Hello Fresh is a weekly meal delivery subscription that sends healthy recipes and the pre-measured ingredients you need to make them at home. I saw a great deal on Facebook the week before Valentine's and thought, "Why not try it?" With such a good deal, it seemed silly not to test it out at least and since valentine's was coming up, I wanted to make a fancy meal.
So I ordered it to start my first Hello Fresh meal box as being delivered on FEBRUARY 14th! Which means I didn't need to make dinner reservations, spend a forutnue on a meal or event go to the grocery store. No fighting the crowds, no waiting for a table...just a delicvious meal that we got to cook together!
It worked out as perfectly as I had planned. PLUS we got two more delicious meals that week!
I highl;y suggest you try it out! I have two more weekd of nboxers coming, but I pushed them off to next month due to my travel schedule - another convenient way to plan your meals. Learn more about them on their website. I am already checking out other Meal Boxes (who knew there were so many!) because I think I may have started soemething!
The Fort Lauderdale Girl's Night Out Social for February was all about loving and supporting the women around us! It was great to see so many new women joining the event for the first time, I was blown away with the connections and authentic conversations had during the event.
VENUE SPONSOR: A big thank you to The Emery for hosting the February event. The Emery is a beautiful coworking spce that is also great for private events!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Thank you goes to the fabulous Victor Monasterio for sharing his talent and time with us and providing the photos to remember such a great night. Following him on Instagram!
FT LAUDERDALE WOMEN'S EMPOWER HOUR
A NEW component was added to the February Girl's Night Out to see how well everyone liked it. AND everyone agreed - IT WAS A FABULOUS PART OF THE NIGHT! About 60 minutes after the event started, I (Mandy) made a welcoming introductiona d overview of HITC & Girl's Night Out then introduced the featured businesses. Each business owner talk ab little about themself, their business and their why. Then I asked every woman in attendance to introduce themself and read the "empowerment question" I hgave them when they checked in. This ended up being a wonderful way to inside the women, connect with their passions and learn about eveyone's business in an interactive and personal way! I plan to add this component to each Girl's Night Out where the space allows it!
FT LAUDERDALE FEATURED BUSINESSES
A big component of Girl's Night Out is showcasing and supporting local small women-focused businesses. Below is a list of all this month's featured businesses along with their social links. Keep these women (and man) in mind when seeking acessories, beauty care, sweets, gifts and services. Supporting small businesses really does make a difference and when women support one another great things happen!
VOYAGE IN STYLE
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COLOR STREET BY MELISSA
CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: BRCA STRONG
This month the spotlight charity was the perfect fit as their mission is to support, educate, inspire and empower Previvors and Survivors, to eliminate the feeling of isolation.
More FORt lauderdale Girls Night February Photos
It's Valentin'e Week. Which makes me think about all the candy being sold and eaten. If you love candy but love sticking to your no candy resolution more, then you will love these no bake truffles. With a few common ingredients and simple steps I can enjoy a delicious sweet bite without sacrificing my goals. These truffles are perfect for an afternoon break or paired with morning coffee!
1. Chop unsweetened chocolate and set aside in a heat resistant bowl
2. Melt butter and stir in milk until well mixed
3. In a saucepan heat butter mixture with sugar substitute until melted but not boiling
4. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth liquid
5. Let cool in refrigerator
6. Spoon and shape into balls then roll in walnuts
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 Regional Marketing Manager for Sky Zone, a freelance writer, Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.