Thursday, September 25, 2014

ASK/Chicago's The Daily Splurge #97 furthers Consumer Reports controversial Q: What would you do or buy if given $100,000 Tax-Free?

#NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #97 for Thursday, September 25, 2014 fully recognizes that Three (3) Months from Today, Christmas will be celebrated.  Chanukah will have closed being commemorated from December 16-24 and shall become yet another Fond Memory, an integral Part of History and Jewish Lore. From Dreidls to Cradles is how I pronounce that Incongruence. Kwanzaa then picks up the Celebration on December  26 through January 1 of each year thanks to Maulana Karenga, an African-American leader who proposed this Observance in 1966 (meaning 2016 is this Event's official 50TH Year Anniversary). 
Therefore, without a Doubt in anyone’s mind, this  heightened Period will automatically make us WANT TO SPLURGE.  Pulled into the Hub-Bub Excitement of what a New SPLURGE brings, back at SPLURGE CENTRAL located in Chicago, The Capitol of Splurge, Director Robert E. Hofstadter noted that on CBS TV This Morning with Charlie Rose – Gayle King and Nora O’Donnell that Todd  Marks at Consumer Reports conducted a Survey. 
From those People polled, these Folks were asked: 
What would or could you buy or do if you were given $100,000 tax-free? 
Evidently, the Reward was not $100,000 at the End of the Questionnaire but some mighty interesting Facts on what this Demographic would do.  Granted SPLURGING is an individual Choice per person in whatever location they live in and with what Tastes (or Lack of Taste) they possess. 
HOWEVER, the Question is one that is worth its Weight in Words. 
OF INTEREST IS THE FACT THAT:   $100,000 does not go as long a Ways as it did 100 years ago or even merely 50 years ago when I was ‘A Kid Growing Up Koopersmith’ in a rural part of Illinois, where the Vibe of a Big City and its cosmopolitan air did not exist.  It is mighty interesting to see how We would function if $100,000 was planted into our Hands.  $100,000 to the below-average and average person is a Bounty.  To the superbly ultra-rich amongst us, it’s merely a NOOTT:  Night Out On The Town.  
After all, hypothetically, if I were a Student with College Debt, I certainly would apply this Money to pay off my Bill.  But now that I’m a Seniorita who is 62, what I expect and demand from Life is entirely different, as is yours, I am sure. 
For Today, for the Moment, my List of Top 10 Picks and Selections is:
$10,000 to an Animal Welfare League;
$10,000 to a Homeless Shelter;
$10,000 to a Food Bank as @ZeroPercentUs;
$10,000 to pay off more of a Mortgage on my Home;
$10,000 to take a Trip to somewhere exotic and/or warm away from the Chiberian Polar Vortex;
$10,000 to produce my 7 Part Screenplay & Books that eliminates Racism;
$10,000 to hand out $50 Bills on the Corner of State & Washington in Chicago on Black Friday at 10 AM sharp;
$10,000 to give to After School Matters, one of my favorite ‘Do-Good’ Groups;
$10,000 to apply to the Hofstadter Homestead Account; and
$10,000 to put away for a ‘Rainy Day.’
And, what would you do with an extra One Hundred Grand in your Pocket.  Feel free to list a few of your Thoughts here.  They may just make for a future Post in #TheDailySplurge. 
I’m suspecting and expecting that maybe…just maybe…Todd will include me in Consumer Reports' next Popular Opinion Poll.  Let’s hope his Team wisely adjusts the Amount to that ever escalating, never-ending Cost of Living Adjustment.   That would be the politically correct 'Thing to Do.'
Query ASK at:  Adrienne.Sioux.Koopersmith to see how you can be repped and have your Company - Brand - Product appear in #The Daily Splurge.  2014-2019 is YoTS:  Years of The Splurge commemorating this Holidate's 20TH Year Anniversary-Birthday-Celebration as of June 18, 2014.  Rates, of course, are conducive to the Amount of Visibility you seek and require. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tiffany's. Pantone #1837. When it means more than just being a petite and pretty Robin Egg Blue Box. How ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago, The Queen of Splurge defines the T-Brand we all crave & rave about.


#NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #96 for Wednesday, September 24, 2014 materialized via a TIFFANY Advertisement on Facebook this morning telling us about PANTONE 1837 and how the infamous TIFFANY Box with its shocking White Bow became a well-known Trademark in Luxury since its Inception by Businessman Charles Louis TIFFANY in 1837. You have to smile and admire the long Trek the Little Box has taken; through World Wars; Famines; Plagues; the Space Age; to note and recall  the People who enjoy and have enjoyed the Line (i.e.: Brand and Style) and the Jobs TIFFANY has provided Decade in and Decade out to thousands of People for almost 180 years of defining Beauty to us and for us. 

Learn more and enjoy the informative Adweek online Article entitled: 

How Tiffany's Iconic Box Became the World’s Most Popular Package
This robin's egg blue is trademarked By Robert Klara


Chances are if you’re named TIFFANY, you’ve been named after the Store (65 located in the USA) itself and for Good Reason, by a Mother who wanted her Daughter to ‘stand-out’ from the Crowd and to be garbed in only the best.

We here at SPLURGE CENTRAL know that SPLURGING is a complete and complicated State of Mind in which anything can go.  You can SPLURGE big time. You can SPLURGE every day.  You can SPLURGE on a whim.  You can SPLURGE alone. You can SPLURGE with others.  .  You can SPLURGE in a crowd. You can SPLURGE in an urban area/arena. You can SPLURGE in a rural route.  The Emphasis is on the Bottom Line of:  

SPLURGING is best when in the Maintenance of a noted and proven Name that symbolizes Elegance and Good Taste.  ENTER: TIFFANY

This is what the TIFFANY Line represents to us.  TIFFANY is the Lamborghini of the Jewelry World and for all the Right Reasons.  

The petite and pretty ROBIN EGG Blue Box has seen a lot. 
The petite and pretty ROBIN EGG Blue Box has held a lot.  
The petite and pretty ROBIN EGG Blue Box has surprised a lot.

If this  
petite and pretty ROBIN EGG Blue Box 
could only talk.   
The Tales it would tell…

Imagine the Whoopla when 2017 rolls in when their Big Milestone arrives.  Should We go as far as calling this:  The TIFFANYEAR.  Why not! 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Phantom Tollbooth roars into Chicago October 7 - November 15. How a beloved Childbook Classic takes centerstage for Endless Generations.

ASK/CHICAGO:  1 OF MY TOP 5 BOOKS OF ALL TIMES THAT SPANS TIME (i.e.: from the 1900s to the 2000s we could say) that I ever read is now transformed into a leading and well-anticipated Chicago Performance.  That timeless Production is:


by NORTON JUSTER, Author & JULES FEIFFER, Illustrator


that I had the honor of meeting twice at the Jean Albano Art Gallery in River North in Chicago. 


Mr. Feiffer's Daughter:


Kate Feiffer


 (also a terrific Artist) is one of my Facebook friends.



THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008

The Next Movie Steven Spielberg should address, direct and produce.




A Free Blog-Burb for Norton Juster of The Phantom Tollbooth Fame


The Theatre School at DePaul University

60 East Balbo Drive, Chicago


will present this Masterpiece based on the Book by:


Norton Juster


by Susan Nanus and directed by David Catlin


from October 7 – November 15, 2014. 


Box Office Info:  312-922-1999

Tuesdays – Thursdays & Fridays – 10 AM

Saturdays & Sundays = 2 PM


My Boyfriend/FiancĂ©e, ROBERT E. HOFSTADTER (of the famed Family that won 3 Pulitzers & 1 Nobel Prize)  bought the Book for me as a Gift when I was in my late 50s right before I began writing:


SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature

How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race (C)2009


and was fully influenced in being bound and determined to the write something of great Substance & Conviction that would last through Time & Space in essence, style and character(s) as THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH has, had and continues to do so.


Upon rereading it every year, I can honestly say THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH is as darling then; now as it would have been – as a Storyline & Plot --  had I read it when I was a bit younger or as a Kid 50 years ago. 

C U there.  Dress as your Favorite Character!  That’s what I plan to do.

The Circle completes itself.  



Greatness Continues online at:



To be reviewed and/or repped by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith & her PR Machine, contact her at:
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Chicago - IL USA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The 3 T's: Tullman - Thursday - Turkey: How 9 innovative, fast-track Turkish Start-Ups break into the US Tech Scene. ENTER: 1871 Chicago.

EXPLANATION:  For those of you confused at the following, let me explain.  Being ‘America’s Premier Eventologist,’ I create Holidates (Holidays) that are symbolic of a much better Way of Living Life.  2014 marks my 20TH Year of creating NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 that took-off (ie: went VIRAL) when Joe Mansueto’s Fast Company Magazine (based in New York City) included it in their June, 2010 Edition called:  100 of the most Creative People in Business.  SPLURGING is a Way of Life.  SPLURGING is controversial. Every  SPLURGE tells a Story that each of us can relate to and elate in.  This is my Interpretation of how ‘The Daily Splurge’ reads for Thursday, September 18 thanks to the Efforts of ‘The Windy City’s’ 1871 Chicago.  Phoenixes can rise and ignite anywhere as this Presentation showed us.   


Thursday, September 18, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #90 marks this HOLIDATE’s 20TH Year & 2 Month ABC: Anniversary – Birthday Celebration Milestone.  And, in order to really ‘party-hardy,’ it’s time to leave (y)our Comfort Zone and go somewhere that is trending its Path into 21ST Century Living.  However, one does not need to go far when living in Chicago to accomplish this.  Jump on the Internet and merely sign-up for an @1871Chicago Event spear-headed by Howard A. Tullman whose Track Record speaks of only doing the most incredible Work the last 6+ Decades. 

SO, ALL DRESSED UP WITH SOMEWHERE TO GO: I attended the SENTE ADVISORY Turkish Technology Event held at 1871 Chicago called:  Teknojumpp Demo Day from 9 AM to Noon that featured 9 of Turkey’s leading Start-Ups.  Sometimes, SPLURGING on Brain Power opens Doors never imaginable.  Since Technology still seems to be functioning at a Science Fiction Level (of sheer & mere Disbelief) wondering how these Fetes can really be done), it’s advantageous to explore the latest and newest Companies that have a Stake in improving what We already have.  After all, the Wheel can be improved contrary to Popular Belief. 

After all, at one Time, the Pony Express was classified as the latest and greatest Innovation ‘on The Move’ that could not be beat or be deemed as replaceable.  Well, gone are those Days.  The Ponies are happy in that case. The Mustang Car is now its replacement.

Those nine (9) Turkish Companies in Attendance  at 1871 Chicago aiming to introduce and entice a Chicago Audience & Buyership, included:

1 - Btech –

2 - GOEN –

3 - GUI –

4 - ARF –

5 - Chain –

6 - Kreix –

7- Argedor – –

8 - BFC –

9 – Reengen –

A Special Thanks to:

Serhat Cicekoglu Managing Director of: SENTE ADVISORY

(M-Turkey) +90-538-832-6329


Will these Companies become the next Google or Microsoft? 

Will they be able to penetrate a new Market, as vast and diverse as the United States? 

Will existing Firms take a Chance? 

Forging New Frontiers in Technology and connecting with those like Minds are what 1871 Chicago provides.  Once that is realized, the real Work begins. 

Personally, had I been a Venture Capitalist or Angel Investor, several of these Start-Ups showed great POW-tential and well-worth the Investment.  See for yourself at the(ir) above URLs.  After all, most of us are saddened that We did not invest in APPLE a few Decades ago. 

FURTHERMORE: Give yourself the Opportunity to SPLURGE & expand your Horizons at upcoming Events that 1871 Chicago hosts by clicking on:

You’ll be fascinated.  We’ve certainly traveled a Distance since The Day of The Pony Express, with few Regrets.  


For Prices on how you can continue to keep your MOMENTUM building and growing at an exponential Rate  
(after appearing here in Chicago on September 18, 2014)
one of the top three Cities here in the USA, 
check-out KOOPERSMITH’s Blog entitled

Infuse your Brand via Pop Culture Promoter, ASK/Chicago. Get ready for Holiday Gift Giving today. Penetrate the Scene & your Industry.

Only 3 months now remain in 2014. It's crucial that you prepare for this Period of Time as well as the Editorial Calendars of major Media Houses with the Arrival of 2015.