Candie Anderson is a pop culture lifestyle blog created by journalist and blogger, Candace Rose Anderson. I have nine years of experience interviewing some of the top celebrities, athletes, stylists and experts around the world, and a lifetime of experience shopping for the top designer items on sale! My mission is to share the latest trends in entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, and decor with my readers around the globe.
Who is Candie Anderson?
Welcome to Candie Anderson! My name is Candace Rose Anderson, but have always gone by my nickname “Candy”, “Candie” or “Candi.” I will answer to all of the above! At the age of 10, I decided I wanted to be a journalist after attending the celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, and have been preparing ever since. I graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from Sacramento State. I interned at two of the top television stations in Sacramento (KCRA 3, ABC10) where I honed my skills interviewing, editing video and logging Kings games.
The blog Candace Rose was initially created in 2009 as a way for me to showcase my love of photography, writing, fashion, and lifestyle while caring for my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It was a way to relax and refrain from burning out.
I always dreamed of being a sideline reporter until I created this blog. I was asked to interview Phillip Bloch in 2009, and I was hooked. Over the years I have interviewed countless celebrities, athletes, stylists, physicians, tech experts and more. In 2014 my childhood dream came true when I received the opportunity to interview my favorite band, Alabama. I’ve been featured on HuffPost Live and Univision. I was an Aveeno brand ambassador from 2014 – 2016.
In 2018, I decided it was time for a change and updated the site to “Candie Anderson: Your Pop Culture Lifestyle Guru”! I wanted to focus more on entertainment, lifestyle and fashion blogging, and I’m excited to do this full-time. Week after week you can find me sharing the top sales from your favorite furniture, home decor and lifestyle retailers, the top fashion trends, great recipes, the best TV shows and more.
In 2018, I plan on sharing more DIYs, tips on how you can decorate for the holidays and sporting events, fun ways you can accessorize your bar cart, a few celebrity interviews here and there, and of course my dogs Fred and Francesca who mean the world to me! I have a lot of fun posts coming up this year, I hope you’ll follow along!
Fun fact: My mom and I have a flower farm called “RoseCandi flower farm” where we grow David Austin roses and old English roses in Northern California, which is a lot of fun. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax.
What is your most unforgettable interview: Interviewing Alabama will always be my favorite! They were my favorite band from the moment I could talk. My parents took me to a concert when I was four, they said I was asleep the entire concert until I heard Alabama sing my favorite song “Eighteen Wheeler.” I woke up to the song and fell back to sleep! When I told Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook how much I loved that song during the interview, they started singing “Eighteen Wheeler” to me. Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined this happening! This is one moment I will never forget!
Where do your interviews take place? They are done in my home, over the phone (I’m one of the only people on the planet who still has a landline)! Since I have dogs and cats that tend to make a lot of noise, especially when I’m on the phone, I do the interviews in the garage or the bathroom! After the interviews are done, I’m sent a file which I edit and upload to YouTube (youtube.com/candieanderson). I embed them on the site, and have them on Youtube as well!
Who is your dream interview? I love interviewing athletes and musicians. Some of my most memorable interviews are Justin Moore, Alabama, Rev Run, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead; Olympians Dara Torres, Summer Sanders, Jamie Anderson, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy. I would love to interview Willie Nelson, Tony Romo, Oprah, Kate Hudson (aka Andie Anderson from “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”) my childhood hero, Charles Barkley (who I credit as my first interview when I was 14); my namesake Candice Bergen, Linda Ronstadt and my late great uncle Henry who owned and operated two newspapers in the 1940s and 50s!
Where are your favorite places to shop? Anywhere there’s a good sale! My mom taught me the importance of being smart when shopping. I stick to brands I trust and items of great quality. I know how hard it is to find hair products for my thick unruly hair, how difficult it is to find a skincare line that won’t break me out, jeans that are comfortable yet trendy, or furniture that will last a lifetime and won’t cost a small fortune. Shopping for clothing, beauty products, home decor, and furniture can be tough and incredibly time-consuming! I know the secrets of buying designer fashion, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and furniture while saving money, and I’m excited to teach you those tricks! I love doing the research for you.
Some of my favorite places to shop include Shopbop, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Revolve, One Kings Lane, Pottery Barn Kids, Horchow, PBteen. I should also mention I’m addicted to Amazon!
What is your favorite furniture item or items you own? I am obsessed with my tufted upholstered bed with mirrored trim! It’s definitely my favorite purchase for the bedroom. I bought it at 30% off. When it comes to the living room, I love my Pottery Barn Lansing tufted leather recliners! I got them at nearly 40% off. Yes, 40% off – brand new! Pottery Barn Premier Sales are my favorite!
Since August of 2009, I have had the honor of interviewing the top musicians, entertainers, celebrities, actors and athletes. Here are a few feature interviews with some of my favorite entertainers from my childhood.
Check out more of my interviews here!
Work with Me
Are you interested in having Candace interview your client, review a product, host a giveaway, or collaborate on a sponsored post? If so, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Candace does not conduct interviews that are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.
Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have! I’m always happy to hear from you.