Everyone knows, I’m a hard working girl! And I am always on the go, whether it’s shooting on location in Europe, designing for one of my celebrity clients or chasing after my two kids! In fact, most of us are on the go at all times. That said, it’s important to have a phone that helps you stay connected from anywhere. To work smarter this New Year, I’m partnering with Windows Phone to recharge one lucky person’s work style with a home office makeover! This FABULOUS makeover includes a consultation with me, home office prize package from Microsoft, including a new Windows Phone and home office décor and accessories from Hayneedle.com.
You should really get in on this sweet deal of a contest!! Enter to win by telling me why you need to recharge your home office in the New Year, submit a TwitPic of your space @windowsphone and @CACHETLIFESTYLE and include the hashtag #WindowPhoneWorks. The contest starts today and the winner will be announced on February 8..GOOD LUCK!
Here is the link to the Windows Phone Blog with all the rules and details!
Also, check out this video we made on the streets of NYC to introduce this fab phone!
This week, US Weekly featured my design of Ashley & JP’s NYC apartment. It’s not often the celebs let me discuss their homes publicly, so I am extra happy about this one!It was a lot of fun and they I am so happy I got to know them. You can read about the makeover here:
And see the inside peek video from Us Weekly here:
I get to do a lot of really cool stuff, this I know for sure. One of the coolest things I’ve done in a while is spend some time in the kitchen with Michelin star chef, Vito Mollica of Il Palagio at The Four Seasons in Florence. I was there filming a three part series all about Fabulous Florence and The Four Seasons Hotel. Christmas in Europe is always spectacular, especially in Italy. That said, I thought I would be remiss if I didn’t ask Vito about the infamous Feast Of The Seven Fishes. Growing up in New York, I always heard Italians talking about this. It’s like a really big deal. But, I was in Italy not Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. I wanted to get it from a master. Now, I’m certainly no chef, more like a takeout queen. But, we are a foodie bunch and everyone knows I love haute cuisine and dining at top restaurants.
Here’s a video of me in and around Florence, including a simplified recipe that incorporates the “seven fishes”, just much easier and more user friendly than that which I am sure Chef Vito is whipping up.
There’s no real recipe, it’s sort of that simple. Just take a small amount of several different types of seafood, season and sauté. While the seafood is sautéing you cook your linguine-and not soft till it tastes like it’s from The Olive Garden, mamma mia!!-. Toss and plate. Just a note, Chef Vito didn’t use one drop of butter, just good olive oil.
I really wish you could’ve seen the part where I asked him about putting cheese on pasta with seafood. It was epic. Eyes all popping out, sweat at the brow. It was great! NO!!!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I’m so grateful for all the gifts in my life and part of that is you and all your loyal support.
Peace on earth and goodwill to all.
Enjoy the video.
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Yesterday, I appeared on NBC Philadelphia’s The 10! Show, featuring all the latest in celebrity favorite hostess gifts. It was great segment and I am very pleased with the items we showcased and theoutcome of the segment.
What nobody knew is that I hot a terrible traffic snarl and came uncomfortably close to missing my segment! Without the help of good old Bill Henley, I never would’ve made it to the church on time! I’m not from Philly and I certainly don’t know my way around. Bill guided me through the back roads and I arrived safely and in time! Thanks, Bill. Enjoy that champagne! Here’s the clip!
As I write this, I should be getting ready for my shoot today with George, Matt and the whole LXTV gang in Denville, NJ. We are helping George rescue a NJ family whose basement was ruined in Hurricane Irene. Matt did the reno, I stepped in for a little deco magic and it’s coming out really nice! I can’t wait for you to see what was done there. Simple, warm and elegant. If you like the furnishings, I’ll be listing a full “Where To Buy” list after it airs. Just a heads up, it’s all from the ever fabulous website, http://www.hayneedle.com
Tons of stylish and affordable things for inside and outside your casita. Here’s a pic from yesterday..Matt’s still mad at me he ended up on the cutting room floor at the VH1 shoot. Can you show him a little love? I need to get off the Wendorff Crapper List pronto. J
Also, I’m kinda digging George’s new look. Typically, I don’t like the whole facial hair thing as it’s a tad too Nascar-ish, but he wears it well, doesn’t he? More Columbia English Lit professor than Schlitz drinking racefan, don’t you think?
Design Team: OHNY
Courtney on location at Giggle in Soho
I was asked by People.com for my tips on creating a fabulous baby nursery suitable for the Technolicious Mommy set for their popular Celebrity Baby blog. That said, we headed downtown to one of my favorite upscale baby stores, Giggle. Love! My friend Lori of Lorico Photography did the honors and the visual back drops couldn’t have been more perfect. Also, since I am decorating LXTV’s Sara Gore’s nursery uptown next month, I got some great ideas.
I forgot to mention that all of the tri-state area seems to still be recovering at a snail’s pace from last week’s storm..what does that mean to me? It means my 3 and 5 years olds have not had school all week. Every nanny and babysitter is either in the dark or bookd solid through Thanksgiving. So they came along, too! But, my kids have been carted along to TV stations, photo shoots and press events since they were born. This is no big deal. I got the perfect photos and then we hit Balthazar for some Chocolat Chaud..everyone’s happy. Here’s one of the pics! More soon. I will be writing the piece on my way to Florence, Italy this weekend. I cannot wait.
After a long time with a website that seemed very out ( like very!) of touch with what Courtney Cachet Inc. has become, it was time for a change. With the help of some very talented and um, patient web developers, we created someplace that I feel really reflects who I am both as a person and a brand.
I feel like I’ve been living in a hotel the past few years..sometimes it’s Facebook or Twitter or various other “homes” where I have a place, but not really my own.
Well, that’s all changed now. There are so many exciting things happening, I can’t wait to share them with you. More news, more TV, great ideas and product development.
I am excited and flattered you are here to join me on this incredible journey.
Thank you and see you soon!