On February 14th of every year, candy, flowers and cards are exchanged between loved ones all in the name of Saint Valentine. The truth is the mainstream media has fabricated February 14 as a ‘for lovers only’ day. One more year has gone by and it’s Valentine’s Day again. For most single girls, this is the day to be depressed over not receiving flowers, candy or a date. Why is it that we make such a big deal about one day? On this day, greeting cards become the currency between lovers, friends and even co-workers. Hallmark greeting cards run rampant in the streets and expressions of love are exchanged at a faster rate than transactions on Wall Street. Valentine ‘s Day has become so commercialized that most single gals just want to climb under a rock until February 15. I say enough is enough. ‘Singles Awareness Day’ or Valentine’s day should be about love in general. We should be advocating not just sentimental love between lovers but self love, motherly love, brotherly love and whatever love you can think of. Single Glamour Girls should rejoice in the fact that they are a year wiser, more self aware, more stylish, have more freedom to do anything and everything.
In the spirit of self love, I, GG, will give you some great reasons to celebrate St. Valentine’s day on your own terms. Instead of sitting around groaning over lost loves or the lack there of, why not have a girls dinner with your single girls? Last year, my friends and I enjoyed a sumptuous multi course dinner at Café Milano accompanied by dancing and flirting. There are so many things going on in the city that you don’t even need to wait until February 14th. Why not start right now.
Celebrate you LOVE of fashion by taking a trip to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York from February 1st to the 8th with some girlfriends. Join the thousands of fashion loving glamazons as they scury about in four inch Manolos and Christian Louboutin heels to watch runway shows by Matthew Williamson, HEver Leger, Monique Lhuillier, 3.1 Philip Lim, Temperly London, Zac Posen, Carmen Marc Valvo etc. Better yet, try to score a seat at the Project Runway grand finale.
Can’t make it to New York, rack up some frequent flyer miles of your own by scoring some Passport Panties at the Proseco and Panties cocktail event at We One You Two boutique in Georgetown. Unwind with chocolate, champagne and shopping. That bears repeating, unwind with chocolate, champagne and shopping. The ladies will be serving up cocktails and Leonidas chocolates. The Passport Panties is essential for the Glamour Girl, it includes a pair of thong panties and other essentials come disguised as a passport that you can tuck away for any emergency situation. A lightweight mesh thong comes with hairspray, mints, deodorant, lotion, and cleansing towelette. You never know when you’ll need your passport for that flight. Get one for yourself and one as a gift for your friends.
After cocktails and shopping, head to Rhino Bar and Pumphouse for a charity date auction to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You might get lucky and score a date for February 14th if that’s what you really want. This event is just $20 for all you can drink from 8:00pm-12:00am.
On Friday, February 8th, join DC fun and fabulous at the So Other Might Eat (SOME) Junior gala at the Galleria at Lafayette Square. All proceeds will go towards building a playground and a community center at two of SOME’s new buildings, Zagami House and another on Barnaby Street that is yet to be named. Tickets for this event is going fast so snag yours by emailing Molly McNamara or Leanne Musak at email@example.com or (301) 320. 8232. To save time, get an outfit at the Proseco and Panties event. The event starts at 9:00pm.
If you prefer a night of poker, black jack, Roulette and Craps, get in your best Bond Girl outfit and head across town to the University Club for the Casino Royale event. There will be an open Bar, beer and wine, with $5 cocktails all night (complimentary cocktails from 7:30-8:30). The University Club of Washington D.C. is located at 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, D.C. To reserve your tickets, contact Norbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-824-1390.
Let’s not forget man’s best friend, which can be any animal you want, I don’t discriminate. Show some love for our four legged friends by heading over to We One You Two on February 13 to support the Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws Fundraising Kick-off Soirée. Enjoy an evening of shopping, cocktails, canapés and cannines for adoption from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Get your tickets by February 11th by emailing Tara DiNicholas at email@example.com or by calling 202-723-5730 (ext. 204). Do something for yourself, shop, and help benefit the Washington Humane Society.
So you see, with all these activities coming up, Valentine’s Day will be a fun time for you and you pals. So go ahead, grab your purse, strap on your Jimmy Choos and run, not walk, to the city for a good time.
This is Glamour Girl…saying, I love you dear Reader. Happy Valentine’s Day.
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