First of all, I wish to offer my condolences to the family of my fellow columnist, Dot Taphouse from Roxbury. She was ill for quite some time and is finally now out of her pain. Dot was well known to many of the members of the Breezy Point Cooperative as a Postal employee in the Fort Tilden Post Office and, of course, as a columnist in The Wave. I never knew Dot too well and was ill at the time of her death. However, I did catch a glimpse of her daughter-in-law, Erika and when I saw her I thought how sad she could not have lived long enough to see her future grandchild due in a few months. May she be at peace.
The Folio Show was at the New York Hilton this week and, at lunch, Ed Needam, editor of Rolling Stone, a successful magazine started in the 70’s and still going strong against many odds, spoke of the alterations that have taken place since the birth of this sensational magazine. (If you get this month’s issue, you will know what I mean by sensational). With the fast pace and busy schedule of people today, most folks read their magazines on the run while they are doing other things, such as working out on a treadmill, watching TV, performing other projects so that a magazine must capture their attention quickly. Rolling Stones used to run 200 to 300 photos an issue. Over 800 to 900 photos are seen in each issue today. These photos grab the viewers’ attention immediately to lure him or her on to read the "story". By doing this, he claims he has kept his magazine on the stands every month. A changing world needs changing formats. Pictures draw the attention of readers.
At the Park Ave Café, one of my favorite restaurants where the food and service and ambiance is superb, the Krisim Group, member of one of the leading hotels of the world, held a delightful cocktail reception for press and meeting planners to inform them of two of their hotels: one in Arizona called Enchantment Resort and when I viewed the video I saw it is definitely a world of enchantment. They have just expanded and have put in two new meeting rooms. Less than two hours from Phoenix the moment you see the Sedona Landscape, your feel the majesty of a place sacred to the Native American Culture. Nestled in Boynton Canyon, it combines the rugged grandeur of the southwest landscape with equal parts of luxury, charm and adventure.
I have always thought nature has been so kind to us. As we grow older and the wrinkles appear and deepen with each year. Our eyes don’t focus as clearly as they used to and, as a result, we really can’t see the true flaws, however, it does make it difficult when we try to camouflage our creases and brown spots and dark circles with makeup. If you caught my television segments this week, you saw how beautiful and efficient the Sylvanna Belle Eyes, fine makeup eyeglasses are. The frames come way up around the ears and extend beyond the face by means of a retractable nose guard so that there is space between your eyes and the lens to give you the ability to see while room enough to apply your eyeliner mascara and whatever else you may use as subterfuge. These glasses come in all strengths of reading magnifying glass as well as whatever strength of prescription lens you need. Very unique and very practical. The company, Sylvana Belle Eyes, is in West Orange, N. J. if you wish to contact them.
Along the local front, Golfer Dotty Dunne (my namesake) informed me Ronnie McCarthy fell in her home, was taken to the hospital, but is now recovering at home. Speedy recovery to you, Ronnie. Peggy Wheeler, of 220 St. as well, looks fine and is in great spirits after major internal surgery. Keep up the good work, Peggy.
Brunched again at Kennedy’s, and found their seafood crepes to be even bigger and better than ever. Gladys Crowley and daughter-in-law, Patty Crowley joined me again. Patty was delighted to see her sisters, Sheila McCarthy who brought her beautiful new baby, Sabrina McCarthy, over to meet us. She is so pretty she belongs on the cover of a magazine. I am sure, Daddy, Dick McCarthy will agree with me. Her other sister, Maureen Flanders was with her and couldn’t get enough of baby Sabrina.
Lots of birthdays coming up in November: Johnny Crowley celebrates his on November 20; his fiancé, Sheil on Nov. 4; Patty Crowley’s twin siblings, Donald and Ellen Ritter mark another year on Nov. 19, Christine Danzilo is planning a huge birthday soiree in California on November 10 to celebrate her November 12 birthday. Congratulations and many happy returns to all.
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