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Oprah’s Lifeclass with Tony Robbins! Biggest Classroom in NYC, Radio City Musical Hall!

3 Apr

Press releases and small talk about OWN Network, not favorable!  What is?  When you are building a network, you are bound to have setbacks and mistakes.  However, Ms.  Winfrey – practices what she preaches…..you learn from the mistakes and make changes!

However, there is one thing that hasn’t change – is her wish to make the world better.  To teach and let people know that you can grow and still make the effort to change.  I always say that change is good; it puts you in a place that is uncomfortable and forces you to do things differently!

Last year, Oprah Winfrey introduced her Lifeclass Series on her network, OWN; sharing her ideas and thoughts of the things she has learned during producing  the Oprah Winfrey Show!

As if that wasn’t enough, she is taking her teaching on tour!!  Taking her talented and inspirational friends to show us in a personal way that it can happen….CHANGE!  I wanted to be part of it!

I was granted the greatest opportunity to attend!!!!

It was such a very exciting week in NYC,  Figure Skating in Harlem was honoring Vera Wang at the Wollman Rink in Central Park, along with Rhonda Ross and Ellen Lowey – where  Diana Ross was in town to celebrate with her daughter.

Then you have Oprah at CBS Studios, guest on the CBS Morning show with Erica Hill, Charlie Rose and her dearest friend Gayle King  – promoting her Lifeclass event being held at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and discussing her team’s new strategy for OWN Network.  Here I was back and forth, each minute as important as the minute that passed, I was coordinating the finalization of a job; which went from a 3 hour job that turned into 6 hours!  Let’s say you would think I was cloned, but I was able to get everything done (the check ins, will calls and authorizations).  SUPERWOMAN!!!

There were two classes to be held at Radio City Music Hall!

I choose the evening class!  Tony Robbins was the guest speaker for the evening class and let’s say the evening was intense; like a rock concert full of excitement!   Mr. Tony Robbins equals INTENSITY.

Let’s say if you were coming to class, with pen and paper to take notes…it was not that kind of class!   Jumping, laughing, yelling was being done……a complete wake up session.   Oprah also was very enthusiastic and so helpful in getting you to know whatever you are afraid of it, you can definitely overcome to achieve.

“The past does not equal the future, unless you live there!”

To watch the live stream for the event, you can click this url: Oprah’s Live Class with Tony Robbins.

By all means, you don’t have to miss out on the classes, there are more scheduled throughout the year , just log on to www.oprah.com for listings and if you want more of Mr. Intensity Tony Robbins, he has a new show on the OWN Network!

Well my adrenalin never subsided; here I was around 1 am in the morning near 42nd Street and who could n’t ignore acting like a tourist!  With a quick bite to eat, getting M&Ms at their signature store and me chanting YES, YES , YES and YES among a bunch of strangers;  I would say that I had an awesome evening!

Thanks Oprah!!!!

 Letia 🙂

Photos courtesy of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®

Preston Bailey! The Ultimate WOW factor with his Creations!

25 Nov

I know you watch TV and see many bridal shows where weddings are transformed into events not seem imaginable by the bride and groom.  However, this is nothing new!

You cannot even utter wedding event planner, without thinking of Preston Bailey!   He has been the go-to person for years!

I remember being introduced to him years ago while in New York’s flower district.  He explained and gave me the pointers on flowers and how they can transform a room.

He also provided me information on the flower industry, where Holland and Switzerland are the countries where most of the  flowers are grown, however if a hybrid is not quite right, it auctioned and brought, ending up in New York City’s flower district; at a reduced price!

I had no idea at the time; that he was one of the most sort out event planner!  To me, he was a person who I met, who had the mo st wonderful smile and took the time to give me some advice!

Bailey moved to New York from Panama in 1969 at age 19 to start a modeling career.  He got into event planning through Wolfe, who suggested that Bailey do floral arrangements for his clients.  One of Bailey’s first celebrity clients was Joan Rivers. (In 1998, Bailey did a “winter wonderland-themed” wedding for Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, and his transformation into event-planning superstar had begun.)

Today, Preston is now also much sought after both as a television guest and public speaker. His many national television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, CBS’s The Early Show, and NBC’s Today Show.  He regularly appears in dozens of publications including Town & Country, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle Décor, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and New York Post.

Recently, while reviewing my Munaluchi Bride magazine, there Preston was!  He was working with the magazine exclusively for this one of kind wedding gown he designed! The gown was made of fresh orchids flown in from Taiwan; which has never been done before!

If you unfamiliar with the magazine, it is a stylish and chic print publication released twice a year in major bookstores across the US and internationally, and digitally via their website http://www.munaluchibride.com.

In between their issues, their website provides modern style-savvy brides with daily inspiration ranging from gorgeous real weddings, creative e-sessions, and all kinds of wedding goodness!!!

Now back to Preston! Now if you are getting married and do not have an event planner; but looking for ideas?  Review Preston Bailey’s website, there are many ideas which you can consider in incorporating into your own wedding, as well ideas for any party.  Please log on to Preston Bailey’s website to get just that!

He is a master of using flowers;  making you imagine that it’s possible!

Possible to look at any object and turn it into a floral sculpture, no matter how big or small!

You will find yourself saying “Wow” quite often!

Letia 🙂

Photos courtesy of Preston Bailey’s website prestonbailey.com, Munaluchi Bride, Kate Aspen Blog UK , New York Post and YouTube video by Munaluchi Bride.

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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