Winter Must Be Cold for Those with No Warm Memories

I am reposting this today because our trip is a few weeks away! Any and all help welcomed!

(HUGE bloggy points for the first person to identify the movie(s) in which the title appeared)

In a little under a month, my husband and I will be celebrating TEN YEARS of marriage.


To celebrate, we are not going anywhere in August. No, we are waiting until the winter has New York City in its full clutches and spending Valentine’s WEEK in the Big Apple.

(special thanks to my parents for gifting us with a week of their timeshare so we can afford this!)

So at first glance, that may seem sort of stupid. It’s CRAZY COLD there in February. But let’s consider…

ice skating at Rockefeller Center
a carriage ride under blankets in Central Park
and of course, the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day

Yes, we are still seven months out from this blessed week, but I want plenty of time to map it all out. So, I’m looking for suggestions for sweet little out-of-the-way places that you LOVE in NYC. We’ve both done the city a bit in the past, so we’ve seen the major things already, and we’ll do some of them again. But I want to know about what I’d ordinarily miss.

Also, you may have gleaned from this blog that I am a bit of a foodie, so restaurant suggestions are especially welcomed. I become a bit of a woman possessed on vacation, when I want to make the most of EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL. in a great food city.

I’ll be asking again as the trip approaches, so you can mull this over if you’d like. Thanks!

10 Responses to “Winter Must Be Cold for Those with No Warm Memories”

  1. Rachael Starke

    Sleepless in Seattle (via An Affair to Remember)Funny thing – Phil and I spent one day in New York City when we were dating, but the most vivid memory we have is of the loooong trip home while Phil was suffering the consequences of whatever we'd had for lunch. :)So maybe my only helpful recommendation is – sometimes those tiny, hole-in-the-wall-pizza places are holes-in-the-wall…. for a good reason. šŸ™‚


  2. Melanie

    OK, so this isn't an "out of the way" place, but you must see a show. I've seen one when I was a child and absolutely loved it. There was also a cheesecake place around there that we ate at…I'll have to dig out the photos and see what the name of it was…'cause that was some GOOOOOOD cheesecake!Sounds like a fun adventure! We did something big for our 5th…I hope we do something big again for our 10th, too. Have fun! Oh, and PS…Rachael beat me to knowing the quotes…


  3. Rebecca

    We've tried to frequent the city as we're only 2 hours south now. Our favorite little place for sushi is "Taki Sushi Japanese Restaurant" on 60 West 48th Street, 2nd floor. It's about 3 blocks away from Grand Central and near Rockefeller Plaza. Also worth a stop in Rockefeller is "Anthropologie", my sisters and I went twice while there for sister's retreat. Clothes are pricey but they have some great gift items. And if it's romance you're looking for, stop in at "Serendipity" for amazing desserts and hot drinks (225 E 60th Street)…yum! We also love this little Italian place that I never remember the name of and will have to think to figure out how to tell you to get there. But it's really well priced (entrees $15-20). I'll try to remember it for you!I'm so excited for you guys! It's a city of romance…and you totally deserve to celebrate your marvelous ten years in chic style! Congratulations!


  4. Rebecca

    Also, if you want to see a show and are okay to grab tickets at a huge discount last minute, to under the Mariott marquee in Times Square to the ticket booth. You'll score good seats cheap!


  5. Rebecca

    I think the cheesecake place Melanie might be referring to is "Ralph's". It's right next to the Marriott Marquee in Times Square. Pretty sure it's called Ralph's. You can't miss the place, they have a huge sign and outdoor seating area. Best cheesecake in the city.Man, this makes me realize we're overdue for a trip up, too!


  6. Albert

    If I were going to NYC, I'd definitely consult Rob A (and hopefully hang out with him – maybe a Sunday service at Redeemer Pres and then lunch?). He's always checking in on facebook via Foursquare at all kinds of places. I'm sure he could point the two of you to some adventurous/romantic locales. I'd also probably visit the Met, and definitely look into seeing a show (I saw Les Mis in 1998 and was blown away).


  7. Beth

    Cafe Lalo – for dessert. A foodie like you will love it, Kelly. I had the best key lime pie I have ever tasted and all the other desserts we all shared were just as good. And you can pretend you are Meg Ryan. Just be sure and take a copy of Pride and Prejudice and a rose. Here's a link:


  8. Melanie

    And according to their website, February is pancake month!!!12, 15: chocolate chunks, fresh raspberries, and raspberry-caramel sauce16, 17: brown sugar pecans, bananas and cinnamon maple butterUm…can you bring me some!!?!?!??! Let me know if you go!!! I saw these guys on food network and it looks YUM!


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