WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP: ELEANOR HANDLEY Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I moved to NYC in 2005 after being accepted (and receiving a scholarship) into the MFA program at the New School for Drama in the West Village. Since graduating I've had the chance to perform all over the east coast, including premiering a Chuck Mee off-Broadway rendition of A Christmas Carol, opposite Austin Pendleton and Dominic Chianese (AKA Uncle Jnr from the Sopranos). Other favorite stage performances include Cresidda in the New York Times acclaimed production of Troilus and Cressida for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and most recently 'Maggie' in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival...(where I had the pleasure of meeting the illustrious CC). You may have also seen me on TV include Royal Pains and As the World Turns.
FOR HIM: In honor of the five very talented (and very handsome) men of Reserved for Rondee (today's distinguished Cool Peep(s) of the Week)...I dedicated this gift guide for "him" to RFR. Here are my top gift picks for these mega-talented (and oh, so sexy) musicians...
WHO IS ARE THESE "COOL PEEPS": RESERVED FOR RONDEE What do you get when you mix 5 NYC men, a roomful of instruments, a distinctly unique sound, a passion for music and, oh, did I mention five very handsome men already? What you have is the Manhattan based indie band Reserved for Rondee…an exhilarating rock-melodic treat for your soul. If you are looking for the hottest addition to the NYC music scene – look no further. You have found it. I am the officially the "un-official" President of their fan club...
WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP: THOMAS JOHN: I am a 28 year old psychic medium living in New York City. Originally hailing from Boston, I moved to New York City five years ago after a six year stay in Chicago, where I went to college. I love my job and my work. It is wonderful to be able to change people's life through work.
WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP: JACKIE MOORE: Hey everyone, my name is Jackie. I’m an actress, living in LA since March 2012, before that I was in NYC working as a model. I was fortunate to work for some amazing high profile magazines and companies during that time. Simultaneously, I started to do small parts in Indie movies and knew that LA was where I wanted (and needed) to be. So now, I am a transplant on the West Coast, who loves California living, but still has a piece of her soul in NY/NJ. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been here and I love waking up every morning awaiting the adventures ahead of me.
WHO ARE THESE COOL PEEPS - Big Rich Texas stars Dr. Bonnie Blossman and her sassy 24 year old daughter Whitney Whatley:
A Long Island native, I began my career as a professional singer (an amazing 11 years that included touring with Enrique Iglesias' band), I am now a single mom to a beautiful 7 (going on 17) year old named Lola, an interior designer, discount luxury furniture dealer and animal lover. Realizing a gypsy lifestyle was not compatible with raising a "mini me", in 2004, I conceived and gave birth to ReDesign For A Dime.
WHO IS THIS "COOL PEEP": TURNEY DUFF? I’d like to preface this by saying – I don’t think I’m cool. I’m just a dude… Co-parenting father of 7-year-old girl. Author of The Buy Side being published by Random House June 4th 2013. Founder of ShadowMe for Twitter IOSs App. Cheeseburger Connoisseur and took 4th place in Junior High Science Fair in 1984. Oh, and I am a fan and friend of Christabelle since 2000.
Blonde dynamo, Colleen McCann is a Pittsburgh bred-Brooklyn based stylist to the stars (and me!). With a keen ability to sense her clients deepest desires, this Reese Witherspoon look alike, is fearless when it comes to fashion.
By Christabelle... @CBellesCloset WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP: Blonde bombshell and actress extraordinaire, Alexandra Vino of HBO's How To Make It In Amer...