Monday, June 15, 2009

Budget Friendly Weekend

So my budget friendly weekend started with heading midtown to the Louis Licari salon for my Today Show make-over. This was not an ambush, but a planned segment about how a haircut can make you look 10 pounds thinner. Take a look at my clip, I am the first one to come out. As a perk of being featured on the make-over segment, I got a new flattering cut and color. After spening an afternoon being pampered and primped, I couldn't just spend the night at home, without showing off my new look. So I headed downtown for dinner and drinks with friends at The Smith. Although my meal wasn't under $10, I did get a lot of food, and tasty drinks at a reasonable price. After my fun night out, I went home to rest up to deal with the crowds on Saturday.
Saturday morning, I put my comfortable, colorful sneakers and headed to Madison Square Park for the The Seventh Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, which I told you all about last week. I was ready to wait for a long time to dig into pulled pork, but in actuallity our wait was only about 20 minutes. My $8 plate was satisfying, but next year I think I am going to invest in a fastpass. You can share it with even more people than the alloted two. In addition to my lunch, Edy's was passing out free ice cream scoops. After my belly was full, I went out on an adventure to find a great, sliming, solid outfit for my TV debut.
So this morning, I greeted my driver at 7AM sharp to be taken down to 30 Rock, to prep for my appearance on The Today Show. My perfect new cut and color was styled, smoothed, and made TV ready. I got into my clothes, had my make up done. I was suprised, that I was not as nervous to get up on live TV infront of everyone. It happened so fast. What an experience. However, I didn't get to meet my girl crush Ann Curry, Matt Lauer was on vacay, and my fave housewife, Bethanny was guest-cohosting the 75th hour to The Today Show. I couldn't tell Ann how amazing she looks for a 50+ year old woman (she looks better in person), or Matt Lauer how I have a thing for newscasters, or Bethanny that Skinny Girl Margs are drink of choice. But all in all, this was a great experience. Louis and his team were incredibly nice, and there was no on screen trip. That was my biggest fear.


Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I always get up early to watch that show when I am in the States.

Sounds like you had a great day!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

How wonderful.Wish I could have seen you.

Rosa said...

that's awesome! the hair looks great, steph

Anonymous said...

Omg that is so cool. How did you get that opportunity?