I’m so excited that you get to meet my wonderful Friend Angela Cunningham- in Episode 212- Flowers to Wear and Share.
Angela Cunningham – Newscaster, Reporter and Multimedia Specialist
Angela and I met at WZZM- the Local ABC Affiliate in Grand Rapids Michigan. Angela joined the team at WZZM in 2008 and I would frequently be at the Station – for my appearances on the Local Lifestyle show with my Friend Catherine Behrendt. Typically Angela would be finishing her day… she starts Early- at 3am… with the late breaking news – in the city of Grand Rapids… and we would pass each other in the hallway- or she would stop by the green room- where I was setting up flowers… and we became fast friends.
There’s something Extremely Special about Angela… she’s smart, she’s beautiful- compassionate and very engaging… when I would see her in the hallway – I was secretly hoping she would stop by and “talk flowers with me”. I love following her on Social Media- I love watching her on the news- and I’m always fascinated by her reporting… it’s captivating.
Last year- Angela joined us for out Annual Flower Power Challenge- at the West Michigan Home and Garden show-(we’ve featured the Flower Power Challenge on Episode 108- Flower Power of Life in Bloom. She brought a ‘cheering squad’ to help her and it included her amazing son Tristan- who plays the piano beautifully and is every bit as Wonderful as his Mom. Angela is powerful- and you can see that in her reporting, stage presence and especially when it comes to her family… she’s the epitome of the Mom – you want to have- the Mom you want to come home to… the Mom you want to be on your side.
Angela is one of those people that can send a ray of sunshine across the room – with just her smile… my life is better because Angela is my friend. On this episode of Life in Bloom- I invited her to come and visit- and we talk flowers to wear…. the segment is only about 5 Minutes long- but we had such a great time that day- that we’ll be following up – with a “Behind the Bloom with Angela”… and more flowers to wear… I loved creating different types of flowers to wear in this show… a ring- with Pink Spray Asters… a ‘necklace’ with White Dendrobium Orchids, a Headband with Fresh Gardenias… it’s easy to create fun things when you have a interested friend that doesn’t mind modeling your creations.
I love that Angela- pulled Billie Holiday into our discussion about Gardenias… Billie Holiday frequently wore fresh Gardenias in her hair- and it became iconic for her…(learn more about the Legendary Jazz Singer and her Gardenias here) and of course- my Newscaster friend- was on top of her game… bringing the Iconic Jazz Singer into the conversation. That’s one of the things I love about having friends on the show… it gives you a peak into my world… and this visit with Angela- was just like the visits we have in the green room at the station… it’s fun- it’s informative- and it’s enchanting… That’s what Life in Bloom is all about!
I hope you enjoy this visit with my Reporter Friend Angela… and if you up and around in Grand Rapids- early in the Morning tune in to Channel 13- and start you day with one of Favorite Friends… Angela Cunningham… it’s the BEST Way to Start the Day… I promise!