Cher Public

Coffee break

La Cieca (pictured, in her dreams) would like to pause just a moment in her editrixing duties for a spot of housekeeping, by which she doesn’t mean she’s finally going to get rid of those hideous drapes (though goodness knows she should!) but rather to salute our sponsors and to remind you, the cher public, how you can help spread the word about your favorite parterre box material, if any.  

First, let’s blow a kiss and take a bow to’s loyal advertisers, which group includes in the month of October

If you want to deliver the message about your event to the loyal and erudite readers of, please refer to our advertising rate card.

Now, dear readers, a quick reminder that you can inform your friends and associates of the latest news and scandale on simply by clicking on one of the social media buttons that may be found just below each parterre story.

Ideally La Cieca prefers that Facebook users click on “Share” since that action will insert the current post as a status update in your news feed.  This “Share” uses the familiar Facebook interface.

“Like” is also okay and perhaps a little easier. Your choice.

Those of you who use Twitter are also requested to click on the “Tweet” button, which will create a new tweet for you on your account with the headline of the current posting.

Again, you will notice that the popup uses the interface you know already from Twitter.

If you have any questions or suggestions for changes to the social media buttons (or anything else) on, you are invited to comment below.

Thank you for your time, cher public, and have a joyous October!

  • zinka

    …and who deserves it more??????????????????

  • manou

    Sorry to be a thorn in La Cieca’s side -- just a few remarks:

    1. Can we revert to numbered comments? When a long discussion takes place it is sometimes awkward to follow who said what to whom.

    2. Is it possible to reinstate the buttons that directed us to the previous or the next thread?

    3. How difficult would it be to have a “Like/Dislike” button?

    4. There is a box to tick under the comments that should “Notify me of follow-up comments via email”. Has this now been discontinued?

    5. Is it the case that some posters comments never appear in the “Recent comments” list above left?

    I am not trying to be trying -- but would be interested in some elucidation.

    (I have now ticked the “Follow-up” box)

    • Cicciabella

      I thought the follow-up emails dried up because there was something wrong with my account. Didn’t realise it was across the board.

  • WindyCityOperaman

    GRL looks spectacular in this picture. Sills’ funny story about singing an impromptu benefit concert aboard a cruise ship with Gypsy saying “If you pay to hear Beverly sing, you can stuff the dough down my bra. She’s got her thing, I’ve got mine!” I’ve also heard that her old lady Rose Hovick was really a horrible person.