Dear 2012…

So much to wish and hope for in the new year…but I guess the most immediate would be to make sure “Tonight’s
gonna be a good night”! (Truly Julie with Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo on the left) And to lead a more purposeful life such as Jane Goodall…who’s devoted her whole life to preserving our wildlife. Oh…and since I am a giggle maniac…I’d love to embrace more humor a la Kathy Griffin or Chris Rock. I’d also like to be more bold and fearless e.g., Ricky Gervais. And on the career front…I’d love to mix it up all the while never mince a word i.e., Ryan Seacrest.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in 2012…I’d also like to embody William W. Purkey’s quote: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”…case in point…the Glee cast!

 

 

 

Work ethics wise…I aim to not settle for complacency…such as Steve Carell. He walked away from his hit show “The Office”…because he felt unchallenged and wanted to grow. That’s inspiring. Oh…and I hope to be as hard working as Joan Rivers…who at age 78 could still kick my butt. Also in 2012…I hope to continue crossing paths with those who are the best in their niche i.e., Simon Cowell & LA Reid…and who knows…maybe their “X factor” will rub on me:)

Health wise…my wish is to be as strong, supple…and..auh…sexually vigorous…as sex therapist Dr. Ruth! Also in the new year…I hope to be as innovative as James Cameron and fashion icon Patricia Field. These folks always think outside the box. And I also aspire to be an urban super woman…a la my sister Grace Sun and Rosanna Scotto. From designing to blogging to mothering…Grace is always 10 steps ahead. Rosanna is the unofficial mayor of NYC all the while getting up at 4AM everyday to co-host Good Day New York…she is the ultimate mother hen at Fox 5…and to her nuclear family at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll also continue to refine my dorkiness …because like Zooey Deschanel…it’s cool to embrace your inner nerd. And I figure what makes me different and quirky…will be the unique factor that takes my game to the next explosive level…maybe like Paula Patton! From starring in “Precious” to “Mission Impossible” to being married to Robin Thicke…she’s on it! Life is about finding “Your Song”…and I hope mine becomes a hit like one of Elton John’s master pieces:) Hmm…what else…maybe in the new year…I’ll cook more…e.g., Guy Fieri. OK…now that’s just crazy talk…so I better end on a strong note. My goal for 2012 and beyond is to have the kind of lasting love found by my parents 40 plus years ago and raise a healthy family! Happy New Year!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hairy Situation? Truly Julie Has Got You Covered…or Uncovered

I’m a champion for grooming. BUT. I hate the grueling time it takes to run all over town to get our waxing, threading, extensions (lashes), etc. That’s why when Strip:the Ministry of Waxing & Browhaus opened up in Nolita…I was besides myself.
One half of the joint (Strip) is dedicated to getting rid of hair including the chocolate waxing and the relatively painless IPL (laser treatment that uses pulses of light so it’s more gentle yet effective). The other half (Browhaus) is all about replacing, enhancing hair such as your lashes or brows. I’ve sent many people to get the Brow Resurrection…which is a soy-ink temporary tattoo that fixes overplucked, “betty boop” brows. 

And just this week…they launched the Brazilian Facial. Um…er…auh…it’s a facial for “down there”. Yup…treatments that smooth out the texture…clarify pores…all that good stuff for your most private area. I have not tried it out…but you gotta give it to Ramon Padilla, the director of the store, for thinking outside the…ah ham…”box”! They also introduced mink lash extensions. Yup..it’s real mink, but don’t worry…it was combed off the animal, not skinned. When I first discovered Strip and Browhaus…I just had to share the one-stop-grooming-shop with our Fox 5 viewers. Click on the below picture for your inside tour.


Good Day to Good Night: My Move to 10PM News & Yes, More Sleep!

After 3 years of fun, laughter…and lots of silent screams when the alarm blasts anywhere between 3-5AM…I’m saying good bye to Good Day New York and hello to our 10PM newscast. I will miss the Good Day gang, not to mention YOU! I’ve reveled in the warmth, love and support of your viewership…for that I will always be grateful. I’ll still visit Good Day every now and then, so don’t think you’re free from my sea otter/dolphin laugh! In the meantime…I hope you’ll join me in primetime (WNYW, FOX 5, 10-11PM)!

On the Good Day couch with Greg Kelly, Pia Toscano (one of our favorite Idol guests) & Rosanna Scotto. Greg never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge of anything and everything. And Rosanna…she’s the mentor I’ve always prayed for. I feel like a better person just for knowing her.

Truly Julie with Ines Rosales, Jay Sean (singer), Kevin Rudolf (singer) and Mike Woods. It’s almost hard to believe Ines and Mike are real people because they are insanely sweet and thoughtful (e.g., they got me Magnolia cupcakes for my farewell today!). They are the first ones to walk in the Good Day doors (3AMish!)…and the last ones standing with an ear-to-ear smile. Their positive energy is infectious…I wish I could bottle it up.

But my stay at Good Day New York was the most enjoyable because of you. Do you know how gratifying it is to get a feedback tweet or Facebook message at 6:50AM? Never mind if it’s negative or positive…I was just so happy that you were up and watching…and cared enough to write at that vampire hour! I know you have a lot of options on what to watch on TV…so to think that you chose me and the Good Day gang is pretty special. And to all of you who took the time to write your well wishes about my move…thank you from the bottom of my heart. I apologize if your note didn’t make this blog post, but please know that I did read every single one of them…and do appreciate them ALL. I hope you’ll continue to holla at cha girl via twitter or facebook at nights, too!

Truly Julie Hosts Half Hour Post-Emmy Special!

The big Emmy winners…who got snubbed…who killed it with their style…I’ll be breaking down all the Emmy highlights tonight on Fox 5 New York, 11:30–midnight. I’ll have some A-listers on the show talking about what they’re addicted to on the tube. Hate to name drop…but you may see Paula Abdul, Zooey Deschanel, the host of the Emmy Awards herself, Jane Lynch etc. And you’ll never guess what Simon Cowell is watching on the small screen. I’ll be all dolled up so I hope you’ll tune in!