Stay Indoors and Have a Virtual Galentine’s Day Party
If you haven’t seen the TikTok trends of baking a minimalist cake or a heart shaped pizza, then get on it! You and your gal pals can have a virtual dinner, make SPIKED loco hot cocoa, and play your own G-Day versions of charades. Galentine’s day is about sharing positivity and empowering each other, so talk about your ambitions and enjoy each other’s company.
Really want to see your friends in person? Take a Covid test and social distance.
Have a Socially Distant a Night Out
Some restaurants in Atlanta are still hosting socially distant dinners this Valentine’s Day. I always find upscale Latin American, Italian, and Persian cuisines to be more intimate and romantic. Here are some businesses that are making dates a little more interesting this Valentine’s Day:
Want an upscale heart shaped pizza? Antico serves up heart shaped pizzas exclusively on Valentine’s Day! I ate a heart-shaped pizza at Antico with of my girl friends on Galentine’s Day 2020, and we had such a blast! We BYOB’d Rosé and enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant.
Have an intimate evening over Persian crispy rice and handcrafted cocktails. I LOVE to order Delbar’s Chinjeh kebab(steak sirloin pieces) paired with the Adas Polo (raisin and lentil rice). So good and will keep you full!
Forza Storico will be open on Valentine’s Day and is serving up HEART SHAPED PASTA infused with beet, nutmeg, ricotta, and grana. I usually go to Forza for their Sugo di Coda (oxtail pasta) and Cacio e Pepe, which are top tier in my opinion. But heart shaped pasta? That’s a Sunday I would not want to miss!
Pantera Negra is an Afro-Latina Pop-Up in Atlanta! This Valentine’s Day the pop- up is accepting pre-orders for Valentine’s Day dinner kits! These kits include a 3-course dinner for two, wine pairing suggestions, and a special curated Spotify playlist (to set the mood iykwim) all for just $75. To preorder, DM @PANTERANEGRA.ATL on Instagram with your name, number, and any additional questions.
Send your Loved One a Care package
Don’t live near your loved one? Maybe you’re not comfortable seeing your loved one because the state of the world? Let your loved one know that they’re on your mind with a little something special. Perhaps an Edible Arrangement or Tiff’s Treats? A bouquet of flowers from Urban Stems? or a personalized care package?
Here are some of my personal favorites to contribute to a unisex care package:
‘Jentl’s Original Whipped Body Butter is so soft and creamy, and I love the way it feels on my skin. Created by a fellow GSU alumni, this black- woman -owned business hand makes every single batch of whipped body butter that contains only 4 ingredients that you can actually understand.
Candles EXCLUSIVELY from Target
Don’t get me wrong, I love a Bath & Body Works candle, but there are some scents that I can only get at Target and I swear by them.
My favorite scents are Jasmine Bouquet and Cardamon Vetiver. These are the perfect year-round scents that just keep me so calm and relaxed throughout the day. The Jasmine Bouquet pillar candle burns so slowly and melts in its own shape! So if you’re loved one prefers an aesthetic candle that smells floral, this one is for him/her/they! The Cardamom Vetiver is on the citrus-y side, but combines with the mild tones of cardamom, it almost smells like a light vanilla. 10/10, get both!
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm
I swear by Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm and you should too! I’ve been using it since 2016 and it does wonders! My lips are always hydrated and remain soft all day long. Smith’s also offers different options of salve such as Minted Rose, Rose & Mandarin, Tropical Ambrosia, Menthol & Eucalyptus, and Strawberry.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is so smooth and light for the face. I have normal skin, and I specifically use this moisturizer in the colder months because it keeps my skin hydrated without the oily appearance. Also, it’s very reasonably priced and a little bit goes a long way.
Whether you like a matte finish (fellas) or a glowy finish (ladies), Supergoop’s Glow Screen is AMAZING!!! My sister put me on to this product, and it is literally my go-to facial sunscreen. Just put a little on your face and no one will stop looking at you! Everyone will wonder “Why does that person’s skin look so damn good?!” I swear, I get compliments every time I wear it. You are never too old to start taking care of your skin and with Supergoop’s clean beauty, it’s the best way to start! Your loved one will LOVE you even more.
Complete your care package with some candy and a sweet note, then send that baby out. With these quality products, your loved one will be so pleased and grateful to have you in their life!
Let me know what you decide on getting your loved one in the comments below? Have you used any of these products before? I’d love to hear about your thoughts!
Until next time,
The Spicy Savor