Thursday, February 24, 2011

Do Tell: What is your Guilty Pleasure?

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We all have them. Those little indulgences that make us feel a little bit guilty, but that we relish every moment of. My greatest guilty pleasure is reality television, specifically Bravo reality shows. I watch just about every Real Housewives franchise. I’ve seen and loved every season of Top Chef. I love watching Jeff Lewis on Flipping Out and Rachel Zoe on The Rachel Zoe Project. I watched the first season of Bethenny’s show and I plan to watch the new one as well. I even enjoy Million Dollar Listing. I’d say the only one I don’t watch is Million Dollar Matchmaker. Andy Cohen has done a fabulous job with his programming line-up and he’s reeled me right in. But enough about me! I want to know what your guilty pleasure is. Is it chocolate (I love that, too)? Weekly spa treatments? Expensive letterpress stationery? A cocktail every now and again? Inquiring minds want to know, so do tell. What is your guilty pleasure?

45 comments:

Peace Love & All Things Creative said...

oh my gosh, i love bravo. it's my mom and I's bonding time. We watch Real Housewives, Million Dollar Listing, Tabatha Salon Take Over (i think that's on bravo?) and our fav FOR SURE is miss "B-A-N-A-N-A-S" Rachel Zoe!! love her!! And I heard shes pregnant! so happy for her!!
but my guilty pleasure is and always will be, starbucks. When I'm down, or when I'm happy, it's my go to drug. Something about it just brightens my day.
:)

hannah said...

The Bachelor has totally sucked me in this season. And, Glee. I also love to go for dinner at a fabulous restaurant.

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

Extra hot soy lattes (especially the ones from the coffee shop at the whole foods)! If I could, I'd indulge in one everyday!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Bethennys show, Tori and Dean, any wedding show...lol I watch alot of guilty pleasure tv!

Annie said...

D. All of the above.
:0)

Cat @PerpetualPerfection said...

Ugh, I hate to even say this, but... The Bachelor. I love it. Really can't get enough of it!

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matutare.com said...

Guilty pleasures? I like a big fat slice of home-made chocolate cake once in awhile. And spa-treatment manicures... And going away on weekends to the country house...

Design Goddess said...

1) bananaberry splits from Gloria Jeans Coffees

2) ben & jerry's strawberry cheesecake ice cream (if it wasn't for calories I would eat a pint in one sitting multiple times a week...it's the best flavor ever).

3) RHOA (real housewives of ATL), Wendy Williams and all her tackiness, lol & Basketball Wives. That's my limit. I'm trying to keep my brain cells.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if Nine by Design will have a 2nd season? I loved that show and I don't usually care for reality tv. No judgement, but I'm easily made "second hand uncomfortable", so it's hard for me to watch reality shows! Ha ha.

liz said...

triple cream brie and baguette for dinner, truffle oil pizza, rachel zoe project, champagne, expensive lotions, top chef (which is kind of educational!), and the Kardashians. In that order :)

Lauren said...

Oh I have to agree about Bravo!! My Boyfriend dies every time a new Housewives season is created cause he knows the DVR is going to be filled with them. My other guilty pleasures would have to be a big piece of Tiramisu every now and then, Fashion Magazines (going to barnes and noble can be dangerous), and buying new OPI nail polish.


Laurenlovestoshare

My House, My Garden said...

The Real Housewives is my FAVORITE FAVORITE. I do not care what anyone says, it's real! Being a woman, you can tell. Thanks for asking!
Vikki

Lauren said...

DITTO! I cannot get enough Bravo TV. And I usually watch the episodes at least twice!

Erin said...

I'm right there with you with being hooked on Bravo reality shows. The only one I don't want is top Chef. Love all that drama! Other than that, I spend way too much money on hair products! How do you know what's best until you've tried them all?! ;)

Mary Catherine said...

When NCIS has a marathon on USA on the weekends, I'm a pretty happy camper! Another guilty pleasure...I get a pedicure every two weeks! I love to have my feet rubbed.

Tabitha said...

ON Fridays I bring home two Starbuck's mochas to heat up on Saturday and Sunday for breakfast!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I only consider it a GUILTY pleasure if it does absolutely nothing conceivably healthy for mind or body. Chocolate is a pleasure, but if it's dark chocolate, you could argue the health benefits ;)
So, taking that into account, I'd have to say watching Real Housewives (BH), or reading (and relishing) celebrity gossip blogs.

Gloria said...

Definitely bravo! Blogs and dark chocolate covered almonds!

The Now said...

Um are you joking??? I Love all things Bravo as well but that's not what makes me feel guilty... What does are the other reality shows I watch on MTV and other stations. One being the Jersey Shore!! I heart all of them! Oh and my husband and I still watch Real World. I am hanging my head in shame right now!

Jennifer of inieandione.com said...

Illy coffee beans in the pretty silver canister, chips and salsa with Patron Margaritas while watching any and all of the Housewives, Flipping Out, and to top it off...making & eating the best chocolate cake ever from the pioneerwoman.com Just confessed, feel much better. ~Jennifer

laxsupermom said...

Dessert for breakfast. I'll make cake,or pie, or tarts after dinner, but always enough so that I can have some for breakfast. There's nothing like a rich buttery tart with mascarpone cheese filling and berry compote to make a morning.(What I had this morning.) It's disgusting, I know.

carolyn. tilly | maison said...

bravo has such a way of sucking me right in. i love it. i would also have to say macarons for breakfast and the occasional boy band pandora station listening session...

carolyn. tilly | maison said...

bravo has such a way of sucking me in. i love it. i would also say macarons for breakfast and the occasional boy band pandora station...

South of Market said...

We're on the same page, Paloma -- we're Bravo addicts!!

tale of many cities said...

soooo with you! Bravo reality is the BEST!! i always get the strangest look when i say reality tv is my guilty pleasure.. glad to know i'm not alone! :)

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say The Bachelor and chick lit are my greatest guilty pleasures ... cheese and crackers ... cheesecake ... US Weekly ...

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

All Bravo Reality Shows, especially Watch What Happens Live when the guests are drunk (um Jackee from 227 much?), also The Kardashians, The Bachelor/ette, Wendy Williams and fake cheese.

Hana said...

manicures... once a week. it's so cheap in NYC, i can't help it!

Freddy J said...

so over the sci-fi face of the housewives. that shit is so tired. needs a nap.

still ove zoe, flipping out, top chef - people with talent doing something.

Ashley @ Susie B. Mag said...

Glee!!! And Real Housewives of Beverley Hills. Oh ya...and Millionaire Matchmaker. And the Rachel Zoe Project. Oh dear, I pretend that I don't watch TV, but hmmm, it looks like I do!

HannahJ said...

Uhhhh---Survivor- I love it- and I would love to be a contestant on the show.

Mandy said...

I'm obsessed with the Jersey Shore and Teen Mom. Total embarrassing guilty pleasures...haven't missed an episode yet :)

karlee said...

The Real Housewives of EVERY city, Anything featuring Bethenny, The Kardashians, and a markers mark and ginger ale every once in a while:)

sonya said...

I am the same- all the Bravo reality shows. And filet mignon with a blue cheese crumble crust.

Heather @ Satisfying Spaces said...

I am right there with you on the Bravo shows. I feel dirty when I watch The Real Housewives but, it is so fun!

Have a great weekend!
Heather

Jennifer Hand said...

I just love reality but sometimes I can't take the stress of the "trashtastic" shows like Bad Girls Club. Bravo is my go to station because of the Real Housewives franchise, but Jeff Lewis and Flipping Out is my all time favorite!

Moi said...

I never tire of watching the melt downs on the make-over episodes of America's Next Top Model. And I can't get enough of HOARDERS; is it wrong that I love the "screwed-up-ness" of it all?

Milltini said...

I've got two...Christian Louboutins and eating thai food in bed while watching reality television...hahaha

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh yeah I'm addicted to Bravo shows!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Sassy said...

Thin crust pizza, York peppermint patties, WINE, magazines, trashy romance novels, manicures, and everything Kate Spade. :)

Fabulousonabudget said...

The truly awful truly Fabulous Housewives!! It drives my boyfriend CRAZY! But Mary and I can't get enough!!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

I'm totally with you. Bravo tv is addictive! I love/hate the Housewives, love Rachel Zoe, Flippin Out, and Million Dollar Listing. I like Tabatha too. This is so embarrassing!

bountifulchaos said...

I love Tori and Dean, I have to confess. But I also am strangely drawn to watch 19 Kids and Counting...I'm not sure why they fascinate me so much.

GranEscala said...

HOLA! Magazine - The original reality show and still as frivolous as ever. Have followed these people for years and years, wotched them fall in and out of love, their children grow and their marriages annuled. All while living la dolce vita.

Kathy said...

Oh my you got me with those Housewives...love Bethanny. I even went to Lisa's restaraunt and hung out with her daughter and had a blast!