Engagement Restuarants in New York City (NYC)

Proposing to your special someone in New York City? Well there’s certainly no shortage of locations to choose from. If you’re thinking about restaurants though, here’s 10 romantic restaurants to consider:

1. Savoy – 70 Prince St. Between Crosby and Lafayette Sts.
2. The Place – 310 W. 4th St. Between Bank and W. 12th Sts.
3. Gramercy Tavern – 42 E. 20th St. Between Broadway and Park Ave. So.
4. Union Square Cafe – 21 E. 16th St. Between Fifth Ave. and Union Sq. West
5. One If By Land, Two If By Sea – 17 Barrow St. (bet. 7th Ave. S. & W. 4th St.)
6. Blue Hill – 75 Washington Pl. Between Sixth Ave. and MacDougal St.
7. The River Cafe – 1 Water Street, Brooklyn
8. Daniel – 60 E. 65th St. Between Park and Madison Aves.
9. The Sea Grill – 19 W. 49th St. Between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
10. Balthazar – 80 Spring St. Between Crosby & Broadway.

Published in: on September 10, 2007 at 8:10 pm  Comments (8)  

Jenna Bush Gets Engaged

By Susan Page, USA TODAY 


jenna bush, jenna bush engaged, engaged, white house, bush engaged, jenna bush engagementCould the first White House wedding in a generation be in the offing?

The White House issued a three-sentence statement Thursday announcing the engagement of Jenna Bush, one of President Bush’s 25-year-old twin daughters, to Henry Hager, 29. He’s beginning his second and final year as a graduate student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Sally McDonough, press secretary for Laura Bush, said she didn’t know when or where the wedding would take place.

“I can tell you that they are happy,” she said of the president and first lady. Jenna Bush and Hager became engaged Wednesday while in Maine visiting the Bush family retreat in Kennebunkport. They’ve been dating for several years.

Hager has Republican bloodlines: His father, John, is a former lieutenant governor of Virginia and assistant Education secretary in the Bush administration. Last month, the elder Hager was elected chairman of the Virginia GOP.

The younger Hager has worked at the White House as an assistant to political strategist Karl Rove.

The last presidential offspring to marry in the White House was Tricia Nixon, who wed Edward Cox in the Rose Garden in 1971.

“Weddings, babies being born — they’re good things” for a White House, says Myra Gutin, a professor at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., who has just completed a biography of Jenna’s grandmother, Barbara Bush.

Gutin says Luci Baines Johnson’s wedding in 1966 provided a bit of rare positive coverage of the Johnson White House during an era of Vietnam War protests.

Jenna Bush graduated from the University of Texas in 2004, then taught at an elementary school in the District of Columbia and worked as an intern with the United Nations Children’s Fund. A book she wrote about a single mother in Panama that grew out of that experience — titled Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope— is being published next month. She and her mother now are writing a children’s book.

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marriage Proposal Stories

I found this site, Best Marriage Proposals, that has stories users have submitted about their proposals.  If you’re looking for ideas or tips, here’s a good place to look.

We would also love to hear any stories about your proposals or even just ideas so leave your comments here as well!

Published in: on August 15, 2007 at 8:58 pm  Comments (2)  

5 Engagement Ideas

1) Tell her to take time off work and arrange for everything to be covered for a week (but don’t tell her where you will be going). Make all the plans for a week’s vacation in a five-star resort in Mexico. Propose one evening at a restaurant with serenading mariachis. You can have the diamond ready in your pocket.

2) Order a dozen red roses and pick them up yourself at the shop. Write the card to say, “Will you marry me?” and put the diamond in a presentation box with the roses. Present the flowers during a candlelight dinner for two at home (cater if you can’t cook).

3) Mail her a romantic poem from Shakespeare or Browning. Include a photo of yourself on your knees with a diamond in your hand, and write on the back in marker, “Will you marry me?” Be ready, hiding outside her house when she normally opens her mail, and go inside with the diamond in hand when you hear her scream with joy.

4) For the serious netizens — E-mail a 3-D animated graphic of a loose diamond, with the message, “Will you marry me?” If you can, time the delivery of the e-mail when you can be there in person to see her reaction and get your answer.

5) During a vacation at one of the fancy hotels that leaves chocolates or mints on the pillow each morning — Sneak back after she leaves the room for breakfast, make the bed, put out the “Do not disturb” sign. Leave the diamond in a special box on the pillow in place of the mints so she finds it when you get back.

Courtesy Diamondhelpers.com

Published in: on July 31, 2007 at 10:31 pm  Comments (2)  

Ideas for the Perfect Proposal

Congratulations! You are ready to pop the question have the ring in hand! So, what is your next step? How will you propose to your girlfriend/boyfriend? We have put together a list of some very good (and a few bad) ideas. The purpose is to get your creative juices flowing.

  1. Propose at a theater – In advance, talk to the stage manage to assist you with the arrangements.
  2. Recreate your first date or the first time you told each other “I Love You”
  3. Propose at a Restaurant – We have learned that proposing in restaurants are the 2nd most popular places to propose – this behind proposing at home. If you are planning on proposing at a restaurant, talk to the manager a head of time to make this very special.
  4. Propose on the radio – If your special someone listens to the same radio station every morning or during work, arrange a proposal over the air with the station manager.
  5. Propose with Jigsaw Puzzle – Give him or her a jigsaw puzzle with you holding a sign that reads “Will you Marry Me?” You can order this at snapfish.com.
  6. Propose with Photo Album – Make an album of your entire relationship with the last page reading “will you marry me?”
  7. Hide the ring – Place in the engagement ring in a place she will find it very easily.For example, let her find the engagement ring sitting in her room on her favorite stuff animal.
  8. Propose at home – #1 most popular place to propose – why not propose in the place you both feel most comfortable – at your house. For example, propose at home and then fly him/her to Miami for a surprise weekend get away.
  9. Go on vacation or get a hotel room – Talk to the hotel ahead of time to have you room filled with roses when she walks in.
  10. Propose with flowers – Buy her/him a dozen roses and have the card read “Will you Marry?”
  11. Languages of Love – Purchase a blank book and write “I Love You” and “Will you Marry Me?” in different languages. The last page should read”Will you Marry Me?” in english
  12. Write it in the sky – Hire a glider to write your message in the sky
  13. The Old-Fashion Engagement – Go down on one knee with one rose
  14. Treasure Hunt – Send your special someone on a treasure hunt with you at the last location
  15. The Next Mrs./Mr. ____ – Purchase a t-shirt reading “The Next Mrs/Mr_______”. Tell her/him that you have a gift for her, when she opens it up the box with the t-shirt, pull out the engagement ring
  16. Propose over a homemade dinner – Cook your special someone his/her favorite meal.
Published in: on July 5, 2007 at 2:28 am  Comments (1)  

Submit your Engagement Story

Tell me about your engagement! Please share your proposal with others. Your engagement story can spark the imagination of someone who is planning their perfect proposal. 🙂

Published in: on June 16, 2007 at 3:01 am  Comments (1)  

Best Locations to Propose

Are you planning on proposing, but don’t know where? Here is what we think are the top locations:

  1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India.
  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  3. Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii. V
  4. Venetian gondola, Venice, Italy.
  5. Key West, Florida.
  6. Cliff of the Dawn, Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
  7. Grand Canyon, Arizona.
  8. Honeymoon Beach, St. John, US Virgin Islands.
  9. Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
  10. Empire State Building, New York City
  11. Golden Gate Bride, San Francisco
  12. In front of Buckingham Palace, London
  13. In a hot air balloon over Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California
  14. On the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
  15. Giza Pyramids, Cairo
  16. Atop the London Eye, London
  17. St. Peter’s Cathedral, Rome
  18. In front of Cinderella’s castle, Disneyland
  19. A top pyramid at Chitzen Itza, Mexico
  20. On a helicopter tour, Hawaii
  21. Beneath Juliet’s balcony, Verona, Italy
  22. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
  23. Atop a glacier, Switzerland
  24. Niagara Falls, Canada.
  25. Pike’s Peak, Colorado
  26. Lover’s Leap, Jamaica
  27. Aboard the Orient-Express
  28. In a carriage in Central Park, New York City
  29. On a cruise ship deck beneath the stars
  30. Lover’s Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  31. In a bubble bath
  32. A picnic at a local park
Published in: on June 3, 2007 at 1:07 am  Comments (3)  

Inexpensive Proposal Ideas

Looking for ways to not break the bank:

  • Cook your special someone his/her favorite meal and propose at home
  • Propose during a picnic
  • Take a bike ride, and propose on the trail
Published in: on May 24, 2007 at 3:46 pm  Comments (1)  

Welcome to the Marriage Proposal Guide!

Are you thinking about proposing to your special someone and don’t know how to pop the question? Well, you are in luck! The Engagement Guide is composed of all the best proposal ideas to help your imagination take flight.

Published in: on May 15, 2007 at 11:09 pm  Leave a Comment