Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and owner of the Sexiest Hair in America according to People Magazine, called in to talk about the National Dog Show and how you can help raise money with @Purina and #DogThanking. Plus: we create a “fantasy dog” game for the dog show, and chat about the Cubs and Cardinals.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Carson Kressley called in to chat about his new book “Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?” We came up with a no-brainer promotional tie-in for the radio station, I impressed him with my fancy outfit (yep, on the radio), and we discussed how to feel sexier in your own skin and find the personal style that works for you.Follow @bigwakeupcall
We always have a good time when Gail Simmons calls in. Today Gail shared some fun tips for having a memorable summer party, even when it’s 95 degrees outside (perhaps skip the requirement that all guests wear a white linen suit).
Catch season 14 of “Top Chef” this fall on Bravo.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Carole Radziwill is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and best-selling author who is also featured on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City.” We discussed men who can’t admit they’re fans of the show, if her participation in the show has affected how she thinks of herself as a writer, and how she had a very real and honest moment in a whirlwind of craziness on the show.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It’s always fun to talk with the lovely and charming Gail Simmons about food & dining. Gail shared some of her favorite restaurants in Chicago and gave me some advice about going to hipster-filled joints without worry (reminding them I was hip in the ’90s is not a good strategy).Follow @bigwakeupcall
Restaurant owner, James Beard award winner and Top Chef Season 4 champion Stephanie Izard called in to talk about a new series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service to honor some legendary chefs. We also talked about her recent win on Top Chef Duels, then I derailed the whole chat by shamelessly begging for a reservation at Girl & The Goat.
Canning: It’s not just for hipsters, and Chef Hugh Acheson says so!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Brandi called up the show to chat about her latest book, Drinking & Dating. She was surprisingly funny and easy to talk to. Toward the end of our conversation, I mentioned the fact that it was all over the web that morning that she had been accused of living a scripted life. She hadn’t yet heard the news! Does she not Google herself? How can one not Google oneself? If you don’t Google yourself, who will? Practice regular self-Googling, people!
Aviva Drescher called into the show to discuss the upcoming season 6 of The Real Housewives of New York City as well as her new memoir, Leggy Blonde.