friendsfavz, Web Show Preview

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friendsfavz, Web Show Preview

Hi friends, I am so excited to share with you the first episode of friendsfavz, The Web Show, coming to you on September 4, 2014!

We had so much fun filming while our friends in the audience enjoyed sipping Alexandria Nicole wine and eating truffle popcorn!

Our first episode will feature Krisitine Bono from Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Woodinville Washington.

Here is a little preview of what is to come!

friendsfavz, The Web Show films live at various locations in Woodinville Wa. Check our calendar to see where and when we are filming next and join us for a girls night out!

Have a fabulous day and come feel beautiful with us! Karen

Karen’s Closet – Going to a Concert

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Karen’s Closet – Going to a Concert

 

 Lady Gaga is in town and we are going to the concert! What is a girl to wear?

Hi friends! Join me as I explore fashion for ladies of a “more interesting age” as my sister-in-law, Stephanie, calls it. I love this season of life because I finally feel that I can have clothes that really define who I am.  I have gotten rid of the clothes that sit in my closet that I never wear and replaced them with clothes that make me feel beautiful!

We were invited to join a group of friends in a suite for the Lady Gaga concert here in Seattle. As with any event one of my first thoughts is: What am I going to wear? I had heard that many of the Lady Gaga fans come to the concert dressed in outfits inspired by the diva herself.  Seashell tops, angel wings and assorted creative  clothing is all the rage for the younger generation. Those sound fun and inspiring, however, I  think I will go for something fashionable but age appropriate. Let’s see what we can find to wear as I search my closet for something fun, with a little flair!

What do you like to wear to a concert and what are your favorite stores? Share with all of our friends in the comments below.

Come feel beautiful with us here at friendsfavz.! Karen

My favorite shops for concert clothes with a flair:

BCBG Max Azria Eliza Pink Sleeveless Cowl Back Top -now on sale

Sound Styles sheer top with Polka Dots and Swing Vest

Nordstroms Leith Zip Back Tank Dress from Savvy

Macy’s Jewelry

friendsfavz Makes Meatballs

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friendsfavz Makes Meatballs
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Making Mama Giacomina’s Meatballs with Laurie London

My friend Laurie and I had lots of laughs while filming the other day as we tested out a new recipe for meatballs, which came with an interesting story as well.

Laurie London is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author. You can catch her on my new friendsfavz web show coming soon to You Tube and hear about  her latest book in the Iron Portal series. She loves vampire stories and has been watching a web series called Vampire Mob. Joe Wilson, the creator, decided after the loss of one of Marcia Wallace, the actress who played one of the main characters, to turn the show into a graphic novel to keep her character “alive”.  He is funding this project through Indie GoGo and you can hear the entire story of how this came about at Vampire Mob on Indie Go Go.

Laurie signed up to support the Vampire Mob graphic novel and one of the perks was a meatball recipe from Mama Giacomina. We decided it would be fun to film our experience making the meatballs and testing out the recipe. They were molto buona!

If you want the exact recipe you will have to check out the Vampire Mob Indie GoGo site!
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The Refinery Salon -Featured Guest

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I am so excited to introduce you to the Refinery Salon at our first live filming of friendsfavz. Sarah Sewalelot was recommended by a friend of mine and I am so happy to find a salon that has such great customer service and a great team of people.

The Refinery Salon is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonds and offers approachable luxury. Its warm modern environment is the ultimate place to learn about beauty, have your hair done, and regenerate from a busy life. From luxury to Organic they offer only the best!

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I hope you can join us for our live taping on Thursday June 26th at Alexandria Nicole Cellars form 5:30pm-8:00pm and meet Sarah and some of her team of artists.

TRS TEAMKaren

More from The Refinery Salon: Twitter and Facebook

 

The Refinery Salon -Featured Guest

friendsfavz first live filming!

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friendsfavz First Live Filming at Alexandria Nicole Cellars

You are invited to join us for the first live filming of the friendsfavz web show! Grab a girlfriend and be a part of the studio audience. We will be talking with Kristine Bono from Alexandria Nicole Cellars and tasting two of their fabulous wines. Listen below as she gives a little insight to what we will be tasting!

Also joining us will be Stephanie Richter who will be presenting her luscious lip bar featuring hot summer colors! Come and try on some fun lip products and find a new favorite! We will have some fun giveaways too!

 Laurie London, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, will be talking about her new paranormal romance books!

Sarah Sewalelot, Owner and Stylist from The Refinery Salon in Edmonds, will be showing us some fun summer hairstyles with a sixties influence.

I am so excited to introduce you to some of my favorite friends for an evening of wine tasting, beauty, hot reads and flirty hair!

Join friendsfavz on Twitter & Facebook!

More from Alexandria Nicole Cellars: Twitter & Facebook

More from Laurie London: Twitter & Facebook

More from The Refinery Salon: Twitter & Facebook

friendsfavz interview with LB Dutchess

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I was at the taping of Socially Savvy on blogtalkradio hosted by LB Dutchess on Monday evening. What a fun time we had sipping wines at Alexandria Nicole Cellars for the taping of the show.

Socially Savvy on blogtalkradio is a show about how to be savvy in all aspects of life. LB  was talking this week on savvy wine tasting, BBQ, boating and picnicking. She Co-hosted with Lisa Cryder of Corks and Canvas, and interviewed Ali Chapman-Boyle and Kristine Bono of Alexandria Nicole Cellars. The radio show was on a countdown to begin so I knew I only had less than a minute to introduce you to LB and her show via video. So I pulled out my phone and did a mini interview.

I have been following Lb and her blogtalkradio show for a couple of years. She is an inspiration to me as she is a gal who is making things happen. She is building a popular radio show by bringing a variety of  guests focused on how to be a little more savvy in all situations.

I love being able to share  talented and inspiring friends with you. I hope you enjoy LB’s radio show and Alexandria Nicole wines as much as I do.

Love to hear from you! Have a great weekend! Karen

 

 

How to make a Yard Art Lamp Flower Basket

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friendsfavz is all about the things we love and want to share with our friends. Today I am sharing one of my passions, Crafting Projects!

Do you love to do creative projects but lack the creative gene? That is me! I love to do creative art projects and always have a good time but I would not consider myself an art diva.  I have so many friends that are truly talented and creative art divas that I am excited to share them with you. On this episode, my sister Darla will be sharing how to make a Lamp Flower Basket for your yard.

Darla is number five of six sisters and has an identical twin, she is a whopping 4 minutes older than her younger sister Deena. She is camera shy, so she did not want to be filmed but works along side of me with the instructions. Even though my twin sisters have developed their own look and style over the years they still get mistaken for each other. 

Darla happens to be one with a creative gene and she makes beautifully artsy projects and comes up with new ideas on a whim. Our last project together, we created beaded serve ware out of old broken beaded bracelets. I love using things we already have and creating something new! Renew, recycle and be creative.

On this video, Darla helps me create some yard art while saving some old lamps from going to the trash. She made an original lamp flower basket for my mom last year for Mothers Day. I loved it and was intrigued by the height  and shape of the basket and how it held the flowers so uniquely. I knew I had to have her explain it to all of us on a video so we could have our own flower baskets to dress up our gardens. Darla also chose grasses and flowers that accentuate the height and originality of the piece.

Thanks Darla for helping create some Yard Art!!

Darla's Lamp Flower Basket

Darla’s Lamp Flower Basket

I love to hear from you so leave a comment about a creative yard art project you have worked on lately.

Keepin it Hip on Thursdays! Karen