February 13th, Galentine’s Day…. A holiday that didn’t exist until Leslie Knope brought it to everyone’s attention on Parks and Recreation. I love the idea of a day set aside just for me and my girlfriends, a time to celebrate each other as well as our friendships. And, if that celebration takes place at a beautifully set table, bursting with hot pink orchids and moody ladies on the plates, well… then, so be it!
In my ideal girls’ day celebration, I’d opt for brunch, allowing us all to sleep in in our comfy jammies and wake up to bubbly on the table! Candles lit, comfy, flowy dresses, bare feet and beautiful place settings.
I’ve set my table with a pink mix like I’ve never seen: blue, scalloped dinner plates from Aerin Lauder for Williams-Sonoma act as a nice, clean break between the Belle D’Isle dessert plates from Anthropoligie and a shimmery, pink, textured cloth from Nicole Miller that’s acting as a tablecloth.
Gold flatware and funky urchins from Target look happy next to vintage gold candleholders. Fete napkins from Crate and Barrel (in discontinued Fuchsia) are fluffed into olive green napkin rings. The sparkly stemware is the Dorset collection from Williams-Sonoma, which is also where I found the tiny condiment servers.
For brunch, I’d be sure to have food as pretty as our table; perhaps a chilled soup (like this stunner from Athena Calderone for Pottery Barn), county ham benedict, or avocado toast. Of course, there’s always the option to keep it simple with freshly baked croissant, amish butter, berries and local jam.
No matter the food, its the company. If celebrating Galentine’s Day isn’t in the cards, be sure to tell those around your that their friendship is appreciated, on holidays and always. Happy brunching, sweet friends!
** this post was not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** photos by Kyle Lueken **