Cupcakes, Sneakers & Stars...Oh My!
Over the past year, I've been fortunate enough to attend lots of memorable events - from fitness demos with stars, to wine tastings with bubble experts, to private dinners with magazine editors and even a coffee klatch with Suze Orman. But my latest adventure definitely takes the cake. The cupcake, that is.
Earlier this week, we drove into Manhattan, pointed the Nav system toward SoHo and thankfully stumbled upon Billy's Bakery on Franklin Street.
Once we parked the Tiguan, we walked around the corner and eye-balled the sneaker display in front of the window. Since we had arrived a few minutes early, we decided to pop inside and take a look at the offerings. And let me tell you, I began salivating just looking at the cupcakes on the table. But I had to focus. I wasn't just here to inhale cupcakes. Oh no. I was going to meet the man who created Reebok's latest revolutionary fitness sneaker and get the chance to shoot the breeze with two of the Real Housewives of NYC, Jill Zarin and Kelly Killoren.
Once we were handed a shoebox bearing our name, we placed our shoes inside and slipped on our sneakers. From there, we were encouraged to sample Billy's cupcakes and I opted for the Peanut Butter (absolutely delish). Then, Bill McInnis, the Inventor of Reebok's Easy Tone Technology, explained how their latest footwear was going to get us in shape quicker and more efficiently than the typical sneaker.
Since I am all about finding ways to make my butt smaller without spending too much time doing it, I was really excited to learn that Reebok EasyTone helps tone key leg and butt muscles every time you take you a step!
And so, after licking the peanut butter frosting off my first cupcake, I was ready and raring to go. We headed out the door and then hit Milk & Cookies where there were more delectable cupcakes awaiting us. This time around, I asked for a box so I could take two stowaway cupcakes home for my kids.
While we power walked down the streets of SoHo, I had the chance to chat one on one with Jill Zarin and she shared her secret to staying in shape. And guess what...it doesn't involve going to the gym. We also compared butt sizes. Intrigued? Well then, why not watch, listen and learn.
We ended our cupcake crawl at what is now going to be my favorite cupcake place ever, Sweet Revenge. Want to know why? Simple - they pair cupcakes and wine. It doesn't get any better than that. Once we grabbed a stool at the bar, the owner explained how she paired a lovely cabernet with a gorgeous array of chocolate velvet cupcakes and all I could think about was how I totally wanted to come back to this place for date night.
Before we knew it, our cupcake and sneaker adventure had ended and I had to race back to New Rochelle so that I could turn back into a pumpkin and pick up my daughter from Hebrew School. As the school bells were clanging, I narrowly made it back in time. And as I raced up the stairs in my brand new Reeboks, I hugged my daughter and she instantly knew something was different.
"Mommy, are those new sneakers? They're so cool. I want a pair too!" While I explained that Reebok hadn't yet come out with Easy Tone footwear for tweens, she was quite satisfied when I presented her with a cupcake instead. Nothing puts a smile on a girl's face quite like a chocolate cupcake. And judging by the size of my butt, that old adage has definitely stood the test of time.
If you want to find out where you can get your hands on a pair of Reebok Easy Tone sneakers, they are currently available at top retailers in the U.S. including Lady Foot Locker, Dick's Nordstrom (gotta love that) and of course, through Reebok.com.
For more hilarious scenes from our frosted cupcakes and fitness adventure, check out our Whrrl montage below...