A Night in with the Girls

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Cristina Gareau

We all have that group of friends: the girls you’ve known forever, and who know everything about you. They’re the ones who you don’t see as often as you’d like, but who you are instantly comfortable with no matter how much time has passed.

When you finally do have the crew over, consider these suggestions for an extra-perfect catch-up.

Listen: Heard It in a Past Life by Maggie Rogers. The young songwriter’s melodic voice pairs perfectly with her light pop beats for a true feel-good vibe.

Drink: Poplar Grove CSM. This British Columbia winery’s mix of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, malbec, and merlot is bright, bold, and beautiful. You should probably get more than one bottle.

Eat: Chickpeas and Swiss Chard with Yoghurt from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ottolenghi Simple, followed by Zimt vegan chocolates.

Smell: A special girls’ night in diffuser cocktail of 7 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, 6 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, and 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil. Just the right balance of woodsy and feminine.

Watch: The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show episode of Netflix’s 7 Days Out. Good luck not tearing up during Emmy’s story.

Discuss: Anything and everything.