Ladies, our time has come. Thanks to Pawnee, Indiana’s very own Leslie Knope, the day before Valentine’s Day has unofficially, officially been deemed Galentine’s Day. Whether you’ve been dating someone for two years, two weeks or have been watching your best friends go on dates while you sit at home and watch Queer Eye, this is the day to forget all of that. Leave it all behind! February 13 is a day for you and your besties to do what we all do best: relax, eat, shop, drink, repeat!
Need some ideas on how to celebrate this year? Look no further.
For the ladies who want to be pampered
SKIN: According to Tik Tok, gorgeous gorgeous girls…take care of their skin. For the entire month of February you can head to Karve Spa in Southie and get a free SkinCeuticals serum when you book a facial with dermaplaning!
HAIR: Sometimes, a little change is a good thing. Always wanted to try a new hair color or just tone it up a bit? Nurture Salon and Spa can hook you up with that AND they are giving a complimentary gloss when you book a hair color. AND we can’t forget about the brows, so if you book a brow tint that week you will also get a complimentary lash tint!
LASHES: The only thing more powerful than a lady with a lash lift is a pair of besties with lash lifts! Throughout the entire month of February, if you book a lash lift and tint with a friend at Dollface you both will save 10%! All you have to do is book your appointment and add your friend’s name in the notes section.
For the ladies who want to be matching (or just warm)
With this unpredictable weather, you can literally never have too many hats. Ever. You know what else you can never overdo? Matching with your bestie! Between now and Valentine’s Day you can head on over to madeby.meg.boston on Instagram and get $10 OFF a beanie or headband in the color of your choosing. Be sure to order through direct message and use the code “Gal 10”. Did someone say…perfect winter twinning moment for the ‘gram?!
For the ladies who want a show
There is one thing us girls do really well, and that is brunch. Get your squad and go to Laugh Boston on February 12 for a Dragtacular Galentine’s Day Brunch! Eat, laugh, cheer, eat some more. It’ll be like sitting on your couch eating cereal mindlessly watching sitcom reruns, but with better food and live entertainment!
For the ladies who want to learn and enjoy some wine at the same time
We love a good learning moment, and Love Child is providing us with a fantastic one on February 12 with their Galentine’s Vinos + Valentine’s Tasting! You and your friends can enjoy a portfolio of Mexican wines. You’ll taste 4 different wines throughout the evening paired with chips and guac from Loco! And because it’s Valentine’s Day- each participant will receive a small bouquet of flowers!
For the ladies who like to sip + shop
Capo is hosting a Valentine’s/Galentine’s Sip + Shop Brunch featuring local Southie businesses and makers on Saturday, February 12th from 12pm-3pm. There will be a Valentine’s playlist and specialty cocktails including the exclusive ‘Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini! Make your reservation today!
For the ladies who want to stay in
Although they have always been around, the cheese board has suddenly become a national treasure over the last few years. Who has the best board? Who can make the best arrangement? This is NOT the time to argue over crackers and cheddar cubes, ladies. Put the cheese board battle on hold and get a “Brie My Valentine” board for your Girl’s Night In from Talya’s Dirty Italian filled with tons of sweet and savory treats. Plus, there is a wine pairing option! Order through Instagram or her website.
Megan Klein is a freelance writer and recent Boston University graduate who works as a Client Services Associate for the Boston Red Sox. She loves making small world connections when meeting new people, going to Trader Joe’s and capturing the life of Boston locals through her writing.
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