Congrats to our Friend, Chris Harrison, on The Debut of His New Fashion Line!

This past Tuesday night, Slade and I gathered at DaVinci of California to celebrate our friend Chris Harrison on the launch of his men’s fashion line, DaVinci of California by Chris Harrison. Chris may look familiar to you, because he is the host of ABC's reality TV show, The Bachelor.

We’re so excited for Chris! He is collaborating with Christopher Wicks, owner of DaVinci of California and the founder/designer of English Laundry. The line looks great! It’s a nice ready-to-wear collection that’s functional and versatile and perfect for the modern multi-faceted man. The collection has slim fit, relaxed jackets and slacks, as well as pattered woven shirts and layer-ready polos.

The night was so fun with live music from Stig Mathisen DMA, a screening of the season finale of The Bachelor, and plenty of delish hors d'oeuvres.

We also saw Chris’s friends from The Bachelor Andrew Firestone, Bob Guiney, Desiree Hartsock as well as Gilles Marini from Brother’s & Sisters, Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner, and Jessica Hall (Playboy Radio).

According to Chris, “I think there’s a large, untapped market of professional men that [think], ‘I want to look nice, I like fashion. I’m not going to go crazy, I’m not going to have five wardrobe changes before I can pick up my kids or go to football practice, or whatever else, but if it’s easy enough, yeah.”

Well, Chris is definitely one of television's best dressed hosts, so take it from me, your guy won’t go wrong with wearing some key pieces from Chris’s line! Check it out here:

What do you think his collection?

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine

Christmas 2010

Hi Guys!

I know these pictures from Christmas are waaaaaaaay over due, but I have been so jam packed since 2011 started and just now been able to sit still to upload these photos for you all too see. Thank you to everyone who has been waiting patiently as I have promised to post them for you!  I love that my fans are so interested in what goes on in my home and with my family outside of the show! I love to share my personal photos with you guys (even if it means seeing me with no make-up on and not very cute) This is the more vulnerable and candid side to my life and my family.

The Holiday started with a really fun Christmas get together at my house! Slade and I had lots of friends and family over including Jim and Alexis from the show (if you are a fan of the show) and I have included pictures from that night in the album as well.

We celebrated Christmas Morning at my home and in the pictures you will see my whole family was there! It was a very special Christmas because my brother and his wife are PREGNANT! So I am going to be an aunt for the first time! Christmas was hilarious this year because we don’t even have the baby here yet and most of the presents under the tree were for him (it’s a boy and his name is going to be Wyatt!) Goes to show how much this family has been waiting for a grandson and nephew huh!

My Sister and her Husband came down from Washington to be with us this Christmas and next year will be back in New York to share with his family.  Mom and Dad of course you see in the pics, and in a few of the pics you get to see how Mom made Dad cry this year with a photo album of pictures of him growing up that my Dad has never even seen before! It was a pretty special moment!

You’ll see me decorating the house in my awesome Polar Bear P.J’s (haha) and all the special ways I like to decorate the house for the Holidays! Slade was a huge help this year in decorating and did most of the outside while I worked on the inside!

Some of the pictures you can see me with my baby boys (doggies) spoiling them of course with dog treats and goodies and everyone in the family spoils them too, so that took a good hour to get through all their gifts!  Some of the pictures you see me crying and that is because of the special gift I got from Slade, which was a pearl necklace I have been eyeing for a while now!

You’ll also see pictures with Slade and his sons from the holidays! They sure love their Dad and it is always so wonderful to have the house full of kids! See my full photo album here!

Christmas this year was full of such joy and happiness, and all I could think about- even after all the gift giving- is that the only thing I ever need is my family to be the happiest girl on the planet!!

Happy Birthday Jesus and I hope everyone’s Holidays were wonderful!

Wishing you all a very successful and wonderful 2011!

xoxo Gretchen Christine

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