Listen to the interview now (About 10:00 minutes in we start interviewing Carrie)
One of the events I miss most in West Hollywood is the Pride parade. I’ve been lucky enough to ride in a convertible for years, representing the WeHo Chamber + business community. A couple of years ago, I was lined up on Crescent Heights in our car when this blonde bombshell approached the car with some friends and said she was going to join our business brigade.
You know those moments when someone just feels like a kindred spirit? We immediately popped over to Marco’s for a glass of champagne and hung out all day – hitting parties and ending up for dinner at PUMP.
I’ve always known what a BOSS Carrie is, and a total girl’s girl as we have always supported each other’s businesses. Well, now all of you have a chance to hear how she pivoted EARLY on in the pandemic … offering outdoor classes in a transformed parking lot on La Brea, online sweat sessions and an upcoming Teacher’s Training.
Pilates, Playboy & Philanthropy
Carrie has been a health and fitness advocate since her teens. A model at fifteen, she has worked with top designers including Valentino and Versace, and graced the covers and pages of Seventeen Magazine, FHM, Esquire, Maxim and Playboy. She also happened to live at the Playboy Mansion during the Holly, Kendra & Bridget days if you all happen to remember the show The Girls Next Door. You may be surprised that her experience at the mansion was a lot like House Bunny.
Carrie is also an advocate for animal rescue and actively supports several animal rescue groups. She has supported my charity of choice, Lung Association, on more than one occassion and is very generous in supporting the community in general. Her favorite local spots include Tortilla Republic (so sad to see it go … we had many a fun Happy Hour there), The Grove and Vanderpump Dogs, Third Street Village, Katana, and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Things to Do & Eat This Week
Food: The Burger Challenge is over, and our last stop was Astro Burger (and Tracy sneaking one of my zucchini fries.) In upcoming weeks, we’ve decided to issue a Mac & Cheese challenge inspired by last week’s guest, Jordan of Tesse. Let me know in the comments below if there is a must have Mac & Cheese spot to put on our list.
Vaccine Sites: Dodger Stadium
Quarantine at Home: As our stay at home orders get stricter to account for the rise in cases, self-care Sunday is in full effect. We are all in love with our AK2 Candles (hand-poured right here in WeHo and names after our City Streets). I chose La Peer and my whole place smells so good. Other items on my Sunday home ritual included: Borghese Fango active mud mask, epson salt baths, DP Hue for dying those pesky greys, and Jergen’s self tanning lotion in medium dark which makes a difference on the very first application.
That’s a wrap for now. Please let me know in the comments down below how you are staying sane at this time. Connect with me on Instagram and let’s stay in touch!