Blond Domination!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by Corinna Allen Cook

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This past week I had the huge pleasure of guest hosting a show called “The Morning Blend”, here in Milwaukee.

I met my co-host, Tiffany Ogle, when we judged the Miss Minnesota Pageant together, back in June.

She suggested that I fill in, and just weeks later, here we are.

As Tiffany says; “blond domination!”.

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Guests this week included race car driver Duncan Ende.

He was a good sport when we grilled him about working with actor-turned-driver Patrick Dempsy, aka “Dr. McDreamy” from Grey’s Anatomy.

McDreamy Photo

He says they don’t normally call him “McDreamy” on the race track, that is unless he’s running behind, and “needs some motivation” to speed up…

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We also got a crash course in flower arranging from The Milwaukee School of Flower Design.

Owner Michael Gaffney says he gets his inspirations from fashion, art, and “decades of experience”.

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Created by designer Aaron Allen Hoenisch, he says the “masculine”cement blocks “make a nice contrast with the femininity of the flowers”.

They also make for quick arrangements, as we filled one with hydrangea in under 30 seconds.

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The best part of the show was when the Hoenisch children, Ethan and Emily joined us on set for a conversation about “Bedtime Math“.

The kids were better at solving the kid friendly story problems than we were!

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All in all, a great day.

My next appearance is scheduled for September 13th and 14th.

Looking forward to it!

Maternity Pilates!

Posted in Beauty Obsessions, Motherhood, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Corinna Allen Cook

No, that’s not a house! That’s me at eight months pregnant. Can you believe it?

Through out my pregnancy, I’ve focused on doing as much work as possible to prepare my body for a smooth, natural, child birth.

So I was thrilled to find a pilates class, designed just for me, located right on Pewaukee Lake!

Our instructor, Julie Smith, is a certified pre and post-natal pilates specialist.

Here’s how she describes the class:

This specially designed prenatal class is safe
and gentle for the expecting mother. When a woman becomes
pregnant her body begins to produce various hormones respon-
sible for causing her joints to soften. Thus a pregnant woman can
be very prone to injury of the weight-bearing joints of the back,
pelvis and lower extremities. Using special techniques for the
pregnant woman, Pilates will help stabilize areas as well as help
strengthen, tone and maintain flexibility. Pilates will also help you
strengthen and gain control of muscles used in delivery. After
pregnancy, Pilates helps the body quickly get back into shape and
helps re-strengthen the areas affected by pregnancy and delivery.

Come join us Fridays at 9 am!

Movement Center Pewaukee

161 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Corinna on Better TV

Posted in Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with JD Roberto on the set of Better TV

Need a little jump start to your holiday shopping?

Check out my “Holiday Stocking Stuffer” segment tomorrow on Better TV!

Co-host JD Roberto and I run down all of the coolest gifts for kids of all ages, and on any budget.

Thanks to the everyone at Better TV for making me feel so welcome!

Check out the list below to see when Better airs where you live.

A couple where I know friends will be watching:

Atlanta WGCL CBS 12:30pm

Portland KPTV/FOX Meredith  2PM

Medford KMVU/FOX Northwest  10AM

Green Bay WGBA/NBC Journal  6AM

Enjoy!

Better TV Local Listings

New York  WNYW/FOX Fox Television   3AM  Saginaw WNEM/CBS Meredith  9AM
Los Angeles   KCAL/IND   CBS   4AM   Toledo WUPW/FOX Lin TV  11AM
Chicago  WPWR/MYTV  Fox Television   7AM

Green Bay WGBA/NBC Journal  6AM
Philadelphia/Allentown WFMZ/Ind Maranatha Brdcasting  11AM   Honolulu  KFVE/MYTV  Raycom Media  9AM
Dallas KTXA/IND CBS  5AM   Des Moines  KCWI/CW Pappas Telecasting  2PM
San Francisco  KTVU/KICU   COX  12PM   Springfield, MO  KRBK/IND  Koplar Communications  9AM
Boston   WZMY/ MYTV  Shooting Star Brdcsting 1PM   Spokane KAYU/FOX Northwest  9AM
Atlanta  WGCL/CBS Meredith  12:30PM 

Omaha   KPTM/FOX  TTBG LLC  8AM
Phoenix KPHO/CBS Meredith  10AM  Portland, ME WPXT/CW New Age Media  9AM
Seattle KIRO-DT/CBS  Cox 9AM  Columbia, SC   WZRB/CW   Roberts Brdcsting   9AM
Tampa/Sarasota  WWSB/ABC   Southern Brdcssting Corp  10AM  Huntsville  WZDX/FOX Grant Comm.  6AM
Cleveland  WBNX/CW Winston  8AM  Rochester WBGT/MYTV Vision Comm.  10AM
Sacramento  KQCA/MYTV   Hearst Television   1PM   Syracuse   WSYR/ABC   Newport TV   3PM
St. Louis WRBU/MYTV   Roberts Brdcsting 2012 Shreveport  KPXJ/CW  KTBS, Inc.  8AM
Portland KPTV/FOX Meredith  2PM   

Champaign WRSP/FOX GOCOM  9AM
Pittsburgh  WPMY/MYTV  Sinclair Brdcsting  1AM  Chattanooga WFLI/CW MSP Media  1PM
Raleigh-Durham  WRAZ/ FOX  Capitol  Brdcasting   6AM Jackson, MS   WRBJ/CW  Roberts Brdcasting  9AM
Baltimore   WBAL-DT/NBC   Hearst Television   3PM  Colorado Springs KKTV/MYTV Gray Television  8AM
Indianapolis WNDY/MYTV Lin TV   2AM   South Bend,IN WHME-TV LeSEA Broadcasting  4PM
San Diego XDTV/CW  Groupo Televisa   11AM  Baton Rouge, LA   WGMB/WBRL  CommCorp of America   10AM
Nashville WSMV/NBC Meredith  1PM  El Paso, TX  KDBC/CBS  TTBG LLC  6AM
Hartford WFSB/CBS  Meredith  3PM  Charleston, SC  WTAT/ WMMP Cunningham Brdcsting   10AM
Kansas City KSMO/MYTV Meredith  8AM  Johnstown-Altoona   WHVL/MYTV  Channel Comm.  9AM
Salt Lake City KJZZ/MYTV Miller Comm. 10AM  Evansville, IN  WAZE/CW  Roberts brdcsting  8AM
Cincinnati  WXIX/FOX   Raycom Media   12PM Reno, NV  KAME/KXRI  Cox Broadcasting  9AM
Columbus WWHO/CW Lin TV  5AM  Tyler, TX   KFXK/KLPN  Warwick Comm.  11AM
Greenville WHNS/FOX Meredith  9AM  Springfield WSHM/CBS Meredith  6AM
San Antonio  KCWX/MYTV  Corridor TV 7AM  Boise   KNIN/KIVI  Journal Brdcsting   8AM
Harrisburg  WLYH/CW  Newport TV  9AM  Macon, GA   WPGA/ABC   Radio Perry Inc.   9AM
Grand Rapids WOTV/ABC Lin TV  12PM Santa Maria   KKFX/FOX  Cowles Publishing Corp.  11AM
Las Vegas KVVU/FOX Meredith  11AM  Lafayette, LA   KLAF/MYTV  CommCorp, of America   10AM
Norfolk WVBT/FOX Lin TV  2AM  Yakima KFFX/KCYU Northwest  9AM
Austin  KBVO/MYTV Lin TV   9AM  Wausau, WI  WSAW-DT/MYTV  Gray Television   9AM
Albuquerque KASA/FOX Lin TV  5AM

Medford KMVU/FOX Northwest  10AM
Greensboro  WXLV/CW  Sinclair Brdcsting  9AM  Panama City, FL  WJHG-DT/ CW  Gray Television  8AM
Buffalo WNLO/CW Lin TV  6AM  Binghamton  WICZ/FOX  Northwest   10AM
New Orleans WWL/WUPL  Belo 6AM  Gainesville, FL   WMYG/ MYTV  New Age Media   6AM
Providence WNAC-DT/FOX Lin TV  12PM Dothan  WTVY/MYTV  Gray Television   9AM
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton WOLF/FOX New Age Media  8AM  Elmira  WYDC/FOX  Vision Communications   9AM
Albany WXXA/FOX  Newport TV 8AM  Harrisonburg, VA   WHSV-DT/MYTV  Gray Television  9AM
Mobile-Pensacola WFGX/MYTV Sinclair Broadcasting  Fall 2011  Charlottesville  WAHU/FOX  Gray Television   8AM
Dayton WDTN/NBC  Lin TV 9AM Meridian, MS   WTOK-DT /MYTV  Gray Television   9AM
Fort Myers  WFTX/FOX Journal Broadcasting 5AM  Parkersburg  WTAP-DT/FOX  Gray Television  8AM
Roanoke WFXR/FOX Grant Comm. 6AM US Virgin Islands WCVI/CW Virgin Blue, Inc. Fall 2011
*CW100+   70+ Markets  CW Network
2011 Market Clearance List
150+ Markets Sold & Counting… Including 8 of the Top 10

My latest beauty obsession…

Posted in Beauty Obsessions, Corinna's Glam Squad, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Milk Made Trio

If you share a bathroom with a significant other, then you know, space for our girlie products can be scarce!

So if I say I’ve made room in the shower for something new, you know I must be obsessed.

The latest product to score the coveted tile space is actually a trio that includes a body wash, sugar scrub, and light weight moisturizer.

All made by Cake Beauty, they’re part of the “Milk Made” collection.

Sugar scub, made with real sugar granules!

The heart of the collection is the Smoothing White Sugar Scrub. It’s actually made with real sugar granules! (I know, I tasted it!). A lot of spas offer salt scrubs, but sugar is less harsh, and actually helps hold onto the moisture from the shower.

I’m obsessed right now because with the cold weather setting in, the only part of my body that I can bare is my shoulders. And they are fish-white right now!

But by using a drop or two of the body wash on a sponge, then following with the sugar scrub, I can feel the dull, dead skin sloughing away down the drain. Both products are infused with vitamin-packed milk powder, and nourishing shea and coco butters, so they not only exfoliate, they actually hydrate and nourish, all at once.

Moisturizer in a spray!

The last step is the Hydrating Moisture Milk. Infused with all the same natural goodness, it comes in a pump that you can mist over your entire body. No more straining to reach your back!

What I love about Cake is that their products are not only good for you, they’re also good for the environment. 95% of their products are made with whole, natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce. And they’re all 100% paraben free! Plus, all their packaging is reuseable and recyclable.

And all their products smell delicious!!!

The Milk Made collection smells like vanilla cookies with a hint of raspberry… yummy!

I’ll be show casing the entire Cake line on ShopNBC this Friday at 10pm EST, (9 pm CST, 7 pm PST).

GI Jane Halloween Hoorah… the photos!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , on November 10, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna and David in 1940s gear at G.I. Jane Halloween Bash

G.I. Jane’s first annual Halloween Hoorah was a huge success!

Hundreds turned out, in costume, to support deployed single mothers and their families.

My husband David, a recreational pilot, was dashing as a
WWII Pilot, and I was his pin-up girl!

Corinna emcees the costume contest

One of the evening’s highlights was the costume contest that I judged, along with event founders Jula Jane and Keith Coggins.

Bonnie Schneider as a USO Girl

David and his pilot costume was in the top three, along with CNN’s Bonnie Schneider dressed as a USO Girl.

But the hands-down winner of the grand prize was a couple who emulated the Legendary “Kiss” that was captured on film  on “V” Day in Times Square, at the end of WWII.

"The Kiss" Costume Contest Winners

Take a look at the original photo, and you’ll agree, they deserved to win!

The Legendary Kiss in Times Square on "V" Day

All in all a wonderful night.

Already looking forward to next year!

Join me for Operation GI Jane’s Halloween Hoorah!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Still looking for something to do this Halloween?

Why not join me in supporting Operation GI Jane by attending their Halloween Hoorah, Saturday, October 29th in Buckhead, (Atlanta, GA).

If you’re anything like my husband, dressing up is not your favorite thing to do.

But relax, this one’s easy.

Betty Grable -- The Classic Pin Up Girl


The invitation says “Come as you favorite War-Time Hero, Politician or Pin Up Girl”.

So even the most costume-phobic soul can get away with just wearing a suit.

I, on the other hand, am busily Googling phrases like “polka dots” and “40s style rolled back hair”.

The best part?

You’ll be supporting a great cause.

Deployed Single Mom

I pulled this from their website:

“Operation G.I. Jane is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting deployed, single moms in the U.S. military by providing means of communication, airfare, necessities kits, healing therapy and career transitioning. Additionally, we work diligently to assist in any way we can to ensure the family bond remains strong.

There are single mothers serving all over the world away from their children and families, who need financial, emotional, and critical assistance beyond what is offered through established military programs and charities. Operation G.I. Jane was formed to fill that need, to pick up where the red tape leaves off.”

Click here to buy tickets.

Check back soon to see pictures from the event!

DIY French Pedicure!

Posted in Corinna's Glam Squad, Grocery Store Glamour, Uncategorized, What's Corinna Wearing? with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Can you believe I did this french manicure myself?

Hey all — I am so proud of myself — I had to share!

For YEARS I have been paying $30+ for my french pedi at the salon.

So the other day I saw a DIY kit at the grocery store, and I figured, what have I got to lose? I am so glad I did!

The kit I bought is the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure kit in “Sheer Romance”. I think I paid $5.50 for it. It comes with the little white sticker strips, but I had better luck doing it free hand.

Product Image Sally Hansen Nail Treatment Hard as Nails French Manicure - Sheer Romance

First, I did two coats of pink color. Then I used the white to draw a “V” on the tip of each toe, then dabbed the middle to create an arch. I let it dry, then filled it in a bit. I finished with the top coat, and was good to go! The first application lasted for weeks! I only redid it because of grow out — the white never chipped!

I get nothing from Sally Hansen — I just wanted to pass this on because it worked so well!

Enjoy!

What to do with the extra $30 a month? This little piggy went to market…

Grooming the Groom!

Posted in Corinna's Glam Squad, Uncategorized, Wedding with tags , , , , on May 24, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with fiancee David Cook

As David and I look forward to our wedding on the beach, we can’t help giving a little thought to HOW WE’RE GOING TO LOOK IN A BATHING SUIT!!!

In anticipation, we’ve both stepped up our work outs.

And now, thanks to Bluemed Spa in Midtown, we’re able to take that body prep to the next level.

I’ve been to Blue many times over the years, but as a guy, David’s spa experience never really got past the basic massage.

So when the experts there contacted us about their new “Grooming the Groom” concept, I wasn’t sure he’d go for it.

“Any anxiety I had about the idea was erased as soon as I walked in the door”, says David. “The whole place is so relaxing.”

Bluemed Spa, Midtown, Atlanta

After greeting us with hot herbal tea, the Bridal by Blue team talked with us at length about our individual skin care challenges, then prescribed two, unique treatments.

I don’t plan to wear much make up on the beach, so for me, they suggested a series of IPA laser treatments to even out some of my freckles.

For David, they prescribed a salicylic acid peel, designed to prevent in-grown hairs caused by shaving.

And since we’ll both spend most of the vacation in our bathing suits, they suggested we both enjoy an all-over body scrub followed by therapeutic massage. The treatment doesn’t promise to take off any unwanted pounds, but it will slough off the old dead skin, and make what’s left look it’s best.

The results were immediate.  The body scrub left our skin smooth, and better able to absorb moisturizer — a key as we get a little bit of sun in before hitting the beach!

David’s face is glowing, and I’ve already seen an evening out of my pigment. My technician, Nancy, even zapped a few spots on my hands, so those “holding the bouquet” shots will look like a bride’s hands — not her mother’s!

We’re still working out like crazy, but thanks to the folks at Bluemed, we’ll be able to face our wedding photos with confidence!

Join me for Atlanta Corporate Fight Night!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? on April 16, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Terri "The Boss" Moss

Would you step into the ring with this woman?

If you’re smart, you won’t unless you’re prepared! I wasn’t ready to strap on the gloves with this World Champion, so I settled for mugging for the camera with Terri “The Boss” Moss at her Decatur boxing gym.

Corinna with the women of the Decatur Boxing Club

I had the opportunity to meet the women of the Decatur Boxing Club in preparation for my role in the upcoming “Atlanta Corporate Fight Night”.

No, I won’t be stepping in to the ring. but I will be on hand as other Atlanta professionals duke it out for bragging rights.

The competition, (and the gym), are open to men as well.

The big night will include doctors, lawyers, accountants, anybody who’s ready to work some aggression out in the ring.

I can’t wait!

For more information you can read the official release, below.

See you there!

Corinna and David with Xavier "Bad Pads" Biggs (mens coach) and Terri "The Boss" Moss (womens coach)

Corinna Allen, Emmy award-winning personality for CBS Atlanta is hosting Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2, April 23 at Wild Bills. Challenges are nothing new to Corinna, who has done everything from work red carpets to crash a hot air balloon.

Participating in Atlanta Corporate Fight Night is a tremendous honor for me,” Corinna said. “As a television personality, my mission has always been to reach out to encourage young women to live a life based on choice rather than circumstance. Terri Moss, a respected leader in the boxing community, carries the message of female empowerment to the masses; encouraging women of all ages to be the best they can be both personally and professionally.”

The idea of business professionals shedding their day-to-day image and battling it put in a boxing ring intrigued Corinna. “Atlanta Corporate Fight Night is a unique opportunity for professionals of all ages and physical abilities to step out of their comfort zone and try something new,” Corinna said. “Atlanta is home to its share of charity benefits but seeing our colleagues and friends lace up boxing gloves and step into the ring for a good cause, promises to be something unique and different and with former champion Terri Moss at the helm, you can bet it will be a night to remember, and I am looking forward to it.”

Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2 is Saturday, April 23, at Wild Bills Crown Room and Expo. VIP reception, dinner and silent auction begin at 5 PM, and fights commence at 6 PM. For tickets and more information, visit www.atlantacorporatefightnight.com or call 678-364-8204. Fight fans can follow Corinna Allen and ALL the ACFN 2 news on Facebook and Twitter.

Corinna on the “Wall of Fame” at the Palm!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? on March 11, 2011 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna's Portrait on the wall at The Palm

The Palm restaurant in Buckhead has long been one of my favorite haunts, and their steaks have become my go to meal after any sporting event.

So I was thrilled and honored when they asked to include my Portrait on their wall of fame!

Corinna reacts to seeing her portrait for the first time

The hardest part of the whole process was waiting to see what the artist came up with!

When the day for the reveal finally came, The Palm was kind enough to host a little party for me.

They kept my portrait under wraps for most of the night.

Finally, they brought out a step-ladder for me and I was allowed to rip down the paper that hid it.

I was thrilled!

My good friend, photographer Scott Reeves was there with his camera and caught my reaction moments after seeing the portrait for the first time.

Corinna with fiancée David Cook

It was such a great night, I used it as an opportunity to announce my engagement to David Cook.

David did it in the form of a toast, confirming “the worst kept secret in Atlanta”.

I couldn’t have been happier.

Corinna with The Weather Channel's Nicole Mitchell

My girlfriend, Nicole Mitchell was one of the wonderful folks who turned out to help me celebrate the night.

We’re both fan’s of clothing designer, Vanessa Vinci, who provided my electric blue dress for the night!