On Sunday night, I came home from a fun day spent at QVC! We have been talking about this since February, so to finally see it happen was such a joy!
A little back story: QVC worked with my publisher and they created a bundle set of Eats and Simmers to sell (so QVC buyers get Simmers two months before anyone else does!) and asked me to come on In the Kitchen with David to sell it. Working with QVC is very different from all of the other media outlets that I’ve had the pleasure of working with these last few years. First of all, you have to graduate QVC School to even be on air. When they first told me about QVC School, I thought it was just for us non-TV people…but I’m telling you, EVERYONE must graduate. They told me that Larry King was in class just the other day. Larry King! You would think that Larry King could manage live TV (hello, he’s LARRY KING!)…but because they have their own way of doing things at QVC, even great ones like him must graduate. So, I went mid-July, spent the night and day there, graduated and have been anticipating my air date ever since. On Saturday afternoon, I boarded a flight to Philadelphia and off I went…back to QVC land!
My airport staples…a good book and iced coffee. Also, I’m pretty sure this is like the fourth time I’ve worn this outfit to the airport this year. It’s my number one cozy plane outfit 🙂 .
Please note my new denim jacket. I looooove the color of it!! Sometimes, they’re too dark but this one is just right. There are so many size options at Anthro, so just as an FYI, I bought an xsmall.
So, after spending the week outside in the sun in San Antonio, my skin was in bad shape. Even though I wore SPF 40 on my face and a hat, my skin was just dry and not healthy looking, so I busted out one of my prized face masks for the hotel that night. I buy about two of these masks a year and save them for desperate times. This my friends, was a desperate time. Each mask is $17 (which is why I only use them about twice a year), but they do AMAZING things to your face. And bonus, after you remove it (it’s like a baby wipe, so it lays flat and then comes right off), you can keep it in a baggie for one more use the next night. Bam. And yes, I bought those pjs in another print because THEY’RE SO CUTE AND COMFY!!
The next morning, we didn’t have to be there until 11, so I slept in a bit and enjoyed the Philly news (I love watching local news stations when I’m out of town!). Then, I got ready. At QVC, you make an appointment at their QVC salon for a 20 minute session where they blast some high quality HD makeup stuff on your face…but other than that, you do your own hair and makeup. Here are all of my makeup staples that I’ve told you about 4 million times. The only new one is the Smashbox Contouring Kit. My friend Katey blogged about it and so I bought it too. It’s really easy to use (there are step by step directions inside with instructions on how to apply it). I bought the light/medium one. (You can read about most of the other makeup products HERE.)
So, based on what I was doing (talking about cookbooks), they asked me to wear something casual that looked like fall. Hmmmmm? I did what any smart girl would do. I called Sheaffer because let’s be real…Sheaffer tells us what to do 🙂 .
Thank you Sheaffer for telling me exactly what to wear…and nailing it 🙂 .
So, I arrived at QVC (which is UNBELIEVABLY MASSIVE!) and met sweet Jeri who made all of my recipes for that day’s show (plus everyone else’s too!). My publishing house gave me aprons to pass out, so I had given one to her and then about 15 minutes later, I saw her again and she was wearing it. How sweet is that?! The nicest people work at QVC. It’s like the Disney World of retail. They’re AMAZING.
Speaking of amazing…this is Kimarie and she is amazing herself!!! I came home from QVC and was talking so much about her that Andrew had to stop me and make me talk about my experience (because I really just wanted to talk about how awesome this gal is!). I just know we’re going to be friends for life. We CLICKED.
And then I met the famous David Venable whose show I was about to be on. He could not have been nicer to me. You really don’t know what people are going to be like in person…and he was as engaging/funny/charming/sweet/sincere/lovable as you would imagine from watching his shows. It was such a pleasure working with him.
After that, I waited in the green room for my air time (2:13 PM). David’s show is on every Sunday from 12 to 3, so I watched and waited. Here he is kicking off the show!
QVC is live 24/7/365. Both times that I’ve been there, I’ve left being an even bigger QVC fan than the time before. They just have a way about sharing items with their viewers that make it so PERSONAL. They really have something special there at QVC.
Look at me on QVC!
And then it was show time for me!
SUCH AN HONOR.
I didn’t know much about QVC six months ago, but let me tell you this…everything I’ve learned about them since has been positive. They really do seem to be this very family-oriented, encouraging, loving retailer that has a heart of gold. It was such a joy to work with all of them.
And then the minute I walked off the sound stage, they took my mic and earpiece and I headed straight back to the airport. I was home by 7:30 that night (to a hubby who had made me dinner).
So. Much. Fun!
If you missed out on ordering my bundle, you can still order it HERE.
Thank YOU guys so much for always making stuff like this fun for me. You are so sweet, encouraging and send me so much love. THANK YOU!!