Pack your PJ's and your little black dress and enjoy the perfect vacation made just for women. The ultimate getaway for sisters, mothers, daughters and girlfriends at the luxurious Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.
This blog is an inside look at the Ultimate Girls Getaway!
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We proudly support the incredible organization Women by Women. Through the UGG events and the wonderful women who have attended them, we have so far sponsored 13 women survivors of war and the number keeps growing with every event! Each sponsorship provides food, shelter, medical aid for an entire year and an interest-free loan to start a small business.
October, 1963 - At five, I was a secure, verbal child and I had "heard" messages - more like comments, really - my entire young life, so it was not new when I was "told" to gather nuts for the squirrels, as the winter was going to be hard. We lived in Richmond, Virginia, because my dad got transferred there. In the early '60s, frigid weather never occurred in Richmond. When I asked my mom for the red laundry tub and told my mom the message, I'm pretty sure she thought I was the one who was "nuts," but she gave it to me nonetheless.
My best friend Keith and I spent hours collecting nuts, then dragged the full tub to the backyard and waited. Nothing. We moved further back, willing the squirrels to take advantage of our labor. Nothing. But, after dinner I could see the squirrels scurrying around the big red tub, probably thinking they had hit the mother lode. Within hours, all of the nuts were gone and buried, and my mother had her laundry tub back.
Christmas Eve came with its magical air. In the morning, the ground was covered with snow (the first time in many years), a miracle! The second miracle? Santa had brought my sister and me sleds! As we sat at the breakfast table hurrying so we could go outside, I remember my mom smiling, watching a flurry of squirrels digging for "our" nuts they had buried a few months before. She had believed me after all; and apparently, so had Santa.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Ultimate Girls Getaway!
Professional family and lifestyle photographer, Wanda Malfara is an award-winning artist and portraiture specialist with an expertise in digital photo software. Whether shooting in her Montreal studio or on location, she is a master at finding the undiscovered beauty of her subjects.
Testimonials for Wanda:
Wanda is a joy to work with! Her professionalism, mixed with a fun sense of humor and warmth allows her to reach her clients, and bring out the best on camera. The results you can see for yourself in her portfolio, but above and beyond the quality of her work, she is the professional’s professional – from the time and attention she pays her clients to the promptness with which she corresponds and delivers. I will certainly work with her again, and recommend her without hesitation! - Tara Bissett, Corporate Consultant, Actress/Singer
Wanda’s dedication to her clients is second to none. She’s the consummate professional & her photo shoots a real pleasure. You feel at ease and secure in her capable hands and can trust her creative eye. She listens, she executes and delivers. The results are stellar. - Danielle Pollak, Founder & Creative Director, www.danykacollection.com
I am speechless, OMG, this is amazing, beyond amazing, who is this person, I don’t have one photo of me where both my eyes are open, is it a painting or me, I am truly speechless, will anyone believe it is me? You are one hell of an artist! I am just blown away, boy, are you talented, I have told everyone I know about you, wait till they see your work. - Bonnie Sandler, Real Estate Agent, Sutton Realtors
Wanda, when I view your images I am consistently struck how I truly feel the layers of detail in the moments you capture though your lens; your camera and magnificent eye combine to paint a richness that simply freezes time. Your classic training as a superb artist/painter is so eloquently conveyed without a word though your photography. As your extraordinary talents as both artist and photographer converge; you reveal the precious gift of priceless memories that warm the heart for a lifetime. - Christina Nuzzo, Life Mosiac Photography, USA
Contest is open to registered guests of the Ultimate Girls Getaway weekend who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, except event organizers, presenters, suppliers and their immediate family members. The winner will be contacted via phone or email. Contest begins at 12:00pm on 1/16/12 and ends at 12:00pm on 4/13/12. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize package is $1000 sponsored by Monica de Liz, Nadja Piatka and Fairmont Chateau Montebello Spa.
Your fresh new look will be revealed during our Little Black Dress Dinner Party taking place on Saturday May 5th 2012. The winner agrees to be interviewed, videotaped and have pictures taken allowing us to publish her entire style journey online and offline.
Monica de Liz is a Brazilian style coach and speaker with an intuitive gift for teaching you how to dress who you are as you are. Her style workshops have helped hundreds of women to feel attractive, confident and happy. For more information, visit www.image4success.com
This is your year to have the business of your dreams! Check out the amazing and super affordable business coaching programs designed to skyrocket your results with one on one personal advice from Nancy!
Nancy has created several results based programs to help you have fun and enjoy your business, starting as low as $9.97 for her monthly Success Coaching motivational audio program, giving you up dated business advice and how to tips! Give your business and yourself what you need to be successful this year and take advantage of the special offer here in our Business Growth Coaching Program! It’s a 90 day kick start to your best year ever!!
The next program stars January 10th, 2012. Watch Nancy's Video to learn more about her and her program! Download the information sheet here.
Here is what our UGG Girlfriend, Marie Piere had to say about Nancy and her Program!
“Nancy means business and is dedicated to providing high quality service to her clients in the most customized approach that will yield the best results. Having accomplished so much herself, she provides motivation, science based research, and ongoing support. She speaks from experience and shares her tips, in a caring nurturing style that inspires.” July 29, 2011 Marie Piere Belisle Kennedy 5 Star Communications - www.5starcom.ca