February 17, 2020

Galentine's Day + P.S. I Still Love You Viewing Party


Alexa, Kristin and I have a tradition (granted, this would be year two) of celebrating Galentine's Day together. And it just so happened that P.S. I Still Love You, the highly anticipated sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before dropped on February 11. So we combined our Galentine's date with a viewing party of the movie! 

Our first stop of the day was brunch at While We Were Young. We had tried to get reservations here once or twice before but it was always booked. They let you make a reservation 8 days in advance so Alexa and I had alarms set for 8-9am to check. Don't ask me why but I decided to look at 6am instead, while I was brushing my teeth of all things, and there were only a few spots left! Luckily I snagged one for us right as the restaurant opened and I'm so glad I did. It was such a cute place. The ambiance was cozy, beautifully decorated and friendly service. But most importantly of all, the food and cocktails were delicious! I got french toast with the "I'm a Bird, You're A Bird" cocktail, Alexa got the eggs benedict with house cocktail, and Kristin got the omelette with the "One Night Stand" cocktail. Plus we got truffle fries to share. I highly recommended.

After that, we went to the flagship Milkbar store on Broadway and 29th. I didn't even know that was one of their locations! But now that I do, I will probably be going there a lot. It's a huge space with different stations, a little store and an area to sit. We decided to build our own cake for our viewing party. We told them exactly what we wanted (strawberry, vanilla and funfetti everything basically) and picked up some stuff for ourselves while we waited (I couldn't resist cookies or their cereal milk latte). Then it was on to the movie!

Last photo in the collage: We all put on our Jordanene "Read Romance, Fight Patriarchy" t-shirts and held up our favorite romances!

Kristin was kind enough to host our To All the Boys viewing party again this year! And once again, she totally outdid herself decorating. Her living room looked so adorable and the cake we bought fit right in. We took a bunch of photos immediately (of course!). Kristin made cherry pop tarts and baked them while we settled in to watch the movie. I had already watched it but I was more than happy to watch again because I loved it! I personally hated book 2 (sorry friends) but the changes the movie made basically fixed all my original complaints. I was still #TeamPeter by the end, even though Jordan Fisher as John Ambrose certainly gave him a run for his money. He was unbelievably charming. But the part that resonated with me the most was Lara Jean's reaction to after the happily ever after, which is rarely seen and rarely depicted as earnestly as LJ feels it. Like her feelings on how to be a girlfriend, comparing herself to past relationships, and figuring out her wants and boundaries. Lara Jeans grows up a lot in each movie and I really appreciate that. I still think the original is my favorite though (I need to rewatch) but I have a feeling the final movie is going to be amazing. Fingers crossed that it comes out later this year!

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Did you have any Galentine's Day plans?
And if you've watched P.S. I Still Love You, did you love it as much as we did? 

1 comment

  1. <3 <3 <3 I love all of the traditions we've started over the past few years and Galentine's Day is one of my favorites! We really have to go back to While We Were Young- that food was incredible!!

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