A Girl’s Day Out

Women helping women. That’s what the 1st annual Ocala Style Women’s Expo: A Girl’s Day Out, presented by Joan Pletcher Real Estate Network, is all about. 



On May 20, Ocala Style Magazine invites women from Ocala and the surrounding communities to enjoy a day of pampering, tastings, meaningful discussions and shopping at the College of Central Florida’s Klein Center.

This unique event, presented by Joan Pletcher Real Estate Network and sponsored by State Farm – Lauren Gibson and Ocala Plastic Surgery, will include a variety of activities for women of all ages and walks of life. Engaging panel discussions will cover topics ranging from the art of self-care and making meaningful, impactful changes in your life to professional topics, like women at work and growing your own business. 

As guests meander their way through the vendor village, they will find a huge variety of topics and businesses covered, including everything from salons and day spas doing demos to insurance agents, wealth management specialists and medical professionals providing pertinent, important information relating to women. 

The Marketplace will feature home-based and small businesses selling some of our favorite things. Leggings, anyone? What about purses? In addition, you will find a variety of jewelry options, makeup, home décor items and much more.

And any good event will have plenty of food and drink tastings. Vitalize Natural Market and Juice Bar will be on hand with delicious smoothie samples, and Island Grove Winery will provide guests with tasty wine samples. Plus, the food. Let’s just say to come hungry.

And who doesn’t love a good giveaway? We have plenty! This year’s offerings include such brands as Cuisinart, Krups, Pyrex, Lodge Stoneware, Instant Pot, Ulta and more. 

Following the women helping women theme of the event, Ocala Style is proud to announce Ignite as the benefitting charity of all money raised through ticket sales. Ignite members consist of local professionals from all walks of life who share a common interest: to eradicate domestic violence and assault in our community. 

“We are so grateful, honored and excited that Ocala Style has selected our organization as beneficiary of this event,” says Leda Perez, the 2019 Ignite chairperson. “Our purpose is creating a greater awareness and understanding of the direct impact that domestic violence has in our community at large and lifting these women and children toward a better, healthier lifestyle.” 

The group’s goal is to raise awareness by funding our local domestic abuse shelter and to provide the solutions, skills and support for families in need.

And Leda encourages all local women to come out and support the women’s expo in honor of Ignite’s efforts.  

“The only way we can make a difference is to stand up, step in and speak up! Connect with women in our community and make a commitment and IGNITE the lives of others,” she says.  

Ocala Style Women’s Expo: A Girl’s Day Out

May 20, 12-5pm › College of Central Florida Klein Center ›Tickets are available at ocalastyle.com or by calling (352) 732-0073. 



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