Over the weekend, Audrey McClelland and I invited 20 friends for a day of shopping and adventure at Foxwoods Casino and Resorts. We promised them a full afternoon of activity and boy did it happen! If you are looking to put together a weekend for you and your friends, this is the place for you!
My pal Cheryl and I got there a little early and hit the tables for an hour before the group met. You know I had to play a little roulette! How could we pass up a $5 minimum? Amazing!
After we cashed in our winnings, we headed straight to the new Tanger Outlets – over 80 stores to choose from.
I wrapped up my holiday shopping. I bought Vineyard Vines pajamas for me and my husband, Under Armor gear for all the boys in my family (and PS – how awesome is the fact that they offer up a 10% discount to the military??), picked up a few great pieces at Forever 21 and even got some fun finds at the “As Seen on TV” shop. Honestly – I LOVE THAT PLACE! I always want to order from those commercials but never do because of the shipping. When I find this store, I RUN in and stack UP!
My LARGEST score was from J Crew though and I wasn’t the only one. I think almost everyone from our group picked up a new statement necklace. They were so beautiful and priced RIGHT.
And carrying all those bags walking around felt like a good workout! LOL!
Curious to hear what kind of stores you will find at Foxwoods’ Tanger Outlets? American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J. Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors, Nike, Skechers, Steve Madden, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, Bulgari, Chopard, Pandora, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Rolex, True Religion, Vera Bradley, Yankee Candle & many more.
The girls took a break and we indulged on a wonderful lunch with champagne. The food was delicious. We all went back for seconds and I’m not ashamed to admit that! 😉
And then… the thing that I never thought would actually happen… was getting me on the ice. Yes, I went ice skating. I mean, I wasn’t officially a pro or anything. I held onto the ledge until my knuckles turned white, but the rest of the group did just fine. I have control issues. What can I say? They were spinning and lifting their legs and tossing themselves all over the place and I was finding Jesus every three seconds. I’m not that adventurous, but I laughed the entire time and made a great memory. That’s all you can ask for!
Ice Skating Rink Hours Of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Thursday: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Here’s our full group (ok, not quite – two women had to leave before the photo). Everyone was so wonderful and they really loved the space. With so much to do, I am sure that everyone will return with their families!
And PS – right before I left, I found a toy shop that had all these really cute gift ideas for the kids. It was just one of the many Foxwoods stores that were available to visit.
For more information on what Foxwoods has to offer, click here.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338
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*I’ve teamed up with Foxwoods to help spread the word about what’s available on their property this holiday season. All opinions are my own.