Friday, May 20, 2016

Five on Friday: Celebrity Edition!


It's Friday once again, but instead of the usual Five on Friday list of things we love, I'm bringing you a star-filled edition of celebrity encounters! 

Living in NYC, I've definitely crossed paths with more than my fair share of stars - off the top of my head, I've sat next to Kevin Bacon at a bar, organized an event with Gwyneth Paltrow, rode the subway with Hank Azaria and Aaron Tveit, saw Tony Danza roller-blading down my street, and bumped into Cynthia Nixon and Derek Hough in front of my office. For this post, I'm focusing on 5 celebs that I've actually chatted with and (no surprise here), most of them are Bravo-lebrities (but I say it still counts!). 

 
Bethenny Frankel / The Real Housewives of New York

I wish I had snagged a picture with Bethenny but in the absence of that, a pic of her Skinnygirl protein shakes will have to suffice (and let's face it, she would probably prefer that anyway since she's all about that branding hustle!). M and I attended her book signing for A Place of Yes a few years ago and got to spend a little time chatting with the original Skinnygirl herself. We talked about her yoga DVDs and she seemed quite pleased that we were loving them!

Stassi & Katie / Vanderpump Rules


When Bravo-holics vacation in Los Angeles, obviously a trip to a Lisa Vanderpump restaurant is a must-do activity. My friend (and occasional guest blogger) J made Sur reservations before we had even confirmed our flights, so we were definitely on the hunt to see some of our favorite, drama queen SURvers. When he spotted Stassi and Katie across the room, he immediately grabbed my hand, walked me over to them, talked all about how we adore them and their show, and sweetly requested a group snap. We lined up, and Stassi immediately expressed her displeasure with our poses and rearranged us - it was actually kind of perfect, since that's exactly how she acts on the show!

Joe & Melissa Gorga (and Melissa's sisters) / The Real Housewives of New Jersey


This was one of those epic, couldn't have planned it better, "only in New York" sort of nights. M and I were deep in the midst of planning our first big NYC joint party together, and were hitting all sorts of walls; we didn't have a menu, we didn't have a playlist, we were totally stressing out about our lack of party preparation (obviously, this was a long time before our blogging days and we've come a long way). So obviously, when we heard that Melissa Gorga was "singing" at a local gay club, we decided to toss all of our party planning to the wind to go out and see her!



We also got to shake hands with Joe Gorga (a total highlight) and dance along in the front row as Melissa sang about being "On Display, On Display".


We also hung out with Melissa's big sisters, who had just been featured as her protectors on a recent Housewives episode! Something about this enchanted Bravo night must have inspired us because when we finally made our way back home, we banged out all of the planning tasks that had previously seemed so daunting and the party was a total smash.

Andy, Evelyn, & Lou Cohen / Watch What Happens Live


Gals, this was a BIG one. Not only did I meet Andy Cohen at a book signing, but I was also one of the people selected to participate in his Q&A. Much to my Bravo-loving delight, when I stepped up for Andy to sign my book, he looked me up and down and proclaimed, "You're KA-UUUUUUUTE!" If only I hadn't opted to lean over his desk in such a tremendously awkward pose, ugh!


Also, how adorable are Andy's parents?! With the number of guest bartender appearances they've racked up on Watch What Happens Live, they're basically celebrities in their own right by now. Evelyn and I had a hard time figuring out who was taller since, as Lou pointed out, we were both wearing enormous heels!
Michael Buble

Siiiiiiiiiigh. This is seriously my ultimate celebrity experience. Meeting Michael Buble was such a dream come true (and honestly, it still feels like a dream - though I'm happy to have this picture WITH HIS FINGERS WRAPPED AROUND MY WAIST to confirm that it really happened!). Michael always sets the ultimate romantic playlist and he was so sweet and hilarious in person; while I love my Bravo-lebrities, Buble will always be #1 on my list!

Now it's your turn to dish - tell me about your celebrity encounters!


Cheers to EmeliaAprilAmandaJennieKarliRebecca, Katie, HeatherAndrea, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!

23 comments :

  1. What a Bravo filled post! I love it!

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  2. So much fun!! I'm DYING at Melissa Gorga. I met Teresa Guidice (pre prison) a few years ago at a book signing and she was seriously the cutest and sweetest ever - not what I expected at all!

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  3. STOP IT i love this especially bc it's mostly bravo. love love bethenny. closest i got was she re-instagramed me and then dorinda liked a bunch of my insta's haha. love andy and evelyn and lou! adorable. all of it really. let's see. i've met michael jordan and 50 cent. gabrielle union. michael strahan. jesse jackson. i didn't "meet" jared leto but i stood beside him in security line in toronto airport and followed (stalked) him down the hallway. he wasn't in a good mood bc of lost luggage or i would have asked for a photo! ugh dream crush there. i'm rambling but love this post!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. So many great bravolebrities!!! I honestly feel like I would be terrible with celebrity sightings because I feel like I know them so I'd legit start talking to them like I knew them only to realize wait a minute you're famous lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. This is so cute! I am terrible at spotting celebrities. I once rode the elevator with Bette Midler and had no idea until she got off and somebody said something. Jane Fonda even picked up my son's pacifier and handed it to me in a coffee shop and I had no clue!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. So many celebs and such fun! I've walked by several on the streets of New York, but my only personal encounters were brief ones at the stage door after a show! (Tho I did appear on Pyramid back in the day, and was partnered with Didi Conn, aka Frenchie from Grease)

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  7. Love this! I have met a lot of musicians/singers and mostly on accident. My favorite all time story though was the time I cut Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez in line at Starbucks at LAX not realizing who they were. They were those people who were like half in line/half out of line and damn it it was early and I needed my coffee so I stepped in front of them to be acknowledged with, "Hey we are in line, but it's all good". We all had a laugh about it, including his mom.

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  8. I am in love with this post- SO MUCH BRAVO!! I would love to meet some of the SUR gang, Katie would be the best! I'm crazy jealous of you meeting Bethenny, she is my favorite housewife. Such a great post, thanks for joining us!

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  9. Umm that is awesome!! I would die meeting Michael Buble lol!! So much fun!

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  10. AHH so fun! I'm so jealous you met Stassi and Katie! I love that Stassi was exactly the same in real life as she is/was on the show! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  11. I'm so jealous that you saw Aaron Tveit on the train. I'm so in love with him. He is so gorgeous! That is so cool you met so many Bravo people. I love Bethenny. Totally jealous you met Michael Buble!! Love that he had his arm around your waist!!

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  12. SO CUTE! Andy Cohen is hysterical so I love that little story! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  13. Michael Buble!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. First of all I can't believe that you got to Michael Buble! I probably would have fainted because I love him so much! And seriously so many Bravo-lebrities, and you got to meet the biggest one of all Andy Cohen! I'm so jealous! I was trying to think of who I had met that would be considered famous, but couldn't come up with any. Then today I realized that I had met Theresa and Joe Guidice at one of her book signings before she went to to jail. It was pretty cool, even though I think she's cray!

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  15. Wow, you've met a ton of celebrities!

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  16. Aw I would love to meet Andy Cohen, he must be so fun in person!

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  17. How much fun!!! Sitting next to Kevin Bacon at a bar? *Swoon* So many fabulous sightings, except I must say yuck to Melissa Gorga (still love to call her and Joe the Fame Whorgas lol) and her sisters. But I'm sure that was so much fun! And my all time fav - Mr. Buble! LOOOOOVE him! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. Is it sad that of all these pictures I only recognize Michael Buble? lol. I clearly need to get with the program!!!

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  19. HAHA LOVE this post!!! So many Bravo people. Totally jealous! Are you watching the current season of RHONY? Such a good season so far! Hope you both have a great weekend and thanks, as always, for linking up over at H54F! We so appreciate you joining us every week!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  20. I love how many celebs that you guys have met - the bravo ones will always be my faves!

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  21. hahaha michael buble is definitely the only one i really know! love him. though i recognise the andy guy from previous posts here. Hank Azaria though!!!! i love him, for some strange reason haha.

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  22. Love Michael Buble! These are all awesome!!! Chauncey has had dinner at an actress's house before, which was a totally random thing when he was on a trip.lol

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  23. I'm SO sorry for my delay in commenting, being tuned out while on vacation took over and I'm just catching up to multiple things. I LOVE this post so much since I'm SUCH a Bravo freak! I think meeting Bethenny would top my list, she's SO hilarious and no matter how snarky she can be sometimes I love that she's honest and speaks her mind. Andy ?! Now that's just too cool! Great list, loved reading about all of your encounters!

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