“I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that I survey. Enemies of equality, hear my womanly roar!” — Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation.
If you’re a fan of the heartfelt and hilarious sitcom Parks and Recreation, you’ll know that the show’s protagonist, Leslie Knope is the ultimate fictional feminist icon.
If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Leslie Knope (played by the incredible Amy Poehler) is an uber-enthusiastic and hugely passionate councilwoman for the town of Pawnee in Indiana.
But Leslie is also known for being the best ever BFF, especially to her gal pals (“uteruses before duderuses”; “ovaries before brovaries”). In fact, she loved her girlfriends so much that she invented Galentine’s Day to celebrate all the amazing women in her life.
Leslie describes Galentine’s Day as “the best day of the year”. It’s an annual breakfast she hosts every February 13th (Valentine’s Day eve), where she showers her besties with gifts and delicious food and uses the opportunity to tell them why they’re amazing and why they matter to her.
She says: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”
Here at Tempus Two, we think Leslie’s idea to dedicate a day to officially recognise your non-romantic relationships is genius.
So we’ve come up with a few ways you can celebrate a Happy Galentine’s Day this year.
What better way to show how much you love and appreciate your special circle of friends than to find them the perfect gift to express how much you value them?
We think a beautiful bottle of wine is the way to go. Tempus Two has a diverse range of wine styles and varietals to pair with all preferences.
Our top picks:
Tempus Two can’t wait to be part of your Galentine’s Day celebrations.