Today’s post is written by Michaela Schell, local blogger, business woman and Grand Girls’ Getaway organizer.

It’s a shop ’till you drop weekend with a little extra! Mothers and daughters, best friends, any gals looking for a fun weekend in Grand Forks can find it at the Grand Girls’ Getaway, December 13-14. Not only is the weekend filled with holiday shopping, it gives you a little well-deserved pampering too.

The pampering starts Friday, December 13, at 7 p.m., at the Staybridge Suites. Enjoy wine and cheese (sponsored by the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau) as you are treated to facials from Rodan + Fields consultant Michaela Schell and styled with the latest trends in clothing and accessories from Mode. You will also take away free product samples and special discounts!

Your Saturday morning begins with a moderate workout and healthy living consult to jump start your day. Get energized with Beachbody coach Amanda Bentow and sample Shakeology protein shakes to keep you going all day.

After breakfast you can hit the shops. Staybridge Suites is just minutes away from fantastic shopping. Nearby stores include Columbia Mall Shopping Center, Kohl’s, Target, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, Gordman’s, Old Navy, Furniture Row Shopping Center and more. A complete list of all nearby shopping can be found on the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website along with a list of Deals & Discounts.

Upon your arrival you will receive the Visitor Bargain Brochure, full of shopping and dining deals, along with a VIP gift compliments of the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Wine, appetizers, facials, fashion, morning workout, breakfast, gifts and special discounts are all included with you make your reservation for the Grand Girls’ Getaway at Staybridge Suites.

Grand Girls’ Getaway Package

$149.99/night (one queen bed)

$169.99/night (one bedroom suite with two beds)

$219.99/night (two bedroom/two bath suite)

Reservation deadline is December 6, so hurry and get your special girls’ shopping and pampering weekend booked. This package is limited to the first 20 registrants.

To reserve your spot, call Staybridge Suites at 701.772.9000 and ask for the Grand Girls’ Getaway package. Have questions? E-mail Michaela Schell at


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