Lowball Diary

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

Chicas, cowgirls and classy tipplers: Cashing in on Ladies’ Night

April 14th, 2015

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

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