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!
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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.
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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
These past few days of cold weather had me dreaming of my Summer road trip to Key West. If you are looking for a place to escape of maybe your lost shaker of salt, then I highly suggest taking a roadtrip to Margaritaville Resort & Marina in Key West. It is the perfect hotel for a fun yet relaxing weekend in the sun. From the tropical pool vibes and beautiful outdoor oceanfront dining to the spacious, modern room with an ideal island location, I found myself completely relaxed from the moment we arrived.
THE ROOMS AT THE MARGARITAVILLE KEY WEST RESORT
This resort is beautiful and the rooms are fabulous. Out of 178 spacious rooms, each with a beautiful view of the ocean, pool, or life in Old Town – you can choose which room you prefer. We scored a one bedroom suite overlooking the most perfect sunsets. The view and the breeze felt magical and I know you guys will love it too. All rooms are elegantly styled to put you in vacation mode immediately.
here are the other amenities which are on all of the guestrooms and suites:
THE FOOD AT THE MARGARITAVILLE KEY WEST RESORT
Whether you prefer dining by the pool, watching the sunset, or simply staying in your room – this hotel will meet your wants. The property has 3 onsite restaurants and bars. Dinner at Bistro245 was by far my favorite meal of the entire SUMMER!
There is so much to do without going far. Margaritaville's marina location and close proximity to Duval street (an easy 5-minute walk) makes it the perfect home-spot for your Key West adventures. But if you're the type who prefers to spend your getaways sitting poolside sipping margaritas, this place is also for you. I am somewhere in the middle, so our ideal property offers both- and that's exactly what we found in Margaritaville!
For more information to help you plan your next Key West road trip, visit www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com
This year already has a great lineup of events. Each Girls Night Out Fort Lauderdale event in 2020 will be unique, collaborative and fun! Can't wait to hang out with all the regulars and meet some new faces. Check out all the events below and come pack to see more as they get added! Remember, each month we have a local women's networking social where you can make new connections, shop from local popups and support women businesses while enjoying a fun night out and an excuse to dress up with your girlfriends...always cute photo ops! See you soon!
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The world needs who you are and what you have to offer. No one got to where they are by an easy road of constant wins. But every successful woman has a fire inside of her that will not burn out even through winds, rain and darness. And she has a dream that guides her fire. And determination to keep it all going. because of her desire to see this thing through until the very end. Giving up may cross her mind, but she will not let it take up residence in her heart. Cheers to a Successful 2020! Cheers to YOU!
Cheers to the past that made you who you are.
Cheers to the failures that taught you to do it better.
Cheers to the negative voices you learned to not listen to.
Cheers to the bullies you learned to shrug off.
Cheers to the woman you used to be.
Cheers to the tribe who supports your every move.
Cheers to the moments that brought you to the this very place.
Cheers to the fire that won’t let you quit.
CHEERS TO 2020 - that it will be a succesful year of growth!
Cheers to you, a successful woman.
If you have never been to Gaylord Palms during the Christmas Season, you should definitely add it to your bucket list! Besides the impressive hotel atriums, the convention center turns into a fabulous winter wonderland that will have your kids feeling like they flew into a Northern State! Shows, attractions, character breakfasts, scavenger hunts and so on all in one place will keep the entire family entertained!
"Finally, you can eat cookie dough the way you've always craved it--- straight from the mixing bowl!"
I have found a the perfect gift for any baker or girl with a sweet tooth: HELLO, COOKIE DOUGH. It's probably the only "raw diet" I could every stick to! LOL This decadent, funny and doable recipe book is written by Kristen Tomlan, the owner of DO, Cookie Dough Confections, the world's first edible cookie dough shop, located in NYC, where people line up for hours waiting to get a taste.
HELLO, COOKIE DOUGH is filled with over 100 recipes that any lover of cookies will enjoy. Whether you are vegan, gluten-free or even on a diet, there are some recipes in this cookbook just for you.
You can get it now, just in time for the holidays on Amazon and it's also available for Prime!
If you are looking for a fun, country music festival then Tortuga should be on your list. This three day beach front festival always has a great lineup and 2020 is no exception!. With a variety of ticket options, there are a few things to consider before deciding which is best for you.
Plus here are tips on how to make the most of the Tortuga Music Festival.
What is the Tortuga Music Festival?
Each Spring, music takes over the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park with a perfect oceanside setting, The Tortuga Music Festival is a 3-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music.
It is an unforgettable beach weekend pairing live music with marine conservation awareness!
Tortuga Music Festival works hand in hand with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education, and ocean conservation initiatives. According to their website, over $2,000,000 has been given back to our Conservation Village partners as a direct result of ticket sales and donations from Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.
Which TOrtuga Music Festival Ticket SHould You Buy?
Regular or VIP? Well obviously money is a huge deciding factor. But if you can handle the price tag that goes with VIP and you love the lineup then I highly suggest going with a VIP Pass because your experience will be much more enjoyable, stress free, give you great views without the crowd and full of complimentary adult beverages!
Which ever pass you choose, you will have an unforgettable weekend full of music, sand and sun!
PICS FROM VIP AREA OF TORTUGA
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.