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Fun-Filled Ideas For A Girls’ Weekend

Nothing shows how much you appreciate your squad more than having a girls’ weekend with your nearest and dearest. From splurging on the latest designer buys to perhaps catching up with your ladies over a scrumptious brunch, the perfect girls’ day or night can help you bond with your closest female pals. In today’s busy digital age, young professional women can expect jam-packed schedules every week, which leads to more time spent on Instagram than actually across from your friends at a table. If you happen to have a free Saturday or Sunday, try tossing errands aside in favour of the ultimate cozy and chic girly weekend. We’ve rounded up a few ideas which can lead to an incredible weekend for every type of girl squad, from the stylesetters to the urban foodies. 

Shopping Spree 

If your bank account allows it, there’s nothing better than a good old shopping spree. In the famous words of Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf , “Whoever said money doesn’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” While there are countless pleasures in life that are not materialistic, a shopping spree all depends on what you like and what brings you joy. For those who adore cosmetics and upscale apparel, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue have recently opened in Toronto. The local boutiques are great for finding unique pieces that others won’t be wearing. For others who may love books, try dropping by a used bookstore in search of an intriguing new title. 

Anywhere That Involves Food

No matter if you are hanging out with your girls at home or going for brunch at restaurant in Yorkville, food will always put you in a good mood. Everybody has a different choice of comfort food, whether it’s junk food or a fruit salad.  Don’t underestimate the food trucks you see in downtown Toronto, as you just might discover the best poutine on the planet. You can even find a recipe of something you like online, which can lead to a cooking day at home. If the summer weather co-operates, try a picnic in the great outdoors.

Movie Marathon

Sometimes you just don’t want to make the effort to get ready for a glamorous evening. From Netflix to Amazon Prime, you can watch some of your favourite flicks again or binge watch an entire television series. If you’re finding that movies and television shows are too long, then try catching up with your favourite YouTube personalities and perhaps mastering a brand new beauty tutorial instead. 

Slumber Party

You are never too old for a slumber party, particularly one where you can put on a facial mask, try a new manicure and teach your friends how to master a cat eye. Aside from the thrill of shopping or the excitement of a big night on the town, a laidback sleepover offers the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other in a relaxed, intimate setting. Whether your evening at home involves DIY arts and crafts or baking, be sure to decorate your space for the evening and prepare some chilled cocktails to welcome your beloved girlfriends. 

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