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Our first guest is Lisa S. Roberts, Design is for everyone, including our furry friends. Lisa S. Roberts has hit the mark in showcasing design with good-humored fun that will delight both pet lovers and design enthusiasts. Designer and author.

Lisa S. Roberts’ new book MR. WAFFLES LOVES DESIGN (September 16, 2019; Published by Canoe Tree Press an imprint of DartFrog Books; Hardcover, $24.95; ISBN 978-0-578-46483-1; 96 pages) is whimsical, beautiful and informative. Lisa began snapping pictures of her shelter cat, Mr. Waffles, when he started jumping, scratching, rubbing, hiding and sleeping on the contemporary design collection that she owns.

The stark contrast of Mr. Waffles black coat offsets the bright colorful designs by celebrated designers. Each design is accompanied by an informative brief description—and a funny observation or comment by Mr. Waffles.  This feline doesn’t just see a chair; he sees a potential scratching post, lap or jungle gym. His curiosity amuses throughout as he tips over trashcans, sniffs toilet brushes, poses in chairs, plays chess, and sits on top a circular bookshelf.

Lisa a designer herself, is known for distinctively graphic, brightly colored products like dinnerware, bar ware, watches, clocks, stationary, greeting cards, gift wrap, paper tableware, posters, tee shirts, baseball hats, scarves and ties that sell at many retailers and museum stores. She has written two previous books, Antiques of the Future and DesignPop. Additionally she was featured on a TV series that sold internationally called “My Design Life.” Find her online at mydesignlife.com  and follow Mr. Waffles Instagram at @mrwaffleslovesdesign.


Chef George Duran is our second guest today! You know this time of year it seems like your house is a revolving door.  End of year festivities can sometimes catch us off guard with friends or family dropping by or with uninvited guests who show up at your New Year’s Eve party.   No worries! Chef Duran will show you what you will want to have on hand for quick and easy appetizers that will keep your guests at bay while you whip up a meal with only one or two pots and pans.  He’ll even show you some quick tips for the grill.  He will make sure you’re always the host or hostess with the mostess!

George Duran: Chef Duran is the author of Take This Dish and Twist It,  known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street and most recently host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. He’s appeared as guests on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Wendy William Show, the Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show and many others.  https://gma.yahoo.com/video/super-bowl-cooking-super-chefs-130246219.html

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