Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Cali Cinderella Love Story Begins! Season Premiere of the Bachelorette...:)

Hello everyone! I'm baaaaack! It's been a long time coming, but welcome back to the Bachelorette, and my blog. I have missed dishing about the show, and interacting with everyone who has read my posts and given me wonderful feedback. Sorry for the delay in the first post, but better late than never! Let's get this party started!

Let me start by saying that I love the fact that Desiree is this season's Cinderella. She has all of the characteristics needed for a wonderful Bachelorette. She's beautiful, smart, fun, easy-going, and has a fantastic personality. She also has a crazy brother that tips the scales of drama, but we can discuss that in future blog posts. Take away all of the cheesy elements at the beginning of the episode (driving up to the house, her being overwhelmed by all the luxury given to her for the season, the roller skating on the Boardwalk), and you have a nice girl about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. I don't think she had any clue regarding what would take place on the first night at the mansion!

Let's dive right in and dish/hiss about the 25 bachelors who rolled up in limos to meet Des. I won't talk about all the men...just the ones who made me smile, gag, and call the boys in straightjackets to come scoop up the psychos! Here are my most memorable bachelors from the first night:

Brooks - What a cutie! I loved that he was nervous when he met Des. It's nice when a man doesn't try too hard to make a first impression.

Bryden - So sweet and grounded. It's a quality that is really endearing.

Kasey - The social media guy who created hashtags for Des (#perfectbachelorette). My hashtag for him - #getalife #gohomenow #tryonlinedating

Mikey - Spoke to Des about coming from a close knit family. We know this is always something that is attractive to people on these shows.

Jonathan - The "Fantasy Suite" guy. Let me create a hashtag for this guy - #freakonaleash #gohomenow #haveanotherdrink

Zak - The shirtless wonder. The man may have abs of steel, but he also has a target on his back with the other guys. His jump in the pool keeps him on the show for at least another week, thanks to Des giving him a rose.

Larry - I named him "Creepy Larry". Any guy who rips a girl's dress on the first night isn't going to last very long. #byebyelarry

Micah - I love that he took a page from Des from her season of The Bachelor, and designed his own outfit! It won't make it into Men's Vogue, but he gets props for creativity!

Nick - The magician who should have kept the rose he gave to Des for himself, since he didn't get one later. Maybe try asking her what her sign is instead...;)

Diogo - The knight in shiny armour. News flash...that only worked in A Kight's Tale. Next time, wear a suit, and just be yourself.

Ben - By far my favorite entrance of the night! Bringing along his son Brody to give Des a flower as he stepped out of the limo was priceless. Shame Brody didn't get the 'First Impression' rose, and stick around for the cocktail party! I'm sure they could have found a sippy cup for him. :)

As everyone was fighting for time with Des during the cocktail party, I wondered (as I usually do at the start of each season of the Bachelor franchise of shows) where they found some of these crazy people! I know many of them are on the show to up the crazy factor and increase ratings, but I was hoping for more balance for this season. I would have sent most of the guys packing that first night, just like Des kicked Jonathan to the curb when he tried to take her into a suite to be alone . Since the show runs for a few months, and Des needs to keep a large portion of the group, here's how the rose ceremony went down:

Ben, Zak, Bryden, Drew, Michael, and Nick M - already received roses prior to the rose ceremony

Remaining bachelors to receive roses:

Brandon, Zach K., Will, Brooks, Juan Pablo, Brad, Kasey, James, Robert, Brian, Dan, Chris, Mikey

I'm sorry this post was so late, but my week was pretty crazy! I'm excited to announce that I will have several giveaways this season! The first one is for a set of amazing lip balms from KonaKare (, a fantastic company from Ontario that I LOVE! I use their Chocolate Peppermint lip balm, and my lips feel incredibly soft! The lucky winner of this prize will have pucker-ready lips, just in time to watch Des pucker up in future episodes.

To win this prize, post a comment below telling me who which bachelor you think Des will kiss first, and who made your list of favorites during the premiere! I will announce the winner on Wednesday night (June 5). Good luck! If you're on Twitter, make sure to follow KonaKare (Twitter handle @konakareinc).

Thanks for your support, messages and feedback! I can't wait to see what happens on the first dates! Until next time...xo


  1. Loved loved LOVED Ben! I think (and hope) she'll kiss him first!!

    The ER doc was a bit weird, but Jonathan was so far ahead he made the rest of them seem completely normal. I like Brandon, and the super hot accountant (whose name escapes me right now).

    Great blog Sandy - looking forward to following along!

    1. Thanks Marie! I think you're talking about Brad the accountant...he was a cutie! I think Ben is definitely in the running for the first kiss. We'll find out tomorrow! Thanks for your comment. :)

  2. Ben was my favourite! His son was just so darling! Totally won my heart over for sure =)

    1. Ben and his son were pretty awesome! Can't wait to see what happens next! :)

  3. Love Ben and Brooks so either of them are my pick for the first kiss. I think the diamonds are there Des will just have to dig a little deeper. The army man there is something about him I dont trust. Larry was crazy with the glasses on glasses off thing ( creeped me out ) and the date night man too glad he left.

  4. I could see Des kissing them first! (I haven't watched the show yet, so I need to find out who the lucky guy was that got the first kiss!!