Kelly Ripa Bubbles Like Carbonated Water

Some of you may get your bubbles from a jacuzzi

Hot Tub Time Machine

And some of you might get them from watching Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Michael every morning.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan pose on the set of their show

While I too get my bubbles from both of those places…

Carbonated water, sparkling water, mineral water, or whatever the heck you want to call it… Is my main source of BUBBLES!

GiGi Dubois with exploding water

Carbonated water has an interesting reputation though, sort of like Rihanna – Is it good, is it bad?

Should this fizzy drink be looked upon as unhealthy or should it receive a GOLD STAR? Watch the latest GiGi Eats to find out:

I, myself am slightly obsessed with: Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Water – because I love all of their flavors, and honestly, this brand wrecks the least amount of havoc on my stomach – or in other words, it doesn’t make my tummy look like Britney Spears ala 2007.

Britney Spears pregnant on beach

Okay, Okay, Just Kidding! She’s pregnant in this picture! HOWEVER: I can look that pregnant even though I am NOT with child!


  • Where do you get your bubbles from?
  • Have you ever heard about this carbonated water debate?
  • If you could chill in a hot tub (ha ha ha – oh the irony) with two sexy celebrities, who would they be?Β 
  • Who has a Soda Stream? What’s your favorite flavor to carbonate?
  • Does your stomach feel like it’s going to explode when you drink too much fizziness?
  • Club soda or champagne?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of seltzer?
  • GOOD GOD there are so many names for carbonated water – what do you call it?



While this post is sponsored by NestlΓ© Waters North America, I DO TRULY LOVE THIS STUFF.

I DO NOT make videos or write blog posts about any products that I do not love and do not find to be healthy.


  1. I love carbonated water, I drink it all the time! I used to drink it in front of clients and they would always go nuts about losing calcium and HOW COULD I BE DRINKING CARBONATED DRINKS but HEY I know it is not that bad! I love it and its a nice change from still water. I like Perrier πŸ˜‰ xo Court

    • Completely agreed!! Does it make you bloated? It totally does it to me, that’s why I drink it mainly when I know I don’t have to look sexy for the rest of the day, LOL!!!

  2. I am NOT A carbonation fan!! I will drink mineral water mixed with wine once in a very blue moon, but I am a straight up water junkie! I LOVE the taste of plain water (even though it has no flavor.) If I could be in a hot tub with two would be Gerard Butler and Adrien Brody..AND YOU! You’re coming too! Giggidy…hahaha. I get bloaty belly really easy…it sucks.

    • WHATTTTTT we finally DIFFER??? Well, okay I guess we do differ in the things we like to put in our mouths, well minus ONE – AHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AH! It’s okay, I’d still come in the hot tub with you, AS LONG AS Quagmire is there too! Giggidy! πŸ˜‰

  3. It would be Kate Beckinsale, and who gives a darn who else… I wouldn’t notice the other person! Ok, to be fair, I suppose that there needs to be a break in conversation from time to time, so there could be another person there to provide that break, right? I’ll go with Hugh Jackman – he’s definitely a worthy break in conversation. As long as he’s talking to me, and not to Kate. Of course.

    Champagne, of course!! Who would choose club soda here? Oh, wait, I should probably ask who’s buying, right? That does make a bit of a difference…

    • WHAT?!?!?! I am SHOCKED AND OFFENDED. You don’t want to hang out with me (I mean, HELLO – I am a celebrity, right?!?! LOL) in the hot tub! LOL!!!!!!! Your wife can come too!! And bring battleships, we can have a full on hot tub boat war! LOL

  4. I love carbonated water! My favorite is Polar orange cream unsweetened. It reminds me of orange soda :)

  5. I don’t do bubbles, it makes me want soda.

    I’d feel too self conscious about myself in the hottub with anyone who is actually hot so it would have to be someone like Adam Sandler. I’d get a laugh and not feel bad about myself. LOL!

    • I drink ZEVIA for my soda fix. Have you ever tried them?

      And OMG – too funny, I love your answer though, I’d love to have Adam in the HOT TUB TOO – it’d be hysterical!

  6. Carbonated water and I do not get along. My stomach will puff like no other. I also just kind of love water as it is so I don’t mess with something that isn’t broken.

  7. Club soda or champagne? Easy answer lady, bring the boozy bubbly! Oh I love sparkling water, La Croix has my heart. And celebs in a hot tub? Does it have to be two? Chris Powell. I want him all to myself. There’s no room for a second person.

    • Ah ha ha ha ha!! Of course, the boozy bubbly totally beats out seltzer in the FUN department! LOL!
      I LOVE La Croix too! What’s your favorite flavor? Have you tried the coconut one??
      AND OMG CHRIS POWELL! I remember when I first saw a picture of him, I had to google him to see if he were single… SAD DAY – he’s taken :(

  8. I’m a plain water drinker!!! However, I do like the bubbles in champagne!
    The only time I’ve had carbonated water was when I was pregnant with my youngest son (over 12 years ago) and everything else (including water) completely grossed me out!!!

    • I CANNOT even imagine what it would be like to be REPULSED by water – LOL! I swear if I ever get pregnant, I will ABHOR salmon, which is like the ONLY THING I eat! ahhh ha ha ah ah ah!

  9. Well done!!

    I cut my teeth on carbonated water (seltzer) as a baby, lol!

    I don’t drink alcohol so club soda! Alcohol is a poison.

    I’ve stopped drinking soda and coffee recently. Don’t miss it at all.

    Why is the print on the bottle in the video backwards? Did Leonardo Da Vinci help you with the video :-)

    I originally just wrote Leonardo, but then I figured you’s go all DiCaprio on me living in Hollywood and all. :-)

    • Cut your teeth on seltzer???????? How is that even possible? Well I guess I should just believe that saying, “anything is possible” – LOL

      And you’re right… DiCaprio = the SEXY HUNK in Hollywood… Not the artist! LMFAO!
      And the reason why it’s backwards is because the program I film my videos on doesn’t have a FLIPPING mechanism and I haven’t quite found it in Final Cut either – LOL! Hey, you know what? It’s just a BRAIN GAME for everyone!!

  10. I had no idea there were so many benefits to carbonated water. I’ll have to try some flavored carbonated water! :)

    • OMG so good! SOOOO GOOD :) But if you’ve never really had it before… I would advise you to maybe try it when you don’t have plans for the rest of the day, just incase you get bloated!

  11. i can’t do sparkly water, but I can do kelly ripa in the morning, she’s a nut job

  12. Sorry GiGi but I just don’t love the bubbles! I think it’s because I have a problem with staying hydrated in the first place. I don’t really like to drink anything consistently. Except Vodka. I love your bubbly video though. Kelly Rippa’s got nothin’ on YOU!

    • It’s okay that you don’t love them! Everyone has their own opinion πŸ˜‰

      LMFAOOOOOOOOOO hmmmm maybe hopefully you can work on your hydration habits because unfortunately vodka is dehydrating, lol! πŸ˜‰

      And thank you, perhaps I should write Kelly and tell her she’s got some competition!

  13. I prefer the flat water, though that doesn’t sound as delicious as sparkling water, does it?

  14. champagne :)
    not huge fans of carbonated water

  15. I love carbonated water! I don’t drink it too often but it is a staple when I’m either a) at a restaurant, b) traveling, or c) eating at a restaurant while traveling. I always say I’ll buy it for my house but never do!

    • LMFAO to #c… Or wait, LETTER C – Why is there no SYMBOL for “letter”….. Letter got SHAFTED! Okay, I won’t continue on that rant, LOL!

      I love club soda with lime at dinner when I am eating out!

  16. I can suck down carbonated water like…it’s water. It’s just what I do. Plus, I like how it makes me feel full. As a foodie, I have failed the whole ‘drink water if you think you’re hungry because you may be thirsty’ thing. Ack! But when I have a big eat (and drink) day, I try to make sure I drink water regularly. That’s not much considering I have trouble even drinking 4 cups a day sometimes, but I’m working on that.

    • You and I have the same sucking habits! LMFAO!!!

      And OMG – same, I FAIL when it comes to drinking water when you think you’re hungry. No thanks, I would rather CHOW DOWN! LOL!

  17. I wasn’t aware of the debate but Idris Elba is my first thought on the celebrity jacuzzi question!

  18. champagne. did you REALLY have to ask?

    when i drink water with bubbles i ask for it “with gas.” i’d like to attribute it to all my time spent in europe… but really its because it makes me giggle. right down to my bubbly toes.

    • HA HA HA! I did really have to ask! You never know… I mean, I would rather the bubbly water than the bubbly bubbly! And I think next time, I will ask for water with gas and see what they say. Maybe I will secretly tape it and post it and dedicate it to you!!! Since I owe you a dedication! πŸ˜‰

  19. No carbonated water for me. Unless its mixed with fruit juice, like Calistoga

    • I love the flavored seltzers – I cannot do plain EVER! NuNaturals sent me some berry flavored stevia drops I think I might try in plain seltzer though! :)

  20. I don’t normally drink carbonated water. Except if I’m in Italy.

  21. When we lived in the UK it was all about gas/no gas water. I drank more ‘gas’ then but not since we’ve been back stateside. The Caveman, however, has kept up the tradition and drinks San Pellegrino regularly.

  22. We were just saying we want to register for a soda stream for our wedding. So awesome!

    • LOVE THE SODA STREAM!! πŸ˜€ I love all the fun flavors, but you can also make your own with NuNaturals or Capella Flavor Drops!

  23. I loooove carbonated water! I have a soda stream that I wouldn’t hesitate to call my best friend…

  24. I old school. Just gimme some damn seltzer water (with a side of champagne).

    • Hey if you have a glass of seltzer in one and a glass of champaign in the other, you have no hand for a slice of cake at a cocktail party… However, I have a FEELING you may just go head first into the cake display on the table holding the food πŸ˜‰

  25. Ahhhh I just don’t like carbonation period! But it’s good to know that carbonated water is totally fine for you because you’re right…….it’s still WATER πŸ˜‰

  26. I want to have you say PHOSPHORIC ACID on my voicemail… “Hi you’ve reached Pavey, leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can, but I might be too busy drinking “PHOSPHORIC ACID (said by you)” Beeeeeeeeeep.

    • LMFAO! I am re-watching the video… Ah ha ha! I say Phosphoric Acid 3 times in a row. If you want your VM message to be that, I give you FULL PERMISSION to use the Phosphoric Acid excerpt! LOL!

  27. you are my BUBBLES SOUL SISTA.
    Im obsessed with them too.

  28. I AM ALSO IN LOVE WITH CARBONATED WATER!!! And bubbles in general! Kombucha has really been floating my boat lately. I think it really helps with the tummy troubles too!

    • I need to look into Kombucha – especially if it helps with tummy problems. However, it does contain a lot of sugar huh? And I cannot do sugar :(

  29. I don’t drink carbonated water. I love the taste of plain. I’m boring :)

  30. I am a huge Pelegrino and Perrier drinker, in fact I drink at least two everyday. I love bubbles! Sometimes I will add a splash of fruit juice if I am craving something sweet. I’ll never forget traveling in Europe as a young women… “Gas or no gas?” they ask you. I know I’m immature.

    • Dude that’s so good for you! Lots of hydration :) I tend to drink so much more water if it’s bubbly, or if it’s iced tea!!! :)

      And uh, I am so immature! The next time I go out to eat, I am going to ask for GAS lol!

  31. Nope, no carbonation for me. One of my coworkers has a soda stream and she is using it to try to get over a diet Coke addiction. Hmmmmm.

    • Hmmm well it depends what mix she is using in her soda stream. I have one too and they have pre-bottled “flavors” that are full of sugar and really no better than coke. LOL – Hopefully she is using calorie free flavors or even just fruit!

  32. I love the stuff! Never used to, rarely buy it now, but every now and then it gets in my head and I go pick up a bottle of Perrier. It feels special to me and like a treat, and when I go out sometimes I prefer club soda with lime over wine – although more often I like some wine. πŸ˜‰ My parents have a soda stream and it seems so worth it… Maybe for Christmas?!

    • YES! My sister got me a soda stream for XMAS a few years back! It’s pretty amazing. However, I find that it actually gets the drink TOO carbonated – the point where if I drink a lot, it hurts my stomach A LOT – but you can control the carbonation, I just happen to be SO STRONG I push the lever on the soda stream too hard ALL THE TIME! LOL!

  33. I don’t drink any carbonated drinks, but do drink plenty of water, tea and some coffee. No Champagne either I’m a bit dull :( Is seltzer water the same thing??? just curious. I was a Monster Junkie, but gave them up. My hot tub picks are ,,,,,,,,, Miss Mila and kaley Cuoco, I would just sit there and say “Blah Blah uhhh Blah, I’m the definition of shy guy. How about you make a carbonated drink that’s healthy and gives a boost of energy ???

    • Hm, are you saying that I should create my own carbonated energy drink!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I have been thinking about so many different product ideas, man I could fill an entire grocery store with all of my ideas! lol

  34. Ok, SO out of it! I had no idea there was a debate. What?! I still like carbonated water as a little fizzy treat now and again, especially since I don’t drink soda (or champagne). Interesting…

  35. I am a Perrier water kind of girl. I blame the 5 years I was stationed in Germany for that. Its either mineral water or tap water. But honestly, my favorite bubbles come from champagne and I ain’t going to apologize. I just workout harder. its soooo worth it! πŸ˜€

  36. We’re talking about bubble baths right? πŸ˜‰

  37. Catching up after time off with family! I have not heard of this bubbling yumminess so I must check out!!! Never heard of the whole bubble debate either – I must live under a rock OR don’t get out enough like you crazy LA peeps! πŸ˜‰ I will check it out!! :)

    • Aw! Family time definitely comes first but I appreciate you coming by today :)

      I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU HAVE NEVER HAD BUBBLY WATER!! I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!!! When you try, please let me know if you LIKE IT πŸ˜€

  38. we love our la croix! it’s the perfect bubbly. hehe. although if you drink too much, it might make other bubbles. ahem..

  39. I drink far too much diet coke & diet lemonade. I know what you mean about the bubbles!

  40. I typically only drink carbonated water when I am out and they have San Pellegrino and I want one of the fancy green bottles sitting next to my meal…I certainly have nothing against it though!

    • Ha Ha! I love how sparkling water is associated with being FANCY πŸ˜‰ I’ll take it – because I need all the “class” I can get lol!

  41. Must confess, I’m not a fan of carbonated anything…except for the occasional glass of champagne.
    As for the hot tub question: Ewan McGregor because I think he is amazing in every way, and Trent Reznor for the same reason, different flavor.

  42. Ummm, I think you read my mind with this post! Sparkling water is in my next Favorites post! I really like the Zephyrhills brand :) They are always on sale and hold their carbonation pretty well. I like the La Croix brand but they are almost too bubbly! I save those for when I want to park in the “expectant mother” spots at the mall, bahahaha. Just kidding. Maybe. And I love love watching Kelly and Micheal.

    • Ha! That’s too funny. Great minds, DEFINITELY think alike! πŸ˜‰ The Arrowhead brand is always on sale for me, 59 cents a bottle, BOOM! πŸ˜€
      LMFAO – I always look like an expectant mother after I down the bubbles, but you know what? I own that look and if anyone EVER made a comment, I would just say, I am pregnant – I would love to see the look on their faces!!!!

  43. I love it and buy the Target brand in cheery limeade. My favorite flavor by far.

  44. You are so funny! Personally the only bubbles I drink are from Tonic Water (Soda)… with vodka. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  45. Hello, just wanted to say, I loved this blog post.
    It was practical. Keep on posting!


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