Last month I was invited to Bethenny Frankel’s (yes the reality star of Real Housewives of New York) #CallingAllMyGirls Party in Tampa at Grille 116 to promote her new talk show, Bethenny. It was so much fun! Not only did we get to meet the “Queen of TMI” herself, we also got to learn all about her talk show and witness her TMI personality firsthand. In case you were wondering, she lives up to her reputation!
It was pretty exciting to have an event like this take place in Tampa, since the city isn’t a big hub for major events like NYC or L.A. Upon checking in, we received the coolest VIP wristband I’ve ever seen. It was multi-colored and looked like something that you could rock daily if you wanted. Once we walked in, we were handed glasses of champagne and photographed red carpet style.
|Hanging with my best friend, Lisa|
If you don’t know Bethenny from her reality shows, you might know her by her brand, Skinny Girl. The bar was cleared out of all “normal” liquors and replaced completely with a variety of Skinny Girl drinks, which were served throughout the night. I was excited to give them a try since I’ve heard a lot about them and let me tell you – they were awesome.
One cool fact I learned was that Bethenny’s new show is produced by none other than one of my favorites, Ellen DeGeneres! We were also shown a teaser for the upcoming season, which I found myself laughing at quite a bit. I can already tell it’s going to be a great show!
|Lisa and I with Bethenny!|
At the end of the night, each attendee was given a “swag bag” filled with all kinds of awesome Bethenny goodies (another pretty cool, unexpected thing)! In fact, I loved it so much that I snagged an extra to give away to one lucky reader on Small Towns & City Lights!
|Swag bag filled with Bethenny goodies|
Bethenny, premieres next week (Monday, September 9), and will air weekdays at 2 p.m. on FOX. The show will cover a variety of topics – from love and relationships to celebs, beauty, fitness and more. I can’t wait for it! My DVR is already set and it’s going to be the first thing I watch after getting home from work every day!