February 13, 2016 3 minute read
Growing up, Valentine’s Day was always a big deal in my family. My parent’s would include my sisters and I and we’d all indulge in boxes of chocolates – you know, the heart shaped Purdy’s ones with all of the different flavours – and spend the day together. It was this sense of togetherness, love, and happiness that I grew up associating the holiday with and it wasn’t until I started dating that I learned about the romantic side too. So, while it’s become such a joy to celebrate the day with Aaron – going on special dates, talking through our near decade together, and eating delicious food – it was so fun to celebrate that lighter, more playful side of the holiday rooted in sisterhood, friendship, and compassion at this sweet Galentine’s Day celebration.
Tara, Samantha, Danielle and I met in Fort Langley for morning high tea and then spent the afternoon in the garden enjoying the beautiful early spring day we had here in Vancouver. Being a city girl, I’d completely forgotten how sweet Fort Langley and its shops are – I can’t believe this was my first time to The Little White House!
Their macarons were the prettiest treats I’ve ever seen. Between these heart shaped ones and the hand painted floral ones they were almost too pretty to eat – almost.
After tea, scones, and macarons we migrated outside for some sparkling pink lemonade and time in the sun.
Tara organized this collaboration, and she posted a few more photos from the day over on her blog here. I love what she had to say:
“Cheers to lady friendships!
Here’s to good times, belly laughs, honest conversations and funny realities with no competition – just the celebration of sisterhood!
We need to create these safe, authentic, women-only places in the world today. We all experience womanhood differently but we are never alone. Her hard fought battles are my victories too; and we can walk together in solidarity through the hard times.
Real love is constant, unconditional and full of grace. It extends into the realm of sisterhood and can be a powerful force in the world, if we are willing to let it unfold.”
I’m so grateful to have spent this day with a group of such strong, like-minded souls. It’s truly something special when women come together to share their talents.
Happy Valentine’s weekend everyone!
Chervelle Camille Atelier