Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Most years the Mr. and I celebrate quietly at home with a delicious home-cooked dinner, a nice bottle of wine, and maybe a movie. The comfort of home just sometimes can’t be beat. And honestly, while I do LOVE getting dressed up, going out to dinner, and the whole nine yards, I don’t love fighting big crowds, losing a reservation, and overpaying. It seems like Valentine’s Day just sets you up for disaster. So we usually do something nice at home and then go out for a fun time on any other night than the 14th. But really, let’s all celebrate love throughout the whole year. ;-)
We were recently in New York and my husband surprised me with one of my biggest bucket list items – a stay at the beautiful and literary lavish Library Hotel. If you’re a voracious reader like me and have a genuine love for all things bookish, this boutique hotel is your holy grail. Each floor is dedicated to an area of the Dewey decimal system (yes, it’s still alive and well) with themed rooms stocked with books. Evening wine and cheese as well as breakfast was complementary in the Reading Room and you’re just a short walk to the iconic New York Public Library. There’s also a Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden, but don’t leave before having a lit-themed cocktail at Bookmarks Lounge. It was a little cold during our stay but having a “Tequila Mockingbird” by one of the roaring fireplaces was the perfect way to end the day. Unfortunately I left my big camera at home, but I wanted to share a few of the iPhone pics I took. This place is magical and the service is unbelievable! The “Librarians” definitely know how to make your stay extra special. From the lovely welcome note we received upon checkin to the friendly staff available to help you day or night. I cannot say enough good things about this place.
I hope today brings you lots of love and hugs. What are some of your favorite boutique hotels that inspire romance?
This is not a sponsored post. Opinions are my own.
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