Top 5 places to celebrate with your galentines in South Florida

February 14 is known as being for lovers, but what about the day before?

Have you ever heard of galentine’s day? If you have, then you know what I’m talking about, but if not, you’re in for a treat. Galentine’s is a day to celebrate love and appreciation for your girlfriends instead of lovers. It is a celebration for both single ladies and ladies in a relationship. It’s a wholesome celebration that unites women to celebrate their relationships with one another. Galentines can be celebrated any day and any time with the girls. South Florida is ready to help you show some appreciation every day of the week, all year around!

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. -Jean De La Fontaine
A peak of the shopping stores at Aventura mall. (Photo by by Vanessa Garcia)

Shopping at Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, FL 33180
305-935-1110

Who’s in the mood for shopping? You are or, at least, I hope you are! Aventura Mall is the mall for you, consisting of upscale shops such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Steve Madden, Burberry, Michael Kors, etc. It is home to four department stores, 300+ boutiques, and well-known shops. Valentine’s day, or any other day, would not be the same without shopping. Ladies, if you want something fuzzy and cozy, Victoria’s Secret limited edition blankets are on sale for $35. That’s not the only hot sale, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics limited edition self-care sets are on sale. The highest price for this set is $60.95. The mall has offers that will have you and your girlfriend’s shopping until your pockets hurt. You will not regret spending all your money on matching accessories, self-care products, and clothing!
Famous breakfast dishes “Carbonara” and “Rose Petal Pancakes” along with cheesy hash browns. (Photo by Vanessa Garcia)

Little Hen

Midtown-

3451 NE 1st Ave Suite 100/102,
Miami, FL 33137
305-677-0584

Weston-

4579 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
954-626-0855

This brunch location caters to your taste buds and Instagram feed! The chic and modern decor makes every corner a photo opportunity and every bite a little piece of heaven. With dishes from healthy breakfast options to mouth-watering burgers, the Little Hen has a dish for all. One of their signature dishes would be the “Rose Petal Pancakes”. This $18 dish consists of three fluffy, rose-colored, pancakes accompanied with its own “rose water infused syrup”. Price per plate ranges from $10 to $26. A visit to this gem in Miami will definitely leave you dreaming of their food for a few days. Good thing they are open seven days a week! Walk-ins are welcome on weekdays but weekends are reservations only so make sure to reserve a table. Aside from the original location at Weston, The Little Hen is planning to bring its unique dishes and ambiance to Houston and Boston this year!

The entrance to Plugin. (Photo by Vanessa Garcia)

PlugIn Karaoke

801 Silks Run Suite 2597,
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
1-844-4-PLUGIN
(844) 475-8446

This location is ready for you to belt out those vocals while singing along to your favorite Whitney Houston song. This place is inspired by East Asia’s karaoke culture. Plugin Karaoke gives you and your friends a private room with adjustable lights and audio. The venue consists of 18 private rooms that range from intimate parties to broad events. The business has been so successful that today the Plugin group owns seven karaoke clubs; one in the U.S. and seven in Israel. Options for food and drink prices range from $5 to $28. Different packages, ranging from $35 to $74, are available depending on the time of day you visit. Walk-ins are accepted but try to book a reservation in advance to avoid any possible delays or wait times. Ladies, don’t waste any time and book a room a week before the outing. They are open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.

A charcuterie board consisting of crackers, fresh fruits and salami with cheese. Along with two glasses of wine and a bouquet of flowers. (Photo by Janetssy Lugo)

A Picnic at Surfside Beach

200 block of 95th street,
Surfside, FL 33154

Feeling beachy and hungry, why not have it all in one? Surfside Beach is known for its private and relaxing environment. It’s a perfect place to have a picnic with your girlfriends. The must-have essentials are a blanket, speaker, towels, fresh fruits, crackers, salami with cheese, chicken tenders, wine and you can’t forget some desert. Get ready to soak up some sun, water and wind. The best of all is that there is meter parking available right across the street where you can also use the pay by phone app to pay. Although there are many parking lots at the beach, the one closer to this address is highly recommended. If you love sightseeing with your girlfriends, it is the ideal place to enjoy the views of Miami’s blue sky and well-known tall buildings. Satisfying all your five senses: touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight.

The reception at D’EAU. (Photo by Vanessa Garcia)

D’eau Wellness Spa

1778 San Souci Blvd,
North Miami, FL 33181
786-312-6646

This spa has it all! The services provided include facials, body contouring, massages, manicures, pedicures, makeup, permanent makeup, eyebrows, eyelashes, and fillers facials. The modern decor and serene ambiance come from its original, and only other, location in Argentina. All of the products used are natural and environmentally friendly. Every month there is a different promotion. D’eau Spa is closed on Sundays, but will be opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Valentine’s day. A special sale includes different bundles for massages and pedicures. Champagne, chocolate and roses are included in these bundles, which range from $200 to $450. You can extend galentine’s day by relaxing and unwinding at this place instead of wasting time on that other holiday!

Vanessa Garcia is currently a student at FIU majoring in digital broadcasting. Her hobbies include singing, making videos, reading, and watching kdramas. She aspires to become an entertainment host/personality for Enews or Clevver in Los Angeles.

Janetssy Lugo is a student at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism. She loves reading, baking and listening to Bad Bunny. Working at a radio station is one of her goals as well as traveling the world.