Hello my fair ladies! Galentine's Day is upon us (February 7) and some of y'all still don't have plans! No worries; I'm here to make it easier for you! I've got your perfect Galentine's Day broken down into 4 categories: Pamper, Experiences, Drink & Dine, and Party! As you may know, I'm big on supporting local, so my list does include local, female-owned, and small businesses. Some of these recommendations fit more than one of those categories.
Let's get to it!
Everyone loves a good spa day, so I've picked 3 separate entities that would be a great option to kick off your Galentine's Day with!
POSH NAIL SPA:
Located at 3501 McKinney, this is THE SPOT in Uptown to get your nails done. Am I biased? Yes, but it's also my resident Mani/Pedi place in Dallas (Thanks for the rec, Julie Hemsky!). Posh has a great atmosphere and fantastic services, along with the ability to drink during your Mani/Pedi. Talk about full zen.
Face Haus, pronounced 'Face House', has TWO Dallas locations!! The first location is at 6025 Royal Lane, and the newest location resides in West Village at 3699 McKinney Ave. Face Haus specializes in facials and making 'Facials for the People'. There are several different options for types of facials and add ons, making it an affordable, yet also customizable option for your Galentine's pampering.
This is where you can literally get it all done and dusted in one go round. Take the day with your Girl Gang to realign and be fawned over by a top notch staff at Haitus. This is the more expensive of options, as it does include so many wonderful services and amenities, but it is oh so worth the price! There is a Dallas and Plano location. The Dallas location is at 5560 W Lovers Ln and the Plano location is at 6101 Chapel Hill Blvd.
COOKIE DECORATING & CHAMPAGNE AT SIFT + POUR:
The cutest bakery in Victory Park is selling tickets for their cookie decorating and bubbly Galentine's Day event! You can find Sift + Pour at 2401 Victory Park Ln. They have one of the most instagrammable neon's in Victory Park, as well as the sweetest treats in VP. Sift + Pour's late hours allow for them to cater to the sweet-toothed night crowd (which, yes, is me).
Space is limited for this event, and I honestly expect it to sell out crazy fast, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP! You can buy them HERE
CANDLE POURING AT PADDYWAX:
Instead of browsing the shelves at TJ MAXX, HomeGoods, and Target for your candles, why not pour your own? Get your group of gals together and book a candle pouring workshop at this studio in Deep Ellum! You can find the Paddywax storefront at 2649 Main St.
PRIVATE PARTY AT KISSED STUDIO:
Allie Drake designed the PERFECT spray tan studio in Dallas, from the studio itself to the services offered. It's beyond aesthetically pleasing, and I've never heard a negative thing from ANY customer about ANY service since Kissed opened. The spray tans are customizable to the person, and quite literally every spray tan client photo they post or get tagged in looks FLAWLESS. So, why not book your own in studio private party?
Kissed Studio is located at the storefront of SkyHouse at 2320 N Houston St. I have no doubt that their availability for these private parties will fill up between Galentine's and Valentine's so make sure you inquire or book ASAP, which you can do HERE
DRINK & DINE:
LEELA'S WINE BAR:
Wine and Women just go together, and they also go together at Leela's Wine Bar. Leela's is the CUTEST wine bar I've ever been to, and as a white sorority girl, that says a lot. It's the perfect spot to Wine down, or Wine up, whichever you're feeling. Leela's will be decked out for the love holiday, and be running both Galentine's and Valentine's specials! Leela's is located at 1914 Greenville Ave!
My love for Mercat is inexplicable. The atmosphere and the food is unreal. The amount of time I spend in Mercat is insane, because it's just that amazing. Any meal, any time of day or night. So good. Words cannot adequately describe how amazing Mercat is. Just go, and thank me later! Mercat Bistro is located in the Harwood District at 2501 N Harwood St.
Moxie's is one of my Dallas staples, and for good reason. Great drinks, great food, and even better people watching. It's a great place to both unwind and let loose. Their margaritas are fantastic, and their Chicken Madeira Rigatoni is *chef's kiss*. I've never had a bad meal or bad night out with my girls at Moxie's. Moxie's Dallas can be found in Crescent Court at 100 Crescent Ct.
There's only one place in Dallas to close out Galentine's Day the right way, and that's at One Sette. If you're looking to raise a little hell with your girls, this is THE Spot to live your best life. Don't believe me? Go and see for yourself! Located at 2614 McKinney Ave, you really can't miss it!
MAKE IT A WEEKEND:
Galentine's is on a Friday this year, which means you have a W H O L E weekend for shenanigans. Why not take a girls trip? From Dallas you can make it a weekend in Austin, you can hit Fredricksburg for the wineries, or you could all pitch in to get a cabin up at Broken Bow! Not into roadies? Use Skyscanner to catch a quick flight out of state for the weekend!
If you're spending your Galentine's at any of my recs, PLEASE use the hashtag #SmileySentMe! That way, I can show some love on your posts! Also feel free to tag me @kyliethesmiley so I can reshare your Galentine's shenanigans on my story! Also, if they ask where you heard of their event or business, make sure you tell them Kylie Austin sent ya!
Peace, Love, and Gal Pals for life!