Summer in New York City is a beautiful thing. Well at least that is what everyone tells me. I personally prefer the Fall but I can appreciate a nice summer night. We try to spend as much time outdoors as we can in the summer because come winter we are not leaving the house for at least 9 months. Living in New York City can be expensive but in Poor In A Private Plane fashion I have managed to figure out how to have date night for under $15 including food and wine. Keep on reading to learn more.
I am a cheap date. A few nights ago we went out for dinner, wine and a movie all for under $10. You’re probably wondering how I pulled that off. Well pay attention people because we only have a month of summer left so you need to jump on this opportunity while you can.
What we did?
We went to see the Big Short in Hudson River Park. If you live in or near New York City check this out because there are tons of free movies all summer long. All you need is a blanket, some food and drink and you’re good to go.
Photo Credit: Time Out NY
What we ate?
The night before the move I made taco pasta salad. The recipe is available here and it was recommended by a friend. Since I made it the night before I left out the avocado and cheese. It was perfect for a movie in the park. The pasta salad cost me about 5 bucks to make in total. I halved the recipe which gave me enough leftovers for a few lunches throughout the week so if you are only counting what we actually ate it would be about $2.50 however I still paid $5.00 for all the ingredients.
Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything
What we drank?
Wine of course. I stopped at Trader Joe’s over the weekend and found a $5.00 bottle of Contadino Pinot Grigio that hit the spot.
So let's do some math:
Movie in the Park : Free
Pasta Salad: $5.00
Bottle of Wine: $5.00
Grand Total: $10.00
Do you have any cheap date ideas to share?
Every summer about half of New York City heads out to the Hamptons on Friday night for a weekend of fun in the sun. Not only is it expensive ($500 bucks a night for a motel room) but the traffic is horrendous (upwards of 5 hours depending on the time of day). You can take the train out there and avoid the traffic but I personally like the convenience of having my own car. You are probably wondering why I am talking about the Hamptons when it is snowing out. Don't worry. I am getting to my point.
A few weekends ago DH and I decided to spend our anniversary weekend in the Hamptons. It was a last minute trip but just to sum it up not only did we make it out to Southampton in under 90 minutes but we were able to find a hotel room for the night for around $100 bucks that put us about 5 minutes away from the wineries we were hoping to visit.
**All photos were taken with my camera phone hence the quality**
Who is Taima?
I am a native New Yorker that is addicted to travel and fashion. Wealth is not measured by the amount of money you have but by your life experiences.