OC Press Club, Antonello Ristorante and My New Gig

Last night I sat in a chair listening to some ultra-savvy women from Orange County, speak about Women in New Media. It was an inspiring night. I always leave these gatherings encouraged, nurtured and ready to Rock and Roll.

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The smart, funny and adorable Suz Broughton, just love her, brought this marvelous night together. She is carving new territory here in the OC, mark my words. Oh and can’t you tell by how Suz’s handles the mic, she would definitely have all four chairs turn around on The Voice. Personally, for me it would be a very hard decision between Adam Levin and Blake Shelton. I need to think about that.

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The panel speakers were (from left to right) Nancy Luna (OC Register Fast Food Maven), Kristen Howerton (She Posts/Rage Against the Minivan) Greer Wylder (Greer OC) and finally Jennifer Karmon (from a little company by the name of Yahoo). Everyone rocked the mic like a vandal, especially Kristen, because she thought of that saying last night.  Which makes me wonder, Kristen are you Team Blake or Team Adam?

Here are a couple of key points I took away from last night:

    • Antenello’s Restaurant in Costa Mesa has delicious food and excellent service. The Fagottini special Little pastas filled with Gorgonzola and Walnuts in Mascarpone Cream topped with Organic Hazelnut was an indulgent carbo-loading present to myself. I would order that again any day of the week. Day or Night. Rain or shine. I really need to eat there more often.
    • THE OC PRESS CLUB – be prepared Orange County; ready or not here we come.
    • Greer OC – Thanks for paving the way for all of us. Your inventiveness is legendary.  Check her out friends – www.greersoc.com

Which brings me to my new gig, the one I have waited to tell you about:

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I have been handed the reigns to take over OC Metro Magazine’s Lifestyle Section for Fashion. Here is a peak at my very first layout, ‘A glimpse of spring’ on stands now.

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I still look at my name in print and am in disbelief. Really, little ole me?  It’s my very first HANDS-DOWN-ABSOLUTE-DREAM-JOB. My days are filled with reviewing fashion content from retail establishments in Orange County, from Neiman’s to Ann Taylor. Then creating a fashion layout representing my finds.

I cannot wipe the smile off my face.

Thanks for letting me share this with you friends, if you have an ideas/finds share away in the comments. I would love love love to hear about them.

Back to the drawing boards with jumpy claps and a dash of Rock and Roll,


(leaning towards Team Adam)


  1. Marybeth says

    Congrats Kathleen, Happy you are living out your dreams!!

    • Kathleen says

      Marybeth, so sweet of you. Would you now believe me that I have not had the chance to make a proper ‘Buffy’ protein shake? I have been living and breathing fashion. It is a top priority tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for sending it! Made me feel special.

  2. So happy for you!

  3. Congrats!! We must go shopping! I need a stylist like you!!!
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    • Kathleen says

      Any time – I WOULD LOVE TO. I can shop and help send your money! My hubbie would be over the moon.

  4. Amazing!!! You are going to kick this job’s booty! Way to go!
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    • Kathleen says

      Thanks Maegan! Your words of encouragement give me warm and fuzzies and ya know every girl needs a heathly dose of those. Right back at ya! xxoo

  5. You RULE, mama! So excited for you.

  6. I’m beyond proud of you Kathleen!!! Why wouldn’t they take a chance on you… You’re brilliant and savvy!!!

    • Kathleen says

      Thanks Ginell, now that I have let the cat out of the bag, I feel like I REALLY need to bring the A-game. So much Fun.

  7. Congrats on the new gig – shopping, fashion, designers – oh, the torture 😉

    Last night was awesome! I love your analogy of Suz having the ability to turn all 4 chairs on The Voice – she totally would.

    p.s. I’m on Team Blake
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    • Kathleen says

      Team Blake…. hhmmm. He is rather gentle with his team. I like that. Darn-it, I can be swayed so easily. But not when it come to my opinion of Suz being a ROCKSTAR. -xxoo Michelle

  8. You go MAMA! A big congrats on your dream gig – dreams really do come true. (-:

    • Kathleen says

      Thanks Michelle, wish you were there last night! By the way are you Team Adam or Team Shelton. Inquiring minds would like to know?

  9. So proud! Anyone who has ever met you would know in a split second that you are the DREAM person to handle a LIfestyle Fashion Section. Way To Go Kathleen!!!!!

  10. Team Adam all the way!

  11. Team Blake and Team Kathleen ALL THE WAY.

  12. Fashion = Kathleen. They nailed it. Lucky to have you. Will you come check out my wardrobe closet when you have a chance?

  13. Congratulations Kathleen! I love your first layout! They are lucky to have you.

  14. Movin on up to the Eastside.
    It sure is exciting watching you grow this enterprise of yours. The sky is the limit. Antonello’s rocks.

  15. Congrats! So happy for you!
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  16. SQUEEEEEE!!!! Holy Bananas! This is FANTASTIC Kathleen. A big huge congratulations to you! I am so very thrilled for you. But not at all surprising. You are absolutely perfect for this gig. Perfect. I look forward to following your column each month.

    p.s. I adore Blake, but I am Team Adam all the way!!
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  17. Kimberly Porrazzo says

    Love this. Congrats on your column. It looks terrific. So nice to see you at the event.

  18. SWEEETTTT! Can I add you as editor to the Fashion spread in KKGT newsletter !?? Jumping up and down for you right now.

  19. Kristen Hinman says

    Congrats on the column Kathleen! It does sound like a dream job!! :)!!

  20. Jenna Satariano says

    Congratulations Kathleen from all of us at Frank Groff Inc!!!

    Great 1st spread! The little black bathing suit with the retro trim by Betsy Johnson. Great Picks! We love OC Metro & will look forward to seeing your picks each month!

    Glad that you enjoyed dinner at Antonello. The Antonello crew was thrilled to host such bright & talented OC Women! 🙂


  21. Congrats! Sounds like an awesome job and I’m excited to check it out. Bummed that’s some of my favorite bloggers were at my husband’s restaurant and I had no idea, though. 🙂


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