A weekend full of all the things Girls Love

Girlfriends Weekend

March 1–3 2013

The shops, boutiques, restaurants and salons of Downtown Holland will be offering free or highly discounted in store activities all weekend long…exclusively for Girlfriends Weekend attendees! Activities include personal style advice, jewelry making, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, makeup demonstrations and much, much more. Be sure to check back often as we’re adding activities all the time!

Sunny and 75
Blu Veranda
Join us for a beach party! Stop in and check out the new summer 2014 swimwear and beach fashions. Let us help you find the perfect fits. Oh, and did we mention that charming cabana boys will be serving tasty pina coladas for free? (Free)
Sat: 1 pm – 4 pm

Magnet Making
Borr’s Shoes
Make a pair of fun glass magnets. Perfect for hanging your GFW photos on the fridge! (Free)
Sat: 10 am – 5 pm

From the “Cottage” to the “City”
Canterbury Cottage
Our photo booth is back by popular demand so you can capture all those fond memories of Girlfriends Weekend! Afterwards, double your fun by bringing your photo to the City Delicatessen for two chances to spin their prize wheel. We will also have our PLINKO game here for you to win gifts and discounts throughout each day! (Free)
Fri: 10am – 8pm • Sat: 10 am – 8 pm (Photo booth 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday)

A Toast To Girlfriends
Carolyn Stitch Studio LLC
Stop in with your girlfriends to paint a wineglass and turn an ordinary glass into a work of art! Use it for drinks with the girls or simply display it with pride. (No experience needed. Advance registration required by calling 616.283.3362.) ($5 per person)
Fri: 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30pm, 3 pm • Sat: 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm • Sun: 1 pm

Girlfriends Weekend Late Night
CityFlats Hotel
Join us in CitySen Lounge on the first floor of CityFlats Hotel on Friday and Saturday night after your last group activity! You and your girlfriends can unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail at Happy Hour prices until 1:00 am! (Free)
Fri: 11:30 am – 1 am • Sat: 11:30 am – 1 am

Artists At Work
Flying Colorz
Stop by to meet a few of our artists and see them at work. Watch as they paint and create and ask questions while you browse our unique collection of art, jewelry and home accessories. (Free)
Fri: 10 am – 6 pm • Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Samples and Scrub
Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars
Sample recipes made with Fustini’s olive oils and balsamic vinegars (including our famous Blood Orange Brownies) throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. We’ll also have our moisturizing and exfoliating sugar scrub available to pamper your hands! (Free)
Fri: 10 am – 4 pm • Sat: 10 am – 5 pm

Seussical Cooking Class
Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars
Join us for an hour-long cooking demonstration featuring recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss. Learn to make Garlic Shrimp, Green Eggs and Ham and a King Cake…all featuring Fustini’s olive oils and balsamic vinegars. ($25 per person. Advance registration required by calling 616.392.1111. Space is limited.)
Fri: 1 pm, 3 pm • Sat: 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Fun-Sized Canvas Painting
Fris Downtown
Come on in and have a great time painting a mini-sized canvas
with your girlfriends! Take it home with you and display it on a mini easel to remember
all the fun you had at Girlfriends Weekend! ($3 per person)
Fri: 9 am – 9 pm • Sat: 9 am – 8 pm • Sun: 11 am – 4 pm

High Tea
Haworth Inn and Conference Center
Enjoy a selection of hot teas, served with milk or lemon, along with savory finger sandwiches, scones with jam and a variety of cookies and pastries. ($5.30 per person. Advance registration with credit card required by calling 616.395.7200. 48 hour notice required for cancellation. Space is limited.)
Sat: 2:30 pm

Red Carpet Strut
jb and me
Strut your stuff on our red carpet for amazing giveaways! Our high fashion photographer will click away while you walk down the red carpet! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page for you to enjoy. jb and me will also be serving our Signature Hot Toddy for the day! (Free)
Sat: 11 am – 4 pm

Photo Prop Fun
Karla’s Place
Join us to make fun photo props! These creative props include mustaches, lips, glasses and crowns and are guaranteed to make you smile! One free photo prop per person. Additional photo props are just $1.00 each. These props will make your Facebook, wedding or family photos one-of-a-kind! (Free)
Sat: 10 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm

Mini Makeover
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Let our trained beauty consultants demonstrate how to get gorgeous skin for spring as they introduce Merle Norman’s new spring color collection. Learn the latest tips and tricks for bringing out the natural beauty in your eyes, lips and cheeks! (Free)
Fri: 10 am – 7 pm • Sat: 10 am – 5 pm • Sun: 11 am – 2 pm

Dips Outside the Mix
Michigan Pantry
Learn different ways to use Country Home Creations dips and mixes. Sample dips and get free recipes! (Free)
Sat: 11 am – 2 pm

Hand Massages
Model Drug Store and Apothecary Gift Shop
We know your hands will be tired from carrying around all of those shopping bags, so stop in for a free pampering hand massage! (Free)
Sat: 1 pm – 4 pm

Blend Your Own Candle
Moynihan Gallery
Create your own custom blend candle, reed diffuser or wax tarts at Candle-ology. Choose from a wide variety of containers, pick your favorite scents, mix your oils, design your label and your natural soy products will be ready to pick up in just over an hour. Price varies depending on selection. Girlfriends Weekend attendees get $1.00 off the normal price.
Fri: 10 am – 9 pm • Sat: 10 am – 9 pm • Sun: 10 am – 4 pm

Just How Old Is Your Bra?
Muriel’s Intimate Apparel
Learn all the ins and outs of a woman’s best friend…including how long you should keep your bras, how to best care for them and how many you should own.(Free)
Fri: 2 pm – 4 pm

Bra Trunk Show
Muriel’s Intimate Apparel
Stop by in the morning and again in the afternoon to see two new bra and apparel lines.
Receive a free bra fitting and enter to win bras, night gowns, robes and more from brands like Wacoal and Najerika. (Free)
Sat: 10 am – 4 pm

Design a Hat Contest
Newb’s
Stop in for all of the details on our Design A Hat Contest. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Newb’s gift card! (Free)
Fri: 9 am – 7 pm

Make a Lucky Penny Pendant
Newb’s
We’ll supply everything you need to make a lucky penny pendant to wear! (Free)
Sat: 9 am – 7 pm

Sassy Sachet Giveaway
Newb’s
Receive a free scented Sassy Girl Sachet just for stopping in! (While supplies last.) (Free)
Sun: 9 am – 4 pm

Froyo Creation Competition
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Show off your sweet creativity and get entered to win a gift card good for free froyo for a year!
Come by Orange Leaf and fill a cup with your favorite combination of frozen yogurt and toppings. We will then take a photo of you and your creation before you fill out an entry form naming and describing your dessert for us. The best creations will be featured in the store throughout the year.
At the end of the weekend we will have a drawing with all entries for a year of free froyo! We will hold the drawing on Sunday but you do not need to be present to win.
Fri: 11 am – 11 pm • Sat: 11 am – 11 pm • Sun: 1 pm – 10 pm

Sybil & Co. Design Trunk Show and Earring Making Class
Silver Fox II Jewelry
Meet local award-winning jewelry artist Sonja Long of Sybil & Co. Designs! Sonja will be showcasing her post popular designs with a trunk show put together just for you! She will also be teaching techniques and sharing tips as you create your own one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. She will have an assortment of beads and crystals to choose from. (Earrings are $15 each to make. Trunk show is free.)
Fri: 12 pm – 5 pm • Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Food Sampling, Recipes and More
The Seasoned Home
Visit us to enjoy free samples of Wilde Thyme Food items. Meet the owners of The Seasoned Home and Wilde Thyme Foods, enjoy delicious samples, get new recipes and have fun! (Free)
Sat: 11 am – 3 pm

Create Your Own Notecards
The Blackbird
Create your own set of four unique notecards using a card stock, decorations and other supplies. (Free with purchase or $1.00 without.)
Fri: 12 pm – 6 pm • Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Save, Savor & Sweeten
The City Delicatessen
Save memories of the weekend in the photo booth at Canterbury Cottage & Kids, then take your photo to the City Delicatessen for two chances to spin our prize wheel! Savor the tastes of the weekend by diving into a mouth-watering specialty sandwich, fresh salad, flatbread pizza, or other Girlfriends Weekend exclusive offers. Then sweeten the fun of your weekend by enjoying a free homemade Ghirardelli chocolate brownie!) (Free)
Fri: 5 pm – 8 pm (Prize Wheel) • Sat: 10 am – 5 pm (Prize Wheel)

Day Spa Pampering
Warner Vineyards
The staff from Salubrity Day Spa will be on site on Friday and Saturday offering chair massages, reflexology sessions and mini makeovers. All for free!
Fri: 5 pm – 8 pm • Sat: 2 pm – 5 pm

How to Tie a Scarf
White House Black Market
Do you love scarves but don’t know how to tie one? Or are you tired of wearing your favorite scarf the same way? Join us to learn from an expert the multiple ways to tie a scarf and how to incorporate a scarf into your daily wardrobe. Scarves will be provided for the workshop, but feel free to bring in your favorite scarf instead. (Free)
Fri: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm • Sat: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm

In Store Activity Information:

  • Registration fees include the In Store Activities listed above. Certain activities may carry an additional charge as noted.
  • Some activities require advance registration. If this is the case, this will be noted by the activity along with a phone number for registration.
  • In Store Activities are open only to registered attendees.
  • In Store Activity information is subject to change.

More Stores Participating in Girlfriends Weekend:

  • Cottage Corner and Downtown Antiques
  • Cotton Bay
  • Frances Jaye
  • Gazelle Sports
  • Glik’s
  • Harbor Health and Massage
  • Home and Company
  • Peachwave Frozen Yogurt
  • Salon Cheveux
  • Spring Sweet
  • Studio K
  • The Bag Lady
  • The Outpost of Holland
  • Threads on 8th
  • TIKAL
  • Tip Toes
  • Tin Ceiling
  • Tulip Time
  • Yeta’s Fine Fashions
Girlfriends Weekend • Downtown Holland, Michigan616-796-1210616-355-1051 fax44 West Ninth StreetHolland, Michigan 49423

Downtown Holland
44 West Ninth Street
Holland, MI 49423
info@girlfriendsweekend.org
616.988.6187