Out and About: Willow Glen’s Ladies’ Night Out

31 May

Nate and I live in an adorable neighborhood in San Jose called Willow Glen.  It’s exactly all the things I loved about living in Arlington – you can walk to great boutiques, restaurants and frozen yogurt.  All things every girl needs!

This past Thursday Cinnamon, Shannon, Hillary and I went to Ladies’ Night Out.  Select salons, bars, restaurants and shops had a variety of deals just for the girls.  It’s a great opportunity to check out some places we hadn’t been and score some deals at our favorite places.

After enjoying some pink champagne at home, we walked to our first spot on the tour – La Concha Spa Salon.  The salon was offering either a complimentary 15-minute massage or 15-minute facial.  All three of us opted for the massage, and I am so glad we did.  Orelia worked out a number of knots in my back in just 15 minutes – I can only imagine what she could do in an hour.  Here you can see just how relaxed Shannon and Amanda are!

When we walked out we had an awesome surprise: a dog parade! Alright it was just a group of people taking their pooches out, but a pretty great thought.

Unfortunately Hillary was stuck on the train and couldn’t meet us right away so we did what any good friends would do…we went for 2 for 1 cocktails.  Off to Goosetown we went.

This is certainly a place that what you see is what you get – a perfect dive bar.  When we asked for our cocktails the bartender said he could only give us six.  Wow what an offer, huh?  We simplified it a bit asking for just three drinks in pint glasses.

Next up we made our way down Lincoln Ave for some shopping.  We popped in to Willow Glen Home & Garden.  It’s a great furniture store with interesting design vignettes.  Although some of the items are a bit out of my budget, they do provide inspiration…especially if you’re in need of oompa loompa angels….

Seriously there are some incredible ideas here — how amazing would this chandelier be in a kitchen…

My absolute favorite store on Lincoln is Magpie — I could just move in there and live forever.  First of all I want a circus theme in one of my rooms.

We had some fun with tiaras as well…

Unfortunately we weren’t able to take advantage of Barbarella Beauty’s eyebrow special, but there were plenty of headbands to try on.

To end the night on a high note, we stopped for a late dinner at Vin Santo.  Delish!  We all had either gnocchi or ravioli (full disclosure: I had both!) and finished off with chocolate fondue.  It was all topped off with a great red wine that we negotiated for half price – it’s the power of Ladies’ Night!

Thanks for bearing through this photo-heavy post, but it was totally worth it, right?

Here’s a peek at the deals I picked up at Bella James and Ibiss. The polka-dot dress is from Bella James – not only on the sale rack, but they also had 15 percent savings.  It will be perfect for our Vegas getaway this weekend for our 1 Year Anniversary!  I also snagged this sailor-inspired belt and blue-green bauble necklace at Ibiss for a song.

I like the idea of posting our adventures in San Jose to entice more of you to make the plunge and come here NOW!  How can you beat this lifestyle?

Smooches,

JBJ

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