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Getting back in the groove of normal life after wrapping up our Househunter's episode has been challenging. Life sure is different without cameras documenting your every step in cute outfits. No wonder reality stars are all a little weird, you really have to make the mundane seem interesting. Good thing my method acting skills came into play otherwise I would have been screwed. For example, when asked to open a door and enter a building, thanks to my formal training, I was prepared. I really had to go back deep into my sense memory to dig up a past experience of a time when I opened a door, remember how it made me felt, what emotions I was exuding at that moment and echo that action in the present. Hard work. Thank you Lee Strasberg.

Jokes aside, filming the episode was such a great experience, we would definitely do it again, and can't wait to see how it will all piece together. Oy vey, it could go either way, you never know where the pendulum will strike once the footage is in the hands of the editors, don't even get me started on my post-breakout blemishes I was desperately trying to conceal. Scary.

In the wake of my reality show haze, I received an e-mail from the girly champagne network to join them on their Clink, Chat and Catch Up segment on the new Bubbly Talk Radio. The show is created by four champagne enthusiasts world-wide who celebrate their love of bubbles, focus on being their most effervescent, and convey the importance of being positive role models to other women. Girlfriends have got it going on!

You could imagine how honored I was to be asked to come on as a guest champagne sister, to sit down for an exclusive one on one interview with my friend Cara, creator of The Champagne Diet, and author of Sparkle (out October 12th!). Our interview was more like girl talk, and we dished about the fabulous and apropos birthday gift from Aurelien, who and what inspires me (the list may surprise you), and sharing a champagne memory with my favorite chick from the block (these days not so much), Jennifer Lopez. 

It was great catching up with the champagne sisters who are really doing some interesting things, and I hope you all enjoy the show! Pop! Pour! *Clink*!

17 comments:

  1. Great interview Ella! And thanks for reminding us never to diminish our sparkle... x

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    1. Thanks kbh!!!! So true! Keep shining, be a good person, but never dull your sparkle for anyone! We're just born fabulous - we can't help it. ; )

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  2. That J-Lo story was ridiculous! Also I have no idea what Penny Lane means so you'll have to explain that me sometime, haha. Loved it!

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    1. Hahahaha it was! I was much more adventurous in my early twenties. I would NEVER do that today!

      Rent/download/borrow from someone Almost Famous. You'll thank me. : )

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  3. Yay! You were such a great guest! We can't wait to have you back on the show. THANK YOU for being so awesome!

    From one Champagne Sista to anotha,
    Cara
    XOXO

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    1. Thanks Cara! And thank you so much for having me! I always love chatting with you!

      Clink!! 6 hours to wine o'clock here in Paris...oh eff it, it's Friday, 4 hours till wine o'clock!

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  4. HAHAHA I love how you referenced Ms Hannigan when talking about enjoying your champagne in the bathtub! Hilarious! One of my favorite places to enjoy a big glass of red (may have to start trying more champagnes) is in the bathtub with a great book. Totally understand where you are coming from, no worries!

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    1. I had to stop myself from singing "Little Girls". I didn't want to scare you all!! Whenever I've had one too many, this song without fail, comes creeping in. My total go-to drunk song!

      Yes, good call! Red wine in the bath - another fantastic thing to sip on while relaxing after a long day! Parfait!

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  5. Fun interview - love the J.Lo memory, haha!

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    1. Thanks Callie! Yes. Me and J.lo. Two divas. One vision. We were destined to meet...haha

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  6. Darling, you are such a glamour pot!;) You go girl!:)

    Things are really starting to happen for you:) If your thirties are anything like mine, you're in for a ride!:) It's gonna be fun, you'll see!:)

    Bisous

    M xoxo

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    1. Glamour pot!!! Hahaha! LOVE! That makes me think of Dita Von Teese!

      I'm loving my 30s so far. 30 was fantastic, and 31 seems pretty good - it's only been a week though, so on verra! ; )

      Why is everyone's late twenties so difficult? Most people I know, didn't enjoy 28 and 29, why is that? Hmmm...

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    2. Good question! My late twenties were the pits too... Bad boyfriends, abusive "friends", low-paying jobs... The older I get, the sweeter and more abundant life is. I can tell my forties will be a blast! Another few months...:))

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  7. I'm popping over to have a listen now! x

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  8. Finally listening now over my cup of coffee! I'm loving the interview! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I was definitely feelin' the bubbly!

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