BE MINE, GALENTINE

It’s possible that chocolates, flowers, and fancy dinners with your significant other are totally your thing – but if you’ve ever found yourself dreaming about a holiday that solely celebrates you and your girlfriends, Galentine’s Day is something you should you should be celebrating.

What is Galentine’s Day, you ask? Well – duh it’s the best day of the year.

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Still a little confused? Galentine’s Day is a holiday Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Basically, it’s like Valentine’s Day, only instead of celebrating the love you have for your significant other, you spend it with your girlfriends, who after all deserve a holiday all to themselves too.

This Friday we are celebrating a little early with our girlfriends. We are off to have dinner and watch Fifty Shades Darker – ya we aren’t afraid to admit it.


Galentine Ideas:

Shopping Trip!

Photoshoot!

Movie date!

Galentine’s Gift Exchange!

Get Your Nails Did!


Here is a photo-shoot with our besties, celebrating our friendship and some local #girlbosses.gals6gals5gals3gals2gals8gals7

Jewellery – My Vintage Retreat

Photographer – Willow Lamoureux Photography

Tea Set – Deux à Deux

Floral Crowns – Blumenstudio

MUA – The Art of Beauty by Tammy

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Bestie Gift Guide

Besties.

We all have at least one or are lucky to have a few. They have been with us through thick and think with you. Shared our laughter, silliness, cries and the dark times. They truly know and understand us on a level many will never get to experience.

When it comes to getting your bestie(s) a gift you want it to be perfect and a true reflection of their interests and your love for them.

Finding the perfect gift can also take a lot of time (and money) – We’ve gathered some majorly legit gift ideas that will leave your bestie speechless.


 

MatchingJewelleryWhat better way to make your bestie-ship official then adorable matching necklaces? JV Studios, local to Ottawa, has crafted this beauty with a personalized braille message ” Best Bitches“.

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SucculentsShare your green thumb with your bestie with some adorable mini-succulents from the amazing Blumenstudio.

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SunglassesCheck out the  Adele sunnies from Polette (we’re obsessed with this site) and buy a different colour for each of you (Golden-Metal and Blue-Metal shown below). Polette has a great selection of sunnies at great prices!

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MugTeacupArtRuss on Etsy has some hella cute mugs. We fell in love with these matching mugs. Can you tell we’re huge fans of F.R.I.E.N.D.S?

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TreatsWe love treats and when we can share them and nom out we do! A favourite place of ours to hit up is the Cupcake Lounge. Their XO Box is a great pre-arranged gift idea!

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CandlesThank you for being a friend. If the Golden Girls aren’t relationship goals, I don’t want to know what is. We stumbled upon these totally sick Golden Girls Prayer Candles on Etsy by TheEternalFlame. #amen

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CatStuffBoth of our current obsession are Pins and Patches. We also share a deep love for kitties. One of our favourite local stores, Victoire, is carrying a too-cute for words “Feline Fine” patch by Bruised Tongue. And did we mention it’s only $7!!

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MatchingTeesGirl Power – nothing exudes this more than Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts. We just had to put this amazing “Fight Like A Girl” Baseball Tee by TheRaesPrints from Etsy on our list.

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AlcoholCraft Beer is amazing. It’s taking every city by storm! We both love Ottawa’s selection and love that you can now get a Beer Growlers (pictured below). You make a deposit and can have one of these bad boys filled. Cheers to your bestie!

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ColouringBooksAdult Colouring books are super popular right now and really great to help relieve stress.  Treat them to the new Ottawa in Colour – Colouring book!

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ManiPediTreat Yo’Self! What’s more perfect than pampering yourself? Bringing your bestie along! Nothing makes you feel fresher than a Mani/Pedi from The Ten Spot.

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CameraA picture can say a thousand words and record moments forever. We both have FujiFilm Instax Mini 8‘s and love them! You can buy them at Urban Outfitters and get different Polaroid photo paper. Say Cheese!!

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ConcertTicketsLaughter is the best form of therapy. Treat your bestie to some concert tickets. The hilarious Amy Schumer is on tour and heading to Ottawa November 10th!

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MatchingTattoosWhat better idea than BFF tattoos? Last summer on Lacey’s birthday we got our friend Sarah to join in and we all got tattoos (Lacey: A Sailboat / Kay: Jupiter Symbol / Sarah: Deathly Hallows Symbol). Need more inspiration? Click here.

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VinylRecordPlayerThis is one of our more pricey picks, but a perfect gift for the music loving friend! You can find the Ion Photon Vinyl Record Player at Urban Outfitters.

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XO,

-Country meet City