Saturday Night Live Taping

This past weekend we had the experience of a lifetime, attending Saturday Night Live and hanging out backstage with cast member Mikey Day and his partner Paula, who is a friend of Ken’s from college. Paula and Mikey are incredibly friendly, interesting, funny, and grounded. So when they invited us to attend the dress rehearsal, hang out in the dressing room during the show, and then go to the after party (!!!!), we jumped at the opportunity… especially Ken, who is the show’s biggest groupie. We had SO MUCH FUN.

 

We had tickets for the dress rehearsal which required us to be there at 6:30. There was a lot of security to go through before it actually started at 8 pm.  The dress rehearsal lasted 2 hours and has more skits than the live taping.  They are militant about not allowing pictures. 🙁

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Casey 2 Cook – TV Chef

Today we go behind the scenes with a TV chef (one of my favorite types of TV). Casey (aka, Casey2Cook) is a successful chef who won a season of Cooks vs. Cons! (BTW, that is my biggest nightmare — being quick and fast in the kitchen). Such an inspiration and I learned so much from the interview. Thanks so much, Casey! And FYI, her partner Steven is Natori’s E-Commerce Shipping manager!

 

Talented and beautiful, too! Thanks, Casey for this interview and inspiration for all of us.

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How did you start cooking? What inspired you to become a chef?

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Currently Loving…

Happy last week of January. Can you believe we are almost 1/12 done with 2014? WHOA. Speaking of randomness, here is a random grouping of (random) items I am currently loving…..Enjoy!

 

600 Hours of Edward

I devoured this book over the weekend…highly recommend! It is heart wrenching, thoughtful and an enjoyable overall read.

600 hours

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Josie Natori’s Closet

Nothing makes me more jealous than seeing a big, spacious, luxurious, all-in-one, elegant closet. Especially when it belongs to my mother-in-law!  Talk about insane — her closet is so beautiful that you want to move into the closet ITSELF and call it your home.

The ever-so-fabulous, Josie Natori on this past weekend's NBC Open House! Fashion designer turned TV STAR!

The ever-so-fabulous, Josie Natori on this past weekend’s NBC Open House! Fashion designer turned TV STAR!

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Gossip Girl loves JN

Tonight, we bid adieu to the fictional fashionable elite of the Upper East Side, as Gossip Girl comes to an end.  Throughout the series Queen Bee (Blair Waldorf) has been spotted wearing gorgeous silk caftans, robes and chemises designed by who other than the beloved, Josie Natori. To celebrate B’s impeccable taste in sleepwear and lingerie, we’ve gathered the best pieces that she has worn to create a Gossip Girl retrospective of Josie Natori, as seen on Blair Waldorf. Enjoy!

Natori robe

Blair Waldorf in a Josie Natori Robe Season 3, Episode 15: “The Sixteen Year Old Virgin” Hello, sexy black dragon.

Lace chemise

Blair Waldorf in Glamour Lace Chemise Season 4, Episode 9 : “Witches of Bushwick” RED, LACY, SILKY, SEXY, AH-MAZING.

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