Birthday Weekend in NYC

January 18, 2016
10 Fun Things You HAVE to Eat in NYC!!!

This year for my birthday three of my most favorite friends met me for an unforgettable weekend in New York City. I had so much fun spending this special birthday in such a fun place with such amazing friends! We spent the weekend running all over the city hunting for the best, craziest, most decadent food NYC […]

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How to Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps {New Google My Maps Tutorial}

April 24, 2015
SUPER helpful tutorial to create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps. A MUST have if you've got a trip coming up! Works with the NEW Google My Maps!

If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, sights I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and more […]

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New York for Christmas

January 8, 2015
Plan the Ultimate Weekend in NYC at Christmas. A checklist to help you see and do everything in NYC in one weekend for the perfect NYC Christmas experience.

For Kevin’s mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with a trip to New York at Christmas. She’d never been to New York before, and it has always been her dream to go at Christmas! For her birthday, Kevin gave her one of his famous travel brochures. :) Since she had never been before, we had […]

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NYC Girls Weekend with Picky Palate!

March 17, 2014

Last weekend I was so excited to sneak away for a fun few days in NYC with one of my favorite friends, Jenny from Picky Palate. I always love it when we travel together, and we had been talking about going back to NYC for ages. I was so excited when the date finally came! […]

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Girls Day in NYC

October 8, 2013
Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Sugar and Plumm in NYC

After Kevin headed back home, I still had a few more days to myself in NYC before the Hellmann’s 100th Birthday Party. My sweet blogging buds Shelly and Shaina joined me, and at the last minute we found out our other friend Jessica was going to be in NYC too! :) We met up for […]

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The Tuscany NYC

October 4, 2013

When Kevin and I were in New York, we stayed at The Tuscany NYC. I really wanted to surprise Kevin and stay here, because I knew the number one thing on his to do list was go to the top of the Empire State Building. The Tuscany offers rooms with a stunning view of the […]

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The Empire State Building at Night

October 3, 2013

Kevin’s number one thing on his list to do in NYC was go to the top of the Empire State Building. I kept telling him about Top of the Rock too, but I think what really convinced him is when our friends Stephanie and Tadd over at The Plain Chicken told him about it when […]

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The Treat House, NYC

October 1, 2013

My friend Shelly told me about this fun new dessert shop in NYC called the Treat House. They specialize in Rice Krispy Treats and offer over a dozen varieties of gourmet mini Rice Krispy treats! Kevin loves Rice Krispy treats, so I knew we had to check this place out. We stopped by first thing one […]

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Two Quick Days in NYC

September 30, 2013

Last weekend Kevin and I spent a few quick days in NYC together. We had so much fun this trip! Whenever we travel together, I usually pick where we eat, and he picks what we do. It works out great! :) He always does his research and finds the neatest things for us to do. […]

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Sunset Boat Tour of NYC

September 27, 2013

This week I was in New York for an unforgettable event with Hellmann’s. The event was super quick — just lunch on Tuesday — and since I’d be in the city anyway, Kevin and I decided to go up a few days early and make a weekend out of it, just the two of us. […]

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NYC and Philly Treats!

July 30, 2012
Guide to the Best Sweet Treats of NYC and Philly

I had so, so much fun cruising all over NYC and Philly with Shaina this past week! It was a totally unplanned, last minute thing, but such a whirlwind of sugar and fun. Last week Shaina and I were talking on the phone as we took long walks around our neighborhoods on a beautiful, breezy […]

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Come See Me in NYC & Philly!

July 23, 2012
Adorama Blographer Event NYC

So, I have some fun news!! You guys know my sweet friend Shaina from the fabulous Food For My Family blog, right? And you’ve seen her delicious and adorable new cookbook Desserts in Jars? It’s all desserts — and they’re all in jars!! :) Shaina’s busy touring away giving demos and taste-testing parties in cities […]

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A Dessert Lover’s Guide to NYC Sweets

June 4, 2012
Must-Stop Guide to NYC Sweets

Planning a trip to NYC this summer? Want to find the best desserts ever? You’re in luck! Here’s a sweets-obsessed, dessert-lover’s guide on where to find the best sweets, treats, and desserts in NYC. To help you plan, I’ve grouped my favorite places together by location, so if you’re short on time, you can easily […]

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Eventi Hotel, New York City

April 26, 2012

Back in March I was in New York for a quick 30-hour visit. The wonderful folks at Hellmann’s Mayo (they’re the ones who let me meet Bobby Flay, swoon!) brought us up for a fun event. We got to pretend like we had our own cooking shows and make a video preparing a recipe. They […]

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Girls Week in NYC

April 3, 2012
forbidden broadway sundae serendipity

Last week I had such a fun opportunity to tag along with my sweet friend and neighbor Stephanie to NYC. She travels to all sorts of fun places for work, and when she slyly told me she was heading to NYC on her next fabulous trip, you know there was no way I was letting […]

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Butter Lane Cupcakes

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!! I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday. Kev and I’ve got one more quiet day at home together before he has to go back to work tomorrow. It has been a truly wonderful Christmas, I absolutely love this time of year. I took these photos last month when Kev and I […]

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NYC Macarons

December 8, 2011

Dahling, you simply know we couldn’t go to New York without finding some fabulous sweets and treats! I got such a kick out of walking all over NYC and keeping an eye out for my newest obsession: macarons. And much to my glee, just about everywhere we went we spied a cute little macaron shop. […]

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New York at Christmas

December 5, 2011
New York City at Christmas 2011

We had such a wonderful time in New York this weekend. Kevin took me to spend a few days in the city for my birthday, and it was absolutely gorgeous all decked out for Christmas. Kev’s never been to New York, and we both have always wanted to go at Christmas.  I had so much […]

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Max Brenner and The Gansevoort Hotel

September 30, 2011

When I was in New York for the Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge, we stayed at the Gansevoort Hotel on Park Avenue, near Union Square. The Gansevoort was a beautiful hotel — ultra sleek and modern. I got a kick out of these suggestive pink ladies above my bed! And the suggestive book on the cafe table […]

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New York at Night

September 23, 2011

I was in New York this weekend, and I got to spend some time in Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday. I’ve been to the city a handful times over the past year, and every time I go I always think about taking the train down to Brooklyn. But I’d never had the opportunity to spend […]

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