Grab The Gals for the For Women Only Expo
Over 100 vendors will purvey their wares, related to all things fashionable, fun and functional for female health
Saturday, Oct. 28
A girls night out is always a blast, sometimes, more so when copious cocktails are involved — hey, you end up with a good story or two, at the very least — but this isn't your only option in October for some lady-bonding time. On the 28th and 29th, head over to the Bayfront Convention Center for this year's For Women Only Expo. Over 100 vendors will purvey their wares, related to all things fashionable, fun and functional for female health — yes, there's the opportunity to participate in all-important health screenings as well as learning how to better apply your mascara.
New to the event this year is the Lux Lounge, where ladies looking to indulge can relax in gorgeous cabanas, enjoy special salon treatments — which have to be booked in advance — or just chill out to some tunes. Local businesses Gallery 16 Salon and Beauty Bar Erie will be in the space to treat you, so be sure to stop by and see what they plan to offer. Onstage, attendees can check out informative demonstrations from Massage Envy and the European Wax Center throughout the day.
Need a breather? Pause from your pampering to participate in seminars which will range from a talk by the Frugal Fashionista Valerie Weaver, who will present tips on looking great and sticking to a budget, and a discussion of home decor techniques with JoAnne Lenart-Weary. Have a penchant for all things literary? Check out National Reader's Choice Award winner Holly Jacobs, USA Today Bestselling novelist Gayle Callen, and local scribe Chuck Pora.
Have a blast shopping, sipping—yup, there will be wine available—and celebrating all things traditionally feminine and fun at this year's For Women Only Expo. Just remember your comfortable shoes — and a sense of humor. — Miriam Lamey
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. October 28 and 28 // Bayfront Convention Center // 1 Sassafras Pier // 814-790-5079 // eriepromotions.com