Friday, November 17, 2006

The Cyber Scene ~ November 17, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Yes, folks, my dear ol' Pop has turned another turn around the sun. Many of you may remember him, as he helped out at many (almost all) of the New York City Cocktails with Courtney events. He's been a great supporter of me and my endeavors and I'm lucky to have such a great friend in him too. Many more Dad! :) (You can wish him Happy Birthday too, if you want:

Well the month started off busy--foretelling of the bursting holiday headiness--with Tracy Reese opening her boutique on November 1st.for a 1-night-only shopping event and debuting her Sunburst-T, benefiting the American Legacy Foundation, which promotes tobacco-free generations. [] As someone who suffers from the negative effects of cigarette (and other substances) smoke from my superintendent and his son (coming up from the basement of my building), I know how harmful this is and how sad that the son is following his father's footsteps.

At the swanky Stone Creek, Ad Femme hosted an Ad:Tech mixer and VIP soiree on November 6th, mostly to benefit the good cheer and lives of those who attended--at least for a few hours! The next night, on November 7th Kobemail sponsored the Coreg Insider and Active Response Group Ad:Tech after-party at 320 Studios. So--plenty of parties for ad-aficionados and "autres" for amusement.

For the more brainy-types, NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies hosted a discussion on The Human Brain: Cutting-Edge Research from NYU. Talk about touting your own horn. And the brain certainly is a hot-topic since even network TV has a whole show about it! (

While everybody was out either damaging their brain with alcohol or enhancing it with stimulating discussions, I was busy with final preparations for my trip to Mexico, which was lovely. First at an all-inclusive resort (Secrets Capri Riviera) and then for true R+R at Cabanas Copal (, I spent several delicious days just lounging, sleeping, sunning, swimming and reflecting! My final night I got a revealing and very rewarding full astrological reading (maps, charts, everything!) from the amazing Jeremiah of Now I understand that while I'm a sun sign, I'm actually ruled by the moon! Go figure! It actually explained a lot. Well, (true to my moon-nature) I won't get into more details, but I will say I cannot state enough how so absolutely amazing the spas are!

Also, another treat was that due to my profile on, I was matched with a very pleasant fellow traveler who was on the same flight to Cancun from NY. If you're tired or cautious of online dating, this is definitely an efficient and harmless way to meet fellow like-minded travelers!

Anda report in from the West!
Tery Spataro wrote in to mention how the Social Media Club is progressing in Phoenix.

Phoenix held its first Social Media Club last night at La Madeleine's. The wine room was completely packed with over 50 people eager to learn about the Social Media Club, co-created by a number of people, including Chris Heuer and Howard Greenstein, in the social media community. Francine Hardaway of Stealthmode Partners organized the meeting and brought together a great group. The energy in the room was electrifying. Smart discussions ranged from the meaning of social media, creativity, purpose, platform, and desire to cooperate and support each on the endeavor. Interest was expressed by newbies as well as experienced and established experts. As an "old timer," memories of the early beginnings came back to me as I saw a new resurgence of spirit in a media intended for sharing and collaboration. Chris and Howard are certainly resurrecting that movement through the Social Media Club. Francine Hardaway, Ed Nusbaum and Amanda Vega will host the next Social Media Club - Phoenix on December 14 at 6:30pm at the Foundation for Blind Children's Facility. If your in town, come on by!

Tery also wrote in that she took former New Yorker Nick Boris (ex-ABC) to meet Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora. She said, "he's awesome. I took the photo on the stage!"

Don't forget! "Cocktails with Courtney" is coming up! Save the Date!
Monday, November 27th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 at Pulse Restaurant (45 Rockefeller Plaza, 3rd Floor)

"Cocktails with Courtney" ~ Paris
New Date to be Set!