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TV Host Lizzie Bermudez Shares Her Tips for Enjoying Bay Area Life

The host of ABC7's "Bay Area Life" spills on her new show, dressing for the camera, and where to shop in SF.

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As a Marina resident and mom of two young girls, Lizzie Bermudez's life just got a whole lot busier. In January, she became the host for the new ABC7 TV show, Bay Area Life, which features Lizzie be-bopping around the Bay Area covering stories from the latest Fitmob fitness craze to selling your old clothes on Poshmark.

If you think she looks familiar, you're right. This stylish local is no stranger to TV. During her 14 years with ABC7, she has hosted the afternoon show, 7live and has worked as a reporter and news anchor. She also has her own You Tube channel, LizzieBtv where she shares her life as mom, as well as vlogging tips and interviews. We recently caught up with Lizzie and talked to her more about her show and her favorite places to eat, shop and hang out in the city.

Tell us about "Bay Area Life".

Our new, weekly half-hour show takes you around the Bay Area to celebrate and share what makes this beautiful place we live in so fabulous. In each show, we'll explore your neighborhoods for the latest finds in food, fitness, entertainment, décor, fashion, culture, technology, and travel.

How do you go about choosing features for the show?

Our production team has pitch meetings to discuss whether a subject/topic is a good fit for the show. We also love getting suggestions from our viewers via Facebook and Twitter.

What are some of the upcoming stories you are working on?

I'm pretty excited about a nail art story we just shot. There's this amazingly talented nail artist who works in the Mission and her work is just phenomenal. I'm also working on a story about how tech is changing the way we shop, and we're heading to Hawaii soon to shoot at the Aulani Resort.

You have a great You Tube channel called LizzieBTV where you share lots of vlogging tips. What inspired you to start this channel?

After I had my first daughter I quit my TV news anchoring job to stay home full time. But in all honesty, I got bored staying home with a baby after a few months. A friend told me that I needed to do something to fill the creative void in my life at the time so I started vlogging. When the girls were little I had way more time to shoot and edit videos, but now my days are insane. I'm actually meeting with a consultant this week to see how I can develop a quicker and easier video making strategy.

We always see you looking amazing on TV! What are some fashion tips you can share about dressing for the camera?

First of all, thank you. I don't always feel like I look amazing...that's for sure. The camera adds an extra 10-plus pounds! Dressing for camera can be tough some days. My favorite tip for women is go with tight and bright. Not Herve Leger tight but fitted, structured clothing as opposed to blousy and billowy. Avoid prints and stick with jewel toned solids.

What are some of your favorite places to eat, shop and see in the Bay Area?

Eat: A16, Slanted Door, Delfina, Wayfare Tavern, The Rotunda, La Taqueria, Lucca Deli

Shop: I love shopping in my neighborhood so I'm always popping into Dress and Two Skirts on Chestnut Street. Freda Salvador on Union Street has the most uh-mazing boots. And my girls and I probably visit Books Inc. once a week.

See: Crissy Field, Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach. When I dated my husband, he would surf at Ocean Beach all the time. And my girls never tire of eating and window shopping in Japantown.