Last Reply by Belle88 | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk
Somethings are just meant to be! My daughter had a dance convention in New Jersey. The hotel was sold out, and we looked for another place to stay close by. There were many hotels, and we randomly chose the Embassy Suites. So on the day we checked in, we were surprised to see Irish flags decorating the hotel, joking they knew we were coming! Imagine the surprise when sitting in the lobby was none other than Stephen Walsh!!
He was part of the Ceade Mille Failte Irish trade show, held in the hotel for the last 25 years. I had no idea!! Stephen then told us that Barbara Campbell... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Debbie Dooo | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities
Our spring sandals are amazing so it got me thinking, what comes first, the outfit or the shoe?? Do you put the clothes together around the shoe or find a shoe to go with your clothing?? I turned to my friend of 20 years Ed the amazing stylist, and here's what he had to say:
"I have been working with Jane for many years now. During this time I have not only gotten to know what kind of shoes she likes, but also to know her fashion style as well.
A while ago when I was working on another show I came across this great skirt that... Continue Reading
Started by Jane Treacy in Laura Geller, Hosts & Personalities
I felt like Laura Geller was my friend even before I met her. My Dad got a magazine that profiled celebrities and their style evolution. The article also commented on their makeup by expert artist Laura Geller. I looked forward to reading it every month, not knowing someday I would be lucky enough to call her my friend!
"Just Sayin'," (one of Laura's favorite expressions), she is as funny and warm and fun to be around off the air as she is on the air. There is always a moment when we are on air together, when I am listening to her, that I forget that I a... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Geria | Started by Jane Treacy in Cookie Exchange, Hosts & Personalities
Every Easter we make what we call "Easter Cookies." They are an old family recipe of my Dad's, and it wouldn't be Easter in our family without them. My Dad was an incredible fellow, passionate, brilliant, and a born leader. So when he discovered a similar recipe on a cook show on PBS, he called a family bake off, and here's how it went...
When my parents were married, my Irish Mom wanted to learn the Italian recipes from my Father's family. But the recipes weren't written down, so what she got was not very detailed!
But being a nutritionist, my Mom experim... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sannpal | Started by Jane Treacy in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities
My Mom was my best friend. We shopped, we talked, we traveled, we bonded over tea every night, and words can't describe how close we were! When she passed away she left me her engagement ring. I always wear it when I need some extra inspiration. Once I couldn't find it for weeks and I was afraid to tell anyone. I emptied the drawer next to my bed looking for the ring, but it wasn't there. Days later I had to go to a funeral and was so sad I couldn't find her ring. I opened my drawer and sitting on a pair of socks like in a display was her ring! Felt like she sent it to me. It's my ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lOVETOSHOP | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Our 26th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration was the best Irish party around! We were lucky to have a studio audience, dressed in forty shades of green, to help us celebrate. The "pipes were calling" as Katie our talented QVC production expert entertained us on the bagpipes. We laughed, we enjoyed stories, and we highlighted the beautiful products made in Ireland. I remember our first Irish show so well, and feel blessed I can continue to celebrate with our Irish guests who have become my dearest friends!
Here is a scrapbook of memories from the day:
... Continue Reading
Last Reply by irish grn | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, TSV Talk
Many months ago Siobain, our buyer, called me into her office to look at the potential Today Special Value sweaters for St. Patrick's Day, 2015. The candidate at that time was a lovely Aran Craft cape.
We all thought it was, and is, a beautiful item. But we started brainstorming about spring, the need for a fashionable sweater in the months of changing weather, and how many of you may be looking for a gorgeous new sweater design as a TSV. So, we called in John Cullen, our Aran Crafts designer from Ireland, and asked him what he thought. Of course he was filled w... Continue Reading
Last Reply by aroc34 | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities
QVC received a great honor, the Irish Ambassador Award from Ambassador Anne Anderson, the first woman Ambassador to the United States from Ireland. I was asked to accept the award on behalf of QVC, and when I spoke I dedicated the award to you, our passionate Irish customers!
The way we received the award is a wonderful story. One of the Board members from Philadelphia traveled to Ireland with her daughter last summer. They went to a demonstration of Irish pottery and met the artist. They were surprised to hear he came to West Chester to present his items on QVC. Yes, he was ... Continue Reading
Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
This is a version of my Mom’s "Kerry Cake." Perfect for breakfast or coffee break!
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ cups self rising flour
¾ cup butter softened
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 apples (we use Granny Smith) peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. sugar mixed with 2 Tbsp. cinnamon, OR 4 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar already mixed (in spice aisle)
In first bowl, add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the flour and mix well. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Rosie6583 | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, Mom to Mom Blogs
The Irish welcome you with open arms! I've treasured every trip to the Emerald Isle, but the most recent trip with my family in 2011 was one I will cherish forever. Deirdre had never been to Ireland, and Cara was two years old on her only trip. So, in the spring of 2011, we decided to take a family trip the week before Easter. I know my Mom and Sean's parents were working on the weather, because we had glorious warm sunny days, and hardly any rain! On our bucket list were; returning to Dromoland Castle, staying at Adare Manor - the sight of our live remote from Ireland, ... Continue Reading