Galentine's Day in Kansas City


Article by Molly Buchanan

Photography by Molly Buchanan

Valentine's Day. Love. Flowers. Chocolate. You know the drill. And yes, there are endless ways to celebrate in Kansas City. But let's chat about something we love even more--Galentine's Day.

For those that may not be familiar with the "holiday," the concept is pretty simple: Celebrating female friendships the day before the rest of the world becomes obsessed with all things Cupid. And our beloved city has you covered with lots of ways to celebrate with your girl squad! Here are a few suggestions:

Brookside Boutique Crawl:

In the heart of KCMO, our beautiful Brookside is the home to many unique restaurants, hometown businesses, and some of the best boutique shopping in the city. Grab your gal pals, start with some caffeine (and some delicious eats) at Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, and wander the awning-covered sidewalks, popping into Eb & Co, Jorgy, Skin KC, The Corner Candleshop, Lady Bye, and Coco. Bonus? They're all female-owned stores! Many more options along those streets will ensure the best way to treat yo self.

Weston Day Trip:

Just a short drive outside the city, Weston, Missouri feels like an escape to another world. This little town has a variety of shops, restaurants, museums, and wine. Oh the wine! Make it a day trip or stay the night at one of their many bed and breakfast options, either way, you're in for the best escape with your besties. While in Weston, be sure to tour the beautiful Holladay Distillery and get a cupcake and wine pairing at Weston Wine Company.

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cocktails:

Crown Town is the home of several talented chocolatiers, so we have no shortage of delicious and beautiful artisanal chocolates for you to enjoy. Andre's Confiserie Suisse and Panache Chocolatier are two sweet spots for the perfect girl gang gathering. In addition to their award-winning chocolates, they offer coffee and cocktails, which are the perfect compliments to your sweet treats.

Servaes Brewing Co.:

As Kansas City's only female-fronted brewery, this is an ideal spot to celebrate all things girl power. Located in Shawnee, Servaes is the home to an assortment of innovative beers and sodas. They are always trying new things and reinventing their taps, so get a flight to sample the best that these BFF brewers have to offer.

Not that any of us need an excuse to plan our next Girls Night, but just in case, Galentine's Day in Kansas City is it!

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