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PBS Host Shares his Passion for Italian Cuisine

Vic Rallo, Host, Eat! Drink! Italy! sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss why he ditched law school to pursue his passion for Italian cuisine.

Rallo recalls making the decision to transition from going to law school to going to Italy to bring people recipes and wines that they would otherwise never experience.

“I was in the restaurant business, doing some YouTube videos and meeting with wine makers,” Rallo said. Then, a friend of his set up a meeting with a producer. “I’ll meet anybody for a glass of wine,” he said.

The producer set up a pilot shoot and they hit the road trying to get it on air. Then, WNET helped get the show on through the PBS program.

To learn more about Eat! Drink! Italy! click here.

Supermodel Claudia Mason On Dealing with Negativity

Supermodel Claudia Mason sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss when she was discovered and how she dealt with the negative response from schoolmates.

Mason was discovered when she was thirteen in a New York City record store. She was looking for music with a classmate when a scout saw her and gave her a card from Elite.

As Mason became more and more successful, her classmates began to ostracize her. “I didn’t really have a problem with bullying, but jealousy for sure,” Mason said. “If you’re different, you’re made fun of.”

“Suddenly the fashion industry was at my feet,” she said. She learned a lot from these experiences. “I got this great confidence and I gained a sense of who I was,” she said. “You have to hold to yourself, and don’t lose yourself in all of this whirlwind.”

To learn more about Claudia Mason, check out her website.

Dr. Paul Dell’Aquilla on Platelet Rich Blood for Cosmetic Enhancement

Dr. Paul Dell’Aquilla of Spatologie sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how a patient’s own platelet rich blood can be used for cosmetic enhancement.

Dell’Aquilla says that first, blood is drawn. Then, a special centrifuge is used to spin it. The top layer, which is basically all your platelets and all the growth factors that your body makes naturally, is taken off.

“Then, we inject it in various portions,” Dell’Aquilla says. “Whether it be the face for facial rejuvenation, or the hair for hair rejuvenation.” A patient’s own blood is taken out, separated, and injected back into the patient.

Dell’Aquilla describes a process known as Vampire Facelift, which fights aging by adding volume to the face by injecting the platelet rich plasma. “This will stimulate growth factors to be formed, and rejuvenation will occur through an increase of blood vessel formation, and also collagen and tissue formation.”

To learn more, head over to Spatologie’s website.