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SENSA Rocks the Runway at Funkshion Miami Fashion Week!

October 25th, 2012 Yolanda Posted in Main, Patti Stanger 5 Comments »

Whew, what a whirlwind week! Miami Fashion Week was a blur of models, fabric, fashion, and beauty, and I had a blast. My name is Camila Ckless, and I’m the designer and owner of Guria Beachwear. At Guria Beachwear, we want our customers to feel comfortable in their skin and enjoy life! I design sophisticated suits for real women of all ages and shapes and was eager to partner with SENSA for Funkshion Miami Fashion Week to showcase my new Spring/Summer 2013 Beachwear Collection.  Both SENSA and I want to help women embrace their bodies! SENSA® seeks to empower women to achieve a healthy weight while enjoying a full and happy life, and Guria Beachwear’s fresh, vibrant styles are the perfect complement to let women look and feel good in their own skin…it’s the perfect partnership!

All the glitz and glam of Miami Fashion Week took place in Collins Park near the famous Miami Beach nightlife. SENSA came out in full force with an eye-catching and colorful lounge area for guests of the fashion shows to sample and learn about SENSA and its benefits. “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Patti Stanger, also rocked the runway in my beachwear, and she even got three of the “Real Housewives of Miami” to attend the show. They all loved my collection and SENSA!

Patti sprinkled away 35 pounds with SENSA and went from a size 8 to a size 2! At age 51, the Millionaire Matchmaker looks amazing and didn’t mind strutting her stuff on the runway. The show opened with Patti walking the runway in a signature black bikini and black sheer cover-up with a gold embellished collar. When she stepped out on the stage, the crowd went wild! She set the stage for an amazing show. Check out Patti rocking the runway during my show at Miami Fashion Week!

The show closed with Patti wearing a purple bikini and cover-up with jeans…a cute outfit and great alternative way to wear my cover-up! Hand in hand, Patti and I walked out and to give one last wave to the audience…it was surreal!

SENSA is all about celebrating life – you don’t have to restrict or deprive yourself in order to lose weight. I try to capture that spirit of celebration in my swimsuit styles by using fresh, fun colors and designs that are body-flattering. I want to share my awesome designs with you all by giving one lucky fan a chance to win a SENSA inspired cover-up and one of the Swag Bags we gave to our fashion VIP’s. All you have to do is leave a comment about how SENSA helps you celebrate life. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 29, 2012 at 3pm. Good luck and don’t forget to check out my beachwear for your new SENSAtional body!

XO,
Camila

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Patti Stanger: I’m Feeling Fierce!

March 28th, 2012 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger 1 Comment »

If I knew how fierce I was going to be 35 pounds ago, I would’ve found SENSA sooner!  Seriously, so many doors have opened for me since I’ve lost weight!  I’m feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt, plus I can rock couture dresses without feeling self-conscious.  I’m lookin’ good and feeling good!

 

Recently, I got a chance to show off my SENSAtional figure and meet my awesome fans at the GNC store at Santa Monica Place.  Talk about some good shopping!  I got to hang out with the SENSA crew, along with their sexy SENSAFit Trainers…HOT!!  

I think people would think that my fans were young, single women in their early to late 20′s, but I was pleasantly surprised to find men and women, young and not so young, in line waiting to shake my hand and take a picture with me…..who knew!

Not only did I get a chance to meet some of my fans, I got to tell them how I lost over 30 pounds with SENSA!*  The first 250 fans got a free 2 month starter kit, plus they got to sample it on  yummy mini-cupcakes courtesy of Lady Mason, a Little Bake Shop.

I want to thank SENSA for helping me reach my weight loss goals and connecting me with my fans…I love you all!

XOXO,

Patti Stanger

*Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Patti lost 35 lbs in 8 months with SENSA®. SENSA® is not endorsed by Bravo or “The Millionaire Matchmaker” show.”

 

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The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2012 Patti Stanger Posted in Coach Miriam, Main, Patti Stanger 12 Comments »

 

Hey there!

I have a question for you.  Are you one of those people who gets depressed when you’re single on Valentine’s Day?  Do you go out of your way to find a man before V-Day, just so you won’t be alone?  If this sounds like you, you need to grab some scissors and cut it out!  Wallowing is never attractive and neither is the smell of desperation. Get out of that V-Day funk and do what I do when I find myself by myself on Cupid’s day.

  • Who needs chocolate and roses?  I’ll pass on the empty calories and dead roses and go for something more permanent like some sexy perfume or hot shoes!  Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself.  Yes, it’s nice to have someone tall, dark, and handsome shower you with gifts, but when he’s MIA, I make sure I keep myself feeling awesome by showering myself with a trinket or three.  Men love a woman who can take care of themselves and your confidence will be like a moth to the flame…very attractive!
  • Pass the pink panties…the drink that is!  I invite my other single gal pals over for some libations, light apps, and heavy conversation.  V-Day is the perfect time to reconnect with old or new friends if you don’t want to be alone.  Friends, drinks, food, and laughter…the spice of life!
  • If a group of gabbing gals sounds too overwhelming, I just pick up my bestie for some one on one girl time.   We make a reservation at our favorite restaurant and amidst all the googly eyed couples; we laugh, talk, and reminisce.  My friendships are just as important, if not more important than any relationship I will have with a man.  Why not use Valentine’s Day to celebrate your love for your friend?

And now some advice for those who do have a special person in their lives…Valentine’s Day is just a day! Don’t place too much emphasis on it   You should be showered with love every day, not just when Hallmark tells you to.   Remember, it’s only as important as you make it out to be.  And with that said, I’m off to spend some time with my new Beau.  Single or not, make sure you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!  Don’t forget to sprinkle!  Oh…I almost forgot. Andy Cohen of Bravo invited me to host a Valentine’s Day special where I will five relationship advice to fans, viewers, and even a few Bravo Reality Stars.  Tune into Bravo at 10pm, eastern/pacific time.  Want to win my SENSA Love Package complete with Berry Quench, Berry Chews, an autographed picture of yours truly, and a Red “Sprinkle Me Skinny” Decanter?  Just tell me what you love about yourself in the comments below.  The gals at SENSA will pick  one winner randomly on Wednesday, February 15 at 4pm, PST.    You can also enter on Twitter! Just post “Happy Valentines Day @sensaweightloss @pattistanger” to enter!  Good luck!

XOXO,

Patti Stanger

*Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Patti lost 35 lbs in 8 months with SENSA®. SENSA® is not endorsed by Bravo or “The Millionaire Matchmaker” show.

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The Shocking Truth about New Year’s Resolutions

December 26th, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger No Comments »

2012 is upon us ladies and gents! That means you have a whole new year to give up on those resolutions and go back to feeling sorry for yourself.

Want to know how you can put an end to that misery?

STOP MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! THEY NEVER WORK!

There, it needed to be said!

I admit I used to make New Year’s Resolutions until I realized how often I failed at them. I would have such high expectations for myself, and if I didn’t meet them, I gave up altogether.

This “all or nothing” mentality we have is NOT a healthy way to look at self-improvement. This is real life, people, and you are allowed to make mistakes!

So without further ado, here’s how you can gear up for the New Year without making ANY resolutions:

1.       Turn off anything with a screen at least once a month

Don’t check your email, turn off your phone, hide the remote and face the real world! We tend to shut ourselves off these days with all our techno gadgets and it can feel overwhelming. Take a day off from it all and go for a walk, read, cook, or just sit and meditate. Sometimes you need to do nothing!

 

2.       Find clothes you want to look good in

Instead of setting a goal weight and stressing out over how many pounds you should be losing, why not take a different approach? Set your sights on something you wanna look hottie patottie in – a dress, your skinny jeans or even a tank top – and make THAT your goal. Screw numbers – you just want to look cute!

3.       Stop depriving yourself

You think I’m gonna go on a diet that keeps me away from chocolate? Honey, please! SENSA helped me lose 30 lbs* BECAUSE I learned proper portion control and am achieving a healthier lifestyle. Depriving yourself is

not the answer because sooner or later, you’ll purge and gain back all those pounds! With SENSA, I can eat chocolate in moderation and not feel like a diet failure!

4.       Break the routine

Instead of take-out, try cooking at home. Go for a walk after dinner. Clean out that closet you’ve been meaning to get to. Implementing little activities into your daily routine can bring you peace of mind and burn calories! (Does buying shoes count?)

5.  And finally – forget goals and live for the NOW

There’s no better time than the present, and that’s what you should be focusing on. Stop worrying about what will happen tomorrow or next year. If you want to make a positive change for the future, you have to do what you can right now. Live in the moment and appreciate all the good things you have.

*Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Patti lost 35 lbs in 8 months with SENSA®. SENSA® is not endorsed by Bravo or “The Millionaire Matchmaker” show.

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Are You Single This Holiday Season? Don’t Sweat It!

November 23rd, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger No Comments »

OMG,  Turkey Day’s coming…and if I don’t have a hunky pilgrim on my arm when I show up at my family’s house, I’m going to have some ‘splainin’ to do. I can just see it now…

“Patti, when are you going to find a man?”

“Patti, if you’re such a successful matchmaker, why are YOU still single?”

And the dreaded, “Patti, when are you going to get married?!”

Being single on Thanksgiving is a friggin’ NIGHTMARE compared to being single on Valentine’s Day.  Why? Because on V-Day you can have a Leo movie marathon with a bowl of Haagen-Dazs BY YOURSELF.  But if you don’t have a date to show off at Thanksgiving, you’re hit with a bunch of questions about your love life from your own family. Umm…awkward!

You don't have to be holding hands with someone to be happy

That’s why I’ve developed a way to sidestep these questions without coming off as rude…even though it’s none of your aunt’s business why you’re single!

Question: Are you seeing anyone?

How You Should Answer: Whether you’ve been looking or not, just tell them you’re content with being by yourself right now. Point out examples of people who have rushed into a relationship only to have it blow up in their face. Just because someone is in a relationship doesn’t mean they’re healthy and happy. Talk about any social hobbies you have and say you’re meeting a lot of nice people that way.

Question: I know the perfect person for you! Want me to introduce you?

How You Should Answer: If a crack dealer on the street offered you a free sandwich, would you take it? The answer is no. The same way of thinking goes if your grandma tries hooking you up with a guy at church. Be nice and just say your coworker already has someone in mind for you (even if that’s not true). You don’t have any details about the person, so plausible deniability gets you off the hook for any further questioning.

Question: Why can’t you meet someone like so-and-so?

How You Should Answer: Anyone rude enough to ask doesn’t deserve an answer. You could just smile and brush it off, OR…if you want to have fun with it, you could say, “Maybe the years of condescension I’ve endured in this family have worn my self-esteem down to a nub, leaving me incapable of meeting a quality partner.” The awkward silence that follows will be your cue to grab another helping of sweet potatoes, just don’t forget to sprinkle!

Good luck with all of your family gatherings this holiday season! The only thing worse than the awkward chit-chat is putting on the pounds, so don’t forget to sprinkle your SENSA on everything you eat! Yes, even dessert!

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How to Get the Girl (and Keep Her)

September 14th, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Patti Stanger 1 Comment »

Hey all you SENSA-fied sex pistols out there!How to Get a Girl

It’s your favorite matchmaker Patti Stanger with some fool-proof dating tips for guys. (Ladies, show this blog to your man if he’s gotten lazy in love.)

Don’t think for one second your mission ends when she agrees to go on a date with you. That was the easy part; now you have to reel her in with charm and a fiery passion for life!  As a man, you may think you’re in the driver’s seat, but in reality, your new lady friend is the one who’s taking YOU for a test drive.

Be on top of your game with my tips for attracting and keeping a mate:

Be Clean – It’s common knowledge that women don’t want to date a slob. So why do I still hear so many women complain about their man’s messy apartment or – even worse – bad breath! Guys, clean up after yourself! It’s really not that hard. If you want to prove yourself as husband material, you have to show her you can at least pick your dirty socks off the floor.

Flirt Slowly – Don’t let the alpha male in you take control of the date. Flirting is supposed to be a fun way to interact, not a competitive sport. Body language plays a big role in flirting. No, don’t grab her hand and stare at her like a creep. Laugh, listen, make eye contact and smile with your eyes. And PLEASE don’t be over-complimentary. It can feel invasive and border on sexual harassment. Complimenting does not equal flirting.

Real men know how to cook.

Learn How to Cook – There’s nothing sexier than a man who knows his way around the kitchen. What more can I say? Guys, if you can cook a special meal for your gal, she might even be able to overlook the dirty socks on the floor. Not to mention cooking at home is cheaper and helps you lose weight through portion control.

Have a Skill or Hobby You Are Passionate About – Ever notice how rock stars are surrounded by women even when they’re unattractive? It’s because they possess a skill that they’re passionate about….and being rich doesn’t hurt either.  When you’re good at something, it adds depth and just the right amount of mystery  and shows you’re confident in yourself– women eat that up!

Be a Nice Guy – Nice guys have a reputation for being wimps. Sure, nice guys may not go home with some skank on their arm every night. But quality women looking for a long-term partner want a nice guy. Don’t become a D-bag for the sake of getting the girl. Open doors for her, send her flowers at work, show kindness to those around you. I’ve had dates that treat the waiter like a lapdog. Personally, I’d rather date a cute waiter than a rich jerk.

Grow Up-You’re not in high school anymore guys. It’s time to step up to the plate and get the girl of your dreams before someone else does!

Let me know how you like my tips fellas!  Ladies, if your guy steps it up a notch because of this, let me know.  Until next time….

XO,

Patti Stanger

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Patti’s Tips for a Successful First Date

August 15th, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger No Comments »

Hey Sweeties!

It’s been a while since I checked in with you guys…we have some catching up to do!  Well, since the last time you heard from me, I’ve lost even more weight with SENSA!!  I’ve lost 30 lbs and proud to say I’m now a size 2*…that’s right, you heard me…couture don’t lie!

I’ve had so much fun with my new SENSAtional body this summer with all the the parties, award shows, and dating I’ve been doing. I’m really excited Matchmaker 5 is premiering tonight (Monday, August 15th) on Bravo. I’m back in L.A., single and ready to mingle, so make sure you tune in.

In the meantime, I wanted to give you some advice on communication and listening.  Being a matchmaker, I’ve learned that communication is a key ingredient for any successful relationship. I always tell my clients that in order to be a good communicator, you need to be a good LISTENER.  How many times have you found yourself racking your brain for something interesting to say while your date is talking?  Guess what? That means you’re not listening to your date!  When that happens, the conversation turns into an awkward interview and your chances of a second date are flushed down the proverbial toilet. Guys are stereotyped for being bad listeners, and I don’t think that’s fair because I’ve seen women who are just as bad about not being present with their partner.

If you really want to turn that first date into true love, you’re going to have to open your ears and your mind – NOT your wallet or your legs.

Avoid Thinking About What You’re Going to Say Next – I touched on this earlier, but I cannot stress how important this step is. Do not force yourself to come up with something witty or clever to say. Just because you’re on a first date and trying to make a good impression doesn’t mean everything you say has to sound brilliant. You need to be on the same page as your date, so get rid of whatever baggage you have cluttering your head and LISTEN!

Focus on Inviting Body Language – Are your arms crossed? Did you just text your friend? These are all signs you’re not listening. Now I’ve been on some boring dates before, but at least give them the courtesy of listening. If you listen and you’re still bored, then at least you know you tried. P.S. Turn off your phone.

Ask for Clarification – We have this annoying habit of smiling and nodding our head even when we have no idea what the other person is saying. You can do this when you’re old and deaf, but in the meantime you need to prove yourself to be a worthy partner. Asking questions reinforces the fact that you’re listening and takes some of the pressure off the person speaking. After all, communication is a two-way street.

Don’t Gossip – If you gossip about other people, it means you don’t find yourself interesting enough to carry on a conversation. Not to mention this kind of behavior is immature and a huge red flag in my book. If you’re with someone that does this, chances are they’re Tweeting about the date as it’s happening.

Don’t Interrupt or Impose Your “Solutions” – You’re there to listen, not give them advice on what to do with their life. Be polite and let them finish talking. If they want your opinion, they’ll ask for it.

When you listen, you’re building a relationship based on truth and mutual respect for one another. With a strong foundation like that, you can build that first date into a full-fledged romance!  Good luck out there!

Catch the Season 5 premiere of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Aug. 15 at 9/8c. Click here for more information about the new season!   Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come…

*Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Patti lost 35 lbs in 8 months with SENSA®. SENSA® is not endorsed by Bravo or “The Millionaire Matchmaker” show.

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25 Lbs Down & Feeling Fierce!

April 26th, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger 3 Comments »

25 Lbs Down & Feeling Fierce!

Lately, one of the questions I get asked most isn’t about matchmaking – it’s about my weight loss! So it’s time to get the record straight… As most of you know, last fall, I lost 20 pounds with the help of SENSA®.  Since then, not only did I keep the weight off, but I’ve lost an extra 5 pounds.* Not too shabby, huh? I must confess –I’m feeling too hot to trot!

Now, I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty proud of myself for losing those extra pounds in the midst of my uber busy schedule. Between running my own business, shooting “Millionaire Matchmaker: Season 5” and hitting the town with my girls, I am a busy bee, to say the least! So how do I keep the weight off – and better yet, keep losing – amongst all the madness? That’s where SENSA® comes in.

It really doesn’t get any easier than SENSA®.   All I do is sprinkle it on everything I eat, and I’m good to go. Hello, if it was hard work, do you think I’d do it?!  And the beauty of SENSA® is that it’s helped me get my eating under control.  Back in the day when I was more of a humpty-dumpty, I couldn’t stop myself from gorging everything in sight – sushi, chocolate, wasabi flavored almonds, you name it.  Nowadays, I eat less, and I’m a happy camper!  Plus, my eating habits have gotten healthier to boot. I always try to take apple slices or carrots with me, so I can just say no to all the junk food that’s always floating around my office.  Another tip to keep the weight off is drinking tons of water!   I’m all about the H20! My SENSA® 24 Oz. Water Bottle stays attached to my hip…it goes wherever I go!

And last but not least, there’s exercise (sigh)… OK, so I’m not exactly a triathlete, but I do get on my Elliptical on whenever I can. Since I’m Type A to the tee, I like to multi-task and catch up on my favorite shows when I’m on it, but I’m trying to stay focused while I workout from now on…easier said than done.  Truth be told, I workout mainly for the energy and confidence.  There’s nothing sexier than feeling good!

So there you have it! Those are my tried and true secrets to keeping the weight off. Now, do tell – what are yours?

Please also visit Sensa on Facebook!

xo,
Patti

*Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months. Patti lost 35 lbs in 8 months with SENSA®. SENSA® is not endorsed by Bravo or “The Millionaire Matchmaker” show.

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The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

February 8th, 2011 Patti Stanger Posted in Main, Patti Stanger 5 Comments »

Another year, another Valentine’s Day!  February 14 may very well be one of those days that keeps matchmakers like me in business.  But I’ve gotta admit – it can be tough when you don’t have a Prince Charming to shower you with roses and Tiffany’s.   So what are us single ladies to do?  Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate Cupid’s Day – man or no man!Because why should couples have all the fun?

1. Host a singles party- Invite all your single pals, and make sure each guest brings a member of the opposite sex. You never who you’ll meet!

2. Get set up!- You might be rolling your eyes, but hey, at least you’ll be guaranteed to meet a guy who’s not taken.

3. Hit the town with your gal pals-Round up your besties, get dolled up, and check out that hot new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try.  Just remember to sprinkle your SENSA® before you dive into those appetizers – that way, you won’t have to deal with any post V-day guilt!

4. Host a girls’ night in-If you’re really not in the mood to mix and mingle, have a pajama party and watch some cheesy chick flicks with your BFFs.

5. Spoil yourself!-Think about all the cash you’d shell out for a significant other on Valentine’s Day.  Now take that money and treat yourself to something special, like sexy lingerie, a mani-pedi or a new pair of Louboutins. You’re worth it!

Xo,
Patti

PS – If you’re in a relationship this Valentines and want to be married by next my new DVD “Patti Stanger: Married in a Year” is for you! The first 5 comments will get a free copy!

Here’s a sneek peek: PATTI STANGER: MARRIED IN A YEAR – WS DVD

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What’s New This Fall? EVERYTHING!

September 27th, 2010 Patti Stanger Posted in Patti Stanger 14 Comments »

There are a million reasons why I love fall.  For starters, the 4th season of my show, “Patti Stanger – The Millionaire Matchmaker” starts October 19th (shameless plug)!  There is also something really comforting about the crisp air, bringing out the fall wardrobe and my favorite part, the amazing seasonal cuisine (pumpkin ravioli anyone?).  After a summer of vacations and sun, it may seem hard to get back into the swing of things, but I have a lot to look forward to.

This fall is the start of many new beginnings for me; the new season of my show, taking my matchmaking business to NYC and kicking off my own personal dating detox followed by looking for my own love.  With all this newness, perhaps I should give this season a boost and call it “fall fabulous!”  Everyone gets so excited for the new year or summer fun – but I think fall is the new “it” season.  I have my sexy body back, work is in full swing and I am single and ready to mingle!  So who’s with me?? Whether you are back to the grindstone at work or driving carpool again for the new school year – fall will always keep us busy, but busy is good!  And after a long day at work, helping the world find love, I get to appreciate the quiet times alone or with my friends with a delicious homemade meal (sprinkled with a little “you know what”) and a bottle of wine.  That’s right – Patti Stanger is a “Susie homemaker” in her spare time!

So here’s to all the ladies (and gentlemen too) who are ready to feel “fall fabulous!” Oh, and did I mention the new season of my show starts on October 19th on Bravo?  ;-)

Xo,

Patti

PS! I have a signed copy of my new book Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mateto give away. Post the best love/romance tip you have received to enter to win by end of day Friday October 1st 5:00 PM PST! The winner will be selected at random!

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