August 10, 2010

Checking in at the Royalton, New York!

New York City Summer 2010

Hey guys! I’m back! Last week Jenny and I were in New York City running around Manhattan, shopping in Time’s Square, and eating every cupcake we could get our hands on!

New York City Summer 2010 Photos via Jenny

The sweet girls at Unilever hosted us at the very beautiful Royalton Hotel for our stay.

New York City Summer 2010
Photo via Jenny

They had personal-sized elevators at the Royalton. Mini elevators just big enough for 1 person and 1 suitcase. I’d never seen anything like it!

New York City Summer 2010
Right: Photo via Jenny

We watched Food Network every night. Slumber party with Picky Palate! Good thing we didn’t have a kitchen.

New York City Summer 2010

The Royalton is right in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. If we walked out of the hotel and turned left, we were one block from Time’s Square.

New York City Summer 2010

If we walked out of the hotel and turned right, we were on 5th Ave. As in Saks 5th Ave!

New York City Summer 2010

Our first morning in New York, we woke up to find a note had been slipped under the door. It said, “Open the door for fresh baked muffins.”

New York City Summer 2010

And we obeyed!

New York City Summer 2010

Unilever also made sure we were prepared for NYC’s August heat…

New York City Summer 2010

They left us body mist, scented lotion, 2 full-sized bottles of body wash, and 5 sticks of deodorant! …Each! LOL!

I totally, completely, and absolutely fell in love with the body mist! Heavenly pomegranate & lemon verbena scent with a hint of Dove moisturizer… *swoon*

New York City Summer 2010

Oh, this comfy, comfy bed! Turn down service, I miss you already!


More to come! I can’t wait to tell you about the Martha Stewart party, riding around Manhattan in a crazy bike taxi, and oh, the cupcakes!

Talk soon!!

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Nicolle August 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

That looks SO fun! The big cities are so much fun to walk around in! Lucky place to stay! Can’t wait to see more! :)


creole wisdom August 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

You’re one lucky lady, Amanda!

I love all the details. Isn’t dove great? Glad you had enough sticks to help you through the NY heat ;)

Granted I know what it’s like, I spent two summers there as a kid and one as a college student. I would liken it to hell, but you’re southern so the heat maybe felt normal?!? I’m a northern chicken :)

So excited to read about the MS bit!


Deirdre August 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

That is NOT what my hotel rooms looked like when I’ve visited NYC. Tres swanky! Love that little basket that the muffins came in.


Jenny Flake August 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Oh girl, I will never forget this trip and I mean NEVER! We had so much fun. Looking forward to more posts :)


Ann August 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I want that room! How fantastic.


Kathy Martin August 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm

My goodness….what luxury! :)


HeatherB August 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm

What a fantastic hotel room. And great shots from the street. It is always so fun to live vicariously through your excursions because your photos are always so wonderful to see!


Lizzy @ LBBakes August 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Ooo how fancy! I’ve never seen a mini-elevator either. And it looks like Unilever took care of you ladies well. :)


Mary Cardini- Anderson August 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Your photos are all beautiful. I love New York and miss going there so I appreciate your posting photos of the places that you went to while in NY.



Steph August 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm

How do you get to do all these fun trips? I am so jealous!!! The last one looked so fun with Rocco and now this! You are one lucky girl. :)


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Looks like you had a great time! Did you win this trip?


Brooke August 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I told my hubby about your fancy getaways lately and even he was jealous!! Looks divine!!


Allison August 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

*GASP* Jealous! So soooo jealous!!


♥ Ellen ♥ August 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Amanda, I SOOOOOOOoooo want your life!


Johanna August 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

That hotel looks amazing! What a fabulous place. (And yummy bath products! Fun!)


Barb in FL August 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

What a wonderful experience! I’m glad your having a wonderful time!!!


Valeria August 11, 2010 at 2:27 am

Wow! That’s gorceous! It’s a long time since I’ve been to NY, so enjoy it for every of us & for you! Have fun!


Deb August 11, 2010 at 5:23 am

*gasppp* i love having muffins outside my door and body mists and so on provided! you’re so lucky, amanda.


Agape August 11, 2010 at 6:56 am

Recently came across your site and I have to tell you, I’m in love! I really appreciate all of your hard work! Thanks for sharing! Keep it up!!



Kathy August 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

Thank you for sharing! Love the pictures! I enjoy your blog sooo much! And I must admit…just a little bit jealous! Good for you!


alyson andrew August 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

were you opposite the sofitel by any chance?


Jacki August 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I’m delurking! I love your blog and your photography! You really take great photos.


From the Heart August 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm

cant wait to hear all about it, Im so J! Hope you got pix of the elevator, thats all new to me too.


Erica August 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

THat looks amazing. Glad you got some fun girl time!


Debbie August 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

How sweet that you were pampered! I have no kitchen right now because of remodeling and spent the afternoon catching raindrops in bowls. That vacation sounds delightful! Even simple hot muffins would be heavenly. Glad you could enjoy.


TidyMom August 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Looks like SOOO much fun!!
Amanda, I would love to know what kind of lens you used for the shots out on the street in this post


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