Friday, April 23, 2010

Girls Getaway to NYC - Day 1

Who doesn’t love New York? When I planned a quick trip there for business meetings, my mom and grandmother (who is 81-years-old) jumped at the opportunity to go with me and turned the trip into a Multigenerational/Pre-Mother’s Day Girls Getaway to NYC! And the city will never be the same J!

We knew the trip was off to a great start when our Airtran ( flight from Orlando offered us a complimentary upgrade to first class. As I feverishly worked on my laptop during the flight, I looked across the aisle only to see the ladies with wine glasses in hand and big smiles on their faces. Cheers to vino for breakfast! Upon landing in The Big Apple, we gathered our luggage and caught a taxi to our hotel, the Affinia Shelburne (, which is located on Lexington and 37th. We were absolutely delighted to check in to our 15th floor room, which was complete with an amazing view of the New York City skyline, a balcony, kitchen and enough room for a small party (versus the NYC hotel rooms you can barely move in).

We unpacked and met Kirsten in the hotel’s fantastic restaurant, Rare ( I had met Kirsten in Phoenix last year, and she recently re-located to NYC for work. After a few drinks with her and some great NYC suggestions, we were off to Chicago….at least the Broadway production of the musical. As a fan of the movie, I was eager to see the live stage version. It certainly lived up to its big screen adaptation with great music, lively dancing and that interactive feeling you can only find when watching live theater. All three generations loved it! To top it off, the theater must have known my mom was coming as they offered her wine in her very own sippy cup. Happy Mother’s Day!

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