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As you know, I am not only your go to blogger for food, travel and entertainment information I also provide planning services:

  • Restaurant Reservations
  • Party Planning
  • Travel and Vacation (Flight, Car Service, Hotels)
  • Sightseeing Arrangements
  • Concerts, Shows, Sports and Live Events
  • Holiday, Anniversary and Birthday Plans
  • Spas and Outdoor Recreation
  • Date Night Planning

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If you want to “Live Life Simply” and enjoy your event without the hassle of planning it email simplypamarie@gmail.com.

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The Auto Show Returns To NYC!

The New York International Auto Show is a favorite event of all car lovers and it has returned to the Jacob Javits center. The Auto Show showcases some of the hottest new cars, motorcycles and trucks. They have a outdoor Toyota Camry Driving Experience and each day there are different events that you can participate in. If you’re in the market for a new car or want to sit in your dream car and inhale the smell of fresh leather seats, this is the event for you.

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This event runs from April 3 to April 12 so luckily you still have time. It’s a great event for couples, families and even kids. There are three levels of cars, activities, and vendors open to the public. Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi, Porsche, Acura, and Infiniti  are just some of the cars that you will see at this event. They also display concept cars, Car of the Year and just revealed cars to the public at this event.

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If you plan to attend this event I suggest you bring a camera or camera phone and wear sneakers. You will be walking around a lot and you will want to take pictures. If you have already been to the auto show, tell me what you thought about it in the comments below. I also would love to see your pictures on Instagram. Tag me at @simplypamarie!

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Location: New York International Auto Show Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th ave between 34 & 40 Streets 

Public Show Dates: April 3-12, 2015

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 10am-7pm

Tickets:  $16 Adults & $7 Child

A Breathtaking Day At The Orchid Show

I have been impatiently waiting for Spring time for the past few weeks now. But apparently, it’s been Spring time at the Botanical Garden since February 28th. Inside the New York Botanical Garden is the annual display of my favorite flower. This display is called The Orchid Show. There are hundreds of species of the orchid flower showcased all throughout the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. There’s only one word that describes this beautiful flower world, it’s “breathtaking.”

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When I entered the Orchid Show, I didn’t know where to look. Throughout the show are hanging flower baskets, colorful column displays and the biggest flower chandelier you’ve ever seen. For a girl like me who always keeps an orchid flower pot at her desk at work. This was like orchid heaven. I didn’t even know there were so many different species of orchids and it was amazing to see them all in one place.

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One of my favorite displays was the huge chandelier of white orchids. It actually gave me some wedding ideas while standing under it. It reminded me of a huge halo, and would be a gorgeous focal piece for a wedding. My most favorite part of the show was in the rainforest room. There is one room that has a waterfall statue that falls into a pool in the center of the room. All around the room are different flowers and plants. It also has benches for you to sit and absorb the experience. This room is peaceful and soothing. I sat on a bench for over a half hour and it was the most relaxing moment I’ve had in a while. I want to return just to sit in that room again.

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The Orchid Show is perfect for a date, they also have select dates for this purpose called Orchid Evenings. You can listen to music, toast  your cocktails and receive beauty treatments from a Guerlain make up artist during these evenings. There is a great deal on living social for $29. Take advantage of this deal. The Orchid Show event runs from February 28th to April 19th so you have two more weeks to experience this breathtaking orchid presentation.

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Locations: The Orchid Show 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Price: Weekday Adults: $20, Weekend/Monday Adults: $25 (Other Pricing)

Orchid Evening Dates: April 11, 17, 18 from 6:30 pm to 9pm

Orchid Evenings: Non-Member $35/Member $25 (Adults 21 and over)

Living Social Deal: Orchid Evening $29