Valentine’s Day is a week away, so love is in the air. One romantic thing Alex and I have always wanted to do is kiss at the top of the Empire State Building. It’s beautiful and iconic, and it feels like something all New Yorkers should do.

The catch? We’re too neurotic: I’m scared of elevators, and Alex is scared of heights. Foiled!

But when Coach, inspired by their sensual new fragrance, asked us to share what love means to us, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and finally experience a kiss above our favorite city.

The elevator took us up 86 stories. I was nervous (that we’d get stuck in there forever, naturally), but Alex kept me calm.

At the top, we were nearly a quarter mile above the ground!

We felt giddy to be up there. New York City has been the backdrop of our entire relationship; we met at a party, went on our first date, fell in love, got engaged, got married and started a family in a tiny apartment—all in downtown Manhattan.

The views were stunning. (I’d also love to see it on a sparkling sunny day or late at night—the building is open until 2am.)

And there’s the kiss! We did it!

Have you been to the top? Now I know what we’ve been missing all these years! It was a wonderful morning….now we just had the elevator ride back down. :)

Thank you so much for the encouragement, Coach Love! And, in celebration of love, check out their adorable Facebook app and share the little things you love these days.

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(Sponsored by Coach’s new fragrance, Coach Love, a warm woody floral. Photos by Bonnie Tsang. Green swing coat by HATCH)