Tag Archives: New York

Live with…whom?

One of the coolest things I got to do on my recent trip to New York was fulfill a years-long desire to visit the Live show. You know, the one that’s currently “Live with Kelly and Michael” that was “Live with Regis and Kelly” before that. And, of course, way back before Kathie Lee found Hoda, she had Regis to foil her special brand of crazy when they hosted “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”.

I grew up watching Live with my mother, simultaneously wondering who those crazy hosts were (and why they always seemed to have psychics and wild-animal handlers on their show) and loving them for being so crazy. I then fell in love with the show all over again in college. Some semesters, I’d have that 9-10 a.m. slot free, and it was then that I kicked my love for Kathie Lee to the curb and embraced Kelly as my new favorite kooky television personality. Seriously, she’s so freaking adorable. I just love her.

And though I rarely get to watch the show these days, I love nothing more than those sick days or vacation days when I get to be home and tune in. I love hearing her talk about her family, her hot husband and the celebrity-filled life she leads. I was excited a few months ago when Michael Strahan was named her co-host, after Regis decided to retire. (Don’t worry; my allegiance will always be with Regis, but come on, let the man retire. He’s 103 years old!) I like Michael and Kelly’s chemistry together, their banter and, of course, their hilarious size difference.

When my plans for New York came together, I knew I had to seek out tickets. And I’m so glad I did. The little girl who grew up watching this perfectly imperfect morning show was giddy to get a chance to watch the magic unfold from the studio audience.

Gelman! Anyone who’s watched this show for any length of time can appreciate the fact that I was almost as excited to see Michael Gelman in person as I was to see Kelly and Michael.

Commercial break. In between makeup touch-ups and chatting with the celeb guests (Bruce Willis and Molly Shannon), they conversed with the audience.

Love her. So adorable, I just wanna put her in my pocket.

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The (Big) Apple of My Eye

I had the incredible opportunity to go to New York for work for the second year in a row. It’s one of my favorite cities, so electric, so humming with life.

I have a hard time putting my finger precisely on what it is that makes me love Manhattan so. It’s some elixir-like combination of the energy, the food, the never-sleepingness, the long avenues and their cross-street brethren. It’s momentarily forgetting Radio City Music Hall is right there and realizing its right there.

Suffice it to say, I love having an excuse to return to this city. I had to be there for work Saturday through Wednesday. I tacked on two extra days for good measure, and my handsome Redhead flew out to join me.

Sometimes it takes being in America's biggest city to reunite with old friends.

Sometimes it takes being in America’s biggest city to reunite with old friends.


And while reuniting with old friends, you might as well have delicious food in the process.

And while reuniting with old friends, you might as well have delicious food in the process.


How can you not love this city?

How can you not love this city?


And the this happened.

And the this happened.

First Broadway show. I now want to see  ALL THE BROADWAY SHOWS.

First Broadway show. I now want to see ALL THE BROADWAY SHOWS.

I discovered that bagel places across America are doing bagels wrong. Which is unfortunate for me...

Whole wheat everything bagel with walnut and raisin cream cheese. NOM.


Central Park in it all its beautiful glory.

Central Park in it all its beautiful glory.

And then we went to The Met. And saw this badass armor.

And then we went to The Met. And saw this badass armor.

And then we saw this painting. It's kind of famous.

And then we saw this painting. It’s kind of famous.

Perfect end to a great week.

So fun.