If for whatever reason you don't have a date for Valentine's Day this year, or you simply prefer spending it with your gal pals, be sure to enjoy the day and celebrate love, in style!
Read on to see my tips on making the most out of Galentine's Day.
The Perfect Place and Time
Maybe you or one of your girlfriends is trying to balance the day out with her special someone and her girlfriends. So consider planning a lunch date or meet for drinks during "happy hour" before you dash off to dinner! You will likely get better photos during the day, anyway!
Some of my recent favorite cafes and lunch spots include the pretty While We Were Young, Cafe Colette in Brooklyn, Old Rose in the Jane Hotel, French-Brazillian Restaurant Brigitte and more. If you decide to meet up for drinks, check out New Orlean's style bar 1803, or Plunge on the top of Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, where you get a great river sunset view.
Color-Coordinate Your Outfits
Because, why not? I've always been a fan of coordinating outfits with my girlfriends, so on a special occasion like this, it's a must!
Since the theme is Valentine's Day, the easiest choice is to go for something red or pink. Spice it up with a choice of texture, too, like lace, silk, leather or velvet. And if all that is just too stressful for everyone or perhaps complicated, just go for all black! You can't go wrong with that. Well, you might show up looking like a girl gang... but that's kind of cool in its own way too, right?
Be Grateful and Live the Moment
Nothing is more important than you being you, sharing laughter and simply having a good time with great company! Be thankful for having wonderful friends in your lives because we often forget to do so. Be sure to give your girlfriends lots of hugs and kisses!
Thank you for reading!
P.S. Special shout out to my "sisters" who are scattered all over the world: love you guys to the moon and back!
Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.
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