If you follow my instastories or know me personally, you know the hubs and I were extremely excited to visit Paris for an anniversary get away. Unfortunately, winter storms in March in the northeast are still a thing, thanks global warming. And so our trip is postponed… we were bummed but knew we couldn’t sit around and sulk at home.
Four years ago, we celebrated our first anniversary in New York City. We stayed in Times Square, with views of the square at my feet… We decided to relive this. Over the last year, working in the Tribeca area has led me to some incredible discoveries, I mean can we just take a moment and think about the amazing Eatly?!?!
We ended up using priceline.com (this is not sponsored, just a recommendation from a dear friend) and got an incredible deal for a great hotel, a block away from the Freedom Tower. It was a perfect weekend. We started our day off at the New York Botanical Gardens – Orchid Show. NYBG has been on my list for ages and I’m so glad we did it! If you know me, you know I love anything floral or flower related hence the massive bouquets the hubs gets me, despite hating them for having a sad ending . Theres something about the beauty of this creation that has a special place in my heart. I mean flowers are basically smiles from heaven.
The exhibit far exceeded my expectations. I honestly was just imaging a massive greenhouse with different kinds of orchids, I mean how many could there really be? But I fell in love as soon as I walked in… The grounds are huge, luckily the weather was perfect to be semi-outdoors. The “greenhouse” was led from one extravagant exhibit to the next, orchids from all over the world, Indonesia, Africa, and Hawaii! The exhibit ends soon but I highly reccommend it.
We’re looking forward to visiting again in the summer, once the other exhibits have bloomed. Winter PLEASE leave us alone. I’ll just be basking in the beauty of these flowers until spring actually arrives. This outfit was inspired by this blogger. I wanted to wear this color on our valima/reception, so finding this mint top made me so happy, you can find it here.
We’ve learned and grown so much over the last four years together and independently. The biggest lesson we’ve learned this time is never forget to purchase travel/trip insurance and always find the silver lining in any situation. We dodged a bullet we believe, there were riots that broke out in Paris the day we were supposed to arrive … And so even though this trip was for our anniversary, it definitely was not spring weather either here nor there and so now we still have something to look forward to.
There were a million things, I wanted to attempt to say to my darling husband on this anniversary but I decided to leave those for just us. ❤
New York City never ceases to amaze me, we live 15 miles outside of it and take it for granted. But it’s weekends like this that make us grow fonder. We had an incredible authentic Thai dinner and a chic brunch the next morning at Vandal. I’m always looking for new spots to check out, leave me some suggestions for our next trip to the Big Apple.
Here’s hoping your weekend was as great as mine. #blessed
Stay tuned for a birthday week blog post coming soon.