“We all have funny nicknames on the culinary team at the show. Mine is the Accessorizer; there’s not an accessory that’s too big or too blingy for my taste. It must be the Italian in me. I especially love a big necklace—these beaded Mignonne Gavigan pieces (from $250) are a scarf and a necklace in one.”
In and Out
“Once May hits, my brain is already upstate. I’m all about getting the house ready for summer entertaining and gardening. I love the Monteverdi Bar Cabinet and Sideboard (rachaelrayhome.com for retailers) from my Rachael Ray Home furniture line. They help bring the outside in, and they serve multiple purposes—the sideboard can also be used as a potting table.”
“I freaking love the posters from Swissted (from $50 per poster). Graphic designer Mike Joyce takes vintage rock-concert posters and reimagines them. They’re gorgeous, and the book is amazing. I have a framed David Bowie concert print. It’s one of my favorites.”
“My stylist Patty Mocarski got me hooked on this hair product line called R + Co. It has cool packaging and product names. For my blow-outs, she’s been using the Trophy Shine & Texture Spray ($30) for messy rocker waves and the Grid Structural Hold Setting Spray ($29) for volume. I took them home with me!”
The Last Straw
“I’m a wino and my sister Maria is a Champagne-o, and the idea behind these paper Bottoms Up! Champagne Bottle Straws ($9 for a pack of 12) is that a bottle becomes a single serving—which cracks me up! So I squealed when someone first gave me these, and I immediately regifted them to Maria. Since then, I’ve given them as gifts a million times."