2003-11-21 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

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

Though only a week away from Thanksgiving, it is beginning to look alot like Christmas with the opening of New York’s Fifth Avenue Store windows filled with theme-animated decorations. Rockefeller Center’s annual tree lighting will take place Dec. 1 to the spectacular thrill of viewers. And speaking of Holiday decorations why not carry them on your nails? Janet of Studio J painted Halloween designs on my nails and three weeks later I still don’t want to give them up. Janet has a new manicure system that dries your nails in three minutes

coats them with super shine to last forever….at least three weeks for all to admire and comment. Try it just once and you will see how much enjoyment you’ll get out of them.

Breezy Point has it’s own tree lighting with caroling, cider and cookies and super raffle prizes This year it will be held Fri. evening, Dec. 5 in front of the Breezy Stores. Gather around, meet your neighbors for a fun evening with adults and children. You may also win a prize!

Helene and Peter Danzilo returned to their "Pink Palace" from vacation home in Las Vegas where they attended Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank’s birthday party and had a sensational time.

Just about now you are wondering what toys to get the Children for Christmas. Top of the award winning toys is the Together Tunes mentioned last week. Young babies and toddlers are enthralled with it as it teaches them musical tunes, animals, colors and all sorts of things, Most of all it entertains them without Mom or Dad for hours. Not inexpensive, but well worth it. A must for your toddler There is also the cuddly musical friend, Playtapus, another Neurosmith toy that plays four musical styles as you press the buttons that light up on his body. It has a rattle on its tail and attaches to crib or stroller, For the tweens or teens is the Charm It Dance Bag decorated with interchangeable charms. Each charm releases with a clasp and can be substituted with another. There are 150 Charms from which to choose. You can just get a bracelet and build from there. A big hit with teenagers. The Dance Bag is large enough to tote their belongings for a day. Also to keep your precious ones warm in cold winter is the Wrappa-doodle wool scarf with Velcro detachable tiny interchangeable animals. Your kids will love it. As I come across new and unique products for our little ones I will inform you. All available in Toys R US, Specialty stores and handled by our own local merchants. Ask for them.

If you haven’t seen "Aida" yet, give yourself a treat. It is so beautifully done. Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams joined the cast in the title role, Nov. 18. Tickets to this show make a great gift for adults as well as young adults.

The Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Normandy press conference was held at the Chelsea Pier’s Lighthouse on Veteran’s Day under the patronage of Richard Duque, Consul General of France and Madame Anne D’Ornano, President of Calvardos State and V.P. of the Normandy Tourist Board. Most Americans have experienced grave disappointment in France for the lack of support for the war in Iraq. However, had you been at this conference you could not help be moved by Madame Anne D’Ornano, an American raised and educated, charming, attractive French woman as she spoke (sans accent) so eloquently and emotionally about the many Americans who are buried under their sod in Normandy. She passes the graves daily and never fails to stop and be thankful to them and wonder what these men were like, the color of their hair and skin, were they short or tall, did they have a big smile, did they have moms and dads, girlfriends and wives back home to miss them or were they alone in the world with no one to cry tears for them? Did they have dreams of the future? Were they scared and filled with terror when they landed? How many of us think or our American soldiers of our other wars that way? And, now even in Iraq. What Madame D’Ornano was revealing to us was that the French are still our very close friends and never have they forgotten the great sacrifices of the American boys. They have annual celebrations with fireworks, music, food etc. to give honor to the bodies laid to rest under their grounds. The 60th Anniversary of Normandy will be held this year with an extravagant celebration. You may wish to visit these beautiful sacred sites and experience spiritual peace as you gaze among their graves. Special Normandy packages with tours are available.

Sadness at the loss of Art Carney, Jackie Gleason’s sidekick. Art Carney, by the way, was one of the soldiers who landed in Normandy. He was shot in the leg and limped for the rest of his life but he survived. Weren’t we lucky!

A new "Moisture Color " hair lightener product was beautifully presented to the press at the Warwick hotel. An outstandingly beautiful violinist with musical accompaniment warmed up the audience, which was treated to an array or hair colors and super styles on gorgeous models. Moisture Color is a new hair color process that retains the moisture and puts shine in extra curly hair, straightened or not. It will be coming to your salons soon.

TRAVEL: Virgin Atlantic introduced reclining seats that turn into beds for your flight to London. They also offer spa services with masseuse and manicurist. Peru is turning into a top vacation destination…A new train thru Machu Picca passes three Orient Express Hotels to offer a most deluxe travel experience in this fascinating part of the world; Special honeymoon Safari pkgs to So. Africa with Orient Express Hotels Free stays at Westcliff, Johznassburg and Mt. Nelson, Cape Town, 4 nt./5day stay $2,340p.p. 6nt. $3,170p.p., (3) comps…… 2 nts. FREE any one loctions w meals & drinks / inter camp flts if booked before Mar. 1 get comp 3 nts. Mt Nelson bfkts daily. (This is the ultimte in honeymoons, believe me.), Las Vegas Air/3nts $74 ; Maui, Hawaii, 4nts. include. Air $398; Jet Blue cross country $99-119; 4nts. Mexico, Carnival Cruise Line $229; 6nts. London/Paris $499……2nd person FREE in Riviera Maya, Cancun ..1st person $679 , 2nd FREE . 50$ off QE2 Holiday in Carib Dec. 21, 15 days, $2,939; Tokyo in a week ..R/T Air, 5nts deluxe, Bfts daily, limo transf., tours etc Sat. dep from L.A. $1099; Ireland’s Emerald Pkg., Air/ Car/ 6nts accm. From $479, Jan 1 to Feb 28.; All incl. in Jamaica till Dec. 14, 3nts….$649, 6nts. $929. Golf , $199 extra; Antigua, $749; ...More specials on WNYX-TV, UHF Ch. 35. E-mail dorothydunne@ yahoo, com.

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