Celebrity Cruises 123Go! Promotion

Greetings! I have some exciting news to share with you. There are lots of great reasons to book a cruise with Celebrity Cruises for travelers of any age, from the most experienced culture-seekers to thrill-seeking millennials among these reasons being:

-Globally Inspired Cuisine – with menus created by a Michelin–starred chef

-In-Depth Destination Experiences & New Ports – nearly 300 sought after worldwide destinations including the best of Europe, plus overnight stays in 53 must-see cities.

-Entertainment – 18 news shows in 18 months that provide travelers a variety of exciting, entertaining and fun onboard experiences.

-Suite Class Private, Spacious Verandas – More private spacious veranda staterooms that any other premium cruise line, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a private picnic on their own balcony.

-Sexy, Stylish, Spaces – Onboard interiors by creative architects and designers that infuse Celebrity’s ships with a modern style that rivals any boutique hotel.

And now for a limited time, there’s one more great reason – the return of Celebrity Cruises’ hugely popular 123Go! promotion! Travelers will once again have an opportunity to take advantage of this special offer for bookings made now through July 5, 2015 for 3-night or longer cruises that depart August 2015 – April 2016.  123Go! guests can chose from any one the of three great offers below:

1)    A Free Classic Beverage Package-for-Two (including sprits – valued at $110 per day, with beverage gratuities included)

2)    Free Gratuities (including free pre-paid gratuities-for-two throughout the trip – valued at up to $32.90 per day)

3)    Free OnBoard Credit (valued at up to $300 per stateroom for 10-night or more sailings, $200 for 6-9 nights, $100 for 3-5 nights)

Additionally, guests who book an ocean view or higher stateroom for a European vacation can choose any two of the above offers!

Bookings must be made through Celebrity Cruises via:

Phone: 1-888-283-6879

Online: www.celebritycruises.com/socal

Or with your Local Travel Agent

Aerial Celebrity Reflection off Florida coastline on December 2nd Inaugural CruiseCelebrity Reflection - Celebrity Cruises

Aerial Celebrity Reflection off Florida coastline on December 2nd Inaugural CruiseCelebrity Reflection – Celebrity Cruises

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Lisle, IL (Chicago): Veggie Fest

Veggiefest

Veggie Fest, one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in North America, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this summer with another incredible weekend of family fun on August 15 & 16, 2015. The two-day festival, which drew record-breaking crowds of over 30,000 people from around the world last year, will be held in a new location this summer: Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532.

“We’re really excited for the new venue this year,” said event organizer Jonathan Kruger, “It’ll give us even more room to make our 10th Annual Veggie Fest bigger and better than ever.”

For more info visit: http://www.veggiefestchicago.com/

Dessert Table Ideas

Photo by Crystal Johnson

Photo by Crystal Johnson

Petite treats are a great way to go for a dessert table. Your guest will not feel like they gained five pounds just looking at the food.  If you find a bakery that does mini-donuts it will be a fun touch.  I especially like this concert for a brunch feel because of the donuts.  Wild flowers on the table help to provide a rustic feel but different types of flowers, table clothes and even the color of plates can change the feel of your dessert table dramatically.

by Crystal A. Johnson, Editor

Photo by Veronica Hererra for MCCN

Photo by Veronica Hererra for MCCN

Book Pick: Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My World! Recipes that Take You Places

by Emeril Lagasse, illustrated by Charles Yuen (HarperCollins, 2006). imgres
Star chef Emeril Lagasse takes readers’ taste buds on a trip around the world in this follow-up book to his two previous kids’ cookbooks (There’s a Chef in My Soup! and There’s a Chef in My Family!). Young chefs will enjoy this lively cookbook that includes more than 70 recipes from every region of the world. The format is friendly with clear ingredient lists and numbered directions. There are pronunciation guides for foreign names, interesting food and cultural facts (for instance, in Ireland, salmon is the most prized fish and thought to have magical powers), and bright and colorful illustrations of the dishes. This book would be a great way to get the whole family into the kitchen and cooking together. 210 pages.
Interest grade level: 5+