“What’s Galentine’s Day?” Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) asks in the second season of the NBC show “Parks and Recreation.” “It’s only the best day of the year. Every Feb. 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”
Galentine’s Day has since become commonplace in many friend groups. So, this February, gather your closest friends/gal pals and hit the town.
To start the day on a full stomach, head to brunch with your tribe. If you have a small group, try Brown Butter Creperie and Café, 1436 Wealthy St. SE. Its variety of sweet and savory crepes, along with Belgian waffles is sure to hit the spot before your next activity.
Next, help your friends get in touch with their creative side while adding to the relaxation in their home. Wax Poetic Candle Bar, 1423 Lake Drive SE, gives you a chance to mix your own scents or select a premade candle, including scents like Berry White and Down by the Sea.
A few blocks away, your best friends can treat themselves to something new at one of several boutiques and clothing stores on Cherry or Wealthy streets.
By this time, your friends probably are getting hungry again, which is the perfect time to stop for dessert. Le Bon Macaron, 951 Cherry St. SE, is a great choice, offering classic macaron flavors like chocolate, vanilla and coffee, along with creative creations including poppy seed, hibiscus and milk chocolate passion fruit.
If your squad is a bigger party, start your Galentine’s Day at Lucy’s Cafe, 1747 Plainfield Ave. NE, which has plenty of space for larger groups. Indulge in your favorite breakfast classics, including omelets, pancakes and egg scramblers. Lucy’s cares about your vegan or gluten-free friends as well, providing yummy options.
Your group can enjoy the winter season by ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center NW, followed by a relaxing yoga session at one of several yoga studios around town.
End your afternoon with margaritas and tacos at Donkey Taqueria, 665 Wealthy St. SE.