Big This Week

Recent Posts

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Virtual Friends Tour with On Location Tours


Are we all not happy to welcome 2021 ? I know I am, however, travel is probably not going to be happening until maybe the Fall months. Many companies are offering great virtual tours to keep us safe at home but able to enjoy some fun activities. One of the blog's favorite tour companies, On Location Tours, has available a Friends Virtual Tour Package. For fans of the show, this is a great way to see where they filmed in the city and have some fun. It's a great activity to gather family, friends or co-workers you have not seen in a while! The video is 40 minutes long but you can break it up if you wish if watching solo. I really enjoyed this tour. 

My friend, Bénédicte, from France, took the tour and here are some of her thoughts:  
It's the kind of show that you would love watching with friends with a lot of popcorn during a Friends binge home night laughing all together. This virtual tour makes me want to do the in-person Friends tour! 

These tours are great to do and then go back and see all the places on our own. I have been taking On Location Tours for quite a few years and have always enjoyed every one. I have even found folks who live in NYC on these tours as sometimes they learn things as well! 

Tour Highlights

  • The tour is approximately 40 minutes long and features 18 locations from the acclaimed series. The purchase of a ticket also includes a Friends box shipped to your US home address (don’t worry, a smelly cat isn’t included in the box). The box contains a Central Perk mug along with four other surprise items, which are all essential for the virtual tour (and great keepsakes for after the tour as well).
  • In addition to seeing the notorious Friends NYC apartment building, which sits on the sixth floor above the local coffee shop Central Perk, you’ll pass by Chandler’s work building, and the Museum of Natural History, where Ross works as a paleontologist. Note to self: When working with Ross, never eat his sandwich!
  • You will also swing by Bloomingdale’s where Rachel is hired as an assistant buyer, as well as Saks 5th Avenue where Joey’s new day job forces him to compete with another cologne spritzer, “The Hombre Man.” I think at this point, we all knew that Joey should have just stuck with his acting career.
  • The purchase of a ticket also includes a Friends box shipped to your US home address (don’t worry, a smelly cat isn’t included in the box). The box contains a Central Perk mug along with four other surprise items, which are all essential for the virtual tour (and great keepsakes for after the tour as well).
  • And last but not least, purchasing a ticket will grant you admission to the virtual Friends trivia night, where you will go up against other Friends super fans (don’t worry, you’ll do a great job). So pour yourself a “quarantini,” order the Joey Special, bake some Nestlé toll house cookies and sit back and enjoy!



Friends Virtual Tour + Package
Includes free access to Friends Trivia and a Friends box shipped to your US home address (don’t worry, a smelly cat isn’t included in the box).  $68
Friends Virtual Tour (no package) 
Includes free access to Friends Trivia  $29

If you are really getting bored by now, I know I sure am, give some thought to doing a Friends Virtual Tour as it's a fun escape from this world right now. I think we all need that just a little bit!! I hope if you do take the tour, that you enjoy it and feel free to leave comments after you have. 

Disclosure: I was provided (2) tickets for the Virtual Friends Tour from On Location Tours for this review. There has been no monetary compensation for this post. I only recommend products that I feel will be of interest to my readers, and that I am truly impressed by. All opinions are my own. Thank you!! 


To be assured not miss a post, sign up for each one to be emailed to you HERE. Be sure to check for your Feedburner confirmation email, or your subscription will not be processed. Your email is not sold or shared with anyone. Thank you so much for visiting! 


Share:

Friday, January 1, 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021


I think it is safe to say we are all very happy 2020 is over and done with. I am so looking forward to this year, and the positive it will bring us. The photos above were of the Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel my friend and I attended in 2017. It was a glorious day, the city was pretty empty on New Year's Day and we sat for hours just chatting and enjoying champagne. We were supposed to do this again January 2020 but I ended up getting sick and had to cancel that morning. I also had the pleasure of a little squirrel in my home in January, funny now but not at the time, and should have realized 2020 was not going to be a good year. Little did I know how bad it would get as the months went on.

We are now in 2021, and I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. For those who have lost loved ones, I am so deeply sorry. I hope you know they are always with you in your heart. I often think how my parents would have dealt with the pandemic, and although I miss them terribly, I wouldn't have wanted them to deal with what 2020 brought us. 

Please be sure to be careful out there, wear your mask and do what you can to not get this virus. We all need to stick together and be there for each other. Remember kindness goes a long way, especially now as we never know what someone else may be going through. We are in the home stretch and I really feel things are going to improve greatly in 2021. We also need to support our local/small businesses and restaurants. They have been hit so hard by this pandemic, and so many you can patronize online, please do so. I will be highlighting more places this year in the city that ship so you can have a little bit of NYC at your door. 

May 2021 bring you much happiness, health and love. 


All my best,
Rosemary 


To be assured not miss a post, sign up for each one to be emailed to you HERE. Be sure to check for your Feedburner confirmation email, or your subscription will not be processed. Your email is not sold or shared with anyone. Thank you so much for visiting! 

Share:

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020


I think can safely say 2020 has been a year like no other (and hopefully NEVER again). Thank goodness this is just a temporary issue, and I am already looking online for NYC hotels to book in 2021. I realize for many of you, this will be a holiday without your family and friends, and that can be hard. But we should be grateful we have the ability to visit with them via face chat. This will be my first time in 4 years not spending it in the city, and waking up Christmas morning to those gorgeous views.  For those of you having a difficult time, know that you are loved and thought of each day. It will get better. I wish you all the best Christmas, appreciate you reading this blog of my favorite city, and look forward to sharing more with you in 2021. NYC will be back better than ever. 

You can see more frequent posts on my Instagram account, please give a follow there, and say "hello". I would love to hear from you. 

You are all the most wonderful people and I am so grateful for you! 

All my best, 
Rosemary 

To be assured not miss a post, sign up for each one to be emailed to you HERE. Be sure to check for your Feedburner confirmation email, or your subscription will not be processed. Your email is not sold or shared with anyone. Thank you so much for visiting! 
Share:
Blog Design Created by pipdig