• My Prize

    January 11, 2012

    Greetings from New York City!

    I arrived at Penn Station just before 1:00 PM, and then I hoofed it about a mile (luggage and all) to my hotel. From door-to-door, the trip was quick and painless.

    So, I bet you’re wondering what I’m doing in NYC for the next few days? Remember that behind-the-scenes Food Network video that I filmed at Rialto with Jody Adams? It was part of the California Grapes video challenge, which I won thanks to you guys (you’re the best!) and all of your votes, so my prize for winning is this trip to New York City. Very exciting! It includes a tour of the Food Network, lunch with Ellie Krieger (!!!), and an “influencer” dinner tomorrow night with some pretty fancy people. (I hope I can reign in my awkwardness!) 

    Obviously, I’m super excited to be here, but, man, it was hard saying goodbye to a sad pug face this morning!

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    Please note the uncurled pug tail in the above photo. I guess Murphy didn’t want to say goodbye either.


    This morning’s breakfast was a whole wheat wrap with sunflower butter, sliced banana, shredded carrot, raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon inside. It was an awesome mix of ingredients, and I got a serving of fruit and veggies with breakfast!

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    After breakfast, I took Murphy for a long-ish morning walk and then returned home to see a car waiting outside my house to take me to the train station. It was 10 minutes early, so I gave Murphy a quick hug and kiss, packed up my things, and hopped in the car. About 45 minutes later, I was at South Station. Easy-peasy.

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    I had about 20 minutes to kill before my train departed, so I grabbed a skim milk latte, which, as soon as I tasted it, wished was made with soy milk. I definitely prefer the creaminess of soy milk over non-fat milk when it comes to lattes. Oh, well, I drank it anyway.

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    I packed lunch at home to take with me on the train: roasted broccoli + two slices of leftover pizza. I also brought a bottle of water, so I didn’t spend a single cent on the train!

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    I just checked into my hotel room, and I have about six hours of free time until dinner with the PR folks from California Grapes, so I’m going to hit the gym and then meet up with a friend for Happy Hour.

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    { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

    So cool! I love New York 🙂 How long are you there for?


    Amber K January 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

    How cool! Have a great time 🙂


    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

    What an exciting trip!! And lunch with Ellie Krieger??? Um amazing. Have a blast and enjoy it!


    Katy @ HaveYouHurd January 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I recently tried a soy latte because I see you and Julie from pbfingers.com drink them all the time. I’m not a huge fan of soy milk by itself, but in the latte it was DELICIOUS! I’m curious, besides the creaminess, what are you nutritional reasons for choosing soy milk?


    Lauren January 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Ellie Krieger is my FAVE!! By the time I’m writing this your lunch is probably over, but tell her I said hello. 😉


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