Article by: Gloria Consolacion T. Cressler,
Photographs by: Bill Lee Lanndis & Carlos Mallol
St. Patrick's Day the Luck of the Irish Celebration is one of my favorite and very fun festivities, besides of course Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Celebration. It was another fun day, most of the ladies were dressed in greens or had some green in their outfits. Also the men were wearing green ties or green hankies on their lapels. Our own Irish man Gerard Mc Keon, Publisher of the Black Tie International Magazine every year wears his green ties or a jacket and his leprechaun doll on the lapel of his suit which looks so adorable. The only guests who were not wearing green were the guests who forgot that day what we were celebrating. Most likely they were so busy that day, they had no opportunity to change their attire. Although many of our guests had a green color in or an item on their outfits.
We want to thank our great friends, our beautiful guests, especially our amazing VIP guests who attend our events regularly… It was another great event where we all had a great time. Truly a gathering of beautiful ladies in their splendor with good looking gentlemen attired in their very sharp outfits. Our VIP guests... began with Mr. Wojtek Trocewicz representing the Polish Consulate and his lovely wife the beautiful Sabina Klimek, the Trade Commissioner of Poland, and several guests from the United Nations, additionally David Kargess, Actor, Writer, Producer who recently appeared in several TV shows "Blue Bloods", "Law and Order", "Special Victims Unit" and currently is the creator of the new TV project "Posers". The Fashion Faux Pas of Liv and Sal" International Opera Singer: Estere Diva who was the winner of Eurovision in Paris, Award winner and PBS TV host, Opera and Pop Singer: Cristina Fontanelli, and German Baroness Marion Von Buchard. Our beautiful and good looking friends from Poland headed by Dorota Junol and Barbara Czuj. I must also mention our beautiful European super models beginning with Angelina Shipilina, Liga Fremaine, Elena Konolova, and including Broadway celebrities. Several Broadway Theater Producers, Top Business Executives, Doctors, Lawyers and several Architects were guests who attended that evening and many more wonderful guests. The winner of the Grand Door Prize, a 5 night and 4 day stay at a Cancun Resort for 4 people this month was
Barbara Czuj Journalist from Polska Gazeta Newspaper.
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Dorota Janul who won the 5 days and 4 night trip last year recently came back from Cancun. She used her tickets that she won last year with her two daughters Kasia and Natalia, and shared with me that they all had so much fun. The resort is so beautiful, the food was delicious and the people were so very nice. When they were there a group of our famous basketball players also stayed there, also enjoyed meeting many other guests, and the entire staff were very nice, attentive and friendly.
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Estere, a seasoned Soprano with performance experience in many musicals and European productions, in movies and television shows. Estere has been seen in Europe's premier music festival: "The Eurovision" and won first place in Paris when she sang with “Alpha-Betha'”. Growing up with an opera singer for a father, Estere watched her dad at shows and rehearsals which fueled her passion and pursuit of musical performances at such an early age. Later on in life she developed a love of the Pop and Jazz classics and began extensive coaching and training in versatile operatic endeavors. She's built an extensive repertoire that features Puccini, Bellini, Verdi, Lehar, and Catalani, and her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2009 was met with much acclaim, and they brought her back for a second performance in 2010. Estere regularly captures audiences near and abroad with her effortless high notes, unique flair and pitch, her perfect ability to cater to upscale galas, corporate events, wedding receptions, as well as laid back private parties, birthdays, family reunions, and other special celebrations. Let Estere serenade you and your guests at your next upcoming event. Her contact phone number #1-201-248-1112.
The celebration became another long night where guests remained until midnight and were all having so much fun so no one wanted to leave. Estere and I, and all the guests were all singing Irish songs which we do every year for the St. Patrick's Day Celebration. We sang from Danny Boy to When Irish Eyes are Smiling and other Irish songs. That night was the night where we were all Irish in spirit.
And of course I love Ireland and its people. It is one of my favorite countries in Europe (as you know I have several favorite places in Europe that I visit all the time). I have traveled to Ireland several times and visited my good friend Tina O'Hagan and her family. We usually meet in Dublin and have dinner at several great restaurants in beautiful hotels and one of them is the Shelbourn Hotel in Dublin and Clarence Hotel which is owned by singer Bono. I also visited the beautiful castles and drop in the lounges where most Irish singers started their careers. Afterwards we drive to Belfast, and before we arrive, we pass incredible views of the ocean and green grass.
We stop in different places such as restaurants at different hotels and castles where Tina had many friends she visited with. And one of them is the castle where the G-8 SUMMIT met with 8 different Presidents of powerful countries called Lough Erne Resort (another beautiful castle). The head Chef Noel McMeel who had cooked for Presidents also cooked for us and made us a special menu. He presented the food on a very distinct plate made of solid flat stone of Ireland and the food was presented in an elegant way with small flowers arranged sweetly on the side. The food was sumptuous and he served us an eight course meal. We felt like we were as special as the Presidents of different countries whom he prepared delicious food for with his staff. Check out their website at www.lougherneresort.com.
We stopped by so many other hotels and castles, some were on top of the hills. You can find them and read all of this if you go to blacktiemagazine.com and when it opens, look to the left side is the directory and scroll all the way down and look for travel, and when it opens you will see my picture and also it will say Elite Professional European Travel (you will find Dubai there and the Emirates). On the right side it will read: MORE DETAILS, click on that, and the article will open, and after you read the article on the bottom you will see photos. When you finish that article, just go back and then click on the more interesting articles and pictures.
After all the many stops, our next stop was at CASTLE LESLIE (where I always make sure to stay there when in Ireland) belongs to the family of the late Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his American mother who came from High Society of New York, and was another relation to the late Princess Diana. I met the last brother of the Leslie family before he passed away. When you visit you will see the picture of Winston Churchill, his mother and brother in the main living room (the castle has a lot of living rooms and bars). I have been to many more places in Ireland which I will mention at our next St. Patrick's Day Celebration. These places that I write about should be on your bucket list to visit. Castle Leslie's site is www.castleleslie.com. You will surely enjoy this castle as much as I did.
Our guests that night again came from many different parts of the world such as the U.S. States, the Tri-State area, and from many countries represented. Our friends came from countries that included Poland, Russia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, South America, Italy, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, Ukraine, England, Ireland, Mexico and China, including many others.
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The venue was held again at The World Bar at Trump World International by the United Nations, and produced by Gloria T. Cressler, President/Founder of Elite Professional Networking Group, and International Correspondent and Host of Black Tie International Magazine & TV. This event was co-hosted by Black Tie International Magazine, Powerteam International, Giorgio G. Cognac (by famous designer Giorgio GUCCI), and Emperors Vodka, International Wine Master and Global Fine Wines & Food Connection, Fabulous Cooking with Queenglori.
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We want to thank our superb co-host, sponsors, guests and new friends who support us monthly at our amazing events and charities. I thank, Mr. Gerard McKeon the Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine, Dorota Janul, Barbara Czej, Irina Gubenko and many other guests for bringing their friends to our events. Also we want to thank Dr. Tom Mallos, Bill Lee Lanndis, Carlos Mallol and Ciuri Wu - all who all helped at the Reception Table. It was another great event for everyone.
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Our Grand Door Prize again is a 5 night, 4 day stay at CANCUN RESORTS for 4 people.
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This is your host: Gloria Cressler signing off. We will see you at our next fun, fun, fun events!
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We won't be back until October for the Costume Celebration.
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Gloria T. Cressler
International Editor/TV Host
Black Tie International Magazine/TV
Founder & President
Elite Professional Networking Group
(P.R & Celebrity Event Producer Company)
Fabulous Cooking with Queenglori
Power Team International
United Nations Association & United Nations Foundation
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