Phew…it’s been awhile.

Sorry, all my traveling friends. It’s been awhile. I guess life just got busy. But enough excuses! On to the reason why you’re here!

I recently noticed something about most of the hotels I stay at.

The smell.

No, I’m not talking about the chlorine smell that hits you when you walk by the hotel pool or laundry. I’m also not talking about the chemical smell that you sometimes catch in the freshly scrubbed bathroom. The smell I’m referring to is the one that hits you in the lobby when you go to check in. “And what smell is that,” you ask?

Cookies. Is it just me or are more and more hotels offering freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookies? Seriously, at the last 5 hotels I visited, I was offered a fresh chocolate chip cookie!

Is it just me or are more and more hotels offering freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookies? Seriously, at the last 5 hotels I visited, I was offered a fresh chocolate chip cookie!

Don’t get me wrong, I was pleasantly and deliciously surprised each time. I’m just wondering when this trend started. And maybe this is just me, but at each hotel I thought it was kind of cool that the cookies were stashed in what looked like a heated drawer. Where can I get one of those? I mean, come on! I could see a lot of different uses for a heated chest of drawers that stretch beyond baked goods. Warm underwear anyone?

Then when I got home I had an epiphany. ‘Tis the season for lots of family get-togethers, right?  Well, why not create the same deliciously pleasant sense of “home” by making sure to have cookies baking when my guests arrive?!

I think it’s genius. My only two concerns are these:

  1. Where can I get that heated drawer? Seriously. Anyone?
  2. What if I inadvertantly impress my guests so much that they over stay their welcome?

I guess that’s a risk I’m just going to have to take.

Happy Holidays friends!

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