Archive for November, 2009

Shopping for a Cause!

Posted in Ambush Make Overs, Around Atlanta with tags , on November 25, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

Bloomingdale's Bear on Corinna's Desk

I love the day before Thanksgiving!

Getting ready today took extra long because I couldn’t help myself from chatting with everyone about their holiday plans. We’re all in such a good mood.

And to top it off, this little guy showed up at my desk! The folks at Bloomingdales are so good. First, they provided the clothes for one of our Ambush Makeovers recently. Then they send me this little surprise!

Do I dare take him on the plane with me today? Jennifer Valdez says traffic at the airport is already backed up. This little guy will get me through with a smile! And he’ll be the perfect little snuggle buddy for a long weekend of family, turkey and thanks.

And with Black Friday looming, why not do some shopping for a good cause?

Bloomingdale's 2009 Holiday Bear for JDRF

Spend $18 on a Bloomingdale’s Bear, and know that $5 of it goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF.

And mark December 11th on your calendar now for a special Children’s Tea Party with the Bloomingdales Bear! 3:30 to 4:30 pm at Lenox, featuring gingerbread house decorating and face painting!

And in the mean time — Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all my friends in cyberspace!

Best —

c

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Miss USA 2000

Posted in Ambush Make Overs, Better Mornings Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, What's Corinna Wearing? with tags , , on November 23, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Lynnette Cole and our makeover winner

It’s not often that you meet a former Miss USA! I met Lynnette Cole today during one of our ambush makeovers.

She’s now the international spokes person for Pur Minerals cosmetics, so she did the makeup.

We ambushed a busy mom, so the Pur Minerals line is perfect for her — foundation, concealer, SPF and finishing powder, all in one product! Add to that some of their silky smooth eyeliner, and a dash from their delicious palate of eye shadows, and she’ll be out the door in no time.

Click here to see the full makeover, complete with some of Lynnette’s expert tips.

Click here to see last week’s ambush.

Love my pink jacket? Designed by girlfriend Vanessa Vinci, right here in Atlanta!

Celebrity Dance Challenge — the video!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna on stage at Celebrity Dance Challenge

After months of preparation, the Celebrity Dance Challenge finally took place last night with amazing success.
Sub-titled “Dancing For Self-Esteem” the event benefitted the Eating Disorder Information Network, or EDIN.

My dance partner, Clifton Pierce, and I performed to the song “Freakum Dress” by Beyonce.

These amazing photos are courtesy of my friend, Scott Reeves.

You can also check out video of the performance.

Truly a night I will NEVER forget.

My sincere thanks to EDIN for including me in their good work.

And a huge round of applause to my Glam Squad!

Vanessa Vinci for the dress, Daniel Jones for the hair, Leslie Hines from Authentic Beauty, and Marian Goldberg from David Yurman for the BLING!

Celebrirty Dance Challenge — tonight!

Posted in Better Mornings Atlanta, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , on November 19, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Clifton Pierce

Tonight is THE NIGHT!

After months of preparation, tonight I get to put my dancing shoes to the test!

My dance partner, Clifton Pierce, and I got up early yesterday to do a little preview.

My dress is solid gold — courtesy of designer Vanessa Vinci.

I posted a photo above, but you can check out the full performance here.

Then last night we did a run through with all the other teams — so we got to see their routines.

All I can say is — I am impressed!!!

There’s still time to check out all our moves, and vote for your favorite team.

It’s all to support the Eating Disorder Information Network, or EDIN.

And we’d love to have you come to the show, tonight!

“New Moon” Premiere

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell-Bower

Corinna with Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campell-Bower

I am so excited for tonight’s premiere of “New Moon!”

I’m a huge Twilight Fan — have read all the books — in fact, I finished the first one on a plane, so was able to watch the movie immediately after I put it down!

Tee hee — what can I say? I’m a fan.

A lot of people get put-off by the whole sci-fi vampire aspect of the story.

But I tell people it’s really a love story. That’s what I liked about it.

So I was thrilled to meet two of the stars of the latest installment, “New Moon”.

Edi Gathegi plays “Laurent,” one of the “bad” vampires.

Jamie Campbell-Bower plays “Caius,” also a villain, although he disputes that idea.

You can check out what they had to say on a recent visit to the Nordstrom at Perimeter Mall.

My jacket that day came from my stylist, Evonya Easley.

Bistro Niko

Posted in Cheap Eats, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , on November 13, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
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Caviar at Bistro Niko

Think Caviar is out of your reach? Think again — just had a heavenly lunch at the new Bistro Niko on Peachtree in Buckhead.

A two ounce tin of fresh Irish caviars is served with brioche croutons for just 14 bucks.

Ad a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you have yourself what I lik to call “heaven on a plate!”

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Corinna with Rhonda Rowland and Carolyn O'Neil

Joining me were fellow TV blonds Rhonda Rowland and Carolyn O’Neil.

My grey sweater dress is from the designer Shea.

Up up and away!

Posted in Better Mornings Atlanta, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing? with tags , , on November 11, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
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Corinna and the balloon house

I have the best job!

Look at the fun package that greeted me yesterday when I got in to work.

The balloon house is part of story line in the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” out on DVD today.

Don’t the balloons match my new yellow sweater nicely? My stylist girlfriend Evonya Easley found it for me.

Can I tell you what a hero having this DVD is going to make me at Thanksgiving?

Not only will I have a cool gift for the kids, but I’ll also be able to tell them about the time I got to actually go up in a floating chair, myself!

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Corinna in floating chair

Remeber this live shot, a couple of months back?

I have the best job.