Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

Memorial Day: At Home, Away and Baby Makes Three (What About GA GA You Say?….view below)

May 24, 2010


Presenting:   My Poker Face (below)….


Memorial Day on MySpace 

 Listen To Renee Ashley Baker’s New Song



Thank You Father”   from Renee Ashley Baker      



    And,  Fergie the former Duchess of  York  said:  “Missouri ?”

                  When  Prince Andrew said: “Clarksville” 



     VIEW: (click link below) for….

              A  BAD  ROMANCE



           MY POKER FACE ?       


                                          Memorial Day In America


                                             Things To Do (At Home) 


Grillin !                 

Napoleon Gemini Gourmet Grill



Want  A   Portable  Fireplace?

 Try  The  “Conmoto Travel Fireplace”    ( Buy at:  ameico com  Cost: $3,000)

Like To “Do It Yourself?”   Try….

Lowes Build Your Own Backyard Firepit


 For Spectacular Eats On Memorial Day Try….   

Lobster, Steaks and Crab Cakes from Lobstergram com



 Places To Go On Memorial Day: 

               In  D.C.:

           In  New York:


    For Next Month?     FATHER’S  DAY!

   (below are some gift ideas for dad)

above, Rolex (of course)

Patek Philippe Chronograph

and Patek Philipe
the Breitling Colt

Louis Vuitton Tambour Chronograph

                                                                  and  Louis
 OR….If Dad Reads?
     (a bestseller on Amazon) 

George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter A Lillback



 (an autographed copy of Michael Medved’s new book buy at Michael Medved com)  

Like  To Phone?  There’s always AT & T (Samsung Blackjack)

 Got A  24 kt  Gold  Dad?

Why  not  a  24kt  Gold  and  Diamond  Ipad….Cost:  $190,000  by Stuart Hughes  (London England)

Below some things for “new” Mommies….

TAGA convertible stroller/bike (on tour in Cologne Germany)

        (above, The TAGA convertible stroller.  Cost:  $1500)


Clothing For Baby? 

Snopea Sprouts


 Toys  For  Baby…. 

Oompa Toys



 some things for laughs (and love):   

               VIDEO 1  : (click link below)

              VIDEO 2:  (click link below)


and Parents….

 for Home Safety and Security:  LOCK!

(The Kwikset Biometric Fingerprint Lock at Brick House Security …. Click link below to view video)


 for my SPONSORS:

(To any and all COMPANIES interested in sponsoring this blog please email Renee Ashley Baker at

Recipes–Wednesday–(From The New York Times) 


1/2 cup Russian dressing 

 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 

1 six-ounce can crabmeat, pick over well 

 1 ten-ounce can artichoke bottoms, drained

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

  Lemon wedges 

 1.  Combine the Russian dressing and mustard and fold in the crabmeat, mixing lightly but thoroughly. 

 2.  Pile the mixture on the artichoke bottoms.  Just before serving, brown the canapes in a preheated broiler and sprinkle with chopped parsley.  Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately. 

 Yield:  8 to 12 canapes



  1.  Cut small rounds of thinkly sliced bread with a biscuit cutter and toast in broiler. 

2.  In a skillet, cook six or seven slices bacon until soft, chop and mix with one cup Major Grey’s chutney. 

3.  Spread the mixture ont he toast rounds and broil in a preheated broiler about five inches from the source of heat until a slight crust is formed on top and the canapes are heated through.

Yield:  About 2 dozen canapes



24 medium shrimp, shelled and deveined

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sherry

1/4 cup salad oil

1 teaspoon powdered giner, or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, ground

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1.  Marinate the raw shrimp in the remaining ingredients one hour or less. 

2.  Place the shrimp with a little of the marinade in a skillet and cook three or four minutes, until the shrimp are done.  If possible, use an electric skillet. 

Yield:  4 servings


          a.  Freeze ice cubes containing:  Olives, cocktail onions and twists of lemon. 

          b.   When mixing drinks just pop one of these ice cubes into the glass

 SHOUT OUT TO:   All Renee Ashley Baker’s Men on eHarmony

                          “Love to my men”   from Renee Ashley Baker



SHOUT OUT TO:  My Friends at “Selective Search” Matchmaking Service (on Park Avenue in New York)


                                   HAPPY  MEMORIAL DAY TO MY READERS!

 p.s.  Also For Memorial Day 

 (scroll down)



“The Godfather” ( ION TV MEMORIAL DAY )plus hear my song “Dueling Matchmakers” plus “WEEKENDER: The Big Girl’s Guide To Weekends”

May 16, 2010


                                                  an  infant




The  Angel  Michael


equals . . . .

                                         Great Italian Opera


                                               Mario   Puzo


                                                    and by

                                      Francis   Ford   Coppola


                                          “The   Godfather”

                                         ( OPEN   LETTER )

TO:  Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight,,,, AFI, NYU(Film School) and AMPAS:

FROM:  Renee Ashley Baker

I, RENEE ASHLEY BAKER,  will not be doing any motion picture projects with Talia Shire, Carmine Coppola, Sophia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, nor Nicolas Cage.   Having said that–I will now tell you a story—as follows:  

YEARS AGO, I came to meet someone (a WOMAN) who talked incessantly about a very famous person (A  HISTORICAL FIGURE) whom she said she felt a strong “connection” to.    She–“this WOMAN”– talked also about herself and about how she was “connected to”   (related to)  a very famouos showbusiness family (The Coppolas).    This WOMAN continued to talk telling me something even more astonishing:  That she — and her children–had been involved in a landmark State Supreme Court Case in a state located in the southern part of the United States.    A court case  that involved what they used to  call “race relations”.    A  court case that would –even now–astonish the world.   I do NOT know whether this WOMAN  actually is a relative of the Coppola family–I do believe (after recently watching “Godfather I”  and  “Godfather III”  on television)  that Sophia Coppola should portray “this WOMAN”  in a motion picture.    That Sophia Coppola should also write and direct this motion picture.    Although I wish to have NO  involvement with the project–Sophia  Coppola should title the motion picture “HOW THE  HUMMINGBIRD FLIES”. . . . 

  Strange as it seems 

  Frozen in time 

  Both a yes and a no

  Both the truth and a lie

  Strange as it seems

  An astonishment to the eyes 

  Frozen in mid-air 

 Is how the Hummingbird flies…. 



            Renee Ashley Baker

  Copyright by Renee Ashley Baker 


  p.s.  I’d like to have the dress and earrings Sophia Coppolla wore in the last scene of “Godfather III” .  I’d like  to wear that dress and earrings  when I attend  the Paris Opera….

(now   listen)



         LISTEN TO:  “Dueling Matchmakers” by Renee Ashley Baker      MUST  ADJUST  VOLUME!!!   (now click link below)



AND   NOW….Chanel

(above Chanel’s “Resort Collection 2010”)


Planning a weekend with Your Guy  on a yacht or at a swanky hotel?   Don’t forget the FAUX….




It’s  FAUX ….  but  FABULOUS !

(above, Renee Ashley Baker’s favorite New York wig maker Joseph Fleischer.  His famous faux “hair put ons” are  FABULOUS!) 

 plus….Wishing For Angel’s Hair?????

try “Style by Jaclyn Smith”

and….new to the faux?

   No way….

(Long time wig wearer  Kim Zolciak, above,  is launching her own wig line “K-Z Wigs”.  Hey Kim!  I want one of your  “KZ ” wigs….plus…I love your party  song….)

Anything else?  Yup…. 

Don’t forget the faux glow:

(don’t leave the city without visiting Faux Glow spray tan salon in New York)

plus….are you

Shading What’s Fabulous?

Louis Vuitton’s 2010 Sunglass Collection will help you…. 


How to Pack  What’s Fabulous….

pack  Chanel’s  Weekender Rollaboard (of course)….

and ….

For evenings that are fabulous….

Samantha Thavasa Handbags (for nite)

and finally….

Finding Whose Fabulous….

(above Barbie Adler owner of Selective Search  Matchmaking Service on Park Avenue in New York)

 “Ode to Ken”


 Renee Ashley Baker

copyright 2010 by Renee Ashley Backer 


(set to the music of “Venus If You Will”


Barbie if you will

  please find me Ken

 I promise to fulfill

Do help me win

 I only need a friend

 Oh Barbie can you find me Ken

Alumni: NYU, Columbia, Harvard, plus Germany Memorial Day

May 20, 2009


                         Renee Ashley Baker’s  Universities….

Columbia UniversityNew York University

Harvard University


           10.  I, Renee Ashley Baker, attended two private colleges. 

                                               HELLO  ALUMS !

         To all those who attended New York University, Columbia University in New York, and Harvard University  I, Renee Ashley Baker, would like to run an advertisement for your business (your lawfirm, your apparel company, your day spa, your consulting firm, your hand bag company, your foundation, your restaurant, your travel agency, your mortgage company, your real estate brokerage, your software company, your fashion boutique, your art gallery, your photography studio, your architechtural firm, and your shoe company (aka Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis– Missouri).

               As you may know 70 Million People log on to the internet each day.  Approximately 700 Million People log on to the internet each week–worldwide.   (And–75% of all American households now have the internet).

               Also–as you may know a “display ad” in a local daily newspaper may reach 200,000 -500,000 readers (and can cost from $1,000-$10,000 for a one-time only run).  By contrast, an advertisement on a Blog can reach 70 million web-surfers/web shoopers each day and will cost far less than a newspaper ad.

             The minimum run on my Blog for small to medium size businesses  is 1 month ($200) and 3 months (for $600) and 6 months (for $1200).   Large “corporations” must buy for 12 months minimum (or $2400). 

               I, Renee Ashley Baker, look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to promoting your product or services.

              Very truly yours,

              RENEE ASHLEY BAKER


                      “25 Things About Renee Ashley Baker”

11.  I, Renee Ashley Baker, am giving my mother (Mrs. Ashley) an endowment (a chair) at Wellesley.  I, Renee Ashley Baker, am giving my father (Mr. Ashley) an endowment (a chair) at Harvard.

 12.       I, Renee Ashley Baker, will become a permanent citizen of Monaco Monte Carlo.

 13.     I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be Christie Brinkley….I, Renee Ashley Baker, will become a “SpokesModel” for 13 companies (including Hermes St. Louis Cristal) and I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be paid a “total” of $24 million dollars from these 13 companies.  (The Kennedys’ names will go on the $24 million dollar bank account)

   14.      I, Renee Ashley Baker, hate “American Idol” the tv show.

   15.      I, Renee Ashley Baker, hate “Coca-Cola”.

    16.   I,   Renee Ashley Baker, hate “California”.

plus….for the Holiday….. 


Bently GTC by Jeroenolthof on Flickr

Memorial Day Drive ( in the country?)…Try the new  Bentley 2009 GTC Convertible

Lobster Gram com

Memorial Day Dinner (in the city?)….Try


                                  German Memorial Day ? Wall


                                         FALL OF THE WALL

            I, Renee Ashley  Baker, am learning to speak fluent German;  I, Renee Ashley Baker,  plan to live in Germany (for a year or two);  I, Renee Ashley Baker,  have friends who are German and I, Renee Ashley Baker,  have “dated” German men ….Therefore– I, Renee Ashley Baker,  am “eligible”  right?….

           IT is my understanding that Germany has been seeking a “design” for what is being called the “Fall Of The Wall Memorial”.  

         This “memorial” all commemorate the “fall of the Berlin wall” (in 1989).  This  “memorial” is to be located right in the heart of Berlin on land that is approximately 3000 sq metres. 

          So….I, Renee Ashley Baker, would like to hereby –officially–submit, to the Culture Minister of Germany, my CONCEPT for the “Fall Of  The Wall Memorial”….

                                    “99 White Balloons”


                                     Renee Ashley Baker

         Copyright 2009 by Renee Ashley.   All Rights Reserved

            A WALL,  6ft tall,  made of newly invented “see through concrete” .    On top of the wall,  are 99 WHITE BALLOONS.  These 99 WHITE BALLOONS , made of glass and with white strings attached, are pulling “The Wall” up, up, up towards the right . On the ground, at  left , pushing “The Wall” upwards is a BLACK VOLKSWAGEN  BEETLE…..

      (Note:  My design, of course, is inspired by the 1984 song, “99 Luft Ballons” by Nena)

VIEW VIDEO:    “99 Balloons” by Nena                              

                           HAPPY   MEMORIAL   DAY!

(Scroll Down To See “Millionaires Weekend Retreat”)