News

#jillzarinluxluncheon #prayforparis #wherearetheynow 10 news tampa 11 13th Annual Art For Life Gala 15% off 2001 25% off 9/11 @realgingerzarin a hamptons happening ABC accessories accessory project adam carolla Add new tag Adelaide Island Adelie Adrian Grenier adventura mall ahalife alex mccord allure ally zarin allyson shapiro allyson zarin amy winehouse Andy Cohen Anna Wintour Annette Goertz anniebrat Antarctic Circle Antarctica Anti-bullying AOL AOL Video appearance argentina art art basel art basel 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach parties art smith asylum international atlanta audra lowe audrra lowe avalanche avitan Avitan & Co Avoid Weight Gain ayda fields ‘Thanksgivukkah’ Barbara Brenseke Barnes & Noble baroque Basler Beautique restaurant beauty Bed Bath&Beyond bethenny Betsey Johnson better tv beyonce Billionaires Row birthday Birthday party Black Lace Skin Jewelry bling bloomberg bloomberg tv blossom bobby zarin bobby zrin boby zarin Boca Raton Body By Brazil bon-ton bon-ton stores Bootlegger 21 Vodka Borders boston boston proper Brad Boles bras Bravo bravo blog bravo tv bravocon bravocon2019 Brei pie bridal wear brown brown university buddha buenos aires buffalo ny bullying cameron matheson cameron mathison cancer Cape Horn Carole Crist carolina amato carrie underwood Carson’s casa CBS New York CELEBrations celebrity baby scoop celebrity blogger celebrity page celebrity wife swap celebs talk about amy whinehouse chance tv channel 9 charity charity buzz Charlie Daniels Charlotte Free Chic to Chic Accessories chicago chicken soup chinese chloe sevigny chris evert Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic christie brinkley Christie's Auctions christmas Christmas Presents cindy barshop cindy bressler City Furniture cityMANI cludia chan cnn co host collecting Columbia concert Constant Contact Constant Contact newsletter contest cooking cooking blog Copper corsets Cory Parr cosmo cosmopolitan Countess Luann Courtney Eaton Couture Candy Creenstone Cruising with Jill and Bobby Zarin Crystal Sound cyber monday cynthia bailey daily beauty reporter Dakota Johnson david burke David Needleman David Spade david tutera Daylight Savings time daytime tv decorating delta derek Z show Derma ProMedics design Diamonds dina lohan dinner partty disaster relief disater relief Ditlo dogs Domestic Violence dorinda medley Dorothy Cascerceri's Celebrity Corner douglas elliman Dr estella Dr. Cindy Bressler Dr. Lazzaro Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong drake passage dubai dylan vox E online E! earthquake ebay elie tahari Elizabeth Kobak Elizabeth Taylor enews enstarz Eppa Sangria eric red erica diamond Europe examiner Exclusive Resorts explore LI exploring Eyos Expeditions Fam Fameless fashion fashion blog Fashion Show fashion week fashions night out fathers day finale fine jewelry fitperez florida FN food network footwear news forbes forbes magazine fox Fox 4 fox business fox business news fox money fox new magazine fox news Fox News Latino freedom tower Frosae fundraiser funky monkey Furniture gaa gem magazine gem network Gem Shopping Network Gentoo George Hamilton Gerard Darel gerri willis gift guide gifts ginger zarin ginger zarinjetsetvets Gingerettes giveaway Glitterrings global warming Gloria Kamen gloris kamen GMA golden stella good afternoon america Good Morning America Governor Charlie Crist grand old opry GrandeLASH-MD Grandidier Channel great ideas greatchen carlson gretchen carlson guest blog guffington post habibi haite hamptons hamptons happening hannakuh HANUKKAH Hanukkah recipes Happy Holidays happy mothers day harpo harrods haute secrets hauteliving.com heartbeat radio usa hebrew home helen mirren herroom HGTV hln Holiday holidayguide Holidays holly robinson peete Home Decor Home Shopping home shopping network horror movie hots & misses HotSox housewives how to be a red head HSN huff post huff post live huffington post humpback whale hurricane sandy icon ilana angel Illinois imus in the foxlight in the know in the loop in touch in touch weekly In-SpireLS Magazine independent traveler infomercial inside edition instyle Interior Decorating Interior Design intimates iron chef america itog ivillage Jane Velez-Mitchell janis joplin japan japanese JARS by Dani jd roberto jenna von oy jennifer nicole lee jersey jewelry jewish journal Jill Zarin Jill Zarin advice Jill Zarin Australia Jill Zarin Bedding Line jill zarin blog Jill Zarin book signings Jill zarin bravo blog Jill Zarin Fine Jewelry Jill Zarin Home Jill Zarin Jewelry jill zarin jewelry collection jill zarin jewelry giveaway jill zarin jewerly collection Jill zarin Ladies luncheon jill zarin lux lunch Jill Zarin Luxury Luncheon Jill Zarin playlist jill zarin Real Housewives jill zarin reunion necklace jill zarin speaker jillzarin.com jillzarin15 jim morrison jimi hendrix Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live john johnson joke Jonathon Adler Jose Cuervo Teagarita Josh Cellars josh elliott joy behar Judea Pearl julie chen jwoww kanye west kate hudson katie holmes katmandu keeping it real Kelly bensimon kelly rutherford kelsey on the house Kendall Jenner Kerry WAshington Kim KArdashian kosher kris jenner ktla ktla 5 Kyle Owens l.a. talk radio la fashion Magazie La Palm Product lace ladies home journal ladies lounge lady gaga Lady Sheila Stable Two lara spencer Latino latkes laughing buddha ring Laura & Aline Lauren Cecchi New York Le bébé Coo lea remini leah rimini leggings Lehi Earthly Creations Lemaire Channel lindsay lohan lingerie Lisa Vanderpump Lisa wexler Lombard london long island express lord & taylor Lord and Taylor Lord&Taylor los angeles Lower-East Side luann de lessops Lux Luxe lunch luxury Luxury Ladies Luncheon Luxury Listings NYC LX New York macys make under mandarin oriental hotel manhattan Marc Cain marc j leder marc leder maria guzzo mariah carey marie claire martino cartier marvin marysol patton Matt Bomer Matzo Brei Pie maybelline mayo clinic mba meet jill zarin Meet&Greet Melissa Francis melissa gorga mercedes-benz met gala Metropolitan Opera miami Millennium Magazine Millionaire Matchmaker minnie rose miss america modell mom hour money with melissa montreal Mophie morning news Morocco mothers day Mt Everest My Favorite Place NASDAQ nashville Nate Berkus Show national geographic National Geographic Orion national gepgraphic Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions nbc nbc4 nbc4 new york Neko Harbor nene leakes Nepal never forget New Jersey New Jersey Jewish News new years day new york new york city new york post newday news 12 long island newsletter nick cannon Nicole Gibbons Night of the Wild Nina Davuluri ny daily news nyc nyfd nypd obamacare ok magazine Olympics omega dog open house open house tv open sky oprah oprah winfrey OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Organic Gemini Guarana Energy oscar blandi own own tv owntv panel parade paris parties passover patti stanger P’Trique peace love world penguins peolpe magazine people people magazine perez hilton Petermann Island Photography pix 11 pix11news playoff poise polo Port Lockroy positive thoughts powerpuff girls prayers for boston presents probate judge promo promotion protest protravel international qvc qvc uk rachal ray Radar online raffle rafflecopter raising america Rakuten rakuten shopping ralph lauren Ramona singer real housewives Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Real Housewives Of New York real housewives of new york city Real Housewives Of New York city reunion real housewives of nyc real housewives on nyc real housewives tour reality bites reality television symposium reality tv recipe recipes red cross red head reunion reunion part 1 RHNY rhnyc rhony RHONYC rick springfield Ridley Rihanna ring rings riverdale rob morrow rob shuter Robbie Williams rolling stone magazine rumor fix runway russell simmons rutgers rutgers rutger university ryan seacrest saks Salange Knowles sale sample sales SANDY sara gilbert sara gore sarah gore sarah jessica parker savvyauntie SC scfy scfy network science fiction scotty mullen seals secrets of a jewish mother september 11 shackleton Shanah Tovah shape magazine shapers shapewear sharon osborne Sharon Osbourne Sheila Rosenblum showbiz tonight Simorra Sita Murt skin care Skweez Skweez Couture skweez couture by jill zarin skwez couture sky Slouch Socks snooki sofitel sol kamen soledad o'brien somme institute sonja morgan soup speaker spring cleaning st tropaz Stamford Advocate star jones Stemage Skin Care LLC steven tyler streit's streit's matzos streits matzo style style report style solutions stylelist Sukanya Krishnan summer-issue soirée superstorm Suttons & Robertsons SWASH syfy syfytv Table Setting Tampa tanks telemundo TenGems tennis terry fator thanksgiving The adam carolla show the asylum The bachelorette the beauty bean The Carlyle Catering Group The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas The Couch The Death of Klinghoffer the derek z show The Drake Passage The Improper Bostonian the insider The Millionaire Matchmaker the morning blend The Real Housewives Of New York City The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation The Talk The trend The View the village people the willis report The World thr thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer research tiffanys tights tivo tmz Todd English towers toy store travel travel tips Trendevous Fall Fashion Show tristian mays TrueFacet trutv tsunami tuesday Typhoon Haiyan Uber Beauty UK university update Upper East Side us open USA usa today Ushuaia vanderbilt vera wang village people virgin america von maur vote Wall Street Journal watch what happens Watches waxman cancer wciu webinar Weight Gain wembley wendy kreloff wendy williams wendy williams show WENDY's Sale Event at Isabella Showroom westport ct Westport/Weston Judicial District wetv wgn WGN Morning News whales where are they now White Collar win windsor castle Wine Dine&Design womans clothes women on the fence women's wear daily world trade center WPIX WPIX Morning SHow wwatch what happens live wwd WWHL Xerox xo jane you & Me this morning you got it zang toi zappos zarin Zarin Fabrics zarin family trust zendaya
My deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones and homes during Sandy
November 01, 2012

My deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones and homes during Sandy

I don't really know what to say. I guess we were lucky that Bobby and I planned a trip to the Bahamas the same time Sandy hit. Though the Bahamas were damaged..we were able to change our route and landed in the most beautiful place on earth. Little Dix bay in the British VIrgin Isles. We invited 3 other couples to join us and 2 had to cancel. The couple who came, ironically, I fixed up on a blind date last February and am happy to say they are engaged and getting married on January 12, 2013. The groom, we met on a cruise January 13, 2012. I could not be happier for so many reasons but mostly because he loves her the way Bobby loves me..and that is all I could ask for.

Only a few days ago...life as we knew it changed forever. Though I haven't been home, I have been on the phone and email constantly since SANDY hit NYC. Historically my sister Lisa, has lost power in CT in the most minor of storms, so I invited Lisa to stay in our apt "Just in case" since we were away for a few weeks and her son ( my nephew) is living with us. She thanked me for our generosity but said she wouldn't need to. She quickly changed her mind as SANDY became the " storm of the century" ad came to stay in our home with Jonathan. The next day more family came to stay and have not left. We are one of the few buildings in Manhattan to have NOT lost power and have ZERO water damage. We live on a hill and evidently a fortress. We will never sell it that is for sure.

We feel very guilty being in paradise but everyone keeps telling us to "STAY AWAY" for as long as we can. Lisa says no one can imagine the devastation to our CITY...my home. We will not abandon it..we will bunker down. It reminds us of post 9/11 and the strength our city has. In fact..the NYC Marathon is on and it will bring out the best of our city.

What we have done if we didn't have the internet and cell phones to stay in touch with loved ones. I have no idea how the world survived centuries of devastation over the years but we are a strong city and a strong nation and we will survive. We have to.

My sister Lisa, of the Lisa Wexler radio Show ( lisawexler.com) wrote an incredibly thoughtful piece on global warming to publish. I don't know if it has been posted yet but here it is...

BY LISA WEXLER
I'm a sucker for coincidences. Basically, I don't believe in them. I'm one of those people who likes to see the Big Picture, the Plan with a capital P. You can't tell me that this enormous storm aimed straight at Washington, D.C,, and including those pivotal swing states of Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, is not a sign, coming as it is just days before Election Day. As the great P.G. Wodehouse would have phrased it, I am reminded of the following tale:

Pious Joe is stranded in the middle of the ocean in a leaking boat. A passerby throws him an oar to grab onto for safety. Pious Joe says, "No, thank you. I believe in God. I have faith that God will save me. Thank you anyway, but I'll be just fine." The boat continues to lose water. Eventually, a large ship comes nearby and throws Pious Joe a life preserver. But Pious Joe refuses to grab onto it. He shouts: "No need to worry about me, I'll be fine. My God will save me." The boat is now half full with water by the time a helicopter arrives. The copter throws down a tow rope to rescue Pious Joe. For the third time, Pious Joe refuses the help, exclaiming, "Thanks but no thanks. I know I will be fine. God will save me." Eventually, the boat sinks. Pious Joe drowns. When he reaches heaven, Pious Joe says to God ,"God, I believed in you. I put my trust in you. Why didn't you save me?". And God says, "What do you mean, why didn't I save you? I sent you an oar, I sent you a life preserver and I sent you a helicopter rope! What more do you expect me to do?"

Oh Yes, Frankenstorm is most definitely a sign. God or the Universe (take your pick) is trying to tell us something. Hurricane Irene didn't seem to do it. Record droughts in Texas and the Midwest have not grabbed our attention. Heat waves, catastrophic flooding, crop losses, livestock deaths -- the list of environmental disasters to afflict our country this year alone is biblical in scope, reminiscent of the Ten Plagues.

Mitt Romney sent chills up my spine when he joked about oceans rising and offered to give away public lands to oil companies. President Obama and the Democrats have been so cowed by rich Republican intimidators that they have abandoned the fight, joining in a chorus of "Let's Frack" and fighting over who can exploit pristine habitats first.

In just over a week, we will elect the next leader of the free world. Once in four years, millions of people wake up and pay attention. Conventional wisdom, perpetrated by the media ad nauseum, tells us that the only thing we really care about is our pocketbook. Forget the planet, clean air, clean water, rising sea levels, dying crops, migration changes, bee devastation, species extinctions, severe droughts and the increase of freakishly damaging storms. The Republicans have done something really special -- they have relegated the most common value we share -- the health of our planet -- to environmental wacko status. And the Democrats have let them get away with it. Not once did the issue of climate change come up in this year's debates -- not even once! No wonder God is pissed off.

If you were God or Mother Nature, and you were fed up with being ignored, wouldn't you choose this week to remind your people that money isn't everything? If we don't start adapting to Climate Change, which is likely irreversible at this point, all the other platitudes and plans won't mean a thing. Climate Change is the single biggest challenge of our time, calling on our intellectual prowess, scientific knowhow and political will. Yet each candidate has conveniently ignored dealing with it, sidestepping the big picture to focus on energy independence, as if that would actually bring down oil prices. (it wouldn't, at least not by all that much). Twenty years from now, the next generation will be stunned at our negligence, our callous indifference to this most obvious public health crisis. They will look back in anger at our unwillingness to collaborate for the common good, our petty infighting over so many small things while ignoring the obvious big one.

The winds are howling. Outside my 30th story window, I see the lights of New York City, still twinkling as the full force of Frankenstorm has yet to descend. Many of us will be in darkness before this storm ends, disconnected from each other and forced to exist without the convenience of electricity, heat or even working toilets. Pious Joe relied on faith alone to save him, but he drowned anyway. How many more signs do we need before we figure out that we are all in the same lifeboat together, before all of us drown?

What do you think? Who do you think has addressed GLobal Warming better? Share your thoughts..

Love,
Jill

Read more