2004-04-23 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host

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

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

It’s here! It’s here! At last, the sun, the warmth, the flowers……….. all signs of Spring. Let’s enjoy!

Even Kennedy’s was filled with happy, smiling faces. At the bar waiting for brunch were: Helen Johnson, Pat Nielsen and Barbara Fish, all aunts from Dayton Towers, celebrating the birth of their brand new niece, Bridget Kathleen, their cute little bunny born on Easter Sunday. She weighed in at 8lbs, 4 oz. presented by parents, Vickie and Jim Keenan. Proud grandparents, Kerry and Brian Mooney and Ed and Kathleen Johnson are from Belle Harbor; proud sister-in-law is Carol Keenan. Young looking and vibrant, Alice Murphy just turned 80 and were given a surprise birthday brunch by family and friends. Sons, William and Joseph, daughters Jacqueline Power and Maryalice Rizzo, best buddy, Kevin Kelly from Breezy and friend Lois Ferguson were among tables of guests.

Nora and Joe Funaro are proud of the fact their son, Colin Jackson was accepted at Stuyvesant High, Bishop Malloy and Regis High, and will be attending Regis H.S. this fall. Their 5-year-old daughter, Lucia will be attending kindergarten.

More prayers needed for Helene D’Anzlio who is recovering very slowly and for husband Peter who took ill.

The Library at St. Edmund’s Church Hall will discuss Tom Brokaw’s new book, "The Greatest Generation" on Thurs., May 3rd. It was chosen at this time in keeping with the long awaited World War 11 Memorial to be dedicated in May in Washington, D.C. Tom Mitchell, Commander of the local VFW will lead the talk. It should be a very interesting evening. All are welcome.

I wish to thank those of you for your kind compliments on my designed nails by Janet of Studio J. She really does remarkable work and does beautiful designs for every occasion. Janet will be offering a special package for all or any of her services in the very near future. It is an offer you can’t refuse. Watch for it in The Wave.

In the meantime, stop in and ask her about it.

An outstanding Australian wine tasting for a select few took place at the elegant Mark Hotel that consisted of a one hour tasting seminar on wines in specific regions of Australia followed by a four course $85 dollar gourmet dinner of seared tuna, scallops, lamb chops, vanilla sorbet, petit fours etc. etc. served with wine to compliment each course. These events take place at different times during the year. You may contact Master Sommelier, Richard Dean at the Mark Hotel especially for the weekend wine festival, July 16 to 18 that starts Friday at 7PM with Bubbly Dom Perignon and Flur de Champagne. Sat. breakfast in room or restaurant followed by Reisling tasting and seminar at 11am, Gala Dinner at 7PM. On Sunday wine buying seminar at 11am and how to order good wine and, brunch at 12:30. Champagne departure at 2pm all for $575p.p.

At the beautiful new Asprey store on Fifth Ave. and 57th St. a preview party was held for the Bill Bernbach Memorial Dinner fund raiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma on May 12 at the Plaza Hotel, NYC. Cocktails at 7pm, dinner 8pm Aerial ballet award winning performance. Black tie. If interested call the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYC Chapter.

Flavors of New York Culinary Gala and Spirits of New York Awards with live and silent auction was held at the Pierre Hotel to raise fund for the liver foundation. It was a beautiful evening and such a great way to give while you get back so much more. Contact the Liver Foundation for their next event.

The new fabulous coffee table book, "Celebrity" with photos by Terry O’Neill, introduced by AA Gill was launched at the new relocated Dunhill store on Fifth Ave. Terry O’Neill proves Celebrities achieve star quality rather than mere renown...Unique poses of our favorite people such as Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, Audrey Hepburn, Mick Jagger, Shirley McLain, Paul Newman, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and on and on, one shot more fascinating than the other, jolts the mind back to time immemorial reflecting our fondest memories of the joy brought by these people.. It is a peeping picture pleasure treasure to page through now and then.

Trouble with pierced ears? I found the perfect solution at the Extract Show called Labbit. It comes in a packet with micro thin wash thread that you pull through the pierced hole in the ear after it is dipped into the cleansing solution included in the package. It is a Thai product and they also make shampoo and conditioner from herbs called U’R that comes in different fragrances, such as "Kaffir Lime. There is a body exfoliate and shower gel and more, all made from herbs Check them out: www.ur-ur.com.

Anti-aging is what it is all about these days and over at the Spa Expo I came across Invisilift, an ultra sound process that eliminates invasive plastic surgery, none of us wishes to go through.

A six week series tightens the skin, builds tighter skin, reduces pore size, clears complexion, diminishes rosacea and takes years off your face. I had one treatment and there was no pain or discomfort. On the contrary, it was soothing ultrasound that covers the face with a slippery gel that doesn’t drip, a very pleasant way to regain some of your lost youthful appearance www.invisilift. com.

TRAVEL: The QM2 has made its first visit to New York on its inaugural run. Many specials are available and it is offering FREE air on the Trans Atlantic crossings. Starting as low as $1799. Get away for three nts. in Punta Canna for 5* all includ, Catalonia Bavaro $449.99 (was $599.99) 4 nts. $599.99 and 7 nts. $729.99; six* Iberostar Bavaro all inclusive 7 nts 899.99..Non-stop JFK. Till end of May Couples Resort Secret Rendezvous $156.25 p.p. p.nt.Wkly Champagne flts NY/ JFK /Bonaire Lions Dive 4days $719 ; Last minute Camino Real 5* all include. 7nts. $529.99

More travel specials on WBYX-TV E-mail: dorothydunne@yahoo.com

Give me a call and ‘Away We G0’.

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