Even though it is unpleasant to contemplate, funerals and memorials are actually an “event”. One that is filled with sadness, anger, confusion, stress, pressure, tension and many other outpourings of grief. Why is it considered an “event” in my eyes? Because funerals and memorial services frequently have people invited to attend. Often, even, people show up unexpectedly to show their respects after learning about or reading a death notice in the news or obituaries. There are many details which require direction and management.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL MEDIAKill Date: October 3, 2010
Original “American Desi” Star to Marry
Actress has chosen Award-Winning New York Writer
(New York) – Acclaimed Indian-American actress, Purva Bedi, will tie the knot with her fiancé in an intimate ceremony and reception in downtown Manhattan on October 3, 2010. Bedi will marry American writer David Andrew Stoler in a bespoke, Bollywood-style wedding. Bedi is best known for her starring role in the cult classic, “American Desi”, for which she received an Ammy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Feature Film. Bedi has also starred in the award winning film, “Cosmopolitan”, which premiered on the PBS “Independent Lens” series. Other films include, the internationally released, “Green Card Fever”, Universal Pictures’ “The Emperor’s Club”, “Wings of Hope”, and “Ball and Chain”. She has also starred in numerous short films, including “This Moment”, “Eastern Son”, “Good Thing”, “Vasarma’s Lovers”, “Hole” and “Bananas”.
Bedi has also worked extensively in television drama and comedy. She has appeared on Boston Legal, Alias, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Drew Carey Show, E.R., Strong Medicine, Fastlane, and an award-winning episode of The West Wing.
The bridegroom, Stoler, is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in alternative weeklies nationwide. He was named a New York Times Fellow in fiction at New York University in 2000 and received his MFA there in 2002. Currently he teaches creative writing to at-risk and special needs children in New York City public schools through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative and The Weeksville Heritage Center.
Their wedding day will be a cross-cultural celebration— traditional, sacred and contemporary. Events will include a combined Mehendi & Sangeet party with live performances— all set against the most famous skyline in the world. The couple has created a ‘who’s who’ guest list which includes VIPs and A-list celebrities of television, film and the literary luminaries of NYC.
Purva and David have chosen internationally-acclaimed event designer, Sonia Dhaliwal, of savvyplanners.com’s exclusive South Asian Weddings Division to create the event details. She is specially qualified in the many traditional Indian Ceremony requirements, including Sikh and Muslim, and fully versed in South Asian weddings generally. Mrs. Dhaliwal has been engaged to create weddings as distant as England, Canada (Toronto), Dubai, Kuwait, and India.
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The couple have left no option untried in securing South-Asian and American superstar designers and artists from the NY Metro including: Gitanjali Singh of Khubsoorat Collection, The Mall at Oak Tree Road, Sushmita Patel of Studio Sush, Ryan Jensen of Jensen Studios NYC, Wine Chateau, Fine Art Productions and Jay Harlow of Halfpenny Design.
From last-minute dress fittings to seating chart mishaps, it’s easy for a bride-to-be to get so caught up in the madness that she forgets to do the one thing that will truly impact her wedding day — take care of her skin. Since I understand the importance of having great skin on the big day, here are some tips for brides-to-be:
Here is the first in a continuing series of make-up and skin care tips from renowned celebrity makeup and hair stylist, Michele Bell!
She has agreed to be our savvyplanners.com Makeup Diva, bringing the best her tips to our clients, fans and visitors!
“For those of you that enjoy the Vitamin D, we should protect our skin from the sun! I know this all so well, I am 43 years old and have been worshiping the sun since I was 14! I take care of my skin on a daily basis and additionally when it comes to visiting my favorite island in the Caribbean! St.Maarten is a place for the “uninhibited” and that means, “nude beaches” where we must protect not only our gorgeous face but some “other sensitive” areas!
Few realize the most common cancer is the United States is skin cancer, accounting for almost half of all cases. Although skin cancer can be fatal, it is easily treated if caught early.
Be on the lookout for:
- Change on the skin, especially in the size or color of a mole or spot, or a new growth.
- Roughness, bleeding or other discharge.
- The spread of coloring beyond the mole’s or mark’s border.
- A change in sensation: itchiness, tenderness, or pain.
All of us are at risk of skin cancer, but some have a higher risk than others. Be extra careful if you:
- Have lots of moles, irregular moles, or large moles.
- Have freckles and burn before tanning.
- Have fair skin or blond, red, or light brown hair.
- Have a family history of skin cancer or were previously treated for it yourself.
- Live or vacation at high altitudes live or vacation in tropical or subtropical climates.
- Spend a lot of time outdoors, especially if you work indoors all week and then get a tan on weekends.
- Have had an organ transplant.
- Have an autoimmune disease or take medicines that lower your immunity.
- Take birth control pills. Other prescription drugs also increase risk.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if this applies to any medications you take regularly.
Proactive prevention is the key to a happy, healthy life.
Minimize sun damage to reduce your risk:
- Apply a palm-full of sun block of SPF 15 or higher every day. Re-apply mid-day or after an hour if sweaty or wet. Help kids do the same, although do not apply to babies under 6 months.
- Restrict their sun exposure, and cover them with clothing, hats and blankets instead.
- Limit sun exposure between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., even on cloudy days.
- Cover your body and limbs with lightweight, comfortable, dry clothing. Darker, tightly-woven fabrics block the most damaging rays.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat (at least 2-3″ around all sides).
- Wear sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays.
- Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps. Try sunless tanning products instead.
Thank you everyone for visiting! Feel free to ask me any questions!”
International Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist
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A LOT of fellow Planners/Designers have faced this situation before. I consulted noted New York Event Planner, Lisa Michelle of LISA MICHELLE EVENT PLANNING to asked her how she fields this uncomfortable situation.
But, REALLY? I couldn’t go to the diner and pay only for the bun and expect to get the entire double cheeseburger could I? Well… actually, I’d just conjure one up in the office breakroom! Magical hands. MAGIC HANDS!!
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April 14th, 2009 | Category: Headlines
Gov. David A. Paterson on Thursday will announce plans to introduce legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, according to people with knowledge of the governor’s plans. Mr. Paterson’s move, which he first signaled last week after Vermont became the fourth state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, reflects the governor’s desire to press the issue with lawmakers in Albany as other states move ahead with efforts to grant more civil rights to homosexuals.
The action in Vermont, where state legislators overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, came less than a week after the Iowa Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to marry. …
Read the full story from The New York Times.
by PAM BELLUCK
The New York Times
BOSTON, May 15 — A little-noticed resolution to a case involving same-sex couples from New York will allow dozens of them to be considered legally married in Massachusetts, and apparently in their home state as well.
The matter, resolved in a Boston courtroom last week, had its roots in a 2004 decision by Mitt Romney, then the governor. Soon after Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage by court order in May of that year, Mr. Romney, invoking a 1913 law, proclaimed that same-sex couples from out of state could not marry here unless they intended to move to Massachusetts or their home state did not prohibit their marriage.
In an interview Tuesday, Attorney General Martha Coakley said, “We agreed that for the period between May 17, 2004, when same-sex marriage was legalized, to July 6, 2006, marriages of couples from New York are fully valid and did not and do not violate our general laws.”