July 20, 2009

Girls' Night Out

Beth, a good friend from college, is getting married in just a few weeks, so we took her out this weekend to celebrate the end of her bachelorette days. I haven't gone into the city much in the past few years, but I was more than happy to make this trip to celebrate her big night. I was also really eager to see Rachel, another good friend who now lives in LA (and I never get to see... boo!). I knew it would be a night to remember!

We started off our adventures at Flirty Girl Fitness, which is an actual fitness center (as opposed to just the makers of the Flirty Girl DVDs) in the west loop that offers sexy fitness class (hip hop booty, pole dancing, cardio striptease, chair dancing, etc.). I swear if I lived in the city, I would totally sign up for a membership there. We opted to take our party to the Coyote Ugly Style Bar Dancing class, and it was a blast! Our instructor choreographed a routine to Shania Twain's "Man, I Feel Like a Woman," which was the perfect song to start the night. At the end of class, we went into the lobby to perform our routine on the reception desk for the next groups that were waiting. It was hilarious!
After our class, we enjoyed a cocktail hour at the bar (Oh yes, it's a fitness center with a full bar. I love it!) with some gifts and games. We played one of those "He said, She said" games, and it was amazing to see how well Beth and Joel know each other. I was definitely impressed at Joel's attention to detail (For example, he knew her favorite color was seafoam green. What guy knows that???).

After drinks, we went to Quartino's for dinner. If you haven't been there, you're missing out! It's an Italian tapas restaurant, which was a new concept for me. And even being the picky eater that I am, I really loved this place (especially the sangria). Good food, good friends, and good conversation. What more could a girl want?

Once we were (really) stuffed from our meal, we walked to McFadden's to kick off the dancing portion of the evening. Silly me, I left my ID at Beth's apartment, but thankfully I was able to convince the owner that I was of legal age (I don't know why, but I told him, "C'mon! I'm a teacher!!!"). The DJ played a great selection of songs (everything from top 40 to Madonna to Shania Twain to Journey) and kept us entertained well into the night. Rachel created a scavenger hunt for Beth to complete, which included getting a piggyback ride from a stranger (check) and drinking a stranger's beverage without asking (check). She was a great sport about it all!
After McFadden's, we walked down the street to Hunt Club, where I was less than impressed with the music. By this time, we were all struggling with exhaustion... we're definitely getting old! We left this club after only about 20 minutes and opted to sit at the "park" outside instead. It's funny to think that we used to do this almost every weekend in college (sometimes twice in one weekend). I know we started this day much earlier (5:00), but I still think my partying days are limited.

All in all, it was a great night. Beth was all smiles, which is, of course, the goal of a bachelorette party. And although I only met half of our group this weekend, it felt like they, too, were old friends by the end of the night. I can't wait to see everyone again at her wedding in August!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the love! That was such a fun night, and it was great to see you!!