February 11, 2020
BLOG: How to Spend Valentine’s Day at ARO__ Read article
BLOG: How to Spend Valentine’s Day at ARO
Quaint candle-lit bistros, bouquets readily available on every street corner, evocative streets to saunter down as you’re bundled up. Can you think of a more poetic or charming city than New York City? Well, Valentine’s Day is almost here, and that means celebrating this special occasion with your loved one. Whether it’s dinner out or spending some time indoors in ARO’s gracious and welcoming no-fee NYC apartments, these Midtown West luxury rentals are the ideal home base for all your amorous endeavors.
Here are Algin Management’s recommendations for making the most of Valentine’s Day near ARO.
Walk around the Park
At ARO, you’re in the center of Manhattan, with seemingly every major park at your heels. Take a long meandering stroll through Central Park or Riverside Park. And nothing says over-the-top romanticism like a horse-and-carriage or pedicab ride around the Loop in Central Park. More coordinated couples should strap on a pair of skates at the iconic ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Of course, you’ll want to wear a warm coat and gloves, but the brisk winter breezes will make you want to get a little closer.
Not As Sweet As You
After all that outdoor activity, you’ll want to heat up and maybe consume some of the calories you burnt off and have a pre-dinner snack. On your way back home to ARO, stop off at Maison Kayser and pick up a pastry at an international institution that’s become synonymous with buttery baked goods and flaky croissants. Pro tip: grab a cup of their frothy and thick hot chocolate that’s as luscious as it is soul-warming. Another neighborhood hotspot is the beloved Bouchon Bakery located at Columbus Circle, best known for traditional Parisian delights, such as chocolate confections, tarts, macarons, and seasonally curated cheese boards. For Valentine’s Day, Chef Thomas Keller and team are baking heart-shaped cookies—shortbread and sugar—and mini-sized cakes for two.
A Meal Made with Love
It’s often said that a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. And a home-cooked meal with a bottle or two of wine is an easy way to show off your culinary prowess and show someone you really care about them. At ARO, state-of-the-art appliances, ample space, and gorgeous Caesarstone countertops elevate any meal to the next level. Prepare an uncomplicated meal with the best ingredients you can find at Whole Foods at Columbus Circle, which is less than five minutes away from ARO. And even though you may already have been indulging in sweets, there’s no better way to cap off a Valentine’s Day than with a box of chocolates from the nearby Neuhaus flagship store as you watch the city twinkle around you from the heights of ARO in Midtown West.
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