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No sleep till Brooklyn, indeed! Read my picks for the 10 best hotels in Brooklyn on Fodor's:
http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-best-hotels-in-brooklyn
With stunning views of Manhattan and plenty of space, these Brooklyn hotels give you more for less.
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One of the cruise industry's latest onboard trends is a frosty fixation on all things snow and ice.
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On you next trip out of town, skip out on the humdrum cab or AirTrain, and hop in a chopper instead. New service from Gotham Air offers $99 helicopter rides to/from Manhattan & JFK/EWR:
http://manhattan.about.com/od/gettingaround/fl/New-Gotham-Air-Offers-99-Helicopter-Rides-tofrom-Manhattan-amp-JFKEWR.htm
New Gotham Air service offers $99 helicopter rides between a trio of Manhattan heliports and JFK or Newark airports.
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Looking to wine and dine your Valentine? Here are the 7 best restaurants for Valentine's Day dining in Manhattan:
http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/ss/7-Best-Restaurants-for-Valentines-Day-Dining-in-NYC.htm
The Water Club is one of the 7 best restaurants for Valentine's Day dining in NYC.
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Whether you're rooting on the Seahawks or the Patriots, these 5 NYC bars promise Super Bowl atmosphere as big as the game.
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Running from January through March, a bevy of great cruise deals during "wave season" offer reduced rates, onboard credits, free upgrades, and other perks.
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Looking for a little Southwest getaway? Ready my latest on Yahoo, on the 10 Reasons to Make Way for Santa Fe. https://www.yahoo.com/travel/10-reasons-to-visit-santa-fe-111502075567.html
Santa Fe, New Mexico, invites travelers to an adobe-dotted wonderland brimming with art, culture, food, and history. Here are 10 reason to visit.
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Make your Valentine's Day chocolates count--hit up one of Manhattan's 5 top chocolatiers:
http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/ss/5-Best-Chocolate-Shops-in-Manhattan.htm
Vosges Haut-Chocolat is one of the 5 best chocolate shops in Manhattan.
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Manhattan gets its first purr-manent cat café at Meow Parlour, in the Lower East Side.
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Residents of NYC are now eligible to sign up for a free government-issued photo ID card, IDNYC, which comes loaded with cultural (and other) benefits.
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Head for the Hills (and Grab a Sled) at these 4 Top Sledding Spots in Manhattan
http://manhattan.about.com/od/wintereventsinnewyork/tp/Where-to-Go-Sledding-in-NYC.htm
For kids and kids at heart, there's nothing like a little snow-centric sledding adventure to capture the wonder of winter in NYC.
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10 wow-factor hotel openings in 2015 that are worth the splurge
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/10-wow-factor-hotel-openings-for-2015-105244236684.html
From imaginative jungle villas to a revived ancient bathhouse, and futuristic towers to overwater bungalows, 2015 is proposing the latest and greatest in next-generation lodging. Here are 10 openings to watch out for:
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My husband and I worked with Rev. Mary Rose closely over a 6-week period. We had a smaller ceremony/event (about 45 people), and pulled our wedding together rather quickly. We were still eager, even with that tight window and smaller group size, to mark the occasion with a memorable and meaningful ceremony, and with Rev. Mary Rose at the helm, it was orchestrated beautifully and exactly as we had hoped for. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, attentive, and always demonstrating great attention to detail. We wanted to incorporate some more unusual neopagan aspects into the ceremony, including an invocation of the elements, and a "handfasting" ritual. Rev. Mary-Rose didn't bat an eyelash at the request, was familiar with the concepts, and helped us to find the right words and means of incorporating both rituals into the ceremony. Her presence was consistently soothing, and we instantly felt comfortable with her approach, working with her remotely via Skype on several occasions, and going through several drafts as we fine tuned the ceremony and wording. ​​She even came an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start to ensure that our bridal party was comfortable with the ceremony flow and more unusual ceremonial aspects. Many of our guests complimented the ceremony, and how different and moving it was. Rev. Mary-Rose is a standout professional, and there was never any doubt that our ceremony would go off without a hitch, with her leading the way. She is also a genuine and kind human being, and somebody who was a delight to have along for such a special time in our lives.
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My husband and I worked with Caroline for the design of my engagement ring and both of our wedding rings. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, never pushy, and always thoughtful. The rings turned out to be unique and beautiful; we will treasure them for a lifetime. Best of all, the process was quick and the cost was reasonable. We would definitely recommend Liloveve to our friends and family!
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