2003-09-19 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host
Dorothy Dunne News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News

News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News

• 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Many inquiries have come in regarding last week’s pix in this column which was taken at the temporary return to Brooklyn celebration for Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank.

As I sit here and write "Isabel:" is coming closer and it looks as if we cannot avoid this destructive lady. Hopefully, by the time you read my column, you will be out of danger and no harm has come to you. And, let’s hope, your homes have withstood the ferocious forces.

If not delayed by the hurricane, I fly out to California on Sunday to see my youngest grandchild, Elizabeth Anne and her big sister, Samantha (12) who will be 13, Sept. 27. Julie, my son, Kevin’s wife, also has a birthday on Sept. 21. While I am there I’ll produce another TV Show in San Diego and add Catalina Island. Just love San Diego, the weather, all the fun activities and, of course, family.

Pat and Jack Smith flew up from Fla. to stay with their daughter for a week. Jack was at Kennedy’s bar where I learned Joe Kilbride’s niece, Tracey Kilbride will wed on Oct. 3 in Seaford, L.I. with reception at the Millerridge Inn. In Kennedy’s Atrium, twenty two of the library group got together for brunch to commemorate their member’s Sept. birthdays: Jennette Israel, Ann Court and Joanne Anderson, all 39 and holding. On hand were: Ann Heslin, a moving force of the Breezy Point Book Club, Kathleen Fox who made the delicious birthday cake and, Frances Abbracciamento (one of our former prominent political persons, who looks fabulous). Never would you believe she will be 90 years old this coming Spring. Good for you, Frances!

When you get a manicure how many times do smudge a nail? I am sure quite a number of times. No worry anymore, at least not a Janet’s Studio "J." She just got a new machine that dries your nails permanently in three minutes. It is marvelous! And, this is after the quick drying liquid is applied along with a new product that makes your nail color glisten and long lasting. It also cuts down the time you need to spend in the salon… Try it once and see how you like it.

At The Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s Store on the main floor in the new Lora Piana,(known for finest quality sportswear and custom tailoring) , boutique, a pre-launch book party was held for "Italian Film Posters "put together by New York Times film critic, Dave Kehr, It is the first collection to be published in English and will be on sale in Oct. When I spoke to Dave Kehr he told me it took him 20 years to compile all the posters and then it was the huge job selecting which ones would make the book. A tremendous task indeed. However, it is a beautiful book. You will see it on one of my segments on WNYX-TV very soon. Some of New York’s outstanding socialites could be spotted around the room. Principal dancers in the American Ballet, Inina Pvoro Venko and Maxim Belo Serkovsky were among the guests.

On a beautiful afternoon at the Bryant Park Grille, Benefiber introduced their new food supplement to add more fiber to your diet in a most pleasant way. It has no taste or smell and can be added to soups, drinks, cooking food sprinkled on as you do salt or any other condiment. It is a must to keep healthy and regular in an effortless way. Fifteen grams a day is recommended and is especially essential for people on the high protein diet which is so popular today. However, when carbohydrates are eliminated your body needs more fiber. Joan Lunden (Today Show anchor for many years) hosted the press presentation. Celebrity Chefs, who cook for the rich and famous, prepared succulent dishes for us to savour. Chef Effie Spiegler, whose clientele include Jennifer Lopez, David Bowie and India Arie joined our table for lunch. He attended the Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed in Northern Tuscany……….

There is a new product on the market called "Young Skin" that contains a gentle facial wash, Happy Cheeks, Moisturizer, Love Me Dew and sun block. Fun in Sun.. It is a great way to teach your child how to care for his or her skin and get them in the habit at a very young age.. Some of you may have seen it my TV segments on WNYX.

At the Children’s show I fell I love with Wrappa Doodles which will be seen on my TV segments this week. They are 13.5oz weight double velour, anti pill, polo fleece scarves in 10 colors. With 18 types of adorable plush animal doodles (toys) that are detachable. The animals are interchangeable and the scarf can be washed in cold water. Bumblebabies in Bayshore carries them and in NYC, Baby Outlet, Homefront Kids and Peter Elliot. See them on the web at: www.wrappadoodle.com.

TRAVEL: Xmas in St. Lucia at Summer prices. Fall deals to Jamaica…Holiday Inn 3 nts., $599, Jamaica Grand 1 FREE nt. 4 nts. $699, 6 nts. $829; Couples Resort, 3nts. $799 Royal Plantation , SPA $350 credit, 6 nts. $2199 All inclusive with Air non stop Champagne flight Air Jamaica.; Ireland Emerald Pack. From $479 Jan 01 to Feb 28 Air, 6nts. 1nt Hotel and 5 B&Bs weekly car rental, Full Irish Bkfts. Daily Comp Irish Coffee welcome.

QE2 Fall Holiday Quebec to N.Y. 10 days $1796 Oct. 9 only; London Shopping Spree, R/T air from NY transf. 3 nts. acc. Bayswater Inn, only $399; Companion flies FREE to Europe. Singles Oct. month in Long Bay Resort BVI,; 2 for 1 on Radisson Seven Seas. Thanksgiving, 6 days Budapest Air/ 4nts hotel/Brkfts/ arr. Transf. $399; 6 days Vienna Air/4nts bfkts $499; 7 days Rio, 5nts. hotel bfkts $629; 8 days Bejing Air/6nts hotel/bkfts, transf. $489; 9 days China w 4day Yangtze Cruise $1199; 6 days Budapest, Vienna and Prague by rail $799 R/T air.

More travel specials on WNYX-TV now on UHF Ch. 26

Give me a call and "Away We Go!!!"

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