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Motown’s Love Doctor

25 Aug

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Dr. Terri Orbuch is the LOVE doctor.  Maybe you’ve seen her on Fox2 or read about her in the Wall Street Journal. She talks about relationships and love. I’ve heard her lectures, and she is magnetic. But the best part is her tips on relationships — everything from dealing with in-laws to money to sex.

She is the lead researcher in a National Institutes of Health ongoing study following more than 350 couples for more than twenty-two years. She is the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take your Marriage from Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.”

She is on the cover of MY (Metro Detroit’s Fabulous Women,) magazine.

She will be the host of an upcoming PBS special, Secrets from the Love Doctor. It airs in Detroit 6:30 p.m. Sept 8, but check your local listings because it’s a national show.

Channeling Downton Abbey

28 Jun

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The other night some members of my book club group attended a Downton Abbey party where a representative of PBS told us about the upcoming fourth season, and we had a lecture about the some beautiful British estates.Many of the attendees dressed in costume. Everyone thought Christine (top, right) looked exactly like the character Anna. We learned that one new character on the popular TV series will be played by Paul Giamatti. Art historian Wendy Evans presented the lecture on the treasure houses of Britain and told us many interesting facts including that Highclere castle (home of Downton Abbey) and the Parliament were designed by the same architect, Charles Barry.

Antiques Roadshow Visits Motown

2 Jun

photo Antiques Roadshow kicked off their 2013 season with a taping in Detroit on Saturday, June 1. Although I was not at the taping, I was fortunate to be invited to a behind-the-scenes preview at the Townsend Hotel a few days before the show hosted by U.S. Trust. U.S. Trust thanked my friend, Lois Shaevsky who is on the Board of Trustees at Detroit Public Television for her community work at the luncheon. More than 50 people were treated to a lecture “The State of Jewelry Today” discussing the trends, values and styles. The keynote speaker was Kate Waterhouse (shown, left), a PBS Antiques Roadshow Appraiser and Director of Jewelry, Heritage Auctions. Carolyn Ashleigh (shown, right) is a Heritage consultant in Birmingham. So what’s trending now in the jewelry? According to Waterhouse, watch collections are very popular among the young twenty and thirty-somethings. But the best takeaway was that jewelry rarely loses its intrinsic value. She showed a strand of natural pearls that went up for auction in 2004 and sold for $21,500. A similar pieces sold for $218,00 in 2011. Each guest received the book “The Collector’s Handbook,” by James Halperin, Gregory J. Rohan and with Mark Pendergast. I can’t wait to see the value of some Motown treasures on the upcoming Antiques Roadshow from Detroit!

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