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Moll Anderson

About Moll Anderson

Moll Anderson is an accomplished interior designer and lifestyle expert who infused the interior design world with a fresh new way of thinking with her first book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life®. She is known for her sensory-scaped approach to design featured in her newest book The Seductive Home™. Anderson, an Emmy-winning entertainment reporter, has served as guest and designer on national television shows and has been featured in popular women’s magazines. Get to know Moll Anderson at Magazines.com.

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Moll Anderson Heats Up the Air Waves With Hot, Hot, Hot Fall Fashion Advice

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This Saturday’s The Moll Anderson Show will have you feeling fevered with fashion after all the hot tips that are dished out! I talk with my favorite fashion guru, style makeover king Lawrence Zarian, as seen on Entertainment Tonight and Live with Kelly!

Lawrence will give pointers about the upcoming trends, dos and don’ts, and even drop a few Hollywood names along the way. We even share a common style love—my “wear the room” philosophy.

Tune in as we reminisce and share about our friendship, fashion and Hollywood. I also catch up with go-to gossip girl Tara Hitchcock. Tara and I discuss all the latest with celebs’ breakups.

It’s just about that time in the fashion world, where we begin to wrap up the summer dresses and cover up with warmer looks. Back this fall is the Pantone color of the year, Tangerine Tango, and (happily) it shows no signs of leaving the fashion scene. So your spring investment in this bright shade will add a burst of fun to any outfit this fall season!

Being the fashion lover that I am, I was glad to know I was on the right track when Lawrence announced that the new hot hue this fall will be rich tones of wine, such as cabernet and bordeaux. I’ve already purchased a couple of new items for the season—such as Lanvin’s bordeaux sweater cape which can be dressed up for a fancier affair or down for a casual romantic dinner for two.

I am also in love with my new Christian Louboutin suede wedges in deep rouge. They will pair perfectly with any neutral color—grey, navy, black or even brown! It’s easy to find a wealth of inspiration for fall choices just by flipping through the fabulous pages of style magazines.

Use these brimming pages as a guide through the season, sparking new creativity and reinventing vintage ideas. I’ll give you my latest hot picks in magazines this Saturday so turn that satellite radio to XM 168 to listen in on all the seductive happenings!

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Moll Anderson Talks ‘Real Housewives’ Style and Fall TV on Next Show

Gretchen's single "Unbreakable" is available on iTunes now.

As we get closer and closer to fall, I can’t wait to see my favorite TV shows come back and also check out some of the new ones debuting. On the upcoming Moll Anderson Show, I’ll have Gretchen Rossi from the Real Housewives of Orange County on the hotline.

Sexy style is an art and women are flocking to her accessories from makeup to handbags! She’s got an amazing and inspiring story to share, and I’m excited about how real she has become on the show by sharing the changes she has made in her life.

Her Gretchen Christine Collection is fabulous and you’ll want to hear all about her line. She’s also got a new song, “Unbreakable,” out now which you can listen to over at MollAnderson.com.

Rossi is all over the Hollywood scene! My go-to gossip girl, Tara Hitchcock, also joins me on the air dishing all the latest in star buzz. We’ll discuss which shows are getting some attention, which celebs to keep our eyes on and even reveal what I’m looking forward to on fall TV!

US Weekly's annual Hot Bodies issue is out on newsstands, and just who found themselves the recipient of such title but three of our Housewives friends!

Although I do indulge in a little reality TV every once in a while, sometimes the channel just needs to be changed! The catty behavior and unkind words spoken can just be too much for me to handle. I believe it’s a necessity in this world to treat everyone with the same respect that we expect to receive ourselves.

In this day and age, it’s an essential quality in the women of the world to support one another. As women, we can easily understand the everyday woes that we each endure; mothers, sisters, wives, working women, girlfriends—we do it all! The last thing our lives need is unnecessary conflict; I say let’s stand together and nurture a supportive nature.

During one of the Real Housewives shows, Gretchen makes amends with Tamera and I am so impressed with the act of forgiveness. It just goes to show that we should never sweat the small stuff! Life is way too short to let trivial problems get in the way of our otherwise great lives. My advice to anyone is to just let go, if not for anyone else at least for the sake of your own happiness.

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Moll Anderson’s Healthy Fitness Advice Inspired by Summer Olympic Athletes

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London have officially begun, and there is no better time to find motivation to get in shape! Watching these über fit athletes put me in a healthy mood and I’m excited to say that getting fit can be fun. Don’t let negative feelings hinder your soon-to-be sexy bod. There’s no reason not to take control of your health and life.

It is important to take proper precautions when it comes to your general health. Regular doctor checkups are extremely important! After all you can’t really get into shape if you don’t know exactly what your physical health is.

Our state of mind has a lot to do with our physical health, so ignoring ongoing issues will soon take a toll on your happiness. Don’t fear the doctors; they can really help alleviate any stress you may be feeling about your health.

Living well and living your best life right now are best achieved when you have some serious motivation—there are tons of great fitness magazines out there that will help you find this spark!

Kyle Clarke, to be seen on the September/October cover of Reps magazine, gave us a little sneak preview of what to expect in his feature. Clarke is the face of MRI Performance and has not only a rock solid body, but also a rock solid plan to help you live your best life.

Olympic athlete Samantha Clayton also knows a little something about keeping fit! After gaining 72 lbs while pregnant with triplets, Clayton got her body back to peak fitness and is now the lead fitness instructor for the Herbalife DVD set.

We all know that some people will revert to using basically ANY tactic to becoming skinny, but we also know that a lot of times these aren’t the smartest of decisions. From ingesting tapeworms to smoking cigarettes to decrease appetite, supermodels have been known to do it all.

Kelly Killorean Bensimon, model, Real Housewife and author of I Can Make You Hot, shares all kinds of hot tips including all the absurd methods supermodels use to get rail thin. Listen now to what she had to dish with a no-holds-barred attitude on The Moll Anderson Show!

Kelly and I did share a common diet strategy—indulge in your favorite food in moderation one day a week; we call this day our fun day! Eating a balanced diet the rest of the week is essential to a healthy life—it will allow you to have more energy and will even stabilize your mood. My favorite lunchtime or dinner meal is a special diet salad; I call it Moll’s Medley.

Moll’s Medley Salad

• Handful of kale
• Goat cheese
• Avocado
• Ocean Spray® Craisins
• Olive oil
• ½ lemon
• Balsamic vinegar
• Roasted chicken, optional

Mix all your ingredients, and if you’re like me, add a little seductive spice to get your metabolism up! This salad is full of good essential fats and is an easy on-the-go meal.

Remember to tune into The Moll Anderson Show every week to get great lifestyle tips. Visit the show tab at MollAnderson.com to listen to the show and get fabulous tips for your best self!

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Moll Anderson’s Advice for Turning Up the Heat on Romance This Summer

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Summer not only provides many opportunities for romance, but the heat can also cause our relationships to ignite!

This week I want to help you with both! In order to maintain a seductive lifestyle, it’s essential to fill your heart and head with love. Love for yourself and your partner. I’m going to share some ways to keep the love alive and your dating world exciting!

Last Saturday on my weekly radio show, The Moll Anderson Show, I chatted with Chad David about how to make good relationships GREAT. Your relationship should be at its very hottest for the heat of these summer days. To learn more on how to heat up your relationship, listen to Chad’s top tips on MollAnderson.com.

I always say that it’s important to date each other often! Whether you’ve been together for a few months, a few years, or a couple of decades—it’s still a sweet gesture to stop all else and just spend time together.

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According to one of my Magazines.com hot picks this week, Redbook, there are a ton of date ideas that are inexpensive but can still work the dating magic and shut out the noise of hectic schedules.

Here are a few of my own ideas to help you enjoy some summer fun together.

  • Get your adrenaline pumping: Go zip lining, rock climbing, maybe even start a dance class together—these adventurous activities will actually up your adrenaline, which ups your attraction level to your partner as well!
  • Food festival frolicking: Head out to a local food festival or farmers’ market for a yummy time with your partner. These events pop up all over big and small cities, so check your local city website for schedules.
  • Get creative: I love the idea of actually making something on a date! Take a cooking class, head to a BYOB paint class, or make pottery and swap it as gifts at the end of the evening. There are more and more of these venues opening, and the prices are affordable.

Make a pact with your partner that you’ll close out the summer in the best way possible—together!

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Moll Anderson’s Tips for a Seductive Summer Bride

In my opinion, the romance of a lifetime deserves the wedding of your life. That doesn’t mean you have to break your (or your parents’) bank to make that happen, this day is a celebration of commitment and it should reflect you and your partner. Brides commonly get a bit carried away when planning their big day, so I’m going to provide a couple of suggestions to help you discover your dream wedding!

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As women, we all know that you just can’t have the perfect wedding without the perfect wedding dress. The seductive bride exudes sensuality, confidence and romance as she walks down the aisle toward the man of her dreams, the man she will cherish and love forever. Here are a few tips to finding your fantasy wedding dress!

  • Before commencing the wedding dress shopping, you need to set the time of year, time of day, and place of the wedding and reception. If not, you may choose a dress that is too casual, too big or too fancy for your venue.
  • Be sure to have price in mind that you feel comfortable paying—it would be tragic to fall in love with a gown that is out of your price range and trust me it happens!
  • White isn’t just white! There are many, many ranges of white gowns, so try on a few different colors to find the one that best complements your skin tone.
  • It’s important to trust your instincts when trying dresses, so don’t bring along a group of people that will bog you down with their opinions. There is only one opinion that truly counts—yours. Bring one trusted person.
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    Keep an open mind when looking at the various shapes of dresses: ball gown, empire waist, A-line, slip, sheath, mermaid—they all have very different silhouettes and it’s best to not judge a certain shape until you’ve taken it off the hanger and tried it on. Go with the one that makes you feel fabulous and sexy!

  • During the fitting process, your seamstress will be your new best friend. Communicate with her and let her know all the little problems you see so that on your big day, you feel your most comfortable and confident.

If you are like most women out there, you’ve probably given great thought and consideration to what you want that ring in your man’s box to look like once he gets down on his knee. Brides magazine gives us some fantastic tips on taking care of your engagement ring.

  • Keeping your left hand bling sparkling is easy to do with the proper cautious care. Bringing in your ring to a jeweler to be steamed cleaned is the best way to keep your gems looking good.
  • Take off your ring at home when using bleach and other harsh chemicals. These substances can dull and harm the finish of your ring.
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    Opt for the insurance and appraisal. The value of that precious ring is likely to rise over time, so in the unfortunate case that it is lost or stolen—you’ll be able to get the correct amount of money for replacement.

There are a lot of steps in planning a summer wedding so it would be helpful to create a bridal checklist! There are great magazines available that publish monthly and will aid in creating these checklists. Social sites such as Pinterest also serve as an inspiration and idea board to keep all your sites bookmarked and images cataloged.

You can create these boards privately or publicly, and maybe even make separate ones for all the separate categories—romantic flowers, sensual wedding dresses, entertaining ideas—the list goes on! But always remember the most important aspect of the wedding isn’t any of these things—it’s the marriage.

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Moll Anderson’s Advice on Spicing Up Staycations and Fabulous Getaways

Beautiful coral and natural sea sponges filled with soaps instantly give your bathtub a seaside spa vibe and create the perfect place to relax and re-energize.

In case you haven’t noticed the sweltering heat outside, it’s time for vacation! You deserve to wind down and relax from the chaos you may have in your life. Sometimes, it may seem like you just can’t get away from your work desk—a lot of Americans tend to skip using their vacation days!

But it’s so important to give your mind time to relax and de-stress. Whether you are going to get away or maybe even choose a staycation—taking the time out for yourself is a fabulous way re-energize your life.

Don’t think of your staycation as limiting; think of it as a new way to look at your surroundings. For me personally, packing is one of the most difficult things to do because I love to have my options! So the thought of just staying put where all my belongings already are seems like a dream.

Often times, we don’t play tourist in our own backyards. Get on your local city website and find the hidden treasures that are right under your nose! These sites usually will post event calendars as well, so you’ll be able to find all the local concerts, festivals, and farmer’s markets that you may not normally have to time to attend.

Go ahead and plan out an agenda for the week so that you don’t end up sitting at home and not accomplishing any of the exciting things that are available to you. Schedule one day where you decide to create your very own inspiration destination. Think of your most desired place to visit or a favorite of yours and your partner’s and recreate that place right in your own home! How convenient is that? Beach getaway—serve your favorite seafood, a nautical inspired tablescape, and the perfect seductive summer playlist! Voila, your staycation couldn’t have been better!

If you are choosing a destination getaway, here are some ideas to make sure you live your week off to the fullest! Often times, vacationers fall in love with one spot that they travel back to each summer so, if that’s the case for you and your family—I suggest trying something you’ve never done before. Engaging in a new activity will leave you feeling like you’ve really accomplished something. Scuba diving? Why not? Think of this as the unforgettable moment of each trip.

You’ll also need to be sure and prioritize your time accordingly. Break up your day into blocked segments—you time, couple time, and if you have a family—family time. Taking time apart will allow you to reunite in the evening and share what everyone’s day has been about.

If you aren’t sure where you might want to travel to this summer, here are a few of the top spots the celebs have been hitting. Hitting up elite beach scenes may seem right up your alley for making the most of your days off. While Jennifer Aniston likes to visit Cabo san Lucas, you may be able to spot George Clooney in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Often times, celebrities will stay on private islands so that they can easily evade the paparazzi while trying to relax! Whether you choose to stay home or jet set to your favorite destination spot—you’ll be sure to have a fabulous time with my simple vacation tips!

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