Sometimes, you just need a girls’ night (or day) out. You work hard so carve out some time in your calendar for yourself and a close group of girlfriends- no men allowed- to enjoy each other’s company. If you don’t have the time to plan something extravagant, no need to fret, SpaceCoast Living is here for you. We compiled our picks for the some of the best activities, classes and places to go and enjoy some much-needed time with the girls.
Place to Kick Back
Pizza Gallery and Grill is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy fantastic food and drinks. You can enjoy the art on the walls or the live music on the patio with your choice of tasty martini. The extensive menu means everyone will find something they love to eat. Or order a selection of gourmet pizzas to share! (321) 633-0397 or www.pizzagalleryandgrill.com
If pampering is on the agenda, there are many spas that offer luxurious services and extended hours.
Imperial Salon and Spa offers plenty of choices to start off your Girls Night. The private patio is the perfect place to have a glass of wine and snacks in between services. Open until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays. (321) 254-4432 or www.imperialsalonandspa.com
Try the “Perfect Night Out” package at Transformations Salon and Day Spa. It includes an upper body massage, refresher facial, nail buff and polish shampoo and blow dry and make-up for $130. Open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursdays. (321) 751-7766 or www.transformationsspa.com
If you decide to spend a day relaxing at Cocoa Beach and want to fit in some pampering, it’s just a short distance to Brent Allan Salon and Day Spa in Cocoa, a Brazilian blow out certified salon. Share secrets over smooth and beautiful chemical free hair. Visit on a Saturday afternoon so you can enjoy the beautiful lush landscaping in between treatments. (321) 639-7376 or www.brentallansalon.net
Sorelli Hair Studio and Spa offers “Big Night Out” packages for groups of 3 or more. You can book any three services from the following for $80 per person- short and sweet facial, 30 minute massage, short and sweet manicure or pedicure, shampoo and style, deep conditioning treatment, or makeup application. Sorrelli provides wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks, and invite ladies to bring their favorite snacks to enjoy with their friends. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing so you’ll leave looking and feeling your best. Big Night Out parties can be booked as a private event after hours. Open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. (321) 253-0030 or www.sorellihairstudio.com
Place to Be Creative
If you’re in the mood for something a little different, Get Fired Up, a paint it yourself pottery studio is the perfect place for an artistic evening. You choose your ceramic items (over 300 are $25 or less) and get started on your own masterpiece. After painting, your piece will be glazed and fired and will be food and dishwasher safe.
536 E. New Haven Avenue (321) 729-0222 or www.getfireduppottery.com
The Beat Goes On
Zumba’s catch phrase, ditch the workout join the party has resonated with many women who want to get in shape and love to have fun. The exciting music combined with dance moves with a Latin flavor is just what you need to get everyone moving and burning calories. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, try yoga. It will erase the stress from your mind and body. Health First Pro-Health, locations throughout Brevard. www.healthfirstprohealth.org
If you’re a fan of Top Chef, Cake Boss or any other “foodie” shows, sign up your group of girlfriends for a cooking class with Chef Cathy Lawrence. Each class is about 2 hours long, includes the cost of food and plenty of leftovers to take home for $40. Chef Cathy does a demonstration for each group and sets time aside for individuals to try on their own. Classes can be held in the evening or on weekends. Call (321) 684-3075 or www.thechristianculinarian.com
The Show Must Go On
Take your pick of any number of productions at any of the theatres in the area. However you want to be entertained, from musical comedy to serious drama, you’ll leave the theatre smiling. Luckily the Space Coast has plenty of options wherever you live- Titusville, Cocoa Village, beachside and downtown Melbourne theatres all produce quality shows and offer a range of options for before or after show dinner or drinks.
Enjoy the vibrant and creative atmosphere at the First Friday Gallery Walk in the Eau Gallie Arts District. All art studios, galleries, shops, boutiques, and restaurants in the Eau Gallie area will remain open late for a free art-walk featuring exhibition openings and receptions in art galleries, artists in Eau Gallie Square, refreshments and live music. The Brevard Art Museum will remain open and free to the public until 8:30 p.m. A free activity that is sure to inspire. www.eaugalliearts.com
Every girl loves the Melting Pot for a special date night, but the fondue favorite also makes a fun night out with the girls. Monday’s “Girls Night Out at The Melting Pot” includes a $40 four-course petite feast and a “LOVE” Martini or glass of wine. Make sure to make reservations in advance. Call for more information (321) 433-3040 or www.meltingpot.com
Travel in Style
If you decide to make more than one stop, travel in style with a rental from JJ’s Hot Rayz Limousines- it’s not as expensive as you think. The typical limo costs just $10 per person, per hour (plus gratuity.) It’s safe and fun, plus you’ll feel like a VIP all night. (321) 412-2202 or http://hotrayzlimos.com
Fun Times without the Wrinkles
Beautiful Skin Fridays with Board-Certified dermatologist Anita Saluja is a fun way to learn about how to make your skin gorgeous. It’s also more comfortable than going alone to check out what cosmetic services are available. Bring a friend for Botox, Dysport or filler and you both receive $50 off. Plus enjoy refreshments, complimentary aesthetic consultations, and discounts on products and learn about the latest services like medical dermaroller collagen induction therapy. The next event in Viera is October 29, call for a reservation. (321) 757-7995 or www.mimadermatology.com
Get Up, Stand Up
Paddle boarding is gaining in popularity all over the world and for good reason; it’s like walking on water, relaxing but with a built-in workout. Hans Wagner of Riding His Waters provides instruction for first timers before you hit the waters, offering hourly, half or full day rates. Paddle in the wide-open ocean or explore the Indian or Banana River and see manatees, dolphins and other wildlife. Discounted rates for groups of 2 or more. Call (321) 720-1559 or www.ridinghiswaters.com