Galentine’s Day – A feminist celebration of love and appreciation.
But what is Galentine’s Day? Well you may ask! I had no idea until the delightful sitcom “Parks & Recreation” came into my life either. (Side note: If you haven’t seen this show, do yourself a favour. It is the feel-good show of the century!) The lead character, Lesley Knope, is a motivated, determined, strong female role working in a government department – Parks & Recreation. She is passionate about her job, equality, and showing her friends how much they mean to her. A true icon in today’s landscape of image-focused “role models”.
But I digress….
Lesley Knope celebrates her closest gal pals once a year on “Galentine’s Day”, which falls on February 13th, a day before that other made-up holiday in which we celebrate romantic love. It’s all about showering your bestie (or besties! It’s hard to pick just one, am I right?!) with love and attention, showing her just how much she and her friendship means to you with meaningful gifts, events and champagne (obviously).
Lesley Knope, despite being a fictional character, is someone that really resonates with us here at Miskonduct Klothing. She works hard to achieve her goals, she believes strongly in equality, she supports rather than competes with the sisterhood and she loves waffles!
So we decided this year to share Galentine’s Day with our beautiful customers and spread some serious girl-empowering love!
Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
- Breakfast Date
Get your besties together for an indulgent breakfast featuring All. The. Calories. (side note – calories don’t count on Galentine’s Day 😉)
- Beach Date
Hit the beach with your favourite gals and spend the day relaxing in the sun and surf. Don’t forget the sunscreen and keep it classy with a Beyond the Sea Swimwear swimsuit!
- Cheese & Wine Date
There’s only one thing better than hanging with your bestie, and that’s hanging with your bestie while eating cheese and wine! Grab a bottle of your favourite drop, buy way more cheese than you’ll ever need and get amongst it.
- Pamper Party
Head to your beautician and book in some serious pampering time with your bestie. Mani, Pedi, Facial, whatever takes your fancy!
Is Galentine’s Day just for Gals?
In the show, Galentine's Day is explained as a day of ladies celebrating ladies. However, Lesley Knope, the grandmother of Galentine’s Day, is a feminist who believes in equality for all. Galentine’s Day is a celebration of friendship – those people who stick by your side through thick and thin – irrespective of romantic ties. It’s a day dedicated to showing the most important people in your life how much you care about them. In the age of inclusion, we think that Galentine's Day can (and should) extend beyond it's original description. If that person is your big brother, little sister, best mate from high school, your Mum or Dad, your pal from work who keeps your sane, whoever it is, it’s a day to celebrate with them.
Do I have to get a gift?
Of course not! But there’s nothing quite like the pleasant surprise of receiving an unexpected gift, so why not?!
To celebrate Galentine’s Day in all it’s cheesy, corny, pure goodness Miskonduct Klothing has an offer to help you spoil your best gal-pal! Our “but 1, get the 2nd one ½ price*” offer is pumping until Sunday 17th February 2019. PLUS, we’re also putting every person who places an order into the draw to win a Miskonduct Klothing Gift Voucher valued at $100**, because we want to shower our customers with love and appreciation too.
‘til next time,
* ½ price applied to item of equal or lesser value
** Your email address will be recorded as your entry into the Gift Voucher draw. Winner of the $100 Gift Voucher will be drawn on Monday 18th February. Winner will be notified by email. Gift Voucher will be emailed to winner and can be used in store and online. Online orders will be automatically entered. In store orders will need to record their email address on the entry form.