William Masters of Masters & Johnson fame. Our town’s Masters recalled the late night he received a phone call from a woman who pleaded, “Doctor, I need your help!”
World Series weather without the World Series – yet. When natives say, “it’s like a sunny weekend,” he means no frigid temps, snow or hail. Poise, wit, charm, chic are the words that can best describe the crowds on the town during Easter weekend. During the traditional Easter brunch at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Convention Commission’s prez Kitty Ratcliffe glowed over the prospects of hosting the National Catholic Education Association’s convention here in April, 2017. She was surrounded by Saks Fifth Avenue wardrobe stylist Eric Luebbert, Kim and Sharon Tucci.
Sharon said she’s strategizing a beachhead in China of her Talent Plus Entertainment, which now nationally covers here casinos and U.S. Army posts. Kim is polishing up his gavel for the auction-dinner to benefit Rainbow Village Friday night at the Four Seasons where Muny chief Dennis Reagan will be honored. Then we toasted the skilled GM of the Ritz, Douglas Chang.
ZOE ROBINSON did a Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce” at her swelegant two restaurants on Wydown Boulevard. Directly across the street from each other, both Les Freres and I Fratelli were standing room only.
At the former, radiologist Dr. John Niemeyer hosted his wife, Maureen, and their children – Dr. Katy Niemeyer and Matthew Niemeyer, a resident medic at Mallinckrodt Radiology BJC Across the street at I Fratelli, attorney Darold Crotzer and his wife, Jeri, filled the columnist’s ears with their and others’ comings and goings. At Il Bel Lago, retired quality chief of Monsanto Tom Greenman and his wife, Nancy, continued to cheer the Blues win. Nearby: Dr. Virginia Weldon and her hub, Francis Austin. Also there were Karen and Barrye Sher. The crowd dining alfresco was treated to the voice of troubador Nick Calandro.