3 Ways To Celebrate Love Day

February 14, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Valentine’s Day is a really special holiday. It’s a day to celebrate love– all kinds of love, and not just the romantic kind. We spent our day giving back to our community, our friends and even ourselves! It is so important to be intentional and to spread kindness whenever we get the chance. It is easy to over look this Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a significant other, but instead take this time to give some love to everyone!

We started our day by stopping by this flower stand at a local business. All the money from it was donated to a non profit organization, A Safe Place, focused on sex trafficking prevention. Giving back to our community is so essential, and what a wonderful and easy way to do so!

What a great way to start our Valentine’s Day! We picked our flowers and created our very own bouquet. We wanted to continue the “spreading kindness” trend, so we decided to give our bundle of flowers to our best friend!

Next on the list: invite all our gal pals over and celebrate friendship! What’s better than Galentine’s Day with all your best friends?! We made treats and and exchanged small gifts. Lots of bracelets were involved. 😉

Last but not least: treat yo-self. This year is all about self love. Taking time out and spending a little quality time with yourself is something we should do more often. Today, we made sure to take a breather and fuel our bodies. Health and wellness are the best things you can do to honor your body. Put a face mask on, make yourself a nutritious smoothie bowl and grab a good book to read! Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later.

We hope you take these tips and put them to good use this year! Happy Love Day, Pura Vida fam.


8 ways to celebrate “Galentines” Day!

February 10, 2016 — by Griffin Thall


Who says Valentines day has to be for the people in relationships!? Grab your best friends and host a “Galentines Day”!!


A “GALentine is a Valentine inspired get together with you and your BEST girlfriends! We have complied a list of things you can do to celebrate the holiday with your best babes, whether you are in a relationship or not. Tell your best girlfriends to clear a date on the calendar!! (Usually this is celebrated on February 13th) What a great way to celebrate beautiful friendships centered around LOVE.

A List of “Galentine” things to do with your besties!!

1) Grab a heart shaped pizza, and doughnuts. Because you can….

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2) Make some popcorn and candy and watch a few chick flicks!

3) Have a pajama party! Complete with makeovers, face masks, and painting nails. Maybe throw in a little dance party!

4) Get dolled up, and go out to a fancy dinner. Treat yourselves!

5) Go to an ceramics studio where you can each paint a gift for each other (coffee mug, plate, photo frame, etc.)

6) Do a gift exchange! “Secret Cupid”. It is like “Secret Santa” but Valentines day themed. You can draw names beforehand, and set a gift price limit. Everyone brings a special gift to your get together. You can get creative with these! Its so fun to see what everyone ends up receiving!
Our Bracelets make the perfect Valentines Day Gifts!! >>

7) Have a baking night! Cookies, brownies, cake, cake pops, cheesecake…the possibilities are endless!

8) Throw a Galentines day brunch! Pancakes, Coffee, YUM! Check out one of our recent blog post on “Pancake Kabobs” that would be the perfect for the occasion!


Photos Via @arielraee
Leave us a comment below how you will be celebrating “GALentines DAY!”