The Finer Things in Life

Archive for April 2011

The weather forecast for today is 80% chance of rain with a chance of thunderstorms. I went out early this morning without an umbrella and had to walk back with my jacket over my head.

Now the sun has come out! Can you believe that? This has given me the inspiration to tell you what is on my mind and it could not come at a better time.

My mother was an amazing woman both as my mom and as a person. Sure we had our differences but she was always my champion,my supporter and my friend. She always encouraged me even when I could not see the light!

Nobody ever had a bad word to say about my mom. People remember her as full of grace,charm and elegance. She was smart,intuitive and talented Jeannette was a published writer,wonderful dancer,and a great cook.My mom was a great mother,wife,sister,daughter and friend.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of her. I have to believe that she is around me!

Next week is Mother’s Day. I know that you have heard it before but do not forget your mother on Mother’s Day and all year round. Call her and see her.She will appreciate it and so will you. Yes,we all get on each other’s nerves at times but that is life.

If you are a mom,you want your children to treat you with love and respect. Children live by example!

Live your life with grace and elegance!

Happy Mother’s Day.


Finer Things in Life- 8 questions for someone Fabulous

1.Give me your vitals. 1995 – Certified Tarot Master/Instructor. 1996 – Certified Hypnotherapist. Teaching Tarot and hypnosis at Columbia Greene Community College since 1997. Teaching with Knowledge Network since 1998.

Who are you and how can the public visit your place of business? Please call for an appointment.

Name Prudence J.M. Theiault

Title: Certified Tarot Master/Instructor. Certified Hypnotherapist

Business Name: Intuitive Consultant

Address: Kinderhook Lake, New York


Phone: 518-784-2007

2.How do you describe your company? Private Tarot card readings also special events. Hypnosis to help you make the changes in your life that you desire. I teach Tarot, Hypnosis and a class called “Develop Your Intuitive Skills”. I’m very motivated to help people improve their lives!

What is your message to your customer? Let the Tarot cards be a source of guidance and insight for you. Hypnosis can help you with many aspects of your life.

Why should they care about your business?   Because I care about you! I’m here to help.

3.For all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there,what’s the secret of

your success? Don’t give up! Follow your passion.

4.Four dinner guests you want at your table? It can be anyone…..past

and present (celebrity,family,historical figure,etc.) Why?  1)Albrecht Durer – Because he was an amazing artist. 2) George Harrison – Because he is George Harrison! 3) Madeline Kahn – Because she was so talented and funny! 4) My Mom 

5.The best gift you ever received. Why? A trip to Fla. with my Sister to swim with and study dolphins with marine biologist for a week. It was an amazing time.

6.What is your guilty pleasure? Swimming, boating. Travel.

7.Most fabulous place you ever vistied? As of now, Germany. But I’ll let you know more at the end of this year. I have some great trips coming up to explore spirituality and ancient sites!

8.What are the Finer Things in your life? Our home and our border collie.

1 Give me your vitals.
Who are you and how can the public visit your place of business?
Name: Sandi Silva
Title: Founder, Creative Director
Business Name: Save the Date Now
Address:2150 Highway 35 Suite 250 Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone: 732.608.3310 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              732.608.3310      end_of_the_skype_highlighting2 How do you describe your company? We are an all inclusive event planning company. we cater to everyone’s special requests and needs. We are not about making money that’s not what SDTN is about. We are about making dreams come true. Our hearts go more into our work than anything and that makes us different from others. We accomodate all brides even those who cannot afford our services, we have ways of making it work.

3For all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there,what’s the secret of your success? Motivation. If you put your heart and soul into you and not give up you will strive and be successful.

4 Four dinner guests you want at your table. (It can be anyone…. past and present (celebrity,family,historical figure,etc.) Why? My grandmother who has deceased, she was my best friend and really the only person who understood me. Julia roberts, she is such an inspiration for me and beautiful. Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra, my one passion was vocal performance and for a little girl I could carry a note and so can they. Very humble genuine people who believe in themselves and their talent.

5What is the best gift you ever received? Why? Believe it or not, my son. God sent him to me for a reason. He is specila needs and having him in my life and all the challenges he brings to me makes me stronger of a person. I dont know where I would be without him. He pushes me to be succesful. If he can achieve his disability then I can overcome all my fears.

6 What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is my work I have to say. No matter what I do I always push myself a little harder everyday. I literally live and breathe my business. It’s become such an illness, I really am considered an workaholic.

7 What is the most fabulous place you ever visited? Brasil for sure. I lived there for a year and have family there still and miss the culture, beauty and hospitality of the people. Very warm and friendly country. No one is a stranger.

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I always knew I love to create but I guess it is in the genes. My mother was a wonderful writer and also was a graceful,beautiful dancer. I always admired her style and grace. My aunt Belle was a professional ballet dancer which was amazing  and wonderful to me! Her husband was a theater critic and together they made the most romantic couple. My aunt Bess taught me to knit and crochet and made the most amazing creations. I believe that if she had had the professional training she would have been one of the top fashion designers. Her sweaters that she made my sister and myself are a work of art. I still have them all. My family also has artists and iceskaters and more but I believe you can nurture and develop creativity and wind up with skills and joys that you never realized you possessed or were even interested in. I am  a case in point. I just realized some years back how much I loved making these artistic,customized gift baskets that put a smile on people’s faces. Also, a few years ago I went on the elegant yacht cruise with my boyfriend called The Bateaux New York run by Spirit Cruises. It is such an elegant dinner cruise with everyone all decked out and dancing to boot. My boyfriend asked me to dance and I did not know at the time that it was a foxtrot. He said to me,”Elaine,I lead and you follow!” That is when I realized that I needed to take dance lessons so I did. Never in my wildest dreams did I realize that it would become such a passion of mine. It gives you grace,poise and confidence. I was in a mini match the other evening and got amazing scores from 96% to 100%. Nobody was more surprised than I. I also never thought I could get up in front of people and dance whether in a show or a competition. One last thing that I did this year in regards to dancing was to go to Los Angeles and attend The Celebrity Dance Camp given by the professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars. It was amazing and uplifting to take classes with the likes of Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke. I even had a private lesson with Dmitry Chaplin. What a great dancer and a nice guy! Dancing is definitely one of The Finer Things in Life!

I was invited last night to an industry cocktail party to promote this restaurant called Hill Country and also to network with industry people.It was a fun,upbeat place filled with unusual food such as macaroni pie and little pizza slices Yummy!
There was music and karaoke and interesting people to meet and network with. I got to hear interesting stories and exchanged business cards.
I have to mention the delicious margaritas.The best came at the end when little cupcakes and liquidy,yummy custard came around.
I was happy and satified.
Oh well,diet starts today but at least my stomach was full,my palate was satified and I had a rockin’ good time on a rainy,Wednesday evening!
The restaurant gave out a goody bag when we left including a coupon for a complimentary dinner for two.
How can that be bad?
The most exciting thing for me was when I spotted Sylvia Weinstock,the famous, world renowned cake decorator talking to a group of people.
I wanted to tell her how much I loved her cakes but she swooped in and swooped out before I got a chance!!!
There’s always a next time!