New York City, Day 3: Unilever Pampering & BlogHer Expo

New York City Summer 2010

On Saturday morning (and day 3 of our NYC trip) Jenny and I headed up to the penthouse of the Royalton for the next Unilever pampering event! They had flown in red-carpet stylists from LA and set up 2 salon chairs in the penthouse where they would style our hair and make sure we were ready for the day! :) I posted this pic to Facebook while I was getting my hair done…

New York City Summer 2010

And here we are after! :)

New York City Summer 2010

The weather was absolutely gorgeous that day. We stepped out on the penthouse balcony for a pic!

New York City Summer 2010

The first thing we wanted to do on Saturday was head over to the BlogHer ’10 expo and check it out. Jenny had friends from the Pillsbury & McDonalds booths that she wanted to say hi to! :) Let me see if I can describe the expo to you.. The expo was insane! :) It was two stories of gigantic ballrooms filled with booths from different vendors. The first floor was everyday, name-brand products you are probably familiar with like Febreeze, Eucerin, and White House Black Market. The second floor was all food! :) You could go from booth to booth and most of them had those reusable canvas shopping bags filled with full-sized samples of their new products that they were handing out. The second floor booths all had yummy samples of their new food lines! We tried chocolate milk & milkshakes from the Got Milk booth, cupcakes, brownies & cookies from the Pillsbury booth, and some really yummy new breakfast products from the Jimmy Dean Booth. My favorite was the Butterfinger booth… They gave me 6 (yes 6!) full-sized Butterfinger bars and and entire bag (like you would buy at Halloween) of their new Butterfinger Snackerz. Talk about trick or treating for adults! Kevin’s been making Butterfinger milkshakes every night since I’ve been back. I’m now addicted to them.

Adam Gertler Food Network

Oh! And guess who we met at the Pillsbury booth… Adam Gertler from Food Network! I love him from “The Best Thing I Ever Ate!” What a cutie and a sweetie! I had messed with the settings on my camera and couldn’t stop giggling like a school girl, so I turned out kinda blurry in all the pics. Oops!

New York City Summer 2010

We were almost ready to leave, but I saw the T-mobile booth on our way out and wanted to stop by real quick. They asked us if we wanted to play a game for a chance to win a free cell phone! I have the pretty cool T-mobile G1 Android phone, and I figured these would just be one of their regular cell phones that they give out free to new customers anyway… but we decided, what the heck! We’ll give it a shot! :) The game was TXT TRANSL8… They showed us texting acronyms like LOL and we had to guess what they stood for.

Jenny went first and her first one was PZA. She guessed pizza! I would’ve *never* gotten that. Her last one was HAGS. Have a great summer!

These are the three I got. They got progressively harder! Jenny totally had to help me with that first one. I probably would’ve guessed voodoo. But then after seeing her whip out four in a row without breaking a sweat, I started to get the hang of it! :) I got the second one right off the bat. PLMK. And then the third one… don’t ask me how I knew that one!!

New York City Summer 2010
Photo via T-Mobile

Low and behold.. We won!! :) And we were so surprised to see that they were giving out some of their really cool phones! Jenny picked the MyTouch and I picked the Motorola Cliq XT. It has a 5 MP camera with a flash. Seriously.

Here are all the texting acronyms and their translations from the game. I love the *$ one! I could use some *$ right about now! ;)

New York City Summer 2010

Later that same day…

Levain Bakery! After having a total blast at the Expo we were ready for some cookies!

Check out Jenny’s awesome post about all the Unilever pampering and the BlogHer expo!

Talk soon! :)

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Jenny Flake August 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

Such fun memories! I LOVE reading our NY posts, I’ll be kinda sad when they are all done :)


KellyRae August 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

You’ve got some serious stylin’ going on there. LOVE how your necklace and shoes totally match your diva outfit. Sounds like you had a fun day.


Jessica August 16, 2010 at 10:04 am

Sounds like so much fun. I love that dress.


Kris(wholarmor) August 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

Looks like a blast! Congrats on winning the phone and very cool about all the samples. I love seeing what my husband brings home from his conventions. Never food, though. :(

Love your dress!


Katy Lunsford August 16, 2010 at 11:31 am

I LOVE your blog! You are such a sweet person. All Great Things to You!


Baby August 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I subscribe to your opinion and can’t agree more! ^^

Oh, and that dress is absolutely fantastic I adore it! Where did you get it from, if it’s not a secret? :-)))

Many regards!

Jenny August 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I didn’t get to go to BLOGHER but I dun think I’d ever go now, since a friend of mine went and described her entire experience. But it looks like you had fun :D


From the Heart August 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm

btw love your dress and sandals!!!


Becky August 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm

2 hotties in the city. ;D You girls look hot…sizzle. I’m drooling over your outfit Amanda. My fave color combos with sandals & jewelry to die for. You go girl and have a safe trip home. Can’t wait to see more of your trip. I’m sure there are many doggie kisses waiting for you when you get back. Kevin won’t be able to get a smooch in will he ? LOL Becky


Sara August 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Hey Amanda,

You have to tell us who made your dress and sandals! They are SO cute. I was also wondering who made the strap on the camera Jenny is using. I have a Canon 50D and I’m always looking for unique straps. :-)


Amanda August 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Hey Sara! I found all my NYC dresses at my favorite store in my hometown, Kinnucan’s. The brand is Aryeh. I found the shoes in NYC on our first day there! I was kinda worried because I loved the dress, and I brought it with me, I but I really had *no* shoes to wear with it. On our first day there, I found these sandals on Canal St and at only $15, I couldn’t pass them up! :) The brand is Soda.

Soda Thong Sandals

Katie&Wags August 17, 2010 at 1:38 am

You look gorgeou Amanda! I agree with everyone’s comments – the dress is adorable :)


Carrie August 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Looks like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing the story with us. And yes, your outfits were adorable!


Shell August 18, 2010 at 3:13 am

OM gosh I love your dress so pretty. And that Adam is a cutie….lol Does your hubby ever get worried you meeting all these cute foodies? LOL


Ann August 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

Everything looks so delicious, especially the chocolate peanut butter…oh my. And LOVE your dress.


Elisa Schaub August 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Amanda you are so sweet to always take us with you on your adventures! With all of your perfect detailed descriptions I feel like I was with you. You do look gorgeous and I LOVE your outfits! Thanks again for always sharing, you are too cute! :)


Tammy August 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

You know that there are bloggers out here who live vicariously through you two…I just wish it was me in all those pics.

…omg, and the food you eat…how do you girls stay so skinny????


Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze August 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I’m loving your trip to the big apple, but mostly I am loving this dress! Oh, and Adam totally should have won Next Food Network Star, but I’m glad to see him on there anyway!


Dan August 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Thank you for stopping by the T-Mobile booth at BlogHer’10 and congrats on winning the phones!


giozi October 13, 2010 at 4:42 am

Your dress and your sandals are gorgeous. I was looking your blog, and I love it. I was looking all the picures by my readers. Fron now I follow you.
Regards from a peruvian.


Melissa February 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I just have to agree that I absolutely LOVE your dress (and everything about your blog). Your pictures are truly have a gift in expressing yourself (both verbally and visually). Just, wow.


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