I don’t care what anyone says SHE defines uber fab!

In the wake of Haiti’s catastrophe, it is good to know that the “Material Girl” is still willing to share her good fortune. According to sources at Partners in Health, “Madonna has donated $250,000 to Partners in Health, which is a health care provider in Haiti. The singer stated, ‘we must act now,’ and is encouraging all her friends and fans to follow in her footsteps and donate whatever they can.

Many celebrities have shown overwhelming support for the survivors and their devastating loss which is further proof that Tinsel Town has some depth of character. While Madonna has long taken many fiery darts for her outspoken, aggressive stance on life, love, family and just about everything else; she has time and again been on the forefront of many important causes.

Photo Source:  Hollywood News

Did she front the 1 million bucks graciously donated by Hollywood’s royal couple, Brad and Angelina? Not quite, but it appears while “girls may come and girls may go…”  This “girl” is here to stay and leverage her fame and name for what is simply the right thing to do.

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Hey my uber fabs check out my latest article here…  The King of Pop  is still taking care of his own

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Today, I continue to live in that “nether region” between Christmas and New Year’s Day… This of course gives me time to think (uh oh) and even more time to watch and re-watch some of my uber favorites…. Mainly, Glee.

It also gives me time to go to the Holy Grail of source material (NOT!) “Wikapoopia” to get my facts delightfully wrong!  But this is  falling far short of a scholarly essay, so HUSH UP and try to enjoy…

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other uses, see Glee club (disambiguation).

A glee club is a musical group, historically of male voices but also of women’s or mixed voices, which traditionally specializes in the singing of short songs—glees—by trios or quartets. The first named Glee Club was founded in London, UK, in 1787.[1] Glee clubs were very popular in the UK from then until the mid 1850s but by then they were gradually being superseded by choral societies. By the mid-20th century, proper glee clubs were no longer common. However the term remained (and remains) in use, primarily for choirs found in Japanese and North American colleges and universities despite the fact that most American glee clubs are choruses in the standard sense and no longer perform glees. Glee in this context does not refer to the mood of the music or of its singers, but to a specific form of English part song popular between 1650 and 1900, the glee.


Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn – Enter one Uber fab cast member…Ms. Jennifer (I call her…Jen) Aspen and off we go into a Gleek o licious discussion.  Firstly, let me thank “Ms. J” for taking my call.  Lord knows I see my own number come up and I let me go to voicemail.   What a delight, my SQEFSSTNBNBFF or (Slightly Quirky, Eco- Friendly, Sassy, Sexy, Talented No Bullshit, New Best Friend Forever) not only has just as much personality off camera as she does on, but she is also working with me to single handedly erase her “carbon footprint” from the planet.   Sooooooooooo after we returned from saving the world we had time for a lil’ chit-chat (she took the alto part as I led the tenor section).

What a joy it was to meet a fellow “Random” as we “Gleefully” bounced from one topic to the next  ( had to say it…) I realized this was a woman with a “past”!

Not that kind of past!  Jen is no stranger to the limelight as we have enjoyed her in… (just wanted to name a trite few)

“Glee” …. Kendra Giardi (4 episodes, 2009)
    – Hairography (2009) TV episode …. Kendra GiardiThrowdown (2009) TV episode …. Kendra GiardiPreggers (2009) TV episode …. Kendra GiardiShowmance (2009) TV episode …. Kendra Giardi

Larry the Cable Guy’s Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza (2008) (TV) …. Girl in Church/News Anchor

“Rodney” …. Trina Hamilton (44 episodes, 2004-2008)
    – Finale (2008) TV episode …. Trina HamiltonPotty Mouth (2008) TV episode …. Trina HamiltonHot Tub Blues (2008) TV episode …. Trina HamiltonWaiting for Himelfarb (2008) TV episode …. Trina HamiltonTulsa, Fla (2008) TV episode …. Trina Hamilton (39 more)

“Eli Stone” …. Dr. Leila Maxford (1 episode, 2008)
    – Patience (2008) TV episode …. Dr. Leila Maxford

Struck (2008)

“Criminal Minds” …. Laurie Ann Morris (1 episode, 2008)
    – A Higher Power (2008) TV episode …. Laurie Ann Morris

Family Man (2008) (TV)

Mr. Woodcock (2007) …. Cindy the Realtor

“The Closer” …. Valerie Henry (2 episodes, 2007)
    – Til Death Do Us Part: Part II (2007) TV episode …. Valerie Henry
    – Til Death Do Us Part: Part I (2007) TV episode …. Valerie Henry

The Frolic (2007) …. Leslie Munck

“Boston Legal” …. Maureen Fleming (1 episode, 2007)
    – The Good Lawyer (2007) TV episode …. Maureen Fleming

“Shark” …. April George (1 episode, 2007)
    – Starlet Fever (2007) TV episode …. April George

“Grey’s Anatomy” …. Elena (1 episode, 2006)
    – Don’t Stand So Close to Me (2006) TV episode …. Elena

Welcome to the Jungle Gym (2006) (TV)

Guy in Row Five (2005) …. Sarah

The Ranch (2004) (TV) …. Shayna

L.A. Twister (2004) …. Mindy

“Come to Papa” …. Karen (4 episodes, 2004)
    – The Crush (2004) TV episode …. Karen
    – The Salad (2004) TV episode …. Karen
    – The Pep Talk (2004) TV episode …. Karen
    – The Tire Guy (2004) TV episode …. Karen

“Line of Fire” …. Jolene Fleming (1 episode, 2003)
    – Mockingbird (2003) TV episode …. Jolene Fleming

“The Lyon’s Den” …. Tara Barrington (2 episodes, 2003)
    – Blood (2003) TV episode …. Tara Barrington
    – Things She Said (2003) TV episode …. Tara Barrington

“Karen Sisco” …. Angie (1 episode, 2003)
    – Dear Derwood… (2003) TV episode …. Angie

“The Agency” …. Livia – Lex’s Ex-friend (1 episode, 2003)
    – Coventry (2003) TV episode …. Livia – Lex’s Ex-friend

“Friends” …. Michelle (1 episode, 2003)
    – The One Where Monica Sings (2003) TV episode …. Michelle

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” …. Mrs. Ramsey (1 episode, 2002)
… aka CSI: Las Vegas (South Africa: English title: informal alternative title) (USA: syndication title) 
… aka C.S.I. (USA: short title) 
… aka CSI: Weekends (USA: promotional title) 
… aka Les experts (Canada: French title) 
    – Fight Night (2002) TV episode …. Mrs. Ramsey

“The King of Queens” …. Samantha (1 episode, 2002)
    – Flash Photography (2002) TV episode …. Samantha

“The Court” …. Emily (2 episodes, 2002)
    – Stay (2002) TV episode …. Emily
    – Back in the Bottle (????) TV episode …. Emily

“Will & Grace” …. Sarah (1 episode, 2002)
    – Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard (2002) TV episode …. Sarah

Vanilla Sky (2001) (uncredited) …. Nina

“Bob Patterson” …. Janet (5 episodes, 2001)
    – Bathroom Bob (2001) TV episode …. Janet
    – Awards Bob (2001) TV episode …. Janet
    – Naked Bob (2001) TV episode …. Janet
    – Honest Bob (2001) TV episode …. Janet
    – Pilot (2001) TV episode …. Janet

See Jane Run (2001)

“FreakyLinks” …. Vikki (1 episode, 2000)
    – Subject: Three Thirteen (2000) TV episode …. Vikki

Some Common Things That Happen to Corpses (2000) …. Jennifer Oberon

“Party of Five” …. Daphne Jablonsky (35 episodes, 1998-2000)
    – All’s Well… (2000) TV episode …. Daphne Jablonsky
    – …That Ends Well (2000) TV episode …. Daphne Jablonsky
    – One for the Road (2000) TV episode …. Daphne Jablonsky
    – The Declaration of Co-Dependence (2000) TV episode …. Daphne Jablonsky
    – Bad Behavior (2000) TV episode …. Daphne Jablonsky
      (30 more)

“House Rules” …. Terry (1 episode, 1998)
    – Twisted Sister (1998) TV episode …. Terry

“The Pretender” …. Anna Roemer (1 episode, 1998)
    – Indy Show (1998) TV episode …. Anna Roemer

“Venus on the Hard Drive” (1998) TV series …. Pam

Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime Story (1998) …. Susie Felton

“Alright Already” …. Debbie (1 episode, 1997)
    – Again with the Sponge Cake (1997) TV episode …. Debbie

Changing Habits (1997) …. Art Store Customer

“NYPD Blue” …. Candice (1 episode, 1997)
    – Taillight’s Last Gleaming (1997) TV episode …. Candice

The Others (1997) …. Vicky Myers

“Claude’s Crib” (1997) TV series (unknown episodes)

“Chicago Hope” …. Tracey White (1 episode, 1996)
    – A Day in the Life (1996) TV episode …. Tracey White

“Living Single” …. Irene (1 episode, 1996)
… aka My Girls 
    – School’s Out Forever (1996) TV episode …. Irene

The Secret She Carried (1996) (TV) …. Toni

“Brotherly Love” …. Melanie Marcos (1 episode, 1996)
    – Other People (1996) TV episode …. Melanie Marcos

A Very Brady Sequel (1996) …. Kathy Lawrence

“Weird Science” …. Sharon (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
    – Swallow 13 (1996) TV episode …. Sharon
    – Bikini Camp Slasher (1995) TV episode …. Sharon

Sometimes They Come Back… Again (1996) (V) …. Maria Moore 
… aka Sometimes They Come Back 2 (USA: alternative title)

“In the House” …. Mrs. Jones (1 episode, 1996)
    – To Die For (1996) TV episode …. Mrs. Jones

“Too Something” (1 episode)
… aka New York Daze 
    – Leg, Lies and Videotape (????) TV episode

“Step by Step” …. Pepper (1 episode, 1995)
    – Lil Sister Dontcha (1995) TV episode …. Pepper

“Married with Children” …. Jamie (1 episode, 1995)
… aka Married… with Children (USA: promotional title) 
    – Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (1995) TV episode …. Jamie

“Charlie Grace” (1 episode)
    – I’ve Got a Secret (????) TV episode

“Beverly Hills, 90210” …. Runaway Girl (1 episode, 1995)
… aka Class of Beverly Hills (USA: teaser title) 
    – Squash It (1995) TV episode …. Runaway Girl

“Hope & Gloria” …. Alexis (1 episode, 1995)
    – A Fine ROM-ance (1995) TV episode …. Alexis

Ok, this girl certainly doesn’t stay home…  So how much of her quiky ol’ self is in “Kendra”?   Hmmm, just enough to make me want to be her pregnant sister so we can scheme and dream about snatching some bitchy cheerleader’s baby…Kidddddddddddiing

So after fixing the ozone,  attending to world hunger,  addressing a cure for all known diseases and agreeing to work on our ESP…. No not mind-reading silly – Economic Stimulus Plan (although they seem to be one and the same lately)  Oops did I say that????  We got down to the dirty truth.   What does an Uber Fab secretly wish for in the New Year?

  1. MALDIVES… the sunny side of life
  2. Apple TV (cheap date)
  3. Lexus Hybrid (not so cheap date)

Jen, thanks for frolicking with me… But Missy! Next I want to take the melody line cause’ singing harmony is not my strong point!

Check out my serious side at:

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Tis’ the season to forget that it “tis the season”… In fact, even after JUST taking some “me time” to give back to the community that has supported me in so many ways… I still must admit the Uber was sucked right out of MY Fab as I found I was having an A.M. (Atomic Moment)…Not a B.M. ( Duh you know what that is…. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwh!) over something as silly as…Well it was the LAST string of non-twinkling, five foot, multi-circuit… Annnnnnywayyyyyy,  this has become a season of forgetting not remembering.

  • Forgetting to say “Please” and “Thank you”
  • Forgetting that many of us do have enough while others will go without
  • Forgetting that holiday gatherings are about responsibility and getting behind the wheel of a car drunk is simply unacceptable
  • Forgetting that to give of yourself and your time is a precious gift that WILL make a difference

So for that, I want do something I rarely do, but it is in the name of an amazing cause and some very special friends… Max Ryan (Sex and the City II) and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules and Andromeda)… I am going to share a link from my new UCUNNBFF (Uber, Cool, Uber, Newsie, New, Best, Friend, Forever) Christine (Chris) Morrow of CNN – Her article and event is no less remarkable then the people who made it happen.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/Asking-Celebs-to-Read-for-a-Cause-79943467.html

Tis’ the season so GET YOUR TIS’ ON!

I love the random world I live in… When I first posted this tidbit I was about the only one who was overwhelmed by my witty play on words.   I of course love to think that EVERYONE lives to read this blog but alas I am a realist and I understand that a mere one or two may simply still be in the dark.   Well make that one less.

Thanks Rock you are Da’ Man!  And Luis, thanks for connecting me to YOUR uber fab friends!

Photo Source: My I Phone

Buzzzz Alert!

December 18, 2009

Keep your blogger eyes out for two very uber cool interviews….  Do you remember the 1994 Diet Coke commerical with “Lucky” well wait until you see him NOW…

How about that “little known” show called GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?   Yup the buzzzzz is ON!

My Date With The Roc

December 14, 2009

Today I was sitting with my FFFMBFF or Fiercely Fabulous Fully Moisturized Best Friend Forever  – “Val” and we were talking about my sugar toxic post holiday, post Gift Guide not so uber fab skin…. I am not one to promote any one product and I am the first to tell ya’ before you put anything on your face talk to your doctor.  But over a frappa wappa lotta over price a drink-a…  From that chain of coffee houses I still refuse to name until they will let me talk to the CEO and get me an uber fab interview… I have to admit that after passing it around and using it on my not so fresh face….

Two thumbs up for Roc…If ya want to give it a try – Start slow and give yourself a lift with the ANTI-AGE Eye cloths and the Micor- Dermabrasion Paste…

Check them out here at:

valerie.myrandf.com

and tell “Val”  Josh said hi!

BEFORE Roc

AFTER Roc

P.S.  Perez you know we don’t agree on the celeb blog formula – BUT I still adore ya’ when you are being YOU and not the big ol’ meanie!  —- xoxoxx—

Eat Me! The Second Course

December 9, 2009

How much can one man and his famous friends eat?  The uber famous are bottomless pits!   Check out the “New Arrivals”

BRB I am headin’  to the gym for round three!

…Lick Her?  I hardly even know her… (I love a bad joke) and I am head over spoon for the Silver Moon liqueur infused sorbets and ice creams… Personal favorite???? Yes indeed…Try them all with a special double slurp for Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Martini!  (www.silvermoondesserts.com)

When Paul Sorvino “welcomes me to the FAMILY”  Do I dare say no???   Did you know this uber fab actor/guy makes pasta sauce?   Well he does and hold the pasta and just serve me up a bowl of sauce!   Personal FAVE  Marinara or Vodka Sauce made with San Marzano Tomatoes!   I loved it and so did the entire front of mys shirt! (www.paulsorvinofoods.com)

Scharffen Berger chocolate… The folio box is sexy meets classy and what more can I say other then my BFF Julia Child calls herself one of their biggest fans.  I don’t mess with Julia!  You gotta try this dark and delicious goodie….NOW!!! (www.scharffenberger.com)

Gourmet pancakes anyone?   Get your own as I AM NOT SHARING!!!! The folks at Sweet Stacks dare you to “satisfy your craving…” and I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!  (www.sweetstacks.com)

Don’t know what to do with all those holiday cards after the holiday?   Not an issue for the goodies from sweet talk boutique cause’ the cards are EDIBLE!!!!  UBERRRRRRRRRRR FABBBBBBBB! (www.sweettalkboutique.com)

Holy COW!  The Dark Chocolate Peanut and Pecan Toffee from Holy City Chocolate is the best I have EVER had!!!! (www.holycitychocolate.com)

Antoine Amrani Chocolates wanted me to “Say excellence without saying a word…”  Does “YUMMMMMMMMMM” count?  AMMMMMMMMMMAZZZZZING!   (www.AAchocolates.com)

From 3025 Magazine Street to (www.shopsucre.com).  From breakfast to a midnight snack, Sucré is available to satisfy your sweet tooth. DO IT!   DO IT NOW!!!!

EAT ME! It sounded like a great idea UNTIL…the response… It has been humbling and hobbling.  A Celebrity Gift Guide all about food… Ok well someone had to taste all the submissions.  Sound like fun? 10 pounds later….IT WAS!

I am a Foodie, I have slimmed down since puberty when I was a moving target in the cafeteria for flying tater tots…Yes as hard as it might be to believe (or maybe not)… I was not always this “Uber Cool” .   In fact, I think the technical term is GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK and not much has changed.   But, a lethal mix of treadmill and Botox has made me tolerable…

Enough about my past and the endless hours of therapy to overcome it!   What are the celebs gifting and eating this year?   Well…(FYI let’s call this PHASE ONE) as the amazing products just keep coming!

Even my HHBFF or (Hot Herculean Best Friend Forever) Kev Sorbo has likes to enjoy…Kevin will you please get fat and ugly SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!  Jeez!

Not soooo original, but when you look like my BFF Anton WHO CARES!

“I like to drink eggnog around the holidays” – Anton Kasabov (FYI- NEW BUZZ! – Anton is in the ubber fab  movie Tekken based on the mega successful videogame.  He also told me in a recent chit chat (he ate air I ate everything) about a  his lead in a webisodes based on a Harlequin novel called ” Secret agent bride”

Jessica Hall – Host of The Morning After… Says “stuffing”?  Now does she look like she is stands 10 fee from a carb???    Ok Jess what’s your secret

Goodies for the annoyingly healthy:

Remember those good ol’ cheese puffs – Calorie count 1 bagillion  (researched by my trusty Assistant to the Stars – Gabrielle a.k.a. “Gaby do this”)  Well for 120 calories and the taste of something that SHOULD be bad for ya’… The folks at Snikiddy (www.snikiddy.com) have come to the rescue with Mac n’ Cheese Puffs.   Move over Velveeta these are mucho luscious.   Don’t waste your time on the small bag… Think uber big!

Can a truffle be healthy?  Who cares!  I meeeeeeean YES!  Leave it to the Foodies at NicoBella and indulge in a “VUFFLE”  – Come on, figure it OUT!!!!  A Vegan Truffle…. (www.nicobellaorganics.com)

“Think outside the cereal box” with Me & Goji – Custom cereals for the ubbie, boobie, healthy fruitie-tuttie…  (www.meandgoji.com)

Drink Me…

Plucked from the rare Zola beverage tree in the Brazilian Rainforest, Zola smoothies are harvested fully bottled… A rare find outside of Willy Wonka’s factory.   Reality check, my tired attempt at humor.  These smoothies use a blend of delicious and powerful Brazilian SUPER-FRUITS (is that a gay superhero?) to create smoothies that keep ya’ full of energy.   My personal favorite… Berry Blend (Acai Berry and Banana) giving me extra energy to take on the universe.  Tell them Josh sent ya and it won’t get you a damn thing but tell them anyway… (www.drinkzola.com)

Personal Favorites:

My uber fab Assistant “The Gabster” was almost terminated for making derogatory statements about licorice…She has been warned.  Thanks to Panda Soft Licorice for sending me one of my all time favorite foods.   No Twizzlers™ for this guy, bring on the secret to this uber fab confection.   The best all natural ingredients cooked in a traditional Finnish nature (not sure what that means… But who cares they taste great)   (www.panda.fi)

What can be bad when you are gold, pink or fuchsia?  Add to that an uber, UBER fab box filled with wine-pairing medallions and you have a truffle of the month club that could land the space shuttle. (www.ejconfections.com)

Deans Beans – “Great coffee making the world a better place…” Bring on the dark smoking blend of Ring of Fire…Can we say active volcanic soils???? (www.deansbeans.com)

Cocoa Canard – If I was a Drag Queen this would be my new (I mean first ever drag name)…  The perfect gift for someone special who can’t resist a long line of collectible celebrity ducks … Note to uber fabs – AMAZING Belgium chocolate included. (www.cocoacanard.com) (www.celebriducks.com)

Naumes Fruit Gifts – This fresh fruit sent right to your door is a great to wash down all that chocolate, cake and cookies.  But it does not stop there…This company will match your gift purchases pound for pound to feed food banks and hungry families across the country. (www.naumesfruitgifts.com)

What do you do when you get an uber fab gift with YOUR face on it…EAT IT!   Thanks to S’more Smoochies you can eat yourself and not feel the least bit dirty or wrong. Take a big ol’ bite out of  YOU.  (www.smoresmoochies.com)

Auntie Anne’s Make Your Own Pretzel Kit:

Do you remember Shrinkie Dinks ™?  Well if not, you are wayyyy too young to be forgiven…Annnnnnnnnnnnway move over Holly Hobby Oven, we have pretzels to make.  The big ol’ hunka hunka pretzel that is not for the rank amateur.   Mix, twist, bake and enjoy (sounds like my last date…) Annnnnny waayyyyyyyyyyy ya gotta try these.  The original are fab, but the innamon are fan f!@#$ tastic!   (www.auntieannes.com)

Get your holiday Zen On….

I thought I was a die-hard coffee fanatic UNTILLLLLLLLLLLLLL Village Tea Company dared me to try their Cherry Me Bloom tea… I still love my Java, but this tea is what interracial beverage relationships are made of… Try an unlimited number of options at (www.villageteaco.com)

Can food be Zen? – Ah yes! I am in my zone when the celestial calories converge!  In the name of NAMAUS bring on the gratitude cookies and the Zen Crunch!  (www.zenrabbbitcookies.com) and (www.gratitudecookie.com)

Let’s Get Cookin’

The folks at American Roland Food Corp. have obviously not gotten the message that we are in a recession because the box of goodies they sent was amazing and the DVD – Yes the DVD has made me an honorary global food expert.    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways but before I do so let me enjoy some ubbie fab Balsamic Vinegar in a bottle that  is a work of art.   Bravo “Roland” and might I be in your next DVD!  Check out all the products at (www.rolandfood.com)

What do I know about anything pertaining to an extra virgin?  A whole lot after my discussion with the folks at Sitia.  So get your Greek on!  (www.sitiaonline.com)

Crab cakes… and slice of 9 layer cake.   These must have been created with me in mind – Heat the oven to 350 degrees and in 15 minutes you are “crabby” (Oh stop you know what I mean.) For an extra treat and with cries of glee from my love handles, coat the crab cakes with mayo and put them in pan… With a quick pop into the oven you are on you way to somethin’ this side of wonderful. (www.kentislandcrabcakes.com)

May I make a Toast?


Take  a look at my STNPOEPTTTSBFF (Sexy Take No Prisoners Or Excuses Personal Trainer To The Star Best Friend Forever) Luis Perez (in blue) of the Mega Latin Morning Show Tu Desayuno Alegre… With a Trainer like him I over eat intentionally just so I can see him  more often!

The great thing about writing your own Foodie Guide is you can do anything you want!  So cheers to JAQK cellars – The Cabernet Sauvignot was a huge hit with Celebrity Trainer to the Stars Luis Perez.   I enjoyed the playing cards that came with them since Luis was not sharing the spirits!  Craig MacLean, Master Wine Maker is my guru of all things grape o licious.   Check out the full line of wines at (www.jaqkcellars.com) Note to all – Playing cards included…Strip poker optional.

From my FBFF (Famous Best Friends Forever) at Kahlua many thanks for a bottle of Coffee Cream that could take down the Incredible Hulk…. Smooooooooooooooooooooooooth  (www.Kahlua.com)

Might not think this is a beverage but this rum cake could have been bottled.   Someone lit a match after I had a slice and I was a walking flame thrower (hold the flame jokes for someone who cares!)  Tortuga Rum Cakes are a Caribbean party for your taste-buds! (www.tortugarums.com)

Randomly Uber Fab:

Who doesn’t like a fortune cookie… But does size matter?  According to Edible Gifts it does and my BFF Tori Spelling agrees.  How do I know? ‘Cause her damn face is on my cookie!!! Love ya “Tor” and love the cookie… Buy your own personalized yummie at (www.ediblegiftsplus.com).  Say hey to Margo and tell her Josh and Tori are secretly having an affair….(NOT!)

Is your drink feeling naked?  Dress it damn you and do it with BLINNNNNNNNNNNNNG . My favorite are the edible gold diamonds but the silver glitter kinda gets me all warm and misty!  Check them out at (www.dressthedrink.com)

What is a Bodum Frother?   Get your Google on or thank me later for telling you! Like your Latte?  Like your Frothie Latte?    Well think beyond the box or cup for this matter and get a Matcha Bodum Frother and whip it…Whip it, whip it good! (www.matchasource.com) Coupon Code: FIRSTCHA

Pack your culinary bags and stay put in your dining room or kitchen with destination dinners!  Everything you ever needed (woodchips included) to experience cuisine from around the world.  Personal fave…Jerk Chicken and Shrimp BBQ! (www.destinationdinners.com)

Old is the new…NEW!  Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes…Retro never tasted so good! (www.littledebbie.com)

Are you a lover? Are you a breakfast? Are you a lover of breakfasts? Are you a breakfast lover? Are you confused? Then go to java&Co. as fast as you can for some uber-fab gourmet, pick me up, coffee infused syrups. Personal fav: Ti Rum Isu, as well as Java Spice. Loved the cute little drawstring bag it came in. (www.javaandco.com)

Got an obsession with food? No? Liar. The Art of Over Eating…Leslie Landis gave me the top ten reasons why I should be an over eater, and I agree with every single one of them. What’s the author have to say about promoting obesity? “Should anyone take the advise in my book seriously? Only if they want to weigh 900 lbs,”

(www.theartofovereating.com )

Note to self: Is there a difference between having an opinion and being opinionated? Hell yes! Am I a blogger, or am I Switzerland? Translation: I am entitled to an opinion. Two thumbs up, one smack of the salivary glands, and a really good flossing. One of my must have, must give, must get gifts for the season: 479 Popcorn. Personal Uber Fav: yes. Commitment to name one: Black Truffle White Chedder… Reason for living: Smoked Sea Salt, Caramel, Coconut Curry Cashew, and Ginger Sesame Caramel.  (www.479popcorn.com)

Don’t mean to be CHEESIE…BUT!

Tillamook can cut the cheese in my direction any time they want… These guys are 100 years of uber fab, dairylicious, pass me a slice o’ that stuff.  Note to self and the Universe… Smoked Medium Cheddar is this side of heaven and makes a mean mac n’ cheese! (www.Tillamookcheese.com)

For the Traditionalist:

Gingerbread!  Yippee what is an uber fab gift guide without one!!!!   Ok I admit it, I love biting the heads off… Wonderland Bakery makes one of the best Gingerbread men I have tasted.  Buy it, eat it, buy some more! (www.wonderlandbakery.com)

A modern twist on the goodie we love to love… RICE CRISPY TREATS known to the uber elite as Milk and Krunchies…  If you have not tasted a Rice Crispy Treat you are an alien so go  back to your Mother-ship!   Check these out at (www.milkandkrunchies.com)

C is for Cookie:

Note to all one can never have too many cookies and these are just the best of the best!

Is a Biscotti a cookie or a slice heaven?  Who cares the folks at Imperial Cookies know what they are doing.  The box of goodies the sent, fell on my foot and I am limping… But never mind that, these treats are fierce, fab and ferocious!  Personal favorite of Gaby (Asst. to ME!) Ginger Snaps.  As for Moi, Biscotti all the way! Check out all the yummies at (www.imperialcookies.etsy.com)

Park 19 Cookies has it going on from packaging to product. Do I have favorite….Yes….That would be everything they sent!  Check out the Red Velvet and Pumpkin Cake Cookie for an added treat.  (www.park19cookies.com) ENTER COUPON CODE SWEET DAY for a 15% discount code especially created for you!

I believe a brownie is simply a multi-cultural cookie and the folks at Fairytale Brownies have not missed an opportunity.  Cream Cheese, Espresso Nib, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Raspberry Swirl did me in and added 30 minutes on the treadmill for 2 days!   Buy them NOW…Buy them NOWWWW. Lady Chablis, From Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil (www.Planetchablis.com) enjoyed them with me and is now a big fan!  Get your own !@$%  at (www.brownies.com)

Chef Joes Cookies – Joe you are my hero! These cookies rock.  With celeb friends like you who needs friends… (www.chefjoescookies.com)   “No crumbs left behind…”

THEY SAY – “THE BEST 5 layer bars (cookie bars).”  And THEY are correct!!!  OMG these equal one week on the treadmill and WELLLLLLL worth it!

(www.sugabettensbaking.com)

Candy and Chocolate:

Ego alert!  These are in no particular order as they were all amazing!!!!

One would think…that a curry coconut truffle is just wrong.. OH NO!  As it is oooh so right. Chef Jean-Michel and his “zesty” wife Jill, bring it! All the way from France. Is trufflilicous a word? It’s my blog, so yes it is. (www.chococalibressan.com)

What no fudge….Oh please!!!!!  Check out EVERYTHING from (www.dellsfudge.com) NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! -Note to uber fabs…(Cran nut is Cran O Liscious)

Fantasia Confections knows how to take a man into a sugar coma and do it with style… They have “raised the bar” on indulgence for individuals and businesses with unique offerings and uncompromised customer service.  Blah, blah, blah the chocolate apple would make G-d himself listen to the serpent and eat from the damn Tree of Knowledge.

(www.raisingthecandybar.com) (www.illinoisnut.com)

Handmade treats Manhattan Style!  Ronnie- Sue does it uber fab with my personal favorite…Down the Hatch!   Check out all the goodies at (www.roni-sue.com) as well as( http://regionalbest.com) and (http://roni-suechocolates.regionalbest.com/detail/regional-chocolate-collection/)

Leave it to my BFF John Whaley a former investment banker to develop a personal interest in chocolate.  Not sure how he was at investing but this man can work a cocoa bean and the ROI (Return On Investment) is nothing less than pennies from heaven! www.1800chocolate.net

Cakes:

If I were a cake and my cake friends wanted me to order them a cake – THIS is the cake I would order!  Note to all – CALL THEM NOW…The Chocolate Cake is beyond words.   If you have to give a gift to someone you don’t really like – DON’T send this cake… Visit the folks at (www.wetakethecake.com) and definitely tell them Josh sent ya’

Who said uber yum can’t come in a box…Check out the healthy mixes from Naturally Nora.   Yellow cake never tasted so yellow.  Nora would love to hear from ya so check her out at (www.naturallynora.com)

More Than Honorable Mention:

The goodies just kept rolling in and all are appreciated and worth mention:

PHASE TWO ON THE WAY!!!!!!!!

Well, I have recovered from my sugar toxicity as a result of my Halloween candy orgy and I realize it is high time I stop running from uber fab place to the next and check in.

Today, I was at THAT COFFEE place (the minute they donate to my charity of choice) I will name them here and a friend mentioned she loved the blog (aw shucks) but she wanted to hear more from the women folk that make “LA-LA” land so La –La – Luscious!   In retrospect this was a point well taken so please note….No favoritism here, I write as I encounter the uberlicious and as of late, they just happen  to be those manly men we love to love.

So after finishing my double Frappa-Rappa-Skinny-Minnie-Tai- Chi (or something like that), I got on the phone and had a lil’ chat with my BBSSWSNBFF (Bubbly, Beautiful, Sexy, Sassy, Witty, Smart, New Best, Friend Forever) Jessica Hall to talk the talk about her rising star status as on-air correspondent with the new daily E! Network program “THAT MORNING SHOW,” as well as being painfully funny working on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE.

So what’s a sexy, sultry “girl” doing at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles?  Quite a bit it seems as audiences LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE her and realize she far more than just another pretty face!

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As on-air personality and host of Playboy’s “Morning After” radio show alongside co-host, Brandie Moses, (Monday’s at 10am PST / 1pm EST to Playboy Radio Sirius & XM 99).  She is not afraid to speak her mind and does so with the same charm and grace she shared during our chat.

Loving her work in the “field” with E! She is the first to admit that “ making the leap from sexy pin up girl to mainstream newsie is not the norm…”  Clearly Ms. Jessica is more than meets they eye, but no doubt she is eye candy and why hide that fact (as if she could).

Managed by Ray Manzella who was the man behind Vanna White, Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy’s stardom, Jessica is delightfully humble but clearly a woman who understands the business.

“I don’t want to be known as the pretty girl!  Does it open doors?  Yessssss, but they quickly close if you can’t spell your own name without help…”

Name spelling is not an issue for this fierce and fabulicious woman who is using her beauty and talent to raise money and awareness for important causes including Breast Cancer.

Not ever being mistaken as a “Chick Magnet” I finished our conversation feeling remarkable manly… Now if Jessica can do that to me????  Ms. Hall you posses powers beyond even YOUR wildest imagination!