Valentine’s Day can be a drag for single folks, but it certainly doesn’t have to be—especially with the formal recognition of a new holiday: Galentine’s Day. Born out of the quirky sitcom Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a term and holiday coined by the show’s main character, Leslie Knope, a passionate city employee in the ﬁctional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Introduced in a 2010 episode, the holiday quickly took hold across the country. American women have found a way to celebrate the unique nature of female friendships by comandeering a holiday once exclusively meant for romantic love. Celebrated on February 13, Galentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to forego the traditional dinner date with your partner. It simply means there is an excuse to celebrate more. Local businesses have caught on to the new tradition, too. So gather up 46 LONGMONT MAGAZINE
your gals and plan the ultimate party for February 13—no boys allowed.
Start with a glimpse into your future Regardless of where you stand in your romantic life, a little glimpse
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into your future can be exciting. Dori Spence is a Longmont local with over 40 years of experience as a professional psychic/medium. She can provide personal readings in an individual or group setting, or you can even visit her in one of her ofﬁce locations. Spence can provide you with an overview of coming changes in your life, including changes to existing relationships or the arrival of new ones. Her guidance can put you and the girls in the mindset for a wonderful future—including the great Galentine’s Day you have planned for the rest of the day. For more information or to contact Spence, visit lifeworksconsultants. com.
What’s a good girl’s day without a massage? Blooming Massage is offering a Galentine’s Day Spa Package for $95, which includes a 60-minute therapeutic or deep tissue massage, a January/February 2019