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Photo by Eliot Hess, Miami Beach, Fall, 2019

Paris Will Soon Be Home to the World’s Largest Rooftop Urban Farm | Architectural Digest

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/paris-will-soon-be-home-to-the-worlds-largest-rooftop-urban-farm


Jane Fonda Arrested Along With ‘Grace and Frankie’ Co-Star | TVWeek

https://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2019/10/jane-fonda-arrested-along-with-grace-and-frankie-co-star/


Louis Vuitton Welcomed Trump To The Opening Of Its New Factory. And yes, it was odd.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/10/18/louis-vuitton-welcomed-trump-opening-its-new-factory-yes-it-was-odd/?outputType=amp


B8ta Enters the Fashion Experience Economy With Concept Store Forum

https://www.morningbrew.com/retail/stories/2019/10/18/b8ta-enters-fashion-experience-economy-concept-store-forum


California’s earthquake warning app: how it works and what comes next – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/17/20919639/california-earthquake-early-warning-system-app


Congratulations California

Please tell your women friends that wearing fur coats doesn’t make them look like fashionistas. They look like fashionstinkas. Smart NYC women gave away their furs years ago.


Read this article. See how many luxury brands forbid fur anything. Many years ago, Albert Maysles. a client and famous documentary filmmaker, threw me out of his office when I showed up in a raccoon coat. I had to go home and returned with a cloth coat. That night Eliot and I gave away my two fur coats to two girl friends. Never wore fur again.


Weeks later I watched a woman get drenched in blood all over her so-called gorgeous mink coat in front of Barney’s. A group of PETA folks surrounded her in five seconds and then ran away to a waiting cab down the street. Congrats California.


California Signed the First State-Wide Ban on Fur Sales


Put On Your “To Do” Next Time In France

Centre Pompidou to Open 237,000-Square-Foot ‘Art Factory’ in Paris Suburb -ARTnews


Update On WeWork

SoftBank is reportedly prepping a roughly $5 billion financial rescue package for its least favorite child, WeWork


Cucumbers On My Mind

I have been thinking about Cucumbers ever since Rosh Hashanah. My holiday hosts, Jenn and Scott, served cut up cucumbers like they were potato chips. I like to nosh all day long. Cucumber chips are a great choice.


WHAT A LITTLE GEM THE CUCUMBER IS. I WILL LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY NOW.

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.


3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.


4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.


5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!


6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!


7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.


8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks


great but also repels water.


9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!


10.Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.


11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.


12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the


shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.


13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!


Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems

Special Moments!

A super duper congratulations to a gal we admire in so many ways. She is simply outrageous. Alex Nunez is one of the few talented artists Samsung is featuring in its Galaxy Note10+ huge billboard campaign in Times Square. Well done, Alex!!!!


Thank you MyMiamiStory and Kathryn Quinlivan Mikesell for a fabulous mixer tonight at Cafe Roval. 30 new friends. Switching seats every course was scary but turned out to be so rewarding. Hello new pals. Can you find Eliot and me?

Can a Smart Gadget Give a Better BJ Than a Person?

Brian Sloan says YES.


Listen to him on

the “Lying on the Beach” podcast.

http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2019/10/14/brian-sloan/


Brian is the inventor of the Autoblow A.I. — the first device that uses artificial intelligence to imitate the sexual experience of— a blow job. That’s right—a Blow Job— I’ll bet that just got your attention —


(BTW— if you are under 18 years old— you shouldn’t be listening to this podcast) Sex appliances is slated to be the next big area in tech.


Barry Sloan has made this handy high tech gadget available to the public on Autoblow.com. A recent global crowdfunding effort by more than 5,500 men in 64 countries raised $755,000 to make the Autoblow a reality.


Sex toy inventor Brian Sloan graduated from law school in 2005, but decided he had a greater potential helping people masturbate than he did helping them with their legal problems.


TV personality and gadget maven Steve Greenberg and PR queen Lois Whitman Hess, Co-Hosts of “Lying on the Beach” podcast, talked to Brian about BJ’s and the Autoblow.


It’s a stimulating conversation with a happy ending

http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2019/10/14/brian-sloan/

Howard Stern On Bill Maher

Howard Stern Comes Again | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

I didn’t want you to miss this show. It was somewhat of a milestone because of the topic they discussed. You will just have to watch it to understand.


I hope you can hear the birds. They were singing the most beautiful tunes. I took this video on my new iPhone 11 Pro Max.


Be Forewarned

The next episode of “Lying on the Beach,” the podcast I co-host with TV personality Steve Greenberg, is going to be about a very progressive sex appliance that could challenge intimate, human relationships.


We are thrilled to be, once again, at the forefront of innovative technology. This one takes us to a whole new area of artificial intelligence.


There is no question that many of you may blush, but just remember, this is a bodily function that your higher power provided for you to experience as often as you like.


Enjoy and look for “Lying on the Beach” next week. We are located on all popular podcast websites as well as http://www.lyingonthebeach.com.

Be Forewarned

The next episode of “Lying on the Beach,” the podcast I co-host with TV personality Steve Greenberg, is going to be about a very progressive sex appliance that could challenge intimate, human relationships.

We are thrilled to be, once again, at the forefront of innovative technology. This one takes us to a whole new area of artificial intelligence.

There is no question that many of you may blush, but just remember, this is a bodily function that your higher power provided for you to experience as often as you like.

Enjoy and look for “Lying on the Beach” next week. We are located on all popular podcast websites as well as http://www.lyingonthebeach.com.

Sharing

The Book of Prince– The New Yorker

(A behind the scenes story about the autobiography Prince was working on weeks before he died).


(Thank you Shelly for this interesting story. I had to copy and paste it because you didn’t post a link).

Think About This… Are You Ready to Fly a Porsche?

STRATEGIC ADVISORS

Porsche and Boeing have entered into a deal to “explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace.” Said differently, they’re working on a flying car.


“Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility. In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel,” says Detlev von Platen, member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.” Said differently, they think people are ready for flying cars.


Porsche and Boeing are not alone. Airbus SE started testing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle about a year ago, and Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk company recently demonstrated a super quiet, single-passenger VTOL.


For Those Who Couldn’t Find The Camel. Check Out The Cheek Below


Barney’s on Madison Avenue is still open despite reports about its death. Look at these “never before seen” window signs.

From Pen To Tablet

Wow, the Livescribe pen has come a long way. I was so surprised to find the NeoLab Neo Smartpen N2 Silver at the new Beta store in the Hudson Yards mall. I didn’t know that new digital pens existed.


It’s great to be able to take notes (and draw) and have it magically appear on smartphones, tablets, and PC’s.


Ok, it’s not magic. The NeoLab Convergence Neo smartpen N2 works with the Neo Notes app to transfer your work on paper to digital devices.


The NeoLab Neo Smartpen N2 also has a new feature that will make a lot of folks very happy. You can now add color to your notes and drawings. You can also choose various pen colors and thickness options for drawings.


The NeoLab Neo Smartpen N2 is priced at $169.00.


Let me know if you think it’s worth it.

The New “Beta” Store

The new “Beta” store in Hudson Yards, NYC, is definitely a model of what the future of retailing is going to look like. This is the set up: the product next to an iPad which gives you the name of the item, a description, the price and a “buy now” click bar.


The introduction to each product is clean and very simple. Everything is digital and the products are sent to your home after your made the purchase. Most of the products for sale are new to the market. Hence, the name “Beta.”


It’s a fun place to shop because your are guaranteed to be wowed. There is something for everyone. “Beta” is an updated “Sharper Image.”


I included new product photos below. I will talk about a few of them in the days to come. Stayed tuned.

West Side Story

https://youtu.be/0W7p2fuoF_U

Eliot and I finally got to visit the new Hudson Yards today on the Westside of Manhattan. While many New Yorkers are not thrilled with this huge development because of the congestion it may bring to the already overcrowded borough of Manhattan, I have to admit it looks like a city of the future. The public structures, the building designs, and the novel stores in the grand mall, are very different from what you have ever seen before.


The centerpiece of Hudson Yards is a spiral staircase structure called the Vessel. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel provides visitors with new views from different heights, angles and vantage points.


The Shed is a cultural center in Hudson Yards that commissions, produces, and presents a wide range of activities in performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.


Watch the video of the Vessel and the Shed. We loved watching them from the luxurious QueensYard restaurant in the mall. The restaurant has some of the best Hudson Yard views. The meals were delicious. You can’t go wrong.

The Shed

The Vessel

Michael Douglas, not.

Look who was at the Vessel today?
She said the air was safe after 9/11. Boy, was she wrong.