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4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 The Palm Beach Post w SECTION F COMING UP Are you ready for an UN-vacation? The Bahamas' Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat has offered a tranquil oasis for 30 years. SUNDAY IN TRAVEL INSIDE FAMILIES Don't even think about toilet training until you're sure your child is ready, Dr. Brazelton advises. PAGE 3F Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee and Lake Communities AND MOSES SAID, ACCENT Thorn Smith it7 mm wtsMi i( W n- r r Show unveils the private side of Jackie Long before Princess Di, photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy Onas-' sis were among the most coveted in the world. During JFK's Senate and Religious-themed books are top holiday sellers even Charlton Heston has a Bible-based book in stores. But with so many choices and price ranges, which ones make good gifts? COFFEE TABLE ! M : -9 White House years, Jacques Lowe served as the family's personal photographer. From the thousands of behind-the-scenes photo- If V ' I graphs Lowe shot, I J I 75 were selected for MT-' Jw I "A TViKntn tn Toflf- RELIGIONS ie," which will be displayed Monday evening at the Mar- n WORLD jj Onassis Religions of the World (by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer, Transedition Ltd, 160 pages, $29.95). This illustrated pilgrimage across the landscape of the world's great beliefs is a handsome volume that covers the major aspects, creeds and festivals of 10 religious traditions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Bahai. Colorful photos, charts and maps H IK HUM II 1 f Km Give your accountant that sinking feeling: Raise the cash and you can own props from the movie Titanic, courtesy of the J. Peterman catalog. But perish the thought of owning the gown (above) worn by actress Kate Winslet. It was sold on Tuesday for $ 1 1 ,500. Saying no to J. Peterman a Titanic effort REFERENCE Prayers in Stone (by Alexander Liberman, Random House, 195 pages, $65.) is a splendid book filed with photographs and commentary on religious architecture and sculpture. The Russian-born photographer's displays of ancient temples in Greece and Rome fill 14 chapters with brilliant color exteriors and interior shots of places such as St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome . It's taken years for me to break the catalog spell. I now know that even if I own, say, a boxy, cropped, cotton-blend sweater a-Lago Club. The event benefits the Leukemia Society and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Lymphoma Research Fund. Lowe will be there. Also Tiffany's design director John Lorlng, with whom Onassis edited six books. For reservations, call 478-8550. The show must go on Controversy hangs like a cloud over the band Oasis and no doubt has helped make it one of the hottest acts in rock. But when the band's agent called Jon Stoll of Fantasma Productions, he was in a real tizzy over its Feb. 5 West Palm Beach date. "Are we playing for the Moonies?" the agent asked Stoll, who after initial befuddlement, put him at ease. "He was confused," Stoll said. "He heard the Moonies (Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church) had taken over the West Palm Beach Auditorium and that the band would be playing for some Moonie mass meeting. "To rock people in England, Moonies and Jehovah's Witnesses are all the same." Stoll assured him the show was on and for a receptive audience. Let's just hope Oasis shows up this time. A September 1996 auditorium appearance was scrubbed when Oasis' front-men the battling Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam temporarily broke up the band. Burt's with 'King' for a day . Vv ' iv X wm-mmmZmmm y mumwm LmmMjS in II ill I in okra, I will not be befriended by a gaggle of well-scrubbed, lank-haired models and invited to their clam bake. I will never harvest fall apples in my hip-skimming Shetland wool turtle-neck with a posse of perfectly THOUGHT PROVOKING Nicole Piscopo Fashion Editor JI C A MM Y RTER Hi Sources of Strength: Meditation on Scripture for a Living Faith (by Jimmy Carter, Random House, 253 pages, $23). A predictable and helpful volume of 52 sermonettes by the former U.S. president are based on Bible passages. Carter has taught Sunday school for most of his life and he shares his wisdom along with vignettes from his remarkable life in these commentaries. Topics include: The Art of Forgiving, Letting in the Lord and the Cost of Grace. t I if-- '"V The phoenix keeps rising. You won't see Burt Reynolds, but you'll hear his voice Sunday on King of the Hill (8:30 p.m., WFLX-Channel 29). He'll be M.F. Thath-erton, described as Hank's sleazy competitor. Stockard Channing also con- torsoed college mmmm boys, unless they are my sons. I won't sprout big white teeth. Yes, I'm onto J. Crew. But I'm still a sucker for the similarly monikered J. Peterman. I devour the J. Peterman catalog, measuring my level of sophistication and knowledge of geography by the number of far-flung locales I can narrow down by continent. And although J. Peterman is infinitely mocked (on Seinfeld and in a perfect parody of the catalog, called . Pretension) I take comfort in knowing . that there is no shortage of souls like me who believe that by owning a melton wool pea coat in slate, they too will transcend the Starbucks in Peoria and sip their brew at a spy-laden coffeehaus in Budapest. And now, the mail-order catalog is upping the fantasy ante with the new Titanic line. No, they're not spinning romantic prose about the real Titanic. ("She spoke Italian. Wore a kerchief. Steerage class, I think. No room in my lifeboat, but I remember thinking 'That dress. Black wool. Stiff, but intrigu- Please see PISC0P05F Reynolds tributes her voice to the mix. MORE BOOK REVIEWS, PAGE 6F Wholly Moses! He has parted the Red Sea, painted the Sistine Chapel, baptized Jesus and played God in movies. So, editing the Bible was easy. And Charlton Heston has done that in time for holiday shopping. "I have no ecclesiastical credentials," Heston said. "I'm dealing with this as a storyteller. And, this side of Shakespeare, there is no better writing in the language." INTERVIEW, PAGE 6F ROB BARGESTAFF ARTIST A gathering of 'Goddesses' "I maintain that all women are GITs Goddesses-in-training. This book teaches them how to be GGs Graduate Goddesses." Palm Beach author Joella Cain on her new book, The Venus Image. She'll sign copies this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Classic Bookstore, 310 S. County Road in Palm Beach. Do you look like Santa (or know someone who does)? HO, HO, HO, HELP! We're cooking up some special holiday goodies for you, dear readers, but to make them work we need to hear from you: Tell us about your special ornaments Do you have a favorite Christmas tree ornament one that's been in your family for years or one that has special significance? Tell us what makes the ornament special, and include a ninture if Dossible. We'll feature ornaments in an Share your Christmas miracles We're looking for heartwarming tales of holiday surprises. Maybe your soldier husband got home on furlough just in time for Christmas Mass. Maybe a child's holiday wish was granted at the last minute by an unlikely source. Heck, maybe you and your pregnant wife somehow got a room at a no-vacancy inn on a snowy Christmas Eve. Share your Christmas miracles with us. By Dec. 12, send a short description of the event, along with your name, address and daytime phone number to: Christmas Miracles Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164696 Or fax us: 8204445. Or e-mail us: wwgoPBI.comtellthepost Do you or someone you know neighbor, co-worker, plumber look like Santa Claus? Might he be the jolly old elf? Send us a photo of your nominee. We'll choose finalists and hold a special Santa competition to determine the winner. And trust us: The prize will be better than cookies and milk! Please be sure to include your name and phone number as well as the name and phone number (and a picture!) of your nominee. Send entries by Dec. 10 to: Santa Look-Alikes Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164696 I". si ,;- I. ", t. . I ir I lull Tl I " 1 upcoming Home & Garden section. Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 8. Send to: Holiday Ornaments Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4696 LOREN G. HOSACK1989 STAFF FILE PHOTO

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