Monday, March 30, 2009

Margaritaville in the Tropics for All Children's Hospital

Great Fun, Great Party, Great Auctions, Great Cause!  Help us help the little ones!

Gather up your friends and join the North Pinellas Branch of All Children's Hospital for a benefit for the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Margaritaville in the Tropics is coming April 18th, 6-9pm at HCA Patient Account Serivces Building on US 19 across from Outback Steakhouse in Palm Harbor.  It's casual, fun and ALL THE MONEY GOES TO THE NEW NICU NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT ACH!

Your ticket of $45 per person*** includes all of your food (we'll have 8 different restaurants providing food for this event--all you can eat) and all your beverages (beer, wine, soda, water and delicious margaritas) for the evening.  We'll have wonderful silent and live aucitons; Booze toss and more.  LIVE MUSIC by the DeLeid Parrots! 

Those tiny babies need our help!  Please contact Joyce if you'd like tickets....she had a coupon that will give you a $5 discount per ticket!

Joyce Curvin c/o
Whimsical Art

Modest Needs Article

Rika Gorn recently interviewed me for an article she wrote about this great charity more people should know about.  The article has been published and you can find it here:
To celebrate my 41st birthday, I recently made a donation of $41.00  and challenged my friends (and now, my readers!) to make a donation of their own. 
I hope you will check it out in order to learn more about the type of help that is available to people that need it, that you may know someone you can refer, and perhaps if you are able you can make a donation - and thanks so much for everything!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Another fabulous nite at Gulfport Casino with this group last nite.  Friday they are going to Centro Asturiano and i will try to make it after my salsa class.  Brought 2 first timers and fun was had by all!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm your Mary Kay Sales Consultant!

THAT'S RIGHT....I've joined the world of PINK...

I made a small investment in my starter kit to help someone get their directorship and a car so they can be a stay at home mommy!

Now I need your help - I will be placing my first order in the next 2 weeks, so if you would like to try something you see in the online catalogue please let me know so I can get a sample for you.

Click here to go to the catalogue:

If you have a business where I can leave a catalogue or present an opportunity to win a product please let me know.  Friends and family, be warned: I will need to practice my sales pitch and makeovers!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Team Match

On April 18th, 2009 come watch and cheer on the students from Rungo Dance Academy participating in the team match at Magic Start dancing - Join the fun today!

I will be dancing Newcomers and beginners Bronze levels of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Hustle and more with Doug Adams and Troy Agresta.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Swing West Coast Style!

Well last Saturday I began taking West Coast Swing lessons at Rungo with Jeremy...this coming Saturday he is teaching whips (if you don't know you have to come to class to find out:) and the class is open to all levels.  If you have not seen this style of dance it is a great looking relaxed partner dance that is very versatile and suitable for a lot of contemporary music.  I wasn't sure I wanted to learn it but one night out seeing one gentleman leading 2 ladies and a second night out seeing another couple dancing it made me say "Oh La La, I want to look and feel like THAT!"

Watch the video and you will see what I mean.  If you've got $12 bucks to spare come learn some whips this Saturday!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Salmagundi Club: Art Auctions + events

A great way to support this non-profit is thru it's auctions, which support the art community!   Beautify your home with a one of a kind original piece of art.

March is Spring Auction Month!
First of 3 Auctions - This Friday, March 13

Examples from this year's exhibition

Spring Auction & Exhibition
March 2 - 27
Upper Gallery
First of 3 Auctions this Friday, March 13 at 8 PM
Auction Reception: 6-8 pm,
Jazz by Slim Cube
Eagerly anticipated, the semi-annual auctions at the Salmagundi Club consistently offer a variety of fine art by established and emerging artists. Quite possibly the best-kept secret in the New York art world, the auctions enable novice and experienced collectors to buy high quality fine art at affordable prices. A portion of sales benefit the Club, allowing it to offer art exhibitions, Artist Roundtables, art lectures and other events to the public. Bids start at $250 for original paintings, $150 for photography, and $400 for sculpture.

"Salmagundi Object Project"
Lower Gallery
March 2 - 27
This exhibition features works in all media which must include a pear, some sort of plant, a shiny or reflective object, an egg, and a butterfly. The idea is for each artist to be creative and have fun with these objects in one image.


Resident Members, please note:The Nominating Committee has posted its list of members to be voted on as Directors, Officers and Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and members of Committees at the annual meeting and election on Friday, April 3.

Artists Roundtable -- "The Contours of the Face" Sculpture Demonstration by Mira Welnowska

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm

Mira Welnowska, a renowned sculptress, creates award winning works of art in the Realist Tradition. She has studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the New York Academy of Figurative Art, and the Art Students League of New York. In this demonstration, she will make references to anatomy and proportion, illustrations from classical text, and composition. Sign up by calling (212)255-7740 or send us an email.

Piano Concert by Hannah Sun, Young Artists Series, Stecher & Horowitz Foundation

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 pm

Enjoy the compelling talents of Hannah Sun, the 2004 winner of The New York Piano Competition, a premier national event sponsored by the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Sign up by calling (212)255-7740 or send us an email.

Galleries open daily.
During Auctions: 1-6 pm, except Thursdays until 8 pm

Dinner is served from 5:30 pm, last seating at 8:45 pm.
Bar opens at 5:00 pm, last call at 10:45 pm
For event or dinner reservations, or for more information, please call 212.255.7740 or send an email to

The Salmagundi Club is dedicated primarily to the exhibition of fine art created by living American artists and to nurturing a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning about art with classes in drawing and painting, discussions about art materials and techniques, and a host of social activities. All exhibitions and most events are open to the public.

Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

AT Loft: Save $15 on New Pants When You Donate a Pair to Charity

Save $15 on new pants when you donate a pair to charity at any LOFT store

$15 OFF
select pants

march 2-8, 2009

LOFT and Goodwill Industries® invite you to donate your gently-worn pants to charity at your local LOFT store & save $15 on a new pair.

LOFT's style experts will help you find your perfect fit!

visit your nearest LOFT store or shop now at

Offer valid March 2, 2009 through March 8, 2009 on select full-priced pants, excluding denim, at LOFT stores and Reduction is taken at checkout. Offer may be used only once and may not be combined with any other offer. Taxes, shipping and handling fees, purchases of gift cards, charges for gift boxes and payment of an Ann Taylor or LOFT Credit Card are excluded from any discount. Not valid at Ann Taylor stores, Ann Taylor Factory stores, LOFT Outlet stores, ANNTAYLOR.COM, on purchases of gift cards, on payment of Ann Taylor or LOFT Credit Card accounts or in conjunction with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases. Not valid for cash.

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Many of you know about Steinmart's occasional clothing drives that support charity.  This Thursday, Friday, Saturday at the Palm Harbor location (33591 U.S. 19 North, near the intersection with Nebraska, Call (727) 784-5767 for more info!)

Bring in up to 4 items per customer and get 3 coupons for 20% off you new purchase (even on sale items). 

This time it is in support of the Salvation Army.  Now go clean your closets and tell all your friends!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting!

Learn the Shim Sham, plus useful jazz steps for swing dancing, all in one accelerated 60-minute session! The Shim Sham is a swing line-dance & mixer that goes back to the early days of swing, jazz & tap dance. It has become a tradition at swing dances across the world, and is a fun & energetic part of just about every swing dance in the Tampa Bay area! There are no prerequisites, and no partner is needed. The key to learning Shim Sham is repetition, so we're giving you three opportunities to learn it; take all three weeks to get really good!

SHIM SHAM Lesson 6-7pm
SWING Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing MUSIC & DANCE 8-11pm
* All Ages * No Partner Needed *
Huge Dance Floor -- One of World's Best!
Beautiful Retro-Era Waterfront Dance Hall
Admission $7 (includes 2 Free Lessons)
Full Bar ~ Prize Giveaways ~ Smoke-Free ~ Free Parking
Free Admission for Birthday People!
Map & Directions:
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Wonderful Day

What a great day!  Got up and got some work in at the sacrifice of my yoga class, had an uplifting phone conversation where I got to be a supportive listener (then do my favorite thing and offer advice!), made an airport run to pick up an old friend for part 2 of our visit...toured the Dali Museum, was treated to becoming  a 'patron' of Dali (thank you universe for answering yet another prayer... time to DREAM BIG!), crossed off my list: going to The Venue and having sushi (yummy. yummy sushi) and spend an eve maxin and relaxing at home where I get to do some much needed catch up on the blog....only to get a call to find I am needed on a dance floor (how nice to be needed!) and have someone else call wanting to buy a round of drinks....I know, i know, what am I doing still sitting at home????