Tag Archives: Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game

A GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT A GREAT MAH JONGG PERSON!

Our wonderful friend Toby Salk, is featured in this terrific article from Oakland Magazine. If you live in Northern California’s East Bay Area and have always wanted to learn the great game of Mah Jongg, or you just need a lesson to refresh your game , or are looking for a group to gather with for game play, Toby is the person to contact at tobysmj@gmail.com.

Oh, and by the way, check out the book in Toby’s hands!!!

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THE POWER OF WOMEN WHO DO…

“The Power of Women Who Do”…that’s the motto of Hadassah and I am so very honored and proud to be a guest speaker at their Westchester, New York Mah Jongg event on Friday, September 9th – I hope you will be able to join me!Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.43.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.43.52 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.56.00 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.56.41 PM

THERE’S NOT MUCH TIME LEFT…

Our wonderful friends at www.wherethewindsblow.com are having a big 4th of July sale – stock up on beautiful new sets, Mah Jongg accessories, and everything you always wanted for your Mah Jongg table (including Mah Jongg tables!) while the sale is on…and, WTWB has a certain book included in this sale – it’s a great hostess gift, even for people who don’t play Mah Jongg!Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.00.47 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.03.22 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.03.43 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.04.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.04.29 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.04.42 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.05.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.05.22 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.05.40 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-01 at 8.05.57 PM

THANK YOU TO THE JCC!

WOW! The JCC of Southern Nevada is going all-out for my talk on Thursday, July 21st, followed by the next three days for the exciting World Championship of Mah Jongg sponsored by Destination Mah Jongg and the JCC of Southern Nevada – hope you will be there!!!Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 9.05.49 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-14 at 8.58.54 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-14 at 8.59.14 PM

Click here to register for only for the reception.

Click here to register for the reception and the World Championship.

A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

Thursday, April 14th finally came around and the Stay Strong and Mahj On benefit took place at Sarabeth’s for a yummy lunch, an afternoon of Mah Jongg, lots of candy for snacking during game play, and a welcome gift of a fabulous Baggu with the SSAMO logo proudly printed on the front. There were also great prizes handed out during the day for special winning hands.  I think it is fair to say that we all had such a great time! Enjoy the photos of a very memorable day…IMG_0001The much-loved Linda Feinstein, our honorary chair of the event. IMG_0004 IMG_0005 IMG_0006Barney G. was – as always – the life of the party. We were all so happy that he was there!IMG_1521IMG_0007Here is Alexis with her inspiration, her wonderful mother, Blair. IMG_0040Three of the OMs and my cousin Linda. 

Here are photos of most of the raffle winners. First, the most sought-after prize: the For the Collector package with a fabulous vintage Mah Jongg set along with one of my vintage-style Mah Jongg table covers.IMG_0064The beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness Set donated by our dear friend Lynn, the owner of www.wherethewindsblow.comIMG_0015The Coffee, Coffee, Coffee package winner with a $50 Starbucks gift certificate, a Chambord Press Pot, 3 lbs. of coffee, 2 vintage-inspired Mah Jongg mugs, and an assortment of milk chocolate and dark chocolate-covered coffee beans:IMG_0065The Vino Veritas package containing a case of fabulous wine plus 4 Reidel wine tumblers, a Corkcicle, and a wine stopper. IMG_0066The Let Me Entertain You package containing a set of SmorgasBorges CDs, a beautiful scented candle, a bottle of wine and 2 Reidel wine glasses, a ceramic bowl by J. Warner, and a signed copy of Lior Lev Sercarz’s book, The Art of Blending + 5 jars of his amazing spice blends; all packed in a beautiful and eco-friendly basket.IMG_0067The Read and Write to your Heart’s Content package with a $50 gift certificate to the Corner Bookstore, a Moleskine notebook and accessories, a hand-crafted wooden pen, and lastly, a signed copy of Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game!IMG_0068How lucky is this winner? A gift certificate for one of Tracie Martyn‘s famous Red Carpet Facial plus some of her products.IMG_0069For the Little Loves in Our Lives package – won by a new dog owner! The package contains a $100 gift certificate to Canine Styles, a chock-full of great goodies gift basket (tied with pink ribbon!) from Unleashed, and a bully stick and an antler. This is one lucky puppy!IMG_0070YUM!!! A signed copy of Lior Lev Sercarz’s book, The Art of Blending + 5 jars of his amazing spice blends, Gracious Gourmet‘s chutneys and tea towels, and a huge basket filled to over-flowing with goodies from Grace’s MarketplaceIMG_0071We Love Sarabeth’s! Need I say more?! Many thanks to Sarabeth’s for a wonderful day!IMG_0072Feeling Good! $125 gift card to the Equinox Spa, Haircut with Paul Labrecque, Caviar Luxe Pedicure at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s La Prairie spa, and to finish it all off, a manicure!IMG_00736 friends will enjoy an exclusive party at bluemercury, including a makeup artist, goodie bags, refreshments, and after-hours scheduling!IMG_0074Looking Fabulous! A tote bag and $100 gift certificate from J McLaughlin, a beautiful necklace by Luanne Vrattos, and a personal styling consultation with Susan Lawrence, Stylist/Personal Shopper. IMG_0075Dine Like Royalty! And she will with her $250 gift certificate for dinner for 2 at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges.IMG_0076The Melissa Joy Manning $600 necklace and the Mah Jongg at Home and On the Road package were also won but we weren’t able to get the winner’s photographs. I do know that they were thrilled with their great wins.  And once the day was over, Alexis, Blair, Caroline, and I had Mimosa’s and Dirty Martinis – definitely needed when the day ended!Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 10.28.48 PM

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy…IMG_0011IMG_0024 IMG_0025IMG_0029IMG_0031IMG_0032IMG_0034IMG_0035

MAH JONGG IS EVERYWHERE!

The other day I received five different emails from friends, all telling me about the lamp in the window of Oriental Lamp and Shade on Lexington Avenue in NYC. My friend Andrea actually took a photo of the lamp and sent it to me in her email…Mah Jongg really is everywhere!IMG_0545I just received an email from my dear friend, S1 – she actually went over to the shop and spoke to the owner and he is willing to carry Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game (well, at least one copy!) in the store…let’s see if I can convince him to put it in the window! Many thanks and lots of hugs to S1!!!