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#Christmas 2013: Happy Hanukkah! and a Happy New Year! (from Renee Ashley Baker)

December 18, 2013

White Christmas Tree 2

Sterling Silver Hanukkah Candleabra

(Mummy’s White Christmas Tree and Renee’s Sterling Silver Menorah)

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click on photo of Renee Ashley Baker’s Mother (Erma/Irma) above to visit The Erma Foundation

“WINDOWS”
by
Renee Ashley Baker

As I’ve stated previously my Mother (Erma/Irma) had me –gave birth to me–at the rich Jewish hospital in St. Louis Missouri; that is, Barnes Jewish Hospital). My Mother Erma/Irma (aka Mommy) raised me in her mini-mansion, paid for my ballet lessons, kept steak on the stove, and became rich (with a $250,000 credit line in her bank account). But, have I talked about how every Christmas (in St. Louis) my Mother (Erma/Irma) would take me downtown to “delight” in the department store window dressings (Santa, Frosty, Rudolph) which were all featured prominently in windows at Mommy’s favorite stores (namely Stix, Baer, Fuller and Famous & Barr). The “traditon” of viewing window displays at Christmas was big in St. Louis and St. Louis people filled the “winter” streets at night starting at Thanksgiving and on through Christmas Eve. Of course, the “big show” was always the “winter wonderland” put on every year at Famous & Barr where Santa sat taking “middle class/bourgeoisie” children on his lap while pretending to write down their “wishes” on his SANTA LIST…..

Tiffany & Co Tanzanite and Diamond Handbag

My Mother, Erma/Irma, above is wearing a “real diamond pendant” and she loved wearing her “diamond broochs”; (Above, is, Tiffany & Co’s Diamond and Tanzite Handbag Brooch)

Gold Christmas Tree

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT ?

ON THE BANG & OLUFSEN STEREO…

Barbra Streisand “The Classic Christmas Album”

Barbra Streisand The Classic Christmas Album

Neil Diamond “The Classic Christmas Album”

Neil-Diamond-Classic-Christmas-Album-2013

Josh Groban “NOEL”

Josh Groban NOEL

AT HOME (AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO PERHAPS ?)

“Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” starring SANTA (aka Father Noel aka St. Nick) and Pia Z (Zadora)

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young Pia Zadora in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

GOING OUT…?

Dance (The Spectacular)

The Great Moscow Ballet’s “Nutcracker Suite !”

Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker 2013

Ice Skating (The Dazzle)

Disney On Ice Rockin Ever After

Disney On Ice Rockin Ever After

Movies (The History)

Saving Mr Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

“Saving Mr. Banks”

(starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson)

Mary Poppins

AND….

The Book Thief

“The Book Thief”

NOW

FOR THE GOOD-BYES

“Good-Bye From Renee Ashley Baker”

President Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Mandela

Astronaut Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

Military Thriller Writer Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte

Pierce Brosnan with Daughter

MUCH CONTINUED LOVE TO Pierce Brosnan (aka JAMES) from Renee Ashley Baker

Pierce Brosnan as James

sANTA clip art

THREE WISHES FROM RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

(TO SANTA)

handsome man by shutterstock

WISH #1: A MAN (A HUSBAND !)
I, Renee Ashley Baker, want matchmaker Janis Spindel to “find me a MAN!” (aKa LOVER AND FRIEND)….My MAN has to be Caucasian/Jewish, 60 years of age, and a Millionaire or Billionaire.

Chanel boots

WISH #2: Chanel
I, Renee Ashley Baker, would like to run a “perfume and design company” (Erma French Perfume and Design) which would be 70% owned by The Wertheimers).

dollar sign by can stock photo

WISH #3: Winning my lawsuit
I, Renee Ashley Baker, would like to win my lawsuit for $150 Million (or maybe settle “out of court” for $35 Million to $50 Million Dollars). I’ll use my “out of court settlement” to purchase (to build) my house in East Hampton.

A Great Gift ? How About A Replica 1933 Mickey Mouse Watch (at Bradford Exchange)

Replica of First Mickey Mouse Watch 1933  by Bradford Exchange

re: DISNEY !
I, Renee Ashley Baker, may, possibly, if I am “recovered” sign an “Exclusive 7 Year Contract” with Disney/ABC to: Executive Produce and Judge a “Game Show” (to be broadcast and syndicated by ABC Network; Executive Produce and Star In two motion pictures for Disney (“Sister Act” and “D”); and possibly a “jet set luxury travel tv show” starring Renee Ashley Baker. And…Disney will get the song “Danger” by Renee Ashley Baker. Hopefully, CAA and Martin Erlichman will REP Renee Ashley Baker (No to Warner Bros and No to Universal/MCA and No to ICM)..

NOW….

NOW

NOW

NOW

TO THE FOOD….

Did You Know ?

Golden Raisins

HAVE RAISINS WILL TRAVEL?

Thanks to their portability raisins have provided energy to famous explorers for centuries: For Example, Christopher Columbus on his 1492 journey to the New World; Robert E Perry on his trip to the North Pole in 1909, and the late astronaut Scott Carpenter in 1962.

“Good-Bye” Scott

Scott Carpenter in outer space

Gold Ornament

THE BELUGA !

PETROS~1

(For Caviar Blinnis, Caviar Devil Eggs, and Caviar Omelets)

THE SURF AND TURF (BY PFAELZER)

Pfaelzer Surf and Turf

RENEE’S FAVORITE HAAGEN DAZ “PISTACHIO” !

Haagen Daz Pistachio Ice Cream

BRENT’S CHARDONNAY PEANUT BRITTLE

Brent Chardonnay Wine Peanut Brittle

MATZOS !

Matzo

MILLE CREPES ! BY LADY M CONFECTIONS

ladym_mille crepes

GIVE A “FOODIE” TYPE GIFT…MAYBE CREME BRULEE ?

creme brulee

THE DRINKS? LET’S START WITH RENEE’S FAVORITE

IT’S CHAMPAGNE !

Moet Champagne

WINE IN MIND? TRY ROTHSCHILD…

Chateau_Lafite-Rothschild

NEED “ALCOHOL FREE WINE” ?

Ariel Wine

A GIFT OF LUCK….AND CREAM ?

Baileys Irish Cream Gift Set

OR MAYBE GIVE A GENIE IN A BOTTLE (ER…. A TEA POT ?)

Mariage Freres Aladin Tea Pot and Tea…

Mariage Freres Happy Aladin teapot

Mariage Freres tea

Albert Einstein

NOW MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

TO RENEE ASHLEY BAKER’S FAMILIES & FRIENDS

U.S. Senator Julian Bond & Family

Senator Julian Bond and Family

I, Renee Ashley Baker, did mention that Julian Bond was a “family friend” (Julian Bond’s first cousin was a friend of my brother James)

Actress/Singer Tina Turner & Family

Tina Turner and new hubby Erwin

I, Renee Ashley Baker, did mention that Tina Turner was with my Mother (Erma/Irma Ashley) and my Father (Mr. Ashley) when they brought me home from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis Missouri….I, Renee Ashley Baker, was all of “one day old”….

Princess Lee Radziwill & Family

(“Happy Holidays Princess Lee!”)

Princess Lee Radziwill

Princess Lee Radziwill New York

Caroline Kennedy & Family

Caroline Kennedy and Family

HRH William, HRH Kate & Family (aka HRH Baby Louie)

HRH Baby Louie

HRH William and HRH Kate and Baby Louie

Katie Holmes & Family (aka Suri aka Rose)

Kate and Family

Cate Blanchett (& ACTING !)….

Cate Blanchett

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO RENEE’S MEDIA

(INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO….)

Aileen Mehle (aka SUZY)

Aileen Mehle

Patrick McMullen (Society Columnist)

Patrick McMullan society photographer

plus

Anna Wintour(Vogue Magazine)
Glenda Bailey(Harper’s Bazaar Magazine)
Margaret Russell(Architectural Digest Magazine)
Jay Fielden(Town & Country)
Graydon Carter(Vanity Fair Magazine)
Edward Nardoza (WWD)
Mort Zuckerman(U.S. News and World Report Magazine)
Michael Bloomberg(Bloomberg News Magazine)
The New York Times
The Washington Post

plus
Renee Ashley Baker’s New York Photographer
Namely Steven Meisel
(Maybe Steven Meisel will photograph a coffee table book for “The Erma Foundation”….)

Steven Meisel

White Tiger and Yellow Tiger

THIS CHRISTMAS WHY NOT SAVE THE TIGER?

Currently fewer than 4000 Tigers remain in the wild. CEO Sylvie Chantecaille created the Bengal Palette, a special-edition compact where 5% of the proceeds go toward “saving the tiger” from extinction. Below “Eye of the White Tiger” compact. Sold at Nordstrom.

Eye of The Tiger Compact by Chantecaille

5 Golden Rings

NOW

“FIVE GOLDEN RINGS” (ABOVE) AND FIVE GOLDEN GIFTS FROM THE NEIMAN MARCUS HOLIDAY CATALOG 2013″

$2995 ULTIMATE WHITE

(Cashmere and Fox Fur )

Cashmere Fox Fur Trim Shawl Cape at Neiman Marcus

$11,000 ULTIMATE SPINNING

(The Soul Cycle)

SoulCycle by Ciclotte

$344,500 ULTIMATE DRIVING
(The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante)
THE CAR FOR JAMES!

Aston-Martin-Vanquish-Volante-2014

$1.5 Million ULTIMATE VIEWING
(POP UP TV…IT COMES RIGHT OUT OF THE GROUND)

Ultimate TV

$1.85 ULTIMATE DIAMOND
(RENEE’S Diamonds “Are” Forever….Purchaser gets a 25 carat diamond to “cut and polish” then its on to London where purchaser will visit the Crown Jewels inside the Tower of London)

Ultimate Diamond

Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming 1956

“Diamonds Are Forever” (1956 ?)

AND….I SHALL NOT FORGET…..

Mark Zuckerberg & Family (aka Priscilla)

Mark Zuckerberg and new bride Priscilla

Tom Cruise & Family (aka Connor)

Tom Cruise and Son Connor

Mel Gibson & Family (aka Lucia)

Mel and daughter Lucia

AND….

Kate Hudson & Family

(with Bellamy and Bingham in Black)

Kate-Hudson and Baby Bellamy and Bing  in Black

Santa Sleigh and Reindeer

“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD KNIGHT !”

“On Rudolph”

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

“On Blixen”

Santa Reinder Blixen

“On Prancer”

Santa Reindeer Prancer

“On Dancer”

Santa Reindeer Dancer

AND…

“MERRY CHRISTMAS HONEY”

Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo

(“SHE’S SUCH A DOLL!”)

NOW READ WHY RENEE ASHLEY BAKER SAYS “NO”:

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READ AT: http://www.JFKRFKASHLEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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ADDENDUM—“HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” TO THE WALKING MAN (from Renee Ashley Baker)

June 17, 2010

 

 

FOR   FATHERS  OR…. FORE   FATHERS ?

 CLINK LINK HERE

 

 

 

THIS  POST  IS  For My Father–Mr. Ashley–On Father’s Day .   My Father –Mr. Ashley–was a Mason and a Soldier in the U.S. Army  and– he made me–Renee Ashley–A  PRINCESS….

 THE  MOST  EXPENSIVE   MAN   WALKING  ?

 

“THE WALKING MAN”   by  Alberto  Giacometti

 A sculpture purchased– at a  Sotheby’s of London auction–  by an anonymous collector for  $104.3  MILLION  DOLLARS. 

 SHOUT OUT TO THE ANONYMOUS COLLECTOR  from Renee Ashley Baker:  “I’d love to have lunch with you and get  a ‘private showing’  of  the “WALKING MAN”.     You see–I,  Renee Ashley Baker,  think I know this “Walking Man” .. . . 

(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside:   “What a name dropper that Renee Ashley Baker  is” ! ! ! )

AND….WHAT  GOES  WITH  THE  WALKING  MAN ?

Why His Golden Ring, of course….

Stuart Hughes  24kt Gold Iphone.     Cost?  $2 million dollars 

 and WHAT ELSE DOES A WALKING MAN NEED?  A  BEER !

THE  KING  OF  BEERS    (A Belgian Company)

 

 

My Father–Mr. Ashley –drank  Manischewitz  Wine  AND— he also drank   BUDWEISER  BEER. . . .

(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside: “My father’s family–Ashley–and my father’s mother’s family– Harris– can be traced back to England and Wales….)

SO–FATHER’S DAY IS ON SUNDAY AND  STILL  NO  GIFT  FOR DAD?

There are two new apps for the Iphone:

  For Collectors:  Ebay  (download at apple.com/webapps)

 and

 For Golfers:  Swing by Swing (download at swingbyswing.com)

 OR

WHAT ABOUT A  GOLF  TRIP  FOR DAD?   BY LAND OR BY SEA ?

(sail aboard Cunard’s Queen Elisabeth 2 )

IF BY  SEA:  There are two great sea cruises for Golfers: 

 1.  GolfAHoy (at golfahoy.com)

2.  Elite Golf Cruises  (at elitegolfcruises.com)

but…WHAT IF BY LAND, YOU SAY ? 

 Also  at  GolfAHoy .com  you’ll  find  International Golf Vacation Packages….

OR 

 FOR  FATHER’S  DAY:  What about?    Socks….

 New socks for Dad every three months from BlackSocks.com (BlackSocks.com is a company based in Switzerland)

 

 

ALSO FOR DAD:  May He Have The Courage Of A Young Girl. . . . 

above,  the “Great”  Anne Frank

 

AND NOW….BELOW

A recipe for Dad  from  The New York Times

 

 SWEETBREADS   A   LA   KING

 2 pairs sweetbreads

Water

6 tablespoons butter

12 fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

1 canned pimento, chopped

1/2 cup sherry

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

4 patty shells, purchased

1. Soak the  sweetbreads in ice water forty-five minutes.  Drain and cook slowly in simmering water to cover until white, fifteen to twenty minutes.  Drain, cool in ice water and remove all covering and connective tissues.  Cut into small cubes. 

2.  Melt half the butter in a saucepan, add the mushrooms, green pepper and pimento and cook about ten minutes.  Add half the sherry and cream. 

3.  Simmer until the sauce is reduced by about half.  Add the diced sweetbreads.

  4.  In a saucepan melt the remaining butter,  add the flour and stir with a wire whisk until blended.   Meanwhile, bring the milk to a boil and add all at once to the butter-flour mixture, stirring vigorously with the whisk.  Add to the sweet-bread mixture and season with salt. 

 5.  Add the remaining cream and sherry just before pouring the mixture into the heated patty shells. 

Yield:  4 Servings  

 

                (SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE  “FATHER’S  DAY”)

“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

 

plus

 

The  Angel  Michael

 

equals . . . .

                                         Great Italian Opera

                                                        by

                                               Mario   Puzo

 

                                                    and by

                                      Francis   Ford   Coppola

 

                                          “The   Godfather”

                                         ( OPEN   LETTER )

TO:  Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, RadarOnline.com, SplashNews.com, Popeater.com, 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…. 

 “HOW  THE  HUMMINGBIRD  FLIES” 

                          by

            Renee Ashley Baker

  Copyright by Renee Ashley Baker 

            ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  

  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)

DUELING MATCHMAKERS by Renee Ashley Baker

 

AND   NOW….Chanel

(above Chanel’s “Resort Collection 2010”)

  ARE YOU….

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…. 

plus….

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”

 by

 Renee Ashley Baker

copyright 2010 by Renee Ashley Backer 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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

(verse)

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