By Estelle Sobel Erasmus
It was a lot of fun; and I met great bloggers and brand representatives, but was it a vacation? I think not.
In fact, I’m still recovering from the conference.
Hubby on the other hand has traveled for work a lot this month. Back and forth, mainly to Kentucky, the bluegrass state. Kentucky is cool–and I’d love to go to the Kentucky Derby one day– but it definitely has not been a vacation for him (and he has not received an invite to the Derby, either).
My daughter…this month she’s been treated like a Princess. Let’s see: in the last two weeks she received a box of toys worth over $400; got a shopping spree courtesy of Ruum (#Ruumbts)-the clothes store not the liquor– and has gone swimming at our pool as often as she wants (which is a lot). She’s also getting ready for a trip to Disney next month (her second trip in two years).
So, if my daughter is a Princess, doesn’t that make me the Queen (and hubby by default the King). And where does the Queen live…in a Palace, of course.
Which is why I was especially taken by my visit to the New York Palace Hotel in NYC, in the midst of last month’s heat wave. It was a spectacular evening and I was able to take a moment to relax, regroup and unwind in the newly renovated Royal Suite. So fitting… I know… I know.
These days the palatial suite—with Rococo rooms in French period décor, furnished with luxurious silks and emblazoned with imperial golds–is used to celebrate special occasions–think lavish proposals, weddings, baby showers, special anniversaries; girlfriend getaways, corporate celebrations; and has been an absolute mecca for celebrity photo shoots, like the one Alicia Keys did there before attending the Met ball.
It’s also perfect to celebrate milestone anniversaries.
So note to hubby. Should we book now for our 10 year anniversary? We would have our own dressing rooms: mine with an oversized soaking tub offset by silk drapes and Grecian columns. Yours, with an antique barber chair.
It may take a King’s ransom. But I think I’m worth it.
Where is your ideal place to stay in NYC (or anywhere) for a special celebration?