Opaque – Los Angeles & Other Cool Cities

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Imagine for two hours you cannot see, that you are abandoning vision, in exchange for a new, more stimulating dining experience.  Our group of four experienced “Dining in the Dark” and to top it off…the wait staff were legally blind.  Amazing.  It really heightens your senses and you will uncover a new appreciation for those without sight.  Instead of going to your favorite standby or chain give this place a “looksee.”  Pun intended.

Ralph’s – Philadelphia

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It does not look like much from the outside but this is America’s oldest family owned restaurant. Ralph’s is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Dispigno family, insuring that you will receive the same great food and high quality service that has been a Ralph’s tradition for over 100 years!

If you are staying downtown Philly and are looking for great Italian food, take a 5 minute taxi to South Philly.

21C Museum Hotel – Cincinnati

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Located in the center of the action in downtown Cincinnati – adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts – 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a 156-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. PS. It has a great rooftop bar!

Malibu Beach Inn – Los Angeles

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Malibu Beach Inn

Located along the strip of seashore nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach” this unique boutique hotel offers you complete relaxation, from 47 well-appointed rooms and suites, each with a private balcony, to the breathtaking views and magical sunsets you’ll enjoy while having an Executive Chef create the only beachfront gourmet dining experience of any of the Malibu beach hotels. Enjoy tranquil on-site spa services and feel yourself shift into that “Malibu moment.”

You’re just steps away from Malibu landmarks and high-end boutiques. From rugged hiking trails to wild watersports — paddleboarding, anyone? — dive into an array of activities within minutes.

Conveniently located, and within short drives to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles International Airport.

212° The Extra Degree

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212° The Extra Degree captures the essence of excellence in an unforgettable way… At 211° water is hot. At 212°, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it’s the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great. This powerful book by S.L. Parker and Mac Anderson gives great examples, great quotes and great stories to illustrate the 212° concept. A warning…once you read it, it will be hard to forget. Your company will have a target for everything you do…212°. Hardcover, 96 pages

22 Immutable Laws of Branding

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Laws of Branding

This marketing classic has been expanded to include new commentary, new illustrations, and a bonus book: The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today’s marketplace is to build your product or service into a brand — and provides the step-by-step instructions you need to do so. softcover, 272 pages.

You can pick the book up at the Book Company