Thursday, October 3 was the first “Release Your Inner Girl” event of my 2013 tour. The Release Your Inner Girl events are in celebration of the release of my second book, Be That Mom. The goal of these events is to get women out of the house for a few hours and to join them together with other friendly souls who want to celebrate our innate girly-ness!
This first event was hosted at Adorit Boutique. As I am not from Ottawa, I had never had the pleasure of being in Adorit prior to this event. Adorit is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, not too far from the Parliament Building.
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This store prides itself on carrying Canadian designed clothing and fair trade products from India, Tibet and Nepal. Cozy, trendy and stylish, this boutique truly cares about who and where they get their products from! Right from the curb, I could tell this place had character…the hanging hula hoops adorning the door and the cute on street displays told me this was going to be fun! Inside, I discovered that Adorit had an eclectic mix of clothing, from comfortable everyday wear to high end dressy, and a wide range of accessories that was astonishing! With a little help from the great staff, I found a gorgeous dress and some fantastic earrings…which I wore the night of my event. That little black dress was a sweet find!
Early in the day, I was able to set up a cool display right outside of the store, and we created a lot of buzz with the foot traffic in that downtown core!
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Once the ladies started arriving at 7, we enjoyed some champagne and snacks and learned about “fair trade” clothing, singing bowls (see photo above), and each other. We tried on some “one size fits all” Thai Fisherman Pants that are so comfortable you could live in them and we enjoyed watching the Manager display some of this years trendiest “fair trade” finds.
Near the end of the night, we all got to “work” on Planet Do-it (top photo, #2 right column), a little workshop that I created to help the ladies really tap into what they want out of their lives. My guests took the time to write down what they want and created a five year plan for themselves in under 20 minutes! This simple exercise left the ladies feeling inspired and excited about the fact that they can do anything with their lives….as long as they know what it is they want! It is amazing what can happen when you write something down with your own hand…the Universe starts listening a lot closer!
Meeting everyone that came out to the “Release your Inner Girl” event that night was a highlight for me! Reconnecting with an old friend that night was such a treat too. Life’s little pleasures are so enjoyable. The setting was comfortable and really allowed for some great one-on-one time for me with each guest. I am so excited to see what these amazing ladies are going to do with themselves now!
Thanks so much to Adorit for hosting an incredible night out, and a HUGE thank you to those that attended. It is because of you that the event was so much fun!
I am also excited about the upcoming event in Toronto, Thursday, October 10, 2013. These events are an excellent “excuse” for me to do some shopping. *wink*
I wonder what I will find to wear at Shopgirls?
See ya there!
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