Today is Serendipity Day, aka Serendipity Do-Da, aka Do-Da Day. So what does this mean?
If you didn’t see the movie Serendipity, then you need to go ahead and do that because it’s all about fate and destiny and energy and has awesome NYC scenes. And if you did see it, you probably didn’t pick up on the fact that Jonathan and Sara meet on December 20…which is today! That’s the day they’re in Bloomingdale’s at the beginning of the movie, trying to grab the same pair of gloves. So they meet and have this intense connection and go to Serendipity for frozen hot chocolates and skating in Central Park.
But when Jonathan writes down his number for Sara, it gets blown away and she thinks that’s a bad sign. So then he writes his name and number on the back of a five-dollar bill, which she immediately uses to buy mints. Sara’s idea is that if the five-dollar bill makes its way back to her, then they’re meant to be together.
So. My friend Joe and I loved the idea of this movie and we used to celebrate Serendipity Day by going to Serendipity (after going to the same glove counter at Bloomingdale’s and also Wollman Rink, since once you put your names in at Serendipity it takes at least two hours to get a table and these locations are actually very close to each other in real life). We had frozen hot chocolates and then we each wrote our name and number on the back of a five-dollar bill, which we then used to tip the waiter. Not that anyone ever called our asses. But that’s not the point. The point is that we put it out there. The city is magic. It does magic things.
How can you celebrate Serendipity Day if you’re not here? Well, if you are with your soul mate now and doing the happy dance, then celebrate with the One. But if you are still searching, send out positive energy into the universe today. True love will find you.
Oh, and by the way? Serendipity is also home of the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae, served in a Baccarat crystal goblet (which you get to take home), made with the world’s most expensive chocolate, and covered in 23K edible gold leaf: