Okay so we had quite the long weekend in NYC and sometimes I know I can be a bit long winded so I will try my hardest to make this succinct with some collage photos. As everyone probably knows it was the coldest weekend so far in New York and we were bundled up every time we stepped out of the door. We flew in on Thursday into JFK and had an uneventful time taking the train in and getting to our hotel. We then jumped on the subway to meet one of my sorority sisters in the Lower East Side for dinner. It was amazing catching up and seeing her for dinner. I was so excited that we coordinated and I got to explore her neighborhood. Day One in the books.
Friday we woke up and did some exploring before switching hotels to where we would be the rest of the weekend. The traffic was so bad in the city that walking was really the only feasible option so we trucked our 3 suitcases (I only had one that’s a post for another time how I can travel anywhere in one carry on suitcase) through the city, over the curbs till we made it to our humble abode for the remainder of the time in the city.
It was honestly the most beautiful and historic hotel I have ever stayed in. Mark is a Hilton Gold or Diamond member something fancy schmancy like that so when we checked in our Concierge whose name was Buddy….I was really proud of myself that I waited till we got upstairs before I turned to Mark and said “Buddy the Elf really hooked it up“. He kept on sliding us free drink and Breakfast coupons as well as upgraded us to a gorgeous room that had the most beautiful view of the Chrysler Building.
As we were sitting in the iconic Bull and Bear bar feeling all glamorous with our drink coupons Mark realized that our reservations for our big fancy dinner out were actually for Saturday night and not Friday…..whomp whomp whomp. So this fabulous outfit was quickly changed out of and we went exploring in the 10 degree weather for a dinner spot.
We always try to hit one of the steakhouses in major cities and this one was definitely in the top 3. If you are in the city I absolutely recommend it. It had the coolest atmosphere and the food was beyond expectations. I had the Short Rib Special, Mark had the Ribeye and we split the gnocchi and cheese side.
I’m glad I did because the snow let up just long enough for a romantic proposal at night in Central Park. Bless his heart he walked me around trying to find that iconic bridge you always see in the movies but I was literally teeth chattering freezing but went with it because I had a feeling something special may be going down. He finally found a gorgeous spot, said the sweetest proposal on one knee and I still get teary eyed thinking about it and of course I said yes! I popped that glove back over my icy hand and we trucked it out of there and hailed a cab. That heated cab was heaven.
We got back to the Waldorf and picked of course the drunkest person in the lobby to take our pictures…hence why they are all blurry because stumbly mumbly couldn’t hold the iPhone steady enough.
There were so many other fun highlights like getting kicked out of the said fancy party, finding sample sales, exploring the city with Mark and my family but I wanted to make sure I highlighted the good stuff. I am so thankful and happy and can’t wait for this next chapter to unfold. Thanks for sticking it out for that long post! Hope everyone is having a great start to their week!