I Am Tra­di­tional

Ryan Seacrest creative en­tre­pre­neur, TV/ra­dio host and pro­ducer

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TV host and pro­ducer Ryan Seacrest.

Home base

My house in Los An­ge­les is one of my fa­vorite places. I en­joy cre­at­ing spa­ces that re­flect my de­sire for com­fort, while also in­cor­po­rat­ing the in­spi­ra­tions and ex­pe­ri­ences I dis­cover on my trav­els.

Fash­ion plate

I’m a great ad­mirer of old-school style icons—Frank Si­na­tra, Cary Grant, and Steve McQueen.

Cheesy tra­di­tions

When I was a kid, my mom asked me which of my fa­vorite meals I wanted on my birth­day, which is Christ­mas Eve. One year, I saw th­ese steel sticks in the cup­board—she said they were for fon­due. That’s what I chose, and now fon­due on Christ­mas is a fam­ily tra­di­tion.

Food for the soul

I love try­ing new restau­rants. The meals you ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially the ones you share with loved ones, are cher­ished. I started fram­ing menus from some of th­ese restau­rants years ago. Ev­ery time I look at them, the mem­o­ries warm my heart.

Happy New Year!

Ev­ery year, I get to host the big­gest party in Times Square. I grew up watch­ing one of my idols, Dick Clark, count down to the new year on the an­nual ABC live broad­cast. It’s a sur­real mo­ment now as I watch the ball drop at the epi­cen­ter of the world.

In 2010, my fam­ily and I opened our first broad­cast me­dia cen­ter, Seacrest Stu­dios, in the pe­di­atric hospi­tal in my home­town of At­lanta. Now the foun­da­tion has 10 Seacrest Stu­dios in hos­pi­tals across the coun­try, giv­ing kids who are fac­ing tough health bat­tles an in­ter­ac­tive space to ex­plore ra­dio and TV—and share their tal­ents in pro­grams that are broad­cast to pa­tient rooms. Ev­ery time I visit, it re­minds me what’s truly im­por­tant—giv­ing back.

I am tra­di­tional

I love time­less el­e­gance, gath­er­ing with fam­ily and friends, and putting my phone away at din­ner­time.

WHEN IT COMES TO GIFTS, I LIKE TO GIVE EX­PE­RI­ENCES TO MY LOVED ONES, TO CRE­ATE MEM­O­RIES TO­GETHER.Ó

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