Monday, December 19, 2011


Amy Vanderoef and I on the set of Good Morning Texas
                             CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SEGMENT

It was so much FUN being on Good Morning Texas for a special SHOPPING IS MY CARDIO featuring great gifts for Hanukkah!  Airing on WFAA, Channel 8 on December 20th at 9am you don't want to miss it!
A special thank you to both featured stores -The Carlyn Galerie and The Source Gift Shop at the JCC.

I featured beautiful Judaica items from THE CARLYN GALERIE, including handcrafted functional art Menorahs and gorgeous gift items!

                             Click the links below of each store to go directly to their website!  


Also featured on the show THE SOURCE Gift Shop at The JCC, touted as the "Best Kept Secret in Dallas"- NOT after this segment airs!  I found some adorable children's Menorahs, great gift items, even peanut free Hanukkah Gelt if your child has peanut allergies!     

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Tis the season of bringing Holiday Cheer to others, so on this note I am wanting to share some fun tricks used in TV land to get as "Camera Ready" as possible~  Use them to get GLAM for your upcoming New Year's Eve Party!
Some of these tips have been shared by Professional Make-Up artists, some I have just picked up along the way (since my show has NO BUDGET for make-up and I have to do it myself!)
ITEM ONE-  COLLYRE BLEU otherwise known as "The Blue Eye Drops".....ever wonder how someone's eyes on TV are literally perfect, crystal clear, almost not human, BRIGHT WHITE? 
They used Collyre Bleu~
The Make-Up Artist for the cast of Grey's Anatomy, Debra Davidson shared this one with me.  It is her number one most requested item when working on movie and television sets.

ITEM TWO-  JOHN FRIEDA'S FLYAWAY TAMER it's a hair wand that touches up flyaway hairs on top your head, making you perfectly coiffed for the camera.  An absolute MUST when working in bright lights.
ITEM THREE- MAKE UP FOREVER'S -HD INVISIBLE COVERAGE FOUNDATION, HD MICRO FINISH POWDER AND PRIMER is the BEST foundation for TV...period.  This HD formula leaves your skin looking flawless!  Enhanced with Silica Micro Beads engineered to act as minuscule light refractors, these beads veil imperfections. It is not a heavy base and truly is the best foundation I have ever tried. 
ITEM FOUR-  GLAM GLOW this amazing new product is currently being used by the cast of  Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and American Idol.  It's a mud mask made with volcanic rock, green tea leaf pieces and french sea clay to be applied for 10 minutes prior to your make up application, creating an amazing camera-ready GLOW!  I must say it really does work!

ITEM FIVE- BEAUTY FOR REAL LIP GLOSSES truly are AMAZING for color that lasts and lasts and a lip plumper that doesn't irritate my pucker.  The best part though is the packaging- complete with a mirror and LIGHT! They are my BEST new find!
To order- click the above link to visit BFR website and if you enter code LINDA COOPER you get a 10% discount at checkout.

Friday, December 9, 2011


When TRINA TURK opened her boutique in Highland Park Village a few months ago, Dallasites applauded that finally we could shop her signature style for every occasion all in one store!  FABULOUS party dresses, AMAZING bikini's with matching cover-ups, GLAM Resort wear, and now even her new Residential line for the Home.
Trina Turk and Me
 Always innovative and adding to her collections, Trina is a true inspiration!
Well, "Shopping Is My Cardio" and I was on the hunt for fabulous, but had a time crunch- I had to find my New Year's Eve Dress, a Festive Party look for an upcoming event and resort wear for my winter break vacay~                                      Have no fear.....TRINA TURK is HERE!

This is how I roll........shopped for all my occasions in under an hour!  And did I mention the price point won't break the bank????  This hot little number is under $400~ SCORE!!!

Highland Park Village  (972) 201-3330

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Jay Strongwater pieces are AMAZING!  I'm a huge fan and apparently so was Elizabeth Taylor~
Currently The Elizabeth Taylor Collection is being previewed at Christie's auction house and quite a number of Jay Strongwater pieces are in the collection. 

Me with Jay Stongwater

Speaking with Jay today at Neiman's Northpark, he said it was such an honor to know that Elizabeth Taylor was a fan.  He was also excited to show me his very first picture frame, which originated from earrings that he designed.  This frame has made a resurrection for the 2011 Holiday Collection- an absolute MUST HAVE for Jay Strongwater fans.
Jay with first frame from his line is BACK!

Another must have is the 2011 Christmas ornament that can be worn either as a pendant or to make a Christmas tree MUCH more beautiful.  Lots of fabulous gift ideas from the Jay Strongwater collection~
Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


At a party last night I decided to take my new find out for a spin.  I thought is was a pretty amazing concept, and the whiplash reaction I got from every women at my table confirmed it........
BEAUTY FOR REAL has made the perfect night time accessory......your one MUST HAVE, go-to item in your purse when you step out on the town-

Yup!  A lip gloss, mirror and light all in ONE!  And... they come in great colors, have a lip plumper that doesn't bother me, and leaves a beautiful lip stain after the gloss wears off for everlasting color!  My lips were still slightly stained when I woke up this morning- This is one great find!
Miami based Make up Artist and Founder, Leslie Munsell, has hit gold~
Even the man sitting next to me last night, after all the women had a chance to admire, declared it genius and stated I know a great product when I see one.

Currently in Dallas, you can only find her whole BEAUTY FOR REAL line at Stanley Korshak or online.
Click the logo for website orders~
Happy Shopping!


Friday, December 2, 2011


A favorite store I have featured on my show many times had a wonderful Holiday event last night~
Chocolate Secrets and Wine Garden, soon to be on our upcoming show featuring the BEST OF 2011 on Designing DFW, unveiled Kate Weiser's creation of the Dallas skyline in GINGERBREAD!  On display the entire month of December, this is something you don't want to miss!


Owner Pam Eudaric-Amiri, Santa, Chocolatier Kate Weiser, Me

Great Holiday Gift ideas for the Chocolate Lover's in your life~
(214) 252-9801

Thursday, December 1, 2011


For most of us, the month of December marks the onslaught of a social calendar filled with Holiday Parties.
Unless you don't mind packing on a few pounds, clearly a plan of action is a must to NOT gain weight this Holiday Season~  With all the caviar blini's, pigs in the blanket, baked brie and eggnog consumed, the answer is SIMPLE~  Calories Consumed= Calories to Burn Off, and I found the PERFECT solution to burn mine......


CARDIO HIP HOP AT REVELATION DANCE STUDIO.  Owner Fenton Fulgham, renowned Hip Hop Dancer/Choreographer will help you dance away the calories too!  All dance levels are welcome and the idea is if you like to dance, come join the party.  This adult class is offered Tuesday/Thursday mornings 9:00-10:00 and he's open to making a Friday morning class happen too if needed.
I've been a regular since he opened 5 years ago, but have definitely stepped it up with the Holiday parties fast approaching. 

And did I mention the music in class??  DJ PLove mixes music ON SITE, so there is no excuse that you can't get into it!
Who knows? just might want to make this part of your New Year's Resolution as well :)))

CLICK Fenton's picture for website info~