by Olivia Raiff
Best holiday in February? Galentine’s Day obviously! And don’t worry, we’ve got all the right places for you and your gal pals to spend some fun quality time together on February, 13. Forget the boys for the day and hit the town this year on the day that reminds us that romantic love isn’t the only love that deserves recognition. Grab your platonic girlies and enjoy your day of, in the words of the Galentine’s Founder Leslie Knope, “Ladies celebrating ladies!”
Village Health Club and Spa
Want quality girl time but also in desperate need of some serious R&R? Get pampered with your gals at the Spa at the Village. With three locations around the valley, Gainey Village, DC Ranch, and Camelback, you are sure to find the perfect spot to relax and savor everything the Village Spa has to offer. They have a host of spa treatments, fitness classes, and mini- treatments that you and your girls can enjoy together like polish changes, neck and shoulder massages, a quick brow and lip wax, acupuncture, cryo/heated face masks and more. While you’re there, take a moment to browse through visiting spa vendors and sip glasses of complimentary champagne! Make your rezzie’s and call through villageclubs.com.
Pop into the Quarter for their second annual Galentine’s Day Sip ‘n Shop from 5:30p – 8:30p on February 13. The free event will take place outside in The Quad as an extension of Zinburger’s patio and will feature a book signing by Family Style cookbook author, Brandi Chang. The first 150 guests will receive free entry into Candytopia, a signed copy of the Family Style cookbook, a glass of wine, a succulent craft and a swag bag full of Scottsdale Quarter goodies. Special offers, discounts, and complimentary services from Scottsdale Quarter retailers include Beach Bunny Swimwear, Sephora, lululemon, Albion Fit, Kendra Scott, Vineyard Vines, Planet Blue, Warby Parker, The Lash Lounge, Galicia, Candle Chemistry, Bubble Bee, Mixt and more. Visit scottsdalequarter.com or call (480) 270-8123 for all the deets.
Board & Brush – Creative Studio
Get artsy with this DIY wood sign workshop that was created with the goal of being a perfect “Girl’s Night Out” experience in mind. All of the materials and personal instruction is provided, no one needs to be a master artist to walk away with a beautiful piece of artwork at Board & Brush. They will pour you and your girls a glass of wine (and maybe more) and walk through the entire fun process of creating a DIY custom wood sign for your home, or maybe even a Valentine’s present? We’re here for some multitasking. Reserve your group’s spot at Board & Brush online at boardandbrush.com/scottsdale.
M3V Nail Bar
They say money can’t buy happiness but a mani/pedi with your girls may just be an exception. M3V nail bar is a sleek and stylish salon with a mission is to create a relaxing and unique experience for you. In addition to gorgeous nails, they have a fully stocked beverage bar full of hot or cold coffee and teas, juices, soft drinks and more importantly a selection of wine, beer, and mimosas! They also keep an array of chocolate for your gals to snack on too and well…can that get any better?? Call them now, and book a full party or just a small group at 480-659-9556 at their High Street location or 480-534-1952 near the Scottsdale Airpark.
Start Galentines of early with brunch at local hotspot Hash Kitchen who boasts menu items such as their featured Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, Instagram-perfect Cereal Shooters, and craft starters like Cannoli Donuts. Open from 7a to 2p, choose one Hash Kitchen’s four spots in the valley and treat your girl group to one of the self-proclaimed “craziest” brunch menus out there. Make a reservation and tell everyone to thank you later at hashkitchen.com.
Purple Rain Pole Fitness
Want to have a fun time trying something a little out of your comfort zone together? Purple Rain Pole Fitness is not only going to give you and your girl group the workout of your lives but also the opportunity to bond over trying something new, have some laughs, and be each other’s personal cheerleaders! Located in Central Phoenix, you can call and register for a class, or even a whole party package, at 602-374-2897.
If you and your gals are feeling adventurous, head downtown to Melinda’s Alley, a speakeasy located a little way into an alley with a ‘hidden’ door guests enter through. This vintage decorated bar I an intriguing spot for cocktail enthusiasts, with a drink menu that is ever-changing depending upon what the mixologist chooses to create for that weekend. Add some mystery and allure to this girl’s night, find out more info on their Facebook page.