Monday, August 3, 2009

Tues Aug 4, 2009

On Today's Show:

Natasha - "Addicted to Beauty" Oxygen Tuesday Night at 11 PM PT/ET
Oxygen pulls back the curtain on the tantalizing world of medi-spas with a new reality workplace dramedy series, “Addicted to Beauty." which follows the outrageous staff at Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa, located in Southern California. Dianne York-Goldman, socialite and marketing expert, has brought her over-the-top employees from her previous spa to help with this new venture with well-known plastic surgeon Dr. Gilbert Lee. The staff includes: Gary, the flamboyant and outspoken receptionist; Ronnie, the eccentric concierge; Natasha, Dianne’s levelheaded assistant and Shannyn, the whip cracking spa manager. However, this group may be no match for Melanie (aka, “Mel”), Dr. Lee’s no nonsense office manager who is not afraid of giving out tough love. The workplace antics get out of control when the staff must learn to work together for the common good of the business. As the pressure increases to get the spa up and running, personalities clash and chaos ensues. Natasha has to pick up Gary’s front desk slack, Ronnie is completely averse to having Shannyn as his boss and Mel becomes fed up with the incompetency of Dianne’s staff. Overall, it’s going to be a bumpy ride to success! The series is set to premiere Tuesday, August 4 at 11PM ET/PT on Oxygen. As executive assistant and confidante to Dianne, Natasha handles every detail of her personal and professional life. Although the two women often clash, Natasha is confident in her abilities and knows exactly how to manage Dianne. Natasha prides herself on being able to say what’s on her mind, which sometimes causes tension amongst her colleagues. As for her cosmetic practices, Natasha is one of the least nipped and tucked people in the office, only having had a breast augmentation. Natasha has aspirations to one day own her own spa. Her family is hugely important to her and she enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time.

Patrick O'Connell Chef/Proprietor - The Inn at Little Washington
Patrick O'Connell, a native of Washington , D.C. , is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. He has been referred to as "the Pope of American Cuisine". Selecting The Inn at Little Washington as one of the top ten restaurants in the world, Patricia Wells of The International Herald Tribune hails O'Connell as "a rare chef with a sense of near perfect taste, like a musician with perfect pitch." The Inn at Little Washington was created by Patrick O'Connell and his partner in 1978. It became America 's first 5 Star country house hotel and the first establishment in the Mobil Travel Guide's history to ever receive two 5 Star Awards—one for its restaurant, the other for its accommodations. The Inn also received AAA's highest accolades: two 5 Diamond Awards and is rated number one in all categories year after year by the Washington D.C. Zagat Restaurant Survey. Patrick and The Inn have won a total of five awards from the James Beard Foundation including Restaurant of the Year in 1993, Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic Region and the prestigious Outstanding Chef Award for 2001. O'Connell was one of the original inductees into "Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America " and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University . In 2008, The Inn celebrated its 30th Anniversary by commissioning a film documenting the evolution of American cuisine over the last three decades and honoring thirty American Culinary Pioneers who helped make this transformation possible. Patrick O’Connell is the author of the best selling cookbook, The Inn at Little Washington Cookbook, A Consuming Passion. His second book, Patrick O’Connell’s Refined American Cuisine was released in the Fall of 2004 and nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, the CBS Early Show, the Martha Stewart Show, the Diane Rehm Show, the Charlie Rose Show and is a frequent guest speaker at The Smithsonian Institution and The Culinary Institute of America.

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce - Cape Cod, MA
If armies travel on their stomachs its safe to say the same is true for tourists. No one has ever gone hungry visiting Provincetown. The real surprise for our visitors is the diversity and quality of our food - from local, ethnic ‘fast food’ to outdoor cafe fare to the gourmet cuisine served in elegant dining rooms of historic mansions. Think about a very small town having a dinner party and thirty thousand people show up – obviously it’s imperative everyone’s well-fed and happy. All of Provincetown’s restaurants are locally owned and express the individual owners’ tastes and commitment to their cuisine. Given the high cost of doing business in Provincetown, only the best survive and your palate is the beneficiary of this fact of local life.

Irene Zaremski-Saltrelli - Owner - Reen's Bed & Breakfast - Rochester, NY
Welcome to Reen's Bed & Breakfast, a comfortable, affordable alternative to a hotel. Everything is more expensive this summer - except a stay at Reen's! Located in northwest Rochester's Maplewood Neighborhood, it is just three miles north of downtown and four miles south of Lake Ontario. Easy access to expressways means it's minutes from anywhere. The Murphy family was the first to live here in 1910. Rose, Irene and Calissa, three of the six Murphy children, lovingly cared for their home for sixty years. The Julians and the Clarks were residents in the 1970s and 1980s and the Saltrellis have been here since 1989. There are two porches, two sitting rooms with fire places and beamed ceilings, two oak staircases, leaded windows, hardwood floors, two original bathrooms with footed tubs, a powder room, unpainted oak woodwork galore and a stained glass window. Hostess Irene Zaremski-Saltrelli opened Reen's in 2004.