it’s february and i hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start! i’ve been busily prepping for the next ‘destination tennis’ shoot in buenos aires, argentina. i’m leaving in six days!! i’d already heard so many wonderful things about the city, but upon further research, i’ve become captivated by its culture, history, music and energy. for those who haven’t seen ‘destination tennis’…i take viewers on ultimate tennis vacations, featuring the best places to stay and play tennis, as well as other great activities, food, culture.
i’m very involved in shaping the show and try to find some hidden gems and unique experiences to share with our viewers. i don’t think you’ll be disappointed :) aside from devouring travel guides and websites, i’m also brushing up on my spanish and taking tango classes– i could write an entire blog devoted to my relationship with tango alone, but i will spare the non-dancers the humdrum details. in short, it’s intoxicating!
the nokia theatre and l.a. live complex have become the ‘it’ location for events…i had the pleasure of covering my 3rd event there in about a month, the ‘people’s choice awards’.
this beautiful dress is by dalia.
another exciting development for the new year…a new show! i’m hosting a show for red bull called ‘pushing boundaries’– an action sports show featuring the best red bull athletes and events. more details coming soon about airing times & places. our most recent shoot was at the private red bull compound in piru, california.
this city, so far removed from its close neighbor– los angeles– was reminiscent of a far off land in another time. with jagged mountains and sprawling dusty terrain, it was the perfect place for “top secret” moto-cross training facility…and the compound was sick! a couple red bull riders were practicing while we were there, roaring off and jumping over our heads as my co-host, pat parnell and i were shooting the show.
here’s an incredible photo a nabbed online that shows a great view of the red bull compound and why it’s considered a world-class facility. (photo credit: garth milan/red bull photofiles)
at the end of the day, pat and i are looking super tough…although minutes earlier, i was screaming and covering my eyes, unable to watch our riders flip & fly through the air!