Despite the inclement weather, Urban Girl Squad still got people riled up for their Two-Year Anniversary Party at the Hudson Hotel last night!!

I thought that I would be the only one silly enough to trek out in the snow, but word got out about this party that it’s not to be missed.  I arrived right on the dot at 7:00 pm, un-fashionably on time, but the line for Hudson Bar was wrapped around the hotel lobby check-in floor!  Rumor has it that some people lined up at 5:00 pm – 2 hours before the start – just to make sure they were the first ones in line so that they could get a gift bag.  Talk about c.r.a.z.y.

And not only that, but people were getting attitudes about having to wait in line and feeling entitled to getting a gift bag.  When are people going to learn that having a free event with nice treats does not mean that you should expect to get royal treatment and your ass wiped by a butler?!

Anyhow, moving on.  I headed over to the bar and grabbed a list of the cocktail specials made especially for the event.  Alongside fellow SS writer, Megan M, we enjoyed delicious berry caipirinhas made by the super hot, bulky Hudston Hotel bartenders and enjoyed the atmosphere of the party!

We chatted with some of the lovely Urban Girl Squad girls, sporting their UGS pride with their bright orange shirts, and also UGS founder, Amanda Hofman. We were informed that the cupcakes were delayed due to the downpour of snow and traffic, but despite the minor setbacks, Hofman was happy and energetic, enjoying her great party!

With such a great success, we’re excited to hear about upcoming UGS events, which so far includes a session about sexy lingerie, learning how to shop like a fashion stylist, and… wait for it… paintballing and laser tag!!  Oh yes, what a great way to take extra aggression out.

Happy birthday, Urban Girl Squad, and we wish you many more to come!


P.S.  Oh yeah, because we weren’t snots, we were able to enjoy our lovely giftbag with:

* Bliss
* Molton Brown
* Pure Yoga
* By Carolina
* The Andean Collection jewelry
* Swarovski crystal-studded sports bra from BodyRock Sport
* Dowry Designs silk scarves
* Stella Dot jewelry
* Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife
* Fiber Hair Spa
* Knit1 Purl2

(Thanks, UGS!!)

About Urban Girl Squad

Amanda Hofman created Urban Girl Squad, a community-based social g
roup for women in their 20s and 30s in New York City, in January 2008. Urban Girl Squad creates opportunities for these women to try new things, spend time with friends, and meet new people. Our events include food and wine tastings, beauty and fashion nights, dance and fitness classes, sports events, cocktail parties and more. We provide special, discounted access to the city — you’ll meet store owners and designers, taste gourmet food and drinks, receive personal attention from popular venues, and score some amazing gift bags. The welcoming atmosphere at our events makes it easy for members to attend on their own or with friends!

Hudson Bar at the Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-6000

We’ll be featuring cupcakes and cookies from Sweet Hunnie Cakeshop and door prizes & gift bags from:

… and much more! We’ll be adding more prizes here as they come in, so look out for more great brands.