Cheryl Murphy [right] with her cousin Vickie at Rainbow Room in Manhattan for brunch!
One of the more rewarding aspects of Goodtaste.tv is the ability to give back to our readers. After all, your continued support is what powers this little engine of ours to go go GO! I’ll bet we get just as excited to offer these fabulous destination getaways as you are at the possibilty of winning one yourself. Whenever we do hear back from winners of past sweepstakes, their stories tend to always make us smile with glee.
The following is a letter I received recently from Goodtaste subscriber Cheryl Murphy of Houston, TX. Cheryl was chosen as our grand prize winner of a getaway we ran just last fall – a trip for 2 to New York City. Her experience included roundtrip airfare, as well as a three-night stay at the world-renown Sherry-Netherland (my favorite hotel in all of NYC), located off 5th Ave. and directly across from Central Park. It sounds like she had a blast!!!
This thank you is much overdo and I apologize for that. My cousin, Vickie and I spent the most enjoyable time in New York. The Sherry-Netherland was a fabulous hotel with a location that could not be beat.
While in New York, we took a pizza making class. It was at Pizza A Casa. The owners made it such a great experience. I have learned that it is so EASY to make great pizza from scratch and do it in your home oven.
We saw 2 Broadway shows, An American in Paris and Beautiful. I highly recommend both. An American in Paris is up for 12 Tony nominations this year and it is deserving of each one.
We also ate at some of the best restaurants. We had brunch on Sunday at the Rainbow Room and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Beauty and Essex on our last night there. One night, we wondered into China Town and learned the art of eating dumplings. A lesson I will never forget… One night we went to the Rainbow Room bar and enjoyed drinks accompanied by a great view of New York City.
The weather was perfect while we were there and we were able to really enjoy daily walks in Central Park. And did I forget to mention the great shopping we did? I was afraid I was going to have to pay for the extra weight of my luggage on the flight home. Luckily, I was just under the max. I haven’t had such a great trip in a long time. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!
Cheryl’s sweet note really made my day. I’m hoping Vanessa Diaz of San Antonio has a similarly gratifying experience with her ‘weekend of rejuvenation’ at Deer Lake Lodge & Spa [shown above]. A big congratulations goes out to her as well! She tells me she’s so very excited about her upcoming vacay. 🙂
If you haven’t heard, we’re letting the good times roll with yet another FREE sweepstakes we invite you to enter right now on Goodtaste.tv — a two-night stay for you and a guest, complete with spa treatment at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in the Galleria area of Houston. The on-site Trellis Spa was once again named to the exclusive Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star list for 2015 – a huge honor and a well deserved one at that!