Posts Tagged ‘TSV’

TV Chef Lidia Bastianich Lands First QVC TSV Wednesday

March 8, 2011

TV chef Lidia Bastianich will have her first Today’s Special Value on QVC Wednesday, a three-piece hand-painted stoneware set. It will be selling for $49.38.

Here’s the scoop on it:

Add a touch of Italy to your table with this beautiful stoneware trio from renowned chef Lidia Bastianich. Showcasing a handpainted scroll motif designed by Lidia herself, the bakeware set makes supper extra special–and oven-to-table convenience more attractive than ever.

The big Italian family dinner–it’s something every household can appreciate. With three beautiful bakers of different sizes, this set is perfect for serving favorite recipes, family-style. Use the large dish for roasting meats and veggies or other main courses. Prepare side dishes like casseroles or stuffed shells in the medium baker. The small baker is perfect for desserts and smaller sides–or just meals for one or two. Because the dishes are stoneware, they can go right in the oven and then straight to the table. They make a pretty presentation for any occasion.

Bellisimo! The bakers’ design, inspired by a salad bowl owned by Lidia’s grandmother, has an intentional time-worn beauty that looks like it’s been in your family for generations. Graduated shading and a subtle hammered-like texture help achieve the rustic, antique look–it’s an old-world style you can appreciate now.

Already love Lidia? The set matches her other popular QVC serving dishes perfectly. Just getting started? The pieces are subtle enough to work in almost any kitchen. Choose your favorite from the decorative colors offered, and serve friends and family with unmistakable Italian flair.

And here’s QVC’s description of Bastianich, information courtesty of Lidia:

Lidia Bastianich has contributed significantly to America’s burgeoning appreciation for Italian cuisine over the past two decades through her cookbooks and television series. Now she wants to bring some of her kitchen into the homes of her loyal fans.

Hot, As In Sexy, Jewelry Designer Michael Dawkins’ QVC TSV Cuff Sells Out

January 9, 2011

Designer Michael Dawkins, good looking and charming, had a bit hit with his Today’s Special Value for QVC’s Sterling Designer Gallery Day. He sold out 10,000 of the limited edition piece by 7 a.m. Sunday. It was supposed to last the whole day.

We first spotted his wide petal cuff on host Lisa Robertson on Friday night — you couldn’t miss it — and was wondering who the designer was. It kind of looked like a John Hardy piece, but of course we knew it wasn’t.

The bracelet was online Saturday, and when we watched Designer Day kick off with Dawkins and Robertson at 11 p.m., Lisa spilled the beans, saying that the big cuff was the TSV for Sunday, coming at midnight.

The piece looked weighty, and was $180, on three Easy Pays. We think that Dawkins said it was 50 grams of silver.

By 12:30 a.m., just half an hour after its debut, 7,500 of the supply of 10,000 cuffs had already sold out. It was gone by 7 a.m., as we said.

Two viewers called in and said that they had vowed they wouldn’t be buying any jewelry this year, that they didn’t need it. But they admitted that they succumbed and had ordered the TSV, that they couldn’t resist it.

“I tried to talk myself out of it,” one woman said.

So much for New Year’s resolutions. That’s why we never make any.

We like the fact that the cuff, and most of Dawkins’ bracelets, come in small, medium and large. Our wrist is 5 1/2 inches, and we can never get a bracelet or cuff that fits.

Is Martha Stewart Giving Out Dennis Basso’s QVC Faux Mink Throw Wednesday?

December 16, 2009

Fashion designer Dennis Basso had QVC’s Today’s Special Value Tuesday, a faux mink throw for $47.

On QVC’s 10 p.m. “Tuesday Night Gifts” show, Basso was on with host Lisa Mason. We were working on a story for NewJerseyNewsroom.com, so we were were only half listening.

But we heard Basso say he will be on the Martha Stewart (a native of Nutley, N.J.) show Wednesday.

According to Mason, “Martha Stewart will be giving this exact same throw” (as the QVC TSV) to her audience members. We don’t watch Martha, so we don’t even know if she has a studio audience.

As Mason pointed out, QVC customers had first dibs on this “hot” faux mink item, which also had a matching pillow for $29 and a TSV Extra, a matching teddy bear, for $18. Cute.

QVC’s Today’s Special Value For Jewelry Day Friday Is Diamond Key Pendant, Season’s Hottest Trend

December 15, 2009

Jewelry junkies like us, who have been complaining about QVC nixing a lot of its jewelry shows, are in for a treat Friday.

The No. 1 home shopping is not only dedicating the whole day to jewelry, but the Today’s Special Value is trading in on one of jewelry’s hottest trends: the key pendant.

The Friday TSV is an Affinity diamond key pendant that will be selling for $120, on three Easy Pays of $40. That’s a lot cheaper than the thousands of dollars Tiffany is asking for its signature key pendants.

Victoria Wieck's HSN Key, Not QVC TSV

The QVC version has 1/3 of a carat of diamonds set in sterling silver. It is two inches long, on an 18-inch rolo chain.

We love the key look, and are planning to find one we like for ourselves.

Our mom just bought one on HSN from Victoria Wieck that was studded with Absolutes, and came in silver or vermeil yellow or rose gold. It is $60.

QVC Gives Jewelry Lovers A Gift With Day Dedicated To Jewelry Gifts, With Judith Ripka TSV Button Earrings

December 8, 2009

Loyal QVC viewers — us included — who have been griping about the lack of jewelry shows on the home shopping network should be happy Tuesday.

QVC has dedicated most of the day to “Jewely Gifts of Distinction,” kicking off the event with a Today’s Special Value from Judith Ripka.

The TSV is gem button earrings, for both pierced ears but also in clips, that come in five different gemstones, including our favorite, crystal quartz. The earrings are $100, on three Easy Pays.

Today QVC is also offering jewelry from high-end designers Stephen Dweck, with his new Dweck Diamonds line, Michael Dawkins, Robert Lee Morris, Barbara Bixby, Echo of the Dreamer, Barry Cord and Ann King, who is married to noted jewelry designer Steven Lagos.

So far, we have not seen Judith Ripka on herself. Her son seems to be subbing for her. At midnight, host Jane Teacy introduced the TSV and mistakenly said it was from Joan Rivers, leaving Ripka’s son looking a little uneasy. But Treacy then went on to get the name right — Ripka, not Rivers.

We guess Jane wasn’t used to be up past her bedtime, on the air at midnight.

We Told You So A Month Ago: Isaac Mizrahi’s Pebble Leather Drawstring Purse Is QVC’s TSV

December 7, 2009

QVC’s new designer, Isaac Mizrahi, has his first QVC Today’s Special Value Monday, a pebble leather purse with accessories.

But if you have been reading our blog, you would have known about this TSV back on Nov. 14, when we wrote about it.

We can’t take all the credit, however. A QVC forum sleuth unearthed the intelligence.

The purse is $200.

As we are seeing, Mizrahi loves bright colors in his purses. We especially love the “cactus,” because it reminds us of Arizona, which we love.

QVC Aims To ‘Redefine’ Black Friday With 28 Hours Of Non-Stop Shopping: Give Thanks For Three Today’s Special Values

November 23, 2009

In a PR Blitz that even caught the Associated Press’s attention, QVC Monday announced it is looking to give brick-and-mortar stores a run for shoppers’ money on Black Friday.

In a press release, QVC claimed it “is seeking to redefine Black Friday by offering all of the deals shoppers are looking for, with none of the craziness.”

To kick off “The New Black Friday, QVC is inviting America to get a jump-start on its post-turkey gift shopping with 28 hours of nonstop holiday shopping,” we are told.

The games Thursday, Thanksgiving evening, at 8 p.m. and continue until Friday at 11:59 p.m.

QVC Host Dave James

“When conventional retailers zig, QVC zags,” Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce, said in a prepared statement. “This year, we’re joining the Black Friday fray – but in our own way – to make holiday gift shopping easier and more enjoyable than ever. The New Black Friday event at QVC offers a welcome escape from the mayhem – no long lines, no traffic, plus our customers can rest assured, knowing that they found really special gift ideas, at exceptional values.”

In addition to five hours of all-new, specially priced gifts Thanksgiving evening, QVC will offer three Today’s Special Value offers, items presented at exceptionally low prices, for a specific period of time. Holy crow!

AP’s David Bauder — who is a very nice guy, by the way — reported that QVC host Dave James will stay up 28 hours straight to do “telethon-like coverage” of the Black Friday event.

QVC shoppers will also get a sneak peek at the TSV for Saturday at QVC.com.

The nonstop shopping continues throughout the day on Black Friday, as QVC will offer a specially priced offer in every hour of programming. There will also be additional, specially priced offers at QVC.com.

QVC’s Black Friday programming will include, keeping with that Thanksgiving theme, “a cornucopia of terrific holiday gift-giving ideas”, the press release says.

Those include: the Nintendo Wii Gaming System with accessories, case and games; Panasonic HD Video Camera; Clarisonic Facial Cleansing System (enough with that damned Clarisonic!); and Philosophy Merry-Mint Chocolate Box 3-in-1 Shower Gel Duo.

Throughout the holiday season, QVC has extended its returns policy; gifts purchased between now and Dec. 23 may be returned up until Jan. 31 next year. But that’s not special: HSN and ShopNBC have done the same.