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On Friday evening the hubby and I were very fortunate to attend the first Babes, Boys and Beers event hosted at possibly one of Brisbane’s most iconic and treasured tourism icons, the XXXX Brewery. The event was coordinated by the wonderful team at Babes in Business! A little back ground for those of you who are not aware of Babes in Business. Started 8 years ago, Babes in Business was created to support talented women in business, and to provide them with opportunities in the corporate domain to showcase their talents and successes. Babes in Business is all about celebrating women’s achievements both personally and professionally. It’s about connecting fabulous women through events, mentoring programs, debates and learning.
The evening was designed to encourage babes to bring along a male friend or partner to share in a fun evening of fabulous beer, food and company. The ‘Tales and Ales’ experience was lead by James Squire Beer Specialist, Andrew Gowdie, who was a wealth of knowledge. The selection of 5 beers were perfectly matched to mouth watering canape’s, including a dessert, which, oddly, included a dessert beer! Who would have thought?!? It was something my husband and I probably wouldn’t have done off our on bat, and was a great opportunity to network and meet new people. It also proved to be a great place to catch up with old acquaintances!
Overall the evening was really enjoyable and so well put together. I am looking forward to attending more Babes in Business Events! A special thanks also goes out to Bellinda Grimwade for making Chris and I feel so welcome. To find out more information on upcoming events and membership, head on over to the Babes in Business website.
Images Courtesy of Babes in Business
This one isn’t exactly wedding related, but I thought I would share it with you all anyway. On Friday night my giriles and I were lucky enough to attend the Geebung-Zillmere RSL – Girls Night Out Charity Function. The night was to raise funds for the fabulous “Chicks in Pink” – whose mission is to raise funds to support women with breast cancer at the Mater Hospital. A special shout out to Runway Express Experience for the complimentary tickets – the girls and I had a fabulous night out.
The night started off with a glass of champagne and cocktails for the girls (unfortunately I was the designated driver!) It was also a fantastic opportunity for us to check out all of the local businesses who had stalls set up for the evening. We were then treated to a display by the girls from Pole Fitness at Everton Park.
We were then treated to some lovely horderves, served to us by the boys from Island Heat…and yes….they were topless! YUM!! The boys were also multi-talented. They provided us ladies with food, drinks and massages….yes….MASSAGES! We didn’t even need to get up all night!
Throughout the night we watched Zumba and Bollywood dance performances, listened to chilled out Caribbean music and my sister was lucky enough to win one of the raffle prizes. At the end of the night, the exciting and explosive Traditional Dance group ”TAMA OLE AFI” (Men Of Fire) performed for us. It was absolutely amazing. We had a blast watching them – and even managed to snap a photo with the group!
The night overall was a lot of fun. It was a nice chance to catch up with the girls over a couple of drinks, see some great local businesses, and watch some wonderful performers. Most of all, much-needed money was raised for “Chicks In Pink”.