2004-03-26 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host 95 WNYX - TV Morning News
95 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

News Events/Travel Editor/Host 95 WNYX - TV Morning News

95 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Breezy Point’s pretty pink palace resident, Helene Danzilo, underwent open heart surgery for the doctors to perform a triple by-pass. She is still in intensive care as of this writing in Las Vegas Hospital. The doctors expect her to return to her Las Vegas home next week.

Please say a few prayers for Helene.

Joe Kilbride visited his relatives in Buffalo, New York and landed in Peninsula Hospital for two days and is now home recuperating. Eddy Ruoff, in vacationing home in Pompano, Florida, played host with the most to Pat and Jack Smith, Dan Kelly and Tom Coady (Kennedy’s kindest bartender) and wife, Marilyn. Joe Stein mitz from Myrtle Beach and Cleary’s from Stuart, Fla. stopped at "Frank and Stein" Pub in Mexico, N.Y. and ran into Jerry Seinfeld.

There were celebrations with Bob O’Brien and his daughter, Christine O’Connor for her March 13th birthday last week.

Congratulations, Christine.

Manhattan was green and Irish on St. Patty’s Day.

I started out at the Princeton Club amidst the pipers and politicians. Michael McVan from Staten Island, Councilman Miller and former Council Speaker, Peter Valone, Sr. from Que ens, Joe Addabbo to name a few.

The organizer was Pat Farrell and I’d like to know who prepared the deee85licious corned beef hash with cabbage and potatoes that was sooo85.good? It got rave reviews. With little time left I ran over to TGIF’s on 42 Street, where Mayor Bloomberg was winding down his speech. It was a great parade and full day, so much so I never made, socialite, celebrity photographer, Pat McMullen’s party. Can’t always make em all. Maybe, next year85.Chef Rocco DiSpiirito ( of TV Show, Restaurant) launched Rocco Cookware and Rocco Family Food on QVC at a press luncheon at his restaurant, Rocco’s on East 22 Street, whereby the press cooked omelets on his new innovative, unique home burner which would be great for tailgate .or lawn parties. You can look when you cook through glass lids that fit on top the stainless steel and aluminum pots and skillets. "I want to help the home cook grab their share of the good life by offering affordable, high quality, dur able cookware in fun colors," said Rocco. " Mama was ever so present with her warm, gracious smile and so delicious, coconut and garlic covered shrimp and tasty snacks followed by a sit down luncheon of salmon, salad and cheesecake dessert..

It was a beau tiful, fun afternoon. Just tune in to QVC and you can have a super Rocco pot to to prepare your home cooked meal.

Speaking of food the Restaurant and Food Show was at the Javits Center with lots of new products on the market: Soy milk, Char, Tea Latte’, Sig nature Secrets, that thickens liquids in an instant without lumps, low carb, high fiber, local bagels called Sen sibles, put out by Liberty Hearth and many more.

That evening I attended the Res taurant & Food Awards Gala. They honored the Food Network.

Bobby Flay, host of Food Nation was there, Dany Meyer, Pres. Of Union Square Hospitality Group, Sara Moul ton, Host of TV’s Sara’s Secrets and Exec. Chef of Gourmet Magazine, Rachael Ray, Host of 30 min. meals and $40 a day. It was co-chaired by Francis D"Orazi pres. of Cordon Bleu; and John Felin, Pres. and CEO of Bruno’s. The evening had all the flavors of gourmet. Tastefully done.

There is an optional choice for a new submitted concept of the reconstruction of The Twin Towers called The Towers Return by Charles Marchese . Check on the web at: www thetowersreturm.com to view it.

Do you want a brainy baby?

What parent doesn’t? You can help develop both sides of your baby’s brain with BRAINY BABY’S VHSs, CDs and DVDs that teach shapes, colors, animals, the ABCs, 123s and many more. A VTECH product you may have seen it on my TV segments as well as HELLO KITTY85.., large, hug plush toy, Kitty on top of cup cake that records and plays back, large attitude plush and more put out by Nakajima; Gotta Getta a Gund and their marvelous items such as a small Teddy Bear with a recorder and play back, Leopold the roaring leopard; Luke, the Lion, a Gund Fluppet; Silly Sea Squirt Octopus you fill with water that squirts for hours; Tuiti Fruiti Activity Turtle, primary color mobile for baby featuring belly mirror, fish and snail rattle and activity rings. You can hear bird calls all over the house with the Wild Republic Audubon Birds with real bird calls: Urban Birds, Game Birds, Tropical Birds US State Birds and oodles more. They are beautiful to see and hear and will make a bird lover out of your little one. Long, long skirts in chiffons and silks and for daywear on the runway at Linda Lundstrom. Soft plushy plus sizes as well. At the Collective at the Javit’s Civic Center in Manhattan, I spotted a most unique item8585..A beautiful handbag that transforms itself into three bags: from one clear to black, beige and red. Chris Jean calls it Im pur senations, it comes in a Mini Bag size and Day Bag. Clear zippered bag with strap, and three other interchangeable mic rofiber covers.

You have your handbag wardrobe for the season85.. all in one.

TRAVEL: Florida Sun, Newark/St. Petersburg USA 3000 $79; Costa Rica , all include. $749.99, was $1099 Apr 14 &21, Eco Lodge Rainforest and Beach resort 849.99, 3 nts all three meals for stay, horse back riding, kayaking canoeing etc. . Aruba, 7 nts. Air/Land $779; All Include. Tamarijn kids stay Free under 17 $1219;. Cancun, Camino Real all include. Sun Apr. 11 & 25 7nts. $599.99, June 22 ( May 6 to June 17 Add $30); Puerto Plata, all include. $749; Cancun’s Riviera Maya, 5* all include. $899.99 7 nts. Non-stop JFK Queen Mary2 as low as $1749 St Lucia, Rendezvous 5 day One Nt FREE; 8I days Two Nts. FREE, 5 days $1139, 8 days $1569; Anitgua non-stop from JFK 4 to 7nt. Air inclusive $599.

More travel specials on WNYX-TV Mon to Fri. E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo.com.


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