It’s slated as an evening of shopping, sipping and indulging. The Village of Wauwatosa's Diva Night on Thursday promises to warm a winter evening, said Jeni Bartoszewicz, buyer and manager of Urban Laundry and chair of the event.
“It’s really a wonderful reason to have a ladies’ night out,” she said. “Particularly post-holidays as we look forward to spring.”
Bartoszewicz invites women to stop and shop at any of the 18 retailers that offer fashion, accessories, home decor and gifts.
“Diva Night happens twice a year in Wauwatosa," she said. "We all look forward to it. Retailers offer a variety of treats, like wine and snacks, and there are huge sales going on that night.”
Nine restaurants are also participating in Diva Night.
“It’s a great opportunity to have a bite to eat before you set out to shop,” Bartoszewicz said. Participating restaurants include: Pizzeria Piccola, Chancery, Cafe Hollander, Yo Mama, Baskin Robbins, Firefly, Hector's, Leff's Lucky Town and Le Reve.
Diva Night runs 5 to 9 p.m. with several promotions.
Arté is a wine and painting studio offering a 30-minute class. Reveal your creativity by painting on a 6-inch by 12-inch canvas. A glass of wine or beer is included. Talented artists will take you and your friends step-by-step from start to finished masterpiece. You will go home with your very own original work of art for a fee of $18.
Firefly Urban Bar & Grille is having 'The Ultimate Ladies Night.' Representatives from Pure Romance, Mary Kay, Scentsy and Silpada will be there. Pizzeria Piccola will feature half-price bottles of wine.
Paulina is a new addition to Diva Night. “We’ve been getting great reviews from Paulina. The aesthetic boutique has facials and massage,” Bartoszewicz said. “On Diva Night, they will be having mini-services.
Attention, Divas: Pick up a shopper's punch card and visit any eight of the participating shops to receive a stamp on your punch card. Then drop your completed punch card at Vino 100 by 9:10 p.m. to qualify for the drawings at 9:15 p.m. Prizes include wine, merchandize and gift cards.
Participating retailers include: Swan Interiors, Blue Lapin, Urban Laundry, Oro di Oliva, Go Green, B. Green, Paulina, Be Spectacled, Magpie, Gracie's, Bangles and Bags, Flower Lady, Vino 100, Magnolia and Co., Authentic Journeys, Salamander, Twirly Birds and Little Read Book.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, in the Village of Wauwatosa