Girls with Pearls Celebrates ‘Galentine’s Day’ at Sugar n’ Spice


This one was for the girls.

Nearly 40 young women and their respective Girls with Pearls or Most Valuable Kids (MVK) program leaders took over the iconic Sugar n’ Spice restaurant on Reading Road—after hours—for Galentine’s Day.

A social phenomenon borne from a television show, Galentine’s Day is a way for groups of friends to celebrate all of the people in their lives on February 13th and/or 14th.

For students from the Girls with Pearls programs from Rockdale Academy, Parker Woods Montessori and Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (non-CPS school), that involved celebrating friendships and creating new ones by playing games over brunch favorites. 

“Through Girls with Pearls, our young women learn how to be leaders and navigate the difficult circumstances or situations that come with growing up,” said Rockdale Academy Principal Belinda Tubbs-Wallace. “But today is about just having fun and encouraging the girls from the different schools get to know each other and make connections.”

Steven Frankel, owner of Sugar n’ Spice, and his staff passed around brownies, the restaurant’s famous fried mac ‘n cheese bites, and served everyone a hot plate of pancakes.

“The experiences and friendships young women have around grades 4, 5 and 6 are so important,” said Girls with Pearls Founder Tamie Sullivan. “With the popularity of Galentine’s Day, we thought there couldn’t be a better time or way to celebrate the friendships that form and grow through Girls with Pearls.”


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