This post was sponsored by Hyatt Place as part of its Seamless Travel Series. The opinions are my own and based on my experience.  Rise and shine! Being on the road doesn’t mean taking a break from my healthy habits. Sure, I’ll splurge a little bit here and there – I mean, that’s the fun part about traveling, right? I recently teamed up with Hyatt Place, serving as an expert with the Seamless Travel Series, to…

All packed up and ready to go to New York City! Are you wondering what my trip to NYC is all about? I shall explain”¦ Remember when I submitted my “Nacho Skins” recipe for the Whole Foods blogger contest? Well, it won the grand prize (yay!!!), which was a two-night stay in New York City for me and guest as well as an invite to an exclusive wine and cheese media event. Pretty amazing prize,…

Hi, friends! Around 3:00 this afternoon, I arrived safe and sound at Penn Station and then headed directly to my hotel for my stay in New York City. It was less than a mile away, so I hoofed it instead of taking a cab. I love hotels, so here are some photos of my room (aka the special place)! Nice, right? The wonderful folks from Fitfluential and Fitness magazine invited me to speak on a…

If you’re a longtime reader of Carrots ”˜N’ Cake, you know that I have a small huge obsession with hotels. For some reason, I just love them. Over the years, I’ve written dozens of reviews, which you can read here: Hotel Reviews. Here’s another one to add to the list! About a month ago, I used Priceline to score a sweet deal on a 4-star hotel in Midtown Manhattan. It’s “Name Your Own Price” option allows…

Greetings from the Big Apple! 😎 I arrived safe and sound yesterday afternoon in New York City and immediately headed straight to Eventi, a fancy-schmancy Chelsea hotel near the New York theater district. If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you know just how much I love hotels. I’m actually sort of obsessed. (You can see all of my hotel reviews here.) My hotel for the weekend was no different! It’s gorgeous, fun, and everything…

Wow-wee!! I can already tell that this trip to New York City is going to be a blast. There’s so much packed into it!! After breakfast and my adventures at the TODAY show, I went to my hotel for the night with the hopes of checking in early. I ended up with a room right next to the elevator, but I didn’t really care. I just wanted to get settled and take a shower! As…

Greetings from New York City!!! I’m blogging from Penn Station as I wait for my train back to Boston. It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It keeps life interesting! 😉 I can’t reveal what I’ve been up to in NYC until early July, but I can tell you about the hotel where I stayed last night and, of course, my meals and snacks for the day. Last…

Good morning! I ended up staying up so late last night. Well, it was late for me! 😉 I finally got into bed well past midnight. My friend, Matt, and I met at The Hudson Bar to have a drink, celebrate his birthday, and catch up. We had a great time chatting, but we ended up hanging out way past by bedtime. Needless to say, my 7:00 am wake-up call came much sooner than expected!…

Ahhhh! I’m so excited to be here! The Electrolux people hooked us up with an amazing hotel called the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District, and I’m totally obsessed! Well, actually, I’m obsessed with every fancy hotel that I encounter! 😉 I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight! Love the silk robe! I’ll definitely use that! Swag! The view from my room! After spazzing out with excitement, I met up with Sabrina for lunch….

December 8, 2006 To celebrate our 3-year anniversary, Mal and I planned a trip to New York City. Neither of us had ever visited during the holidays, so our plan was to see the big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, do some holiday shopping, and enjoy a mini getaway together. After a long bus ride down to NYC, we checked into our hotel and discussed what we should do first. We hadn’t eaten since breakfast,…