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Spago’s Barbara Lazaroff

2018-10-01T01:26:21+00:00Monday, October 1, 2018|

Barbara Lazaroff is a producer, writer, and published author, mother of two sons, celebrated philanthropist, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder, with Jordan Roberts, at FGI: Filmanthropic Group International, a studio that works with brands, causes and A-list talent to create mainstream film and media. To raise awareness about bullying, FGI hosted the "White Rabbit" release party screening and donated to various charities (2015). Barbara is a highly regarded restaurateur and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). After co-founding, marketing and leading the publicity of the Wolfgang Puck Brand & IP (1979), Barbara established Imaginings Design (1981) and was the sole designer for WP restaurants: Spago Hollywood, Spago Beverly Hills, Chinois on Main, Chinois Las Vegas, Eureka, Granita and all the Cafés. In 1991, Barbara's exceptional work in the restaurant industry was recognized with her induction into Hospitality Design Magazine's prestigious Platinum Circle. Additionally, the Interior Designers Institute of Newport Beach conferred the honorary Bachelor of Arts degree upon her (1992) and Johnson and Wales University granted her the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from (1998). In 2014 she designed her exclusive Flame of Life Dinnerware, available for purchase on [...]

The Road to Joshua

2018-09-29T08:49:23+00:00Saturday, September 29, 2018|

Joshua and I met Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed eget venenatis velit. Aliquam in odio ultrices, finibus arcu nec, vulputate eros. Sed in ultricies arcu. Nullam fermentum, dui eu posuere feugiat, ex metus ultrices felis, eget molestie orci magna nec sem. Sed tempor arcu turpis, eu vehicula diam commodo vitae. Nulla nec velit sit amet dolor dignissim viverra. Suspendisse potenti. Suspendisse efficitur euismod metus ac malesuada. Etiam imperdiet mollis lectus sit amet auctor. Fusce id tellus sit amet eros dignissim vulputate. Ut mollis sapien augue. The Construction of Europe Is The Art of The Possible. Stunning landscapes, historical cities and intriguing cultures. The Beautiful Realm of Asia. Let the natural beauty of Asia inspire you. The Harmony of Wild Africa. Our human compassion binds us one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. [...]

My friend, Neil Simon

2018-09-04T07:43:04+00:00Tuesday, September 4, 2018|

Back in 1985, I was doing the Broadway Show, The Marriage of Figaro co-starring Christopher Reeve.  I had a chance to hang with a lot of the young stars working in New York City and among them was Matthew Broderick.  One night I was visiting the cast of Biloxi Blues and by chance the playwright Neil Simon, was walking out of the backstage door as I was walking in -- it was a true Hollywood meet cute -- we looked at each other smiled, I must have giggled and he invited me for an after show drink at Joe Allen's.  We talked for the next 6 months -- it was an amazing time - except for the 30 year age difference -- it might have turned out differently!  He was a prince, so funny and he will be missed!  Matthew Broderick played Eugene Jerome and in the cast were so many up and comers like Penelope Ann Miller, Matt Mulheron, Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Bill Sadler and Brian Tarantina    This is a clip from the LA TIMES: Neil Simon, whose comic touch in “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and many other hits on stage and [...]

Amy Lyndon- Hollywood Acting Coach

2018-09-24T17:46:04+00:00Sunday, June 24, 2018|

Amy Lyndon and I have been friends for EVER!! We were actresses together in LA and traveled to the Sundance Film Festival to pursue our dreams.  Today she is one of Hollywood's Top Acting Coaches with Emmy Award students and I'm just so proud to call her one of my oldest (hmmm) maybe most genuine, exciting and FUN Friends!

Celebrity Trainer David Kirsch

2017-11-16T23:59:26+00:00Thursday, November 16, 2017|

Had the amazing pleasure to meet David at a Speaker Training I co-hosted in Las Vegas -- he blew me away with his insight, talent, and heart!  No wonder A-List celebrity flock to him and RAVE about his training! about David - David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Founder of the award-winning Madison Square Club in New York City, David has trained a number of A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Kerry Washington, and Anne Hathaway.  David is also the author of five books, including the bestseller The Ultimate New York Body Plan, and has appeared on numerous television shows, such as The Today Show, E!, CNN World News, Dr. Oz, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View. David’s philosophy—“Sound Mind, Sound Body”—transcends fitness to encompass wellness as a whole.Whether you want to lose weight or body fat, energize and/or just maintain the highest level of wellness, my products – portable and transportable – will deliver the results you want and help you attain the body and lifestyle you thrive to have.  “LET’S GET KIRSCHED!” -DK With over two decades of experience [...]

Movie Producer Brian Grazer loves SpinGym

2017-09-25T14:42:24+00:00Thursday, September 21, 2017|

 I was lucky enough to run into Brian backstage in NYC at Fox & Friends.  He asked about SpinGym, tried it, loved it and even posted it to Twitter! He co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986, with Ron Howard. The films they produced have grossed over $13 billion.The movies include four for which Grazer was personally nominated for an Academy Award: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Frost/Nixon (2008). His films and TV series have been nominated for 43 Academy Awards, and 131 Emmys. In 2002, Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind (shared with Ron Howard). In 2007, he was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World". Grazer began his career as a producer developing television projects. While executive-producing TV pilots at Paramount Pictures in the early 1980s, he met current long-time friend and business partner Ron Howard. He produced his first feature-film, Night Shift, in 1982, directed by Howard. Grazer and Howard teamed up again for Splash in 1984, which Grazer produced and co-wrote. Splash earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay of 1984. In 1986, Grazer and Howard co-founded Imagine Entertainment, which became one of Hollywood's most prolific and successful production companies. Over the years, Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 43 Academy Awards, and 131 Emmys. At the same time, his movies [...]

Jeff Timmons – 98 Degrees – Boy Band!

2017-08-12T15:51:46+00:00Thursday, June 2, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Why am I a fan? Jeff Timmons is talented, funny, charming, can sing and did you SEE his biceps. Its also GREAT that he loves SpinGym JEFF TIMMONS Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the Grammy-nominated, internationally-acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling vocal group 98 Degrees, which has sold over 15 million albums, with four Top 5 radio singles. The group has produced such mega hits as “The Hardest Thing”, “I Do”, “Because of You”, and the No. 1 hit single “Thank God I Found You,” which is a collaboration with Mariah Carey. After his stellar success with 98 Degrees, Jeff has ventured out as a soloist, and single-handedly wrote and produced his first solo album which was released as a joint venture with Rising Phoenix and SLG Music. The album’s first single produced a top 20 hit on both the Billboard adult contemporary and R&B charts with the song “Whisper That Way.” This song reached No. 1 in many major markets out-performing Usher’s “Burn”, and Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You.” The album also produced three additional chart-topping singles worldwide. In 2010, a single entitled “Emotional High” leaked to the radio international [...]

Rali Ivanova & Noemi Olah at the Studio!

2017-08-12T15:51:47+00:00Sunday, May 1, 2016|

Fit and Fit at Forbes Riley TV Studios! Come take a backstage look at sneak into my dressing during a fitness photo shoot - just one of the amazing and fun things we do here in St Pete at my studio - Forbes Riley Studios 2 of my FAVORITE female fitness models Rali Ivanova owes her exotic looks to Bulgarian, Russian and Italian ancestry, but she calls Bulgaria home, because she was born and raised in Varna. Her extraordinary beauty caught the eye of a cosmetic company and she started modelling at the age of 15. Four years later she made the biggest step in her life and moved to USA, chasing her dream to live in sunny Florida. She remembers that it took her a while to get used to the American environment, but today she loves her glamor life in the beautiful city of Tampa. While having cocktails with friends on the beach, a photographer noticed her and offered her to shoot for a local calendar. She gave it a try and that’s how her professional modelling career started. The way she posed and [...]

Movie Producer Brian Grazer loves SpinGym

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Sunday, May 1, 2016|

 I was lucky enough to run into Brian backstage in NYC at Fox & Friends.  He asked about SpinGym, tried it, loved it and even posted it to Twitter! He co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986, with Ron Howard. The films they produced have grossed over $13 billion.[2] The movies include four for which Grazer was personally nominated for an Academy Award: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Frost/Nixon (2008). His films and TV series have been nominated for 43 Academy Awards, and 131 Emmys. In 2002, Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind (shared with Ron Howard). In 2007, he was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World". Grazer began his career as a producer developing television projects. While executive-producing TV pilots at Paramount Pictures in the early 1980s, he met current long-time friend and business partner Ron Howard. He produced his first feature-film, Night Shift, in 1982, directed by Howard. Grazer and Howard teamed up again for Splash in 1984, which Grazer produced and co-wrote. Splash earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay of 1984. In 1986, Grazer and Howard co-founded Imagine Entertainment, which became one of Hollywood's most prolific and successful production companies. Over the years, Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 43 Academy Awards, and 131 Emmys. At the same time, his movies [...]

Me and Bruce Jenner

2017-08-12T15:51:50+00:00Sunday, December 27, 2015|Tags: , , , |

In a place far away in a much simpler time - I had a chance to meet an American Hero, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist and superstar athlete.  His name was Bruce Jenner.  In light of all that's happening the WAS in very appropriate because apparently he is gone.  I am a bit sad about that.  Does that mean he died?  I support the new Caitlyn Jenner as she seems happy and fulfilling a lifelong dream to complete her/his identity.  My heart hurts though, it must have been a life full of serious inner turmoil and conflict and I just happy now it seems to be a positive path.  But where did Bruce go? I just came across my some old photos and wanted to share them.  Whenever a human reaches extraordinary heights and serves as an inspiration they should be honored... and in my own little way here's to Bruce!

Dr Bob Proctor

2017-08-12T15:51:58+00:00Saturday, August 22, 2015|

 Have you seen or read The Secret and its Law of Attraction? Well I have been a believer forever and imaged how impacted I was when one of the stars of the movie, Dr. Bob Proctor not only became a fan of mine - but SpinGym as well.  As he tells in his video we met at a dinner, the night before we were both speaking at a Charity event put on by the Cynthia Kersey Foundation.  What I didn't realize until he sent me this video was that he had had a heart attack and how profoundly my fitness product affected him, his recovery and his on going health. When he says that SpinGym works like unadulterated magic and that everyone should be using one - I was on Cloud 9 - perhaps I still am -- so happy to share his energy, his passion and words of wisdom.     www.SpinGym.com

Is Forbes Riley related to Jane Fonda?

2017-08-12T15:51:59+00:00Sunday, June 28, 2015|

3 Generations of Happy, Healty, Fit Women -- this is so inspiring to me! Jane Fonda Biography Jane Fonda is an American actress best known for her acting career, political activism and aerobic-exercise videos. The daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, the actress has won two Oscars. “It's never too late—never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” —Jane Fonda Jane Fonda is an American actress born on December 21, 1937, in New York City. The daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, Jane starred in the acclaimed films Klute and Coming Home, winning Oscars for both. Off screen, she was a civil rights and anti-war activist. In the 1980s, the actress found success launching a series of aerobic-exercise videos. Fonda's recent projects include The Newsroom, Grace and Frankie and Youth.

Forbes Flawless Anti-Wrinkle System

2017-08-12T15:51:59+00:00Thursday, May 28, 2015|

Get YOUR GREAT SKIN NOW! Guaranteed Get YOUR GREAT SKIN NOW! Guaranteed Forbes Flawless : Incredible Age-Defining Solution! Forbes Flawless is a natural skin care product. The main component inside is Gotu Kola extract. The plant has used for many years to treat many illness. It can heal wounds, improves mental clarity, and take care of skin problems. The world is now becoming older. So does your skin. It is getting older by time since there are many factors makes the aging signs come faster. The skin surface may become weird. This fact delivers you to a choice for treating your skin by medicine or surgery. However, those are not good. The chemical cosmetic or medicine remains side effect. That is why, it is not good for long-term use. In another hand, surgery is making your skin even worse. It remains scars and pain. You need to check the condition and see the doctor regularly. By time, the surgery mark is possible to cause irritation too. Perhaps, it offers fast result. Unfortunately, it remains high risk and expensive cost. The solution provided by Forbes Flawless is good. Beside it has natural components, it [...]