Summer Beach Essentials For Your Family (Let’s Talk Live|WJLA|ABC)

Summer is the perfect time to pack up the car and head to the beach! But with sweltering temperatures and the kids in tow, a day at the beach isn’t always easy.

I stopped by Let’s Talk Live to share my favorite products that will help make your next beach trip simple, safe and fun!

Products featured on the segment:

Angelica’s Wardrobe Consideration courtesy: The Pink Armoire

Bethenny: Television Show Begins Monday, September 9th! (A Behind the Scenes Recap of Calling All My Girls Tour DC Stop)

 

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Angelica Talan, ClarendonMoms.com and the “Skinny Girl” Mogul, Best Selling Author and New Talk Show Host, Bethenny Frankel

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Maria Jose Ovalle (VeryBusyMamaBlog.com), Angelica Talan (ClarendonMoms.com) and Laura Harders (BeltwayBargainMom.com)

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Angelica Talan (ClarendonMoms.com) & Daniel Swartz (Founder/Publisher/Photographer of Revamp.com)

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On the pink carpet, Angelica Talan & Bethenny Frankel

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Beginning the night right, Bethenny is greeted by excited and happy fans!

Clarendon Moms: Recap of Calling All My Girls Tour/DC Stop

Calling All My Girls rolled into DC last Tuesday, August 6, 2013! It was a kick ass tour Bethenny Frankel went on to promote her new television show, Bethenny.

Having fallen in love with Bethenny on Real Housewives of New York, she has become one of the most inspiring celebrities I’ve ever wanted to meet. And I finally had my chance!

Thanks to Laura Harders of Beltway Bargain Mom, I was invited to this exclusive party, held at the W Hotel Rooftop.

Upon arriving, we were given the cutest bracelets and a complimentary glass of champagne. The music was bumping with mostly hip 80s music classics like Michael Jackson fused with today’s hottest musicians like Macklemore, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke. As usual, I was the “only fool dancing” the entire night!

Not ashamed to admit that on my occasional “Mom’s Night Out”, I tend to enjoy a cocktail or two and if it’s really a good night, okay you get my drift. Skinny Girl Margaritas, Skinny Girl Mojitos and Brut Champagne flowed non-stop along with some very tasty tuna steak, sushi and quiche.

After an hour or so, Bethenny arrived in a beautiful skin tight electric blue dress looking gorgeous! Her energy was electrifying! She seemed happy and full of life! She really knows how to pump up a room and treat her audience and her fans to a very good time!

Bethenny began the event with a game called “Would you ever…” The most “shocking question” came from a young girl in the audience. “Have you ever had a threesome?”  A hush and a few giggles came over the audience. Bethenny quickly answered “No” and joked that she missed her opportunity now that’s she’s a mom. She winked and said “But, the night is still young”. It doesn’t take long for Bethenny to figure out people. This was especially true for the conservative audience that she had here in Washington DC last Tuesday night. Bethenny kept the jokes going and peppered in the word “threesome” throughout the night, which matched the mood of her audience: light, funny and playful—just like her new show.

Meeting Bethenny really was one of my dreams come true! She is intelligent, witty, warm, sweet, beautiful, exhilarating and her energy and spirit is infectious! Her down to earth, tell it like it is, too much information reputation is what it is. Her critiques can shut it, because the original skinny girl gave this mommy wings! Let’s NOT forget that Bethenny is a four-time New York Times BEST selling author, the creator of Skinnygirl brand which includes cocktails, health food bars, sweeteners, fitness DVDs and fashionable shapewear. She has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes Magazine! And I felt so inspired in her presence and felt like I could achieve anything after meeting her! I can only imagine the ways she’ll inspire others once her show hits the air next month! Bethenny also has a new book out titled “Skinnygirl Solutions”, a must read for all of her fans!

Bethenny’s new show “Bethenny” airs in the Washington DC area beginning Monday, September 9th on FOX at 11 AM. Check your local listings. For more information, go to: www.bethenny.com.

Losing the Baby Weight: My Success Story Featured on NBC4 Washington

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Pushing my kids in their double stroller down the streets of Clarendon at a whopping 205 pounds stopping to take a deep breath every couple of minutes while watching all the skinny moms on their morning run with their double strollers was the wake up call I needed. I was exhausted all the time. And I just didn’t feel like I did prior to having my children. I felt fat and heinous, old, ugly and angry. After seeing my doctor, I was diagnosed with a mild case of post-partum depression. My doctor said I had a choice. I could “choose to ‘pop several prescription pills to treat the weight loss and one more to treat the depression’ or I ‘could simply stop eating and restrict my caloric intake to 1200 calories’ or less per day”. Neither one of those options sounded good to me. I am not disciplined enough to give up something I love–food! And even though I realize legalized prescription drugs have helped many people, I just didn’t want that to be my only option. I didn’t have to remain sedentary, I could do something about it! [Read more...]

ClarendonMoms.com Back To School Shopping Tips and @WUSA9 Fashion Segment

Ever wonder how you can keep up with your child’s back to school style without breaking the bank? You can watch my debut appearance here on W*USA Channel 9 News where I discuss some of the best looks you’ll definitely see from the runways to the hallways to your kids closet.

Here are some tips to help you get the most bang for your buck this Fall!

Arlington Court Suites Sponsored Wardrobe Fitting/Rehearsal Space for my @WUSA9 Debut

Back to School is right around the corner! I’ve partnered with Gap, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s to bring you some of the hottest looks from the Runway to the Hallway to your child’s closet for a W*USA9 News Fashion Segment to air live on Friday, August 10th at 6:20 AM. Be sure to tune in! Click here to see the show!

The models and I had a very fun wardrobe fitting at Arlington Court Suites a few days ago. The hotel offers outstanding one, two and three bedroom suites! Hands down,Arlington Court Suites has to be one of the most spacious hotel in the Washington DC area. Click here to book a suite.

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