Colin Cowie is a South African lifestyle guru and party planner to the stars, television personality and writer. Cowie regularly appears on the Today Show and The Ellen Degeneres Show. He was a contributing family member to the CBS Early Show for 8 years and is currently host of the daily wedding planning show, Get Married on Lifetime TV, on which he shares his professional expertise with brides-to-be on fashion, decorating, and other wedding related topics. Cowie has been profiled and quoted extensively in many periodicals, including The New York Times, People, Architectural Digest, In Style, Town & Country, Us Weekly, Reader's Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, The Los Angeles Times, Modern Bride and the Chicago Daily Herald. He has written eight books, including five wedding books (Colin Cowie Weddings, For The Bride, For The Groom, Extraordinary Weddings, Colin Cowie Wedding Chic), two entertaining cookbooks (Effortless Elegance, Dinner After Dark) and a book on living with style (Colin Cowie Chic), and three on design.
Treasure: My very first shoe – my mother had it dipped in sterling silver
Quote: “Work hard, play hard, party harder!!!!”
Escape: Sunrise and sunset meditations on my roof deck….followed by cooking with friends
Vacation: Going on safari in Africa which I do two to three times a year
Inspiration: Every waking moment of each and every day
Movie: The Party – with Peter Sellers
Childhood memory: Growing up in Central and South Africa
Work of Art: Anything by Magritte!
Song: “Love's Theme” – Barry White
Designer : Jean Paul Gaultier
Misconception (about you): That I am formal and proper….hahahah if only they knew!
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping late!
Junk Food: French Fries or potato chips
Youth Remedy: Exercise, diet, and Somme Skin Care
De-Stress Mechanism: Riding my bike and meditation
Cocktail: Avion Tequila in a Steuben Tortoise rocks glass with big ice cubes
Party: The next one
Hangover Remedy: Two aspirin and a bottle of water BEFORE you go to bed
Pals: Too many to mention….they are all great and would not risk leaving someone out
Crush: For me to know and you to find out!!!!!
Lipstick + Nail Color: Don’t wear either! [yet]
TV Show: Anything on Nat Geo Wild….it’s my default channel
Cartoon Character: Don’t have one
Menu: Jean-Georges at The Mark – best menu in town
Restaurant: Pongal – it’s a Vegetarian Indian Restaurant on Lexington at 25th Street