Catting About

October, 2014

Is a week too early to start celebrating Halloween? Absolutely not! I’ve already attended my first party with the founders of emerging dance-fitness phenom, Rizzmic. Yep, these are the same babes who joined me in our All About That Bass dance. For their Halloween bash, they led all us girls (and the two daring guys… View Post »

The Port to a Spanish Man’s Heart…

October, 2014

In Jesús’ mind that is Spain’s El Puerto de Santa María, his hometown. I introduced you to this handsome Spaniard on Meeting Men Monday, and revealed his dating insights. Today, I’ll introduce you to El Puerto. Jesús assures me that if you women visit, the men will all want to meet you. El Puerto is located… View Post »

Tinker Bell, Take Two

October, 2014

It’s my second day of the Tinker Bell love fest. If you’re planning on being this famous little fairy for Halloween, you might want to see yesterday’s hair-and-makeup tutorial. Then all you’ll have left to master is the Tink costume. After today, you’ll know how! Every year that I’m able to go to my parents’ home… View Post »

Tinker Bell Hair & Makeup Tutorial

October, 2014

The countdown to Halloween has begun. Only ten days left! I’m so taken with this holiday that I never settle for just one celebration. My Tinker Bell costume is a perennial crowd-pleaser. So I’m sharing my secrets for creating her look, and posting them now to give you time to gather your products if you… View Post »

Am I Your First?

October, 2014

After we finished filming this video, Jesús, the Spanish enchanter asked with complete sincerity, “Am I your first?” I was really confused, so he clarified. “Your first man to interview from the south of Spain?” I laughed and assured him that he was. As you’ll see, this man is hilarious, charming, complimentary, and – like… View Post »

Exploring a Pumpkin Patch

October, 2014
Exploring a Pumpkin Patch B

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We can channel whoever we want…if only for a night! And while we’re deciding, we can enjoy Halloween decorations and parties. I began my decorating with a trip to the pumpkin patch. The little kids there taught me that choosing the perfect pumpkin is a journey, not a… View Post »

Inviting Fall Festivals

October, 2014
Inviting Fall Festivals A

Just because summer has slipped away doesn’t mean the festivals have ceased. Fall beckons these events. And what isn’t there to love about them? I recently went to one in a country town. There were friendly faces, stands of merchandise to stroll through… …and the mandatory festival food—aka something sweet! So wherever you are, you… View Post »

Interior Design 101

October, 2014
Interior Design A

Until today, my coffee table has been void of decorations. It has faithfully served as a spot to lay out drafts of my books and screenplays, a faux dining table for takeout, and a place to prop up my phone while following my barre app. But I started to feel sorry for this lonely structure… View Post »

Eighty-One Years of Excellence and Heart

October, 2014
Leonard Lauder

That’s Leonard Lauder in a nutshell. Last week when he graced a Nordstrom store, several members of the cosmetic staff had been lined up near their counters awaiting his entrance well before his ETA. The moment he stepped inside, a wave of applause erupted. You might have thought such enthusiasm was reserved for a major… View Post »

Sending Love

October, 2014
From Reader

Here’s a picture that I received with a nice note from someone who got my book. Do I have the best readers, or what? I love you all! The other day, I was reminiscing about my book tour. I met so many fascinating people. One that stood out was the guy who bought my book… View Post »