All girls need a little time to themselves. And Westfield's Citrus Park Mall is making that happen on Sunday, April 15 (5pm-8pm) with their first ever Girls Night Out event. More than 40 stores in the mall are participating by offering a variety of special discounts and giveaways, personal styling sessions, makeovers and giveaways.
The idea sprung from the launch of the new Westfield's Style Magazine, which features shopping and fashion tips using merchandise found at Westfield malls. What To Wear host Stacy London serves as the magazine's editor and chief. The books are available free at Westfield mall locations.
"We are bringing the Westfield Style Magazine to life and celebrating spring fashion," says Mary Ellen Collins, the interim marketing director for Citrus Park about the upcoming Girls Night Out.
On Sunday, shoppers will be treated to valet parking and red carpet arrival at the mall's main entrance. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse will offer a wine tasting. As an early kickoff to the event, starting Saturday through April 29, shoppers will receive a free bikini bag when they spend $200 or more on fashion and beauty in one shopping trip.
Shoppers are also encouraged to bring gently used work clothes, handbags, shoes and jewelry to donate to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides clothing and guidance to women re-entering the working world.
Here's what else is happening in the neighborhood this weekend:
Friday, April 13
Free Wine Tasting: Sample a wide variety of wines at Village Market in West Park Village. 7pm-9pm. 10110 Montague St. in Tampa. For more information call: 813-749-7578.
Movies in the Park: The series continues at Baybridge Park where the family is welcomed to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. This week's show is "Hop." 7pm-9pm. 10017 Bridgeton Drive in Tampa.
Saturday, April 14
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Relax as the Austin Davis Library turns into a theater and presents "Puss in Boots." 2pm. 17808 Wayne Rd. For more information call: 813-273-3652.
Free Comedy Show: Enjoy the stand up comedy of Rahn Hortman and Lee Willis at The Chase Club. 8:30pm-11:30pm. 12125 W. Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa. For more information call: 813-814-2582.
Sunday, April 15
Girls Night Out: Citrus Park Mall is welcoming all the ladies who like to shop for a special event featuring a red carpet, wine tasting and discounts and special styling sessions. 5pm-8pm. 8021 Citrus Park Town Center in Tampa. For more information call: 813-926-4644.