I absolutely love New York City. Fictional characters like Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte aside, I’m not sure you could find a girl more in love with her city. I recently moved back to the Big Apple, following a three-year stint in Los Angeles, and I am thrilled to be here. You know, it’s true what they say – the city never sleeps. Fortunately, I do sleep. But when I’m not sleeping (or working), I am out enjoying the wondrous multitude of NYC offerings.
This week, NYC has been all about Valentine’s Day. Our Friday afternoon snack at work consisted of heart shaped chocolates. The grocery stores are overflowing with Godiva and ever more decadent sweets, and the florists are going nuts with their pink, red, and white bouquets. But the seasonal joy doesn’t stop there. Even the Empire State Building is lit up with its famous red, white, and pink lights for the occasion. And if after all that, you still aren’t sure whether it is really here – whether Valentine’s Day is really happening this year – there is the fabulously aptly named new movie, Valentine’s Day, which came out Friday night. With a star-studded cast and an extremely current (at least for one more day) theme, it’s bound to be a weekend success.
And if you’re in the Big Apple, trying to find ways to enjoy what’s left of your three-day weekend, allow me to share a few suggestions:
- Fancy yourself the next gold medalist and take a spin around one of the city’s numerous outdoor ice rinks (Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and Tribeca are home to a few of these).
- Go for a stroll through NYC’s newest (and most elevated) park, the High Line. Learn about the old school rail yard turned architectural delight here.
- Enjoy some of the best desserts in the city at one of the coziest and most hopping cafes on the upper west side, Café Lalo. The walls are chock full of vintage European poster art, which may – for just a minute – make you forget you are in New York. Check out a few photos and their extensive menu here.
Once you’re done canoodling with your sweetheart in the corner booth or watching Sleepless in Seattle for the seventeenth time this weekend, remember to give a thought to the reason why (some of) you have off from work tomorrow. To our fine country’s Presidents, past and future, Senioritis salutes you and thanks you for your hard work.