Hey ladies, Fashionista is here again. The annual event will be held Thursday at the State Street Macys.
The night is complete with music, delicious appetizers and a trend show featuring Kensie, French Connection, BCBG Max Azria and more. You can save 20% on an Impulse purchase on the day of the event, and when you spend a $100 you get a free gift bag.
While you’re there, you can receive a complimentary sample of the fragrance Burberry The Beat.
Eos Estate Winery, will be serving their award winning Eos 2006 Chardonnay and Eos 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon at the event, and the gals from Flirty Girl Fitness will be on hand to demonstrate their pole and chair dancing acumen. Don’t miss Sugar Bliss Cupcake Boutique sampling their delicious mini cupcakes. This one’s going to be very fun ladies!
Where: Macy’s on State Street, 3rd floor, Impulse
When: Thursday, September 18, 5-8pm
I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical when learning about Flirty Girl Fitness. I’ve never felt the need to ‘feel sexy’ at the gym. Do sweatpants and an old baseball t-shirt count as sexy? Probably not. However, I had the chance to check the place out for an interview. Soon, skepticism switched to horror when I was asked to learn some stripper pole basics from one of the pole dancing instructors. Knowing that this opportunity doesn’t happen to everyone – I climbed on. After several bruises and a couple falls later, I have huge respect for those who take on the pole. I was amazed at how difficult it actually is. Strippers just make it looks so easy!
Well enough about me, I went to Flirty Girl Fitness to chat with D. Woods from Danity Kane. She was in town for Flirty Girl’s celebrity instructor series. I was expecting her to walk in acting like a diva, but she was really sweet and down to earth, plus, all of the proceeds from the class went to breast cancer research. During the class, Miss Woods taught a selection of dance and ab routines from her new video, ‘Crunk Abs.’
While I still have no idea what ‘crunk’ means, it certainly looked challenging and the participants seemed to be having a good time. I must admit that I’ve seen the light and maybe I will give this whole sexy cardio, pole dancing flirty fitness thing a try. For now, while I ice my knees from all that falling, check out some of the class and my interview with D. Woods.
For the past couple of years, I’ve done a weekly health podcast with Dr. Sandy Goldberg. She’s one of the most vivacious and engaging people I know, and the time we put into our segments are much more fun than actual work.
Dr. Sandy is a breast cancer survivor, and in 2002 she launched A Silver Lining Foundation, an organization that provides underinsured and uninsured individuals with information concerning cancer resources, treatment and support services.
There’s two events this week that offer ways to help to help raise funds to fight this devastating disease. The Junior Board of A Silver Lining Foundation is hosting
the “Save the Girls” reception at Enoteca Piattini (934 W. Webster Ave.) on Thursday. The evening features a selection of Italian tastes,
including wine, beer and appetizers. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.asilverliningfoundation.org/tickets, with $30 admission at the door.
Flirty Girl Fitness is also getting into the act this week, holding a Pink Carpet Party on Thursday. This celebrity-studded event will be held at the Flirty Girl’s West Loop studio. Portions of the proceeds will also benefit a Silver Lining’s “Buy a Mom a Mammogram” program, among other organizations. Click here for more information.
And yes, guys, you’re also invited to go. Who knew fighting breast cancer could be so flirty and fun?
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