Downtown Milford’s Ladies Night Out Returns April 24, 2014

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Looking for an excuse to shop and dine with your girlfriends? I have the event for you, southeast Michigan gals: Milford’s Ladies Night Out!

If you’ve never visited the Village of Milford {just north of I-96 in southwestern Oakland County}, you are missing out. It is by far one of the area’s most charming downtowns, chock full of great restaurants and fun shops.

Twice a year, the village hosts a super fun night out just for the ladies! Here’s the scoop:

Gather the girls and head to downtown Milford for the highly anticipated, biannual Ladies Night Out on Thursday, April 24. Shopaholics, fashionistas and foodies alike will relish in a night of great deals and meals from 5-9 p.m.

Milford's Ladies Night Out - April 24, 2014

Photo courtesy of the Milford Downtown Development Authority

“The Village of Milford offers stores and restaurants to suit a variety of interests and tastes,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of the Milford Downtown Development Authority. “Ladies Night Out is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to explore the downtown shopping district and experience what makes our Village an Oakland County destination.”

From giveaways and discounts to complimentary snacks and beverages, event goers are guaranteed to enjoy a special girl’s night while previewing the latest trends and merchandise in clothing, furniture, gifts, accessories and more.

Throughout the evening, visitors are invited to collect stamps on the official Ladies Night Out postcard at any of the 35 participating businesses. Attendees who collect 10 stamps and drop off their completed postcard at any participating location will be eligible to win one of 40 gift certificates worth at least $20 each.

Visitors are also welcome to travel downtown early to enjoy specials at Milford’s exquisite eateries, including Milford House Bar and GrillGravity Bar and GrillPalateSmoke Street Barbecue and more.

For more information on the Village of Milford’s Ladies Night Out, visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.

When is the last time you have a ladies night out? What did you do? I’m always up for an adventure with my girlfriends!

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My Ode To Flip Flops

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The post below is sponsored by Reef.com. All opinions expressed are my own.

Here in Michigan, we are just now being blessed with above-freezing days {with the exception of today’s snowy randomness!}. With the help of this blog, I try to give you all the reasons to move here and why I love it so much, but really, our temps aren’t the most enticing.

Still, the second those 50 degree+ days start to hit consistently, I am busting out my flip-flops. Because really, what is more comfortable and easy-to-wear than a great pair of flippy-floppies? {Cue “I’m On A Boat” by The Lonely Island}

I have a confession: I don’t like shoes. Apparently I missed that woman gene that is drawn to pretty pumps and knee-high boots. I prefer going barefoot, but that’s not always an option. So I settle for the best pair of shoes a shoe-hating woman can own: comfortable flats and flip flops. And boy, do I love those!

Give me your poor tired feet, and cover them in flip flops covered with sparkles and embellishments, or keep them plain and simple. I’ll wear them shopping. I’ll wear them to the zoo. I’ll wear them at the lake.

I’ve declared May 1st as the day I will officially bust out my flip-flops for good — no matter what Michigan weather throws my way.

Even though I have a bucket o’ flops {literally}, I am still dreaming about my next pair because a girl can never have too many, right?

I especially love the brand Reef because they are durable and oh-so-comfy. For me, it’s worth it to spend a few extra bucks for a pair that will last me and get me through chasing kids all summer long!

Lucky for me, Reef has tons of fab styles for guys and girls of all ages! Personally, I am loving these Guatemalan Stargazer ones:

Guatemalan Stargazer from Reef.com

Also, these Reef Dreams Glitter ones. Fun with a little bit of sparkle, yet practical at the same time – totally my style.

Reef Dreams Glitter from Reef.com

For the husband, these Reef Playa Cervesa ones, complete with a bottle opener on the bottom, would do. Perfect for enjoying a few “pops” while boating or playing by the lake. {Seriously, how functional are those? Awesome for enjoying a Michigan made Oberon!}

Reef Flip Flops with Bottle Opener – Reef Playa Cervesa from Reef.com

So, when will you be busting out the flip flops for good? Maybe if enough of us join forces, Mother Nature will listen to us!

See more fab styles by visiting Reef.com.

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