the longest and highest suspension bridge in Hawai'i and then taken on a soaring journey over the west Maui forest on the resort's 2,000-foot-long zipline. At the end of the experience, guests are treated to hot chocolate and cookies at the open-air pavilion and observation deck. Participants are encouraged to wear layered tops and long pants on both new tours to ward off the post-sunset chill. 8 to 10 p. m. Kapalua Adventures' Full Moon Zip Tour is $99 per person.

Dine from the Vine! New Farm Tour by Kapalua Farms
The only certified organic, diversified farm located next to a world-class resort, Kapalua Farms now offers a one-of-a-kind Farm Tour, which is available on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. The walking van tour takes guests through an exotic fruit orchard, ocean view fields of organic produce and herbs and out to vast pineapple fields for tasting sweet Kapalua Gold and Kapalua Emerald pineapples. After picking a pineapple to take home as a souvenir, you're driven to the farm for a catered lunch made with fresh organic produce. Enjoy it with good conversation under a shady pergola. The Farm Tour is $60 per person and $50 for children aged 2 - 11 years.

For more information about Kapalua Resort's new specials and offerings, please visit kapalua. com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

ABOUT KAPALUA RESORT
Kapalua Resort is a 22,000-acre, master-planned community set amidst two nature preserves and pineapple fields on Maui's northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses, The Bay and The Plantation; 11 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay; The Kapalua Gold Villas, a condominium rental program; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a vacation home rental program; a tennis complex; three white sand beaches, including two of America's Best Beaches, five-acre Kapalua Spa and a variety of restaurants and shops. Nearby Kapalua Farms offers organic farm-to-fork produce and eggs to resort restaurants and the Maui community. Kapalua Resort hosts a signature event series each year: the PGA TOUR's season-opening SBS Championship in January, Whale Quest Kapalua in February, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Celebration of the Arts in April and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. For more information, visit kapalua. com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

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