Photo Credit: The Moms

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event host by The Moms at The Hudson Bond in Midtown Manhattan.  One of my favorite media personalities, Wendy Williams was in attendance to discuss her new romance novel “Hold Me in Contempt.”

Since I am into everything beauty, I just have to get this in before I get into what Wendy’s steamy new romance novel is about, can I just tell you how great Wendy Williams looks in person?  I must admit I was amazed at how well her skin looks; it’s smooth, clear and relatively wrinkle-free.  Wendy is known for being moisturizer crazy, but, she also stated she uses a lot of serums. And her body! My goodness! She will soon be 50, and you can’t even tell.    Her makeup looked great, too!

Photo Credit: The Moms

“Hold Me in Contempt” is a steamy romance novel with lots of drama, hovering around lawyer Kimberly Kind, and her love for a bad boy.  “Hold Me in Contempt” piques my interest because it takes place in New York City, and Kimberly’s love interest lives in The Watch Tower buildings in Brooklyn, which brings back some nostalgic memories. If you’re into romance novels, with some, as Wendy put it, “..back-breaking sex scenes…” I’d suggest you add it to your summer reading list.  Guess what? Wendy stated she is thinking about making this novel into a movie! I can’t wait!

During the event we were able to sip on signature cocktails created by the bartenders at The Hudson Bond. Out of the two signature cocktails Sparkling Style (Prosecco, elderflower, and cranberry juice), was my favorite.  Burlington Blush (Russian Standard, Aperol & fresh grapefruit) was a little bit too strong for my tastes.

Aside from meeting Wendy Williams, an added bonus was the Burlington Coat Factory Gift Card we were provided with to shop at Burlington to Event attendees were provided with gift cards to shop Burlington Coat Factory in order to get red carpet ready.  I can’t wait to show you the spring outfit I picked up. In addition, we all received signed copies of “Hold Me in Contempt,” too.  It looks like I’m going to hit my 30-Before-30 reading goal sooner than I think.

Photo from my iPhone

Highlights from the event included some advice from Wendy

  • Wendy on self-help novels and receiving advice from people – “No one can give you advice unless they know your lifestyle.”
  • Wendy on sex addicts – “Why can’t they go in the other room and watch porn with lotion?”
  • Wendy’s advice on writing your own novel – “Have a writing partner.”
Hold Me in Contempt Cover Chosen by Wendy’s Facebook Fans

Overall, this was a great event that The MOMS and Burlington Coat Factory put together.  Thank you for inviting me.

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and are honest. I was provided a gift card to shop prior to attending the event. 

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.

  • Betzy Carmona

    This event looks like so much fun !

  • Am I the only one that has noticed Burlington Coat Factory really doesn’t sell Coats anymore?

  • OMG I Love Wendy! So jealous! She talked a little about the event on her show and her After Show. Her book sounds good… =)

  • Thats so cool that you got to do that…

  • looks like a very fun event!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I am sure you had a blast, looks like a real fun event!

  • Wendy is beyond beautiful. How neat that you got to go to this event!

  • Wendy looks amazing. I wish I looked that good at 40, much less 50.

    • She looks great. She did also say she does botox here and there.

  • Love Wendy, she’s such a firecracker!

  • i have been watching her show since I have been at home during the day!

  • Ange

    Love me some Wendy Williams!!

    • Me too, especially since her radio days.

  • Justina

    This looks like so much fun! It’s been a couple years since I’ve been to an event!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    How fun!!

  • Looks like it was a fun event 🙂

  • Sounds like a very fun event! 🙂

  • That sounds so fun! I wish events like this would happen in the Pittsburgh area.

  • What a fun event. Wendy is just gorgeous, with a fun personality to match!

  • Looks like fun! Is Wendy nice in person? Like down-to-earth? Seems like she would be.

    • Wendy is nice. You’re assumption was correct

  • How FUN!!!!!

  • Sounds like a fun event!

  • Noelle

    This looks like such a fun event!

  • Cool event! Wendy is so hilarious, would love to meet her one day!

  • What a cool event – I can’t believe Wendy is nearly 50.

  • sounds like an awesome event!

  • This looks so fun! I love events like these!

  • Kelly R

    That looks like a fun event!

  • I want Wendy’s skin!

  • That looks like a fun event. 🙂

  • BeautyJudy

    So very cool!!! Looks like a blast!

  • Norah Salazar

    Sounds super fun. I like Wendy Williams.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    What a fun event! One of the many great things I miss since I no longer live in NYC. Glad I got to read about it!

    • I’m soon going to move out of NYC, and I’m afraid of that happening… not being able to attend events. They’re great for networking.

  • Looks like it was a fun event!

  • Alicia @MommyDelicious

    It was a pretty fun event, right?! Not to mention that cocktails + fashion + Wendy Williams on a Wednesday evening = #daymade

    • It was. Wendy and The Moms were a hilarious trio