Yesterday, Sunday, March 10th, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week kicked off with a fun and intimate bloggers brunch. Hosted by Luna Del Mar, the event took place in a ballroom inside the Conrad Hotel. Lamburginni Champagne keept our glasses filled while we learned about some exciting things coming our way at this year's Fort lauderdale Fashion Week, including the hot off the press Spring Edition of Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week Magazine....where yours truly has a spot inside!
The beautiful flower photo backdrop by Miami Flower Queen was a hit and had everyone up snapping photos! Lis Castella, Fort lauderdale Fashion Week's Lead Designer, was in attendance, along with Diego Dominguez.
I am hosting the PreParty on Wednesday, March 13th at Good Spirits Fifth & Fed then hosting the runway shows on Thursday and Friday nights and walking in the show, wearing Lis Castilla on both Thursday and Saturday nights! SO I hope you can attend one evening to show support of all the local talent at this years Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week!
I am thrilled to finally share some exciting news that I’ve been keeping secret! The .Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week is less than a month away and I will be hosting the Runway SHows on Thursday and Friday nights. I’d love for you to join me on March 13th at the Good Spirits Fifth & Third for a Pre Party. You will have a chance to chat with the talent behind the runway fashions!
AND each VIP guest of the runways will receive a special SWAG BAG from ME showcasing some fabulous local Housewives In The City women entrepreneurs I’ve had the pleasure of working with this past year!
CHEERS to fashion, friends, entrepreneurship and a great cause!
A big thank you to all who attended February's Girls Night Out 'Red Hot Party' at Casa Sensei on Las Olas! I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful women for the first time, hugging all the familiar faces and seeing everyone in red! Over 300 local ladies joined in the fun! It is so exciting to see how this event is growing.
A huge thanks to the team at Casa Sensei for providing complimentary champagne and a selection od sushi bites the first hour. We had lots of healthy tip presentations and fabulous giveaways. This month's Swag Bag sponsor was Bluemercury on Las Olas. The featured photographer, Polly, of Polly Valera Photography did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of the night.
Thanks to everyone who came to this month's Fort Lauderdale Girl's Night Out; if you don't make it to Boca next month for "Retail Therapy Event at Fabletics" then I hope to see you in April at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Beach for the "Walk on the Wild Side" Sip & Shop Party!
Live music, shopping, cocktails, brunch and great conversation...that's what this month's Brunch Club at Tarpon River Brewing will include!!! Register Here.
This is just a mini meetup opportunity for us to get together between the Girl's Night Out Events!
Just come have brunch with a great group of ladies for a fun way to kickoff the week ahead with fun conversation among like-minded ladies. If you want to just shop and have a cocktail and enter a giveaway then it's FREE to stop by and just take part in their Shop & Sip market.
**Registered attendees get Swag Bags just like at the Girls Night Out events!
Still not convinced you should join us for St. Patrick's Day Brunch? Check out photos from our January Brunch Club here.
Since 1912 each January, over a half million visitors enjoy over two weeks of fun filled days at the South Florida Fair. This is one of Florida’s oldest and largest community events. And if you have not been this is your last weekend to go...otherwise you will have to wait until next year!
In addition to all the great fair food and tons of rides, there are educational and interactive experiences at historic Yesteryear Village.
While the Midway Sky Eye,North America’s largest portable Ferris wheel, catches your eye, the swings are always my favorite! Plus there are five stages of entertainment. This year, I really enjoyed the Extreme Pogo Stunt team!
A big thank you to all who attended January's Girls Night Out Wellness event at One to One Aesthetics. I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful women for the first time and seeing everyone share their interest in having a healthier 2019!
This month took a break from the sip and shops and had some presentations and businesses show us ways to start the new year on a healthier track. One to One provided complimentary champagne and a buffet of delicious food for all attendees. We had lots of healthy tip presentations and fabulous giveaways. This month's Swag Bag sponsor was Fabletics at Town Center Boca.
FT LAUDERDALE WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
Here is the list of the amazing women businesses that helped make the
January Girls Night Out Fort Lauderdale event even more fun; including their information to connect. This is a great opportunity to connect and support the ladies you met while networking! Be sure to keep all of these businesses in mind when you get ready to shop for the holidays!
at Town Center Boca Raton
Fabletics is an innovative, high-quality line of athletic apparel for women and men that helps you feel and look great for workouts and beyond. Our designs uphold our core principles of fit, function and style.
They were also the Swag Bag sponsors this month too and our March event will be at their store in Boca!!! So much greatness to share from Fabletics!
HempWorx with Sarah
Highest Quality Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Available! HempWorx products are made from industrial hemp plants grown on Kentucky farms. Cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent that naturally occurs in industrial Hemp, is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. Their oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure extract.
Thrive by Tracy
The THRIVE Experience is an 8-week premium lifestyle system, to help you experience peak physical and mental levels. So many products to help you reach your goals whatever they may be from shakes to vitamins to wearable supplements that take the worry out of your health.
As an independent consultant for Thrive by me-vel, Tracy has such great success story (20+ pounds and 19 inches since July) and can help you do the same!
Juice Plus with Arlene
Juice Plus+ products are made from the juice powder concentrates and oils from more than 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains. While Juice Plus+ isn’t a substitute for eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food-based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins, along with antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Every Juice Plus+ product is made from quality ingredients grown farm fresh, providing the natural nutrients your body needs. AND you should have seen her lovely GardenTower!
Photo Review of January Girls Night OUt
There were so many FABULOUS giveaways this month! All to help kickstart a healthier YOU!
Heading to Miami with kids-? I suggest you spend a few hours at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum. It makes for a great family fun day. Frost Science helps connect people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the unique world of science and technology. Their vision is to create compelling STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) that inspires learning and innovation and enables people to explore real, rigorous science. We spent several hours here and could have easily spent more (especially if the kids were a little older). If you are in Miami and looking for something besides the beach and food scene, then museums are the place to go!
Deb sure to get tickets to a show in the Planetarium
If you enjoy planetariums then this one will be one not to miss. The Frost Science Museum Planetarium is an upgrade compared to other planetariums I have enjoyed. It is one of only 13 like it in the world! The shows range from space trips to deep dives and feel so real.
Things to know before you go to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum:
1. Tickets are $29 adults, $20 kids ages 3-11 and free for kids 2 and under
***Get your tickets online to save money & avoid really long lines
the ticket line was easily an hour wait the day we went
** If you are a Miami-Dade County resident you get a discount
2.Parking is additional & expensive-remember, it’s Miami!
3. Museum hours are 9:30am- 5:30pm every day of the year
Kids Night at The Museum: Feb 2nd!
Enjoy a child-free evening on the town while your child explores the museum after dark!
On Sunday, January 6th we had a Housewives In The City mini meetup at Terra Mare. It is just a fun opportunity for us to get together between the Girl's Night Out Events! Plus we get to enjoy great local brunch spots and unlimited morning cocktails!
From avocado toast to chicken & waffles to a big juicy burger...our table tried it all! A big thanks to Terra Mare for having us and being so kind & helpful as always! In addition to great conversation, bottomless mimosas & bloody Marys one of the ladies brought homemade tarts to share with the group. and everyone walked away with a Swag Bag full of coupons, gift cards and samples! Brunch Club is definitely a great way to kick off the week!
To find out the next Brunch Club Meetup, follow Ft Lauderdale Housewives In The City on Facebook
HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we welcome all the great things that will come to us in 2019, I want to take the time to look back at 2018. I launched Girl's Night Out in Fort Lauderdale in May 2018 not knowing what to expect. From a small, cozy gathering at the first event (with no photographer and only one business) I have watched this community embrace this unique networking event in such an extraordinary way. Now I am proud to say that each month the event gets better. With an average attendance of 150 local ladies, no event is the same yet all events provide the same feeling...a feeling of support and connection among women from all ages, backgrounds and professions! Enjoy this photo review of the 2018 events and mark your calendar for the 2019 dates!!!
May: Launch Party at Terra Mare
June: Fiesta at El Vez
July : Christmas in July at Duffy's
August: End of Summer Soiree at The Diplomat
September: Patio Party at The Conrad
October: Little Black Dress Party at Bluemercury
November: Friendsgiving at LauderALE Brewing
December: Holiday Sip & Shop Boca at Crazy Uncle Mike's
December: Holiday Sip & Shop at Tarpon River
Make PLans for 2019 Girl's Night OUt Events
Jan 5 New Year, New You Girls Night Out in Coral Springs at OnetoOne
Feb 5 Red Hot Party at Casa Sensei on Las Olas
March 14 Retail Sip & Shop at Fabletics in Boca
April 16 Spring Sip & Shop Social at The Ritz-Carlton
May 14 "Turquoise Takeover" Party at Lona (1 Yr Anniv)
June 20 Patio Party at Terra Mare
July 18 Beauty Bash at Bluemercury
This is for my mommy friends... If you are like me, you may need to help Santa eat some cookies tonight. Skip the milk and go for the wine!
Here is a little cheat sheet to help you out! ENJOY these 8 Christmas Cookie and Wine Pairings. Try some of these wine-and-cookie combinations and let me know which is your favorite.
Hi, I'm Mandy!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in the in and around the Fort Lauderdale area plus host monthly events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.