Get a Sitter: NYC Winter/Holiday Edition

Get a Sitter: NYC Winter/Holiday Edition

Last week I saw a meme on Instagram that said something like, “What Do you Want for Christmas this year?” And then the mom responds, “a Saturday night babysitter.” Boy can I relate to that one.

I really, really love restaurant dining, and well, parenting cramps your dining style.  We do our fair share of dragging the kids out to eat, as well as paying a sitter so that we can dash into NYC for an adult meal. But even still, I don’t get rock star fine dining on nearly as much as my heart would like.

Here now are the spots in New York City that I would hit if given the gift this holiday season of a sitter AND a magic reservationist that could actually get me in at a reasonable hour. Oh and another big “if” here is IF I had unlimited funds. These restaurants are not cheap - but if you’re going to splurge, these are places to do it.

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Cannot Miss Holiday Events in the Suburbs: Westchester and Fairfield Counties

Cannot Miss Holiday Events in the Suburbs: Westchester and Fairfield Counties

December is a very busy month. No matter what holiday or holidays you celebrate, there’s always shopping, cooking, wrapping and decorating to do. Then there’s usually more shopping.

But in between all of your holiday chores this year, spend some time celebrating the season by checking out some of these awesome holiday events happening locally in Westchester County and Fairfield County. There’s so much to pick from, but these are my favorites.

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How To Do Christmastime in NYC Like a Pro

How To Do Christmastime in NYC Like a Pro

Christmastime in New York City!! It really IS the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  I absolutely love the holiday season and I love being in the city to celebrate.

Without further ado, here are my favorite ways to get festive this winter in NYC! And expect further details on many of these activities as the holiday season continues.

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Hershey for the Holidays

Hershey for the Holidays

Fun Fact! I’ve been to Hershey, PA about 20 times in my life yet I know very little about Hersheypark. Why? Because all but just one of my visits to Hershey have occurred in the month of December and Pennsylvania isn’t usually hot and humid in December.

Cool temps notwithstanding, Hershey puts on quite a show during the holiday season and it’s a cute little place to celebrate (and in my family’s case) extend the holiday spirit for a few more days.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Stamford

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Stamford

I’ve never been to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. I’ve watched it on TV countless times but I’ve never been brave enough to battle the crowds and elements to actually get there. I’m hoping to change this fact as my kids get older but for now,  I feel really lucky to have a pretty awesome alternative nearby.

Each November, Downtown Stamford, CT transforms into a beautiful celebration of the upcoming holiday season by putting on one of the largest helium balloon parades in the entire country. And that’s only a part of what happens.

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