So last night Original Diva had the time of her life out at Girl’s Night Out at Woodfield Mall. Don’t worry if you missed it….a little birdie told me that we’re doing it all over again in January!
Thanks to Aveda, Coldwater Creek, Godiva, Aerosoles, Eddie Bauer, and The Body Shop all of the women who rsvp’d got a chance to go on a scavenger hunt type tour of these great stores. See….you started at one store where you got a card with all of the stores listed on the back side.
As you visited each store, they checked themselves off and you received free goodies! Now I don’t know about all the other divas out last night, but as I checked off stores….I SHOPPED! And isn’t it great that my favorite stores know me so well.
I started my night at Coldwater Creek with Jan, who wowed me with some really nice earrings to go with the shirt that you guys keep complimenting me on.
Yep…this one. I’d never been in a Coldwater Creek store before but I won’t make that mistake again. Their clothes are very cute. I saw some tops that would be great for business casual or just hanging out. AND THEY HAD SNACKS! For Girls Night Out there were little cups of trail mix and cucumber water. You read that right…CUCUMBER WATER and it was delicious. I plan to add that to my entertaining mental rolodex for the future.
I saw the cutest little pink bracelets at the counter to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month and I am really excited that that was the free gift from Coldwater Creek!
I have mine on right now. After browinsing around the store some more, I skipped over to Godiva where they were giving away free samples of their Red Velvet Truffle.
Part of the new Bakery Dessert Truffle line, this truffle is Southern-style Red Velvet Cake in white chocolate with a heart of sweet chocolate ganache. Now I’m proud to say that I’m picky about my chocolates so while I was there I picked up my favorite…..Hazelnut Praline Truffle (TRY IT!) They both rocked! The Red Velvet truffle is very rich and creamy so be ready for that first bite.
I’d love to say that I remember where I went next but I honestly don’t. LOL I visited Eddie Bauer and saw some shirts I liked and then I visited Aerosoles who snuck an awesomely cute nail polish kit into the gift bag at the end. That’s when I found myself in The Body Shop.
Thanks Nubia for the Organic Pomegranate juice! She knows how to keep a shopper hydrated. LOL
The perfect way to end Girls Night Out with Original Diva? A neck and back massage at Aveda of course! And you know what…..after all that shopping I forgot to take a picture with my girl Alicia at Aveda. Alicia and Manuel and Jay rock (Jay wasn’t there last night but he rocks in general). If you ever stop in and see one of them, tell them SimplyDiva says HI! And as an early celebration to Diva’s birthday, they had a huge birthday balloon clipped to my big bag of gifts.
Did I mention that at the end of your shopping scavenger experience there was a BIG BAG OF GIFTS? Candles, a perfume bottle for a custom scent at Aveda, candy, bracelets, the snazzy nail polish kit, coupons from Whole Foods for pizza, AND as I pulled it all out last night in glee, I found a ticket for two to see Louie Anderson at the Comedy Improv this Saturday. I plan to invite one of my twitter followers!
So after I was rubbed down and misted in aromatherapy, Alicia mixed me up a very calming fragrance for my perfume bottle. YAY ME!
Original Diva’s Girls Night Out put a smile on my face and all of the people last night were a pure joy. I can’t wait to go back and shop at Coldwater Creek and visit Jan and Melissa again or stop in The Body Shop to stock up on some more Neroli Jasmine and say hi to Nubia. I’m ALWAYS in Godiva so that doesn’t count. LOL And if you looked at all these pics and love my curly hair the way I do, go to Aveda and get some Be Curly and let it blow in the wind.
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