Monday, March 14, 2011

3/15 Matthew Gray Gubler, Fashionista Louise Roe, Paradise Ridge Winery, Tax Help!

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Matthew Gray Gubler Tells Us About His Role in CBS' Criminal Minds & His Experiences In Directing Several Episodes, As Well!

Matthew Gray Gubler has appeared in the feature films "R.V.," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "The Great Buck Howard," "How To Be A Serial Killer," “Magic Valley” and the Golden Globe-nominated "500 Days of Summer." He voiced the character of Simon in both the first "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie and in 2009’s "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel,” which won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Movie.”

A 2002 graduate of the NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Gubler is an accomplished filmmaker whose short films include "The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man," "Claude: A Symphony of Horror," "Life Aquatic: Intern Journal" and "Tippi's Picnic." In 2007, Gubler directed, edited and co-produced The Killer's "Don't Shoot Me Santa" music video.

In addition to his role on “Criminal Minds,” Gubler also has directed episodes in the series’ fifth and sixth seasons, and, in his spare time on set, wrote, directed and starred in a series of mockumentaries entitled “Matthew Gary Gubler: The Unauthorized Documenataries” and “The Authorized Documentary,” which can be seen on YouTube.

As a model, Gubler has walked the runway for such fashion designers as Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. He was featured in Paper Magazine's 8th annual Beautiful People issue. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he lives in Los Angeles. An accomplished water color painter, Gubler has also started his own music label titled Cornstalk Recordings. His birth date is March 9.

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Springtime is Near and Piperlime Guest Editor, Louise Roe Gives Us the Scoop on the Top MUST-HAVES of the Season - & How to Wear ‘em!

Piperlime Guest Editor Louise Roe tells us what to buy and tips on how to wear the latest trends. Louise will discuss:
• Wide-legged Jeans
• Bold Color
• Lady-like Jackets
• Ramp Wedges
• Platform Sandals
• Espadrilles
• Wrist Candy

About Louise: TV presenter and fashion journalist, Louise Roe fronts both the US and UK versions of her makeover show, Plain Jane, (CW network and MTV), a format that sees her guide a shy wallflower each week through the daunting gauntlet of fashion, make-up, dating skills and facing their biggest fear - whatever that may be. The MTV series will air in 66 countries around the globe during 2011. As a cast member of MTV's The City, Louise put her fashion journalism skills to good use, hosting trend videos and designer interviews for . A regular face on E! Entertainment's red carpets and Fashion Police, she co-hosted the channel's biggest show of the year: Live from the Oscars, and also its recent dating show, Perfect Catch. Louise pens a bi-monthly column for MSN News, called Front Roe, and has written for Elle, , In Style, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazine.

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What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Dan Barwick Takes us on a Tour of Sonoma County's Paradise Ridge Winery!

Nestled on a 156-acre wine estate in the heart of Sonoma County minutes from downtown Santa Rosa, Paradise Ridge Winery offers spectacular natural vistas overlooking the Russian River Valley. Expansive decks and terraces open to panoramic landscapes, including rolling vineyards and pastoral wine country scenery. Visitors can sample exciting wines in their newly renovated tasting room. Winery guests are invited to relax and enjoy “The most beautiful view in Sonoma County”.

This stunning wine country property was discovered in 1977 by Walter Byck & Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars. The winery was founded in 1991 and is family owned & operated. Every attention to detail is personally overseen to give an exceptional and complete wine country experience.

About Dan Barwick: Dan Barwick was born in Dover, England. Since the age of 16, Dan has worked in the food and beverage industry. From 1978 thru 1987 he worked as a manager in the famous ‘Harrods Food Halls’ in Knightsbridge London, where he also got his first taste of fine wine. During his time at Harrods, Dan completed a two year University extension course for retail management. From 1987 to 1988 he helped to set up a national chain called ‘PrĂȘt a Manger’, now a house hold name. In 1991 he moved to Sonoma County and worked his first harvest at Matanzas Creek Winery, where his passion for wine exploded. From 1992 to 1995, Dan worked in the cellar at Ferrari- Carano Vineyards & Winery, while completing several wine and viticulture courses. It was in one of these courses he met his future bride, Sonia Byck. Sonia & Dan were married in 1995.

In May 1996, the newlyweds began a two year journey throughout the world visiting and working in different areas within the wine industry. Their adventures included harvests in Burgundy, France, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sydney, Australia and the Barossa Valley, Australia. In 1998 they returned home and Dan took on the duties of ‘winemaker’ for Paradise Ridge Winery.

Dan is a judge for numerous wine competitions in Northern California and moonlights as a wine educator at the Santa Rosa Junior College. In his spare time Dan enjoys cooking, gardening, wine & food tasting and pairing, home improvements and studying the wine industry. He also loves spending time with his 8 year old daughter Sophia and 6 year old son Jonathan.

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Looking For Some Tips On Doing Your Taxes? Turbo Tax Consumer Tax Advocate, Rich Preece, Is Here To Help Us!

As a consumer tax advocate for TurboTax, the nation’s leading tax software, Rich Preece provides consumer tips and advice to help Americans prepare and file their own taxes easily and accurately. Preece has contributed to local and national print and online publications, including PC Magazine and USA Today as well as local and national radio and TV broadcast segments such as Fox Business.

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