This week, we'll be putting a bit of a twist on our date night ideas! We believe that investing in all of our relationships are so important, especially our friendships. So we went out on a Ladies Day with some of our dear friends and we thought we'd share it with you!
We gathered our friends Eliza, Jo Ann (Joryli's sis), and Mads (from M&Him). Just some girls we love dearly and have so much fun with! We thought we'd plan something easy, fun and even new for some!
First! We headed down to Vancouver for a day of wandering, eating and fun!
Our first stop was 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.
They carry Lucky's Donuts which was the big draw for us. We love our sweets, and this just did the trick for us. I mean who can resist a delicious donut? I know I can't! :) We ordered our coffees, tea and donuts and found ourselves a table. We sat there for a while talking about life, laughing and indulging in our treats!
We even grabbed some donuts for the guys that we left behind for the day. I think some of the donuts actually made it back to their men. Mine (Raelene) did not get back to Josiah. I ate... both.
When we were all finished at 49th Parallel, we gathered our things and headed out to go skating at the Robson Square Ice Rink. It was only $4 to rent skates so it makes for a very affordable add-on to a ladies's day! Our friend Mads (from M&Him - check them out) had never skated at Robson Square! She was pretty excited about trying it for the first time!
We put on our skates, and hit the rink.
And yes, that is me helping Joryli with her skates. I guess that's what are friends for! Hah!
It took us a few minutes to get going, but once we did it was so much fun :)
We took some pictures of us all skating together, let's just say we had to count to 3 just so we were able to skate together properly!
Once we were all finished skating, there were a bunch of food trucks open by the Vancouver Art Gallery for everyone's lunch break. So we thought we would go check it out and stop by Vij's food truck for some chai tea!
With some chai tea in our hands we walked over to Faubourg to pick up some french macarons!
Although we had tea and deserts we were so hungry at this point, so we stopped by the Bellagio Cafe for their half price appetizer hour to grab a bite!
We ordered 3 different appetizers to share! It was a nice way to start concluding the day. BUT, before we left, we had to make a stop at Sephora to make it a true ladies day!
With our busy schedules, it was nice to not have anything to rush to. Though we had things planned for the day, we were open to whatever, and allowed time to sweep us away naturally.
It was such a great opportunity for all of us to re-connect and catch up on each others lives. It was also a great chance for us to get to know each other better. Even if you've known your girlfriend for more then 10+ years (and there were some there in the group), there's always something new to learn and love about that person, it's always a joy when that happens. :)
It was such a fun day to re-connect and relax with our friends.
Even if you don't live in the lower mainland, there's something about planning a date with your girls and reserving it for them. We hope you get an opportunity to do the same with your girls! Don't forget to let us know what you did and how it went!
xx The TBL Girls