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Backstage With Jake Gyllenhaal and the rest of my crazy summer!

It’s been ages since I blogged, but I assure you that I have a good excuse! This summer has been magical — and crazy! We travelled like mad! Overcoming a fear of traveling to a foreign country, I just returned from Tokyo, where I saw Tim Burton‘s NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIVE and enjoyed temple crawls and authentic sushi meals! The plane ride was totally bearable, especially since my honey and I got bumped from business to first class for free on the way home!

We also spent the Fourth of July in NYC and Rhode Island at an AMAZING hotel called Ocean House. It’s two doors down from Taylor Swift’s insane mansion (yes, Tay, that was me with the binoculars). We enjoyed a top-notch, classy discovery called Cracker Barrel (and had to dine there — can it even be called “dining”?? three times in one week). We had a brilliant photo shoot in San Antonio at America’s oldest kiddie park and kicking it all off was a fabulous trip to Maui and Kauai! (My babysitter spied John Mayer in the fitness room of our hotel.)

The fangirl in me just about died hanging out with Will Chase… of “Nashville” fame to Angelenos, and broadway fame to New Yorkers. His girlfriend, Ingrid Michaelson was even more adorkable in person.

At the after party for the MINIONS premiere, I met fucking Jon Hamm.

Most of all, I am feeling grateful for the whirlwind of summer, the love of my family, and the soulful experience of being a mother. What are you feeling grateful for? Have you had a good summer?

Much love!!

Darrah xoxox

Steven Boyer, star of Broadway's Tony-winning musical HAND TO GOD

Steven Boyer, star of Broadway’s Tony-winning musical HAND TO GOD

 

 

 

Adorable Cosplayer personifying Jack Skellington

Adorable Cosplayer personifying Jack Skellington in Tokyo, Japan

 

With Danny Elfman and Sandy Cameron

With Danny Elfman and Sandy Cameron

 

We look like sisters! :) Vanessa Bayer from SNL

We look like sisters! :) Vanessa Bayer from SNL

FANGIRL ALERT! Hanging with Will Chase at DANNY ELFMAN'S SONGS FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON

FANGIRL ALERT! Hanging with Will Chase at DANNY ELFMAN’S SONGS FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON

Jon Hamm (and rye) MINIONS PREMIERE

Jon Hamm (and rye) MINIONS PREMIERE

With Jake Gyllenhaal Post LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS DEBUT

With Jake Gyllenhaal  LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS DEBUT

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SuicideGirls Radio: Mariel Hemingway!

Nicole Mariel Darrah Bobby Lacey

Update: Rebroadcast Feb. 2nd, at 2am-4am PST. 

Thanks to the magnificent and inspiring Mariel Hemingway and her partner-in-time Bobby Williams for really bringing it last night! They made “The Love Show” very special! Reel and podcast coming soon!

Nicole Powers, Mariel, me, stuntman extraordinaire Bobby Williams, “Rock of Love” alum and SG Radio co-host Lacey Conner

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