Sure, Valentine’s Day is about romance, but let’s not forget about some of the most important people in our lives – our BFFs! These gals have been around for everything, so round them up for a special Galentine’s Day activity to celebrate each other. No guys allowed!
Girls’ Day at Drybar
Have dinner and bar plans lined up for GNO? Stop by Drybar with your group for a glam look before hitting the town. Whether you’re looking for an effortless beach hair look or a lot of volume, Drybar has you covered with 10 styles to choose from. Click here to see locations in DFW and to set up an appointment.
On-demand massages in the comfort of your home
Get a massage without leaving your house! Soothe, an on-demand massage company, sends a professional masseuse straight to your home. You can even book an appointment in as little as an hour (check out their app or website). which is exactly what I did after a hard day at work last week. The therapists bring all the equipment, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. Have a playlist ready to go, or you can ask the therapist to play your choice of music.
Soothe offers four types of massages: Swedish, deep-tissue, pre-natal and sport, which you can book for 60 minutes ($99), 90 minutes ($139) or 120 minutes ($169). Payment is taken in advance as your make an appointment, and tip is included. So get ready for some relaxing oooos and ahhhs because you and the gals deserve some pampering!
Enjoy a royal battle at Medieval Times
As a favorite pastime for many, Medieval Times in Dallas is a popular destination for any type of party. This Galentine’s Day, enjoy dinner and a live show of hunky knights battling it out for the royal king. The interactive show lasts two hours and is filled with non-stop entertainment. Book your tickets soon because the shows will sell out!
Lace up your sneakers for a fun run
Kick off an early Galentine’s Day celebration with the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K on February 4. Enjoy a fun run with your gals and other chocolate aficionados around Dallas, with start and finish lines at Fair Park. Register here.
Enjoy a sweet and savory bus ride around town presented by Dallas By Chocolate. The sightseeing tours include food, wine, chocolate to places like the Bishop Arts District, Uptown and downtown Dallas, the Dallas Farmers Market, Deep Ellum, Fort Worth and more. Several rides take place throughout February including the champagne and chocolate tour. Click here to see the full list.
Get cookin’ with Sur La Table
Sur La Table, with locations in Dallas, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth, offers cooking classes that make for a fun group or date outing. It doesn’t matter if you’re expert cook in the kitchen or a beginner. You’ll leave with some cooking tips and skills that can be applied at home, and best of all, your group will get to eat all the yummy food you whip up. Take a look at the calendar, and classes are offered almost daily. February classes include: Cooking with Wine and Cheese, Valentine’s Day Macarons, Handmade Chocolate Treats and lots more.
R&R at Spa Castle
Spend the afternoon at Spa Castle in Carrollton for the ultimate R&R experience. Admission comes with access to the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy spa pools, baths, lounge areas and fitness center. (Food, beverages, massages and other treatments are extra.) Grab tickets in advance or at the door: $35/weekdays per person and $45 on the weekends.
See the flick that inspired La La Land
In honor of the most romantic day of the year, Texas Theatre in Dallas brings you the movie that inspired LaLaLand – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg! Click here to see the trailer and to purchase tickets.
Synopsis: Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a beautiful young Frenchwoman who works at a small-town boutique selling umbrellas, falls for dashing mechanic Guy (Nino Castelnuovo). Their brief romance is interrupted when Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War. Though pregnant by Guy, Geneviève marries an older businessman, Roland (Marc Michel), and begins to move on with her life. Throughout the musical film, all the characters’ dialogue is conveyed through song.
See a play from Dallas Summer Musicals
Love the theatre? Dallas Summer Musicals has two shows your squad would love to see!
Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are co-presenting the artistic romantic masterpiece, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Music Hall at Fair Park, January 31 – February 12, 2017. This lavish new classic will then head over to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall, February 14-19, 2017. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and anindomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, starting at $25, are now on sale at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Coming up next at Fair Park is STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Dallas after six years for a one week limited engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 14-19, 2017. Single tickets for STOMP, starting at $15, are now on sale at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Catch a fashion show
Here’s an excuse to get dressy! Wear your favorite nightlife outfit and head to The Pin Show, taking place Saturday, Feb. 18 at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. The Pin Show is the city’s premier independent fashion show, and see styles from 31 designers this year. From seasoned designers to upcoming names, this is one runway event not to miss!
Tickets to The Pin Show cost $28 to $103. For tickets and more information, please visit www.thepinshow.com.