Hey there Monday!
I’m sharing a few behind the scenes pics from my time on Today last week. It was a quick trip…but SO MUCH FUN!
I took a picture of my TV before I left on Wednesday morning :).
I got my kids ready for school and then headed to the airport. Me, a VERY good book, my Mac and coffee…it’s my version of a little vacation. I read two books on this trip and loved them both! November is off to a great start in my book world.
So, I arrived in NYC, walked over to Rockefeller Center and went over everything for the next day (checked the food, went over presentation, etc). After that, I did something amazing…I went back to my room, ordered room service, watched One Tree Hill and went to sleep early. Because…in my world, that doesn’t happen often and it was DELIGHTFUL.
My view the next morning. I just love waking up in NYC!
I’ve told you guys this before, but I read about the Glam Squad app in a magazine about a year ago and that’s who I use every time I travel and need my hair and makeup done. It’s so easy, they are so nice and I’m always so pleased with the results! These two sweet ladies showed up at 7:00 to do my hair and makeup.
The hotel lighting was not great, but I wanted you to see the zipper in the back of the dress.
The lipstick she used on me was MAC’s Pink Plaid.
In the car on the way over, Andrew texted me this note. Love my kiddos so much!
So…I don’t have any green room pics for several reasons, I didn’t have my phone (someone was holding it for me), it was all happening so fast, and I was SO STAR STRUCK! I’m not one of those people who says she doesn’t get star struck, I basically get hit by lightening. As I waited in the green room, here is what was happening around me:
Kevin James was in there getting his hair and makeup done. Kevin. James. I am a HUGE fan. I wanted to tell him that I watch at least one episode of The King of Queens every day while I’m getting ready or before I go to sleep. I am mad for him!
Heather Graham walked past me to get to hair and makeup. She looked like a super model.
And when it was time for me to go upstairs, had to walk in between these two guys because they were standing in front of the door having a conversation and I needed to exit. I walked in between…
ANDY GARCIA and
Eeeeeeks! I love them both! When I texted Andrew, he wanted me to make some sort of Terry Benedict comment to Andy Garcia but I wanted to tell him that his performance in When a Man Loves a Woman makes me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME. So, needless to say, my star struck head was a spinnin’ when I went upstairs to studio 1A.
And then…I got to make some stuff with this guy…
…Chef John Besh. Who by the way, we can officially call the nicest person I’ve ever met. He was there with his beautiful wife and they too have four kiddos. We bonded quickly over so many things. I absolutely loved working with him!
After we looked over the kitchen and made sure everything was okay, we watched Nick Lachey co-host the nine o’clock hour. I didn’t get a pic with him, but I have things to note: he was extremely nice (just like he appears on TV), he has a killer smile, and I wanted to tell him that when he and Jessica Simpson announced their divorce, I was devastated. I remember exactly where I was (my in-law’s living room) when I heard the news. I loved Nick and Jessica. Just sayin’. They broke my heart ;).
I waited for a minute in the hall…otherwise known as in front of Matt Lauer’s office. And then it was time to get ready…
…in the kitchen looking over my ingredients.
Listening to our producer give us some quick info.
These ladies that run the Today kitchen are AMAZING. You should see all that they do to get the food ready for every segment between 7:00 and 11:00.
And here we are about to go live. Kathie Lee and Hoda were so sweet and gracious to us all morning long. They are funny, genuine, sweet and say things like “God bless you” over and over again.
They had me in stitches the whole morning!
John made his soup first and then it was time to move from savory to sweet.
The best part was when the beaters weren’t in the hand mixer and they fell in the bowl :).
When I grow up, I want to be like Kathie Lee Gifford. She is amazing both inside and out.
Everything was fantastic! It was such a blessing to get to spend my morning with these three.
If you missed my segment, you can see it HERE.
Thank you Today!