September 11th, 2018

GIRLS’ DAY OUT: Celebrate National Women’s Friendship Day This Sunday!

Marina del Rey girlfriends! Sunday, September 16th is YOUR day — National Women’s Friendship Day, to be exact. The day we honor the excellence that stems from pure sisterhood (and celebrate its beauty to our hearts’ content). We know, when you have a great friendship, being in the same space together is fun enough… but if you want to get a little creative and make the day even more memorable (and Insta-worthy), here are some grand ideas to try out.

Spa Day

Image Source: Ritz Carlton

The dreamiest friendship time always seems to lead to the spa, doesn’t it? And the Ritz Carlton’s Sisley Spa (formerly Spa del Rey) is a luxurious option for your Sunday. Book a Deluxe Pedicure (yeah, this one comes with a hot stone leg massage), one of their luxurious facial treatments, and/or a phenomenal massage (FYI, they’re running massage specials through September!).

Pottery Class

Let’s face the facts—pottery is fun. The wheel, the clay, the excitement of seeing your masterpiece when it’s all baked and ready—there’s just no getting around it! So what better way to spend Women’s Friendship Day than diving into some clay artistry and creating something beautiful. Reserve some time at  Color Me Mine in Santa Monica, or for a real pottery lesson, book a private or semi-private session for you and your pals at Full Circle.


Parasailing Over the Marina

Image Source: Marina del Rey Parasailing

If you’re in the mood for some bonding adventure on Women’s Friendship Day, parasailing is the perfect option. Imagine soaring 500+ feet over the sea, your best gal pal(s) harnessed in next to you as you glide past the Marina, Venice Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier. Flying high in the sky gives you a bird’s eye view of the coast, the gorgeous marine life at play (like dolphins!), and all of the sights that make our area so darn amazing. Call 310.306.2222 for reservations—then head to Marina del Rey Boat Rentals to get geared up!


Free Yoga at Burton Chace Park

Image Source: LA Beaches & Harbors

Here’s a feel-good option that will easily inspire a great Women’s Friendship Day on Sunday—Maria Noe’s free yoga class at Burton Chace Park. The good energy starts at 11:30 am right under the white pergola in the park. Just bring your matt, some water and your girlfriends—and enjoy the peace. Namaste. P.S. If the weather is less than its usual glorious self, class will be in the Community Room.


Marina-Style Brunch and Music

Image Source: Whiskey Red’s

If you’re looking for pure Marina del Rey magic for your girlfriend outing this Sunday—it’s really easy to achieve. All it takes is a visit to Fisherman’s Village. Picture it—you start with a late Champagne brunch somewhere wonderful like Whiskey Red’s—yummy, right?  Then when you’re full and giddy, you dance the day away to live country music from Jimi Nelson and the Drifting Cowboys right in Fisherman’s Village. Simple plan, big fun. Do it! (The concert runs from 2 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.)


Cocktail Hour in the Marina

Women’s Friendship Day doesn’t have to be limited to daylight hours—get out and toast your wonderful selves at one of the Marina’s best restaurant/bars Sunday night. A few dependably prime choices include SALT at the Marina del Rey Hotel (sit outside for sure!), Tony Ps Tavern, and the fabulous Café del Rey! Or for a more upbeat ambience (and margaritas galore), you can’t go wrong with Baja Cantina (311 Washington Blvd)! Get there between 10 pm and midnight on Sunday to dig into their Happy Hour specials.


Do you and your girlfriends have big plans for Sunday? Let us know how you’re celebrating National Women’s Day in Marina del Rey.