Valentines Day is almost here and the pressure to celebrate can weigh heavy on singles and couples alike. So this year, we’d like to propose—not in the put-a-ring-on-it sense— that the holiday need not be about romantic love, but love of all kinds: self-love, love of life, and the love that comes from friendship. Galentine’s Day is the perfect way to join in and celebrate your besties and devote a whole day to spending quality time together (single or not!). That’s why we plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, dedicating our waking hours to happy hour, brunch, spas, and fun activities.
We pulled together some of our favorite things to do in New York City to give you a list of fun and affordable ideas, perfect for a Galentines day or night out.
Did someone say Jack’s Wife Freda for Galentine's Day? Jack’s Wife Freda has 3 locations in NYC and is a popular destination for when you are feeling nostalgic and want the ultimate brunch experience. ‘If you were going to give the cuisine a long and unwieldy name, it might be South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine.’Not only does it serve up all the brunch essentials, it’s highly instagramable (we all know you girls love a slow mo syrup pour with glasses of mimosas surrounding). We recommend you try the rose water waffle topped with lebanese yogurt, mixed berries, and honey syrup… and yes it really tastes like roses.
Friends that spa together, stay together. Why not treat yourselves to a relaxing spa day at Vanessa Marc Spa. The spa that famous celebs and victoria secret models are spotted at. You and your bestie can enjoy a range of treatments from hydra facials to hair removal and lymphatic massages. Take some time to unwind and enjoy your time together while catching up on life.
Feel like going on an ethereal journey on Galentine's Day? Rosé Mansion in Midtown Manhattan is where you and your girlfriend's wanna be. Sip rosé wines from across the globe as you wander through 14 rooms (dedicated to pretty in pink design) that celebrate your favorite wine. During this interactive wine tasting experience, you’ll discover a whole new side of Rosé as you learn about the culture, history, and science of this magical pink drink. On February 14-16, Rose Mansion will be having an event called 'Pink Weekend'. The perfect place to get boozy with your friends and have an amazing time. You don't wanna miss out.
Galentine’s Day at Ophelia Lounge NYC, the rooftop cocktail lounge situated at the top of the Beekman Tower, will be hosting a celebration fit for you and your girl squad on Feb 13. Starting at 6:00pm, Ophelia’s Galentine’s Day festivities will include nail art by Art Nail NYC, music by DJ Rubie Lee, and love life predictions from Ophelia’s in-house Tarot Card Reader. On Galentine’s Day only, you and your girls can share large format food and drink options including the Decadence - a three layer cookie cake topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. Lastly, the bar has an impressive cocktail list so sit back and enjoy your time with your girls. Cheers!
Gifts, gifts, and more gifts! Turn the theme on its head with inspiring books by female authors, make up or a cute outfit for your BFF. Also, chocolate—chocolate works for everyone.
We hope you got inspired by our top picks for this years Galentine’s Day in NYC. There are so many fun and exciting places to check out. So enjoy yourselves and have fun. Make sure to tag us @lisbonthelabel…we would love to know if you felt inspired.