Tacos + Beer + Live Music = Great Date Night
AS they say, the most fun you will have in a parking lot. Fort Myers Brewing Co offers 25 delicious beers on tap, great local food trucks and live music regularly. Check their website for the music and food truck schedule so you can plan your next casual date night out!
Haven't been to Fort Myers Brewing yet?
location: 12811 Commerce Lakes Dr, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
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After all the recentrain, rain, rain - the weather was perfect for our July Girls Night Out 'FLAMINGLE" at the Sola Salon Studios in Gulf Coast Town Center. It was great to see so many new women for the first time, Over 75 local ladies joined in the beauty bash!
If you missed this month's event, I hope you can make it to the next one August 27th at Bullig's downtown for a "Brunch is the New Dinner" event! --->Link to RSVP at bottom of this post.
Checkout and Support our featured businesses this month:
Alli Bell Nails
Young Living by Kristi
The Glitter Room Nail Salon
ZYIA Active wear by Laura
Rodan and Fields by Ashley
Touchstone Crystal by Caryn
Rita Rocks Locks
In Touch Massage
The Chic Suite
House of Hues
Be Hair Now
Hair Designs and Wigs by Trish Bagby
SWFL GIRL'S NIGHT SIP & SHOP SOCIAL PHOTOS:
Thanks to SOLA SALON STUDIOS for being a fabulous host venue with a wonderful team of studio business owners!
RSVP for Next Month's Girls Night
When in Orlando, there are many places to dine, especially at Disney Springs. After a recent visit, I can personally recommend Wine George Bar. This a restaurant experience you will not want to miss! The estate-style wine bar featuring wine and food masterfully paired by Master Sommelier George Miliotes.
Wine George Bar offers a full bar plus over 140 wines --- all available by the glass, bottle...and the ounce! Alongside your wine, you can enjoy a full menu of small plates, cheese and charcuterie, family style plates and sweets.
For our meal, we started with the cheese board of 4 cheeses, olives, jam, a local honeycomb and almonds. Then we tried the Skirt Steak family plate which included a huge serving of perfectly prepared steak, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Definitely enough to feed at least 3 hungry adults!
The Wine List is Huge!
Next month's Girl's Night Out theme is Flamingos! So let's talk about these unique pink animals.... because there’s no denying it: Flamingos are everywhere — in fashion, that is. Pretty much replacing the unicorn,, you can find these skinny legs on everything from hats to dresses to bikinis to clutches. Yes, bird is officially the word for summer!
AND make sure to shop one of our local Housewives In The City featured businesses- The A to Z Boutique for some cute handmade Flamingo Finds like the earrings above.
We were back in Cape Coral for the June Girl's Night Out for a unique themed social: Cocktails, Conversation and Curls. A big thanks to Extend & Mend for being a great location to sip, shop and socialize with local SWFL Ladies and Businesses.
Shout Out to this month's Featured Business Ladies:
Emily, ELS Beauty
Rochelle, Grace & Heart
Brandy Sanders, Color Street Stylist
Jennine, Cape Skin and Body Solutions
Jordan,, Pure Romance Director
Join us Next Month for the Flamingle Beauty Bash at Sola Salons-Gulf Coast Town Center!
Heading out on a trip to the botanical gardens can be a fun and exciting way for a family to spend a day, but you need to do some planning to ensure it is a success. Some parents try to wing it, and inevitably spend the day thinking about “I wish” moments that would have made the day easier. The botanical gardens are meant to be enjoyed, so take the time to consider some things ahead of time.
Here are my top two tips to help you get the most out of your trip.
Create Excitement About The Plants
You can create excitement by sharing some of the facts about plants. A good example of this would be their defense systems. For example, some plants have thorns to protect them while others excrete toxic chemicals. It’s a good idea to research the plants you will be seeing so that you have some details to share with your children. Kids are naturally fascinated by things like this.
Find the Children’s Garden First
Most botanical gardens have areas just for kids; locate this area first. These areas allow the children to enjoy a hands on experience so that they can better enjoy the gardens. This experience is also a learning one, so parents are as satisfied as children are by it.
The important thing is to have fun at the botanical gardens with your kids. You may be able to create a lifelong learner when it comes to plant life. You may even be able to show your indoor-loving child that there are wonders to see if he or she is only willing to step outside the front door.
Our favorite gardens in Florida, so you can start crafting your own family garden getaways:
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S Palm Ave | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941- 366-5731
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd | Lake Wales, FL 33853 | 863-676-1408
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr | Naples, FL 34112 | 239-643-7275
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Delray Beach
4000 Morikami Park Rd | Delray Beach, FL 33446 | 561-495-0233
3600 W Sample Rd | Coconut Creek, FL 33073 | 954-977-4434
3750 S Flamingo Rd | Davie, FL 33330 | 954-473-2955
Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and family BUT a special wish to the absolute BEST MOM & MIMI - Cindy Young - who is and always has been my number one fan and biggest support system. I’m beyond lucky to have a woman in my life as caring as her to show me the greatest example of how to do the most important job in the world. I’m thankful to have a great mom and to get to be a great mom to my little cuties. #Momlife is a great life!
Many moms think of Disney's Hollywood Studies as a “half day park,” if you’re traveling with preschoolers who are too short to ride Rock ‘N Roller Coaster or too scared of storm troopers. But they are wrong! From Andy’s Backyard in the new Toy Story Land to snow falling in Arendelle, your entire family will wonder how you’d ever skipped out on a wonderful day at Hollywood Studios.
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!