In life, girlfriends are the cherries on top, not boyfriends. That’s why we are giving National Girlfriend Day the attention it deserves. While the exact origin of the occasion is rather murky, it’s the perfect excuse to express your appreciation of each other.
Unlike Valentine’s Day, when guys show love for their girlfriends, Aug 1 is the day when women celebrate friendship or bonding with their homegirls who are always there for support, comfort and guidance. Here are six reasons to celebrate National Girlfriend Day.
Diamonds are a girlfriend’s best friend, too
Wearing the same jewels symbolising their bond is not uncommon among besties. So consider the Treillage brushed rose gold and diamond ring from the Official Fabergé collection by Lee Hwa Jewellery, exclusively available online and at the flagship Ion Orchard boutique. Inspired by the Diamond Trellis Egg, the rose and white gold cushion-patterned jewels and diamonds are illuminated by the band’s soft, tactile and gem-set quilting. Also browse the 18K white and rose gold Destinée Promise and Solitaire rings because, as Beyonce declared, “If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.”
Visit Lee Hwa Jewellery’s newly redesigned flagship boutique at Lee Hwa Diamond Promenade Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-58, Singapore 238801.
Minimalism that resonates with individuality
Twomorrow’s Mini collection represents understated luxury with salt and pepper diamonds whose black and white inclusions give them a grey, speckled look. Redefining minimalism, each piece is targeted at women who appreciate simplicity. Made-to-order rings are also available – you can select the diamond and metal (18K white, yellow or rose gold), and add personalised details for a truly unique piece.
Twomorrow is at 24A Duxton Hill, Singapore 089607.
When your mum is your bestie
Carrie K creates modern heirloom jewellery such as the Lotus collection, inspired by one of the most significant floral symbols in Asian culture. A celebration of new beginnings and precious milestones, each Lotus piece features custom-cut Type-A Burmese green jadeite, as well as limited-edition lavender and ice jadeite.
Shop the Lotus collection here.
Perfect for your fitspo needs
Get your steps in with Columbia’s activewear. Its new Jewel Changi store offers technically innovative athleisure essentials for all your workout sessions. The Women’s Lily Basin Jacket with UPF 40, Ponytail Ball Cap with a built-in cooling sweatband, and Logo III French Terry Shorts are ideal for our weather.
Visit the newly opened boutique at Jewel Changi Airport, #02 – 241, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666.
Spice up your fragrance game
Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum contains potent floral notes like fresh peony against a base of sensual jasmine, bergamot and tea, along with soothing amber and patchouli oil. Perfect for strong, empowered women.
Shop Viktor & Rolf’s iconic fragrances here.
Explore Pulau Ubin, enjoy a hearty meal and supernatural tales
Have a girl’s day out with Get Hooked SG’s private boat tours where you get to explore Singapore’s Northern Islands (now through Aug 9 at $58 each). Visit Pulau Ubin and enjoy a hearty kelong meal alongside residents on a floating fish farm during the Scenic Tour (10am to 1pm). Alternatively, experience a beautiful sunset during the Sunset Tour (3.30pm to 6.30pm), or go on the Sundown Tour (7.30pm to 11pm) which takes you to the creepiest locations where you’ll hear your guide’s experiences with the supernatural.