A Day in the Life of a Manhattan Socialite

August 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm (Uncategorized)

I recently did a story for Better TV in which one of Manhattan’s socialites, Mina Jacqueline Au, founder of Bon Luxe, a luxury lifestyle site, took intern Alex through what a typical day in the life is like for a Manhattan socialite. From being pampered at luxurious 5th Avenue Cornelia Day Resort to private shopping for $800 shoes to equsitite meals at fancy West Village restaurants, it certainly is fun to see how the other half (one percent?) lives. I was so jealous as I watched Alex get that milk bath, facial and pedicure! I think it was probably the best day of her internship.

Marianne

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

August 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm (better tv) (, , , , )

On Friday afternoon I headed over to conduct an interview with the lovely Sherrilyn Kenyon, whom I adore. Sherri and Liz and I bonded over the costume controversy at RWA last year and I’ve loved her ever since. (Of course I love her books as well.) I interviewed her on camera for my Better TV feature. She really has an inspirational life story about overcoming ridiculous obstacles to become such a worldwide success!

Sherrilyn Kenyon interview

Mike tried to get a good over-the-shoulder shot, but she said can’t type with someone looking over her shoulder. So we had her pull up the Dark Hunter website instead. She told me that people have met on her bulletin boards and ended up getting married to one another! And she’s always being introduced to babies with her characters’ names. I do think Acheron would make an awesome name. 🙂

Sherrilyn Kenyon interview

And check this out! Acheron’s coat on the bed! Now get your minds out of the gutter!

Acheron Jacket on bed.

Sherrilyn’s been on tour all over the country for weeks now (with her partner-in-crime Dianna Love Snell, who we love as well!), promoting her latest book, Acheron. (Amazing book, btw.) And yet, when we headed to the booksigning later that evening to get video of the fans lining up to meet her, she spent time with every single person and signed and took photos. It was amazing – I don’t know how she has the stamina. I think that’s part of the reason she’s so well loved – in addition to writing such amazing books, she’s just a great person who really cares deeply about her fans.

Here’s the final segment, as aired on Better TV:

Marianne

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