Ladies, pack your bags, gather your friends, and head to the Kenosha Area for an all-girls, all-fun, stress-free overnight getaway. You may want to bring along empty suitcases for all the shopping you’re bound to do!
Leading designer and name brands can be found at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. Save 25 to 65% every day at 90 stores, including Coach, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, The North Face, Under Armour, Esprit and many more. The Pavilion Eatery will keep you nourished as you do some serious power shopping.
Shop at Kenosha HarborMarket (Saturdays) for fresh organic vegetables, meats, ethnic products, cheeses, eggs, delicious prepared foods and beverages, artisan bakery goods, and more. Live music is featured most weekends. The market is held outdoors during the summer months, and inside the historic Rhode Center of the Arts the remainder of the year. Chef demos often accompany the outdoor edition, which is known to feature upwards of 90 vendors in any given week.
Visit the unique shops and storefronts located in Kenosha's lakefront downtown district. While downtown, shop for the kids back at home at the one-of-a-kind Heim’s Downtown Toy Store. Find locally made natural soaps and soy candles, chocolates, and more at A Summer’s Garden Florist, and discover a must-have antique lamp or chair at Cypress Tree.
Not to be missed is an excursion to Andrea’s, a family owned Kenosha business since 1911. Known for its beautiful gifts and gift wrapping, Andrea’s features accessories and jewelry from Trollbeads, Swarovski Crystal and Vera Bradley; unusual scarves and shawls from all over the world; and bath and body luxuries from The Thymes, Archipelago and Crabtree & Evelyn. You’ll also find a candy and gourmet department, nostalgic toys and books for children of all ages, as well as Kenosha souvenirs.
Savor a relaxing visit to Equinox – The Body & Soul Boutique. Book a Swedish or warm stone massage. A therapeutic, organic facial or a massage with rain drop therapy can also be experienced here. The boutique will be a journey to enliven all your senses!
A great group activity awaits you at Alpaca Art Pottery Painting. Choose from the wide selection of bisque – dishes, platters, bowls, banks, boxes, picture frames, vases, and figurines. Then, sit down, relax, and paint to your heart’s content! You can walk in during open hours, or book a party! Wine Night and Ladies Night Out events are frequently enjoyed here.
Schedule a beading party or come in and take a seat at the always-open beading table at Red Rose’s Bead Haven. This is an old-fashioned mom'n'pop bead shop, filled with a wide variety of beads from around the world. Swarovski & Czech crystals, Japanese seed beads, semi-precious stones, craft wire and precious metals, books and tools are at your creative disposal!
Discover an array of yarn, books, patterns, needles and hooks to encourage your creative spirit at Fiddlehead Yarns. Plan your visit around an event to enjoy the company of other knitters at the open work table.
Enjoy a Ladies Night Out Decorating Party at Robin’s Nest Cakery. Have the shop to yourself after-hours as you decorate cookies or cupcakes! Enjoy appetizers, beverages, and good company!
While shopping at Andrea’s, step over to Jack’s Café (inside the shop) for lunch. The historic soda fountain features homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, home-baked dessert, and old fashioned ice cream treats. Dine on the deck overlooking Lake Michigan at Harborside Common Grounds. Or inside, relax while surrounded by a Lemon Street Gallery-sponsored art exhibit. Soups, sandwiches, desserts, bagels, espresso, and more are their specialties.
See what Chef Erica Buskirk is cooking up at Twisted Cuisine. “Casual dining with a twist” can mean anything at this fun restaurant, which changes its menu several times a year. Parmesan Crusted Ribeye , Amaretto Battered Turtle, and Chicken Salad Sandwich served on a Belgian Waffle are among the seasonal offerings. Pamper yourself with dinner at HOBNOB. Private rooms are available for your special evening of “girl talk”. You’ll enjoy an extensive wine list, live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings, and cocktails served on the patio in the summer.