Saturday, May 5, 2018

Wyndham Midtown NYC Hotel Review w/ Pics & Video

Wyndham Midtown NYC Hotel Review w/ Pics & Video 

You can find the Wyndham Midtown at 205 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017. It is a quick walk to Grand central & there is a Duane Reade really close incase you forget anything. There is a really good German Restaurant next to it that I will write about next time. Also the Comfort Diner across the street has a very good breakfast but is really busy. I think we waited 10 minutes before being seated. 

Here is a video link to our room:

This is one of the nicest Wyndham timeshares we have stayed in. An added bonus was our room was the only one to have a HUGE patio besides the Presidential suite that we know of! 

We checked into room 1802 for this visit for reference.

It had a decent amount of living space for it being NYC. Last time we came to NYC our hotel room was like a small walk in closet so this was a huge upgrade for us! The sofa is a fold out couch too.

They have this cute table where you can play checkers or chess. The table doesn't pull up or out or anything.

There wasn't a lot of space in the bathroom so I ended up putting my makeup station at the dining room table. I liked the updated decor in this place a lot. You can see a window in the right hand corner & it does open. Also the soundproofing for this place was excellent. 

There is a small dishwasher & glass stovetop range. 

The microwave was hidden above the stovetop in the cabinets.

We loved that it had some space in the fridge to store wine or champagne. They do have a wine opener in the room. ;)

It does have an ice maker which we loved.The freezer is on the bottom portion.

The shower was kind of weird to use but has directions. I felt the shower/tub was VERY deep/high to get into so I'm not sure how an older person or anyone w/ difficulty stepping high would enjoy this kind of bathroom. There was no vent fan in the bathroom but I noticed in the shower there was a huge vent for air to escape to even though nothing was powered. I found the counter in the bathroom to be lacking but it is NYC & they are trying to save room in every nook & cranny. I had to move all of the hotels stuff to make room for my skincare & bathroom toiletries. :)

I did enjoy watching TV while showering on our trip. :) 

They have Toto toilets here! They are very loud & powerful! They have a lot of backsplash so be aware of that!

There are 2 closets in the bedroom that are the same size along with a shelf on top. No dressers in this room due to the size. There is a safe in one of the closets.

The bed was SO comfy! The side table on the right had a huge area to place stuff & the bed frame has an outlet for you to charge your phone on the right side. :)

Part of our enormous patio! We had an AMAZING view of the Chrysler building! We felt like ballers staying here. The patio was our favorite part of our stay. 

Day View

Night View
We enjoyed drinking wine & eating cheese at night on our patio. 

Overall we loved staying here & are going back in a couple of weeks! We hope to get the same room. *crosses fingers* 

The staff is very friendly & helpful. Our train arrived to NYC at 10am so they held our bags so we could walk around the city until they texted us when it was ready. By the time we finished lunch it was time to go up & see our room. 

My in-laws are Timeshare owners so we never do the timeshare meeting they try & make us do. The girl was really pushy & asked us at least 5x about signing up to get free breakfast & free gift card but we didn't want to waste our time doing that. 

The cool thing about the elevator is you press in what floor you are going to before you enter inside the elevator. I have never seen that before anywhere. They do offer free mimosas & wine & cheese events on different days to timeshare owners where there is a patio to look out the city on but we didn't partake with our limited time. 

Have you stayed here? 

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Disneyland White Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Recipe ....

It has been forever since I have posted a new Disney recipe so I figured it was time. These are a bit challenging for beginner baker but if you are used to baking a lot then you will be just fine w/ this. 


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam, seedless

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together softened butter that is very soft but not melted with the brown sugar and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and almond and mix until combined.
  3. Add in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and white chips.

  1. Separate the dough in half. I put half of the dough in bowl and spread it out with my hands about 1 inch thick. With 1 1/2 tablespoons of jam I put tiny little dollops of jam all over the dough. Then I cut it in carefully with a butter knife. Don't stir it in or your dough will turn pink.

  1. Roll carefully into balls using about 2 to 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie.

  1. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press down on the top of each cookie. (not a lot, just so that it's not a perfect ball anymore). Chill the dough balls for 15 minutes and then bake in the oven for 11 to 12 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  3. Then repeat with the other half of the dough, spreading the jam throughout the dough, regrigerating, then cook. You should get about 12 large cookies. 6 cookies out of each half of the dough.

These were VERY messy to make & I wasn't that impressed with them but I'm not a huge raspberry fan. Give them a try if Raspberry is your vice. ;)

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Epcot's Food & Wine Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea & Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Epcot's Food & Wine Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea & Caramel Milkshake Recipe 

I had this at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival a few weeks ago & have been OBSESSING over it! I know it is basic but the caramel vodka gives it that edge it needs. You can always just use regular caramel syrup if alcohol isn't your thing. You can find it at the Ireland Booth with or without vodka. 

I got my tea off of Amazon. I couldn't find it anywhere. Link Below:

Just throw everything in a blender until smooth. 16 ounces = 2 cups of ice cream as FYI. 

Drink slow & enjoy! I drank mine too fast & got a little buzzed but I am a huge lightweight. ;) 

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Disney's Nomad Lounge Review & Pics...

Disney's Nomad Lounge Review & Pics

We had some time to kill on our last trip & decided to see what all the hype was about at the Nomad Lounge. We had two days at Disney's Animal Kingdom so decided to stop in real quick for a drink. 

Bar Area

Special Coasters

More comfy seating in back of bar area

We enjoyed the Nomad Lounge SO much! It is by far our new favorite bar inside the parks! All of the outside areas on patio were taken but we actually really loved the comfy lounge areas inside. We came here on a whim & decided to make an ADR at Tiffins because of our visit to the bar. We only had enough time for one drink so had to head out pretty quick. If you haven't seen my Full review & pics of Tiffins please click here:

I tried the Hightower Rocks & my husband had the Annapurna zing. I  liked the drink I had but I wouldn't get it again after tasting my husband's drink. His drink was SO refreshing & amazing! It was definitely something new & different to try. This is my new go to cocktail here! I got it when we ate at Tiffins. 

Have you tried the Nomad Lounge yet? What are your thoughts on it? 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Morimoto Asia Disney Springs Review...

Morimoto Asia Disney Springs Review

I was so excited as soon as this opened in Disney Springs! You can find Morimoto Asia right across from Homecomin' near the AMC Movie theatre side of Disney Springs. 

If you are looking for my lounge review on Morimoto Asia you can find that here:

We got to Morimoto Asia around 2pm on a Friday. They said the wait would be around 20 minutes & would text me on my cell phone when our table was ready. We grabbed a drink at the bar while we waited & did not wait over 20 minutes. It wasn't too crowded when we were there so I wonder how loud it gets in there at night in the restaurant?

It really is a beautiful restaurant. We were seated almost to the edge of the restaurant closest to the kitchen. 

Open Kitchen showcasing the famous duck on left side 

Artwork next to our table

I've heard nothing but amazing things so I knew exactly what I wanted to try. I ordered the Kanikama Rangoon which is krab meat in a cream cheese spring roll with apricot sweet chili sauce. Crab   Rangoons are my FAVORITE thing at any Chinese takeout so I had to try these. Honestly this was just ehhhhhh for us & we wouldn't get again but the dipping sauce was very good. 

 Kanikama Rangoon

We also ordered the Rock Shrimp Tempura appetizer. This knocks it out of the park! We were fighting over these & polished these off in no time! 


My main protein was the famous Spare Ribs which are flavored with cilantro & hoisin sweet chili glaze. I ordered the Appetizer portion. There are two options for these: 3 ribs or 6 ribs.  I can tell you there is MORE than enough meat on these ribs from the appetizer. I don't know how he does it but these ribs are mind blowing! They are crunchy yet sweet & spicy. The best ribs I've ever had in my entire life& my husband agreed! My mouth is watering just thinking about these & looking at this picture again. :) 

 My husband ordered the lunch special:

The salad that came with it was very good & quite refreshing. 

Lunch included: Salad, California Rolls, Kung Pao, & dumplings. I can say the dumpling was the best  I ever had. He was nice & let me have a bite :) He said everything was amazing. 

Water Glass
Kirin Draft

We were too stuffed for dessert. Everything was amazing! I am sad we are not going here on our next trip but I hope to go back on the next one. We didn't have the duck but Morimoto is also known for that. I would say you cannot go wrong with the rock shrimp & ribs. The lunch specials are stellar too.  

Have you been & what is your opinion?

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