Long Island Spring Restaurant Week!

Long Island Restaurant Week has returned! From April 26th to May 3, 2015 Long Island is offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $27.95 per person at over 145 locations! Some of the restaurants that are participating in this week long celebration are Seasons 52Havana CentralThe Melting Pot and Novita. I’ve previously dined at these restaurants and they all get my stamp of approval. Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make your reservations today. Tag me on Instagram @simplypamarie I’d love to see your pictures and hear about your Long Island Restaurant Week experience!


Seasons 52


Havana Central


Seasons 52


Seasons 52

5 Free NYC Secrets You May Not Have Known, Until Now..

Did you know that it is possible to get something for FREE in NYC? It’s almost shocking isn’t it? Since we were always taught that nothing in life comes free, (especially not in NYC) it’s hard to believe that you can catch a break in this city. Well I decided to share 5 tips that you may have not known. Some tips are totally free but some you have to give a little to get a little, but hey isn’t that how life works anyway?

1. Get a Free Personal Shopper Experience

Select H&M and Top Shop locations offer a free personal shopper experience! All you have to do is contact them, tell them your personal style preference, your size and what kind of outfits you’re interested in and they will pull outfits for you to try on. The service is free and you are not forced to purchase anything. With H&M you receive 20% off your first purchase when you use this service. These services are offered in the 5th avenue stores and you can make your appointment today!

Read about Mommy Blogger Tiffani’s Personal Shopping experience on her blog, mymommyvents.com

2. Receive a Free Cupcake Every day

I mean why wouldn’t you want a free cupcake? That’s like turning down happiness if you ask me. Every day Georgetown Cupcake offers a free flavor of the day cupcake to the first 100 customers (1 per customer) at each of their locations. If that’s not enough free sweetness for you, Sprinkles Cupcakes offers a “BOGO” when you whisper their secret word. You can find out the secret word of each day on their twitter page.

3. Share Your Uber Code and Receive a Free Ride

I have a new found addiction to Uber and it’s getting way too expensive. So one way I save on my travel, is sharing my code. When you share your code and someone signs up for Uber, they receive a free ride up to $20 and so do you. Want to use my code? (And I truly hope you do.) Download the Uber app and enter my code: 5EMKV 


4. Share Your Hotel Tonight Code and Receive $25 Off

Another code I have is for Hotel Tonight. On this app you can score great deals on last minute hotel reservations. I used this app for my stay at Dream Midtown. When you share your code, and someone uses it and books a hotel, you receive $25 off your next stay. So use my Hotel Tonight code: PGIBBS11  I would love another staycation!

5. Free Events, Free Movies, Free Museums

The summer is coming and each and every summer, NYC hosts free movie nights, free events and free museum entry. I’ve posted all of this information before. For a reminder visit my posts for Kids, Couples and Summer Events.



Rockefeller Center

Dine Out for Metropolitan’s Restaurant Week!

“Wine and Dine like it’s your job!” That’s the catch phrase for this month’s Metropolitan Restaurant Week. With over 200 restaurants participating, this is where you want to clock in and clock out for meal time.


Restaurant Week begins January 19 and ends January 25, 2015. Select restaurants offer pre fixe lunch menus for $20.15 and dinner menus for $35.15. Three restaurants that are an absolute must for you to experience during this week are Co. Co. Sala, Oya Restaurant and SAX. Please try them and let me know if you agree that they are amazing! For a full list of participating restaurants visit ramw.org.

Share your restaurant week experiences below. I’d love to hear about your favorite restaurants!