The Bachelorette & Her Man

Roberto & Ali

As a longtime fan of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” I was extremely excited to meet and chat with it’s latest pair of lovebirds, Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez.  As a journalist and a bit of a cynic, and because mostly all of the couples who’ve met on the show have not stayed together, I wanted to get a sense if this was true love or just another fantasy spawned from reality.

I caught up with them at the Malibu Family Wines Crush and Harvest fundraiser benefiting City Heart Organization – a program that provides arts’ education to disadvantaged or kids at risk.

I must say my cynical side was crushed by the genuine affection I felt Ali and Roberto had for each other as we spoke.  So without further ado,  I want to join the other fans of the show in wishing them the best of luck and hope that this indeed is a love that lasts.

Here’s what they had to say…now I’d like to hear from you!

Chatting with Tia Carrere

Life After Kids interviews Tia CarrereOn October 8, 2010, I was “following my bliss” as guest correspondent for MingleMediaTV at the The 10th Annual Malibu Family Wines Harvest and Crush Event benefiting City Hearts Organization-providing arts education to thousands of Los Angeles’ inner-city youth.

The event took place at the magnificent 1000 plus acre Saddle Rock Ranch, owned by winemaker and philanthropist, Robert Semler.  The event featured wine tastings from Semler’s signature and Saddle Rock wines, delectable dishes from local restaurants, luxury auctions, a foot spa, and a special tribute from “25 Artists Creating 25 Heart-themed Pieces to Celebrate 25 Years of City Hearts.” It was well-attended and everyone had a great time!

Here’s my chat with actress, Grammy award-winning recording artist and producer,  Tia Carrere about why she lent her support to this fabulous event and what she’s up to now.

Life After Kids Interviews Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere Interview @ City Hearts Fundraising Event (Video)

On October 8, 2010, I was “following my bliss” as guest correspondent for MingleMediaTV at the The 10th Annual Malibu Family Wines Harvest and Crush Event benefiting City Hearts Organization-providing arts education to thousands of Los Angeles’ inner-city youth.

The event took place at the magnificent 1000 plus acre Saddle Rock Ranch, owned by winemaker and philanthropist, Robert Semler. The event featured wine tastings from Semler’s signature and Saddle Rock wines, delectable dishes from local restaurants, luxury auctions, a foot spa, and a special tribute from “25 Artists Creating 25 Heart-themed Pieces to Celebrate 25 Years of City Hearts.” It was well-attended and everyone had a great time!

Here’s my chat with actress, Grammy award-winning recording artist and producer, Tia Carrere about why she lent her support to this fabulous event and what she’s up to now.

To Cut or Not to Cut – An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Koplin

www.drkoplin.comMy interview with plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Koplin who was lending his support to the Malibu Family Wines Crush and Harvest Event benefiting City Hearts.Org on October 8th.

What he had to say about arts education and why its an important facet of all children’s growth and development, his views on extreme plastic surgery and why the late Dr. Frank Ryan should not be known as the man who “created” Heidi Montag, but a man who was first and foremost, a caring philanthropist who changed and saved the lives of so many in need.