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 2010Photos 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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27 Responses
  1. TidyMom

    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

  2. Debbie

    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.

  3. Kathy

    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!

  4. Agape

    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!!


  5. Steph

    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. :)

  6. Mary Cardini- Anderson

    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.


  7. Lizzy @ LBBakes

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

  8. HeatherB

    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!

  9. Deirdre

    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.

  10. creole wisdom

    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!

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