1. ART MUSEUM + FRIENDS
This is one that could as easily work for a Valentine's date idea, but I especially love the idea of going to a local art museum or exhibition with a few of my close girl friends, and grabbing a coffee as well. Maybe it's just me, but studying art seems to be one of the best possible conversation openers, and I love to study it with people who's opinions I respect. Grab a gal pal or two and check out what art is near you. Even if the museum/show is terrible, you'll have a good time with a good friend. :)
2. COFEE + MUM
I so rarely actually get to sit down and have coffee with Mum, but when we do it's always a treat. This one is especially special if you two have a mutual respect of coffee - if not, you do you! Cronuts would be a great alternative.
3. SISTER NIGHT IN
My sisters and I have all varieties of different schedules, so getting us all in the house at one point is a feat. Gather your sisters (or soul sisters!) together for a movie night, nail painting and dessert! My personal favorites are Sherlock, this nail polish from Sally Hansen, and these no-bake cookies. Mmm...
4. THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Nothing like a lot of chatty women with coffee and pastries to make for a good time! One of my favorite ways to get together with people is in the morning, over breakfast (straight up the best part of the day, if I'm honest): call up all your favorite ladies and have one big warm, coffee-sippin, valentine-giving, pastry-tasting, Galentine's Day celebration.
5. SHOPPING + LUNCH
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself! I love to clean out and get rid of things at the beginning of the year (as you well know) but by Valentine's Day I'm about ready to fill in the cracks and try some new stuff! Get a new lipstick, try some fancy chocolate or experiment with finding your perfect fragrance. Scour libraries and book shops and breathe in the smell of ink and paper, or burrow your nose in a new piece of literature for the afternoon. And when you're all pampered up, meet up with a friend for lunch! Or have lunch with yourself (and people watch because that is my favorite) because you, my friend, are beautiful.
Happy Galentine's Day ladies! Xx