What a delightful week end it was when the very Reverend Monti Rock III was flown first class to Palm Springs to officiate the wedding of Debra Teolis and Robert Swan on 10/10/10. This was a four-day festival of lunches, pool parties, meet and greet, and of course, shopping. Deb, as we call her, spared no expense flying friends in from Ohio and Michigan. On the first night family and friends were all treated to a dinner party at Torme’s, which is owned by the daughter of famed singer Mel Torme. The jazz and music inspired restaurant has become a popular place for all of Palm Springs society.
For the ceremony the bride wore vintage gold and the groom wore an Armani suit. The guests definitely had that Palm Springs look. Everyone was delighted to see this high-powered couple tie the knot. The flowers for the ceremony were incredible while the photography was provided by Ed Foster and I had a small film crew to video the affair.
On Monday there was a farewell brunch at Spencer’s where the bride and groom gave everyone a beautiful piece of crystal as a remembrance of the occasion. At the same time the guests were all encouraged to write a brief note to the lovely couple about the wedding. Guests were shuttled by bus, limousines and taxis. Pictures of Debra and Robert will be posted in What’s On for all to enjoy.
While in Palm Springs my guest was the lovely Jeanne Baer, a long time resident of Palm Springs, who was kind enough to guide my tour of Palm Dessert and share her shopping insights. It was interesting listening to the stories of the late Sonny Bono when he was mayor of Palm Springs and to know that now his widow is currently seeking that office. My friend Douglas Galloway offered me one of his three bedroom homes to enjoy whenever I’m in the area. What a delight!
Next time a wedding is booked in the Las Vegas area call the very Reverend Monti Rock III for an exceptional event.
Las Vegas tennis icons, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, were joined by many celebrities as well as Kirk Kerkorian at this year’s Grand Slam event. Andre explained how Mr Kerkorian helped the Agassi family after the terrible fire at the MGM in the1990′s.
What’s happening with Donny & Marie Osmond and Chip Lightman? What’s the disagreement? My sources tell me Donny and Marie’s contract with Lightman reporatedly had expired and they want out. These things should never go public.
Paige O’Hara has arrived back home in Las Vegas after her two week vacation and Disney commitments were concluded in London. She’ll be returning to Menopause the Musical while the voice of Belle continues as Beauty and the Beast has been released in Blue-Ray.
The political arena is getting hot and sweaty. He said… she said… they said… who gives a damn?
If you’re one of those folks always talking about bringing back the big band sound here’s your chance. Frank Sinatra, Jr. will be performing with his big big band at the Orleans on October 19 in Sinatra Sings Sinatra. I can hear the swoons now.
This is some of the best news I’ve read in a long, long time. Pet-Stay Las Vegas has been created by Caesars Palace, Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino and the Imperial Palace. Special amenities for dogs weighing 50 pounds or less are being provided for those who simply don’t want to leave their best friend at home when visiting Las Vegas. Pet-Stay Las Vegas has taken into account all the necessities for fido. It’s all provided for a very nominal up-grade fee. I told you it was good news!
A brief address about gay bashing. As a gay gentleman I was never one to be bullied. Maybe because in my youth being gay was very secretive and very quiet. We didn’t “out” each other. When I began on television in the early 1960′s everyone knew I was gay. My anthem, Get Dancin’ was a gay record… I Want To Dance With You! We gays have to stick together and form an alliance to have tolerance. It’s the Internet, Facebook and all the stuff that plays into bashing. We have to have tolerance. When it comes to bashing, there but for the grace of God go I, Monti Rock III, a gay icon.