New York Minute

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hello!! I only have about a minute to write this post while my hubby freshens up for an evening out on the town with friends. (I’m really having a blast in this city! :-D)

My morning started with an iced soy grande latte from Starbucks. It always cracks me up when the baristas at Starbucks get my name wrong. Maybe I mumble? I dunno. I guess “Tita” was close enough! πŸ˜†


Mal used his iPhone to find a place for breakfast this morning. The Yep app suggested Gene’s Coffee Shop, which ended up being a great little diner. It received positive reviews on Yelp and wasn’t far from our hotel, so we gave it a try.


Gene’s definitely lived up to its reviews. The service was fast, the staff was friendly, the prices were cheap, and the food was good.


I ordered two eggs over medium with homefries and toast. I didn’t love the homefries, but the whole wheat toast made up for it. It was thick and grainy.


I added hot sauce to my eggs.


And drank a vanilla milkshake with breakfast. I’m on vacation, right? πŸ˜‰


After breakfast, Mal and I headed to the Museum of Modern Art to see the Matisse exhibit.


First, we stopped by the sculpture garden to get our bearings and snap a couple of photos.


The sculpture garden was beautiful.


Inside, we saw pieces by some of my favorite artists, including Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.


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I love modern art, but not super modern art. I totally don’t “get” it.

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Then, we headed to Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe where Mal proposed to me back in 2006. This place definitely has a special place in our hearts.




Here’s the table where he prosed! πŸ˜€


At Morrell’s, Mal and I each ordered a glass of white wine.


And a delicious cheese plate to share.


Wine + cheese = my heaven.


Heading up town to meet friends for dinner.

See ya! 😎



  1. that’s so funny that you went to Morrell’s. My friend Eddie, who I went to grade school and high school with, is the chef there.

  2. It’s so funny you’ve been running around Midtown because I was in Boston this past weekend! We traded places. I’ve been wanting to try Morrell’s for a while because it’s so close to my work. I’m definitely going to have to check it out now.

  3. Aww, what a great memory to revisit! It’s so sweet that you went back to the EXACT spot Mal proposed. Did you guys sit there?! What great memories of Mal and Tita… πŸ˜‰


  4. i think i’t’s so funny when Starbucks gets my name wrong. I’m pretty sure I say “Sam,” but somehow I’ve gotten “Pam,” “Sad,” and my personal favorite, “Ham.”
    Nothing is funnier than calling the Jewish vegetarian “Ham.”

  5. OMG, YUM…. I used to work at Morell’s a million years ago and that is where I learned how much I love a) cheese and b)wine. That cheese plate looks so good!

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