...and lots and lots of snow. I love how snow totally changes the
This is Jodi's cookie tray and may I just say she is quite the baker. Her sugar cookies are amazing and that middle cookie is one of my favorites...a pain to make, but so, so good.
Posted By: debbie On: 2010-01-05 16:49:20
After a very windy drive from Long Beach to Santa Monica we arrived at the oh so swanky Viceroy.
What a cool hotel! And was it ever buzzing
with activity. As we were checking in they offered us champagne...why not? We
were giddy with excitement and so thrilled to be there after the intensity of
the past few days. We both love great hotels and design and this one was indeed
FABULOUS on all accounts! We got settled in the room and chose to order room
service. You might laugh at what we both ordered...grilled cheese...gotta love
We met such great folks from the press as well as others that participated in the event. Mara with Kooky Klickers was at the next table and Kelly with striking - reinvent your skin was a few tables down. Kooky Klickers is a fun product for kids and adults alike and striking is a must for the female-aging skin.
When were on our way back to the room after the event was over there was a film crew going through the lobby. Well I, of course, had to investigate and here they were taping Giuliana and Bill.
My friend just looked at me as she could see how excited I was...and I was...she grabbed my stuff and took it to the room. Now I had to figure out where to position myself so I could see all that was going on. I found the perfect spot and might even end up in the episode. I cannot tell you how fun it was and I think I actually witnessed some "real" drama which I shall keep to myself. Johanna came down and we sat outside and had a blast. After the camera crew departed we made our way to Whist for a wonderful meal at the hotel.
The Viceroy was a fantastic ending to a fantastic and memorable trip!
Posted By: debbie On: 2009-11-24 11:53:45
...NORMA'S in NYC. If you are a fan of breakfast and love creativity around food, NORMA'S is a must. It is an absolute treat every time I have gone. What could be so bad about Crunchy French Toast covered with Warm Caramel Sauce or Carmamelized Chocolate Banana Waffle Napoleon not to mention their version of Eggs Benedict with buttermilk pancakes layered with canadian bacon and grilled asparagus. Order coffee and you get your own French Press which I love. I forgot to mention when you sit down they immediately serve you their smoothie of the day in a NORMA'S engraved tall shot glass. Check out NORMA'S menu...so clever...so creative...so over the top...so worth it!
I must admit all of this social media stuff sometimes completely stumps...stops...perlexes me. Quite frankly, it feels like homework, especially the blogging piece. When the girltrunks website went live I planned on blogging once a week which I did for a spell. Then came the birds (two families no less). I cannot even express how thrilled I was about the bird families because it gave me something to blog about without having to come up with ideas.
My friend, Jodi whom
specializes in senior portraiture has such a unique and cool
way of photographing seniors. She also has an amazing blog. Make sure to check out her food posts...nothing less than FABULOUS...and
so visual. Here are a few of the steps for her spaghetti
sauce...love how she starts with a photo of all of the ingredients needed for
Anyway, when we were last together she said, she and I as business owners, should have some thing to say (blog about) every day. Now...you need to know Jodi blogs daily. I have to say the thought of that occurs as absolute torture to me. What in the world do I have to say/share on a daily basis? I don't know but I am going to start working it...not daily but hopefully with more regularity. I just saw Julie & Julia and I could so relate to Julie's comments when she was just beginning to blog...but she kept doing it.
Then add twitter and facebook to the whole blogging thing...it can be a bit overwhelming to say the very least but I also know these social media portals offer a tremendous opportunity...the opportunity to connect with YOU. So please "follow" girltrunks on twitter, "become a fan" on facebook and comment on the blog posts and we can navigate all of this together.
...from Crumbs in NYC?
Okay...I am just going
to put it out there...I am a total goober about desserts...I wish I wasn't...but
unfortunately I am. I recently celebrated a birthday and one of my friends sent
me a box of Crumbs
cupcakes...what a fun surprise. She and I were in NYC for work a while
back and we went to the Crumbs by Bryant Park...each of us
chose a cupcake (my favorite is the Cappaccino) and we walked over
to the park and indulged. The fun part about this gift is I was able to
share the cupcakes with those in my life...what a treat for
ALL! So...THANK YOU, Lisa and Jeff for such a cool
and unexpected gift.
Artie Lang Key Lime Peanut Butter Cup
Posted By: debbie On: 2009-07-14 10:23:19