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Hi from the big Apple!

Back in NYC filling in for Early TODAY and MSNBC’s First Look. It’s great reuniting with some of the best in the business. I mean seriously– where do you find people this happy so early in the morning? They must love what they do.#blessed


AAJA 2013

It’s the time of year I look forward to always– AAJA or the Asian American Journalist Association conference. This year it was in the Big Apple. A quick train up to the city and I was reunited with some of my great friends in the industry! I also had the chance to attend some very informative panels. It’s a great place to network and learn new ways to make your work better.

With Betty NguyenPanel on covering Asian American issues and immigration- standing room!

Richard Lui and Ko Im

Hong Qu! Yes … the coding ace that designed the user interface for Youtube #rockstarI love NY


On the set of SMASH

Talk about a tough assignment! I spent the day in Brooklyn on the set of the hit show SMASH. I joined my new reporter friends Rob Johnston (WPXI) Rachel McNeill (KPRC) and NBC Senior Producer Derek Metoyer for a cool look behind-the-scenes of Season 2. With the second season set to premiere in January we have a glamourous gag order on all the new stuff we found out. But stay tuned and be sure to follow SMASH on twitter @NBCSmash and join their Facebook page to keep up with the latest news. What I can tell you is things are gonna heat up and the competition is gonna get beautifully complicated!


Smashing good time with Rachel, Derek and Rob

We remember

Thinking of all the victims, their families, their friends, their children on this 10th Anniversary of 9/11.  I don’t normally let my baby watch TV. But that’s not the case today.

For Live Anniversary coverage visit NBC Washington

SaraBeth’s, Magnolia.. must stop eating

What a Sunday in NYC. We started with navigating our way through the annual Puerto Rican Parade. We finally found entrance to the famous Sarabeth’s in Central Park where we wanted to brunch. Sarabeth’s can be argued the best brunch in the city and we were not disappointed. A must order– a basket of her signature muffins and preserves. As if that wasn’t enough.. we decided to eat cupcakes at Rockefeller Center. Where from? Magnolia of course. Later that evening I stopped by CBS studios on W. 57th to visit Russ Mitchell before he did the evening news. All in all a great day in the city.

Wedding dress shopping

We were SO excited to go with our bride-to-be Heather Brown wedding gown shopping!  She found one she really liked and we did too. Picture? Of course we’re not gonna show you. All I can say is that she looked beautiful. While at the boutique some really pretty sashes caught our eyes. I also found a great look for any future M.O.B. Following some gown gazing… a revisit to our good ole’ days together down South. The BBQ Fest was going on at Madison Square Park.. and despite the rain the scene wasn’t anything less than porkfection.


From Russia… with POP!

Pop artist SASHA stuns a crowd of more than 1,000 at A-list celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz’s birthday celebration! I’ve been a big fan of the artist since a mutual friend introduced us in February.

Not only is she talented and beautiful– she has a great heart and is so down to Earth.

Cirque de Soleil to invade DC's Fashion Night Out

Georgetown joins the likes of iconic fashion cities London and NYC as an official host of Fashion Night Out this year!

FNO host committee:  Mary Amons (Labels for Love, the District Sample Sale, The Real Housewives of DC), Rachel Cothran (Project Beltway, the Corcoran), Jeff Dufour (UrbanDaddy DC), Kelly Collis Fredrick (CityShopGirl), Angie Goff (WUSA-9 TV), Lana Orloff (Washington Life), Janice Wallace (The Capitol Fashionista), and Paul Wharton

Colleen Laughlin looking fashionable

Pregger hosts Angie & Lana

Us host committee members held a little kick-off soiree’ at the chic Hu’s Wear on M Street.  What a great space they have there!  This year in addition to the heavy discounts, food and fun Cirque de Soleil is sending performers from their latest show into the streets of Georgetown to engage and entertain the crowd!

WATCH BELOW: Coverage of the FNO Kick-Off Party 

Color Discovery Tour Comes to DC

Ladies: Ready, Set, Blow… color, style whatever! Wella Professionals brings the Color Discovery Tour to Washington, DC, partnering with PR at Partners salons to help the women of Washington, DC discover their best haircolor.  My fave James Cornwell, celebrity/editorial colorist from PR at Partners, will be one of the expert colorists on-site giving one-on-one consultations!
Participants will receive FREE customized haircolor consultations, a coupon for $25 toward a Wella color service at a one of the 15 locations of PR at Partners salons and be able to enter the Wella Facebook sweepstakes online for a chance to win a VIP beauty makeover in NYC. 

There will also be gift card giveaways throughout the day – 14 women will be selected at random and receive a $250 gift certificate to PR at Partners!
The Wella Professionals Color Discovery Tour comes to Washington on Saturday, July 10th – Sunday, July 11th  from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m at The Shops at Georgetown, next to J. Crew.

Oh Snap! Buzz Aldrin, Correspondents, Paws are 'In A Dog's World'

Red, White and Woof Woof! The pups attending the White House Pet Correspondents Benefit for the Washington Animal Rescue League pledged allegiance to pure cuteness all night. We celebrated Wendy and Lucky Diamond’s new book “In a Dog’s World” which is a must have for any pet owner!

[Photo Credit: Vithaya Photography]

Wendy & Lucky Diamond, Mr. & Mrs. Buzz Aldrin

Angie Goff, Aesthetic Dental Spa’s Alex with Kingston and Jackie

Andrea Roane with Kiwi, Surae Chinn with Melvin and Mike with Lowey

Craig’s List founder Craig Newmark with celebrity dog Eli

McLaughlin Group’s Briana Pashcow with Chloe

Charlie Martel & Shantih

Wendy Diamond’s new book ‘It’s A Dog’s World”

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