Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Good morning—we’re on the air!

I feel like I’ve found a new home. Today’s segment on KITV4 Island Television News This Morning was my very first regular appearance as their new homestyle expert. Everyone from the cameraman to, of course, Mahealani Richardson and Dan Meisenzahl is so much fun! How in the world they can be like that at 4 a.m., which is when a lot of them get in, is beyond me!

Kara and I arrived at the station at 6:15 for my 6:45 segment

Kara is definitely NOT a morning person, so I really appreciated her coming along to take some of these behind-the-scene photos so that I could share them with you.

We arrived at the station to the sound of music, literally. Seven-time Hoku award winner Hoku Zuttermeister was performing. And then we said hello to Dan and Mahealani. I had butterflies in my stomach, as I always do before I do a workshop or go live on TV, and there was Kara sticking a camera in my face, saying, ‘So how do you feel?’

So I did a little clip with her before I got miked up. That’s when Ben Gutierrez, the weatherman, came up behind me and scared me half to death, and I actually screamed on video. So, as I’m having butterflies and sort of whispering so as not to disturb what’s going on, here comes Ben and makes me even more nervous!

If you think I wasn’t really scared, take a look at the clip!

Just like the first time I was on the show, Mahealani puts me right at ease, and rascal Dan comes up to shake my hand just to get more mug time. It was a really fun chance to share what RSVPstyle’s all about, as we start this journey of training their viewers’ eyes for design and décor. In this first interview I wanted to share just exactly what is RSVPstyle because from here on out, every other Wednesday, I’m going to be teaching their viewers how to work with their spaces, just as we do at RSVPstyle.

So if you missed it, here’s the clip, and shortly we’ll be getting it onto our press page as well.

It was a lot of fun, so don’t miss my next segment on Wednesday, July 16. Stay tuned—it’s going to be a lot of fun!