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Cynthia worked as a columnist and spokesperson for Honeymoon magazine.  

She appeared frequently in the media as an engagement, wedding,

honeymoon, and romance expert. She has all published essays on Your Teen Magazine, Zibby Owens' Mom's Don't Have Time to Read Medium platform, and many others.

Cindy met her husband, Adam Muchnick, in college at Stanford University. After completing college, Cindy moved to Chicago where she began a career in college admissions at the University of Chicago. One spring break, Cindy and Adam were on vacation in Paris when Adam popped the fateful question by spelling out the words WILL YOU MARRY ME during a game of Scrabble and sparked Cindy’s interest in collecting marriage proposal stories and writing Will You Marry Me? The World's Most Romantic Proposals. Cindy and her husband relocated to Florida where she completed her masters degree in Liberal Studies, taught tenth grade history, and wrote her first book.

After the overwhelming success of Will You Marry Me? (Macmillan, 1996), Cindy followed up with 101 Ways to Pop the Question (Macmillan, 1997). She appeared as expert on the talk and radio show circuit and was proud to be dubbed an Engagement Expert and Coach. Cindy worked for three years as a columnist and spokesperson for Honeymoon magazine (Time-Warner Distributors). 

She appeared frequently as a wedding and romantic travel expert on the national talk show and speaking circuit.  Her other wedding books are The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book (2001, Penguin/Random House) and The Frugal Bride (2002, Penguin/Random House), 

Cindy freelanced for Coast magazine and offered her expertise writing travel, romance, and wedding articles for publications including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and POV.

Still incurable romantics, Cindy and her husband live happily ever after with their three sons and daughter in Menlo Park, CA, just a few miles from where they first met!

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Coast Kids magazine, Orange County, CA

  • Local Schools Giving Back to the Community, (Fall/2007)

  • Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple With Kids, (Spring, 2007)

  • Summer Camps, (Spring, 2007)

  • Spring Break in Your Backyard, (Spring, 2007)

  • Holiday Card Trends, (Winter, 2006)

  • Los Angeles Galaxy Soccer Team: Feature and player interviews, (Fall, 2006)

  • Local Piano Prodigy, (Summer, 2006)

  • Local College Scholarships, (Summer, 2006)

 

COAST magazine Features, Orange County, CA

  • Romantic Getaways feature article on exclusive properties, (February, 2000):

Four Seasons Hualalai, Kona, Hawaii

Ritz-Carlton Kapaula, Maui, HI

Malliouhana, Meads Bay, Anguilla, BWI

Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, FL

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA

Hyatt Regency Maui, Kaanapali Beach, Maui

New York, New York, Las Vegas, NV

La Samanna, St. Martin, Caribbean

Cap Juluca, Maunday’s Bay, Anguilla, BWI

  • Love and the Stars, The Peninsula at Beverly Hills, (March, 2002)

  •  Pulling Out the Stops ,Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA (June, 2002)

  •  Top 10 Places to Pop the Question in Orange County (February, 2003)

  • Authored series of Wedding-Theme Features (February, 2003). Registering, Pre-wedding Parties, Invitations, Marriage Proposals, Second Weddings, Vow Renewals & Destination Weddings — plus What’s Hot, What’s Not lists

  • Southeastern Getaways, The Breakers Palm Beach, FL, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, and The Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Spring, 2004)

  • Linksland: Pebble Beach The Ultimate Golfers Retreat

  • From the Heavens to the Earth, Four Seasons Aviara, CA

  • Indulgent Odysseys (Spa Roundup) The Grand Wailea, Maui, HI and The Spa at JW Marriott, Las Vegas, (March, 2003)

  • Wine, Dine & Recline: The Santa Barbara Wine Country, (April, 2003) including San Ysidro Ranch and Four Seasons Biltmore write ups

  • La Casa del Zorro, Borrego Spring, CA – A desert family retreat

  • Getting Married in Las Vegas feature

  • A Santa Fe Sampler, Santa Fe and The Inn of the Anasazi

Parenting OC magazine, Orange County, CA

  • All Aboard the Magic of Disney: Disney Cruise Land and Sea Vacation, Orlando, FL, April, 2009

The Center Voice Features

  • Deluxe Getaway is Just Around the Corner, The Four Seasons, Aviara, N. San Diego, CA (June, 2002)

  • How to Plan a Special Event on a Budget, excerpted from The Frugal Bride, (May, 2002)

  • La Quinta Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, CA

  • La Casa del Zorro – A Jewish Retreat Weekend (June, 2003)

 

Honeymoon magazine Articles:

  • Will You Marry Me? Destination Wedding column, (Fall, 1996) 

  •  Will You Marry Me? Destination Wedding column: The Mayflower Inn, Washington, CT; Four Seasons, Maui; Cap Jaluca, Anguilla, (Spring, 1997)

  • Take Romance on Vacation, 2-page spread on the Hyatt Resorts/Honeymoon magazine Romance on Vacation Survey results, (Spring, 1997)

  • Will You Marry Me? Destination Wedding column, (Spring, 1997)

  • Will You Marry Me? Destination Wedding column, (Summer/Fall, 1997) 

  • Questions and Answers,The Wauwinet, Nantucket Island; The Aspen Club, Aspen, CO; The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Kapalua, and Laguna Niguel; Sandy Lane, Barbados, Cobbler’s Cove, Barbados, (May/June, 1998)

  • Questions and Answers, Wheatleigh, Lenox, MA; Tips for Budget Car Renting; Chile, (July/August 1998)

  • Questions and Answers, Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Mexico; South Pacific Holidays small island escapes; South of France art walks

  • Celebrity Interview: Honeymooning with Nancy Kerrigan and Jerry Solomon: Four Seasons, Maui

  • Big Island Love — Honeymooning on the Kohala Coast, HAWAII. Hotels Highlighted: Four Seasons, Kona Village Resort, Hilton Waikaloa Village, The Orchid at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows – (Included in Coast magazine)

  • Review of Hyatt Regency Maui, Kaanapali Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalu, HI

  • Review of The Gant, Aspen, CO