Monday, December 22, 2014

Helping The Cops help US stay safe. A sure-fire Way on protecting those who PROTECT & SERVE. How Citizens can help make that One highly significant Difference, per ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith: Founder of Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991 – Chicago, IL USA.

ASK's PERSONAL NOTE
This is part of an ongoing Holidate that I created called National Splurge Day 20 years ago. It is tweaked every day to reflect changes that are happening within our Society that need to be improved.  Won't you join me in supporting this Idea whose time has come. 

 
BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ISSUE, IT HAS ITS OWN BLOG ENTRY AND YOU ARE READING IT HERE:

National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #184 for Monday, December 22, 2014 will be a SPLURGE unlike any and all others ever created by me, ASK: THE QUEEN OF SPLURGE and the  Creator/Founder/Owner of the 20 year old popular Holidate known as:

National Splurge Day ©1994
 
and its accompanying eBlog called:
 
The Daily Splurge ©2014,
now 6 months old. 

It is a national cry-out and shout-out to make sure that all POLICE CARS – AMBULANCES and PADDY WAGONS are fitted and manufactured with Bullet Proof Glass. In light of the two police Officers slain in Brooklyn this past Weekend, it appears to be a/the mandatory order of the day. This Revelation came to me yesterday and I created its first Tweet and sent that to Car Manufacturers in order that they can help push through this Motion.  Furthermore with the amount of vehicles that are shot-at on highways, expressways and in the inner city, this may be a new addition Auto Manufacturers should make for ANY and EVERY vehicle they manufacture.

Therefore, armed with this Intel, I am asking my Friends, Followers and Fans to jump on the BandWagon to make sure that nothing like this will ever happen again.   Talk this Concept up.  It's what we need so that no family has to suffer again.

The bottom line is: It’s just a darn good idea that should have been done decades ago.
ASK's Contact Info:

Monday, December 15, 2014

A brief, but imperative 512 Words via the Queen of Splurge, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith on how to ReGift those Splurges-of-Yesterday for Today’s Holiday Presents. It’s easy. It’s quick. Better yet: They will never know…

 

Dateline:  The Ides of December, 2014

National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #177 for Monday, December 15, 2014 is something you do not want to hear about.  It’s getting very, very close to the End of the Year and it’s time for your SPLURGE CLEANUP OF THE YEAR (SCOTY).  Any year, you choose. Some of you may not have been too anxious to keep up with those Yearly Splurges.  Now as 2014 ends, there’s been a Record 20 years of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY happening since 1994. That’s historical and hysterical both, deciding on what side of the Boutique, Mall and Charge Card you are on.  Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with all the SPLURGES you’ve made that you didn’t need so that you can ‘ReGift’ those now and thus save Time, Money and Effort doing the BUY – BUY – BUY Thang that so many active Consumers are caught up into.  Look at it this way: With all that STUFF lying around and the New Year coming in, don’t you really want to clean up (your act)?  Don’t you really need to clean it up? That’s the General Observation I’ve been making the last 60+ years.

If not, that’s totally your Decision (alone), as there are no Clues here, but as Calendars go, only have 16 Days remain and not even that Amount since 4 of those Days are Party Times.  If We count in the 7 Days of Kwanzaa, that takes up 5 more Days.  The Bottom Line is:  I am here to help you ‘Splurge Smarter,’ being the Conscience of Splurging-at-large, small and any Way you can or want to DO IT!

 

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
National Splurge Day ©1994 & The Daily Splurge ©2014
Koopersmith’s Global Communications
“People read what ASK writes about…”
Chicago, Illinois USA

 

This Writing is also found online in the Series known as THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014: 


 

NOTE #1:  SPLURGE CLEANUP OF THE YEAR (SCOTY).   There is no SCOTY Award of the Year (quite yet), but there just may be one for December of 2015. Stay tuned, if you like.


NOTE #2:  More ASKian Reads are coming up as ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith is also the Creator of SANTA IS RETIRING ©2014 (Book – Animated Movie – StagePlay – Coffee Mugs) that is her most recent Work-In-Progress.  Check out SIR’s Blog (initially posted on November 11, 2014) at: 

tinyurl.com/kukyw3x

that has already received over 2,555 Readers. It’s not what you think it is all about, but then it is.  Would she ‘lie’ to you? 

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FINALLY:   By all means, feel free to Retweet these Two Pop Culture Tweets out to your Network:

1)

ASK/Chgo's #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #177 4 12-15-14 is the #Splurge Cleanup of the Year. R U ready 2 Regift?   http://tinyurl.com/mvgdoq2

 

2)

#ASK/Chicago on: #Santa_Is_Retiring: How it was. How it became. How the #Tides_of_Christmas R changing Spirituality. http://tinyurl.com/lhragbk

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Mantra of every Splurge Fan(atic): Dubai Shoes: Dubai Shoes. When it's far more than Ruby Slippers, you can count on the Dubai Mall.


National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #174 for Friday, December 12, 2014 is a Dream-Come-True. Repeat after me. 

There’s no Place like Dubai!

There’s no Place like Dubai!      

In Dubai, a Mall is dedicated to Shoes and nothing but shoes.  Covering 29,000 Square Feet, this Story was the feature of early morning news-reels.  I wonder how many Pairs one can fit into that amount of Space. They didn’t say how many football fields this would cover, but sports fans can figure that one out. Google just informed me of these Stats:  300,000 Shoes in 1500 Styles and is touted as the largest Store of its kind anywhere in the World As the Queen of Splurge, I would whole-heartedly love to chat more about the Art & Act of Splurging, but I found my Nirvana now…

I’ll be here in just a few Hours:

 

Dubai Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Hours:  Open today · 10:00 am – 1:00 am

 

Feast your FEET online at:

http://www.levelshoedistrict.com/

http://www.wyff4.com/national/entire-dubai-mall-dedicated-to-shoes/30178732

 

Ruby Slippers…here I come.

VIA:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

aka:  Queen of Splurge

Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994 – now in its 20TH Year

&
The Daily Splurge

Chicago, Illinois USA

 

 

CC: https://www.facebook.com/#!/whoopigoldberg

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Verdura's 75th Anniversary: A Retrospective Exhibition of Jewels that sets The Theme for all Generations.

DateLine:  Sunday, December 7, 2014
Via Word-of-Mouse
ASK/Chicago, Illinois USA
@ASK_Koopersmith
 
 
National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #169 for Sunday, December 7, 2014 is a Tribute and or Introduction to Duke Fulco di Verdura, the Sicilian Jewelry Maker who happened to associate with Coco Chanel (1883- 1971), the French Fashion Designer who became popular in both the Paris Literary and Artistic Worlds.  Coca may best remembered as being Creator of the LBD: Little Black Dress. 

 

Deciding to reinvent her Look, Duke di Verdura thus created for himself a Reputation in the Fine Jewelry Industry that later catered to ‘The Stars’ when Movie Making was just beginning. Opening his First Salon on Fifth Avenue in New York and established in 1939, this Move correlated to a Time when Stories of every Possibility were tearing the World apart, yet something extraordinary was happening in Fashion and The Arts that would later be unrivaled.

Shortly thereafter, with the Advent of the Television Set, this catapulted (t)his Visibility further to Super-Stardom as more and more People became hooked on the High Intensity that only the Screen could provide. 

 

And, how did I know that? By watching my Favorite Weekly TV Program, CBS Sunday with Charles Osgood, Lee Cowan, Mo Rocca, Anthony Mason, Martha Teichner  and The Tracey Smith (amongst other Prime Time  Journalists) who always introduce HOT & HAUTE Topics that I should either be focused on and/or educated about.  

 

Nora O’Donnell of CBS This Morning (Monday-Friday) hosted this particular Segment [whose Eyes are as crystal blue as the Blue Iced Diamonds she showed us during that Interview].   We all have our favorite Verdura’s.  Whoopi Goldberg favors Moonstone in her Jewelry.  Therefore, when it comes to The Art and Act of Splurging as The Queen of Splurge and Founder/Originator of:

 

NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994

(now marking its 20TH Year ABC: Anniversary – Birthday - Celebration)

& YoTS:  YEARS OF THE SPLURGES ©2010

(Commemorated from 2014-2019 for NSD’s 20-25TH ABCs)

 

knowing where to get that IDI: Intel/Data/Info is as vitally incremental and important as splurging itself when ‘The Urge to Splurge’ overtakes you.  Verdura brings that out in a Person and has for the last 75 years marking their Diamond Anniversary now.  

Peering at ‘The Calendar,’ tiz the Season for that with each and every Turn made.  The ‘Returns’ (not necessarily defined as the Regifting and Resifting now) on having that Input in your Data Bank and close-at-hand, cannot be measured. 

As Ms. Chanel once said:  “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a Man than a Bird.”  To which I would say: “Why do that when your Jewelry can?”

THEREFORE:  The Underlying Lesson and Moral to be learned from this CBS Sunday Segment of Sunday, December 7, 2014 (the 73RD Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day) simply is: 

Duke Verdura did not need to make Jewelry. He lived in a Comfort Zone, a Life of Luxury, most of us never even dream (of).   However, he did and because of his Artistry, look at the Lives he touched by doing so and, even 36 years after his Death (in 1978) and now upon the 75TH Anniversary of

Verdura: The Master Jeweler,

the Story still continues to inspire a Legacy that sparkles; takes one’s breath away and attracts entire New Generations of  Collectors and Fanfare.  ‘Looking good just got better’ because of him.  How nice it would have been to have known him. 

 

FOOTNOTE:

VERDURA COLLECTIONS – ‘America’s Crown Jeweler’ per The New York Times: 

On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/verdura

http://www.biography.com/people/coco-chanel-9244165#lovelife-and-scandal

For those Individuals  not knowing about the New York Scene:

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE:  THE EVENT OF THE YEAR

per ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith,

Founder of National Splurge Day ©1994

and

TDS: The Daily Splurge ©2014 is:

 


ONLINE AT: http://www.verdura.com/

Verdura at 75 will be the most important retrospective exhibition in the history of the company and will be open to the public from October 14 thru December 23 at 745 Fifth Avenue, in a new gallery space adjacent to the company’s flagship. The exhibition will feature a selection of more than 150 of Duke Fulco di Verdura’s original jewels and objets d’art as well as a small selection of his 10,000 gouache jewelry designs, archival materials, his personal miniature paintings, and rare period photographs.

Yet another Reason to visit New York…as if you needed yet another one.

Info@verdura.com

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Contact:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith aka:

'America's Premier Eventologist' 
per Insight Magazine / Washington, DC - August, 1997

and

'The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World'
per The Chicago Tribune / Chicago, IL - January 2001

at:

Adrienne.Sioux.Koopersmith@gmail.com


Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what ASK writes about..."
Studios 1258 & 1437
Chicago, Illinois USA

for any/all your promotional Needs & Interests. 


HOT ON THE 2014-2015 SCHEDULE ARE:  Blog Alliterations, Twitter & Facebook Posts, designed for each Client in Packets of 50.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

ASK's The Daily Splurge #166 pays Tribute to: World of Chocolate's AIDS Benefit: T-O-N-I-T-E! Put your Money where your Mouth is.




National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #166 for Thursday, December 4, 2014 is ‘The Basis’ of what is in the Heart and at the Core of all of us at #Splurge_Central.  The World of Chocolate is holding their Annual Event in which Chocolate Samples are concocted by some of the top Chocolatiers across Chicago.  Too many to list by Name, once you get a Choco-Morsel in your Mouth, you will never be the same aGAIN, nor will your Weight & Waist Line. But it’s worth ‘The Wait’ as you can always exercise like a Triathlete months before this popular Event.  After all, 5 Months ago, Today was the 4TH of July, Independence Day #238, a good a Point as any in which to try to keep as healthy as you can for as long as you can.  Chocolate contains that ‘Special Something’ that makes any Event a Festival and is now considered Healthy-For-You with Antioxidants being in the Food and Nutrition Spotlight. So sweet. 

Held Today on Thursday, December 4 at Union Station Hall, 210 South Canal in Chicago at 6 PM the Entry Fee is $125.  Aidschicago.com is the Beneficiary. When you can take what you would splurge on and delegate/designate it to a good Cause as Disease Prevention, that’s the true Essence of what Humanity is all about and one of the Tenets of YoTS: Years of The Splurges, part and parcel of NSD.

After all,

“Splurge on to Others as you’d want others to splurge on to you.”

Quote of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Creator/Founder/Originator-Owner: National Splurge Day ©1994

The Daily Splurge ©2014

YoTS: Years of The Splurges ©2010

 (running from 2014-2019 marking the HOLIDATE’s

20-25TH Year ABC: Anniversaries – Birthdays – Celebrations)

Studios 1258 & 1437

Chicago,  Illinois USA

 

ESPECIALLY NOW:    Events as these are an excellent means in which to say good-bye to the brutal Hostilities and Hatreds We are experiencing, reading about which smother the USA in Social Unrest and Injustice during this extraordinary Holiday Season.  And, I’m sure if you cannot make it, you can donate at Aidschicago.org throughout the Year or any Charity of your Choice as you see fit.

NOTE:  ASK is available by the Hour to promote your Product/Brand/Event.  With 40 years in the PRAM: Public Relations – Advertising – Marketing Business she has her Eye on what puts ‘The Pop’ into Pop Culture. 

Email Adrienne at:

Adrienne(dot)Sioux(dot)Koopersmith@gmail(dot)com

for additional Info & Questions/Queries you may have.

OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE:

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith and Robert E. Hofstadter are Co-Authors of the Article printed in ‘Kennedy Confections’ in November, 2004, London’s Oldest Sweets Magazine entitled: 'Hello ‘Chocolate, My New Best Friend.’  Archival Reprints on the Phenomena of Chocolate available: $10 per 3 Copies (USA); $25 for Foreign Mailings.   

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Daily Splurge: Volume 4 - Issues #164+ via ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, The Queen of Splurge & Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994. Issues December, 2014 – February 2015.


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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #163 for Monday, December 1, 2014 shows that there is a Thin Line between Splurging & Splicing.  Visiting a Friend who edits Film, I received a Lesson in what it takes to edit Film, something I never had seen before.  Although it’s better to accumulate and splurge on a lot of Material, at the end of the Story/Movie or Day, there’s only so much that’s relevant that anyone wants to concern themselves with.  On the Cutting Floor is how Words & Scenes both end up; eventually, but in the Meantime, each Time Frame is an Indicator of what happened that preserves itself for the ‘Next Big Splurge’ and how it will be spliced and remembered in your Mind in the years ahead – if it is at all.  Deemed as mighty heavy duty thinking for the First of December, #Cyber_Monday when many Online Shoppers splurge their Way into Debt, but it’s their Prerogative. Outsplurging the next Guy or Gal is sometimes an addicting Way to find Acceptance. 



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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #164 for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 is perhaps the most wonderful SPLURGE DAY of the Month as its TOYSday and now that Christmas will be here in 23 days, there’s no time like the PRESENT than to buy your PRESENTS in the Presence of some of the major TOY Companies in the world.  Not only are they online where you can shop easily for them, but if you really want to pull a SPLURGE-O-RAMA (a hefty SPLURGE) costing $100,000 or more, then it’s time to board a private jet and go anywhere you wish to go to buy those Toys, Whistles and Bells.  I need not say anymore…after reading 163 of these DAILY SPLURGES, I’m sure you know how I feel about having my TOYS and playing with them, too (or more)

 

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ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith is available to promote your Product and Brand.  Email her at:

Adrienne(dot)Sioux(dot)Koopersmith(at)gmail(dot)com

for Inquiries - Questions - and/or to interview her for more info on ATS:  All Things Splurge and her latest Endeavor: Book & Script:  Santa Is Retiring.  #Santa_Is_Retiring in pure Twitterese.


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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #165 for Wednesday, December 3, 2014 is ASK's new Anti-Splurging Laws whose top Three (3) Statutes are:

1)  Do not splurge on Pay Day;
2) Do not splurge when UTi: Under The influence (of whatever the Vice is); and
3) Do not imitate 'The Jones' - Celebrities or the 'well-to-do' when 'The Urge to Splurge' takes over.

More will be added as many of us rush into the Buying Season known as Chanukah - Christmas - Kwanzaa now, only to wake up on January 2, 2015 to realize that most of those Purchases were made in vein...i.e.: The Juggular Vein, at that. 



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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #166 for Thursday, December 4, 2014 is ‘The Basis’ of what is in the Heart and at the Core of all of us at #Splurge_Central.  The World of Chocolate is holding their Annual Event in which Chocolate Samples are concocted by some of the top Chocolatiers across Chicago.  Too many to list by Name, once you get a Choco-Morsel in your Mouth, you will never be the same aGAIN, nor will your Weight & Waist Line. But it’s worth ‘The Wait’ as you can always exercise like a Triathlete months before this popular Event.  After all, 5 Months ago, Today was the 4TH of July, Independence Day #238, a good a Point as any in which to try to keep as healthy as you can for as long as you can.  Chocolate contains that ‘Special Something’ that makes any Event a Festival and is now considered Healthy-For-You with Antioxidants being in the Food and Nutrition Spotlight. So sweet. 

Held Today on Thursday, December 4 at Union Station Hall, 210 South Canal in Chicago at 6 PM the Entry Fee is $125.  Aidschicago.com is the Beneficiary. When you can take what you would splurge on and delegate/designate it to a good Cause as Disease Prevention, that’s the true Essence of what Humanity is all about and one of the Tenets of YoTS: Years of The Splurges, part and parcel of NSD.

After all,

“Splurge on to Others as you’d want others to splurge on to you.”

Quote of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Creator/Founder/Originator-Owner: National Splurge Day ©1994

The Daily Splurge ©2014

YoTS: Years of The Splurges ©2010
(running from 2014-2019 marking the HOLIDATE’s 20-25TH Year
ABC: Anniversaries – Birthdays – Celebrations)

Studios 1258 & 1437

Chicago,  Illinois USA

 

ESPECIALLY NOW:    Events as these are an excellent means in which to say good-bye to the brutal Hostilities and Hatreds We are experiencing, reading about which smother the USA in Social Unrest and Injustice during this extraordinary Holiday Season.  And, I’m sure if you cannot make it, you can donate at Aidschicago.org throughout the Year or any Charity of your Choice as you see fit.

NOTE:  ASK is available by the Hour to promote your Product/Brand/Event.  With 40 years in the PRAM: Public Relations – Advertising – Marketing Business she has her Eye on what puts ‘The Pop’ into Pop Culture. 

Email Adrienne at:

Adrienne(dot)Sioux(dot)Koopersmith@gmail(dot)com

for additional Info & Questions/Queries you may have.

OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE:

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith and Robert E. Hofstadter are Co-Authors of the Article printed in ‘Kennedy Confections’ in November, 2004, London’s Oldest Sweets Magazine entitled: Hello, Chocolate, My New Best Friend.


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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #167 for Friday, December 5, 2014 is a Historical Accounting of what it was like to #splurge 30 years ago.  This is in honor of my Best Friend’s Son who turns 30 Today, meaning his Dad has now been a Father 30 times, officially.  30 Years ago Today in 1984, I was 32 and was the First Woman Rock Promoter living and based out of Chicago, the 3rd largest cosmo-metropolitan City in the USA.  “A Time of like it’s totally 80s” is the Expression and how the Internet tells us it was, in hip jive Lingo.  The most FUN Part about exploring our History and Historical Past is the Prices of  Merchandise ‘back in the Day.’  Of course, Salaries were lower (but never equal), and if those Prices were to return, that would mean more Money for a bigger Financial Splurge, which really is the one and only Thing that’s allowable on ‘Big Birthdays’ as these. After all, a Guy doesn’t turn 30 every Day. Moreover, when that Date on a Friday, it spells out that he has the entire Weekend as an Excuse to celebrate that significant Event.  Let’s just hope ‘The Mother’ has her Figure back by now.


Mental Floss posted a List of 30 Topics (not 30 People) who turn 30 in 2014 online at:


For that, plus more, you can turn to AARP no matter if your Birthdaying today or just need yet another Urge-To-Splurge on the Eccentricities of being plugged in and wired up. 

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #168 for Saturday, December 6, 2014 is a Warning to take time out this busy Holiday Season (when Theft & Murder is up) to take special care and precautions.  On my Way to a Splurgerrific Weekend in which to get caught up on the Splurges REH & I had to make in the Middle of our Morning, we received an urgent Phone Call from the Building Supervisor.  He told us that within less a city block from Home a Murder had taken place last night around 8 PM and that We should be leery and on our guard.  Therefore, let this DS: Daily Splurge serve as a Warning to those walking in quiet, subdued Neighborhoods to walk in three’s and if necessary, trust your Gut Instinct.  One of the students approached thought his attacker wielded a play gun.  When the bullet went off, aimed at his chest, he suddenly learned that it wasn’t, dead on the spot.  Mall Parking Lots are where Criminals lay in ambush.  Check the Windows of your Car/Van to make sure no one is hiding in wait.  Taking a few Precautions can add years on to your life.  It’s that easy to do so that when you do go out to SPLURGE, it’s your BOY: Best One Yet. 



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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #169 for Sunday, December 7, 2014 is a Tribute and or Introduction to Duke Fulco di Verdura, the Sicilian Jewelry Maker who happened to associate with Coco Chanel (1883- 1971), the French Fashion Designer who became popular in both the Paris Literary and Artistic Worlds.  Coca may best remembered as being Creator of the LBD: Little Black Dress. 


 


Deciding to reinvent her Look, Duke di Verdura thus created for himself a Reputation in the Fine Jewelry Industry that later catered to ‘The Stars’ when Movie Making was just beginning. Opening his First Salon on Fifth Avenue in New York and established in 1939, this Move correlated to a Time when Stories of every Possibility were tearing the World apart, yet something extraordinary was happening in Fashion and The Arts that would later be unrivaled.


Shortly thereafter, with the Advent of the Television Set, this catapulted (t)his Visibility further to Super-Stardom as more and more People became hooked on the High Intensity that only the Screen could provide. 



 


And, how did I know that? By watching my Favorite Weekly TV Program, CBS Sunday with Charles Osgood, Lee Cowan, Mo Rocca, Anthony Mason, Martha Teichner  and The Tracey Smith (amongst other Prime Time  Journalists) who always introduce HOT & HAUTE Topics that I should either be focused on and/or educated about.  







 


Nora O’Donnell of CBS This Morning (Monday-Friday) hosted this particular Segment [whose Eyes are as crystal blue as the Blue Iced Diamonds she showed us during that Interview].   We all have our favorite Verdura’s.  Whoopi Goldberg favors Moonstone in her Jewelry.  Therefore, when it comes to The Art and Act of Splurging as The Queen of Splurge and Founder/Originator of:


 

NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994

(now marking its 20TH Year ABC: Anniversary – Birthday - Celebration)

& YoTS:  YEARS OF THE SPLURGES ©2010

(Commemorated from 2014-2019 for NSD’s 20-25TH ABCs)

 

knowing where to get that IDI: Intel/Data/Info is as vitally incremental and important as splurging itself when ‘The Urge to Splurge’ overtakes you.  Verdura brings that out in a Person and has for the last 75 years marking their Diamond Anniversary now.  

Peering at ‘The Calendar,’ tiz the Season for that with each and every Turn made.  The ‘Returns’ (not necessarily defined as the Regifting and Resifting now) on having that Input in your Data Bank and close-at-hand, cannot be measured. 

As Ms. Chanel once said:  “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a Man than a Bird.”  To which I would say: “Why do that when your Jewelry can?”

THEREFORE:  The Underlying Lesson and Moral to be learned from this CBS Sunday Segment of Sunday, December 7, 2014 (the 73RD Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day) simply is: 

Duke Verdura did not need to make Jewelry. He lived in a Comfort Zone, a Life of Luxury, most of us never even dream (of).   However, he did and because of his Artistry, look at the Lives he touched by doing so and, even 36 years after his Death (in 1978) and now upon the 75TH Anniversary of

Verdura: The Master Jeweler,

the Story still continues to inspire a Legacy that sparkles; takes one’s breath away and attracts entire New Generations of  Collectors and Fanfare.  ‘Looking good just got better’ because of him.  How nice it would have been to have known him. 

 

FOOTNOTE:

VERDURA COLLECTIONS – ‘America’s Crown Jeweler’ per The New York Times: 

On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/verdura

http://www.biography.com/people/coco-chanel-9244165#lovelife-and-scandal

For those Individuals  not knowing about the New York Scene:

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE:  THE EVENT OF THE YEAR

per ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith,

Founder of National Splurge Day ©1994

and

TDS: The Daily Splurge ©2014 is:

 


ONLINE AT: http://www.verdura.com/

Verdura at 75 will be the most important retrospective exhibition in the history of the company and will be open to the public from October 14 thru December 23 at 745 Fifth Avenue, in a new gallery space adjacent to the company’s flagship. The exhibition will feature a selection of more than 150 of Duke Fulco di Verdura’s original jewels and objets d’art as well as a small selection of his 10,000 gouache jewelry designs, archival materials, his personal miniature paintings, and rare period photographs.

Yet another Reason to visit New York…as if you needed yet another one.

Info@verdura.com

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #170 for Monday, December 8, 2014 asks a simple topical and climate question:   Can Daydreaming and Splurging go hand-in-hand? In this case, they can, do and should. On this cold and blistery day in Chicago, I glanced at the Patio Restaurant Sign, hanging above the street, swinging slightly in the wind. It signaled a time when People ate out; and enjoyed the Outdoor Creature Comforts of having your own Patio.  Dining in the Sun.  At this time of year in colder places during the first full week in December, that’s not going to happen. That’s where the Daydreaming comes in.  And, for those who wish to put Action to Thought, just google ‘Patio’ to give your spot in the sun, a splash of a fancier look.  If you do that, you can say you had your Daydream and Splurge, too.   

 

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The Daily Splurge #171 for Tuesday, December 9, 2014 marks my 62ND Year & 4th Month Mark while passing through Time, as it goes along its Merry Way for the Month of December, heavily clad or cladden in an array of Holiday Festivities.  One of the most understated Purchases that should be made before Party Revelers come over to your Abode is that of Paint.  Wall Paint.  With enough time to paint those Walls, today (merely the 9th of DecemBURR) is the Day to change Colors; change your Room's Attitude, Feel and Look and liven up those 4 Corners.  Take down the Pictures. Scrub the Walls down.  Let dry.  Replace (or better yet) find something else to replace those former Masterpieces with. I suggest the Array of Artists who are found on Twitter or Facebook are thrilling enough to add that variety of Pizzazz to your rooms' surrounding. Some of their Artistry is totally supreme and relatively undiscovered as they use those Social Media Formats as their Movable Screens instead of brick and mortar galleries, being able to touch People across the World and finding a new Audience wherever they post. With the Help and Assistance of total Strangers, they can make a Living and make your Wall stand out, as it should, during this relatively dull and lifeless time -- Winter, in many parts of our Planet.  Painting + Splurging?  Sure, the 2 go together via the QoS: Queen of Splurge.

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #172 for December 10, 2014 addresses the SPIN ON SPLURGE.  Could it really be that hard to write about what and how People splurge?  Do you need an Insight on Human Nature and what makes people tick-tock.  What if People are stingy and cannot bring themselves around to SPLURGING?  Then, what happens?  Are We up against a Brick Wall?  What if there are no suitable Trends that seem to fit what we want to splurge on?  Does that mean that splurging is no longer popular?  Since Splurging is an ‘Action Activity’ a Variety of Factors go into the Art & Act of Splurging; however, it’s what you make it, like everything else in life.  As the Creator/ /Founder/Owner/Promoter of National Splurge Day ©1994, now in its 20TH Year, NSD is a continual Work-In-Progress (in development) and has become an interesting Take on how People behave and misbehave when it comes to Items they  need; think they need; and/or are urged to purchase.  As the Decades advance, those Factors do change. Therefore, there is always something to score about this Pastime that has become much more than Spurging, but a Conscious Choice We make, even at a Subliminal Level. 



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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #173 for December 11, 2014 urges you to work on your Dreams, although you may be distracted. This is the First Step in order to have secured for yourself enough Finances and/or Time in which you can pursue your Splurges, whatever they may be.  If you put in more Time during the Course of a Day in lieu of ‘doing something else,’ chances are the Benefits and returns will come back and work in your favor.  Such was the case with one of my Special Projects, a Book, Movie, Stage Play and set of coffee mugs that I am ‘developing out.’  Now a month old, I’m happy to say that this morning, #SANTA_IS_RETIRING ©2014 got 1978 Blog Hits. In the back of my mind was that I’d love to hit 2000 by the time I end my day at 5 PM.  I worked it.  Santa is used to hard work, as we all know and I just discovered that the BLOG count is now 2,121 that far superseded the 22 Readers I needed. Of course, this can be applied to any industry and project/brand.  Give yourself that extra time for R&D; Research and development. Then, sit back and let the good times roll.  You may even surprise yourself. 
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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #174 for Friday, December 12, 2014 is a Dream-Come-True. Repeat after me. 

There’s no Place like Dubai!

There’s no Place like Dubai!      

In Dubai, a Mall is dedicated to Shoes and nothing but shoes.  Covering 29,000 Square Feet, this Story was the feature of early morning news-reels.  I wonder how many Pairs one can fit into that amount of Space. They didn’t say how many football fields this would cover, but sports fans can figure that one out. Google just informed me of these Stats:  300,000 Shoes in 1500 Styles and is touted as the largest Store of its kind anywhere in the World As the Queen of Splurge, I would whole-heartedly love to chat more about the Art & Act of Splurging, but I found my Nirvana now…

I’ll be here in just a few Hours:

 

Dubai Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Hours:  Open today · 10:00 am – 1:00 am

 

Feast your FEET online at:

http://www.levelshoedistrict.com/

http://www.wyff4.com/national/entire-dubai-mall-dedicated-to-shoes/30178732

 

Ruby Slippers…here I come.

VIA:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

aka:  Queen of Splurge

Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994 – now in its 20TH Year

&
The Daily Splurge

Chicago, Illinois USA

 

 



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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #175 for Saturday, December 13, 2014 sometimes doesn’t seem right or write, but it is a ROP: RITE OF PASSAGE when the Stars line up for us to take MORE time off in which to splurge.  That’s because today’s date in sequential order is:
 





12-13-14

December 13, 2014…
For those of us who were up at 9:10:11 AM and again at 9:10:11 PM we can then say that the Sequence reads as:
 9-10-11-12-13-14
This Phenomena will not happen again –i.e.: we must patiently wait for 89 years for that to occur. Therefore, sometimes, the SPLURGE you create is one that is timely, in more than one way.  Granted tiz the holiday season to splurge, this is yet another ASKian Alternative and We do like those, don’t we!
 

THEREFORE, on the Count of:  9-10-11-12-13-14, get ready to SPLURGE!

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #176 for Sunday, December 14, 2014 a free for all Day in which any Number of Splurges can be taken. If the Weather is nice(r) than usual where you live; take Advantage of that Meteorological Phenomena since it doesn’t happen often enough. If you’ve been clipping Coupons in order to save in order to splurge elsewhere, it’s the time to do just that. Cash in. If it’s time to price-out those Gifts for upcoming Holidays, today is the Day to do it.  Why?  Because it’s getting close to Chanukah – Christmas – Kwanzaa (in less than 2 Weeks) and if you do not have your Ducks and Dollars lined up in a Row (neat and tidy) then you won’t be prepared for what can turn out to be the Better Deal on the Block.  The Oldest SPLURGE Ode is:  The more you save on one thing; the more you can spend on another. It’s just the Law of Nature – the Nature of Money. 

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #177 for Monday, December 15, 2014 appears as a Blog (as well as a THE DAILY SPLURGE Issue) entitled:

A brief, but imperative 512 Words via the Queen of Splurge, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith on how to ReGift those Splurges-of-Yesterday for Today’s Holiday Presents. It’s easy. It’s quick. Better yet: They will never know…

Dateline: The Ides of December, 2014




National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge #177 for Monday, December 15, 2014 is something you do not want to hear about. It’s getting very, very close to the End of the Year and it’s time for your SPLURGE CLEANUP OF THE YEAR (SCOTY). Any year, you choose. Some of you may not have been too anxious to keep up with those Yearly Splurges. Now as 2014 ends, there’s been a Record 20 years of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY happening since 1994. That’s historical and hysterical both, deciding on what side of the Boutique, Mall and Charge Card you are on. Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with all the SPLURGES you’ve made that you didn’t need so that you can ‘ReGift’ those now and thus save Time, Money and Effort doing the BUY –BUY – BUY Thang that so many active Consumers are caught up into. Look at it this way: With all that STUFF lying around and the New Year coming in, don’t you really want to clean up (your act)? Don’t you really need to clean it up? That’s the General Observation I’ve been making the last 60+ years.
If not, that’s totally your Decision (alone), as there are no Clues here, but as Calendars go, only have 16 Days remain and not even that Amount since 4 of those Days are Party Times. If We count in the 7 Days of Kwanzaa, that takes up 5 more Days. The Bottom Line is: I am here to help you ‘Splurge Smarter,’ being the Conscience of Splurging-at-large, small and any Way you can or want to DO IT!
Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
National Splurge Day ©1994 & The Daily Splurge ©2014
Koopersmith’s Global Communications
“People read what ASKwrites about…”
Chicago, Illinois USA

This Writing is also found online in the Series known as THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014:


NOTE #1: SPLURGE CLEANUP OF THE YEAR (SCOTY). There is no SCOTY Award of the Year (quite yet), but there just may be one for December of 2015. Stay tuned, if you like.

NOTE #2: MoreASKian Reads are coming up as ASK: Adrienne SiouxKoopersmith is also the Creator ofSANTA IS RETIRING ©2014 (Book – Animated Movie – StagePlay – Coffee Mugs) that is her most recent Work-In-Progress. Check outSIR’s Blog (initially posted on November 11, 2014) at:

tinyurl.com/kukyw3x

that has already received over 2,555 Readers. It’s not what you think it is all about, but then it is. Would she ‘lie’ to you?

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FINALLY: By all means, feel free to Retweet these Two Pop Culture Tweets out to your Network:

1)
ASK/Chgo's #NationalSplurgeDay’s#TheDailySplurge #177 4 12-15-14 is the #Splurge Cleanup of the Year. R U ready 2 Regift? http://tinyurl.com/mvgdoq2
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#ASK/Chicago on: #Santa_Is_Retiring: How it was. How it became. How the #Tides_of_Christmas R changing Spirituality. http://tinyurl.com/lhragbk

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #178 for Tuesday, December 16, 2014 deals with overindulging as We are now on Day #1 of Chanukah with a Countdown of 9 Days till Christmas; 10 more Days to Kwanzaa and 15 Days till New Years Eve & New Years Day. Quite a Packet of FUN lies ahead for us (all). But it's still a time to be #Responsible & #Observant.  With that in mind and all the Frolicking – Foods and Fun Times that the Holidays encompass and offer, bear in the very back of your mind that you want to enter the New Year as healthy as you can be.  Emulate the Squirrel who stores things away for a Rainy Day.  Splurge, but mindfully so. 

 
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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #179 for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 highlights the new Splurgian Acronym:

WASKSO ™:  What   Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith Splurges On

that has the POW-tential of becoming the next new Feature as NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 turns 26 years old in Mid-2015.  Therefore, there’s got to be new Angles and Slants in which to report the latest on Splurging. As We know, SPLURGING is a State of Mind and now, more than ever before, as I promote: It’s the SPLURGES & Indulgences that you do for others (who are less fortunate) that are the most  endearing of all, even if it is not the Holiday Season in which to buy and spend.  Therefore, the Act of Splurging is more of an Art that can only be defined as: 

Splurge Speak. 

No Complaints welcomed. 

As there is always something to splurge on about or for People, Pets and the Good Times ahead.

 

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #180 for Thursday, December 18, 2014 marks the 20TH & ½ Year ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration.  This means in 3 days, THE DAILY SPLURGE – National Splurge Day’s accompanying Newsletter is 6 months old, ladled and saturated in 182.5 days.  That means in 6 months, the hardcopy book will be released. For card-toting NSD Members, the top SPLURGES will be pictured (for a price) that is bound to draw the Media in from both near and afar although Chciago is considered the CAPITOL OF SPLURGE since it is my: THE QUEEN OF SPLURGE’s hometown for the last 40 years as of July 4, 2014.  Splurgory – which is the term for


SPLURGE + HISTORY = SPLURGORY ®

 

Is a most exciting time for SPLURGE and NON-SPLURGERS, both as National Splurge Day is part of my

EVENTOLOGY

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

Literary Genre that I introduced to the World on July 25, 1990.
 
 

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #181 for Friday, December 19, 2014 glorifies Friday as the Kickstart to every weekend as well as the Countdown to Christmas itself and Day 4 of Chanukah, where SPLURGES equate to Activities that are FUN & FREE and; therefore, the Adventure is ‘on your Shoulders’ to FIDI:  Find It. Do It.  Starting now…

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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #182 for Saturday, December 20, 2014 pays homage to the last Saturday before Christmas that is rated as one of the top Shopping and therefore, Splurging Days of the Year.  Keeping that in mind, there's got to be Days known as: 
 
The Sunday Before Christmas;
The Monday Before Christmas;
The Tuesday Before Christmas;
The Wednesday Before Christmas;
The Thursday Before Christmas; and
The Friday Before Christmas
 
for all the Pro and Concrastinators 'out there' who wait for the last Minute.  Sometimes, Last Minutes are the best as the 'top' deal can be struck, but then again, the anxiety and stress may not be worth it.  It depends, of course, on you:  The Shopper - The Splurger as to what Path you wish to take.  When the 'Take' is that awesome, it's reassuring to know that there is a SOLID WEEK (as Koopersmith delineates above) in which this is allowable...


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National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #183 for Sunday, December 21, 2014 reflects a Monumental Date that spans all the Seasons, simply because it is the Start of a New Season, Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer in the Southern Hemisphere.  Marking the First Day of Winter in the USA, it is also the Sixth (6TH) Month Anniversary of THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014 that was launched on the First Day of Spring half a year ago in order to reflect the Strides that ASK’s NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 made the last 20 years with its ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration occurring on the 18TH of June.  With 6 Months of tight Splurging Concepts and Actions successfully completed, more is in-store for you for the next 6 Months, although in Winter, many of the purely active and rigorous Splurges do not occur.  This year, primarily December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM also marks the Fact that the last Baby Boomer turns 50; therefore, a huge Shift in the Demographics makes a relevant Mark.  Splurging does not slow down though as We age.  Splurging just takes on a Life of its own as the Life of the Party in which it is a Part, and not apart.  With the Commencement of Winter, bear in mind this is the time to build something (new).  Create Value in what you are doing.  The most important Property of National Splurge Day ©1994 is how diversified this Holidate has become to reflect an ever-changing World and to encompass all People no matter how much Splurging means or does not mean to them or the amount of Splurging they intend to make. 
 

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BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ISSUE, IT HAS ITS OWN BLOG ENTRY:

National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge’s #184 for Monday, December 22, 2014 will be a SPLURGE unlike any and all others ever created by ASK: THE QUEEN OF SPLURGE & Creator/Founder of National Splurge Day ©1994 and The Daily Splurge ©2014, now 6 months old.  It is a national cry-out and shout-out to make sure that all POLICE CARS – AMBULANCES & PADDY WAGONS are manufactured with Bullet Proof Glass. In light of the two police Officers slain in Brooklyn this past weekend, it appears to be a mandatory order of the day.  This Revelation came to me yesterday and I created its first Tweet and sent that to Car Manufacturers in order that they can help push through this Motion.  Therefore with this Intel, I am asking my Friends, Followers and Fans to jump on the Wagon to make sure that nothing like this will ever happen again.  The bottom line is: It’s just a darn good idea that should have been done decades ago.   
 
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