Monday, February 13, 2017

how to celebrate galentine's day!

what is galentine's day?
a day dedicated to quality time with your favorite girlfriends!
grab your girl tribe, wear all pink, and enjoy chocolate, ice cream and
other delicious treats. it's the perfect excuse to indulge a bit
and celebrate your friendship. 
not sure how to celebrate? 
i rounded up a list of my top (local) galentine's activities and destinations -
simply grab your gal pal(s), party shoes and keep reading!

for brunch:
jenn from hello rigby, julia from style and cheek and i 
met for brunch at pomegranate bistro, located in redmond.
their coffee and eggs benedict are delicious! i also love
the wood fire breakfast pizza.
and don't forget to grab a macaroon on your way out the door!

other brunching favorites? tillikum place cafe in seattle 
and red twig bakery and cafe in edmonds are equally tasty!

looking for smoothies and green juice:
looking something on the healthier-side?
freshly squeezed juices are the perfect accompaniment
 to a neighborhood walk while catching up with your 
girlfriends! i frequent assembly hall and jujubeet.
the 'crouching spinach hidden parsley'
from assembly hall has quickly become a juice i crave
(made with strawberries, spinach, pineapple, beets and parsley).
for dessert:
jenn and i may or may not be be biased, but molly moon's ice cream
is always at the top of our list! the stupmtown coffee, 
salted caramel and cookie dough flavors
are sure to put a smile on your face.
the handmade waffle cones come highly recommended by us, too!

not in the mood for ice cream?
and cupcake royale in queen anne or ballard are
other favorite dessert destinations!

for shopping:
if you're looking for an adorable boutique experience, 
lika love, located in west seattle and madison park,
is sure to be enjoyable! shop owner, malika, carries
gorgeous accessories, fun prints,  and of course, all the jewelry
a girl could want (and more!).

if you're a thriftaholic like me,
the new goodwill in redmond is a must-visit.
i went a week after the store opened, and i may or may not
have spent two hours inside (i had to look at and try on everything!).
i brought home like-new dolce vita wedges and the animal 
print flats i'm wearing here.

additionally, the winter clearance is still on 
at zara (my skirt was $15!), and many of the dresses,
sweaters, and handbags are priced at less than $20!
photos by jenn from hello rigby

sweater: nordstrom rack, turtle neck: j.crew (exact here),
sneakers: new balance (similar here), metallic skirt: zara (similar here),
purse: tj maxx, ring: forever 21

and of course, every galentine's celebration requires a festive outfit. 
this romantic, lace blouse or this moto-style pink skirt 
are perfect for any occasion!

jenn and i arrived at brunch in metallic skirts
 and matching hues of pink. be sure to see her full post and 
outfit details here.
happy galentine's day!
xoxo.