Hey, hey, good lookin’,
Whatcha got cookin’?
How’s about cookin’ somethin’ up with me?

I have a confession to make. My other obsession . . . besides music . . . is food. I own more kitchen gadgets than anyone needs, have six types of flour on hand at any given moment, and I have logged more time watching the Food Network than I care to admit. I take every opportunity to meet my TV chef idols (Anne Burrell, Alton Brown, Michael Simon . . . and more) waiting with great anticipation for the Food & Wine show to come to New York each autumn.

So I was squealing with delight when I met Aarti Sequeira last year at an outdoor food expo in Lower Manhattan. Aarti won Season 6 of the Next Food Network Star and hosted Aarti Party. I just had to get a copy of her new cookbook. And I had to get a picture. She’s as warm and fun in person as she is on television.

Here we are . . .


Do you see what I see?

Hard to believe after watching so many episodes that I never noticed before. I always noticed the flower, but never caught on that she was full busted. Aarti accessorizes with a big, bold flower in her hair, drawing your eye up to her bright eyes and sparkling smile.  However, I really like how her fashion style works with her curves.  The bright colors and neck lines are flattering and, with the flower, draw your eye up to her face.


I adore this picture, because she is relaxed and laughing, and I store my sunglasses the same way!

Some music trivia…

Hey Good Lookin’ is one of the first three songs I taught myself to play as a very young child.  The others were a gospel song and a beer drinking song, which made for quite an eclectic mix at the Kindergarten talent show where I performed these songs.  More recently, I learned that Hank Williams wrote HGL while on a plane with Minnie Pearl — another celeb who was famous for a certain accessory.