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MARTIN COUNTY -
The 2012 girls night out committee has a surprise in store for guests to this year's girls night out: J'aime le Chocolat.
Club Med's Sandpiper property in Port St. Lucie is partnering with Mother and Daughter Trips - one of the event's 17 vendors - to offer an all-inclusive, three-night stay for two. The stay will be raffled at the Mother and Daughter Trips booth. Entry into the raffle is free to all event guests.
Tasha Chen, owner and chief memory maker for Mother and Daughter Trips and also girls night out co-founder, said she approached Club Med's business development manager at a recent conference and suggested the partnership as a way to promote both businesses and to add a bit more pizzazz to the event.
"It was a natural fit and I'm thrilled to be able to bring this to girls night out," said Ms. Chen, who specializes in creating unique trips for women who want to spend special time with their growing daughters.
Ms. Chen based the business concept on the annual trips she planned with her daughter, Natasha.
"I realized I could fill the house every Christmas with gifts she would soon outgrow and forget, or I could fill her life with memories and special time with me."
Every Christmas, Natasha gets a basket full of trinkets and gifts that give clues to the upcoming trip. They have been to New York City, Hawaii, Jamaica and numerous other destinations throughout the years and always bring back memory books, which line the bookshelves of the 12-year-old's bedroom.
Guests attending girls night out, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Indian Riverside Park, can enter to win the prize.
Club Med, which has a corporate mission to embrace family values, was happy to partner and offer this gift to a local mom. Travelers from all around the world visit this location for its ambiance, tropical flare and tennis and golf programs offered for kids.
Tickets to girls night out are $15 and include entrance to the event, unlimited shopping, signature chocolate raspberry martinis and chocolate-themed appetizers and desserts by Di'Michelli's, Bottom's Up and Eventful Moments.
United for Families is the nonprofit organization that will benefit from this year's girl's night out. It is responsible for every known abused or neglected child in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. Its missions is to break the cycle of child abuse through a diverse network of community providers and innovative services.
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