Thursday, December 29, 2005

Matchless Memorabilia ~ 5





The Breakers in Palm Beach has to be seen to be believed. It is luxury all the way. I stayed here for the first Special Event Convention I attended, in the 80's. For all its' pomp - we did see a cockroach the size of a finger in our room!

The next one, the Boca Raton Hotel and Club was one of the places we were taken during that convention. The Special Event is for people involved in the party industry: caterers, designers, lighting people, tent and rentals, florists, etc. We are treated to party after party, put on by professionals within the state in which we are meeting. It is a tremendous educational opportunity and I am pleased to have attended 6-7 or them.

You cannot read the next one, I know. It is from Maxwell's Plum, located at 64th Street and First Avenue, in NYC. Mr. Kenju got this one.

The next one is from a place that gave me so much pleasure and entertainment: La Cage aux Folles, in West Hollywood, CA. Naomi, http://sitteninthehills64.blogspot.com

will have to tell us if it still exists. It is a nightclub with a wonderful male revue! (But you would never guess they are men!)

The next one is from the Pinehurst Hotel and Country Club here in NC. It was the site of the last US Open (golf), and a location for many conventions. I have done flowers for convention meetings there.

Next, the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. This is the one that the tram drives through, and that delighted my children no end. They wanted to ride through the hotel again! and again! and again!

Verkamp's is a store located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, which specializes in souveniers, memorabilia and Indian Handicrafts.

Next is a matchbook from Wesley's Restauant in Virginia Beach, with Prime Steaks and Seafood and the Living Room Lounge, 500 Pinewood Drive. Is it still there, SRP?

11 comments:

Bhakti said...

Hi--I'm just about to sign off. I wanted to tell you how INCREDIBLE your award looks!! Congratulations!! You deserve it. Your blog has been such a source of joy for me.

Happy New Year!
See you soon.
Bhankti

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

First off...Maxwell Plu, which was a great retaurant is gone..but the owner who was a Hollywood Baby and a very very bright talented man, went on to other bigger and better things, and if memory serves, is dead now...

And No, La Cage is gone...there is another club in it's place but I don't really know what it is...I had been to La Cage maybe twice...Great Entertainment, and Great Fun. Did you see that one number Judy that was very very powerful and quite moving, too.."What Makes A Man, A Man?" Fantastic Song..performed beautifully!

JustSue said...

What a neat way to collect "souvenirs" from all of your travels. I keep ticket stubs, programs, guides etc, but matchbooks would certainly be alot neater to keep organised!

Here via Michele.

dena said...

I knew I recognized that one matchbook. Sadly, it's no longer there, and I can't recall if it's been replaced. I'll ride by tonight and check it out.

sage said...

hey, i even see a match book from Pinehurst--my home town--and my family was there a long time before the golfers!

srp said...

I looked in the phone book and on the net and finally did a satellite map of the address area and nothing is there but houses now. Sorry, Wesley's is no more.

Karen said...

I used to work with a lovely woman that collected matchbooks. All of the salespeople would bring her back matches from their business trips. Thanks for reminding me of that!

Michele sent me...

ribbiticus said...

gotta hand it to you judy. you are one serious collector. those are priceless! i feel sad for those who've never experienced the fun of being a collector. :)

here via michele today but you know i stop by on my own a lot. :)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy, you got an award! Congratulations!!!!

Arethusa said...

I love reading about your collections, they make me kinda envious! I used to be a collector when I was younger but I grew out of it. Nothing tops the froggy cards but I do love the black and blue match holders.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Tell me: With all this memorabilia, do you have room for any furniture in your house?