My high school bestie got married this past April which meant I, the MOH, got to plan a fabulous bachelorette party in honor of our Rachel. In spirit of Rachel’s love for wine tasting (or really anything involving vino!) and need to get away for some R&R, I planned a girls weekend getaway in Saugatauk, Michigan. It was THE perfect girls trip. One we’ll never forget. After leaving our beautiful house, which I rented on my favorite vacation site, we all vowed to get away to Michigan again come winter.

This got me thinking…why wait until a special occasion to celebrate all of your girlfriends? Yes, we’re all busy with a million and one things to do. However, it is so very important to set dates with your girls where you can truly talk, catch up, and celebrate the amazing friendships that you just couldn’t live without. There will always be dinners, bars and dancing (still great fun!) however I urge you to take the time to plan something special.

Something you can do year after year. This will give everyone something to not only look forward to but most importantly get you in the habit of making these occasions an extra reason to get together.

This past summer a coworker of mine went sailing for a girlfriend’s birthday. Once I heard this I instantly thought this could be the perfect summer girls night! I instantly sent a note to my girlfriends where 6 of us raised our hands to set sail one Wednesday evening for a night of sailing, girl talk and vino; all while watching the Chicago sunset followed by beautiful Navy Pier Fireworks.  From Frankie dressing extremely “nautical” (still love those metallic Sperry’s) to Britt capturing every moment in the making (yes, I’m lucky enough to have a best friend who’s also a photographer!). Below are a few of my favorites. I can’t recommend Go Sailing enough – the staff is beyond helpful with the boat coming equipped with everything you can imagine. From a planning perspective it couldn’t have been easier! Each girl brought a different appetizer to share, as well as a bottle of wine.

Ladies, this will forever be a night to remember. xoxo

Photography: Brittany Bekas Photography

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