Written by Ron Sklar RSS
The objective of New York Dream Weddings: with just one click, your entire Manhattan destination wedding is planned for you – photographer, florist, limo driver, hair/makeup, paperwork, and even the minister.
The social ritual of dating has never been easy, but ask anyone these days about “getting out there,” and get ready for some out-there stories. Steve Ward has heard them all. For six seasons, he hosted the hit VH1 dating how-to series Tough Love, and is the co-founder of Master Matchmakers, a coaching and matchmaking service. Sorry ladies: he’s currently engaged (to Madison Pard) and he’s also engaged in delivering an app to the dating world that builds trust through a series of verifications, removing doubt.
All entrepreneurs can learn impactful lessons about persistence by looking at the adoption process. Alice Callahan, who stars as Stephanie on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out (season two premieres on June 20), had recently completed an adoption, along with her husband, Kyser Thompson. She says that the adoption decision is life-changing enough, but the actual procedure will try the toughest of souls: mountains of paperwork to complete, and numerous background checks to endure. The only game plan: roll up your sleeves and start chipping away at the red tape; pace yourself, always keeping your eyes on the prize (who, in this case, turns out to be Timothy). The bottom line: stay the course -- don’t stop.
Does the mere thought of Leona Helmsley lend itself to lovely music? The late hotelier -- whose tyrannical management style made her infamous and branded her as the boss from hell -- is on her way to the Broadway stage. Composer Ron Passaro, along with creator/writers Alex Lippard and David Lee, is in the process of bringing <em>The Queen of Mean: The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley</em> to life.
Michael Weiss first plugged into the possibility of creating a World’s Fair when he read Erik Larson’s novel, <em>The Devil in the White City</em>, about the 1893 event in Chicago. Within a span of six months, 27 million visitors attended, when the entire U.S. population was about 63 million (that’s roughly 42% of the entire country, traveling by trains or horse and buggy). Guests marveled at electricity being used in a new and blindingly awesome way (100,000 incandescent light bulbs, together for the first time), and they rode the Ferris Wheel, designed and introduced specifically for the fair.