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!
The sweet girls at Unilever hosted us at the very beautiful Royalton Hotel for our stay.
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!
We watched Food Network every night. Slumber party with Picky Palate! Good thing we didn’t have a kitchen.
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.
If we walked out of the hotel and turned right, we were on 5th Ave. As in Saks 5th Ave!
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.”
And we obeyed!
Unilever also made sure we were prepared for NYC’s August heat…
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*
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!
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
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.
THat looks amazing. Glad you got some fun girl time!
cant wait to hear all about it, Im so J! Hope you got pix of the elevator, thats all new to me too.
I’m delurking! I love your blog and your photography! You really take great photos.
were you opposite the sofitel by any chance?
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!
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!!
*gasppp* i love having muffins outside my door and body mists and so on provided! you’re so lucky, amanda.
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!
What a wonderful experience! I’m glad your having a wonderful time!!!
That hotel looks amazing! What a fabulous place. (And yummy bath products! Fun!)
Amanda, I SOOOOOOOoooo want your life!
*GASP* Jealous! So soooo jealous!!
I told my hubby about your fancy getaways lately and even he was jealous!! Looks divine!!
Looks like you had a great time! Did you win this trip?
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. :)
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.
Ooo how fancy! I’ve never seen a mini-elevator either. And it looks like Unilever took care of you ladies well. :)
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!
My goodness….what luxury! :)
I want that room! How fantastic.
Oh girl, I will never forget this trip and I mean NEVER! We had so much fun. Looking forward to more posts :)
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.
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!
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! :)