February the month of gushy love. As if this shouldn’t be an all around feeling? However, this holiday definitely drives every girl/woman crazy. This is why I love, love, love, loveeeee this idea of Galentines day. What woman doesn’t love some good ol girl time filled with laughs, music, bubbly and food at some point?
Since forever all we’ve known is Valentine’s Day was made for the lovers. I remember being so excited for chocolate, teddy bears, cards as a kid growing up. Then this Galentines day thing came about which is perfect for singles and also just a reason to be super girly and gather with the girls.
I realized over time why make this holiday so damn complicated. Keep it super simple and enjoy the day as any other day. Don’t get me wrong going out to dinner at a fancy restaurant is always bomb, having the luxury of having someone cook for you, clear your plates, fill your water, cater to you .. can all be done at home too.
It shouldn’t take a holiday to express your gratitude for someone and if it does such as this one. Keep it simple and thoughtful. Set the mood. Some sexy smelling candles (Mahoney sandwood from Walgreens) super sexy. Buy a bottle of wine : The Dreaming Tree, Papi, Whispering Angel, Cupcake. Find something in your closet to put on. That piece that’s been sitting there collecting dust, that one.
Do it yourself. Your nails, hair, toes. Take a nice bubble bath and throw on some jams. Lather in some baby oil, keeping that skin moist and relax.
Don't buy a card, make one from scratch. Write a bunch of sincere, cute/sexy notes all over the house in post-it. Find a recipe off line and try something new or dessert. Be the chef go off in that kitchen and create that 5 star experience even if just for you. You deserve it.
If you do all thee above on the regular for yourself or your spouse. Go to that restaurant you’ve been dying to go to (you’ll be spending maybe more than usual for this Hallmark holiday) but it will be worth it. And if all else fails hit the spa (eden spa - great for couples massages) and grab a bite at some of these spots — Tabaré, Print, Aqua Santa, The Smith, Le turtle. Feeling a bit adventurous? try indoor skydiving, go-carting, even museums have some fly events for special occasions, take a class for the heart (zumba, soul cycle, 305 fitness, tai-chi etc.). Don't put a limit on the possibilities of having a bomb day/night with yourself/beau. You don't need to break the bank to have a good time.
Every encounter of love should always be different. The experience of love and romance should never be an act of convincing someone but that of an anticipated suspense and bliss. -Alex Flores(my dad)
Wishing you guys a dope week and as always lots of love and bubbly. Slip slow and enjoy chocolate