Love comes in many forms and it’s not always the romantic kind. So if you are one of the many women who rolls their eyes at the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day, give ‘Galentine’s’ Day a try.
Galentines Day is a day dedicated to showing your best friends how much you love them - or at least it gives everyone an excuse to get together and celebrate each other. Sydney is a great city for celebrating Galentine’s Day because of the diversity in experiences and atmospheres you can enjoy. Here is our top batch of inspiration for Galentine’s Day in Sydney.
Make date night a gals’ night! Head to Jacoby’s in Enmore and split a festive fishbowl cocktail with enough straws for your group. It won’t be long until everyone lets loose!
Or have a civilised afternoon on the weekend before or after Valentine’s by packing a picnic and taking it to Wendy’s Secret Garden in Lavender Bay. This perfectly-manicured garden is tucked away in front of the Harbour. There are plenty of quaint chairs and picnic tables, but we encourage bringing a blanket to stake out real estate on the grass.
For an active day
Friends who stay active together stay together. Gather your gaggle of gals and take to the well-worn paths on the Hermitage Foreshore Track, Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, or within the Royal National Park. A bit of fresh air and unconditional friend love can be the best medicine for anyone who needs a bit of a pick-me-up around this time of year.
Another route to explore is a new workout at a boutique fitness studio. You may have done yoga, but have you tried aerial yoga? Give it a whirl with the support of your gal pals at Surry Hills’ Sky-lab. Or strap your feet into a spin bike in the CBD or Manly at Scenic Cycle for a ride (virtually) all over the globe!
For a relaxing day
In classic ‘gals day’ style, embrace a pampering session. It’s a sure-fire way to make sure everyone feels attended to and rejuvenated. Woolhara’s Maya Medispa has a variety of packages that focus on any and all body/mind/spirit needs, from replenishing to simply relaxing. Bath Houses has locations in Balmain, Glebe and Newtown, and it welcomes groups to their bath house experience, as well as body treatments and acupuncture.
For a unique experience
Have you ever dined in the dark? Pitch Black is a total sensory blast; diners sit down to dinner in total darkness, allowing everyone to focus on the flavour and overall experiencing of eating. Since this dinner requires tickets to book, it is perfect for ensuring all invitees are committed to celebrating.