How many times have you said that to someone? And, now you Can be a Doll. Editor of The Wave, Howard Schwach, called me to let me know he received an image and likeness doll of me from "My MINIME." Well, my curiosity got the better of me and I ran down to The Wave office with my director/cameraman, David Fasano, and was delighted to see Susan Locke, publisher of The Wave, and, of course, Howard Schwach, editor, whom I haven't seen in years.
What do you think of the likeness? …. (Of me and the doll?) They are handmade in Manila, Philippines and it sure makes a unique gift. Call Sandy Bernstein, General Manager of The Wave, whom I missed seeing. Maybe MINIME left word with him how to order them. Their website is: wwwminimeworks.com
And, by the way, Thank you, MINIME. I didn't know I was such a doll. I was never so endowed. The doll is made from a photograph and they do a nice job. Anyone would be flattered to receive a gift like this. I heard recently that you haven't made it till you have a doll made to your image and likeness. So there!
John Crowley, raised in Breezy Point, paid his Mom, Gladys Crowley, a surprise visit. He is now living in Jupiter, Florida with his family. His first born, John John, sadly is no longer with them due to a fatal accident. Deep condolences. However, John is doing fine and it was good to see him at his brother, Bobby Crowley's house where I joined his mother, and wife, Patty and one of her sister's, Karen for a BBQ. It is always good to get together with family. John is going to miss his mother's birthday on August16, but he will be back for Mardi Gras.
I was at the Sugar Bowl last week and they are filled with the beach crowd, as usual, and looking all spruced up for the season. Catie Lynch from Thedford Lane and Eileen Ivers. I believe Catie is headed toward the altar August 15. Happy future. Nearby Tom McNally is renting a beautiful oceanfront home where he was entertaining Laura Russo, Brenda and Peter Manzi, Vicki Schneps from Bayside, Queens.
Keeping up with city events: The Asian Vision Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering more cultural understanding between East and West and helping the people of Asia build more open, just and peaceful societies, ran an auction and fundraiser at the new Centurian Japanese Building, 33 West 56 Street, in their gorgeous Penthouse 1A. It was a fabulous, fabulous party: Japanese food and sushi tables around the room, pass-arounds, open bar, Japanese tea served from Tea Room on West 55 Street, a raffle and an auction and a presentation to help Asian children. The service, the drinks, the food at this beautiful new modern building couldn't be better.
Indonesia Fashions at Indonesian consulate. The models were adorned with heavy headdresses and the gowns are so elaborate. You can see them on their website: www.indonesianewyork. com
Fashions. Fashions, Fashions were at the Javits Center this week. Modo/Curve/Accessories, the show - printable, shockable stockings /ankle bracelets and more. Short, short cameo dresses and sweaters in beautiful fabrics, big, bulky jewelry, sparkles and spangles on dresses. It was nice to run into Jeanne Jamine and Liz Smith who own the Blue Bungalow on 116 Street in Rockaway. You are sure to see some of these items in their local store.
Travel: You can cruise on the Carnival Glory out of New York to New England/Canada for 7 days in Sept. and Oct. for Ins. $439; OV $609;
Dreams, Riviera Grand opening ... 4 nts. Air/all incl. and kids stay FREE.
Keep in touch and ……………………Away We Go!!!