The combination of cook, dine, drink is what adds to the ultimate girls’ nights. I don’t think there is anything better than a bunch of close girlfriends getting together, drinking (because I’m known to be a heavy drinker- NOT) and having fun.I tend to leave the weekends for hubby and family obligations but during the week I crave seeing my girlfriends. Whether dressed casually for a light bite or making more of an effort for some quality dining, I absolutely long for these nights. It’s also the anticipation that adds to the excitement. Knowing after an intense day, you are going to unwind, giggle, catch up and enjoy yourself with your nearest and dearest is priceless.
Normally what beholds is a mad, panic, rush until I get everyone and everything settled in order to ‘escape’. This is where patience is a virtue because I know it’s just so worth it. If you are a mother I’m sure you know what I’m talking about! I used to painstakingly take my time and enjoy dressing up and putting make up on before my children got in the way of the process. Now after getting dressed (which if I don’t know from beforehand what I am to wear, I never manage to leave the house) I quickly apply some mascara, blusher and lip gloss and I’m done. Actually make up is often put on in the car, as I am very rarely the driver, simply because I’m not to be trusted behind the wheel and besides I hate it.
The good thing is my friends and I are always in sync on timing. When we say we are meeting up at 9 we all believe we will. The reality of it, is minimum an hour later. This doesn’t cause a problem because we are all in the same boat. Fortunately, this is the case with all my sets of friends- undeniably the law of attraction.
Choosing where to go depends on whether it is last minute or planned. If planned we book a nice bar/restaurant and if it’s on the spur of the moment, something casual and easy. Mostly my nights out are organised in advance, the most important thing being, that they take place. Although the food, drink and atmosphere are prerequisites, what is essential is that my friends and I are altogether.
Whether single, in a relationship, engaged or married, spending quality, alone time with the women in our life is something that helps us flourish, grow and be insanely happy. Being able to escape from our pressured, mundane routine helps relieve all the stress that is stacked on our shoulders. All we moan about is how stressed we are, and how we never have enough time for ourselves – this is time we most definitely need. Bonding face to face has become a thing of the past now technology is ruling our world therefore meeting in the flesh is vital and necessary. My favourite nights that are to be remembered forever are the ridiculous ones spent giggling and laughing about everything silly you can think of. And another thing, who doesn’t like dolling themselves up? Girl’s nights are also an excuse to pamper ourselves by buying something new, whatever it is, from a Zara top to a pair of Aquazzuras! Feeling good not to impress others but ourselves. Girls nights are strictly personal and very much medicinal.
Whether at night or during the day the concept is the same. ‘Who runs the World? -Girls!’ Beyoncé gets it right every time! When there is a bunch of us together, we can take on everything and anything. It’s the world against us! It’s the sex and the city girls, the spice girls, us! Girl power! Basically we are dynamite! 😉 Apart from just letting go, we help brainstorm and guide each other because we are able to look at things from a different perspective. But girls’ nights have also been created to give us space, much needed space so we can breathe. They become extra essential when you are not single and although we love spending time with our other half, relationships require a healthy balance of time together. Time so we can miss and long for each other is vital. When I go out with my girlfriends knowing I have someone at home who loves me, cares for me and is waiting for me, I feel complete.
Eating in, eating out, drinking in, drinking out, the concept is the same. Spending time with your girlfriends is a must. Now Christmas is approaching, these ladies’ nights tend to take place indoors rather than out and about, but they are still to be cherished. So, if your life is lacking that extra something, give it a boost with a night in or out with your gals – it refreshes inspires and spices up your life plus it gives you a healthy break from your significant other.