|Photo by Tibby Rothman|
|Gail Simmons, getting ready|
There's a thicket of limo drivers waiting for passengers at LAX's Terminal 3 on the first day of March, their suits as anonymous as uniforms. Alone, "Passenger Simmons' " ride stands out.
The sole woman, she has positioned herself a cool 10 feet from her colleagues, her height -- she's tall -- made taller by patent-leather heels. And she has eschewed her peers' tired garb for a pair of narrow-cut black slacks and a cropped black trench coat. Finishing the look is a sleek ponytail.
Even Gail Simmons' driver is chic these days.
Culinary expert Simmons, introduced to mainstream America via Bravo's hit Top Chef and then given her own show, Just Desserts, is in Los Angeles to promote her newly released memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full. From the airport she'll be driven to a tony Beverly Hills hotel, where the lounge is afloat in screenplays, and matzo ball soup will run you $12.More »