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2017 Year Recap: September - December

Sharing the last part of my 2017 Adventures series.

Here's Part one and Part Two, which were both action packed with travel, celebrations, and fun with family/friends.

Fun Times in New York City

So I took a very spur of the moment trip to NYC last weekend. When your husband is traveling for work and you find round-trip flights for $170...SOLD! I was supposed to fly out on Thursday afternoon but after many delays the plane finally left Orlando at 10:30pm and I arrived at the hotel around 1am.

Happy Friday: Recap of NYC Trip

 The weekend is finally here so I'm a happy lil camper today. Should be a heck of a lot more quiet than our long weekend trip to NYC last weekend which was AMAZING! I'm in love with the city now and it's enchanting beauty.

(I apologize in advance for the overload of photos.)

Day 1 - Friday
- Checked into our hotel (view from hotel room)
- Toured Times Square
- Met up with a friend for drinks & tapas
- Walked our friend to catch her train in Grand Central Station - Toured the station
- Bought NY cheesecake from Junior's
- Went to a rooftop restaurant that had a beautiful view of the Empire State Building.

Day 2 - Saturday:
- Cruised the Hudson River around the Staue of Liberty
- Visited the 9/11 Memorial Site
- Walked through Wall Street
- Dinner at Marseille in Hell's Kitchen (was fantastic)
- Visited Madame Tusaauds Mwax Museum in Times Square
- Late night drinks at the cheapest bar in NYC - Rudy's Bar & Grill

Day 3 - Sunday (Our Anniversary):

- Visited the Empire State Building observation deck and went on the Skyride
- Toured the Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock
- Lunch at Heartland Brewery 
- Visited Herald Square and Macy's. 
- Did some shopping in Fashion District
- Cocktails at Asiate Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Central Park
- Anniversary dinner at Landmarc restaurant in Time Warner Center

 Day 4: Monday
- Checked out of our hotel and went for lunch at Houndstooth Pub
- Headed to JFK to head home

Lining up with Lauren for H54F.
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An absolutely memorable trip for the books!

Anniversary Weekend Festivites

What a whirlwind A-MAZING long weekend trip K and I just had to NYC for our anniversary. I will do another post about the trip itself and all the attractions we visited.

We started celebrating our anniversary at home on Thursday night. We planned to cook a nice dinner and have some of our wedding cake for dessert. 

 I came home to find some red roses and a gift certificate for the nail salon from K, which was very unexpcted since we were leaving on Friday morning for a long weekend of celebrations.

On Sunday (which was our actual anniversary) we explored the city all day and then got dressed to go out for a nice dinner. We started off at the Mandarin Oriental's Asiate Lounge that over looks Central Park. It's extremely expensive so we just had a cocktail and enjoyed the beautiful view.
We then walked over to the Time Warner center and had dinner at the Landmarc Restaurant

It was the best anniversary a girl could ask for and a super fabulous trip altogether. Joining Sami for Weekend Shenanigans (super late).
Sami's Shenanigans 

We were so sad to leave NYC last night and head back to reality. It was such an amazing and enchanting city.

Hello Friday!

I swear I've been running around like a chicken with no head for the past two weeks and it hasn't stopped yet. I'm rushing off from work to head to a wedding.... after staying out past my "bed-time" for the rehearsal dinner last night. Let the celebrations begin! Hopefully, I'll get to sleep like a baby on Sunday when everything has come to an end. 

Linking up with Lauren today for High Five For Friday.

1. I finally got to wear my new pink bubble necklace to the wedding rehearsal dinner last night.

2. K and I bought NY passes for our anniversary trip in June. It gets you in to all the main NYC attractions including the 9/11 Tribute Center, Madame Tussauds, Top of the Rock, Empire State building and about 65 other attractions. It saves you a bunch of money and works as a fast pass at many of the attractions.

3. I'm loving Green tea with Jasmine instead of coffee in the mornings.

4. Blurry pic from us at the Slightly Stoopid concert last weekend in St Pete. We had a blast!

5. Some of my favorite fruits for the detox diet we are doing this week. K and I feel so much better and are sleeping better. It's going to be a lifestyle change for us but we're going to allow ourselves to cheat on the weekends and for special occasions.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Mother's day to all the Moms out there :-)

There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

Well that proved to be slightly wrong today. A new Italian restaurant called "Italio" opened in the neighborhood and gave away a free meal to everyone that visited today. 

I'm joining Jamie today for the What I'm Loving Wednesday Link up.

With that said, I'm loving that I didn't pay a penny to get this Italian bowl of goodness for lunch today with my work buddies!
I'm absolutely loving all my new blog followers and can't wait to get to know all of you better! The blogging world has really welcomed me with open arms and I'm officially hooked! I'm so glad that my friend Kate @ Green Fashionista convinced to start blogging :-)

I'm loving these dream-catcher earrings.

And this coral Kate Spade purse.

I'm so excited that we booked our anniversary trip to go explore NYC this summer. (Thank you again my lovely bloggy ladies for all the advice!)

Finally, I'm always loving my hubby.

I hope YOU have a fantastic week!

Being a Tourist in NYC

Hi Everyone!

So I have started to research and plan our anniversary trip to New York this summer and I could use some advice from anyone familiar with the city. I have never been to NY and K has only been for business so we want to have the whole tourist experience in 3-4 days. 
I have two friends that live in Manhattan and both girls advised me against staying in Times Square area because "it's too crowded" and "crazy expensive".  Funny enough, I think we actually want to stay in the heart of all the action and experience the craziness of NY.  Less walking and shorter taxi rides to get to the main attractions sounds better to me... but maybe I'm wrong or missing something?

I've found a cute hotel in the heart of Times Square. Now I want to get some advice on the must-sees and dos for a tourist in NYC. I'm interested in anything from pubs/bars, food/restaurants, shopping, shows, monuments/museums and any other attractions that aren't crazy expensive.

I know I want to see the obvious - Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Central Park...Any other tips or advice would be mucho appreciated :-)

I'm joining Lisette today for the Just Because Linkup.