Media Event: Chevy Cruze and Volt

I love attending brand events to learn about new products on the market to share with my friends at home and readers of I’ve mentioned before about how thankful I am to be included in many of these amazing experiences that provide me with the ultimate research for producing informative content. I also get many requests from friends who want to see what really goes on behind all these events, as they seem mysterious and exciting to those outside the industry.

Shannon Hurst Lane at Chevy Blogher Event in NYC

Last summer, Chevy held a ride and drive event before the Blogher conference in New York City. I was invited, along with a few other bloggers to check out the Chevy Cruze and Chevy Volt. Our group departed in a Chevrolet Cruze caravan from the Hilton New York for our destination in Pocantico Hills, New York – Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The day was beautiful and we were able to get a scenic glimpse of the state of New York.

We spent the first half of the morning learning about Stone Barns, their mission, and picking snap beans for our lunch.

The Gardens at Blue Hill Farm in New York

My blogging buddies, Leigh Caldwell and Stefanie Fauquet also attended and we enjoyed a kitchen demonstration on how to make homemade jelly. My favorite part was sampling the finished product.

Fresh raspberries in the kitchen at Blue Hill at Stone BarnsRaspberry jelly on fresh bread in the kitchens at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

L to R Stefanie Fauquet, Leigh Caldwell, and Shannon Hurst Lane at Chevy Blogher event

After the property tour, we took a ride in the Chevy Volt and learned about this electric vehicle. The ride was comfortable and the transition from electric to gas was smooth.

Chevy Volt test ride

Interior Panel of Chevy Volt (c) image by Shannon Hurst LaneElectric Charging Cord for Chevy Volt (c) image by Shannon Hurst LaneInterior Driver Side Chevy Volt (c) image by Shannon Hurst Lane

Our organic lunch was delicious and offered a chance for us to chat with other bloggers in attendance from all over North America.

Patio seating Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Canapes Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Chicken entree Blue Hill at Stone BarnsOrganic Salad Blue Hill at Stone BarnsDessert Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Macarons Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Websites for more information:

Blue Hill at Stone Barns


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