Sunday in NYC: Part 2

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘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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Yesterday was all about walking… and walking and walking.


Mal and I walked from our hotel in Midtown Manhattan to SoHo, which was a little over 3 miles. We made a couple of pit-stops along the way, but we basically walked for two hours straight.


Times Square.



Madison Square Park.





Eventually, we got thirsty and our legs were tired, so we stopped into the Spring Lounge to take a break and enjoy a cold beer together.



The Spring Lounge had a nice selection of beers, many of which were local brews. I ordered a Six Point Sweet Action and Mal had a Lagunitas Lucky 13. I liked my beer a lot and it definitely hit the spot after walking for two hours in the summer heat!



After enjoying a beer, Mal and I headed over to Spring Street Natural for dinner. Thank you for the recommendation, Gabriela! 😀

Spring Street Natural serves whole natural foods that are minimally processed. They make every effort to ensure that their produce and grains are certified organic wherever possible and all poultry is free range and naturally farmed without hormones. The restaurant also produces the majority of their food in-house, including fresh breads, pasta, and pie crusts. The menu includes a wide range of choices from completely vegan macrobiotic plates to sandwiches, salads, and innovative entrees with vegetarian, seafood, and poultry choices. It was definitely a hit with Mal and me!

We started with fresh bread. I think one of them was carrot bread. It was soft and orange-colored with a very subtle flavor. Yum!


To drink, I enjoyed a Pineapple-Coconut Mojito, which was made with Malibu coconut rum, crushed fresh mint, muddled fresh pineapple, fresh lime juice, and seltzer.


I worried that it might be super sweet, but it wasn’t at all. Instead it was light and refreshing.


For dinner, I ordered the Organic Tofu-Avocado Salad, which was made with sweet corn, scallions, crispy wonton chips, sesame-and ginger vinaigrette. Mmm! Loved it!


Mal ordered the Grilled Free Range Chicken Burger, which was served with the most amazing chipotle mayonnaise. I ended up dipping all of my wonton chip into it. So delicious!


Still even more to come!



  1. I used to live a block away from Spring Natural! It’s a great brunch spot. I love their bread basket. Glad you and Mal did so much walking – its the best way to see the city! Hope you enjoyed your vacay. 🙂

  2. Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed the restaurant! It’s one of my favorites…and that bread is absolutely to die for, I agree! I love walking in NYC because there’s so much to see that you don’t even realize how far you’ve gone. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

  3. Hey Tina! It was fun bumping in to you this weekend at BlogHer! Looks like you’re still having lots of fun in NYC. P.S. Your dress is really cute. Where did you get it?

  4. Loved all the pics; we’ve never been to NYC and hope to one day. You look great and your dress looks so pretty; where did you find it? Mal always looks so happy! You guys look great together!

  5. I loveeee Madison Square Park, mine and my bfs favorite thing to do on the weekends when I’m up there visiting is to walk around to all the different parks and sit and watch the dogs play in the dog runs!

  6. My favorite part of living in NYC was walking everywhere! I miss it and can’t wait to get back up there for a visit. 🙂 Looks like y’all had a great day.

  7. Gorgeous dress! I always look a mess after a day of walking around a city but it is definitely the best way to see it, especially somewhere like NYC!!

  8. I love SPring Lounge! Before my bf was actually my bf we went to dinner at Lombardis (fabulous/famous pizza place right around there) for a few beers and some good convo. Must have been really good because he left AS my bf haha. ah love ny 🙂

  9. spring stree natural looks great!! appearantly i need to make a trip to NYC b/c you seem to have had such a blast! it looks like so much fun!!

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