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Melissa Curtin covers charity and style related events and loves to cover LA's best in beauty, fashion, and culture. She is an educator who recently returned to the classroom to motivate and inspire third graders at a private school in Pacific Palisades. In 2012, she launched an educational T-shirt line called Wear2learn. When she is not working out, hiking a canyon, or at the beach, she is writing. Her latest dream come true has been travel writing for Johnny Jet.

After teaching in the Maryland public school system for almost a decade, she left the conservative East Coast environment in Washington, DC for West Coast living. Eager for adventure, inner growth, and a new environment, she packed her car and took to the open road on her own landing in her new home - Hollywood, California. As a Connecticut Yankee at heart, she has now lived in Los Angeles for six years surrounded by the stars.

Melissa graduated from Gettysburg College with a double major in psychology and art history. Soon after, she earned a Master's Degree in education. Melissa traveled around the world on Semester at Sea, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled her to teach in England. A lust for travel and learning has fueled her globe trotting ever since. Some of her favorite destinations are Costa Rica, Thailand, Fiji, Morocco, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Prague, Egypt, Australia, Greece, and Paris.

Los Angeles has won over her heart. She is constantly taking advantage of what LA LA Land has to offer - new boutiques and restaurants, finding great deals, discovering new hikes and beaches, music, and West Coast fashion.

The Oprah Magazine Brings O YOU! To Los Angeles For an Inspiring One Day Event

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspiring individuals I know. If you ever watched  The Oprah Winfrey Show” that ran nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011 or programs on her OWN network or read the “O” magazine, you will know what I mean. Her content is real and meaningful and leaves you feeling thankful and blessed as well as hopeful. She is one person I would love to meet in real life. Now is your chance, if you live in LA!

Oprah Winfrey O Magazine

Photo credit: Courtesy of O, The Oprah Magazine

The October cover of O, The Oprah Magazine is the Best Advice Ever issue and, Angelenos, get excited because O, The Oprah Magazine brings its “Live Your Best Life” mission to Los Angeles on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with O You!, an interactive day of seminars and workshops with Oprah’s hand-picked experts that brings the pages of the magazine to life in an energizing, enlightening and inspiring event.

Editor-at-large Gayle King will welcome 5,500+ attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center who will participate in seminars with a distinguished group of O’s trusted experts. For the first time, mental health professional, daytime talk-show host and best-selling author Dr. Phil McGraw joins the O You! line-up with O, The Oprah Magazine contributors including financial expert and Emmy Award-winning television host Suze Orman, best-selling author and life coach Martha Beck; organizational management expert Peter Walsh; sex and relationship educator and therapist Dr. Laura Berman and O’s creative director Adam Glassman and beauty director Val Monroe. Jenny Craig spokesperson Valerie Bertinelli will be making an appearance, as will Robin McGraw, for Poise.

Guests will be able to select from two of the following sessions to attend:  Get Organized! with Peter Walsh, Love, Sex & Relationships with Dr. Laura Berman, or Creating Your Right Life with Martha Beck.

Between sessions, attendees can interact with numerous experiences, like interactive games, comedy sessions, photographs at the tech bar and lounge, snacks and breakfast treats put out by Jenny Craig’s Valerie Bertinelli, contests, free manicures and products from Sally Hansen, book signings with the Oprah magazine experts, games to win products featured on the O List, hair styling and products from Paul Mitchell and oh so much more!

Oprah herself will wrap up the day with a personal and highly inspirational talk about her own journey and next chapter.

Listen to Oprah here as she shares the best advice that she has ever received.

To learn more about O You! and get exclusive advice from O’s most trusted experts, please visit the official online hub at oprah.com/oyou for tickets. For real-time updates, “like” O, The Oprah Magazine on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @O_Magazine.

O, The Oprah Magazine, encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style and make wise choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. With an emphasis on personal growth, the magazine inspires, addressing every aspect of a woman’s life – the material, the intellectual and the emotional – and deeply connects with more than 15 million readers every month.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2012 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Opening remarks: 9 a.m.

Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ph. 213-741-1151

TICKETS: $150. Purchase your ticket here.

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