I have to say one of the best things about being a Chocolate Princess is the fact I get to visit metropolitan cities all over North America. I travel to San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Diego and of course I reside in the beautiful Vancouver. Last month I was able to see Minneapolis and next month I am travelling to Calgary. Maybe Calgary and Minneapolis isn’t as glamorous as New York but it is great to experience all the different cultures and atmospheres.
On my recent trip to New York I was attending the Fancy Food Show. At this show there are 7000 booths of gourmet food from all over the world from small to medium companies. Vendors are selling everything from popcorn to curry. It’s a food lover’s heaven. The show is three days long and every booth has samples and information about their products. I was smart this trip and learned from previous experiences not to eat the creamy samples on day three of the show. The last show I went to in New York, my flight home was less than enjoyable due to the fact I had food poisoning on the plane from eating something I shouldn’t have. Silly me…it was the longest flight home ever. The stranger beside me was so sweet; he even offered to rub my back.
On my recent trip I decided to take two extra days after the show to tour New York. Although I had been there several times I had never taken the time to tour the city. My favorite activity was riding the on and off tour bus. I purchased tickets for a 48 hour period and rode the bus around Manhattan for hours. It was beautiful. The sun was beating down and I sat there letting someone else drive me around and telling me all the neat facts about New York. Did you know the population of New York is 7 million and 7 million more people come into the city to work every day? As well, they say that if you decided to eat in a different restaurant in Manhattan every day that it would take a lifetime to enjoy every one. Our tour guide also mentioned that although New York is known to be the “big business” capital of the US, it’s actually all the small business that makes the “Big Business”. If you look around the city has every square inch filled with little businesses selling tourist items, hot dogs and anything your heart desires.
Of course I didn’t miss out on visiting any of the patisseries. New York has so many little bakeries and cute shops I couldn’t help but get inspired. Just wait till I finish the little shop for Hagensborg Chocolates, I hope it will showcase a piece of every adventure I get to go on especially New York.
Love , Me.