A few weeks ago, my family went to Orlando, Florida. It was a working trip for my husband, but my son and I tagged along to take advantage of the sunshine and attractions that the city is known for. The break from winter weather was much needed. Thanks to travel tips from Eileen Oglintz, the beauty and high level service of the Ritz Carlton and fun atmosphere of Disney — we had a wonderful time!
For the first time in 17 years, the NBA All Star Weekend took place in New York City. The events were split between Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The family friendly weekend of basketball overlapped with New York Fashion Week and created much spectacle for celebrity sightings all over the city. My family did not attend the game, but did visit pop-up shops like Token 38 that hosted NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal, Dominique Wilkins and Shawn Kemp among others. We also played basketball at the NBA House, located at Moynihan Station. The interactive space had multiple sections for practicing your basketball skills. There were also autograph signings and “All Star” gear giveaways.
Last week, I attended a “Mamarazzi” event hosted by the Moms and sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line. The pre-screening of the SpongeBob movie was a fun outing for me and my son (who was all smiles beginning to end). The Nickelodeon character and buddy Patrick were present at the Paramount screening room to take photos with the kids and kids at heart. A huge thanks to the Moms for the invite!
My family enjoys watching and playing sports together, so when an event such as the Superbowl occurs we definitely make plans to celebrate in some way. A neighborhood restaurant, Henry’s offers an annual party and my son requested to go back to watch this year. My little Seahawk fan was not alone in the crowd and unfortunately, was one of the many disappointed “12th men“. There were tears at the end of the night, but a good time had by all.