Three Steps For The Perfect Girls Day At Perkins Rowe

Hey! It’s Leslie today with Southern Flair Blog. My blog’s main mission is to help local women live their best life right here in Baton Rouge — and sometimes that includes taking a day to celebrate ourselves with our girlfriends!

Remember when we were younger in school, and we were ALWAYS with our girlfriends — hanging out on the weekends, texting throughout the day and even taking trips together? Now, the older we get, the harder it is to arrange a trip (or even a day!) to spend with your friends. With kids, jobs and everyone’s hectic schedules, the stars just never seem to align.

BUT today, I’m organizing an easy FULL day (think of it as a mini getaway) you can spend with your best friends at Perkins Rowe. It’s here in town, and you can stay in ONE spot for the entire day — with little planning involved. So now it’s time to pick a date, clear your schedules and spend some quality time with your BFFs!

In celebration of National Best Friends Day (coming up on June 8), I recently treated my besties to a day at The Rowe. All four of us live in different cities (Baton Rouge, Metairie, Zachary and Darrow), so putting a date on the calendar AHEAD of time gave us plenty of time to take off work, get babysitters (or bribe husbands) and drive into town.

We met up at Perkins Rowe and spent about five hours together catching up and having a BLAST! Anytime you get us together there are lots of stories to be told and lots of laughs, so our five hours FLEW by!

See below for my three steps to the perfect girls day or night at Perkins Rowe!

1- Pamper Yourself With Blowouts at Drybar

There are few things better than someone washing, drying and styling your hair for you. The only thing that may be better is the SMELL of Drybar!

As women, we have to remind ourselves to TREAT ourselves every now and then, and this was just the way to do it! Schedule an appointment with your friends to meet up and get blowouts. Drybar always offers mimosas or champagne for you to sip while you’re in the chair.

Plus, you can chit chat and catch up while getting your hair styled.

2- Go Shopping Together

There’s no shortage of shopping at Perkins Rowe! And what’s more fun than shopping with your besties? After your blowouts, have a try-on session at your favorite spots and pick out some new outfits together. Or have a little fun and go bold by picking out a crazy accessory that you all must have — we went with funky sunglasses at Frock Candy!

Perkins Rowe shopping options include Anthropologie, Yipsy, Altar’d State, Impeccable Pig, Frock Candy and Kendra Scott.

3- Hit Up Happy Hour

Wrap up your day with sips and light bites together. Perkins Rowe currently has several restaurants on site including California Pizza Kitchen, Lava Cantina and Kona Grill — all great for lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Bin 77’s Sidebar is my go-to for Happy Hour drinks at the Rowe, plus the patio is pretty relaxing. Sometimes there’s even live music! Share a bottle of wine or go the craft cocktail or beer route (full drink menu here). If you visit during Happy Hour, you can get $7 cocktails and appetizers.

We enjoyed a few rounds of French 75s, hummus and flatbread!

That’s a wrap! Three steps you need for a fun, personal day together with your best friends at Perkins Rowe. Pamper yourself at Drybar, go shopping together, and end your day with Happy Hour! Be sure to share your Girls Day Out with #ShowYourRowe!