The end of school holidays and mama needs a night out.  It’s been two weeks of happy days for the kids – play dates, beach life, theme parks, movies and while their social calendars are fulfilled – this parent needs a night off.  And she needs some adult convo, with cocktail in hand!

While I love the break of school runs and lunch boxes, school holidays can send any parent (working or not) into disarray. It’s becoming somewhat of a ritual to gather the girls (sorry lads you’re on your own to organize some boy time) and break out for the night! Grab the high heels, your party dress and wash that hair – we’re going to ladies night out!

Hanlon-HeroOur September school holiday ‘de-stress’ found our gaggle of girls at Stingrays, the Gold Coast’s most stylish bar and with live music, cocktails and tapas. Eating was not cheating on this occasion as we indulged in finger food over a bottle (or two) of champers and indulgent cocktails, which were well deserve!

The band rocked, and The Hanlon Brothers certainly have a new flock of fan girls as they belted out love songs, reggae and the latest hits, which had this bunch of girls hitting the dance floor to shake all that school holiday stress away.

Sure we didn’t get to Bali this break, not even Byron Bay, but we survived winter school holidays and have the blisters from our dance shoes to prove it (and maybe a slight hangover!)

Thursday Nights

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Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au