All posts by Jessica Garrett

Jessica Rose Garrett earned a Master's Degree in Art History from Columbia University. After living in New York City, she returned to Utah with a passion for city life and desire to explore all Salt Lake has to offer. Whether you live in Salt Lake, Logan, or Boise, or happen to be passing through, read about her suggestions for the perfect anniversary or staycation here on the Anniversary Inn blog and make your "time on the town" memorable.

Hunker Down for a Cozy Staycation

Just when we thought spring was around the corner, in comes the snow. This shouldn’t come as a surprise (we’re in Utah, after all), but the cold weather still seems like a disappointment. As I watched the snow fall today, I began to crave a staycation spent hunkered down, warm and cozy. In true fashion, Anniversary Inn can deliver just that.

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Music and Romance – a Perfect Anniversary in Logan

There are some years for large-scale, elaborate anniversary celebrations. And then, there are years where a low key night on the town is exactly what your heart is calling for. If this year’s anniversary celebration falls into this second camp, Logan has just what you’re looking for.

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This weekend, the Brigham City Center for the Arts begins their “Music in the City” series. Every month – from now until May – renown musicians from the area perform at the Center bringing music both vocal and instrumental. This month, Cherie Call – the talented and beautiful singer-songwriter – will bring her bluegrass music to Brigham City for a concert you won’t want to miss. Tickets are only $10 ($7 for students with ID). Buy tickets here. Hurry! They will sell out. Here more of her music here.

Check out  here video below:

Here is their line up for 2015:

January 16 – COREY CHRISTIANSEN – Jazz Guitar / Organ Trio

February 20 – CHERIE CALL – Singer / Songwriter

March 20 – FOUR – World Class Saxophone Quartet

April 17 – LEAPING LULU – Celtic

May 15 – AUSTIN WEYAND BAND – Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso

After the concert, make your way to Logan’s Anniversary Inn (just a romantic 30 minute drive from the Brigham City Center for the Arts – map) and choose a suite that exudes romance. I recommend the…

European Honeymoon Suite

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or the Grand Manor Suite

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or the Nefertiti’s Court Suite

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Each of these exceptional suites features a jacuzzi tub for two, big screen televisions, and a luxurious bed. But remember, each of our suites are unique so click on the links above to see the individual features.  As always, your stay includes complimentary sparkling apple cider, cheesecake, and breakfast in the morning.

Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic night on the town. This year, make your anniversary celebration intimate – simple and special all at the same time.

A “New Year’s Eve” Proposal

My husband is the sweetest man ever born. We had only been dating for a few months, but we were so in love. I had a son from a previous marriage and I was always concerned that my boyfriends wouldn’t ever understand. After all I had dated several guys who just weren’t ready for kids. He asked me to go to dinner with him on December 30th since on actual New Year’s Eve we would have my son and it wouldn’t be all dancing and romancing and kissing at midnight.

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We went to the Olive Garden for dinner just the 2 of us. He kept leaving the table for some reason he hardly ate and every time he tried to talk the waiter interrupted him… He was so nervous and irritated and that just isn’t him at all. We finished our dinner and went out to the car. I mentioned to him teasingly that we should go to the mall and he could buy me something expensive. And when I turned around he was on one knee in the Olive Garden parking lot. He said to me that he had already bought me something expensive and wondered if I would be willing to wear it the rest of my life.  Of course I said yes because not only is he sweet and handsome and smart and funny. He loves my so as though he were his own. I later found out that he kept leaving the table so he could call my dad to figure out what to do because the restaurant was so busy and wasn’t working out. I mean how cute is that? We have been married for 8 years in June and went from 1 child to 4 in that time, and love each other more and more everyday. I still can’t drive past an Olive Garden parking lot without thinking about how lucky I am that such a wonderful man chose me…
That is our story so far and it gets better every year.

Thank you for sharing your engagement story with us Cindy and Jon! What  a great way to bring in the  new year.

If you are interested in having your proposal story published here on the Anniversary Inn Blog, just email a brief summary of the events and a few photos to anniversaryinnproposalstory@gmail.com. Those who submit their stories are automatically entered into our contest to win a free night at one of the four Anniversary Inn locations (Boise, Logan, 5th South, SLC, and South Temple, SLC). We look forward to hearing from you!

Anniversary at the Capitol

These winter months are making me stir crazy! Cabin fever is alive and well at our home, yet I can’t bring myself to brave the cold for any time span longer than it takes to get from my house to my car. Can you relate? The upside of all this cold is that being forced inside creates a romantic ambiance, a perfect setting for an anniversary. If your anniversary falls during these colder months, and you’re looking for a way to celebrate indoors, I have the perfect solution.

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Honeymooning at the Anniversary Inn

As indicated in our title, the Anniversary Inn usually attracts couples wanting to celebrate their anniversary. Well, this couple decided to venture outside the box and spend the first night of their honeymoon with us at the Anniversary Inn on 5th South in the Presidential Suite, a perfect choice for their first night together as husband and wife.

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Personally, I can’t think of a better suite for honeymooners. The decor is cozy and classy, the jacuzzi tub is built comfortably for two, and the view…aw, the view! With your own personal balcony overlooking the Salt Lake City skyline, this suite cannot be beat. But, don’t take my word for it. Annie and Trent English had a ball. Here is Annie’s take on the experience: Continue reading