Lolo Jones is one of the many athletes competing for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games.Are you feeling athletically inspired after watching the Olympics? This gear will have you ready to kick your workouts into high gear faster than you can say Lolo Jones (oh and you'll look fabulous, too!).Read More »from Go for the Gold: Olympic Inspired Workout Gear
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- Jenny Depper | At Home – Wed, Jul 25, 2012 4:17 PM EDT
Chris Lambton teaches easy tricks to upgrade your yard on HGTV's Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright got their individual starts on the "Bachelor" franchise, but the newlyweds who met through another "Bachelor" alum have ditched their reality roots and started to "grow" a new business. They're now the stars of HGTV's "Going Yard," where the pair transforms backyards into inviting outdoor spaces. Chris does the landscaping, while Peyton puts the finishing touches on the backyard with décor. We caught up with the cute couple to get their tips on easy backyard fixes that will transform your space from drab to fab without doling out the dollars.Read More »from HGTV’s Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright’s 7 Low Cost Tips for Backyard Upgrades
Tip #1 - Treat Your Backyard Like a Part of Your Home: The pair say they often see backyards full of old furniture or things that haven't been taken to the dump yet. "I feel like most people use their backyards as a storage container," Chris lamented. "If people would clean up their backyard with the stuff that they have back there, it would add so much space to their house." Adds Peyton, "If you use your
- Jenny Depper | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 6, 2012 3:00 PM EDT
Kris Hoogerhyde and Anne Walker, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery, share tips for making your own ice cream!Nothing says summertime like a scoop of ice cream on a warm night, but this year instead of running to your nearest grocery store in search of your favorite frozen treat, why not try making it yourself?Read More »from The Owners of Famed Bi-Rite Creamery Share How to Make Your Own Ice Cream at Home
Kris Hoogerhyde and Anne Walker, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco, recently nabbed a notable distinction among ice cream makers - they were named one of the Top 10 ice cream spots in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. More importantly, they just released a new book, "Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones," which takes you step-by -step through making your own ice cream creations. We caught up with the masters to get the "scoop" on making the summertime treat!
Read the Recipe: This one may seem obvious, but Kris and Anne say people often forget to read the recipe all the way through before they get started. Most ice creams start with a custard base, but not all - so crack the cookbook before you start.
Don't Be Intimidated: If you've got the book, you're
- Jenny Depper | At Home – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 5:12 PM EDT
Carter Oosterhouse, host of HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse is the man behind the hit HGTV show, "Million Dollar Rooms," but the Michigan-bred contractor will be the first to say that it doesn't take $1 million to make a room look like it is worth that much. The show which airs, Tuesdays 8:30 pm/7:30 central, shows the "craziness, the beauty, the extravagance of what a room looks like when someone spends over a million dollars," Carter shares. But the ultimate lesson he's learned is, "At the end of the day, even if you have $1 million… or $12 million to spend on one room, which we're going to show this season, it doesn't mean it buys you style."Read More »from Carter Oosterhouse Shares How to Get a "Million Dollar Look" in Your Home
As the newlywed (he just tied the knot with actress Amy Smart) points out, the mindset of someone who spends that much on a room is often bogus! "My jaw is always on the floor," he exclaimed. "This last house we went to, they literally had a Rodin [painting] in their bathroom above the toilet. And I was like, 'What? Why would you have this amazing piece of art over your
- Jenny Depper | At Home – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 5:08 PM EDT
Joshua Radin is known for his lax tunes, but he is encouraging his fans to start volunteering. Joshua Radin picked up his first guitar at the age of 29, and within 9 years has quickly risen up the indie music ranks, even scoring a coveted gig playing at Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's nuptials. But the low key musician says his life isn't all tours and backstage passes, instead he likes to dedicate much of his time to charity. We caught up with the "Paperweight" troubadour to talk about his latest charity gig with Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue and why he encourages his fans to get involved.Read More »from Joshua Radin Talks About the Importance of Giving Back
Radin will be heading out on tour to promote his next album, "Underwater" which hits shelves July 31, and said it was a perfect time to get involved with Barefoot Wine and their beach cleanup efforts. "Most of the year I'll be in the States touring, so I figured wherever I could be to help clean up the beaches and get people having a little more fun with the cleanups would be cool."
The current California resident says he likes to kick back at Malibu beaches like Zuma Beach, but hates to
Keri Glassman talks staying slim this summer. With bikini season knocking on our door many of us are scrambling for quick fixes to slim down. We caught up with registered dietician Keri Glassman, author of "Slim Calm Sexy Diet," and a Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt ambassador to talk about healthy tips to keep you sizzling all summer long!Read More »from 8 Tips to Keep You Trim This Summer
Tip #1: Snacks Anchor Your Health
Glassman says a common complaint from clients is that they're eating three healthy meals but they're not losing weight. She says that's often because they're starving by the time they get to their meal and they overindulge. She says it is best to anchor your meals with healthy snacks like Greek yogurt which gives you "more bang for your buck." "It will keep you from overeating at dinner…it has more protein, but it is also more satisfying because it is thicker."
Tip #2: Make Every Meal a Monday Morning
During the summer it is easy to reach for that extra scoop of ice cream or another glass of wine on the weekends, but Glassman says if you're trying to
- Jenny Depper | Fashion – Fri, May 4, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
Shoshanna knows a thing or two about making women look stunning on the red carpet and on the hottest beaches!Dragging yourself to the department store to try on swimsuits can often feel more like a burden than a fun shopping excursion. But have no fear - we've enlisted the help of Manhattan-bred fashion designer, Shoshanna, the woman responsible for providing stunning red carpet looks and beachwear for celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba! Shoshanna sat down with us to give us the scoop on the latest trends and how to take your beach fashion from blasé to beautiful!
What's your best advice for looking great at the beach?
Confidence! The fit of your swimsuit is also very important and ultimately makes you feel more secure in what you are wearing. Also, getting a mani/pedi and proper grooming won't hurt!
What swimwear trends should Shine readers look for this season?
Neon colors and crochet are everywhere for summer- from ready-to-wear and accessories to swimwear and cover-ups. Nautical and tribal prints are also big in swim this season and give off a sweet sexy vibe.Read More »from Get Ready for the Beach! Shoshanna Shares Tips on Finding the Perfect Swimwear
- Jenny Depper | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 13, 2012 5:27 PM EDT
Ali Fedotowsky is back on camera again and is approaching the single life with a new attitude! Ali Fedotowsky is probably best known for pinning boutonnieres on prospective suitors on "The Bachelorette," but after calling off her engagement with fiancé Roberto Martinez 6 months ago she's beginning to stretch her wings outside the realm of reality TV.Read More »from “Bachelorette” Star Ali Fedotowsky Opens Up About Her New Show "1st Look" and the Single Life
This weekend, she'll be heading back to TV as the host of "1st Look" on NBC, which will follow the former Facebook employee around the U.S. as she scopes out the best places and things to do in the hottest cities! Ali sat down with us to give us the scoop on her new gig and to talk about life as a single woman.
Did you ever think you were going to do TV as a full time job?
No, but after "The Bachelorette" I realized I had this following on Facebook and Twitter…I feel a sense of responsibility. It would be foolish for me to throw it all away and say, 'Ok , I am just going to go back to Facebook or to the tech world, and never mind all this.' I almost feel like there is more that I can do. If I can be a good role model, that is
- Jenny Depper | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 2:30 PM EDT
Ashley Hebert joked at the Apothic White Wine event that all it takes for her relationship with J.P. Rosenbaum to work is a glass of wine each night. After the final rose has been given out and the television cameras are off, contestants from the smash ABC reality show, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are thrust back into real life. "Bachelorette" star Ashley Hebert sat down with us at the launch of Apothic White Wine to talk about wedding details, life with winner J.P. Rosenbaum and their plans for the future!Read More »from "Bachelorette" Star Ashley Hebert Talks Wedding Plans and the Future with JP Rosenbaum
You told fans on the "After the Final Rose" special that you and J.P. were starting wedding planning, how would you describe your approach to wedding planning?
"I definitely plan on having help! I'm all about working with a wedding planner to help me create my dream day. I just want all of our family and friends to come together for a big celebration and enjoy the day."
Would you televise your wedding or do a reality show with J.P.?
"No plans as of now, but we're definitely not against it! For the wedding, we're considering all options, on TV or off TV. No specific time frame; we really want to settle first. We could
- Jenny Depper | Healthy Living – Tue, Dec 20, 2011 10:39 AM EST
As we make the sprint toward the holidays this week it can get all too easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the season, which is why we enlisted the help of "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons to share her tips for a healthy holiday from the inside out. Read More »from Top Chef's Gail Simmons Shares Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
Pass on the passed hors d'oeuvres: Gail admits she loves bite-sized nibbles as much as the next partygoer, but she says, "At most parties there are about 4-6 different [passed] hors d'oeuvres and you just need one of each." She knows it is tempting to enjoy more than one, but advises one is enough. "You'll get a taste of everything and you don't have to feel badly about eating too much."
Learn to taste: As a "professional eater" Gail is tasked with eating multiple meals for work, but she says the "biggest thing on the show is just learning to taste." Yep, that's right; she doesn't devour every morsel on "Top Chef." "When we shoot, we never finish our plates," she says. "I have two bites of everything. I have a bite of every different