Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Land September 2013

I'm recapping my solo September 2013 trip. You can find the earlier posts  here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here!


After my Test Track success, I decided to see what was going on at the Land Pavilion.






The Seas September 2013

I'm recapping my solo September 2013 trip. You can find the earlier posts  here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here!

After signing up for the Behind the Seeds Tour, I had some time to kill but didn't want to go too far, so I skipped over to the Seas for a quick ride on Nemo.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: This Is Really Good

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Focused on the Magic

Another trip with a friend to Earl of Sandwich in Manhattan finally FINISHING my Eat Each Sandwich challenge. (For links to the rest of my reviews, scroll down!)  Woot!! I have now eaten every hot sandwich available on the Earl of Sandwich menu.  

Unfortunately, we're not ending on a high note.  The tuna melt on wheat was meh.  Too much mayo, not enough Swiss (what was there was sufficiently melty though).  Could have used more crunch from celery or something.  It kind of felt like nursing home food.

Also it's not that appetizing to look at.  Some green crunchy veggies and cheddar could have brought some color to the sandwich.





However, I am DELIGHTED to have finished my goal!  I will still go back to Earl for the breakfast sandwiches and desserts, but I feel like this was definitely an accomplishment for me.  Yay! 

Previous Reviews:

the Full Montagu, the Original 1762, and Coronet Cakes

the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the All American Sandwich* (plus oatmeal mini cookies) 
the Earl's Club Sandwich (plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes)
the Holiday Turkey Sandwich 

the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich
the Italian
the Caribbean Jerk*
the Pastrami Reuben
the plain brownie
the Philly Cheesesteak
the Veggie Sandwich
Cannon Balls*
Ham 'n' Swiss
the Caprese 

Left to do: Avocado BLT*, BBQ Chicken*

*No longer appears on online menu



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Friday, May 29, 2015

Favorite Food Friday: Earl of Sandwich Caprese

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by Disney Day by Day!

As seems to be the custom lately, I had plans to swing by Earl in NYC for lunch with Disney friends over Memorial Day weekend.  We were devastated to learn that Earl is closed on Sundays!  Fortunately, my office was also closed on Monday for Memorial day, so I got to go back then.  I am so close to completing Eat Each Sandwich challenge! (For links to the rest of my reviews, scroll down!)


This time, I had the Caprese sandwich on white bread.  The bread was beautifully toasted as always and had pesto spread on it that really made the sandwich extra delicious

The tomatoes were fine and the mozzarella cheese was plentiful.  There was also a drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction on it to add a little umami flavor.  My favorite part was the pesto though - without it the sandwich would have been unremarkable at best. 
This was definitely one of my favorite Earl sandwiches in recent memory. 


Previous Reviews:

the Full Montagu, the Original 1762, and Coronet Cakes

the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the All American Sandwich* (plus oatmeal mini cookies) 
the Earl's Club Sandwich (plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes)
the Holiday Turkey Sandwich 

the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich
the Italian
the Caribbean Jerk*
the Pastrami Reuben
the plain brownie
the Philly Cheesesteak
the Veggie Sandwich
Cannon Balls*
Ham 'n' Swiss

Left to do: Tuna Melt, Avocado BLT*, BBQ Chicken*

*No longer appears on online menu



Now hop on to the next stops!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Favorite Food Friday: Earl of Sandwich Ham n Swiss

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by the devious Disney Day by Day!

Another trip with a friend to Earl of Sandwich in Manhattan continuing on in my Eat Each Sandwich challenge. (For links to the rest of my reviews, scroll down!)



This time I went with the Ham and Swiss on wheat (my preferred kind of bread unless the sandwich really needs the white).   

The sandwich was good. The cheese was nicely melty and the creaminess paired well with the ham.  The mustard wasn't very strong but didn't completely disappear against the fillings, and the wheat bread brought an extra dimension of flavor.  



This sandwich isn't going to win any awards, nor is it the most unusual or creative option, but it does the job well.

Previous Reviews:

the Full Montagu, the Original 1762, and Coronet Cakes

the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the All American Sandwich* (plus oatmeal mini cookies) 
the Earl's Club Sandwich (plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes)
the Holiday Turkey Sandwich 

the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich
the Italian
the Caribbean Jerk*
the Pastrami Reuben
the plain brownie
the Philly Cheesesteak
the Veggie Sandwich
Cannon Balls*

Left to do: Tuna Melt, Caprese, Avocado BLT*, BBQ Chicken*

*No longer appears on online menu


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Unverified Disney Treats

You may have read my Disney World To Do List where I keep track of all the things that I want to try/do at Disney World. A lot of these things I found on Disney blogs and podcasts which, let's be honest, are not always the most reliable sources. 

So some of these items I have been unable to personally verify as existing.  If any of you guys can confirm the existence of these items (you have to have personally experienced it, not just heard about it from someone else), let me know!
  • Magic Kingdom:
    • In the Jungle Cruise, a particular native on the shore actually shouts "I love Disco!" as you cruise by!   
      • Did not see/hear it, December 2014
    • Party line phone in the Confectionary
      • Did not see it April 2015
    • Throw a coin in Cinderella's fountain for a special effect
      • April 2015, nothing happened when I threw a penny in the one by the walk way to Merida, but I need to try the one by Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
    • in the queue for Splash Mountain, listen as you pass by the little houses hanging in the trees -  some critters talk to each other, maybe even as Chip and Dale 
    • In Ye Old Christmas Shoppe - "One cast member said she was on break but would be glad to help, while another took the girls around the store and brought them in front of a magical Christmas tree. The cast member asked each girl to make a wish and magically, the tree sparkled!" 
      • Did not see this December 2014
  • Epcot
    • Open the old Coke freezer at the Outpost for a Surprise  
      • COULDNT FIND THIS December 2014 or April 2015
    • Hidden Mickey in the paintings on display in France 
      • Didn't see any when I looked April 2015
    • Across from Morocco is an aqua-duct. They use it grow vegetables and plants. Most people will walk right on by without noticing it. 
      • I didn't see this December 2014 or April 2015  
    • There is a prayer room made of “gold” in the Morocco Pavilion. It is open to the general public and any CMs that want to use it. 
      • I didn't see this December 2014 or April 2015 - it is NOT the museum
  • Studios
    • After you exit the ToT library there are fuse boxes on the left side, pull the lever
  • Animal Kingdom
    • Camp Minnie Mickey (RIP) - Herb and Flora talking bushes - I guess these are gone now?
    • Dinoland Jeep behind which is a row of fossils in the wall that are musical  
      • COULDNT FIND THIS December 2014, May 2016
    • Pippa the talking recycling bin at AK entrance
      • COULDNT FIND THIS December 2014, May 2016
    • At end of Bugs life, look up and watch the bugs fly out  
      • COULDNT FIND THIS December 2014 (kinda saw it May 2016)
    • The little dinosaur fountain- a dinosaur head that spits out water  on Cretaceous trail
      • COULDNT FIND THIS May and Aug 2016
  • General/Out of Parks

Friday, March 20, 2015

Disney Princesses and Villains Fall/Winter 2015

Fall 2015 Fashion Weeks have been rolling by in New York, London, Milan, and Paris.  I've picked out some of my favorite gowns for some of my favorite princesses and villainesses.  (Check out my Spring/Summer 2014 selections here, my Fall/Winter 2014 selections here, and my Spring/Summer 2015 selections here!) Let me know what you think! 


PRINCESSES/GOOD FEMALE CHARACTERS

Elsa (1) 
Jason Wu

Elsa (2) 
Carolina Herrera

Anna (1) 

BCBG

Anna (2) 
Suno

Anna (3)
Anna Sui

Snow White (1) 

Alberta Ferretti

Snow White (2)

Antonio Berardi


Cinderella (1) 
Zac Posen

Cinderella (2) 

Carolina Herrera

Cinderella (3)
Marchesa

FloraFauna and Meriweather

Altazurra

Flora, Fauna and Meriweather
Prada

the Fairy Godmother (1)

Monique Lhuillier

the Fairy Godmother (2)
Christopher Kane

Aurora (1)
Zac Posen

Aurora (2) 

Naeem Khan

Alice (1) (Good)

Zac Posen

Alice (2)  (Good)

Delpozo

Ariel (1) 

Siriano

Ariel (2)

Zac Posen

Belle (1)

Monique Lhuillier

Belle (2)

Sophie Theallet

Belle (3)
Badgley Mischka

Pocahontas (1)

Siriano

Pocahontas (2) 
Roberto Cavalli


Jasmine (1) 
Antonio Berardi

Jasmine (2) (GOOD)

Jenny Packham

Mulan (1) 
Siriano

Mulan (2) 

Valentino


Nahla (1) 
Siriano

Nahla (2) 

Jason Wu (GOOD)

Tiana (1)

Naeem Khan

Tiana (2) 
Philip Lim 3.1

Rapunzel (1)
Tadashi Shoji

Rapunzel (2)

de la Renta

Merida (1)

Tadashi Shoji

Merida (2)
Roberto Cavalli


VILLAINESSES


The Evil Queen (1) (GOOD)

Marchesa

The Evil Queen (2) 
Erdem

The Wicked Witch (1)

Tadashi Shoji

The Wicked Witch (2) 

Public School

Lady Tremaine (1) 

Erdem

Step Sister Anastasia (1) 
Sophie Theallet

Step Sister Anastasia (2)
Naeem Khan

Step Sister Drizella (1)
Monique Lhuillier

Step Sister Drizella (2)

de la Renta

Step Sister Drizella (3)

Jenny Packham

Maleficent (1) 

Siriano

Maleficent (2)

Roksanda Illincic

The Cheshire Cat (1) 

Tome

Cruella de Vil (1)

Tadashi Shoji

Cruella de Vil (2) 

Prabal Gurung

Cruella de Vil (3) 
de la Renta

The Queen of Hearts (1) 

Go Red For Women

The Queen of Hearts (2)

Go Red For Women

Ursula (1)

Carolina Herrera

Ursula (2) 

Carolina Herrera

Izma (1) 
Siriano

Izma (2)

Antonio Berardi

Mother Gothel (1) 

Zimmerman

Mother Gothel (2)

Marchesa

Friday, February 6, 2015

Favorite Food Friday: Eat Every Earl of Sandwich: Cannonballs

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by the delectable Disney Day by Day!

I know, I know.  It's been a while since I've posted.  I have a lot going on right now.  And hell, this is MY blog and I do what I want! :P  

Recently I was able to meet up with some of my Disney friends and grab sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich in Manhattan.  This was the perfect opportunity not only to spend some quality time with wonderful friends but also to continue on the Eat Each Sandwich challenge. (For links to the rest of my reviews, scroll down!)

I was especially excited for this EoS trip because the Cannonballs were back for a limited time!  I had missed them before (1100 calories per sandwich is no joke) so I knew I had to make a point to try them out while they are available.



Honestly, it's a meatball sandwich.  Nothing remarkable.  Just Earl's good bread, toasted, with meatballs and marinara sauce and melted cheese.  It was fine but I have had better meatball sandwiches in the New York City area. 




Still, I'm glad I got to cross this one off my list AND see some of my Disney buddies!

Previous Reviews:

the Full Montagu, the Original 1762, and Coronet Cakes

the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the All American Sandwich* (plus oatmeal mini cookies) 
the Earl's Club Sandwich (plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes)
the Holiday Turkey Sandwich 

the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich
the Italian
the Caribbean Jerk*
the Pastrami Reuben
the plain brownie
the Philly Cheesesteak
the Veggie Sandwich

Left to do: Tuna Melt, Caprese, Avocado BLT, BBQ Chicken, Ham n Swiss

*No longer appears on online menu


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Favorite Food Friday: Eat Every Sandwich: Veggie Sandwich

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by the delectable Disney Day by Day!

Recently I was able to meet up with some of my other Disney internet friends and grab sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich in Manhattan.  This was the perfect opportunity not only to spend some quality time with wonderful friends but also to continue on the Eat Each Sandwich challenge. (For links to the rest of my reviews, scroll down!)

In honor of many of my friends being vegetarians (sure sure we'll go with that reason), I decided to get the Veggie sandwich on wheat.



This is basically a Lighthouse sandwich on better bread: shredded veggies, tomatoes andhummus on a toasted bun.  The bun stood up to the humus WAY better than the Lighthouse sandwich bread slices did when I tried it. 



I'm not sorry I ate this one and had a great time with my Disney buddies!

Previous Reviews:

the Full Montagu, the Original 1762, and Coronet Cakes

the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich (and their chocolate chip cookie)
the All American Sandwich (plus oatmeal mini cookies)
the Earl Club Sandwich (plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes)
the Holiday Turkey Sandwich 

the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich
the Italian
the Caribbean Jerk
the Pastrami Reuben
the plain brownie
the Philly Cheesesteak


Now hop on to the next stops!

DisneyDayByDay


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