Girl’s Night Out: The Remix

Girls Night Out

Traditionally, Girls night out has consisted of meeting at a club for cocktails, dinner, dinner and movie or some other routine behavior.  All of that behavior is so yesterday.  Today, Girls Night out can range from exploring your inner sex kitten to non-traditional spas to classes that embrace your inner gourmet.  Here are a few new ways to do a Girls Night Out.

Home Depot Girls Night Out

Home Depot has taken Girls Night Out to new levels.  The Do It Herself workshops provide an opportunity for women to really learn how to be handy around the house.  Not only will they teach you how to do a few handy things around the house, they do it with a group of women to remove the intimidation factor and allow you to embrace your inner DIY diva.  Classes range from how to lay a mosaic tile back splash to the proper way to paint.  Whatever you need to learn to get through your next home improvement project, the Do It Herself workshops are just the night you and your girls may need.

Pole Dance Night Out

Many fitness clubs and women centered health clubs offer pole dancing not only as a form of fitness but also as a way to find your inner goddess and channel your alter ego.  Many clubs will allow you to book a group rate to provide you and your friends the opportunity to take a class together and make it a girl’s night.  Many studios also offer chair dance classes as well.  What better way to relax with your girls after a long, hard week of work than to get together have a few drinks, put on your highest high heels and get your dance on.  The best thing is that you and your friends can laugh with and at each other and have fun and who knows you all may learn a few new tricks.  Check out places like FlirtyGirl Fitness, or Bombshell Movement Studio.

Shecky’s Girls Night Out

The ultimate girl’s night out on steroids, Shecky’s girl’s night out provides drinks, food, shopping and all things related to having a Girl’s Night Out.  Shecky’s produces these events several times a year in many large cities nationwide.  This is another great way to embrace a night out with the girls.

King Spa

The King Spa offers the best of Spa day and holistic rejuvenation.  King Spa offers classic spa treatments like massage and manicures but it also offers the opportunity to relax and unwind in the mineral pool, salt room, heat room and ice room.  The Spa offers the ability to sleep and rest as well as enjoy a movie in the theater.  Currently there are only two locations, Chicago and Dallas but I am sure that there are many other Spas in other states that offer the same type and scale of services.

Girls’s Night Out is not what it used to be.  Like on Sexy in the City and other shows that show the girls hanging out at the hottest club or newest restaurant, Girls Night is has stepped up a lot.  These suggestions offer just a glimpse of what more life has to offer for a Girls Night Out.  Girls don’t have to simply rely on eating and drinking.  We can learn how to be handy around the house, embrace our inner Diva, and have a healing spa day.  It is time for single women to embrace all of the new and exciting ways to enjoy Girl’s Night Out!


Up and Out



I can remember several conversations with friends about what to do on the weekend.  After a hard week at work often the last thing you want to even think about is getting dressed and going out to do anything.  The most appealing thing appears to be the couch and some comfy pajamas and maybe a chick flick.  But then I would often ask how do we expect to meet anyone?  How long can the nomadic behavior last and why do we continue to complain about it when we are the solutions to the problem?  There are several things a girl can do in order to get out of the rut and out of the house.  

There are a million things for us to do (some of these things we will go over in great detail later).  We can always make time for friends and family, but there are things that we can do to enhance and expose ourselves to the world around us. The first thing you can do is embrace culture.  If you live in a major metropolitan city (like I do) there are hundreds of museums and galleries to be explored. Do you research since many of the museums and galleries offer free days or discounts for local residents.  

Take advantage of the special events going on around the city. Here in Chicago there is Restaurant week and Theater week, where you can explore great cuisine and major shows at a steep discount. Many places also offer specials for ladies and girls night out. Consider a trip to your local library to re-engage in the world of knowledge and maybe to meet new friends or meet up with old friends.  

I love the zoo and carnivals.  There is nothing wrong with stopping by the carnival while you are out running errands.  During the winter here in Chicago the local zoos (there are two) offer the opportunity to see the animals as well as a spectacular light show. Though it may be an event geared towards youth and families, there is nothing wrong with singles participating in the festivities as well.  

The truth of the matter is that you can sit home doing nothing and allow life to pass you by, or you can decide that you want to take advantage of all that the world and life has to offer.  This does not mean that you will be out and about every weekend, but it does mean that there can be more fun, more excitement, more adventure added to your life just by taking advantage of what is already at your disposal.  

Singleness is not an incurable condition.  It is not a reason or an excuse to stay in the house and hibernate.  We can only be as active and alive as we choose to be.  It is up to us to take life by the wheel and drive it until the wheels fall off.  So ladies let us not bind ourselves to our homes and comfy pajamas.  Let us get out of the house and Turn Up!.