Makes Me Wonder 

I’m paying tribute to a female cop who saved the life of a child. I don’t know if this video is real, but it sure makes me feel good after watching it. I saw it on Facebook where I was encouraged to share it. 

Making The Rounds On The Internet 


Can you guess how many girls are in this picture? 
Swiss photographer Tiziana Vergari has decided to mess with everyone’s minds by posting this image on Instagram. 

Let me know your answer.

Thinking Of You Jill

Our 97 year old dear friend, Jill Strauss, died Sunday morning. She was the mother of our sister-in-law Susan. Her entire life was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and they were devoted to her. You couldn’t ask for more. We will miss you. You treated us like your own.

It’s A Submarine, It’s A Plane

Just when you thought you knew everything about a drone, also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, (UAV),  along comes John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab team with a whole new upgrade. 

Drones can now swim. John Hopkins has developed a drone that can actually stay underwater for months at a time, swim to the surface and then fly when needed. I find this astonishing. This could be perfect for the military, plus security and surveillance companies. These new drones can reportedly also withstand water pressure and corrosion, a tremendous feat.

Pricing for this new advancement hasn’t been established yet. The John Hopkins team said it’s not as expensive as you might think. We certainly are living in times of great technological achievement. 

See the video for a demostration. Read more about it in Engadget.


Happy Birthday Robert Pascal 

Murano residents of South Beach know how to have fun. A group of us got together last night  to celebrate Robert Pascal’s birthday. Robert owns the famous and beloved La Piaggia Beach Club, a big hangout for those who like to party. We are so lucky to have this establishment on our condo premises. 

John and Xavier belly dancing. 

The birthday boy


Party hearty.


Celebrating their recent purchase..


Getting down


Xavier and Ana


Setting the stage


Getting the full treatnent.


Belly dancers everywhere.


Andres jumps from one party to the next.


Best pals


Getting ready for couscous.


Dick and Xavier are good buddies.


Jane and Bas spreading love. Richard shares the spotlight. .


Benoit keeps the party going.


Steve and his bro brought the ammunition.


Ready for the action.


Marcia and Richie are forever party animals


Ruth and Ana go wild.


Good friends just want to have fun.


The group


Jamie and Ana


Ana and me


Happy to party.


We were swinging.


R & R enjoying the night.


Sheryl Schultz Schlackman

Congratulations to Sheryl Schultz Schlackman, the first HWH PR employee. Sheryl is profiled in the recent issue of Fortune magazine as a major financial force in the tech industry. The article profiles the challenges of business women over 50. Sheryl beat the system. She is simply amazing, always was.

Click here to read story.

Image: Fortune Magazine 

Sheryl is on the right. She walked into our 500 square foot offices at 16 East 52nd 40 years ago. She was recommended by Monroe Schulder and Victor Richenstein of Webcor Electronics. Her mother, Claire Rubloff, worked for them. 

Sheryl was a mini me for a number of years. Then she got married, moved away, and started her own tech PR agency outside of New York. It turns out that Sheryl had a head for finance as well as PR. 

She took a percentage of some of her most promising clients and hit the big time. Sheryl then reinvented herself into an angel investor. She is one of the most respected women in the tech financial business. She took me to one of her female investment groups, Golden Seeds, about 10 years ago. 

I felt like I walked into a different world, certainly nothing I was used to. It was like being in a female Shark Tank. In fact, Barbara Corcoran sat right across from me. Female led businesses pitched female angel investors. I loved it.

I was in awe. Watching Sheryl in action was no surprise. She is a self-made success story.

St. Patrick’s Day Doings 

Today was party day. Our great friend Susie Grant invited us to Palm Beach to celebrate St. Patty’s Day  with her famly.

I have known Susie for over 18 years. She is the gal who runs all of the Samsung events. They are so spectacular, that I long ago declared that she is the reason why Samsung is so successful. You have never seen anything like it. They are major theatrical productions that are used for sales meetings, charity events, presentations, and trade shows.

Someone needs to do a coffee table book about Samsung extravaganzas and name Susie the hero.


Susie, Anders, and us


The Grant Clan


Corned beef


Irish bread



Lane Bryant Risqué?  


Gary Arlen

My friend Gary Arlen sent me an email yesterday morning. He is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland, research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging and sometimes conflicting worlds of media, telecommunications and interactive program content.

“Lois.. although this Lane Bryant’s TV commercial doesn’t deal with aging/seniors, it is the kind of thing you would rant about in your blog.”

Do I rant? Let’s assume I do. I decided to watch the Lane Bryant video. NBC and ABC banned it because they said it was too risqué.
Called “This Body,” the TV commercial features women talking about the parts of their body that makes them proud.

Now it’s your turn.

What do you think? 

Lane Bryant posted the ad to its Facebook page and has already generated 2.5 million views. 

I’m so proud of Lane Bryant because of its  creativity and commitment to women of all sizes and ages.

Thank you ! 

First Sign Of Old Age

Stop worrying about your wrinkles, gray hair, and dark spots. That’s not giving away your age. It’s your politically incorrect emails that’s making you look like a dinosaur. 

For heaven’s sake, stop copying everyone’s email  in the carbon copy (cc:) line of an email. It’s not your place to reveal someone else’s email. I can’t begin to tell you how many emails of celebrities, politicians, and  business people I have collected because of exposed names like the one below.

The proper way to send a mass distribution email is to use the bcc: line which stands for blind copy. Put all of the names on that line where everyone is protected. Your message will get sent out to all of the targeted parties while your their identities stay private. 

Welcome to the civilized world of emails where “everyone doesn’t have to know your name.” 


Forget Your Troubles, Come On Get Happy 

Thank you, Judy Garland. 

“Forget your troubles, come on get happy. You better chase all your cares away. Shout Hallelujah, come on get happy.”

This should make you smile. 

I’m always scouting for fun stuff to do that will take my mind away from the things that bother me. Here is a true digital solution. It’s an app called Colorfy,  coloring therapy for adults. 

The app description says,”The secret against anxiety. Let the colors fill your mind in a relaxing painting experience. Time flies by and problems fade away while you chill out and have fun.”

– Color beautiful florals, animals, mandalas, and more

– Choose your favorite color combinations

– Easy! Simply tap to paint and pinch to zoom

– Share your creations with all your friends 



Below is my first attempt. I’m doing this on my iPhone. I’m sure it’s better on a tablet.


Be sure to watch the videos I posted. Have fun coloring away.

Tips For Taking Incredible iPhone Shots

All of the photos below were taken by Emil Pakarklis on his iPhone. 


I don’t know Emil Pakarklis very well, but he has been offering very interesting  tips for taking incredible iPhone photos for quite some time on the Internet. 

If you want to take photos like this on your iPhone click here. I made it easy for you to access his video. 

Pakarklis says “Don’t get caught up in buying the latest and greatest photography  equipment. That’s how the photography industry makes billions of dollars. Nothing will make a bigger impact on your photos than learning how to take full advantage of the camera that you already have.

“And if you’re anything like me, your iPhone is probably the only camera that you have with you at all times. That’s why I created a free video revealing how you can take better photos with your iPhone than most people can take with a big camera.”

I watched the video earlier today and will be practicing some of these techniques tomorrow. Stay tuned.