Giuliana Rancic has made a name for herself as an E! News host, becoming one of the most well-known women in entertainment journalism. TheCelebrityCafe.com’s Kristen Maldonado got a chance to talk to Giuliana about her love of fragrances and décor, what to expect on the next season of Giuliana and Bill, and what she has coming up in the future.
TheCelebrityCafe.com: Could you tell us a little bit about you and your work with Glade?
Giuliana Rancic: I’ve actually had a longstanding partnership with Glade. I use their products all the time and I love their new collection, the Glade Expressions collection. It’s just wonderful – like, for instance, for Valentine's Day, Bill and I are going to do a couples dinner at our house and it’s really not just about the food or the décor, but also the ambiance. So we have diffusers and the sprays that we’re using that just really add to the whole feeling of the dinner. It just brings the whole party to a completely different level. It’s a big part in the way we interpret things.
During our Valentine’s Day party we’re going to use the Glade Expressions Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice oil diffuser, which is amazing. So we’re going to base our dinner and menu around that. It just adds to the whole experience and then people walk away like “Wow, that was the best dinner party. It just felt like you actually put a lot of effort into.” And really it doesn’t take that much effort to put an oil diffuser out. A couple oil diffusers in the dining room, or on the table, and their really pretty and they blend. They look gorgeous. It’s really easy, effortless, but adds so much.
I use that one at home, but at work I use Pineapple & Mangosteen in my office. It’s a lighter, very refreshing fragrance. I feel like I’m at the beach when I walk into my office. The fresh smell of pineapple brings me back to being with Bill on a beach somewhere. It’s really amazing. Even my assistant is obsessed with it. They just have great products and everyone can find a scent they like in the line.
TheCelebrityCafe.com: Did you actually have a hand in helping create any of these fragrances?
Giuliana Rancic: I wish! That’s something I would love to do in the future. These people are like world-renowned guys who have a company they work with to come up with these really unique scents. We’ve seen candles and diffusers and things like that but it’s all about adding a twist to it. I’ve smelled pineapple before, but the mangosteen is so different. That’s what I love! They take traditional scents and they added a twist to them all.
TheCelebrityCafe.com: All these celebrities are coming out with different perfumes – you could go a different route and come out with Glade fragrances!
Giuliana Rancic: I know! I would have to talk to Glade about that! I would love to.
TheCelebrityCafe.com: You mentioned you and Bill use these fragrances a lot around your house – speaking of Bill, what do you guys have coming up on your new season of Giuliana and Bill?
Giuliana Rancic: We’re really excited! It should be a lot of fun. A lot of it revolves around the new restaurant in Chicago, so we’re going to be showing the beginning stages of the restaurant. It’s almost done and we’re about to open it any day now. The restaurants going to be a big focus of the season, as well as, our in-laws, having fun with Mama DePandi’s, and just the craziness. Bill’s moved to LA now, and so there’s just a lot of fun things that happen at home. My parents stay with us and you see us kind of deal with them. So it’s going to be a really good season.
TheCelebrityCafe: Is there anything we should look out for? Any surprises?
Giuliana Rancic: There are a lot of surprises, obviously I can’t talk about them. But it’s going to be a really good season full of surprises. I think its definitely our best season yet.
TheCelebrityCafe: Switching gears from family life to work, what are you doing this award show season?
Giuliana Rancic: Just working a lot preparing, watching all the movies and TV shows the celebrities are in. Obviously trying to get red carpet ready and picking out gowns. So a lot of fun stuff – definitely fun.
TheCelebrityCafe: Are there any specific award shows we should look for you on?
Giuliana Rancic: I’m doing the Grammy's this weekend. Ryan [Seacrest] and I are co-hosting, and that’s going to be a blast! Musicians are always up for a good time and lots of laughs so it’s going to be pretty outrageous.
TheCelebrityCafe: Do you have anything else coming up in the future that you can share with us?
Giuliana Rancic: The main thing right now that I’m focusing on is my website FabFitFun.com, which is all about living well on the inside-out. We give fitness tips, you know, about great skinny snacks. We do everything and it’s getting really popular. We’ve got hundreds of thousands of subscribers now. It’s getting really, really popular and women are loving it. We’re now expanding it into different markets and we’ve launched in Chicago and LA and New York.