Wow...you know how you can tell when someone has really read your book? Well have a look at this amazing and detailed review. I am delighted to share it with you. Can't wait to come up with new recipes for challah and for life! L'chaim and #challahlujah. By the way, Happy 9th Birthday to Benji! He loves challah as much as I do! Click below and read below....please?
I had the most fun chatting with Rabbi Tzvi Jacobson on his radio show, "Let's Talk Torah." At first I thought..."What the heck do I know about torah?" But our chat was about the book, the journey, challah, and Judaism. My favorite subjects, aside from cruises. Enjoy the next twenty five minutes. You may want to have coffee and a nosh available in case you get the munchies! Link below. #challahlujah
I love doing any and all interviews. I answer all questions. No topic is ever off limits for me. This one was pretty straight forward and I hope her listeners got a little glimpse into my life and will go get the book. #challahlujah #caravannyc Going to make her some challah soon!
I always welcome an opportunity to speak because I love to talk about causes I love and even more importantly to thank those who have helped me on my journey. Some of the special people who have been there for me during my life and throughout this book "gestation" were with me on Tuesday night. Here is my patio chat. I hope you dig it! #challahlujah Click below the photo and enjoy the short video clip. P.S. Fun fact, I write and delivery exceptional eulogies. Just a h
I was so over the moon to have a small group of friends at my apartment on Tuesday night to celebrate the official publishing date of the book. We had delicious Asian fusion cuisine, drinks, snacks and the most amazingly delicious cake that was make by @theevercake to look exactly like the book cover. I was joined by my friend and FOUR TIME TONY winner, Kevin McCollum as I cut that yummy masterpiece. Click on the video below. #challahlujah! It tasted even better than it
As I look forward to Tuesday, I reflect upon the last year. With the Delta variant continuing to leave its mark on our country and abroad - I realize that I am in a much better frame of mind today and ready to tackle whatever gets thrown in my direction. Armed with solid friendships and family, good business relationships, a BIG baking habit, a bit of Lexapro, and my head tightly screwed in place - I am calm and prepared. It's not unlike prepping for a hurricane in south F
I would like to share with you my thoughts as we look forward to Tuesday's book launch. Most importantly....we ALL have stuff. We all know someone who battles anxiety and depression. There is too much tragedy and sadness in the world. Please listen to me. If you are feeling, sad, lonely, hopeless, depressed, or anxious - reach out to a loved one, trusted friend, therapist - ANYONE, before doing anything to harm yourself. It's okay to not be okay, but it is NOT okay to h
When I finished the book and Radius started editing, they asked me to gather some endorsements. "Don't you know any famous people?" they asked me. Hmmmm. Famous people? "Well, I know Wendy Liebman, the comedian," I told them. "And I went to sleepaway camp with Jon Cryer, from Two and a Half Men," I said. "And I am sorta kinda connected to Phil Rosenthal, from Everybody Loves Raymond and Someone Feed Phil!" I added. But would they be willing to endorse my first book? H
Dr. Jessie really captured me and I enjoyed telling her my story. Her questions were thought-provoking and excellent. Today was the perfect day for this to hit, as we just climbed to #1 new release in cooking humor on Amazon. Truly a #challahlujah kinda day. Full interview can be found below! Just click and enjoy.
When you read the book and get to chapter 10 that takes place in Salt Lake City, you will meet the Jackson family. At their house, I learned to use a special plastic rifle that kills insects with high pressured salt. I liked it so much that I bought one for my house in Florida, land of the mosquito. Much to my delight, while visiting with one of my partners in crime, Michelle Fee this week, I saw the same bug-killing gun on her table. I couldn't help myself and asked her
I am so grateful to Ken Muskat, the EVP and Chief Operating Officer of MSC cruises for taking the time to read and review the book. Normally, this buff guy doesn't eat carbs, but he agreed to try my chocolate challah. A little time at the gym will take care of the few ounces he may have gained this week. Several of my travel industry colleagues have pre-ordered my memoir. I hope they learn what I have learned this past year and change: it's not about how you fall down
I have to hand it to Jane Reilly, my fabulous and enthusiastic publicist. It's certainly nice to have published a book - but you don't get awareness, nor do you sell copies to anyone other than your friends, if you don't have someone fantastic putting the word out there. So this one is for Jane. I am so lucky to have her! This is also the first time I put in writing why I started Buy the Sea. I was working for another cruise broker from 1997-2002. Times were tough after
So grateful to Regina and Laurel at Prevue Magazine for interviewing me and promoting my story to the trades. Although my memoir will hit home with many people, it will be particularly interesting to see how the incentive travel industry reacts. My colleagues, supplier partners, and clients have all experienced loss. Our jobs were in jeopardy and our careers were hanging in the balance. Some of us left travel for other endeavors . Many of us waited for business to come b