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How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Your Besties

IFYKYK! The heart month ain’t just for lovers. Show your BFF and that powerhouse posse in your life affection and gratitude with a Galentine’s extravaganza. Make a day of it with facials and flowers, brunch and bowling. You’ve been through thick and thin together. It’s time to celebrate with special deals, meals and more on Chicago’s North Shore.


Mario Tricoci, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie

Share in the Self-Care
After all you’ve been through together, you and those wonderwomen in your life deserve to replenish and rejuvenate. Nurture what nature gave you at Dawn Skin Studio (828 Davis St., Ste. 102, Evanston). Facials are tailor-made to revive and rejuvenate and “eye-hancements” will have you all wowing with perfectly tinted brows or lashes. Bring on the works with Mario Tricoci Salon & Spa (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) day spa stress relievers like their Winter Seasonal Massage, a Therapeutic Pedicure Experience, or snazzy Nail Enhancements.

Temperance Beer Co., Evanston

Play It Up with Special Outings
Catch up with each other along three self-guiding trails of the River Trail Nature Center Walk (3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook) or stretch your legs beyond on the Des Plaines Trail System. Temperance Beer Co. (2000 Dempster St., Evanston) is hosting a uniquely decadent Valentine’s Day Beer & Confections Pairing along with Noir d'Ébène Chocolat et Patisserie. Test out a flight of FEW barrel-aged 2022 Might Meets Right® imperial stout variants with exquisite chocolate and confections. Bowling lanes and bocce courts are complimented with full-service Italian/American lunch, brunch or dinner at Pinstripes (1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook).

Guildhall, Glencoe

Trade Stories Over Treats or Dinner
Time to wine and dine with the bestie at Wildfire (1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview) this weekend. Sure, their dynamite dinner menu is available, but you can score the special Valentine’s Menu for Two (dine-in or carry-out; Feb. 10–14; $120 per duo, plus tax; reservations req’d). Share a heart-shaped cake from Patisserie Coralie (600 Davis St., Evanston), sized for two or the whole bunch ($17–$45, available Feb. 12–14; 48-hour advance pre-order req’d). Or gather the gal gang for weekend brunch at Guildhall Restaurant (694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe). Toasting with mimosas and bellinis goes great with their Shitake and Spinach Quiche, Bagel & Lox, or Banana Granola Pancakes.  

Ayla's Original's, Evanston

Grab a Giftie for Your Gals
Brighten their day with sweet trinkets! Westfield Old Orchard (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) may surprise you yet with gifts galore. New stores and restaurants are launching alongside faves like Nordstrom and lululemon’s, plus you can score trendy treats from revamped Bloomie’s. Stella Boutique (2116 Central St., Evanston) offers up the perfect selection of Valentine gifts for your pals from jewelry, scarves, and home goods to bath bombs and all thing “heart”. Fashion something personal from the glamorous beads and findings at Ayla’s Originals (1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston) where you can also score accessories, including scarves and jewelry. Spruce up her home with the stunning array of houseplants from Chalet Nursery (3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette), as well as home goods and apparel like cozy faux fur vests. 

Saville Flowers and Gifts, Evanston

Blooms for the Bestie
Fragrant and gorgeous, a fabulous armload of blossoms and greenery conveys affection every time. Award-winning Morning Glory Flower Shop (1822 Glenview Rd., Glenview) designs exquisite fresh flower arrangements from classic to contemporary. Saville Flowers and Gifts (1712 Sherman Ave., Evanston), a family-owned treasure since 1942, brightens days with extraordinary flower arrangements from whimsical to ebullient in exactly her favorite color palette.


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