As I write this post I can almost hear Frank Sinatra crooning New York, New York from the back corner of the room. What an amazing weekend we had! I can’t remember the last time Scott and I were able to sneak away for a night without kids and thoroughly enjoy each others company; no interruptions, no whining and no early bedtimes – in such an amazing city to boot!
And the Kelloggs breakfast the next morning exceeded my expectations. The breakfast location was amazing. Guys, this condo rents for $30,000 a month and Sacha Baron Cohen has already viewed it and is thinking of buying it. Pretty cool if you ask me. And the women! I tell ya, these are some truly amazing bloggers. They come from all parts of the country, blog about a variety of interesting topics and range from new bloggers to ones who had been featured in the Wall Street Journal that very morning! I really felt like I was with the cream of the crop.
So let’s get the trip started and I’ll share a bit with you. I really want to focus on the Kelloggs breakfast, but you know I just have to share my dinner from the night before with Scott first.
We looked at all levels of restaurants for dinner on Friday night, but decided on a restaurant called Aureole that several of Scott’s New York friends said was worth the visit. I can honestly say it didn’t disappoint. Absolutely everything we ate was “lick the plate clean” delicious.
My first course was a farm greens salad that didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was so good, that I completely forgot to take a picture of it until it was all gone. I asked Scott is I should take a picture of the cleaned plate, but he didn’t think you’d get the full effect that way so I held off.
The second course was North Atlantic Spotted Skate.
Do you see that delicious looking sauce below the fish? That, my friends was sour cherry brown butter. Holy moly was that stuff delicious. I could dip my breakfast cereal in that and it would taste good!
And to finish off the meal we helped ourselves to a gourmet banana split with these little toffee encrusted cashews that would even make the queen’s guards smile with culinary delight. They were just that good.
You know you want some.
Alright, let’s move on to the good stuff, the BlogHer Kelloggs breakfast! I told you this was a great event and it definitely was! There were around 20 women at the breakfast; a small handful of Kelloggs representatives with the rest being all the participating women bloggers. The breakfast took place at the Jean Nouvel Building located in Chelsea directly on the water. Here’s a view looking up at the building from ground level. Isn’t the architecture beautiful?
It’s one of the only buildings in New York where you can get a view of both the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building. Check out this view from the penthouse window!
When we arrived at the building, we were escorted upstairs and greeted with this beautiful display.
See those pictures laying on the table there? You won’t believe what had been done for us; I was so touched! Just look for yourself:
We had all been asked to look at each others blogs and write what we liked. These were some of the comments the other women left about my blog. What an amazing way to warm someone’s heart. I’m going to put it right next to my computer for whenever I need blogging inspiration.
Here was the breakfast set up they put together for us….
For breakfast we had a delicious spread of Kelloggs cereal and fresh fruit, along with yogurt and milk provided from a local NY farm. Check out that view beyond the cereal spread!
They also had a few incredibly tasty juices; flavors like blueberry lemonade, cantaloupe orange and cherry pomegranate juice. We’re talking hand squeezed, real fruit, delicious. Here’s a shot of the juice table with our hosts standing by for effect.
Our hosts from Kelloggs also made some delicious dishes that incorporated cereals into them. And I have to say, they were delicious! Check out this frittata made with Corn Pops and the blueberry lemon bread made with Rice Krispies.
All in all this was a truly amazing event and I feel honored to have been asked to participate.
Before I sign off, I want to recognize the other women bloggers that are participating along with me.
Aren’t we gorgeous?!
Here’s the official list of participants:
Emily and Cooper of The Motherhood
Vanessa of Chef Druck
Tricia of Once a Month Mom
Robyn of Robyns Online World
Nicole of Momtrends
Melanie of Modernmami
Liz of This Full House>
Karen of 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
Jennifer James of Moms Bloggers Club
Elizabeth Thielke of Busy Mom
Caryn of Rockin Mama
Audrey of Mom Generations
Amanda of Mommy Mandy
You can learn more about this Kelloggs program by visiting http://loveyourcereal.com
And now I will leave you all this two picture skyline view of New York that I took as we were heading out of town. Goodbye New York, you’re the best!
Sanjeeta kk says
Lovely clicks Julie. Nice read.
Looks like you're having a lovely time! I want to go next year, reading all the blogher posts is making me jealous! 😛
The pictures are also wonderful 🙂
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
What a cool experience! I'm glad you had fun and got some "grownup" time! Love the photos!
Oh how fun!! I loved reading about your trip and seeing the pics. You obviously had a wonderful time. Lucky you!!
OK Chick says
I now fully support Kelloggs
It sounds like a fabulous adventure. You obviously had a great time and I loved reading about it. I hope you have a good day. Blessings…Mary
What an amazing trip you are having! Those pictures are about the sweetest things I've seen all day, and I loved the cereal flower arrangment. Wow!
that looks like so much fun, hope you are still up for guest blogging wednesday!!
Jean Has Been Shopping says
How cool! YES, you are all gorgeous!
These photos are amazing.
If I wasn't hungry before, now I am!
wow, a great breakfast at a great city. what more can you ask? 🙂
Wow New York looks amazing. I have never been there but it still looks just stunning. Plus the food you have taken some pictures of also looks just fantastic
Wow Julie, it sure looks a lot of fun…and the pictures are awesome…thank you so much for sharing…I really enjoyed going through it 🙂
I heart New York!!! Looks like some amazing EATS…..
JEALOUS!!! best. breakfast. ever. I love that building.
what awesome images, and for once, i'm not just talking about food. although those pics were pretty stellar–i'm glad you ate well! 🙂
That was an awesome trip! Love all the pictures!
Wow – what an absolutely fantastic trip! I'm so happy for you 🙂
I wanted to let you know that I made your Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce and it was delicious. I loved it so much that I posted a link for it on my facebook page encouraging everyone to make it. My pictures didn't turn out to well this time around, but I plan on making it again and posting it sometime soon.
Can't wait to catch up on all your current post. (I'm way behind on commenting).
Wow!!! That looks like such an amazing time! Not only were the women beautiful but I do remember seeing a pretty good looking stud in the first picture too! I'm glad you had a great time! That place mat picture thing was so amazing! Great job hon!!
Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds says
Awesome photos of the city! Glad you had such a great time.
Sarah @ Mum In Bloom says
Julie my jaw is on the floor. What a beautiful event and place to visit! Your dinner – amazing! The event – wowzers! The views of the food and the skyline – gasp! You have so many great one liners in your post that cracked me up 🙂 I love love love the placemat they made for you. How touching and thoughtful. Very personal and the words on it ring so true. Thank you for sharing this delightful event with us. Love love the photo skylines of New York.
PS – It's hecktic here with back-to-school & all. Sorry I haven't visited in a while 🙁
Oh I wish I could have been there, what a great adventure. Beautiful flower arrangement for the Kelloggs breakfast event and check out the Blueberry Lemon bread, looks moist and delicious.
M @ Betty Crapper says
I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Looks like your weekend was awesome.
The Bitch Stopped Cooking says
What kind of milk is that they were serving there? Looks fresh!
Oh, I'm jealous! 🙂 What a lovely time.
Fresh Local and Best says
This is such a great post! I adore all of the pictures, you have an eye for taking pictures from great angles. I'm glad you enjoyed New York!