Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Lara Merriken If you've ever looked for a healthy, tasty snack–or even just grabbed one before a hike–chances are you've tried a LÄRABAR. Founder Lara Merriken's story of turning an idea generated during a hike into a wildly successful business is why she is my 'Girl Crush of The Week.' Lara embodies this cool chick entrepreneur idea that I'm super drawn to. She took an idea on how to revamp an already existing section of the food industry and made it happen; even if it meant that the first LÄRABAR batch was all baked, cut, and sealed by [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:08+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Hitha Prabhakar   Advisor, coach, author, television correspondent, host, investigative reporter, analyst... Hitha Prabhakar kind of does it all, and is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week.' I mean, she even has degrees in economics and philosophy!   I'm totally inspired by the way Hitha is constantly growing and evolving her career to adapt to the changing global retail fashion scene; while remaining at the top of her game. She is such a power woman, and definitely an embodiment of what it means to be a Rich Bitch. Plus, she knows how to keep the balance:  My 3 takeaway lessons [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:08+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Christi Paul Christi Paul is an incredibly strong and talented woman, and (duh!) that is why she is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week.' Not only has she been an anchor and correspondent for HLN and CNN since 2003 (covering everything from President Obama's 2nd Inauguration to Hurricane Sandy), she is also a best-selling author, charity co-founder and ambassador, former beauty queen, and singer. In addition to her fantastic journalism work (and super cool stuff like singing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Braves & Cleveland Cavaliers, to name a few...), I'm inspired by Christi's strength and tenacity to survive [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:08+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Daphne Oz My awesome friend Daphne is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week' because of her vibrant approach to work, life, food, and style. She is the co-host of ABC's The Chew, and the bestselling author of The Dorm Room Diet and Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun. Her work has also been featured in Glamour, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. In addition to her work speaking about healthy lifestyles choices, Daphne is the founder of HealthCorps which educates teens about nutrition, exercise, and stress management. I'm definitely inspired by her passion for helping [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:10+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Rachel Doyle Founder and CEO of Glamour Gals-- "building a movement of young compassionate leaders while providing a solution to elder loneliness"-- the wonderful Rachel Doyle started her first chapter when she was only 17. In addition to all of her amazing work with Glamour Gals, Rachel inspires me with words on work like these: "I don’t make any sacrifices. I love what I do and you make 'time' for things you love. It is all a balance and important to be organized." My 3 takeaway lessons from Rachel: 1. You CAN have it all (just not all at once!) [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Kara Ross I'm so lucky to be able to call the talented Kara Ross my friend. Her jewelry and clutch designs are known for their bold beauty and use of unusual materials-- for example, pieces often with both raw and polished stones. Most recently she collaborated with Donald Robertson for a limited line of whimsical one-of-a-kind totes. Kara is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week' because of her unique approach to design that stays true to her creativity, and for her smart business skills that have seen her designs on Sex and The City and the President and First [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Josie Natori Josie began her career not in fashion, but in finance, and was the 1st female VP in investment banking at Merrill Lynch. That alone earns her 'Girl Crush Of The Week' status-- but of course, there's more from this inspiring businesswoman. Almost four decades later, Josie's brand is still around, and she is the head of a fashion empire that produces four different lines of everything from lingerie to home textiles. I love Josie's words of wisdom regarding starting out and having your own business: "Your business needs a raison d’être. Be prepared to work 24 hours [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Gaby Basora Tucker designer Gaby Basora is kind of the coolest of the cool chicks: mom, business powerhouse, fashionista, NYC darling. That's why she is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week.' Gaby started college at just 16, went from sales assistant to stylist to now designer; and has a wonderfully unconventional approach to business. Gaby's Tucker designs are chic and comfortable with amazing fit and detail; I swoon over practically every piece; but more than that, I'm inspired by her lust for life and unique approach across the board. My 3 takeaway lessons from Gaby: 1. Embrace the different sides [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Holly Robinson Peete Holly Robinson Peete is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week' not only for her impressive entertainment career as an actress, talkshow host, and author, but also for the incredible work she does as an activist and philanthropist. With appearances from Mike & Molly  to CBS talk show The Talk and NBC's Celebrity Apprentince, Holly is an incredibly talented personality using her celebrity to raise awareness about autism and Parkinson's disease through her charity, the HollyRod Foundation.  My 3 takeaway lessons from Holly: 1. Don't fight your instincts. 2. Give yourself a break on the challenging days. 3. [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Pam Oliver Well loved Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver and "Outstanding Women In Journalism" Essence Award Winner is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week' for her amazing spirit and drive. So excited to feature Pam in the newest episode of "I'll Never Forget My First" on AOL. My 3 takeaway lessons from Pam: 1. Pay your dues. 2. Negativity happens, let it roll of your back. 3. Be in it to win it!

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments
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