The Single Girls Guide to Enjoying Valentine’s Day, part 2


Hello again, I hope you enjoyed part 1 of the Single Girls Guide to enjoying Valentine’s Day solo? Now that we’re well fed and well rested, it’s time for some serious pampering.

To me Valentine’s Day has always represented a day of 2 divided camps: The Singles and The Couples, some years I’m in camp 1, some I’m in Camp 2.  This year I’m in Camp 1 and, to be honest, quite happy about it.  However, many in camp 1 view this as a time to lament on their single-dom and drown themselves in endless amounts of wine and chocolate.  While I have no problem whatsoever with indulging in copious amounts of liquor and dessert, I think you need to do it for the right reasons: to pamper yourself.

If you can’t devote your love to someone else on Valentine’s Day why don’t you go the fabulous route of loving yourself? You are an amazing person who works hard and treats others well, so dammit, you deserve a little spoiling in your life.

Don’t tell me “you’re too busy”, don’t tell me “you feel silly”.  You deserve this, and just like L’Oréal tells you: you’re worth it.

Here’s what I have planned for this evening, I highly recommend it:

5:00pm-6:00pm: work-out. I am training for a half marathon after all, and what better way to put yourself in a good mood than to get your endorphins pumping with a nice sweaty workout.

6:30pm- head home and listen to uplifting music while ignoring the stress of rushour traffic in Montreal. Feel free to belt out tunes while sitting in aforementioned traffic- don’t worry, so long as the windows are up, no one can hear you.

7:00pm- stop off at grocery store and liquor store and stock up on your favorites.  I’m sure you can only imagine what I purchased:

A little antipasto and brie anyone?

7:30pm- unload groceries, uncork your wine and draw yourself a nice bubble bath

7:45pm- prepare a plate of your favorite items and grab a favorite book, preferably one you’ve read about zillion times and still enjoy reading over and over again, my selection:

8:00pm- ? For however long you are able to enjoy the bath: eat, drink, read and be merry.

9:00pm: give yourself a facial, I like to use this home remedy and it’s great for all skin types:

1 tbsp ground oats

1 tbsp plain yogurt

A few drops of honey

9:15pm- 10:00pm: while administering the facial watch a movie/favorite TV show that no boyfriend would EVER let you watch regardless of what day it is. I’m opting for Gilmore Girls.

So there you have it: the complete Single Girls Guide for Enjoying Valentine’s Day.  I hope you enjoyed the tales of this single gal’s conquest to enjoy the 14th of February. I dedicate these two posts to all the single girls out there!

Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

About Jess @ MTL Veggie

Jess, the face behind The MTL Veggie is a vegetarian, athlete, marketer and Torontonian turned Montrealer. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, photography, running, yoga, skiing, and of course blogging. The MTL Veggie recaps her recipes, restaurant reviews, and what it's like to be a Leafs fan living in Montreal (hint: scary at times).
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2 Responses to The Single Girls Guide to Enjoying Valentine’s Day, part 2

  1. Tess says:

    lol it’s funny, because you totally do NOT seem like a Pride & Prejudice type of girl!!

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