Will Houston bachelorette Erica Rose get a rose on the upcoming TV show, The Bachelor: Rome? Watch and find out… the new season starts October 2nd. Erica is one of the 25 gals selected out of 25,000 to vie for the attention of the charming bachelor, Prince Lorenzo Borghese. How does Princess Erica sound to you? Erica reports that it was the most incredibly fun experience of her life…and not just because there were free dresses, gifts, and wining and dining in Italy. P.S. The Prince is an American citizen who moved to the US when he was 5.
Anchors away! Dr. Alan and Debby Stanton hosted over 100 Houston friends to a rehearsal dinner in Washington, D.C. during Labor Day weekend for son Jeffrey’s wedding to Lisa Berg. The dinner was held on the Odyssey Boat while it circled around the historical monuments at night. There was a chocolate replica of the capitol on every table. At the wedding celebration, there was a martini bar made of ice that served chocolate mint martinis as well as black cherry and raspberry ones. Amy and Aron, Grenader, Barbara and Jack Markman, Jill and Barry Racussin, and Lyn and Carl Schmulen were just a few of the many Memorialites that were there.
The perfect way to end the dog days of summer: Mary Ellen and Bill Taylor and daughter Kendal threw a birthday party for their dog, Katie. Katie turned six, which is 42 in dog years. Four dog partiers (three Labs and a schnauzer) enjoyed a double layer of meatloaf cake with gravy icing. It could be enough to survive a mid-doglife crisis. There were bone shaped cookies for the humans, of course.
Marie Kodama, a Harvard student, interned at the New York Times in Japan this summer. When she arrived, she told her parents, Hunterwood residents Miyuki and Koichi Kodama, that she could not remember how to read Japanese. However, it came back quickly as she read the Japanese version of the Times daily. Her sister, Yurini, went to Japanese high school for the summer and sang in the choir.
Lisa & Glen Kline tripped to Italy. The experience inspired Lisa to throw a party to celebrate the end of summer with Italian hors d’oeuvres and a variety of teas and wine. No one wanted to say Addio!
Debbie and Ross Nager spent the last days of summer in Italy from Rome to Pompeii, and ended their trip at their own rented Villa Tosamina in Posatano on the Almalfi Coast, complete with terraces overlooking the ocean and 350 steps down to the beach. Nothing was typical.
Joe Reilly who grew up in Hunters Creek filmed a story he wrote, Effin’s Sports Camp, in in-laws Alfred and Dee Coates’ Piney Point backyard. Several students from Kinkaid were the actors and actresses.
Frostwood residents Delaina Foster and Bill Duttweiler idled the last days of summer in Port Aransas on the beach with children—Kendrick, 6, and Carson, 3.
Leigh Wilk, screenwriter a la carte, spent a spiritual afternoon with Shirley MacLaine at her New Mexico ranch to discuss a proposed script, Einstein Scribbles. They hiked in the mountains using hand-carved walking sticks that Leigh delivered to her longtime friend and Houstonian, John Guillory. As Shirley says, “Miracles can, and do, happen.” As a writer, Leigh felt, this opportunity meant that one already had happened.
There surely were four-leaf clovers and leprechauns, but Joyce and Steve Fadem were oblivious. They were castle hopping in Ireland from Dublin to Dingle—where the dialect, Gaeltacht, is as strange as a Texan accent. How do you say “fun time” in Irish? You say, “craic.” How do you pronounce that? You’re on your own.
Girls Dive Out. Roz Cooley and Diane Murray went on a scuba trip in Cozumel and cavern diving in Playa de Carmen. They saw lots of stalagmites, bats, and some fish and shrimp as they followed single file behind a guide with underwater flashlights. Their hubbies, Byron Cooley and Ted Murray, stayed in Houston blissful in their own peaceful vacation.
“A Woman on the Move” perfectly describes Marcy Kurtz who won such an award by Texas Executive Women. Marcy is a bankruptcy attorney that has for the last three years been named a Texas Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Workout Law. She also is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Bracell & Guiliani where she works.
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