Fashion’s Night Out

Tonight me and a group of friends attended Fashion’s Night Out in Tampa at International Plaza. What a fun girls night!

We walked around to the different stores that were having specials and serving complimentary drinks and treats.

Including champagne at Tory Burch.

We stopped to watch a little bit of the fashion show at Dillards.

 

There were a TON of people.

I even picked up a free cigar for The Chef!

We also took some cute photos at a few different photo booths they had placed around the mall.

Overall it was a fun time, but I’m so glad we got there right at 6 p.m. If you came at 7 p.m. you were probably met with lots of empty glasses and no free treats around. Even at 6:30 when we were visiting different department stores it was hard to find the drinks and snack and half the time they were all already gone 😦 You’d think everyone would be better prepared for a 3 hour event.

After wandering around and checking out the festivities we headed to Gallery Eclectic Bistro for dinner. I thought it would be crazy busy so I made reservations, but it was actually kind of dead. I’m not too familiar with the restuarants at International, but I had been to Gallery once a long time ago and remember it being good. Of course that was…well…years ago. Dinner was…ok. Their wine list was not impressive and there was quite the dibacle with the waitress when two of my friends tried ordering champagne. No one seemed too thrilled with their food. The pineapple bread they served with soft butter was good. But my cobb salad left more to be desired. The lettuce was a bit wilty, there was hardly any bacon (the best part!) and I didn’t like the blue cheese they used.

The Chef and I are off to Cape Coral this weekend after work tomorrow! We’re having my belated birthday dinner with his family at this amazing German restaurant that we have yet to try. I can’t wait 🙂

Conversation Starter: Did you go to a Fashion’s Night Out event in your area?