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V8 Power Up Tour NYC

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Yesterday I met up with Padma Lakshmi(co-host of Top Chef, entrepreneur and mom mogul) to hop on the V8 V-Fusion® + Energy bus in New York City. The bus will be touring NYC on Sunday, March, 10 to help New Yorkers stay energized during daylight savings time.

Padma is certainly a celebrity who knows how to get the most out of 24 hours. When we sat down to chat, she was gorgeous in a red dress and her flowing hair. She does not look harried or rushed, but I know she is stretched thin with all her projects. She always makes time with her daughter a top priority. "When I'm not working, I'm with my daughter. I'm lucky with my work, I'm able to have a playroom for her on set," says the busy mom.

I asked Padma how she keeps her energy up. "I do drink coffee or tea, but sleep is the real key. I've learned to sleep anywhere to get that extra energy," says the celebrity host. "V8 V-Fusion® + Energy can play a role too," said Padma. She said she could imagine keeping a can on hand for a refreshing break and boost.

When we stumbled onto the inevitable question of balance, Padma was very encouraging. "I tell women to go for it when considering a career and family. And don't be afraid to ask for help from family, friends. You can't do it alone," she said. Not only was the V8 V-Fusion® + Energy refreshing so was my conversation with this star. When our chat was done. I got a manicure, shoe shine and back massage. I could get used to this star treatment and hobnobbing with celebrities!

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You can get a chance at the experience too. All you need to do is hop on the bus at one of three stops. V8 calls the "24TH HOUR MEGA BUS." I call it a well-deserved treat in my busy week. The bus is wrapped from top to bottom with eye-catching V8 V-Fusion® + Energy messages. You won't likely miss it on the street. And you certainly won't want to! Inside fatigued residents of the Big Apple can "power up" and enjoy a little pampering such as shoe shines, shoulder massages, manicures and more.

It's the perfect way to spring forward. Don't think of it as losing an hour of sleep. Think of it as a chance to hop on the mega bus and check off some things on your to-do list (hello manicure!). Each can has 80 milligrams of caffeine (all from green tea) with no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or added sugar. On the bus you can try the three grown-up flavors: Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Mango and Orange Pineapple .

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Here are the times and details:
Sunday, March 10, 2013
10:00 – 12:00 pm: Union Square Park
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Columbus Circle
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Times Square

All the services are free and you can sample the tasty flavors of V8 V-Fusion® + Energy. The drink give you an energy boost through the natural energy powered by green tea, in addition you'll get a serving of vegetables and fruit in each can. Take a look at the fun manicure colors we sampled:

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