So to continue from DONNABLOG #18 PART 1. We jump back to the second celebrity. Andy Cohen, the Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development at Bravo. He hosts the network’s reunion shows (like the Housewives of New Jersey, etc.) and their topical weekly show Watch What Happens Live.
We went to his office high up in . . . . wait for it . . . in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. What???!! There was so much security there, you’d think we were at the White House. Anyway, he was really great. Totally game, friendly.
Then were were off to Liz Smith’s. (Who I told you about in Part 1. Remember, I’m working backwards).
Which brings us back to the first person we saw. The celebrity I’ve been holding on telling about until last, even though we saw her first. We did the photo shoot in the lobby of her apartment because we didn’t think we’d get the costume in the elevator. There are no words. Well, here I am in the lobby of her apartment, waiting for her to arrive.
And after just a little wait, she arrived.
That’s right, people. JOAN RIVERS. She arrived with her daughter Melissa and COULD NOT BE MORE GRACIOUS. They were both so warm and friendly and excited to be part of this shoot and to see the show. Now these are not the official pictures, remember. These are shots that were taken with my camera from the side. But here is the three of us together.
Then Joan and I. Teehee
After we had done the official picture, we were all just chatting – that’s right, hanging with Joan and Melissa Rivers – and Melissa (I call her Melissa :O) joked how it would be funny if I had one of Joan’s (I call her Joan, we’re like that now) broaches from her jewelery collection on my costume. So Joan took off her necklace and put it around my neck and started joking about being on her show and saying, “see, it goes with everything.
All in all, my children, it was an awesome day. Thank you to the Priscilla team, Magnolia Bakery, Joan, Andy, and Liz for making my first month in New York a real doozie.