Galentine’s Day is a time to honor the pact between girlfriends. While you can do whatever you want to mark the holiday, from hosting an old-fashioned slumber party to jet-setting to the Maldives, celebrating in Boulder keeps things simple and convenient. It also gives a much-needed boost to the local economy.
Of course, staying local doesn’t mean skimping on choice. Boulder has many things to do and places to go, including these spectacular spots:
Art + Soul
Art + Soul sells a variety of fine art, fiber art, jewelry, and novelty gifts. Stop in with your gal pals to peruse a diverse selection of hand-painted yarn, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, or take in the latest art show. You will also discover candles, tote bags, crystal straws, jewelry-cleaning pens, and coasters decorated with song lyrics (for the person who has everything).
They have set business hours but check ahead as staffing shortages have led to some sudden closures. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment to get the personal attention you deserve.
Cedar & Hyde
Cedar & Hyde is a high-end boutique complete with eclectic and offbeat choices. You can browse and buy everything from homewares, fragrances, and clothes to jewelry, soaps, textiles, and stationery. Products are curated from new and resourced materials and range from practical to opulent. In other words, there’s something for everyone in your social circle.
Piece, Love & Chocolate
Stop by Piece, Love & Chocolate for an assortment of chocolate-related activities. Shop for treats, take a class on making eclairs, creampuffs, macarons, lava cake, mousse, and more, or relax in the cafe. Enjoy some downtime with cookies, pastries, tortes, truffles, and gourmet chocolate bars. Remember, cocoa has antioxidants; ergo, chocolate is healthy.
Jones + CO
Jones + CO brands itself as a modern mercantile that connects customers with creators, selling products that tell a story. Handcrafted brands and new arrivals show up each week and everything is handpicked to assure craftsmanship and quality. Peruse the plethora of ceramics, candles, incense, jewelry, beauty and wellness products, apparel, kitchen goods, planters, and more.
St Julien Hotel & Spa
The Spa at St Julien offers massage services, a full salon, an inner-relaxation lounge, a retail boutique, and a variety of treatments handmade with herbs from the hotel’s garden. Start there before heading to the T-Zero Lounge in the lobby for happy hour (occurring daily 4-6pm). Sip on signature martinis, an extensive wine list, and drinks made with Colorado spirits.
If you want to turn your Galentine’s Day into a Galentine’s Stay, consider booking a room for a night or two.
Galentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the power of sisterhood, both the sisters we’re given and those we choose. Head to any of the above locations to support local businesses and each other in the process.