March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and colon awareness charity Chris4Life is heading west for the second year in a row to the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to host LA’s Dream Date Auction. The highly anticipated annual event will feature a variety of “star power” from TV personalities, The Bachelor series reality stars, and Hollywood notables – all ready to show their love to help raise money for colon cancer patients. Co-Chairs are oncololgist Dr. Paul Song, his wife journalist Lisa Ling (the host of the Oprah Winfrey Network show Our America) and Robert Egger founder of DC Central Kitchen who has landed in LA with L.A. Kitchen. Coincidentally, L.A. Kitchen’s Board Chair [read more...]
ON LOSING ALMOST EVERYTHING – AND THE START OF A HAPPY ENDING
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
BY JULIA ALLISON
“Where’s my husband?! Where is he?!!” I joked to camera while filming the first season of my BRAVO reality show, “Miss Advised,” late in 2011.
I was 30 years old, with a decade of Carrie Bradshaw-esque dating columns under my belt, and no ring on my finger. Actually, screw the ring — I was having trouble just keeping a steady boyfriend. The producers found it ironic: relationship columnist unable to actually maintain relationship. [read more...]
GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: LESSONS LEARNED
AUGUST 7, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON
And so my chapter as a Guinea Pig of Love comes to a close. (Spoiler! This chapter has a happy ending).
For me, this moment is a long time coming, a process that started when I was twenty-one years old, a junior at Georgetown, when I made the choice that would change the rest of my life: to write a column about dating.
They say you teach what you yourself need to learn. Perhaps I knew then (subconsciously) that I didn’t have [read more...]