Last week my girlfriends and I were treated to a Starbucks Evenings event at the Huntington Beach store. I honestly can not say enough great things about not only the staff and store, but the scrumptious food, wine pairings, and coffee. My friends and I are still talking about how much fun we had. It was one of those nights where you truly get to relax, unwind and have conversations that go far deeper than the usual day to day chit chat. I think we all need that. Especially as woman. And these girls are the type that work hard to build each other up and cheer each other on. That is a powerful friendship and I feel so blessed to have these sweet girls in my life. I was a little giddy seeing a sign with my blog name on it. Such a sweet way to welcome us. The staff was so attentive and began the evening with food and wine pairings. I am sharing my favorites with you. The Blue Brie & Apricot Preserves Plate paired with the Mionetto Prosecco was a great way to kick off the night. I am a brie cheese lover so this spoke to me! I’ve never had brie with apricot before and it’s sooooo good. My next favorite item was the Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread. We all were huge fans of this one. So yummy. They had me at, “bacon wrapped!” Who doesn’t love bacon. These Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Glaze paired with the Alamos Malbec were delicious and probably the item that we were secretly fighting each other over for the last one. No joke. I love that we could get out of the house as busy mommies and relax. And while we could enjoy a sip of wine and food, the environment remained comfy and cozy unlike so many other late night spots. The Chocolate Truffles paired with Starbucks Reserve® coffee topped the evening off. DELICIOUS and I am not a big dessert girl. Such a scrumptious pairing. Espresso, champagne, and raspberry. Need I say more? Thank you to these beautiful girls for teaching me so much about friendship, love, parenting and following your dreams. These girls are the real deal and I am so thankful to Starbucks for allowing us to enjoy this Starbucks Evenings Experience together. I am already planning to go back for a date night with the hubby. But now it’s your turn! I want one of you to enjoy a fun night out at Starbucks. All you have to do is tell me why you could use a night out with your friends. #GNO It’s that simple! One lucky winner will receive a $50 Starbucks gift card.