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How’s Your Holiday Gift Wrapping? The Nate Berkus Show Challenge!!!!

18 Dec

It’s the Holiday season and the one thing we give to show our love, friendship and thoughtfulness; is a present!

Do you look at how the gift is wrapped or don’t give it a thought!

Well, the majority of you do look at how the gift is wrapped!

The Nate Berkus producers called me asking for some Santa help, for they were going to have a segment for this very same thing!  “It’s the holiday season and we wanted to know if you have any friends who could be considered thee best gift wrappers?

Let me first begin to say that I have the most outstanding and wonderful friends  ever and immediately put the word out!  Not really saying what is was all about at first, I had to be impartial <what would we do without Facebook?> and by the end of the day, I had two eager friends wanting to know what was going on!

So I let my friends in on what was happening and gave them all the information to begin the process!  What process?  To see if they were undeniable thee best gift wrappers around!

Rhonda Culbreth, Kenneth Karp and Letia Mitchell

Rhonda Culbreth, my dear childhood friend whose smile always lights up a room.  A wife and mother of two,  is always loving this time of year!  “The holidays are so special and when you’re wrapping a gift; I want to make it extra, extra  special and beautiful!

This is who you go to if you’re looking for wrapping paper, for in her basement you will find it cataloged,  grouped by type, style and color…. talk about organized,  another Martha Stewart!

Then there’s Kenneth Karp!   Now when you receive a gift from him;  it’s like a work of art; giving you a story before you even open it!

The gifts are so beautifully wrapped, that you don’t want to…but do anyway!

We’ve been friends for over 20+ years, he’s family to me!  He is the one I call when I have a “Guess what?” moment; eagerly awaiting his opinion! Known particularly for his insightful thoughtfulness – when you receive any greeting card from him, you know without a doubt he selected it oh so carefully just for you!

After careful evaluation of their work, the Nate Berkus Show producers also were in agreement that they were quite excellent gift wrappers and were asked to be guests on the show to partake in a Holiday gift wrapping challenge with other contestants!  Talk about being excited, let me  say it was an understatement!   So what will be happening on the show?

Christine Ferrare, fashion model,  actress and now talk show host of Big Bowl of Love on Oprah Winfrey’s television network OWN will be sharing her holiday entertaining tips for a great happy hour.

Nate Berkus will give his own great Holiday tips and clue you in on how thrift shopping is an absolute MUST!

Lifestyle expert, Kelley Moore of  Kelley Moore Creative Media will be giving you chic ways to personalize your gift wrapping, giving it that extra WOW factor!  Kelley Moore will also be judging the gift wrapping challenge too!   There’s a whole lot more happening on the show too, so tune in, there’s great Holiday ideas and fun for everyone.

I am not going to tell you who won the challenge or how the holiday season should include dressing up ALL members of the family! You have to watch! 🙂

The show will air this Tuesday, December 20th.  After airing, I will add the segment and behind the scene footage! http://www.thenateshow.com/station-finder

I know you’ve may have already heard by now the Nate Berkus Show will be ending it’s production in May, late spring 2012.  But do still keep watching!

It takes a lot of work to make a TV production happen seamlessly and I am so, so grateful to have received the opportunity to see what it actually takes to put it all together behind the scenes; it is quite remarkable!

So the ending of this show does not take away from all the hard work, long hours and dedication the entire staff  has and continues to put forth daily, they are truly some awesome and talented people!!!!!!

Wishing them all the best in their next new beginnings!

Letia 🙂

Images from the Nate Berkus Show®,  I Harvey.net and Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®  For more information on Kelley Moore, go to www.kelleylmoore.com


Letia Mitchell on the Nate Berkus Show? Legal Questions Answered!

26 Sep

The answer is YES!  With my love of decorating and design, it is not unusual to find me attending the syndicated talk show hosted by my favorite interior designer, Nate Berkus!

Remember a few weeks ago, I posted that I was at the Nate Berkus Show and I would fill you in?  Well, I couldn’t say anything until now!  Such great news!

While there, one of the producer’s assistant asked would I be interested in proposing a question as  a participating audience member, I said yes.

They replied that they would call in the next couple of days!  Leaving the show excited, I went to Carmine’s to have their caesar salad!

(I know, I am always talking about food) and while eating; I’d received a phone call from the producer of the show, asking if I was excited!   I said I love the show and I LOVE Nate!

Then she went on to say, you have to choose your wardrobe!  I am like what in the hell is she is talking about (with a puzzled face)….I’m just asking a question?  Did I miss something?  While talking to them earlier, I actually was interviewed!  The producers, to my surprise invited me to be a guest audience member. “You’re an interior decorator with such an infectious smile; with your personality and enthusiasm; we said Why not!”

So I met Nate Berkus! AWESOME! Such a wonderful person, he practiced saying my name correctly (Lee-Sha).  And yes, he is handsome!!!  Simply charming and humble; with a laugh that could also light up a room!  If you read any of my posts, you know how much I admire him!

Celebrity star and book writer Jackie Collins is the star guest on the show, where she will be talking about her life, books and how she loves her favorite sport (won’t give it away, you have to watch the show).  Her 28th book, “Goddess of Vengeance,” has just been released.  My green room was next to her’s and she was very nice; quite funny actually.  She has a wonderful sense of humor!

What will I’ll be talking about?  I will be partaking in a legal segment posing a personal question to the beautiful, Sunny Hostin, attorney and multi-platform journalist; who currently serves as legal analyst for CNN and Headline News’ InSession.  It will be airing this Thursday, September 29th.   Once it airs, http://www.thenateshow.com/station-finder, I’ll add the segment!

You never know what’s in store for you!  Big thanks to the Nate Berkus Show’s staff!  Caitlyn and Cara; you’re the best and hardest working PAs ever!

To my family and friends, as always thanks for all your support in this crazy journey that I’m absolutely loving!!

Letia 🙂

For more legal information talked about on the show, see  http://www.thenateshow.com/videos/detail/2909/your-legal-questions-answered

Images from the Nate Berkus Show®,  Getty Images® and Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

Nate Berkus! On HSN Tonight!

10 Oct
HSN

Home Shopping Network

 

For those Nate Berkus fans!  

Starting tonight at midnight, he’ll be live on air at HSN! Don’t miss it!  Check your air listings and I’m told there’s some great specials!   

 Me? Will I be watching? Of course, I’ll be watching! <Daaah!>  

Here are his sites for more information: www.nateberkus.com and www.hsn.com!  

For more about  Nate, see Nate Berkus! His Own Daytime Show! 

Lee 🙂 

Nate Berkus! His Own Daytime Show!

25 Aug

I just love Nate Berkus!  I remember when he first was with Oprah, his smile just lit up the world.  He’s a handsome interior designer who designs with practicality and offers you options, not stuffy at all.  Based in Chicago, his firm Nate Berkus Associates has assisted in the many humane special projects such as Hurricane Katrina; as well as contributed to offering advice to the thousands of viewers on The Oprah Winfrey Show.   He has become such a wonderful television personality, Oprah’s Big Give, he was right there judging! As of May, he has left the The Oprah Winfrey Show… but you will see him soon (keep reading)!

Nate has also written a very successful book, Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You’ll Love, a step by step guide home design and decoration.  Still aiming high, with his charisma and his own brand name decorating line; all beautiful items, ALL at affordable prices for the consumer.  Most important Nate Berkus is also a man of great courage, for he shared admirably to the world his personal loss during the 2008 tsunami; reminding ME  (all of us) of how life and love are so important in this world….”……you have to experience in your life”!

Nate will be launching his own show,  The Nate Berkus Show and it will be airing nationwide with the intent to bring you great ideas and showing that YOU CAN, instead of thinking that there is possibly no way you can have the look for the spaces you love.  Filming  has already started here in New York City; however Monday, September 13th is the date when the show will start airing!

 

Nate Berkus

There will be no project too big or small for Nate!  I would have provided you a link to his website, but this also is being revamped to include all of his work efforts: the show, his line, his staff….. everything!

If you are interested in his line, go to HSN – Home Shopping Network!  You know, the one with the clock ticking down to buy before it’s all sold out.   He will will bringing you new items here also for the fall.  You can see what’s available now, by clicking the link below or this one: http://home-decor.hsn.com/nate-berkus_c-hd_a-5936_xc.aspx?rid=1316&prev=hp

Why do I love him so much?  Well, seeing him through the years on Oprah I’d often said let me try to get a Oprah hook-up to work with thee Nate Berkus!   Who wouldn’t want that, but there are thousands and thousands of people wanting the same doggone thing (high stats, high stats!). LOL  So I decided to take his inspiration and go for it on my own and started Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design!!!!!  I’ve been climbing ever since; sharing my ideas, volunteering and making people happy!   So he’s one of my many inspirational friends!!!

Yes, it’s a lot of hard work, but I get to talk to people like you and answer questions!  Besides, I love doing it!   LOVE IT!    So, if you get a chance, please check out The Nate Berkus Show this fall, to get ideas and have some fun.  If you are unable to watch, for we all are so busy,  I will be sure to bring you some highlights, when I can too.  Oh!  Don’t be surprised if you find him with no socks; it’s kinda of his trademark!

The link to find all about the show, listings, taping, tickets and his intro video below! http://www.thenateshow.com/

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=423695874143&ref=mf

Well, everyone… the summer is almost over!  Try to enjoy the next few weeks.

Be well, Letia 🙂

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