New York City

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

The igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is one of the most popular things to do in New York City during the wintertime. This past December, I finally got to go with some of my friends. The cocktails were great; the views, better; the holiday air was festive; and the company made the experience unforgettably beautiful.

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

GTGL Snippets: Manhattan, New York City, USA

The larger-than-life ornaments are a New York City Christmas season staple. These giant, red, steel-reinforced fiberglass balls with chrome-finished caps and hooks, are installed every year since 1993 in front of the Exxon Building on the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). They are among the most photographed holiday decorations in Midtown Manhattan.

GTGL Snippets: Manhattan, New York City, USA

GTGL Snippets: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Mother's Day 2013 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. That year, instead of my husband doing the usual and giving me a bouquet, I opted for him to take me to see the flowers bloom. 

GTGL Snippets: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA

LIST: Ultimate Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day may be just around the corner but why not make February the month of love and celebrate it in the best possible way – by eloping with your loved one from all the chaos of your daily schedules and embark on a romantic journey into one of these amazing destinations. They will surely make you fall in love again.

LIST: Ultimate Romantic Getaways

NYC: One World Observatory

We weren’t looking for anything grand. A quick jaunt to anywhere would do. I remembered that One World Observatory officially opened its doors to the public in May, and figured heading out to New York City, which we haven’t done since we checked out the 5th Avenue holiday display last winter, wouldn’t be a bad idea.  And because we’re celebrating our 10th and 15th, we thought we’d up the ante with a dinner at One Dine.

NYC: One World Observatory