I love this time of year. The sparkling lights are strung, the festive songs are playing, there are yummy festive hot chocaltes to drink! It’s especially great this year because my main squeeze is here in LA to be celebratory with me. It will be our first Christmas that we physically get to spend together! The past two years he’s been off being the super star that he is and I’m so proud of him. But thankfully this year it’s all about family, friends and of course food! I can’t wait to go home to see my family and friends, but first, off to Orlando for some time with Drew’s family.
We’ve both been very fortunate this year and have been doing a lot of reflecting on that. It’s been a really tough year for a lot of people and the lease I can do is give back a little. So this week, I went to a couple amazing events for some equally amazing causes.
The week kicked off with my pilot shoot! This has nothing to do with the holidays, but it was enroumoursly successful and we are hoping to have the show packaged and (fingers croseed) sold to E! international by early next year. We shot the very best material we could and I feel so good about it. Casey Cheek provided the gorgouse hair and make up, Kit Scarbo put together a rocking hott outfit for me, Sarah Knight was the best set photographer and then we have Mr. Ken Baker. The sweetest most sincere person I’ve ever met. If you are gonna have someone routing for you, this is the man you want. He made me feel every inch the superstar. I’m honored he chose me to host his show. It’s a privelege to work with someone so positive and creative and just plain nice.
Moving right along, on Tuesday I went to my very first E! Holiday party. Let me tell you, Comcast knows how to throw a party! The erected a GIANT tent on the top of a parking garage in downtonw LA. It was amazing. THe city views were breath taking and the night was full of energy. I even rode the Metro for the first time ever in LA. Who says public traspo is bad in LA? It was so convienent, might make it a habit! I danced the night away with my boo, even got to the sprinkler with our Pres Ted Habert. I learned he loves to cut a rug and likes that old school soul music. He and Drew got along swimminling 😉 Spent some time mixing and mingling with the gang, had some scrumptious desserts and called it a night.
If you know me you know how much I love animals. So, i was stoked to be invited to the charity Howliday event jingle bones to benefit the SPCA LA. There were so many cute doggies! I got to borrow one for a cute pic, isn’t he a doll! I picked up a cool necktie for Monty so he can look his very best at grandmas for Christmas!
Thursday night we headed to the 2nd Annual LA Direct Remember to Give party, benefitting Ronald Mc Donald house. Such a great charity and we were happy to be able to donate some cool gifts. It was a fun way to be party of something really special for the holidays.
Lastly, thanks to our generous staff, E!NN was able to raise over $300 to ensure our adopted family has an amazing Christmas. I spent the week wrapping all the beautiful items we were able to get them. It really does warm your heart to know that one family will have a good holiday due to a very small sacrifice from a few people. It’s easy to do. I encourage you to find a way to help someone this year. It’s not about buying THINGS, its about making someone else smile. Looking beyond your own needs to bring some happiness to another human being.
Tis’ the season, make it a good one 🙂