Thursday, April 26, 2012

Who doesn't love Giada De Laurentiis?

Who doesn't love Giada De Laurentiis?

For those of you who don't know, Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian American chef, writer and TV personality. She is the host of Food Network's "Giada at Home" and appears regularly on the Today Show as a co-host and contributor. She also has a line of cooking supplies sold exclusively at Target. And... her husband Todd Thompson is a fashion designer for Anthropologie, only one of my most favorite stores in the whole world!

Last month, I wasn't able to attend her local book signing at Williams Sonoma in The Mall at Short Hills, but I was able to order an autographed copy of her new cookbook "Weeknights with Giada" from her website. It just arrived a few days ago and I can't wait to try some of her recipes!

Through my association with The Artisan Group, I was again given the opportunity to gift a celebrity... GIADA! I literally mailed my gift out yesterday. I sent her one of my t-shirts, a pendant, a few notecards and a bottle cap "J" charm for her daughter Jade Marie. And of course I hand watercolored a personalized note as I did for Tori Spelling and Zooey Deschanel!

The way it works is we put our names into lotteries as opportunities come up for gifting celebrities. There are so many members in The Artisan Group now, it's a really fair way to give everyone a chance. I have been lucky enough to have done three so far. 
          'Till next time...TAG Rocks!