Thursday, September 17, 2020


 By Laura Medina

CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation digital patient community for people with all forms of arthritis, presented the Spring/Summer 2021 Tumbler and Tipsy® by Michael Kuluva collection during New York Fashion Week. As a designer with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and CreakyJoints member, Michael advocates for social distancing and following local guidelines to stay safe and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, “The Newest Normal” collection event –  filmed in Canada where Michael is residing during the pandemic -- was presented virtually and premiered on YouTube on September 16, 2020 at 8pm ET. Immediately preceding the premiere, Michael participated in a live #CreakyChats on Twitter to discuss the inspiration behind his collection.


As the Spring/Summer 2021 Tumbler and Tipsy® virtual show started, viewers met with arthritis advocate Emily Sirotich, whose sleep is disturbed by pain and is seeking support from the CreakyJoints website. It wasn’t long before she crossed paths with Michael and gets magically transported to the collection presentation. Once there and in partnership with Cherrytree Records, her journey was punctuated by music from global music superstars including Lady Gaga, Sting, Shaggy and more. 


“I’m thrilled to bring my COVID-conscious collection to a global audience because being physically distant does not preclude joint celebrations,” said Michael Kuluva, designer of Tumbler and Tipsy. “My new collection was inspired by my desire to inject light, color, and happiness into our world, which may feel smaller as we hunker down to protect each other during the pandemic. When I get dressed in something that looks amazing and feels great, it sets the tone for the rest of my day. I hope my collection inspires self-care.”


"My involvement in the Tumbler and Tipsy Fashion Show highlights the importance of bringing lived experiences into the spotlight.  Arthritis advocacy can take many forms, and it is inspiring to see Michael Kuluva showcase the experience of arthritis patients on the world-stage," said Emily Sirotich, a PhD student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and a member of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, CreakyJoints, and the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance.


The Newest Normal

Michael continues to innovate, filling The Newest Normal with comfortable clothing that is great for lounging around in, but stands out from the crowd with high volume colors and glam touches that will make the wearer feel confident. Always inclusive, Michael’s clothing is easy to put on and many of the collection pieces will have hand-painted, glow-in the-dark details thoughtfully placed to emphasize where people living with arthritis experience pain – on the inside and out.


“The pandemic has upended everyone’s lives, particularly those who are at increased risk because of underlying conditions or living with a chronic disease, like I do. When I need support, I’m glad I can count on CreakyJoints to be there for me. CreakyJoints parent organization, the Global Healthy Living Foundation, jumped into action and launched a Covid19 patient leadership council and support program, available at Additionally, I can find community day or night on their social media channels, log my symptoms into the ArthritisPower mobile app and participate in their monthly #CreakyChats,” added Mr. Kuluva. 


Event Details

The Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva virtual show premiered at 8:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020 on YouTube:



CreakyJoints co-founders Seth Ginsberg and Louis Tharp said, “Every year, we’re surprised and inspired by Michael’s Tumbler and Tipsy collection, which is always inclusive without sacrificing fun or style. We congratulate him on his premiere and look forward to continuing our relationship with him because he sets an important example of how to live and live well with rheumatoid arthritis.” 


About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints throughout the body, but typically the small joints of the hands and feet. RA can strike at any age and, if left untreated, can cause joint damage and even permanent joint destruction or harm to the body’s organs. RA is an autoimmune disease that is treated typically by a specialist called a rheumatologist.  Read more about managing RA in "Raising the Voice of Patients: A Patient's Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis," available for free download at


About Tumbler and Tipsy

Anchored by the creative mind and brilliant talents of professional figure skater turned fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, Tumbler and Tipsy is not only reworking, redefining and revamping the world of fashion but is taking it over with his sexy yet stylish brand.  Tumbler and Tipsy is produced in Los Angeles, CA with colorful collections that are distinctive but never repetitive, chic and classy while being comfortable and versatile.  Tumbler and Tipsy is not just a line of clothing, it’s a collection of art, it’s an embodiment of chic fashion in the modern world, and it’s a representation of a lifestyle: fun, bold, luxurious and daring.


About CreakyJoints®

CreakyJoints is a digital community for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research. We represent patients in English and Spanish through our popular social media channels, our websites www.CreakyJoints.org, and the 50-State Network, which includes more than 1,500 trained volunteer patient, caregiver and healthcare activists. 


As part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, CreakyJoints also has a patient-reported outcomes registry called ArthritisPower® ( with more than 28,000 consented arthritis patients who track their disease while volunteering to participate in longitudinal and observational research. CreakyJoints also publishes the popular “Raising the Voice of Patients” series, which are downloadable patient-centered educational and navigational tools for managing chronic illness. It also hosts PainSpot(, a digital risk assessment tool for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit


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Monday, September 14, 2020

Carrie Ann Inaba Wears WONA CONCEPT for DWTS Season 29 Premiere

 By Laura Medina

Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2020) Carrie Ann Inaba, TV host & personality for DWTS, wore a two-piece gown (style 19106) by WONÁ Concept for the Premiere Episode 1 of Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC on Monday, September 14th.  Carrie Ann also posted BTS videos of herself wearing WONÁ Concept on Instagram and Instagram Stories on September 14, 2020. 

WHOCarrie Ann Inaba  //

WORE: Evening Gown by WONÁ Concept (Style 19106) 

WHERE: Premiere Episode 1, Dancing with the Stars, on ABC,

WHEN: Monday, September 14, 2020 

Tamara Mellon Mobile Truck Hits the Road

 By Laura Medina

Tamara Mellon comes to you on their tour.

The TM Mobile Store (aka the shoe truck) is pulling up and making stops across the US. We sell our shoes (mostly) online, but sometimes, you want to feel, try, and buy them — IRL. See below to book an appointment to come visit us at our outdoor experience.

The TM Mobile Store is a 24 ft. open-air truck that displays each shoe style in sizes 35-42, allowing you to effortlessly discover and shop your size.  Customers who visit the TM Mobile Store are invited to stop by any time during open hours or book an appointment slot to avoid wait times (social distancing will be followed and PPE provided).

"What's Cooking with Gavin Rossdale", the Rock Star Dad Cook, on Haute TV

 By Laura Medina

Musicians are always a-okay with eating and cooking, especially when being cooked for, since the young ones are always starving.

The more established musicians, such as Bush's Gavin Rossdale, found that cooking is a form of love, when he took over the cooking as soon as Gwen was pregnant then growing their family.  He manned up, took over the kitchen then discovered he always has the passion for cooking.  His spent his childhood tasting culture in Spain and France.

As he cooks his favorite family meals on Haute TV, he discusses how his travels and living influence his cooking.  He grows his own herb garden.

He do eat meat all his life but as a true foodie, he wants to know and is interested in where and how cattle is raised.  Hint, he shops Santa Monica Farmer's Market, rubbing elbows with celebrity chefs.  How's that for a tourist tip.

As an home cook, not culinary school chef-trained, he knows he'll never be perfect but practice makes perfect.  This shows how much he enjoys cooking.  He likes using stuff that you have, already at home, as long as you make it look nice.  He's good at making things, on the fly.  That's the type of guy he is, helping out at home.

He uses Kerrygold Irish Butter.  Everything in moderation.  Roux is butter and flour, yes, Gavin cooks roux.  He doesn't want to muddy up the sauce.

He uses dry white wine, like Chablis. 

Gavin's idea of cheeky bit is using chicken bouillon as demi-glaze.

French Borbouex or reds, Gavin likes heavy tannin in his wines.

He likes caper in brine, since they're cheeky flavor boosts to get all the senses and flavors.

He incorporates mirepoix.

Gavin only makes dessert as a treat, with his kids.  The last time he and sons make dessert was rose ice cream.

Growing up in Britain, he didn't eat a lot of garlic but he fell in love with garlic and butter in Spain.

His sisters are good cooks. His dad is becoming one.

For "manners," he makes the dish look good.

Life is a party.

In the Chicken Cacciatore with Asparagus episode, Gavin spent the first half just making the stock alone, before he insert the raw chicken chunks to be roasted at 350 or 325, roasting in the stock broth.  Just like a chef.

In between cooking, gotta keep a clean kitchen.

On the road, keep a sharp knife and sea salt.  They go a long way.  He does cook in the bus, on the last tour.

He got some chef knife skills, dice then smash onions and garlic.

He makes fresh mayo with yolks but he wants to make one without yolks.

He's trying to cut on down meat and dairy.

He's friend with Dominique Crenn.  He mentioned to her, he's nervous about cooking on this show. She recommends he relaxes about this show.

Even while recording, he always cook like this and this is how he relaxes at home.  Cooking makes the world go around.

He grew up with a Malayan stepmom, when he was sixteen.

For crunch, he likes to top fresh vegetables on cooked dishes.

"Nothing complicated, just makes it look pretty."

Elegant like a cocktail.

While cooking, he chat his latest album, "The Kingdom," about like-minded people, no racism, no sexism, no homophobia, about enjoying living, life.

He's really good at plating.

Sprinkling black sesame seeds on top of pickled cucumbers, for texture and crunch.

He likes watching sushi chefs.

On his latest album, "The Kingdom," he describes it as heavy.  Because Bush tours so much, they only make a record, only every three years.

Regarding CORVID-19, Gavin says as long as we got our health and not sick, we need empathy, kindness, and understanding (no different from Michael Des Barres).  "We have no idea, how much we need each other.  I believe in people.  It now is painfully clear now."

"The Kingdom" is full of life, passion, and emotions. That's his life's work now, the human condition.  We still make records that people want to hear; and they still come to shows.  We have a beautiful time with the audience."  The album is really uplifting.

This is why he likes cooking, for people to connect and have a beautiful time.  "Connect with me.  The symbiosis, that we have.  It's a beautiful job and can't believe I still do it.  I don't know how but I still do it."

Gavin mentions there's a commonality between being a musician and being a chef, showing TLC, tender loving care.

He doesn't when will that happen next, but he misses performing live.  He might do a live-

Gavin really spoils people and his family through cooking.  He said they have no idea while dotting his Chicken Cacciatore with edible flowers.  He likes different flavor, texture, and crunch in one dish, makes it fun.

In this episode, his son, Zuma, was his sous chef cleaning and wiping in-between then dad Gavin said this is his lunch. Lucky kid.  Gavin gets restaurant reviews from his kids.

His cooking show is a new way to reach new audiences while showcasing a new dimension to existing fans.

His greatest luxury is the most important thing, health.

Now's here are some of Gavin's recipes:



Peeled, cut, blanched until fork tender for six minutes, ice bath

Mayonnaise-1 cup
Garlic clove-1 piece. Add Maldon salt & slide across board into a paste
Teaspoon lemon juice
Lemon zest
Mix well

Serve with chilled and dried asparagus.

Cucumber salad 

3 Persian cucumbers, deseeded and fine cut
Add half a cup rice wine vinegar
Refrigerate 1 hour minimum

Serve with black sesame seeds and lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon to finish

Chicken Chasseur 

Whole chicken, organic
4 shallots
Head of garlic, chopped
4 carrots, cooked and cut on bias bite size pieces to al dente, then ice bath

Tomato paste – 1/4 cup
White roux – 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Demi glacé 1 cup

Mushrooms, preferably brown, 1 cup sliced
Cherry tomatoes, 1 cup
Peppers, bite size cut 1 cup
Capers-1/2 cup
Olives-12 total,-eregnola any color
Edible flowers


Break chicken down into portions
Add salt and pepper
Add to hot oil
Sear on all sides until browned
Remove chicken once browned (2 batches to keep heat in pan)
Pour off oil
Lower heat –
Add shallots, peppers
5 mins translucent –
Add tomatoes
Tomato paste 2 tbsp
Roux 1/4 cup
Remi glacé 2 tbsp or chicken bouillon good quality -2 tbsp
Dry white wine -2 cups
Reduce on high heat by 2/3
Add stock, 2 to 3 cups
Heat on stove until hot
Add chicken pieces back
Add fresh herbs mixture 1 cup
Bay leaf
Tarragon is the traditional herb
Add carrots
Place, covered, in oven 325 degrees for one hour.
Take out of oven, check seasoning and adjust accordingly
Add caperberries, replace lid
Sit for 15 mins minimum
Remove skin before plating

Plate in large dish, spooning sauce over chicken
Add fresh edible flowers to taste and caperberries
Serve with short grain sushi rice if possible


Serves 4
1 cup basmati rice rinsed 5 times. Run water through colander till clear.
1 and 3/4 cups fish stock
Pinch of salt
1 tsp olive oil or vegetable oil
Bring to boil; reduce heat to low and cover tightly
Cook 17 minutes
Take off heat
Leave covered 10 minutes
Fluff with fork
Spice paste
-1 shallot, diced fine or half a medium onion
1 tbsp garlic fine dice
2 tsp curry powder medium heat (vary to your taste)
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin or Garam masala instead of the above 3 spices
Heat together in a pan in at least 1 tbsp butter and add a good splash of olive oil
Add cooked rice to paste and 1/4 cup of full whipping cream (optional)
4 eggs
Cold eggs in boiling water 7.5 minutes
Place in ice bath
Peel when cold enough
2 medium salmon filets + salt and pepper
Pan fry in grapeseed oil
Flake fish
Cut eggs into quarters
Add a touch of salt
Place on top of rice
Add chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lemon sumac and lemon wedges to decorate
A few sultanas 
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp red chili flakes

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Killers on Pandora While Dinner with Wendy's on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 9pm ET.

 By Laura Medina

What could be better than watching your favorite band while getting down on a Wendy’s
Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger?

Sure, you can’t hang out in a pub right now, but Wendy’s can bring the pub to you. Seriously just look at this thing!
Order the Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger, Spicy Nuggs, and any other of your Wendy's favs with a $0 Delivery Fee when you order on Uber Eats.*

Summer & 2020 Trend: Megan Thee Stallion

 By Laura Medina

This scribe sensed that Houston's Megan Thee Stallion is gonna be an hot trend, sooner or later.

Last year was prescient for Megan Thee Stallion, it was "Hot Girl Summer, joining Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

In 2019, Megan was one of the stellar panelists, at 2019 BeautyCon, where she said you keep it hot, by having a hot music career while still going to college,

This Texas Southern University Health Administration major is exploding, in constructive and accidental ways this quarantine Summer 2020.

She's recently appointed as ambassador for Savage X Fenty.  Commercially and business-savy, hip-hop artists, such as Megan, releases a song, "Savage" with fellow Houstonian, Beyonce, becoming a more mainstream, PG-rated Summer 2020 hit, accompanying her Savage x Fenty fashion ambassadorship.

After hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a historic remix of "Savage" featuring Beyoncé, that benefitted Houston-based charity Bread Of Life Inc., Houston Hottie Megan Thee Stallion is turning up the heat on Hot Girl Summer with a brand new single, "Girls In The Hood."

Sampling the Eazy-E classic "Boyz-N-The-Hood," "Girls In The Hood" is a street-smart ode to the area Megan grew up in and the pride in being a product of her surroundings. A celebration of the lifestyle and energy of her community, "Girls In The Hood" features all the hallmarks of Megan at her finest; playful lyricism, hard hitting delivery, and a self-confident vibe. Using the track to celebrate her culture and her blackness, Megan has created an anthem reminding girls worldwide that just because you’re from the bottom, it doesn’t mean you can’t come out on top and keep it real the whole way.

"Girls In The Hood" solidifies Megan’s iconic status. "Girls In The Hood" comes halfway through Hot Girl Meg’s best year yet, with her star turn on HBO Max’s show “Legendary,” her next step into fashion as an ambassador for Savage X Fenty, a #1 single under her belt,  an incredible 5 nominations at the 2020 BET Awards, that aired on BET and CBS and an performance on the GMA concert series, that aired on August 21st.

Of course, this Health Administration major got a wham recently with Cardi B. on their collaboration, "WAP," post-feminist, sexually-healthy assertive anthem, telling men and people in what they want and prefer, straight-up.

Since hip-hop artists and rappers are the new rock stars,...well, when you're sizzling hot, you're sizzling hot.  Megan Thee Stallion broke quarantine in those "party mansions" up in the Hollywood Hills then got shot by a fellow rapper,

JoJo sounded off on her support of Megan Thee Stallion following her Torey Lanez allegation.

Women supporting women.

In this clip from an all-new episode of Quibi's Close Up by E! NewsJoJo shared her support for Megan Thee Stallion after the rap star accused Tory Lanez of shooting her. As the "Man" artist explained to co-hosts Will Marfuggi and Courtney Tezeno, she took Lanez off the deluxe version of her album to show support of the "WAP" rapper.

"As soon as the allegations came out, I started talking to my team," JoJo shared. "I can't support this person, I have to distance myself."

Continuing on this point, the 29-year-old singer said she feels it's important to "believe women."

"I've felt that we need to believe women for a long time," she continued. "Why would it behoove her to lie about this?"

 In order to not dance around the topic, JoJo made it clear that she stands by and supports Megan Thee Stallion."What I'm saying is that I believe Megan Thee Stallion," the "Leave (Get Out)" artist concluded. "That was my stance and it just felt like the right thing to do to take him off the deluxe version of the album."

Prior to this interview, JoJo responded to one fan on Twitter about Tory, "Def took him TF off."She later added, "LOVE RESPECT AND PEACE AND PROTECTION TO @THEESTALLION."

Last week, the "Savage" rapper took to social media and claimed that Tory was the one who shot her in the feet back in July. During her update last week, the 25-year-old star said she didn't immediately tell the police about the shooting as she was scared.

Megan Thee Stallion noted at one point, "Why the f--k would I tell the laws somebody got a gun in this car and this n---a shot me? So, I can get shot, you can shot, she can get shot, he can get shot? I aint tell the police immediately what happened right then because I didn't want to die. I don't want the police to shoot me because it's a n---a with a gun in the car."Per Close Up by E! News, "Tory's reps haven't gotten back to us and the LAPD says they're currently reviewing the case and that no charges have been filed."

Whether it be intentionally good or unexpectedly bad, it's a sizzling hot Megan Thee Stallion Summer, 2020.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Summer Heatwave Guzzling 2020: Positive Beverage, SkinTE Sparkling Collagen Tea, & Olipop Soda.

 By Laura Medina

Human nature has us reaching and grabbing anything cold and bubbly.

Why not guzzle something fun and healthy all day and all night during an heatwave?

Majority of sodas get a bad rap for destroying bone density.  How about Positive Beverage with Calicum and Vitamins C, B, and D?

SkinTē is a formula made with collagen peptides, real brewed tea, super herbs, and fizz, chef and doctor-created and driven, it's a fun way to hydrate while building your skin with collagen.

Olipop is a probiotic soda that readjust your gut.

Now, you don't feel so guilty about guzzling.