Style Guru Colin Cowie Helps Simplify Summer With The ‘Everyday Elegance Summer Entertaining Special’ Premiering May 24, 2001

Jericho, New York, March 20, 2001 – The long, lazy days of summer are right around the corner – Fourth of July celebrations, barbecues, clambakes and lazy Sunday brunches. Style guru and tastemaker extraordinaire, Colin Cowie will help viewers simplify their summer entertaining when WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT presents the ‘Everyday Elegance Summer Entertaining Special,’ on Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 PM (eastern time). In this original special host Cowie will offer viewers his Top 10 Summer Entertaining tips to celebrate in style.

Topics covered in the “Everyday Elegance Summer Entertaining Special” include ideas for perfect summertime menus that are easy to prepare in advance to cool summer drinks, decorating outdoors and setting a beautiful table. From a candle-lit clambake on the beach to a picnic in the park to a casual summer brunch, Cowie shows viewers how to entertain with style this summer – stress-free !

Colin Cowie was born in Kitwe, Zambia and raised in South Africa. From a young age, he developed a passion and flair for entertaining. In the 1980’s he settled in Los Angeles, where he founded Colin Cowie Lifestyle, an event planning, catering, design and production company. Now based in New York City, Colin Cowie Lifestyle is an international company, renown for planning some of the most highly publicized parties and weddings of the decade including the marriages of Lisa Kudrow, Paula Abdul, Kenny G., Don Henley, Hugh Hefner and many others.

Cowie is responsible for some of the world’s most memorable fetes. Most recently, Cowie orchestrated the gala opening of the posh Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. He is the author of two books, Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie and Colin Cowie’s Weddings.

Jeff Eisenberg is the executive producer of the series for WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT. “Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie” is produced for WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT by Design TV. John M. Heller and Nana Colgrove, co- founders of Design TV, produce the hit series with Mr. Cowie. Telling stories of lives filled with passion and creativity, like Colin Cowie’s, has been the inspiration for many of Design TV’s programs.

John M. Heller is the director of “Everyday Elegance” he has also directed original programming for such fashion names as Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Elsa Klench. John Heller directed films written by Elmore Leonard and Alfred Uhry for the short film series “Byline Showtime.” Working with Robert Redford, Mr. Heller produced documentaries for the Sundance Institute and has garnered an Academy Award nomination for his work with PBS on “The American Experience: Adam Cayton Powell.” Nana Colgrove’s expertise as a producer includes her ability to work with clients to develop ideas for clients including Reuters and The Body Shop.

WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks which includes American Movie Classics, the premier movie network featuring award-winning original productions and AMERICAN Pop!, the first digital entertainment network to offer unified content for the web and digital cable platforms. WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT, formerly Romance Classics, re-launched in January 2001 with original programming, specials and feature films all relating to women. WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is available in 37 million homes nationwide and on the web at


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