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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rachel Dratch: Too Jewish For the Prairie

Check out this interview with Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler based on Rachel's new autobiography.  So glad I caught her in the late 90s at Upright Citizen's Brigade.

Check out this interview from a few years ago.   Note:  if I could have uploaded her famous Debbie Downer episode where the whole crew is at Disney and is simply laughing away, I would have.  I guess folks want to protect that Intellectual Property.  Is that you, Lorne?  Cuz Rob Reiner has done the same thing when it comes to YouTube videos of "This is Spinal Tap", and it really does a disservice to the bourgeois of the world!




Of course, I like her because she shares the same first name as me.
And spells it the same.

And has the same last name as one of my favorite Judaic studies teachers as a child, Rabbi Mark Dratch.  I learned Baba Metziah using Cabbage Patch Kids as the examples.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Love Rocks Are A Girl's Best Friend

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means.  Weddings and engagements.  Browsing for rings in Tiffany, a la Holly Golightly, is usually in order.  But savvy consumers go straight to 47th street for the purchase.  In my world, no matter the size of the stone you are looking for, you go to someone via referral through friends or family.  Usually that someone is a man.  Miss Marmelstein, why pay retail when I Can Get It For You Wholesale?  Unfortunately, speaking from personal experience, the boys-club vibe that thrives among the diamond dealers isn't always welcoming to women.

Enter Limor Senker of Love Rocks New York.

Let me disclose that Limor is a family friend.  Since I know her personally, I know that her professional manner is genuine.  Limor's Love Rocks is a line of fine contemporary jewelry that has received great press - from People to WWD to Glamour.  She uses ethically-sourced pave diamonds and embeds them in 14K gold and platinum to make earrings, bracelets, and more.

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, wouldn't you want your friend to design your jewelry?




Limor has vast experience in the diamond business.  She also custom-designs diamond jewelry:  no more dark-paneled offices with middle-aged men who think they know better than the little miss.  Limor's understanding of style and design, coupled with her personal demeanor make you feel like you're chatting with a friend who also happens to be a diamond jewelry designer.

Recently, Limor and I worked together to customize an anniversary band.  I couldn't be happier with my ring.  She was so accessible during the whole process.  It was lots of fun, too!  Limor uses computer technology to create a rendering of the piece, so nothing is created without full satisfaction or left up to the imagination.  Before she makes the jewelry, you see exactly what it will look like.  How great is that!

Not a New Yorker?  No need to worry.  She will talk with you over the phone, email, Skype, gchat or Facebook.  All packages she sends are fully insured.  Best of all, she works with all budgets.  Working with Limor is such a pleasure, and I urge you to give her a call if you're in the market.  If it's your fiance who is taking care of things, tell him you will be happy that he called Limor.

Love Rocks NY
646.415.8770
info@loverocksny.com

And to think, I had no cultural context for "Material Girl" when it came out in 1985.