“Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
– Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day episode of “Parks and Recreation”
Our favorite holiday in February? Galentine’s Day! We at skirt! like to think we embody the spirit of Galentine’s Day year-round, but we enthusiastically support a day set aside to eat brunch, sip fizzy cocktails and celebrate female friendships – those lasting relationships we couldn’t survive without.
Local Galentine’s Day Specials
Looking for some girlfriends to celebrate with? Here are some of our favorite local businesses that are offering Galentine’s Day specials:
Join Artist & Craftsman Supply Charleston for a Galentine’s Day crafting party. Free. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, 4 Vanderhorst St.
Create a garden-style arrangement with Roadside Blooms. Instruction, your choice of petite vintage compote container and a selection of seasonal American-grown blooms are provided. Light snacks will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring your own bubbly (glassware is provided). Tickets are $55. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Roadside Blooms, 4824 Chateau Ave., North Charleston
Learn how to decorate cookies and enjoy light bites and drinks with Bullfish Cookie Co. at Cannonborough Collective. You’ll go home with six decorated sugar cookies. $50. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Cannonborough Collective, 185 A S. Philip St.
Paint the fiercest and most independent of plants, the cactus. Redux artist Julia Deckman will teach this workshop, giving tips and demonstrations so that you can take home your own “Prickly B!tch” cactus painting. Tickets are $75. Chocolate and wine included. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Redux, 1056 King St.
At MylkBar Eco Nails and Beauty at 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd., if you book a group of three of more women for mani-pedi combos, you’ll receive a triple upgrade, including salt detox soak, lavender oil and luxury polish. Mention the word “Galentine” when you book to get the upgrade. Hurry! The promotion expires Feb. 14.
Celebrate Love & Friendship at Charmed Beauty & Gifts on Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. for their Valentine Wine Down ❤️ Everyone leaves with a Sweet Valentine to share or keep for yourself!
All About Brunch
Galentine’s Day is all about brunch. Here are two new places to check out with your girlfriends. And both have female chefs in the kitchen!
The Getaway, the new Latin American and Caribbean-inspired restaurant by Top Chef alum and former Warehouse chef Emily Hahn, offers Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu rotates weekly, but The Getaway recently offered fried chicken and coconut waffles with sweet and spicy papaya honey and a Caribbean crunch bowl with coconut and chia seed custard, house granola and tropical fruit. Or, for savory brunch fans, there’s crab-stuffed avocado. 541 King St.
Instagram-worthy Basic Kitchen offers brunch 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. They offer have 9-grain pancakes with fruit, nut butter, and whipped coconut, and, of course, avocado toast. 82 Wentworth St.
Nothing beats a #GirlSquad ~ grab your best Galentines and celebrate in style, around the Chef’s Table at Cannon Green. Toast your besties with a glass of bubbly (or two) and our 4-course Chef’s Table menu. The official Galentine’s Day is February 13th, but we think it’s ok to celebrate our best gals any time.