By Megan Holter | Owl Staff
As a girl, one of my favorite activities, sometimes turned to obsession, is shopping. Sorting through racks of clothes and finding the best bang for your buck is always a good time, especially while out with friends. As we all strive to budget our well- earned money wisely, the discounts and deals are appreciated and are never to be passed up.
Thankfully, right in the heart of Harford County, Downtown Bel Air offers a great opportunity to get out with your fellow gal pals and pick up the latest bargains. “Girls Night Out,” properly coined, is held on the third Thursday of every month, year-round. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. in the center strip and surrounding streets of downtown Bel Air on Main Street. Shops are open later than normal for this event, and the deals are not to be missed.
Downtown Bel Air’s event calendar, available online at http://www.downtownbelair. com, boasts that the event is a great way to start an evening out with the girls and leaves plenty of time to visit some of the local restaurants and pubs.
Approximately twenty-five of the favorite shops and pubs are included in the downtown Bel Air “Girls Night Out” event. Some of the restaurants included are Buontempo Brothers, Sean Bolan’s, Dark Horse Saloon, and Looney’s Pub.
Susan Rodriquez, owner of Heartbeat says, “Girls Night Out is a great night for a girl’s get-together. They can enjoy dinner [and] then shopping out on the town with great deals.”
Susan Morris, owner of Simply Charmed Boutique, shares, “Enjoy the diversity of our unique inventory along with crafts from our local artisans. We welcome the ladies with complimentary refreshments and exclusive specials during the event.”
Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa’s slogan is perfectly fitting for this event, advising that it’s “your time to be gorgeous.”
Tiger Lily, located at 19 N. Main Street, is quite possibly my favorite store and guiltiest pleasure. The deals that they offer during “Girls Night Out” are perfect for picking up your next piece of unique clothing or jewelry from a quaint and trendy boutique.
The next event dates are Thursday, October 20, November 17, and December.