Last Reply by gmkb | Started by Alberti Popaj in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Easter has such a special place in my heart. It has a religious meaning for me, and is also metaphorically a symbol of new life and new opportunities! Bunnies, chicks, eggs, and blossoms are the ways we see new life in nature this time of year, and it just so happens that they bring smiles to the faces of children and adults! So this year, when I decided to decorate my home for the Easter holiday, I was on a mission to incorporate all of the things that make me happy!! I took lots of photos and below are some of my tips on how to elevate your Easter table to a whole new... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Danielle46 | Started by Alberti Popaj in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
I like winter…but after one too many snowfalls, I’m happy to say goodbye to it for about 9 months! :) For me, Spring is exciting because of nature’s vibrant colors, the sounds of birds chirping in the morning and all of the fresh flavors I want to taste in my food. Well, to get myself and some friends in the “spring” of things, I decided to host an easy, yet elegant, brunch this weekend and you’re invited to join!! This is a view of the finished table, with help from lovely product by Valerie Parr Hill, but keep reading to see how easily it all ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Nicole WI | Started by Alberti Popaj in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Growing up in New York City, it has always been a dream of mine to attend New York Fashion Week!! It’s the time of year when all of the fashion trends are set, the color stories become apparent, and when all of the “fashionistas” strut their stuff to watch what’s coming down the runway! Well, I was STOKED to find out that I had a seat at the Dennis Basso Runway show!
Being that it was going to be a long day trip, and I wanted to take a lot of great pictures in crowded places, I knew I needed juice for my phone and something to help me take great photos. Tha... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Speech123 | Started by Alberti Popaj in Beauty Banter, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
As you may have guessed, I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY ! The opportunity to tell people how much you love them….you get to wear red….and, yes, an excuse to eat tons of chocolate – could there be a better day??? Oh and lets not forget CUPID…
HUBBA HUBBA!! ;)
Well, this year, I decided to make an easy treat so that I could celebrate with some of my favorite people. They’re pretty to look at, quick and easy, and are the perfect salty/sweet combination!
Here’s the recipe below and some photos to help you along the way.
What you&... Continue Reading
Last Reply by onsen | Started by Alberti Popaj in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
If you followed my Holiday Decorating Blogs, you’ll know that it was my first year of celebrating the holidays in an “all out” fashion!! From garland to glitter bows and ornaments, I wanted to bring it all into the house, and BOY DID I DO THAT!! It was fun, it was magical…and then came January 5th (I keep my tree up until my birthday) and all I wanted to do was get it all ooooouuuuut! But that same sparkly, beautiful glitter was now in my carpets and hardwoods, my throws, sofas and pillows – even the dogs were carrying it from room to room!
Being the self-... Continue Reading
Last Reply by juicy 1 | Started by Alberti Popaj in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Looking at a blank page, its hard to conceptualize writing a sentence, paragraph or even book to describe Lisa Robertson. The truth of the matter is that for me, Lisa is so much more than a colleague that I got along with – she is a friend, an inspiration, a mentor…I can go on and on…
I’ve known Lisa for some time now. Like many of us, she was first my friend on the television. I got to see her whenever I wanted, no matter what mood I was in and no matter what outfit I was wearing!!! I didn’t have to put any effort in beyond tu... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mtme | Started by Alberti Popaj in Fashion Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Well, it’s been such an amazing holiday season already, and the experience of decorating my first Christmas tree this year has really made it so special. I wanted to share the final images of my star, nativity and the stockings! So many of you chimed in on my Facebook page and I loved hearing your ideas. Thank you!!
I decided to go with a traditional star to top off the tree. I looked at many options, and this one caught my eye. I love the glisten that it gives off, and I felt it complimented the tree overall.
I went with a nativity from V... Continue Reading
Last Reply by prophet | Started by Alberti Popaj in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
As the saying goes “waste not, want not!” Well, the week after Thanksgiving is definitely a time when we want to creatively gobble-up the leftovers. Here are some recipe ideas I conjured up over the weekend.
Leftover “Stuffle Stacks”
This idea came from Steve, the security guard at the Q. It’s a waffle made out of stuffing, but it’s meant as a savory mid-afternoon treat! I was so excited about it that I made an extra tray of stuffing this year. Needless to say, I’ve been eating “stuffles” all weekend!
Here is what you need:
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Last Reply by Luv_My_Beagle | Started by Alberti Popaj in Beauty Banter, For the Home Talk
When I was young, decorating the tree was something we always looked forward to!! My brother and I always wanted to help hang ornaments, and mom was very careful in guiding us. Here are some of the tips she instilled in us right from the start.
Step 1: Know what you’re working with
Just like knowing your ingredients for baking a cake, you need to know the ingredients that are going to make your tree the centerpiece of your holiday. So first, I lay out all of the decorations by size and color so that I can visualize the overall theme of the tree. I used some spheres my... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ladylovesred | Started by Alberti Popaj in Fashion Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Many of you have asked to see the way I decorate for the holidays so I decided to give you a sneak peek at what's to come.
Step 1 – Pick the perfect tree:
I found the perfect tree to compliment my family room. Because of my tall ceilings, I didn’t want it to take up the entire room, so I went with a 9 ft. Bethlehem Lights slim tree. I wanted to do a traditional look this year so I went with the all white tree option. I fell in love with it during the Lisa Robertson show and had to have it! Once I got the tree, I was so excited I had to put it up immediately!
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