Traveling While Fat | NYC | #theCurvycon

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Calling all super readers!  Have a seat and let me tell you about my trip to New York City.  I went to NYC for the second annual theCurvycon.  You can read about my theCurvycon experience here.  With this post I want to talk about where I stayed,  where I ate, seeing old friends while I was at the event as well as meeting new ones.

I started planning for this June NYC trip in November. ¬†I feel planning ahead it key to have a successful trip anywhere. ¬†Last minute¬†trips are fun but cost way more than one that you’ve taken your time and planned out. ¬†I travel 3 or 4 times a year and that’s all do to planning ahead.


To save money I took public transit from the airport because I know once in the city I would be taking ride-sharing transportation like Uber and Lyft a lot. ¬†I know I wanted to live the good life while I was NYC so I booked a room at the Waldorf Astoria. ¬†Yes the hotel from Coming To America. ¬†I had stayed there before a few years away and I received excellent service from all the staff. ¬†I’ve been super stressed out from work, family and blogging, I know I wanted to be treating like a queen on this vacay so the Waldorf was my first and only choice. All New York hotel can be costly so splitting the cost with a friend is a great idea. ¬†I share a room with my blogger boo Melissa of¬†fabglance. ¬†We lived it up in a superior guest room on the 26th floor.


The Waldorf amenities are top notch.  We slept on their Serenity bed with luxury linen.   Our bath room included a marble bath with Salvatore Ferragamo towelties.  We experience historic white glove service at this official New York City landmark.

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If you plan on staying at the Waldorf I suggest you request a room on the Park Ave. side of the hotel because those room are the best option for a city view.  Also request a room on a higher level to escape the street noise.

I unfortunately did have an issue with my room door.  The staff took great care of me when I advised them of the repeated trouble I had.  The manager treated Melissa and I to dinner at the hotel famous Bull and Bear Steakhouse.

The food was amazing!  I ordered the the Waldorf salad as an opener, lobster mac & cheese, asparagus as sides to my main course of Lobster.  I ended my meal with their classic red velvet cake.

cc nyc 8At dinner with Melissa.  I think we caught someone on a secret date (lol).


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Besides eating while I was in New York I got a chance to see some of my social media buddies at theCurvycon.

Pictured with Readytostare and the owner of PopUpPlus.

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I also got a chance to to meet some of my social media friends. Pictured above Curvily, GooGoo, Chauncea, Que, Amina and Felicity.


You can read more about my theCurvycon 2016 experience¬†here¬†and you can get a ticket for¬†2017’s theCurvycon here.

New York was fun while it lasted but there is no place like sweet home Chicago!

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Lately I’ve be doing most of my posting on snapchat @fatgirl_fashion.  My snapchat friends were the first to know about the location I selected for my blog’s 3rd year anniversary brunch that happened on June 12th.  They saw first hand Beyonce’s Formation tour in ATL.  And of course my NYC  trip for theCurvycon.  I’ll be attending the Taste of Chicago to see the Roots with the Illinois Lottery.  I went last year and you can read about my Erykah Badu experience here  And L.A. in August for some fun in the sun.  Be sure to follow me there so you don’t miss any of the action. can be found on Instagram @theFatGirlofFashion, Facebook /thefatgirloffashion and Twitter @fatgirl_fashion also.