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July 21, 2015 Robin Chase was giving a book talk about her newest book "Peer Inc." fascinating talk about collaboration and the future. My favorite slide was the one with Superman "The Right Person Will Appear"!   She is one of the co-founders of ZipCar.

 

June 28, 2015 Fancy Food Show: I forgot my Tums.  This is a where you go with an appétitate, but then again it becomes so overwhelming to say the least.   You would go from eating ham to chocolate to pizza to cheese, pate you name it it was on the floor.  All I could handle was one day out of three and never made it to the fancy fancy foods.  Lots of new products and soooo many of the same.  One thing I learned was that coconut sugar is supposed to be healthier for you especially if you are diabetic.  Need to check this out as I am learning more and more uses for coconut oil.  The one thing you have to learn when attending these type of shows is to only eat that which you really could possibly like and have only one sample. 

 

June 20, 2015  I ventured to Brooklyn where The SEED held its conference and fair geared to all things organic.  What a fun time I had trying out so many delicious foods and products. 

April 28, 2015 The SHE product event.  All the products are geared towards women. It is just amazing how many new idea's seem to keep popping up and come to market.  I love my Tara style Cobb Hill shoes that I have worn all summer just like a pair of slippers.  They have New Balance technology and all I can say is WOW when walking the streets of New York or trade shows. 

April 27, 2015 Invited to the New York Film Gala honoring Robert Redford.  How special that was and to be taken on a journey through all of his films and accomplishments.  Jane Fonda, spoke, however, it was Barbara Streisand who presented the Chaplin Award to Robert Redford.  The man has done so much: actor, producer, created the Sundance Festival and still makes movies.   Mutli-talented and seems so humble; while I was sitting third row center I didn't actually speak with him.  It was a fun time.

April 22, 2015 What a fascinating day about the future held in conjunction with the Tribecca Film Festival.  Learned about companies without walls, AOL Tom Armstrong spoke about collaboration, advertising and eye balls (and shortly thereafter bought Huffington Post), how robotics are playing a role in our lives now and in the future.  But the most enlightening was a presentation about 3D printing and how it well even change the food we consume.

 

March 3, 2015 the Consorzio Della Denominazione San Gimignano wine tasting.  Every time I attend one of these wine tastings I always learn something new.  For a reserve wine it has to be identified at harvest....how difficult can that be.  Wines from this area are a little jewel box.  The grapes have to cool off at night and the soil is either an ocean breeze or hill side where the frost sinks to the bottom.  There are 350 DOC's in Italy which can be confusing especially if you are trying to break into the wine business.  The wines from this tasting are family owned and run.   Interesting side note that the area surrounding produced acclaimed saffron with documents dating back to 1321(certainly prior to the founding of the USA).  Found a wine from Casa Luch that does organic growing.  I stayed in San Gimignano and wish this tasting was held prior to my visit, well it gives me an excuse to return. 

December 2, 2014 with all the wonderful wine tasting events I attend you would be amazed at how often I consume wine otherwise.  Don't get me wrong I love a good bottle of wine to share with friends and even then sometimes I will pass.  It was so great running into an old friend Winnie Burwell (Where There's Wine There's Winnie) at this tasting.  Although wines were the reason we were in attendance and they were wonderful they also served Risi & Bisi (Venetian-style Risotto with peas) courtesy of Molto Italiano by Mario Batali  YUM

             

  

December, 2014 brings out the Nutcracker at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.  I was thrilled to be invited as I have never seen this ballet and it is a must at least once.  Curtain time is early and I couldn't figure it out until I saw all the young children attending.  It was a beautiful way to start the holiday season.  My biggest surprise came when the conductor came on stage...it was a woman!!

November 3rd, 2014 American Express held a CEO Open Forum boot camp.  This was quite a day of learning and sharing with sessions like: "Standing Out in a Crowde Marketplace with Amanda Hesser of Food52, Lili Lynton of the Dinex Group and Danielle Gould of Food+Tech Connect.  Next up from a choice of three workshops i.e. Lean Startup Strategies of Small Business with Kathryn Finney, digitalundivided.  Then it was Social Media Power Hour featuring heavy weights like Brinn Sanders of Twitter, Vikram Bhaskaran of Pinterest, Stacey Aronstein of LinkedIn, Caroline Ghosen of Levo League and Carrie Kerpen of Likeable Media.   The day just kept getting better with more and more information to digest.  Then there was the fireside chat with Diane von Furstenberg.  WOW to listen to her speak about her early days and being so frank/blunt was refreshing and not a canned interview. Which she goes into more detail in her book "The Woman I wanted to Be"

According to the American Express OPEN 2014 State of Women-Owned Business Report, New York State is home to 682,200 female-owned firms, the third most of any state.  The number in NY grew by 73% from 1997-2014 and more specifically, NYC alone grew the number by 30.4% since 2002.

October 8, 2014 this was the year of the 20th Annual Women on Wall Street Conference: Collective Wisdom hosted by Deutsche Bank.  It has truly been a conference of growth for women on Wall Street.  It was interesting to listen to Maria Bartiromo speak about women in the work force.   It was especially enlightening to listen to Shonda Rhimes (Creator and Executive Producer of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" and also Executive Producer of "How To Get Away with Murder"  One powerful talented woman who has won many awards and has been listed as one of the "50 most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune Magazine.   So where are my photos?!!!

September 30, 2014 attended a Global Spa & Wellness Summit  (Globalwellnessinstitute.com)I never realized that it's a $3.4 trillion dollar global wellness market and is now three times larger than worldwide pharmaceutical industry, seeing the most significant growth since 21010.  Among the top growth areas are "Healthy eating, nutrition and weight loss"  The spa industry grew 58% from $60 billion in 2007 to $94 billion in 2013 with 47% increase in spa location from 71,762 to 105,591.  spafinder.com tag line is that it is not  luxury but a necessity.  Waiting for what is in store for Seniors.  Here is a free resource to inform and empower:  wellnessevidence.com  let me know how it works for you.

September 21, 2014 we had the Earth Day March.  While it was peaceful it reminded me of the old protests of the'60's.

September, 2014 Time Warner Center had models out of what the new Hudson Yards would look like when completed over the train tracks.  Lots of glass!        

August 12, 2014 invited someone to join me at the Sea Grill Riesling Wine Dinner hosted by David Rosengarten & Toni Jost.  Riesling is one of my all time favorite wines; so I was in heaven.  We started with appetizers and of course champagne to match.  But the rest of the pairings for dinner where Riesling's.  It was one of those times you just couldn't get enough of each dish.  We had four courses plus dessert and my guest wanted to lick the plates.  It was sooo delish!

June 9, 2014 I was invited (and you didn't have to ask me twice) to the Annual Wine Media Guild Dinner at Cafe Evergreen Chinese restaurant.  Being the annual dinner for those who write about wine you just can not imagine the wines I tasted. We were greeted wih a glass of Mionetto Prosecco to start the evening off with.  Since it was a BYOB, the members brought out the best from their cellars and let me tell you it was just awesome (2009 Ferrante Grand River Valley Cabernet Franc Ice Wine, 1993 Rivendell, Tear of the Clouds Late Harvest Vignoles, 2000 Quinta do Vale Meao; just to name a few).  I was able to take a couple of bottles home that were not guzzled down.  One Port I went to buy and I said upon learning of the price "That's very nice".  Saving the bottle has given me terrific memories.  Thank you Shirley Alpert of inviting me. 

April, 2014  There is nothing like Macy's flower show to get spring in the air no matter what the weather outside is.

March, 2014 thought I heard that the famous Katz's delicatessen was about the close so Coleen Fitzgibbons and me headed over for a last cornbeef sandwich.  Well it turns out they weren't closing so soon.  But what the heck had fun and a good lunch.

 

February 4, 2014 invited to attend the Les Dames d'Escoffier private 50th Anniversary Luncheon at Le Perigord.  What a treat with special dishes served up especially for this event with wines to match of course :) provided by House of Burgundy.  

February 3rd, 2014 brought the first of the year's wine tasting.  I have not leaned the art of spitting. :)   A few of the women vintners.

January, 2014 NY Times Travel show makes me want to get on the next plane out of here.   We watch cigars being made, Foie Gras owner Ms. D'Artagnan who started this wonderful company which has expanded into so much more, cook up something special.  While traveling you happen to be looking for the Loo you might want to try one of Live Leaf's solution which they harness the healing power of nature.

             

December, 2013 the holiday party at Les Dame Les Escoffier.  What fun meeting some incredible chefs

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November 15, 2013 Women in Whites: The James Beard Foundation Gala hosted at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.   What a fun experience witnessing these amazing chefs win an award and sampling some of the hors d'oeuvres back stage in the kitchen. Yum.  Even Martha Stuart got in the act.

    

Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery, Los Angeles, CA), Melissa Kelly (Primo, Rocklans, ME), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco),  Kristen Kish (Menton, Boston, MA) Barbara Lynch (No. 9 Park, Boston, MA)


Mystery Man and Woman with Gail Simmons, Tyra Banks and Martha Stewart

 
                             

October 19th, 2013 I dropped in at Best Buy where the Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Lloyd, of Magnolia Bakery was demoing some products. 
I loved it when she took one of her cupcakes and spilt it in half, thus putting the icing in the center making what I call a cup-wich.  Have to try that.

October, 2013 went to a friends annual "Tea Party" where her boyfriends daughter made a special cake for the occasion: 

     Tea cups waiting to be filled    

October 15, 2013: was invited once again to the annual event that Deutsche Bank holds honoring women: "Women on Wall Street".  this years 19th Annual conference was on Game Changers.  The conference started with Olympia Snowe, Former US Senator and I was thrilled to listen to her answer questions for forthright.   Wonder if it is because she is now out of office and promoting her new book? 

The panel included:
Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer New York State Common Retirement Fund, Sallie krawcheck, Owner, 85 Broads, Mary Schapiro, Managing Director and Chairman of the Governance and market Practice, Promontory Financial and Clara Shih, CEO and Founder, Hearsay Social. 

Vicki being a woman of color talked about her being the only one woman and having a double impact on what she has done in her life.  Sallie Krawcheck spoke about when she was at Citi and they invested in bad investments.  While she talked about doing the right thing and returning money on the bad decisions the bank made she also landed on the front page of The Wall Street Journal as she was fired.  With all this she turned the bad into quite a few positive steps in her career. 

The we had Mary Schapiro who is basically a D.C. government native and shared her experiences on that side of the fence. 

Clara Shih created her own business and was startled to find out it was a hit as she kept on going.  She decided to write a text book which is now used at Harvard.  Now she is one of the youngest women to sit on a board directors (Starbucks).

One of the take-always is that: Networking is the most important tool to grown your business.  It is OK to stumble....it's how you pick yourself up and carry on that matters. 

October 2013, This is so amazing:  Housing within Reach of Most New Yorkers By Linda Hoffman

It’s no secret that housing costs in New York City are among the highest in the nation.

That is why we at New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, the only non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving seniors throughout New York City’s five boroughs, developed the intergenerational Home Sharing Program, which eases financial burdens and provides companionship for both young and old.

The only one of its kind in the city, our free matching service pairs “hosts” who have extra private bedrooms in their homes or apartments to share with responsible, compatible “guests” seeking suitable affordable housing.

The service matches adults 18 and over; either the “host” or the “guest” must be 60 years of age or older. The Home Sharing Program also provides housing for individuals with developmental disabilities capable of independent living. “Hosts” offering their homes to these high-functioning individuals must be age 55 or over.

Learn How It Works along with Additional Housing and Services call: 212-962-7559, or visit: www.nyfsc.org

October 11th, 2013 Started off the fall season tasting some fantastic wines during House of Burgundy's Annual Grand Tasting at The Russian Tea Room. Here is a dear friend Shirley Alpert (Previously the PR gal for House of Burgundy) with Mehmet Yorukoglu, President. 

                                

 

November 14th, 2013 Celebration of the life of Lou Reed with a tribute at Lincoln Center where many of his friends/colleagues attended along with his wife.  They had music blasting from the speakers and I was not able to stay long.  A beautiful day as people greeted people who they hadn't seen in decades but all had Lou in common.

 

I've just started a page with TIPS to make ones live simpler.  Check it out and send me your tips.

Wendy Weiss, The Queen of Cold Calling™ shares how you can get an email address with this simple search: "Title + @CompanyName.com". For example, if you're looking for the email address of the CEO at XYZ Company and their website is xyzcompany.com the search would be: "CEO + @xyzcompany.com".

This is scary: From NaturalNews: The Healthcare.gov website turns out to be a Trojan Horse that gathers emails, passwords, social security numbers, private banking details and other information you would normally want to keep private. This information is then cross-referenced to your computer's IP address. From there, all your web surfing habits are tracked by IP and recorded along with your social security number. The Obamacare exchanges then promises to take any information you provided them and "turn it over to law enforcement" and IRS auditors. This is not a joke. This is how the government has tricked millions of people into self-incrimination. See the proof in my feature story: http://www.naturalnews.com/042427_Obamacare_private_details_Trojan_Horse.html

September, 2013 is Fall Fashion Week in New York City.  Being at Lincoln Center the plaza has it's own vibe and fashion all it's own.  These are just some of the pictures I have taken to share with you.  Fun Fun Fun
 

July 17th, 2013 women get your game on for next year and check out www.lorealwomenindigital.com to see how you could win. Great prize of money and more important is the mentorship program that identifies and provides opportunities to technology companies that are run by women and have the potential to shake-up the beauty industry.

The winners announced at the Ceremony Featured Guest Host Olivia Munn, Star of HBO's ‘The Newsroom’ and Self Proclaimed ‘Hollywood Geek’ what a riot. So down to earth and quite witty with her ad lib’s rocking the place. The three standout female-founded and led digital companies, selected from a group of more than 1,600 nominations were:  http://youtu.be/c6-et8jDm4Y

 JOYUS, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder and CEO- JOYUS is the world's first premium online video shopping
experience for the modern woman.


Poptip, Kelsey Falter, Founder and CEO- Poptip is a software platform that enables crowd participation.
The Poptip platform has two products: Poptip Questions, which offers the ability to ask questions and surveys over social media, and Poptip


72Lux, Heather Marie, Founder and CEO - 72Lux is a software company with patent-pending technology
that enables digital publishers to sell the products they feature in their editorial.

After eating up a storm at the Sushi table, caped it off with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and a shot of milk

I left the event with my very heavy gift bag of L’Oreal hair products.  I was so proud of all these women and what they have and will accomplish. Can’t wait to see what is in store for next year.


July 11 2013, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Restaurant party to celebrate and try different cocktails and wines at the new NoMad. Some of them were just a tad too sweet for my taste buds and others I couldn’t get enough. However, it was exciting to meet some of the winners for the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Restaurant Issue Celebration. It truly was a wonderful evening - from the beautiful setting to the great wines, cocktails, food and music - what a great showcase and toast to today’s food and wine culture with the finest leaders in the restaurant industry. This year’s list of 100 includes thirty new winners, along with exclusive chef’s recipes, ingenious wine-pairing ideas for the home chef, editorial on important food trends in 2013 and an enticing selection of restaurant dishes diners will not want to miss. Check out the list here: http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/2013-100-Best-Restaurants-in-America/

Here is a recipe to share…..they had more than wine.
DEWAR’S Honeysuckle Sour
1.5 oz. DEWAR’S Highlander Honey
.5 oz. Cointreau
.5 oz. fresh lemon
.5 oz. fresh orange juice
1 bar spoon simple syrup

Method: Shake DEWAR’S Highlander Honey with fresh lemon, fresh orange juice and one bar spoons of simple syrup.


July 3rd, 2013: Got into a discussion with a couple sitting next to me at dinner and want to share with you some vital information that I hope you will never need. See he is a doctor and had to give a lecture on saving lives out of the box. One of the items is #DuctTape. Apparently, after his lecture a doctor (one who was in the audience) was called when a sailor on a sailing trip was hit in the head with a boom pealing back his head. Those on board rejected his idea as it would cause an infection. Well the doctor said I would rather treat the infection than a dead person. What was the controversy all about: using DuckTape to tape the persons head.

This program also streams at time of cable casting on www.mnn.org or watch it on YouTube http://youtu.be/mNBnYhYLzDY at your leisure.

Once a month William Sonoma highlights artisan vendors and for the month of July they showcased:
Little Bird Chocolates: Perfect Bites of Decadence
Sara Meyer, Owner
sara@littlebirdchocolates.com
www.littlebirdchocolates.com

Big City Nuts
www.gracefulfoods.com produced in Long Island City, NY
owned by Karen@garacefulfoods.com

Are you prepared for an emergency? Read my thoughts on this.
This article on how to clean your home the holistic and natural way is great: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/02/26/how-to-keep-your-home-clean-naturally.aspx I personally use vinegar and water to clean and heal so many things.

June 4, 2013 As part of an ongoing “Women in Leadership” series honoring noteworthy Canadian women: Dr. Karyn, an educator, speaker, and media personality, was acknowledged for her wide-ranging work with families and professionals. We mingled in the lovely Park Avenue residence formerly home to Ken Taylor, who was instrumental in the covert “Canadian Caper” operation depicted in the Oscar winning film Argo.

In his introduction, John F. Prato spoke of Dr. Karyn’s work in New York City as being representative of the healthy relationship and strong bond between Canada and the United States, calling her “an incredible part of the Canadian fabric.” Dr. Karyn has taken her deep understanding and used it to build a larger platform to facilitate dialogue regarding parenting and relationships, Consul General Prato noted. Dr. Karyn Gordon: One of North America’s leading relationship and parenting experts, a best-selling author, media personality, motivational speaker, and founder of dk Leadership, Dr. Karyn’s mission is to inspire people to dream their best life and learn the tools and do it!

May 8th, 2013 attended “Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World” conference hosted by Angela Jia Kim founder of Savor the Success www.savorthesuccess.com. What an event with take away tips to make you think and grow your business. Simon Sinek-The Power of Why and author of “Start with Why” Stop managing and start leading: was one of many potent remarks he made: Now to get the book. Amanda Steinberg: rejection/disappointment.....what she does is gives herself two hours of intense rejection time to cry scream whatever then moves on. Make sure you are serving a market that can afford you. One important topic was how do you pay yourself from this business? Start with a separate business i.e. a checking account that you simulate a monthly draw. You have to look at money as a game and it is all a numbers game. Most importantly have to address stories we say about money and our feelings.

May 8th, 2013 a neighbor came knocking on my door to hand me two tickets to see Jersey Boys. What a wonderful gift! While this is a story about the Four Season and Frank Valli it showed what a performer’s life on the road is like, and most likely still is, affecting their relationship with his family. His first wife had quite an impact in shaping his career.

April 26, 2013 “spark ignite your network” organized by National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). And what a network event it was. We were seated at round tables for 8 making it quite easy to connect with the other people at the table in the ballroom at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, which was filled to capacity. Arriving at the event we were given a wonderful bag filled with goodies of empowering items from some of the women owned businesses. NAPW mission is to provide the most advanced forum for members to connect with like-minded professional women. And it did not let you down.

Starr Jones was the moderator and host with the moistest. She reviewed her life history starting out as an attorney and then becoming a co-host on “The View” which catapult her to be a national household word. She is a very personable woman who came up to me after I took her picture and introduced herself to me: “Hi, I’m Star Jones” and I shook her hand and told her my name. It was quick and gracious. Well I was also in the press room.

The ballroom erupted when she walked to the podium. Starr revealed her seven tools to Success:
1. Investigate: what do you want to achieve, what need to get there
2. Initiate: how to plan to change, get it started
3. Insight; self-evaluation, review how failed in past
4. Intuition
5. Intention; focus on results want to have
6. Inspiration: what brings you joy
7. Innovation: take a risk and bust out of the old
Star additionally mentioned to be prepared, focus on future with reinvention and what is the one thing that is self-sabotaging you from advancing.

Arianna Huffington, was just a gracious in introducing herself. It was fascinating to hear about her background and how she started the Huffington Post. One of the key things she believes in is “napping” just like Winston Churchill. It recharges one’s mind and body. What we want to do is change the sold so operate from “abundance”.

Then after a lovely lunch Martha Stewart joined Star. She briefly talked about her time in jail and how that affected her. Now she is out scouting the country for those who do it themselves in crafts. She found this to be empowering for women as well. Now with so much behind her she is looking for a man and will be going on-line to Match.com to put up her bio and see what happens. Wish her lots of luck.

Panel of women included: Lesley Jane Seymour who said “special hell for women who don’t help other women”. We are all in it together sharing mistakes she’s made in the past. How she was sabotaged by a best friend in HR. When she receives something in email/mail/phone message that requires a response from her she evaluates as to the importance of doing it right now.

Desiree Rogers who used to be in the White House said: FEAR don’t allow people to tell you who you are. You truly fail when you give up on self.

Kim Garst whose approach is to collaborate in getting you and your brand recognized especially in social media.

Monique L. Nelson shared how she wound up being a global marketing executive and winning awards.

It was a very informative time and they had women coming from all over the country with a variety of businesses. Some of them were quite unique.

Me and my moment! Star Jones Desiree Rogers , Adriana Huffington and Star Jones

April 10th, 2013 NYC Pet Home show. I just love pets at going to this show was so much fun: pets galore. There was a tread mill for dogs and I missed that photo op as I was laughing so much with this great big German Shepard lying down on the tread mill. Have to say this poor dog was not used to city life and came in from California the day prior additionally he just wasn’t used to doing his business on cement. Many interesting products from blueberry dog shampoo to fun food products. While I enjoyed them all the Eco-fetcher is like a Frisbee made out of Hemp: the strongest natural fiber on Earth. Mary Wolff founded HONEST PET PRODUCTS in Green Bay Wisconsin designs and manufactures truly natural dog and cat toys made of hemp fabrics and organic wools by disabled and impoverished people: woman owned business www.honestpetproducts.com

February, 2013 I heard Doreen Virtue for the first time speak at the Hay House summit "I Can Do It"  on Angel's and how they are around us and here to help.  Very uplifting and inspiring the entire conference.
 

January 2013 started off the year with an Italian wine tasting event.
Woman Vintner    Chateau Coutet wines with another woman vintner.


December, 2012 had the pleasure of meeting Holly Robinson Peete for an NFL kickoff event. 

 

 

 

 

 

October, 2012 This was something to get right up and close with Columbus.  If you are from New York City you are familiar with the statue at Columbus Circle.  They were celebrating his Birthday and I was a guest of First Republic Bank.  The elevator the artist constructed for this incredible display was so rickety that I was holding on for dear life even though we were only going up a short distance.  He was the centerpiece in a living room setting with fantastic pictures all around and you had an awesome view of Central Park.

  The man himself.  Me and my man!  
Gives you an idea how large the statue is. 

November 2011 went to a promotional event for MnM's and all their new products along with some old ones.  This was a perfect event for a chocolateholic!  Joining me was Kathleen Troutman who I've interviewed about resumes and getting a job with the Federal Government and also one for Veterans, since she was in town to teach at a special seminar. 
 
Checking in  My badge   Me, Jess Gordon and Kathleen Troutman

On March 10th, 2011, I hosted a gathering with Sarah Beatty (a previous guest) sharing how and why she started Green Depot and the lessons along the way. 

Prizes were given out and everyone one had a good time at the Carlyle showroom.


Are you prepared for an emergency?  Read my thoughts on this. 

This article on how to clean your home the holistic and natural way is great: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/02/26/how-to-keep-your-home-clean-naturally.aspx  I personally use vinegar and water to clean and heal so many things.

STAGGERING WORRY FOR YOUR CREDIT CARDS: IF YOU HAVE THIS CHIP IN ANY OF YOUR CARDS, GO TO YOUR BANK AND TELL THEM THAT YOU WANT YOUR CARD WITHOUT THIS RADIO CHIP Watch this video an eye opener: http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/lLAFhTjsQHw%26sns=em

Wondering where to put your money?  Check out Savings Bonds Series I for another place to park $10,000 a year.... check the fine print for more options.  Series I savings bonds pay a yield that is tied to the Consumer Price Index. Only way to purchase them is through the Treasury Department.  www.treasurydirect.gov 

$58 Billion Unclaimed funds: is some of it yours?  Check out this article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/-58-billion-unclaimed--is-some-of-it-yours--202441269.html

This is an amazing library:   thefreelibrary.com

Starting a business and need resources?  Check out the New York Public Library http://www.nypl.org/smallbiz

Did you know if you are gone from your residence for more than two consecutive months your home owners insurance might not be valid?

Consult an attorney before you take money out of your retirement plans to help pay for your mortgage especially in a foreclosure or short sale.  Retirement plans are a protected class in a bankruptcy.

Have a noisy neighbor?  You might want to read the latest article where a former guest Arline Bronzaft is quoted in the NY Post

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone, and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/ http://www.cleaningforareason.org/
 

March 24, 2010 Oh my Gosh went to a "Let's Eat Media Event" and sampled so many products a quick run down:
-Eggland's Better Eggs:  less cholesterol 175 mg vs 213  www.eggland.com
-Loved the tervis tumbler....excellent way to keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot without burning yourself.
-daelia's biscuits...the almond with raisins that are specially made for cheese....let me tell you I didn't eat these I inhaled them with some farm fresh cheese!
-Then we had a silver of on e of the "Prosperity Cades" oh my gosh...did I have a sugar high at 11:00 a.m....good, but eat an egg first for something.  www.fullcircleflavors.com  A company owned by three sisters.
-Keeping snacks healthy were the "Gudernoobs" with only 60 calories, 5g of sugar with an assortment of main ingredients.  Made by Woohoo.com
-Due to our visit with Circulon we have a wonderful recipe "Salmon with Mango Salsa" for the grill for everyone to try.
-Then I tried "Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie" and shared this with the women in the office...they wanted more.  www.brownbuttercookies.com  two sisters own this.
-WannaHavaCookie?  So good they look like mallowmars...but the taste is completely different.  Another woman company www.wannahavacookie.com
-Then we had some new decadent chocolates, delectable fruit jellies and mouth-watering fruit marvels that my taste palette kept screaming for more!  The New WONKA Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Bar is made with bits of scrumptious toffee pieces, crispy cookies and crunchy peanuts wrapped in milk chocolate. The New WONKA Chocolate Waterfall Bar tempts the taste buds with a combination of creamy white chocolate swirled in milk chocolate. And finally, the New WONKA Domed Dark Chocolate Bar is made of rich, velvety dark chocolate topped with smooth milk chocolate drops.  You get the picture....a choco-alcoholics dream.  And they have a contest....sad to say it wasn't my time to win yet!
-Then Dr. Lucy Gibney discovered her son had severe food allergies, she got down to serious business—in the kitchen. Today, Lucy’s gluten-free, allergy-friendly cookies are a delicious alternative for people with or without special dietary considerations
-Then the time savor of all time came from Uncle Ben's Boil-in-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice...along with some new products.  Check it out for a quick meal for us busy women.
-Temptation Temptation with Pamela's products all these great tasting, all natural, wheat-free and gluten-freed desserts. 

I hope everyone has an opportunity to tune into PBS on April 12, 2010 and watch Among The Righteous....so many Arabs helped Jews during WWII and even in the movie Casablanca they mention concentration camps.  Was this ever an education for me on North Africa.  Got to check it out.  It is based on Robert Satloff's book and what was so amazing was how many women are still alive because of these courageous Arabs.

Did you know that homes built prior to 1930 were more solar controlled than we have now!!  We need to revert back to the old and tried ways of our forbearers. 

For all you wanabe's film makers: July 31st, 2010 is the deadline for Manhattan Short Film Festival  www.manhattanshort.com   let me know if you enter and I'll post it here! Good luck!

March 18th, 2010 Kotex is starting a new campaign to help young women think and talk different about their bodies know as "U by KOTEX".  For every woman who joins the campaign www.ubykotex.com Kotex will make a $1.00 donation to Girls for A Change.

March 2010: Would you believe it....30 years ago Post-it was discovered by accident and started out as a pale yellow.  Now it is thriving with some of the most exciting colors you can imagine and all different formats.  I attended their birthday party "Poptimistic Collection" and was amazed at all the specialty notes sizes and shapes they come in.  My favorite is the laptop dispensers. 

February 13th, 2010 Fran lee passed away...a guest on The Woman's Connection when we first started out in the 1990's.  She had her own program on "How TO" do and fix things.  But she was best known for her 1972 activism on getting rid of Dog Waste. and became law in 1978..in New York City, we now have the Pooper Scooper Law thanks to her. As Ed Koch once said "New Yorkers can hold their heads up high".  Enjoyed my interview with her and her frankness!!

November 26th, 2009:  Leslie Landis thought you might enjoy the 10 Reasons Why You Should be an Overeater this Thanksgiving:

1. Instant gratification saves time.
2. Aren’t we supposed to end world hunger?
3. Why cut pork when the government won’t?
4. Grow the economy and yourself.
5. The U.S.A. can still be No. 1 in something!
6. Excess is a normal American trait.
7. It is good exercise for your jaw.
8. You won’t have to fight temptation.
9. Overeaters get a lot of attention.
10. It sure does taste good.

Enjoy the bounty this holiday brings.

November 25th, 2009 I learned of one of my former guests passed away: Rusty Kanokogi.  I first meet Rusty in 1996 and she became a guest in 1997.  As a seventh-degree black belt she is responsible for getting women's Judo in the Olympics.  On the show she demonstrated a couple of moves...and you can be sure I did not participate.   We will miss Rusty as I felt fortunate to have meet her and stayed in contact all these years.  A great lady who leaves us a great legacy!

On November 13th, 2009 I attended the 6th annual "Stevie Awards for Women in Business" at the New York Marriott Marquis. "Stevies" in Greek stand for crowned, which is produced by a man: Michael P. Gallagher, President.  The gala was co-hosted by FOX News anchor, Cheryl Casone along with Co-Star of The Apprentice and former Executive VP of The Trump Organization, Carolyn Kepcher; quite exciting to hear them close up.  While this years awards were broadcast live over radio there were no camera's buzzing overhead.  Over 300 women from around the world attended and from a pool of over 1100 entrants in 54 categories.  If you are interested in entering the contest sign up here Stevie Awards or seeing who the winners are.

 
Winner: Women Helping Women Award
Margaret Manning
CEO
Reading Room
London, United Kingdom

 
Finalist
Lisa Quast
President/Founder
Career Woman, Inc.


Finalist
Cynthia deLorenzi
Cief Diva Extraordinaire
Success in the City

 



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