We went to Cape Coral for the April SWFL Girl's Night Out Social. Scotty's Bierwerks was our host venue, providing a great space, tasty beer and friendly service. This month all attendees got a complimentary glass of Rose, mini cupcakes sponsored by ZRealty Team and swag bags!
Our featured photographer this month is Crystal of Two Six Eight Photography; she captured the event perfectly!
SWFL Locals We Love
Nailed in the City: Color Street by Gina
Have tried these nail polish strips? Gina loves sharing the awesomeness of these nail polish strips that will change the way you do your nails! A simple way to have beautiful, unique nails.
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Grace & Heart by Ann
Have you seen this pretty and powerful jewelry line that is as authentically beautiful and artsy,
Subtle & Chic Boutique
Ana launched her online boutique last year, which is stocked full of sexy and sophisticated clothing as well as some stunning accessories...all at great prices!
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Vivie Boutique is an affordable online and popup clothing boutique. Abbey DeStefanostarted this business in 2017 to help moms with young kids who just don't have time to shop for the latest trends that fit her body and budget. For the first 50 ladies at the event, they received a Swag Bag from Vivie filled with local coupons and goodies!
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THRIVE by Maggie
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.
This month's Girl's Night Out in Southwest Florida was in celebration of Valentine's Day. A 'Red Hot Party' was the perfect way to have a GALentine's event. A night full of red dresses, cocktails, networking, socializing and shopping from local women businesses!! Over 90 women dressed up in red and joined us at Vergina on 5th Avenue in Naples.! The first 50 ladies got a reusable Swag Bag full of goodies sponsored by Thirty-One Gifts by Heidi ! And everyone had the opportunity to support some wonderful local women businesses. Our featured Photographer, Courtney Garbrow, captured the night perfectly.
Get your ticket now for Girls Night Out March
Mark your calendar for the next Girls Night Out: March 7th at Palm City Brewing!
This month's Girl's Night Out in Southwest Florida was the first event of 2019 and the perfect way to kickoff a year filled with networking, socializing and growing as a community of women! Over 80 women came out to socialize, shop and enjoy the cooler weather in the 'Treehouse" of Society at Bell Tower Shops! The first 50 ladies got a reusable Swag Bag full of goodies sponsored by Culbertson Agency! And everyone had the opportunity to support some wonderful local women businesses. Our featured Photographer, Ranae of RG Photography captured the night perfectly.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT GIRL'S NIGHT OUT SWFL EVENT, February 7th at Vergina on 5th!
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 Myers in October of 2018 not knowing what to expect. The Launch Party was a huge success and the two months following were equally impressive by the support of the community!
I have watched this community embrace this unique networking event wholeheartedly. Now I am proud to say that each month the event gets better. With an average attendance of 75-100 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!!!
October: Launch Party at Ryans Eatery
November: Friendsgiving at Gather
December: Holiday Sip & Shop at Holiday Inn
2019 SWFL Girls Night Out Event Schedule
Southwest Florida Girl's Night Out will take place each month in 2019 at a different location throughout the region ranging from Naples to Cape Coral. Take a look at the dates we have planned so far and follow on Facebook for all up to date information:
Jan 29 New Year Soiree at Society Fort Myers - Bell Tower
Feb 7 Love Yourself Party on Fifth at Vergina
March 7 Spring Sip & Shop Social at Palm City Brewing
April 9 Girls Night Out Shopping Social at Scotty's Bierwerks
May 7 Summer Social at LYNQ
This month's Girl's Night Out Fort SWFL event was such a fun night full of cocktails and holiday shopping! Over 100 women came out to socialize, shop and enjoy the cooler weather! The first 50 ladies got a precious reusable Swag Bag full of goodies sponsored by Forema Boutique! And everyone had the opportunity to support some wonderful local women businesses. Our featured Photographer, Dayna Hurson, of Day Lily Visuals captured the night perfectly.
Save the date for the next Girl's Night Out SWFL event, January 29th at Society!
What a wonderful way to kick off the start of the monthly Girl's Night Out networking socials in SWFL! The Launch Party took place on October 11th at The Eatery by Ryan and over 100 local ladies showed up to celebrate the launch of Housewives in The City SWFL!
We were lucky that the rain held off, making for a beautiful night to enjoy the patio. Everyone had a great time meeting local women, shopping, food, and enjoying some great giveaways. The first 50 ladies got a Vivie Boutique Swag Bag full of goodies! And everyone had the opportunity to learn about some wonderful local businesses. J&K Soto Photography Captured the evening...take a look for yourself...a picture is worth a thousand words. But to sum it up: BEAUTIFUL WAY TO START GIRLS NIGHT OUT SWFL!
SAVE THE DATE:
The next SWFL Girl's Night Out event is November 13th at Gather in Cape Coral.
Here are the next few months of the Southwest Florida Girl's Night Out networking social dates and locations! Be sure to follow the Facebook Page for all event announcements and to register for your tickets! If you are interested in being a featured business at an upcoming event email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Housewives in the City (HITC)?
Southwest Florida Housewives is one of the newest branches of Housewives in the City and we want to get you connected with local events, small businesses, charities, and giveaways. We do all this through this website and monthly social meetups at local spots.
Who runs HITC?
I am Mandy and I run the Fort Lauderdale Housewives and am now also dedicated to building the Housewives in the City community in Southwest Florida, like it is in so many other cities across the US!
Hey Y'all - My roots are in Tennessee, so I can be a little soft spoken and I have a true southern belle twang who despite my journalism career, frequently uses the contraction you all. I left my hometown 2 decades ago with some lofty goals for a young girl. What it got me was a BA in Communications and minor in Journalism from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS (Go Bulldogs!), a 10 year marriage, a successful marketing career and two beautiful kids. Fast forward 2 years later ----> that marriage ended, and the career took too much time away from my kids. So I refocused on my dreams for me and my kids.
With the support of my friends and family, I threw away my comfort zone and decided to focus on growing myself and my dream of working for myself, having full control over my time. Which led me to the happy place I am now...working freelance fulltime as a Pro Blogger, Published Journalist and Social Influencer. I’m looking forward to sharing my life, travels and other local information with you. A little more about me: I am a writer, editor and birthed two charismatic kids, a silly boy and a sweet girl) + recently became an instantmom to one cute little girl (ages 4 , 6 and 7). I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, I love sunsets, can spend hours at the beach and if you need a buddy to go check out a new attraction, museum, restaurant or hotel-I'm your girl!
Building a support circle
One thing I found to be more difficult as I get older, is meeting new people. Sure, you can meet new people at work, your kids school events or possibly just out at the beach but to me it seems like it gets more challenging with each year, each life changing event and the increasing time spent online. But mostly it is challenging to meet ladies from all walks of life, which everyone’s different experiences is to me the interesting part of life! I run the Housewives in the City Fort Lauderdale, so after seeing how great the community of women who join in these events are so supportive, sweet and fun and how awesome the event can be, I wanted to bring Housewives in the City to the Fort Myers / Naples/ Cape Coral area.
I figured this would be the PERFECT way to not only expand my network of supportive women myself, but also help others that may want to get out and meet new people too! I have seen how amazing Girls Night Out events are in our other cities and I can’t wait to bring the same fun to all of you! And before you ask, let me say you do not need to be a “housewife” to be involved in what we do - look at me, I am breaking the stereotype of a typical housewife as I venture through life as a single, work from home mom.
With our monthly Girls Night Out Social Meetup Events we will strive to get you out of your house, meet some friends, network with other 'Girl Bosses' and rock the city you live in.
I hope that you continue to check here and on our social media pages to see what I’m up to and what fun you can join in on in the Southwest Florida area or hey take a road trip with me over to the East Coast for a Night Out in Fort Lauderdale! Make plans to attend the Girls Night Out launch party on October 11th! If you ever see me out and about, please come say hello – I can’t wait to meet you!
Hi, I am 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!