Palace - Feb 23 2021
How to Celebrate Your COVID Vaccine
Congratulations! You got your vaccine. The shot in the arm you've been waiting for. We love you Pfizer, you wonderful faceless mega corporation, you.
You've been dreaming of this moment since last March 2020 ("3 weeks" they said). Enjoy the moment. Let the feelings wash over you.
But now what? You have all this pent up energy roaring to escape you. You better not waste it. Don't let us down. Here's what we're planning to do when our Vaccine day arrives.
Safety Note: Vaccine efficacy doesn't start until at least 2 weeks after your shot. We suggest waiting a few of weeks after your shot to do this stuff.
Hug Your Grandma
Go give your grandmother (or other favorite senior citizen) a giant hug and a big cuddle. They need it. You need it.
Bring them a present. Let them cook for you. Regale them with stories of your wild and weird quarantine adventures (good luck explaining 'Tiger King' or your Peloton to them).
Enjoy your time together. This one better be on top of your list too, otherwise you're a bad person and I don't think we'll get along.
Hit the Gym
Did you get a little chubby during quarantine? Us too. It's time to get back to the gym. And no, your 10 minute at home dance cardio class doesn't count. That was a pandemic-only relationship.
Champagne. Lots of Champagne
You got a vaccine! It's time to celebrate. The means you need Champagne. And the only acceptable way to open Champagne is with a Sabre. Buy one and show off your sabrage skills (FYI, we sell a gorgeous one)
We suggest you buy two bottles. One to drink and one to spray.
Weddings. So many Weddings.
Many people postponed their wedding celebration until after the pandemic. That means this year is going to full-on. Men, if you own a tuxedo already, it is time. Women, if you've ever needed an excuse to buy a ball gown or two, you've got one.
Live music and sports were the first casualties of the pandemic. But they're coming back — with a vengeance (not actually with a vengeance. It just felt cool to write that).
Streaming events and fan-less sports games were a nice stop-gap, but nothing can replicate the energy of a stadium full of fans. Dave Grohl was right. Buy those tickets folks and buckle the fuck up.
The closing of borders was one of our first "oh shit, this is real" moments of the pandemic in March (right after Tom Hanks got sick). When borders reopen, it's time to fly. Go somewhere exotic - that you've never been before. And use those vacation days - you deserve it.
Big Sweaty Dance Party
What's the opposite of quarantine? A packed dance floor full of undulating hips, glistening from sweat under a neon glow emanating from the DJ booth. Hot damn, we miss it.
Find a rave. Dress up. Dance till 6am. Feel the beat. Befriend total strangers. Watch the sunrise. Stumble home.
Wear Uncomfortable Clothes
Men, burn the sweatpants and replace them with a collared shirt and tailored pants. Women, tights no longer count as "getting dressed". This year is about dressing up, look fly and getting fancy. Make every day like the Met Gala.
We're doing "White Tie Fridays " in the Palace office .
CAUSE YOU CAN. THATS WHY.
(Note: this will be more fun after you spray champagne everywhere, as advised above)