December 9, 2011 in events
For some people the holidays begin with a Christmas tree garnished with ornaments and twinkling lights. For me the holiday season begins with the first viewing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’ll assume that you’ve seen the movie because the idea that you haven’t is too ridiculous to entertain. When I mention the Griswald’s absurdly large Christmas tree, aunt Bethany’s Pledge of Allegiance grace, or the supersonic sled ride you probably giggle to yourself just thinking about it. There is one scene however that stands above the rest, you know which one I’m talking about.
Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) walks into a department store to do his Christmas shopping, and takes a detour at the lingerie counter manned by the beautiful Mary (Nicolette Scorsese). Clark proceeds to carry on a parapraxis laden conversation, saying nipple instead of nippy, and hooter when he meant to say hotter. It climaxes when Mary shows Clark what a particular thong looks like on her. Ask any man and they’ll probably say that not only is this their favorite scene but also a fantasy, it certainly is for me.
You can imagine my excitement when my wife and I were invited by a friend to Zovo Lingerie Gentlemen’s Night last year. It was touted as an evening of fun and games with drinks and models. It sounded like a good time so we decided to make a night of it. It turned out to be more then expected. There were prizes being won, drinks being poured, and models strutting about the store in nothing but their underwear. My wife had to turn to me and cartoonishly close my gaping mouth. The models were literally approaching men and asking them if they could try something on for them. This was as close to a real life Christmas Vacation moment as would ever exist.
The idea was genius, I saw man after man practically float up to the register and whip out their credit cards to buy beautiful lingerie for their wife, girlfriend, mistress, or possibly even themselves. What other store would go to such lengths to satisfy their customers? Of course this isn’t just for the men, the underlying idea of the event is that men will get a better sense of what their significant other would like and enjoy, thanks to the models and employees.
Here’s the part where I tell you that the Seventh Annual Gentlemen’s Night at Zovo will be this Wednesday, December 14th from 7pm-9pm. There will be four models in varying sizes, prizes and an all around festive time. This year Zovo has been handing out wish lists for customers to fill out and give to their gentlemen as a “hint.” Wives/girlfriends/whatever your attachment might be, send your man to Gentlemen’s night (they’ll thank you for it), or go together (they’ll also thank you for it). Men, feel free to come on your own and surprise your lady friend with some lingerie that you know is sexy.
Additionally on Tuesday, December 13th from 7pm-9pm Zovo will be hosting a Ladies Night, complete with bra fittings, tarot card readings, and fun to be had by all. I can speak from experience (having witnessed my wife’s fitting) that the Zovo employees are top notch bra fitters. A certain national lingerie brand that has a certain secret to tell can’t hold a candle to the service you’ll get at Zovo. This might also be a good night to fill out your wish list.
I wouldn’t sit here and write up this article if I didn’t really mean that it’s a lot of fun, at the very least the most unique event you’ll attend between now and Christmas. If you attend only one Holiday party this year make it the Zovo Ladies Night, Gentlemen’s Night or both. My wife and I will be there and this year I’m hoping to hear a model say, “ I’m wearing something similar, see you can’t see the line.” And then I will say “You can’t see the line can you Russ,” Russ in this case is my wife. Seriously this night is a lot of fun, do yourself and your significant other a favor and check it out.
Ladies Night: Tuesday December 13th 7-9
Gentlemen’s Night: Wednesday December 14th 7-9
Both events will be held at the Zovo Store in the University Village shopping mall.